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Remedy for Love

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ISBN: 9781616204785
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Published: Algonquin Books - June 30th, 2015

This delightful novel has romance, suspense and two characters you won't soon forget. When fate throws Eric and Danielle, two unlikely companions, together to wait out Maine's "storm of the century" in a remote cabin without central heat, electricity or indoor plumbing, you know anything can happen. Add to the mix the fact that both are emotionally fragile, and there are the makings of a compelling story. I did put down this book to get some sleep - but barely. This is the perfect novel with which to hunker down in a snowstorm, next to a cozy fire, with a glass of mulled wine. Enjoy! ~ Reviewed by Gail King

Everything I Never Told You

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ISBN: 9780143127550
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Published: Penguin Books - May 12th, 2015

As this novel opens, sixteen year old Lydia Lee, daughter of Chinese American James Lee and his Caucasian wife Marilyn, is dead. What follows is a complex tale about families and the tragedies that can befall them, about dreams and high expectations and what happens when thing don't work out. Don't miss this beautifully written, powerful debut novel. ~ Reviewed by Gail King

Girls of August

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ISBN: 9780446698313
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - July 14th, 2015

Put this novel at the top of your "beach reads" pile. Three best friends, whose husbands were in medical school together, spend two weeks at a luxurious, isolated beach house with the fourth doctor's new, young, beautiful third wife. The snarkiness alone kept me chuckling throughout. But it also drives home themes of long-standing friendship, loyalty and acceptance. A quick and enjoyable read. ~ Reviewed by Gail King

Raindrops Roll

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By April Pulley Sayre, April Pulley Sayre (Photographs by)
ISBN: 9781481420648
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Published: Beach Lane Books - January 6th, 2015

Sayre has done it again! She has provided a fabulous addition to the body of Science books for young people. The focus is on rain, raindrops and the water cycle. The lyrical text invites reading aloud. The outstanding photographs invite hours of examination. This book is a gem. ~ Reviewed by Gail King

A Fine Dessert

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By Emily Jenkins, Sophie Blackall (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780375868320
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Published: Schwartz & Wade - January 27th, 2015

Four families, four centuries, four cities, one dessert: blackberry fool. This wonderful Social Studies-themed story should please children - and their teachers who are concerned with the Common Core – as it shows changes in food, technology and families in the creation of a favorite dessert. Recipe included! ~ Reviewed by Gail King

Gingerbread for Liberty

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By Mara Rockliff, Vincent X. Kirsch (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780544130012
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - January 27th, 2015

What a delightful way to introduce young elementary students to Social Studies! This tale, based on a true story, tells of the German baker who helped win the American Revolution by baking bread for General Washington’s troops and luring the Hessians away from the British army with his delicious gingerbread. Yummy illustrations and a recipe for gingerbread add to the fun. ~ Reviewed by Gail King


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