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Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,200 - Total Helpful Votes: 196 of 238
Merry Christmas, Henry by Aubrey Wynne
Merry Christmas, Henry by Aubrey Wynne
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
If you want a heartwarming, delightful, heartfelt and truly inspiring story of pure optimism, goodness, love and hope which you can just read over a cup of your morning coffee, Merry Christmas, Henry by Aubrey Wynne may just be the right read for you. Short, sweet and just plain inspiring, this absolute gem of a great story shouldn’t be passed up.

Beautifully written, it is about Henry who is a night guard at a Chicago museum. He leads a quiet life occupying the fourth floor of a dilapidated building, without any eventful happening. But that is about to change when two priceless paintings are donated by a rich collector to the museum. One was a priceless Rubens but it was the… Read more
The Good Know Nothing: A California Century Myster&hellip by Ken Kuhlken
The Good Know Nothing by Ken Kuhlken is the seventh California Century Mystery featuring Los Angeles police detective Tom Hickey. The story begins during the height of the summer of 1936, a period marked by uncertainty and poverty, known in history as The Great Depression and Dust Bowl era. Detective Tom Hickey’s father, Charlie Hickey, had disappeared under mysterious circumstances when he and his sister were still young. Now an old friend comes to Tom with a book manuscript that could clear the mystery. And Tom, a hard-nosed police detective that he is, is determined to see the matter to its logical conclusion.

The manuscript given to Tom is almost similar to another published… Read more
The Magician's Land (Magicians Trilogy) by Lev Grossman
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
The Magicians trilogy is the New York Times bestselling science fiction urban fantasy novel about a young man practicing magic in the real world. The Magician's Land is the stunning conclusion to the trilogy, following The Magicians and The Magician King. Author Lev Grossman continues the magical tale of Quentin Coldwater, and over a period of three books the character has gone through dramatic transformation. As with the previous books in the trilogy, The Magician’s Land is also full of wit and humor.

Though the trilogy started with a bang with The Magicians, the pace and brilliance slightly dipped in the second installment, The Magician King. However, the third and final book… Read more