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Little Mercies

Author: Heather Gudenkauf

Review by: Denise C, (Sturgeon Bay) Door County Library

This story is taken right from the Headlines of what happens when small children are left alone in a hot car.

The main character is a social worker who did not realize that her 1 year old baby was in the van when she rushed off to help another child in need. The social worker got to live through what she herself put other parents through while she is on the job. Very well written story. I like all of...

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Murder at Honeychurch Hall

Author: Hannah Dennison

Review by: Penny, Shawano City-County Library

This takes place in the English countryside.  And there are some murders involved, but the characters are slightly demented, strange, odd, bizarre and perplexing.  This is not a scary intense who-dun-it typical mystery.  I thought more description would bring definition of why these people were so eccentric but as you keep reading...

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To Scotland with Love

Author: Patience Griffin

Review by: Penny, Shawano City-County Library

Get out your tissues!  Patrience Griffin has created a well crafted wonderful tale in an enchanting village-- Gandiegow, Scotland. Caitriona Macleod  returns to her roots after the death of her husband.  She reconnects with people and the place she once called home.  You will laugh and cry and realize that these villagers are there for one...

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Takedown Twenty

Author: Janet Evanovich

Review by: Audreyperry, Algoma Public Library

I haven't listened to or read a Janet Evanovich in awhile so thought I would listen to one for an easy summer book. This wasn't as good as I would have hoped for, it was a little kooky.

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Dear John

Author: Nicholas Sparks

Review by: ramacitti, Waupaca Area Public Library

Really tried to  get into audiobooks, but I was having problems staying focused on the book. Yes I have read ALL of the Nicholas Sparks books, I choose a book that I have read before, because I knew that I was going to have problems listening instead of reading.When I read a book, I make sure I have the time to sit down and read it. When I was Listeningto the book, I keep finding things to do as I was listening. 

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Memories of Midnight

Author: Sidney Sheldon

Review by: Audreyperry, Algoma Public Library

I haven't listened to many of Sidney Sheldon's books, but I really enjoyed this one. It kept me going right up until the end and had a great epilogue.

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Kill Switch

Author: James Rollins

Review by: Penny, Shawano City-County Library

Rollins has created a tight unit with Tucker and Kane, almost joined at the hip.  Tucker Wayne could be the soldier you know that came back from action. The characters are strong and engaging.  The situations they get into are tight  with near escapes.  I enjoyed the action but miss some of the historical and scientific bent that Rollins is...

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Deadly Heat

Author: Richard Castle

Review by: Audreyperry, Algoma Public Library

I watch the 'Castle' series often on television and thought it would be interesting to compare the book to the tv show. I have to say, they both have the good and not so good things, but I very much enjoyed this book. The characters on tv have done at good job depicting the characters in the book.

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The Valley of Amazement

Author: Amy Tan

Review by: dianevantassel, Appleton Public Library

Violet is the indulged daughter of Lucia, a Shanghai madam. The result of her American mother's affair with a Chinese national, Violet grows up not knowing her father, living in a world of courtesans and powerful Americans and Chinese. Violet resents her mother for keeping secrets and putting her business first. When news from Lucia's past threatens to change their lives, Violet is helpless to prevent the...

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The Night is Forever

Author: Heather Graham

Review by: Barb B., Shawano City-County Library

The 11th installment of the Krewe Hunters series is set near Nashville, Tennessee. Olivia is a therapist at a horse farm, which functions as a therapy center using horses.  The owner and founder is discovered dead.  Did he relapse and die from an overdose or was it murder?  His ghost speaks up.  Olivia contacts her cousin at the FBI, a...