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Book Review: Quiet Anchorage

on Fri, Mar 4, 2011 | By captivatedbybooks

Quiet Anchorage by Ed Lynskey Genre: Fiction ISBN: 978-1-60215-141-3 Published: February 2011 Publisher: BooksForABuck.com Pages: 144 Synopsis Quiet Anchorage, Virginia, looks like paradise. When she’s accused of murdering her fiance, however, the small town is anything but heavenly for Megan Connors. With her fingerprints on the murder weapon, it looks like an open-and-shut...

Book Review: Memoirs Of An American Housewife In Japan

on Mon, Feb 28, 2011 | By captivatedbybooks

Memoirs Of An American Housewife In Japan by Pauline Hager Genre: Biography/Memoir ISBN: 978-0741407474 Published: December 2002 Publisher: Infinity Publishing Pages: 237   Synopsis An American housewife’s husband is offered a position in Japan to work on a multinational project. After much soul-searching they accept, and their lives are never the same. Living in the...

Book Review: You’ve Got Mail From Japan

on Fri, Feb 25, 2011 | By captivatedbybooks

You’ve Got Mail From Japan by Kristie Maguire Genre: Biography/Memoir ASIN: B004CFAP0O Published: November 14, 2010 Publisher: KLM Books File Size: 408 KB   Synopsis Margie and Sandy, two American expatriate women, meet and become friends while living in Saudi Arabia. After their husbands’ assignments were completed, both women returned to their homes in the United...

Book Review: Inconceivable

on Tue, Feb 22, 2011 | By captivatedbybooks

Inconceivable by Carolyn & Sean Savage Genre: Biography, Memoir ISBN: 978-0062004635 Published: February 14, 2011 Publisher: HarperOne Pages: 304 Synopsis After a mistake at her infertility clinic, Carolyn Savage learned she was carrying another couple’s baby. In this memoir that belongs at the top of any truth-is-stranger-than-fiction list, she and her husband tell...

Book Review: Dilemma: A Priest’s Struggle With Faith And Love

on Sat, Feb 19, 2011 | By captivatedbybooks

Dilemma by Father Albert Cutie Genre: Bigraphy, Memoir, Christianity ISBN: 978-0451232014 Published: January 04, 2011 Publisher: Celebra Pages: 336 Synopsis He was a Roman Catholic priest whose love affair became headline news. Now, he shares his explosive story-in his own words… In this deeply personal and controversial memoir, Father Albert Cutié tells about the...

Book Review: Confessions Of A Military Wife

on Sat, Feb 12, 2011 | By captivatedbybooks

Confessions Of A Military Wife by Mollie Gross Genre: Biography, Memoir, Military ISBN: 978-1932714760 Published: November 30, 2009 Publisher: Savas Beatie Pages: 288 Synopsis “I remember when I hit rock bottom. There I was with no make-up on, hadn’t showered, eating raw cookie dough out of the tube, hitting on the toothless bagger at the commissary, and ordering...

Book Review: You Know When The Men Are Gone

on Fri, Feb 4, 2011 | By captivatedbybooks

You Know When The Men Are Gone by Siobhan Fallon Genre: Fiction, Short Stories ISBN: 978-0399157202 Published: January 20, 2011 Publisher: Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam Pages: 240 Synopsis Starred Review. The crucial role of military wives becomes clear in Fallon’s powerful, resonant debut collection, where the women are linked by absence and a pervading fear that they’ll...

Book Review: Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder

on Mon, Jan 31, 2011 | By captivatedbybooks

Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder by Joanne Fluke Genre: Mystery, Fiction, Cozy Mystery ISBN: 978-0758215055 Published: February 1, 2001 Publisher: Kensington Pages: 336 Synopsis Independent-minded Hannah Swenson makes her debut in a cleverly plotted cozy, full of appealing characters and delicious cookie recipes. Returning after her father’s death to her hometown of Lake...

Book Review: Cries In The Desert

on Wed, Jan 19, 2011 | By captivatedbybooks

Cries In The Desert by John Glatt Genre: True Crime, Non-Fiction ISBN: 978-0312977566 Published: March 06, 2007 Publisher: St. Martin’s True Crime Pages: 288 Synopsis In the fall of 1999, a twenty-two-year-old woman was discovered naked and bleeding on the streets of a small New Mexico town south of Albuquerque. She was chained to a padlocked metal collar. The tale she...

Book Review: Candy Apple Dead

on Fri, Jan 14, 2011 | By captivatedbybooks

Candy Apple Dead by Sammi Carter Genre: Fiction, Cozy Mystery ISBN: 978-0425205327 Published: September 6, 2005 Publisher: Berkley Pages: 232 Synopsis Abby Shaw has returned to her hometown of Paradise, Colorado–leaving behind a career in corporate law and a cheating husband–to take over her aunt’s candy shop, Divinity. But her sweet new life quickly turns...