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Reviews by viviselphie

Hollywood Park
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May 28 2020 – 04:36 PM

A Superb Memoir

Hollywood Park is an amazing memoir of life affected by poverty as well as the results from...

Wake Up, Wanda Wiley
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Apr 14 2020 – 05:32 PM

Blah

Andrew Diamond moves away from thrillers with the somewhat magical story of Wanda Riley. Wanda...

The Vanishing Deep
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Jan 21 2020 – 04:46 PM

Enjoyable

The Vanishing Deep is a post-apocalyptic world covered by water. This adds new dimensions to...

American Homemaker
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Nov 06 2019 – 10:41 AM

Long and Meandering

It took fooorrrrever for me to finish this. It stars off well peaking my interesting the...

She's Out
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Oct 29 2019 – 05:57 PM

Good for TV, Not for Book

After I finished the sequel to Widows, I swore I was done with teh series. But Lynda La Plante...

The Whisper Man
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Oct 24 2019 – 03:13 PM

Thrilling

I really enjoyed this mystery. When father and son move after the mother dies, the son starts...

The Deep
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Oct 09 2019 – 10:58 AM

Lyrical

The Deep is the result of work by many voices. The boo written by Rivers Solomon is inspired y...

Trace of Evil
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Sep 12 2019 – 02:28 PM

Enjoyed

Trace of Evil gets a solid 3.5 stars. I enjoyed the story but any of the writing elements could...

Takes One to Know One
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Sep 10 2019 – 03:47 PM

Boring

Takes One to Know One is a basic mystery that is as boring as the main character's suburban...

Mother Knows Best
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Jul 08 2019 – 01:47 PM

Thrilling

Mother Knows Best looks at the emotional side of huge ethical questions involving embryotic...

The Gilded Wolves
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Jan 30 2019 – 03:12 PM

Loved It!

I absolutely loved The Gilded Wolves. Roshani Chokshi builds a beautiful world of magic and...

The Bird King
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Jan 09 2019 – 02:57 PM

A Fun Fantasy

The Bird King is a colorful tale set in the times when Spain is expanding it's land. Magic and...

Bluff
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Dec 10 2018 – 01:21 PM

Exciting

Bluff is more than just fashion and luncheons; the novels look at the greed, betrayal and...

Lost Arrow
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Nov 14 2018 – 03:00 PM

DIsapointed

I was pleased to win in the Pacific Ocean. Oceanographers ping on something below. The scan shows...

Murder Mile
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Sep 13 2018 – 01:26 PM

Thrilling

I really enjoyed Murder Mile. Often in a series about a character, tales get drawn out and the...

The Byline Bible
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Aug 25 2018 – 10:37 AM

A Great Tool

I enjoyed reading The Byline Bible. Susan Shapiro gave clear concise instructions as well as...

The Darkest Legacy
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Aug 06 2018 – 11:02 AM

I loved it

I loved this book. I had never read the series before but I was able to jump right in and be...

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