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That Kennedy Girl by Robert DeMaria
That Kennedy Girl by Robert DeMaria
2.0 out of 5 stars A strange book., 19 Jun 2014
The Kennedys have always been a tragic family, so much promise cut short without fulfilling their destiny, & Kick was no exception. A sad story, not particularly well told. The author writes as if she were there all the time, & the characters make speeches to each other. I don't think I'll be reading this again.
Croissants and Jam (a romantic comedy) by Lynda Renham
2.0 out of 5 stars Very predictable tosh., 13 Jun 2014
This story was quite amusing but really predictable from the time Bels met Christian on the plane. The only question was how many stupid situations they would get into before the final chapter, I did start to count but I lost the will to live half way through.
Why do some authors write a whole book in present tense? It's really annoying. I won't be reading any more of her books, and am deleting this one.
One Summer: America 1927 by Bill Bryson
One Summer: America 1927 by Bill Bryson
Not the norm for Bill Bryson, but a good read nevertheless. I found the wealth of detail on the events of 1927 astonishing -who would have thought that so much happened in that year. I didn't understand a word of the baseball chapters, but I'm sure someone will! However, the story of Babe Ruth's exploits, both on and off the pitch, make today's "sporting heroes" seem a bit tame in comparison. Altogether an interesting, informative book, told with enough tongue in cheek to remind the reader that Bill Bryson reigns supreme. Recommended.

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