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The Woman With the Blue Star

Book Review The Woman with the Blue Star by Pam Jenoff How far would you go to save your life? To save the life of a girl staring up at you, out of a sewer grate? The Woman with the Blue Star is a heartfelt tale of triumph and determination, and a moving witness of …

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The Girl in His Shadow

Book Review The Girl in His Shadow by Audrey Blake Sometimes, I find myself on the first page of a book and immediately know — there’s something special here. Barely a few words in, the story already screams five stars. It’s a rare and elusive sort of magic. Indescribable, except for the gut-feeling of a …

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The Last Thing He Told Me

Book Review The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave About the book: (From the publisher) Before Owen Michaels disappears, he manages to smuggle a note to his beloved wife of one year: Protect her. Despite her confusion and fear, Hannah Hall knows exactly to whom the note refers: Owenโ€™s sixteen-year-old daughter, Bailey. Bailey, who lost …

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A Gambling Man

Book Review A Gambling Man by David Baldacci Easy to read and packed with adventure, I always enjoy Baldacci’s stories. And A Gambling Man was no exception! About A Gambling Man: (From the publisher): Aloysius Archer, the straight-talking World War II veteran fresh out of prison, returns in this riveting new thriller from #1 New York …

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Agatha Christie Mystery Challenge

She’s called the Queen of Crime. And with over 70 mysteries to her name, it’s little wonder why. Agatha Christie has long been a favourite author over here at The 52 Book Club. (She was our author of the year on our very first challenge!) Her mysteries include favourites like And Then There Were None, …

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The Arctic Fury

Book Review The Arctic Fury by Greer Macallister I pick books by their covers all the time. And this was one that had me hooked from the instant I first saw it on #bookstagram. Better yet? The story features an all-female arctic expedition AND a murder trial. Intrigued? So was I! About The Arctic Fury: …

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The Venice Sketchbook

Book Review The Venice Sketchbook by Rhys Bowen The city of Venice — could there be a more romantic setting? Bestselling author, Rhys Bowen, truly captures the charm of this ancient, Italian port. Her writing is vivid, inviting readers to experience the sights, smells, and tastes of a city built along the canals in this …

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Book Giveaway: Elizabeth & Margaret

BOOK GIVEAWAY Elizabeth & Margaret: The Intimate World of the Windsor Sisters**Giveaway open to Canada or US residents** We’re wrapping up the month of March with another giveaway! I have always been a fan of all things royal. And when it comes to royal biographies, there’s one author that stands out — Andrew Morton. From …

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The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek

Book Review The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson When I think about characters with blue skin, I immediately assume that I must be reading some sort of fantasy novel. But this book explores the inspired-by-real-life story of the blue-skinned people of Troublesome Creek and Kentucky’s incredibly courageous pack-horse librarians. An intensely …

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The Women of Chateau Lafayette

Book Review The Women of Chateau Lafayette by Stephanie Dray An epic saga from bestselling author, Stephanie Dray, this novel is based on the true story of Chateau Lafayette and the three, fierce-hearted women who protect its legacy. About the book: Most castles are protected by powerful men. This one by women… A founding mother…1774. …

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