Monthly Archives: August 2014

Half a World Away – Cynthia Kadohada

The enduring, unconditional, and transformative powers of family and love flow through this novel and immediately draw the reader in.  Jaden, an 11 year old boy adopted a few years ago, constantly struggles with the feeling that he’s not good … Continue reading

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The Caller – Juliet Marillier

Neryn was content to snuggle down for the winter in Shadowfell, but the pressing need to find the remaining two Guardians was nagging.  She has been trained by Guardians of water and earth and nowneeds to learn from the Guardian … Continue reading

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The King’s Curse – Philippa Gregory

Margaret Pole was careful, oh so very careful.  She had been quietly married to a nice, obedient knight, Sir Richard Pole.  She lived far away from court in Ludlow Castle with her husband who was guardian for Arthur, Prince of … Continue reading

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The Second Deadly Sin – Asa Larsson, Laurie Thompson (Translated By)

Little Marcus has been traumatized by witnessing the murder of his grandmother.  He feels secure only when he is with the dogs belonging to police dog handler, Krister Eriksson.  So Eriksson kindly humors Marcus by letting him be a wild … Continue reading

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