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Book Review: I Am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced

on Mon, May 17, 2010 | By captivatedbybooks

I Am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced by Nujood Ali Genre: Nonfiction ISBN: 978-0307589675 Published: March 2nd, 2010 Pages: 192 Publisher: Three Rivers Press Synopsis Chosen by Glamour magazine as a Woman of the Year in 2008, Nujood of Yemen has become an international hero for her astonishingly brave resistance to child marriage. Sold off by her impoverished family at the age...

Book Review: Mortuary Confidential

on Thu, May 13, 2010 | By captivatedbybooks

Mortuary Confidential by Todd Harra & Ken McKenzie Genre: Non-Fiction ISBN: 978-0806531793 Published: May 01, 2010 Pages: 288 Publisher: Citadel Synopsis When the casket reached the front of the sanctuary, there was a loud cracking sound as the bottom fell out. And with a thump, down came Father Iggy. From shoot-outs at funerals to dead men screaming and runaway corpses,...

Book Review: Rooms: A Novel

on Thu, May 6, 2010 | By captivatedbybooks

Rooms: A Novel by James L. Rubart Genre: Christian Fiction ISBN: 978-0805448887 Published: April 1, 2010 Pages: 400 Publisher: B&H Books Synopsis On a rainy spring day in Seattle, young software tycoon Micah Taylor receives a cryptic, twenty-five-year-old letter from a great uncle he never knew. It claims a home awaits him on the Oregon coast that will turn his world inside...

Book Review: The Time Of My Life

on Thu, Apr 29, 2010 | By captivatedbybooks

The Time Of My Life by Patrick Swayze ISBN: 978-1439158586 Published: September 29, 2009 Pages: 247 Publisher: Atria; First Edition edition Synopsis In a career spanning more than thirty years, Patrick Swayze has made a name for himself on the stage, the screen, and television. Known for his versatility, passion and fearlessness, he’s become one of our most beloved actors. But...

Book Review: Replacement Child, A Memoir

on Tue, Oct 6, 2009 | By captivatedbybooks

Replacement Child, A Memoir by Judy L. Mandel Memoir ISBN: 978-0982514603 Published: September 1, 2009 Pages: 256 Publisher: Schlesinger Books Synopsis Honest. Funny. Heartbreaking. A plane crash-the injury of a two-year-old girl- the impossible choice a mother must make- leave a hole in the family that threatens to tear it apart. Replacement Child is a story of love and transformation...

Book Review: Second Chance Pass

on Sat, Oct 3, 2009 | By captivatedbybooks

Second Chance Pass by Robyn Carr Romance ISBN: 978-0778326465 Published: February 01, 2009 Pages: 416 Publisher: Mira Synopsis In the space of a few months Vanessa buried her husband, Matt, and gave birth to their son—breaking her heart while filling it with a whole new kind of love. But the one man she longs to share this love with now acts as if she doesn’t exist. Paul...

Book Review: A Virgin River Christmas

on Wed, Sep 30, 2009 | By captivatedbybooks

A Virgin River Christmas by Robyn Carr Romance ISBN: 978-0778325734 Published: November 2008 Pages: 320 Publisher: Mira Synopsis Last Christmas Marcie Sullivan said a final goodbye to her husband, Bobby. This Christmas she’s come to Virgin River to find the man who saved his life and gave her three more years to love him. Fellow marine Ian Buchanan dragged Bobby’s shattered...

Book Review: Sorrows Road

on Tue, Sep 29, 2009 | By captivatedbybooks

Sorrows Road by Ray Stefanelli Fiction/Literature ISBN: 978-1-4392-2915-6 Published: 2009 Pages: 297 Publisher: Stefanelli & Black Publishing Synopsis A girl growing up in the rural South during the late 1950s has her innocence shattered. She fights against abuse, betrayal and loss until taking drastic measures to mend her tattered life. Her story of struggle and revenge...

Book Review: Whispering Rock

on Tue, Sep 22, 2009 | By captivatedbybooks

Whispering Rock by Robyn Carr Romance ISBN: 978-0778324492 Published: June 2007 Pages: 368 Publisher: Mira Synopsis In Carr’s third Virgin River novel, Mike Valenzuela is on his way to visit family in L.A. when he learns that Brie, Jack Sheridan’s youngest sister, has been raped and beaten by the defendant in a high-profile rape case she had unsuccessfully prosecuted....

Book Review: Shelter Mountain

on Sat, Sep 12, 2009 | By captivatedbybooks

Shelter Mountain by Robyn Carr (Book 2) Romance ISBN: 978-0778324294 Published: May 2007 Pages: 384 Publisher: Mira Synopsis John “Preacher” Middleton is about to close the bar when a young woman and her three-year-old son come in out of the wet October night. A marine who has seen his share of pain, Preacher knows a crisis when he sees one—the woman is covered in bruises....