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Author: Brandi Glanville

This is the second book by Brandi. She has moved on from when her husband left her for country star Leanne Rimes. She focuses this book on raising her sons, and dating and who to  NOT date. She is looking for a long term love and so far has not found him. She seems to be a good mom and does not bring her young sons into the mix. That is a good thing, since she has dated some not so great men. She can be very detailed at times, so to me if any potential mate reads this, she is history. I did enjoy this book, it shows a way of life I just never knew existed.

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Author: Joanna Rakoff

In this memoir, a recent college grad falls easily into a job as an assistant at a Manhattan literary agency that seems frozen in time — no computers or copy machines anywhere — and soon learns that J.D. Salinger ("Jerry") is her boss's client. One of her tasks is to send a form letter to anyone who writes to the famous recluse, stating that he does not wish to read any correspondence from readers. Joanna soon decides to get creative and devises her own responses. She goes home every night to an egotistical, unfaithful boyfriend who is writing a novel, learning to box, and earning a few bucks here and there. Rakoff almost has a way with words, but it's a voice that is not original. The anachronistic Agency is the only interesting character in the book. I came away feeling that the author was milking her Salinger connection to sell this book. Unfortunately, it's not that interesting and she is not that good of a writer. I don't recommend this book; it's not worth your time.

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Author: Rainbow Rowell

When Park lets Eleanor sit with him on the school bus, he doesn't know what to think of her. She's the new girl with bright red hair and weird clothes. He's intrigued by her, and they eventually become a couple. Eleanor's home life is terrible- her stepfather has just let her move back in and his abuse keeps her, her mother, and her four siblings in a constant state of dread. Eleanor hides her relationship with Park from them, knowing her stepfather will not allow it. Park is having his own problems, trying to make his mother understand why Eleanor is so important to him. This young adult love story is both tender and gritty as the couple tries to navigate hostile peers, difficult parents, and family secrets in order to stay together.

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Author: Stuart Woods

Another great audio book of Stuart Woods mysteries.  Makes my travel to work bearable.

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Author: Sharon Dunn

Another great book in the series of needlework mysteries in a small town!

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Author: Fern Michaels

Latest of Fern Michaels sisterhood series.  Features the main characters of the series!

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Title: Gotcha
Author: Fern Michaels

Another great gook from Fern Michael series of the sisterhood!

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Author: Sandra Brown

Another great audio book from Sandra Brown.  I love each and every one of her books!

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Author: Cara Putman

Another great book in this series of quilt mystery books!

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Author: Susan Page Davis

Another great book in this series of mystery quilt books!

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