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Scuba Dancing (Transita)
Scuba Dancing (Transita)
by Nicola Slade
Edition: Paperback

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Scuba Dancing, 24 July 2007
I enjoyed the wonderfully eccentric characters. It was what I would call a "comforting read"


Small Town Girl
Small Town Girl
by LaVyrle Spencer
Edition: Mass Market Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Small Town Girl by LaVyrle Spencer, 20 July 2007
Tess has come home, pressured by her two sisters to help their aged mother following a hip operation. Tess leaves behind, albeit, temporarily, her life as a singer in Nashville. Struggling to adapt, Tess feels uncomfortable with the amount of time, her mother's neighbour, Kevin spends with her mother. Worse still he was the "nerd" at school and suffered at the hands of Tess.

Tess takes a shine to Kevin's daughter Casey who is a wonderful singer. Together they spend time co-writing a song and when Tess offers to take Casey to Nashville so they can record the song, Kevin agreeds.

This is a wonderfully gentle story of remembering our roots, friends and love.


The Sullivan's Island (Lowcountry Tales (Paperback))
The Sullivan's Island (Lowcountry Tales (Paperback))
by Dorothea Benton Frank
Edition: Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Sullivan's Island: A Lowcountry Tale by Dorothea Benton Frank, 20 July 2007
Picked up at the UnCon ([...]) and read already! What a great book. I started this on Sunday night and by the end of Monday the book had been devoured.

It is the story of Susan, married to Tom and the mother of Beth. Susan is fairly happy, she had a tough childhood, but felt the love of her family and survived the upheavals she has endured. Working as a librarian, Susan leaves for work forgetting an important report. She returns home to find her husband of 16 years in bed with a younger woman. Susan's life suddenly changes.

There is a fabulous scene involving Susan getting her own back on Tom, involving some time in the bathroom, a toilet, a toothbrush and two bottles of aftershave. A woman scorned! Written with humour, even though, as readers we can feel Susan's pain.

To enable Susan to cope with the devestation she feels Susan flashes back to her childhood, her father and his values in an America which was struggling to that regardless of the colour of your skin everyone is equal. Susan has a very special relationship with the housekeeper, Livvy, who is black and is the descendant of slaves.

This is the story of love, friendship,forgiveness and equality. A really enjoyable book, one that I was disappointed to finish.


The Dangerous Sports Euthanasia Society (Transita)
The Dangerous Sports Euthanasia Society (Transita)
by Christine Coleman
Edition: Paperback

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Dangerous Sports Euthanasia Society, 21 Jun. 2007
What a super book, Only put down once I started it because various life events made me! The characters were written and developed with a sense of realness to them. I loved the character of Agnes, who at nearly 75 years "escapes" the old people's home she is residing in to visit her grandchildren. Once she has embarked upon her journey she meets new people and makes friends with those who want her to succeed in her quest. While Agnes is on her journey, her son Jack is on a different type of journey, he is struggling with his inner being, thinking back on perhaps the things he could have done differently, with his ex wife, his mother and with Monica his new partner. Jack is worried that something terrible has happened to Agnes. Meanwhile, a young and inexperienced policeman believes Jack is guilty of a serious crime.


Trial by Fire
Trial by Fire
by Benjamin Nicholls
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars Trial by Fire, 13 April 2007
This review is from: Trial by Fire (Paperback)
I'd been itching to read this one since I bought it, and read it over a couple of days....a page turner!

Written in a young adult style, it was the gentle story of a teenager who develops the family history bug. In general the genealogical aspects were well researched, with a little poetic license! Well pulled together and a delight to read.

Looking forward to the sequels.


The Sampler: A Miscellany of Other Peoples Lives, When Nothing Really Changes
The Sampler: A Miscellany of Other Peoples Lives, When Nothing Really Changes
by Judith S. Campbell
Edition: Hardcover

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Sampler: A Miscellany of Other Peoples Lives, When Nothing Really Changes, 1 Dec. 2006
What a great little book, only 133 pages, but simply delightful. There are no chapters in this book, but short stories about the owners of the the objects that the author inherited. Lovingly researched and threaded together, this is the genealogy of the author.

To me this was a fascinating read. We all have inherited items from family members and this book demonstates that it is possible to brings those items alive, along with the ancestors they belonged to


The Christmas Box
The Christmas Box
by Evans Richard Paul
Edition: Hardcover

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Christmas Box by Richard Paul Evans, 23 Sept. 2006
This review is from: The Christmas Box (Hardcover)
A lovely gentle book that is a real pleasure to read and understand. To me, a good book is one that remains with you long after you have read it, and this is one of the those books.


March of the Penguins - Luc Jacquet [DVD] [2005]
March of the Penguins - Luc Jacquet [DVD] [2005]
Dvd ~ Luc Jacquet
Offered by best_value_entertainment
Price: £1.26

7 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars March of the Penguins, 16 May 2006
An amazing account of the Penguins and their continuing fight for survival. Brilliant camera work & photography.


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