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ISBN: 9781451627930
Availability: Hard to Find - May no longer be available
Published: Simon & Schuster - March 4th, 2014

When an unidentified and unconscious accident victim is admitted to Dr. Charlotte Reese’s ICU unit, Charlotte has no idea how entwined their lives will become.

This medical drama sucked me in from its beginning. ~ Reviewed by Gail King

The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry

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ISBN: 9781616203214
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Algonquin Books - April 1st, 2014

An utterly charming tribute to books, bookstores and booksellers everywhere, this is a story about transformation and second chances, as well. The literary references are simply an added bonus.

After the death of his young wife, A. J. Fikry, quirky owner of Island Books, finds his life in a downward spiral. He’s depressed; he’s drinking too much; he’s alienated almost everyone he knows; and, to top it all off, his most prized possession, a rare collection of Poe poems, has been stolen. Then, an unexpected package is left in his bookstore, and his life is transformed.

I wistfully turned the last page at 1:00 AM, sorry it had ended but delighted to have read it. Pick it up for a satisfying, irresistible read. ~ Reviewed by Gail King

The Ghosts of Tupelo Landing

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ISBN: 9780803736719
Availability: Hard to Find - May no longer be available
Published: Kathy Dawson Books - February 4th, 2014

Fans of Three Times Lucky are in for a treat with this companion book, told in the incomparable voice of Miss Mo LoBeau. An intriguing new character joins the regular denizens of Tupelo Landing, NC, for this novel - part mystery, part ghost story, entirely delightful! ~ Reviewed by Gail King

A Star for Mrs. Blake

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ISBN: 9780307958846
Availability: Special Order
Published: Knopf Publishing Group - January 14th, 2014

Set against a little known historical event, this novel follows five American Gold Star mothers who travel to France to visit the graves of their soldier-sons in the years after WWI and whose lives are forever changed by their journey. Poignant and memorable. ~ Reviewed by Gail King


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