The Mango Tree: A Memoir of Fruit, Florida, and Felony
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by Cathy Carmode Lim
22h ago
This review contains affiliate links, which earn me a small commission when you click and purchase, at no extra cost to you. Thank you for supporting my small business and allowing me to continue providing you a reliable resource for clean book ratings. Annabelle Tometich is taken off-guard when her mother, Josefina, calls her one morning from the county jail. The newspaper food critic learns that her mom has been arrested because she shot at the car of a man who was taking mangoes off her prize tree. When she shares that information with her brother and sister, they get it. No one, but no one ..read more
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Hunt the Stars (Starlight’s Shadow, book 1)
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by Cathy Carmode Lim
2d ago
This review contains affiliate links, which earn me a small commission when you click and purchase, at no extra cost to you. Thank you for supporting my small business and allowing me to continue providing you a reliable resource for clean book ratings. Octavia Zarola and her small crew have been tight-knit since their time fighting in the war between the human federation and the aliens known as Valoffs. Their bounty hunting work just keeps them fed and her ship mostly running. When Tavi gets an offer of work from a ruthless former Valovian general, she’d really rather tell him where to stick ..read more
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Twelfth Knight
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by Cathy Carmode Lim
3d ago
This review contains affiliate links, which earn me a small commission when you click and purchase, at no extra cost to you. Thank you for supporting my small business and allowing me to continue providing you a reliable resource for clean book ratings. Viola Reyes is not generally known for being warm and fuzzy, friendly and welcoming. She’s annoyed with other people more often than not, just wants things to get done the way they should, and to have fun the way she wants to — playing ConQuest (think Dungeons and Dragons) with a small group of other teens and retreating on her own into the MMO ..read more
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Thornhedge
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by Meaghan Ward
1w ago
This review contains affiliate links, which earn me a small commission when you click and purchase, at no extra cost to you. Thank you for supporting my small business and allowing me to continue providing you a reliable resource for clean book ratings. On the day of Toadling’s birth, she was stolen from her family by the fairies. However, instead of meeting the traditionally horrible fate most children face at the hands of faeries, she grew up safe and loved in the warm waters of faerie land. Once she’s an adult, though, the fae ask a simple favor of Toadling — that she return to the human wo ..read more
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Recipe for a Charmed Life
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by Cathy Carmode Lim
1w ago
This review contains affiliate links, which earn me a small commission when you click and purchase, at no extra cost to you. Thank you for supporting my small business and allowing me to continue providing you a reliable resource for clean book ratings.  Georgia May Jackson has loved cooking her whole life, from the years she remembers as a little girl watching Julia Child with her mother. She’s been training and working in Paris for a decade, and now she is just about to achieve her dream of running her own restaurant there. But the events of just one day may have ruined that dream ..read more
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Bridesmaid for Hire
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by Cathy Carmode Lim
1w ago
This review contains affiliate links, which earn me a small commission when you click and purchase, at no extra cost to you. Thank you for supporting my small business and allowing me to continue providing you a reliable resource for clean book ratings. After years of working her tail off at her event-planning business, Maggie Mitchell is ready for a vacation. With nothing on her mind but R&R, she’s enjoying the warm weather of Bora Bora when in saunters Brody McFadden, her brother’s best friend and also her sworn enemy. Thanks to years of tension between the two—kicked off by a make-out s ..read more
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Read with Jenna content ratings for 2023
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by Cathy Carmode Lim
2w ago
Jenna Bush Hager chooses books every month for a book club on the “Today” show. This list is her picks from 2023, in descending order from December down to January. I’ve found that most of hers tend to be rated high. Only two of these 12 are rated less than high, and that’s moderate. Click on each to read more about the books and the details on their ratings. We Must Not Think of Ourselves, by Lauren Grodstein – Moderate The Sun Sets in Singapore, by Kehinde Fadipe – High How to Say Babylon, by Safiya Sinclair – Moderate Amazing Grace Adams, by Fran Littlewood – High Summer Sisters, by Judy Bl ..read more
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I Cheerfully Refuse
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by Craig Smith
2w ago
This review contains affiliate links, which earn me a small commission when you click and purchase, at no extra cost to you. Thank you for supporting my small business and allowing me to continue providing you a reliable resource for clean book ratings.  The late Gordon Lightfoot gave the world a song in 1976 that proposed the idea that Lake Superior is a living entity, with moods, desires, and the ability to claim people and things as her own. Without referencing that work, Leif Enger in I Cheerfully Refuse furthers the concept of this inland sea as a sentient being, and rat ..read more
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The Sun Sets in Singapore
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by Cathy Carmode Lim
2w ago
This review contains affiliate links, which earn me a small commission when you click and purchase, at no extra cost to you. Thank you for supporting my small business and allowing me to continue providing you a reliable resource for clean book ratings. From Goodreads: Dara, a workaholic lawyer from the UK, is on the brink of partnership at her firm. Estranged from her mother, and perpetually uncomfortable around her hypercompetitive colleagues, her insecurities intensify exponentially when Lani, a new hire from Geneva (and a fellow British Nigerian), is assigned to work on what should have be ..read more
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We Must Not Think of Ourselves
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by Cathy Carmode Lim
2w ago
This review contains affiliate links, which earn me a small commission when you click and purchase, at no extra cost to you. Thank you for supporting my small business and allowing me to continue providing you a reliable resource for clean book ratings.  From Goodreads: We Must Not Think of Ourselves is a heart-wrenching story of love and defiance set in the Warsaw Ghetto, based on the actual archives kept by those determined to have their stories survive World War II. On a November day in 1940, Adam Paskow becomes a prisoner in the Warsaw Ghetto, where the Jews of the city are cut off fr ..read more
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