River Readers

  • About That Kiss (Heartbreaker Bay #5)

    A fun continuation of the Heartbreaker series. That is one magical fountain and the lives of those who live nearby are well worth learning about. I'm enjoying how each new stories increases the back stories and expands the characters as a whole and individually. Fun and light.

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  • Nancy Drew & the Hardy Boys: The Big Lie

    This is not your mother's Nancy Drew! While there have been a lot of updated Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys stories, this one is definitely more adult. The cops are tougher, the plot is personal and the surprises are plentiful. The noir look is much darker, but fits the theme. I did like how their were ties back to the younger stories though. I will read another volume with no problem.

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  • The Wendy Project

    I just happened upon this book while shelving in the Teen Zone. It was an interesting take on Peter Pan. I couldn't imagine losing my younger brother to an accident that I caused, so it makes sense that Wendy would need time and maybe a dream to accept this new reality.

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  • Batman Strikes! Catwoman Gets Busted by the Batman (vol 6)

    My goal is to read all Batman/Catwoman stories, so every time I come across one I have to grab it. This was a quick read with a little mystery and some back and forth romance just the way I like it.

    A thief is stealing priceless diamonds in Gotham City, and the cops are hot on the trail of Catwoman for the crime. The Batman knows she’s innocent, but will he be able to stop the police? -Goodreads.

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  • Traitor's Game

    Princess Kestra born into a wealthy noble family is kidnapped and blackmailed into finding the Olden Blade, the only weapon that can kill the brutal repressive emperor. Lots of twists and turns and reveals. A bit too much tension for my taste, but Kestra is a worthy hero.

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  • Animal Farm

    The animals have taken over Manor Farm. They have kicked farmer Jones off the land and decided to run it themselves. Everything starts out really well. They come up with the seven commandments of animalism and all work cooperatively. Then the pigs, who are in charge because they are the smartest, start changing things. The other animals are working harder for less and the pigs are working less for more. Soon their animal utopia turns into something else.

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  • Howl and Other Poems

    Let me preface this by saying that I am not that familiar with Ginsberg and the beat movement. Poetry has never been my thing. I find reading poetry difficult unless you read it aloud. Poetry seems to be a format that begs to be spoken aloud and can hide its depths if you just read the words on a page. So I read Howl aloud and felt moved it. I didn't get all the references, but I don't think I had to. I could hear the pain and the frustration and the desire to howl in the words.

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  • Bitsy's Bait & BBQ

    Emma has always taken care of her younger sister Katy. So when Katy buys a restaurant in the Ozarks sight unseen she goes reluctantly along to help. Bitsy's B&B turns out to be Bitsy's Bait and BBQ and offers quite the challenge to the sisters. The biggest challenge is that neither of them know a thing about BBQ. But the town wants them to succeed and helps them out.

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  • P. S. I Like You

    While spacing out in chemistry class, Lily scribbles some of her favorite song lyrics onto her desk. The next day, she finds that someone has continued the lyrics on the desk and added a message to her. Intrigue!

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  • The Distance Between Us

    Seventeen-year-old Caymen Meyers studies the rich like her own personal science experiment, and after years of observation she’s pretty sure they’re only good for one thing—spending money on useless stuff, like the porcelain dolls in her mother’s shop.

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  • Tell Me

    Shy bookstore owner Jane Finch grew up hiding in the margins of her own life while her vibrant, adventure-loving sister, Samantha, dominated every plotline. She’s made peace with it, unlike Sam’s business partner, Caleb, who’s always nudging Jane to go after what she really wants. Why should she care what blunt, brash Caleb thinks? They’ve never had much in common, except for Sam.

    After tragedy strikes, they don’t even have that.

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  • Island of Glass

    As the hunt for the Star of Ice leads the six guardians to Ireland, Doyle, the immortal, must face his tragic past. Three centuries ago, he closed off his heart, yet his warrior spirit is still drawn to the wild. And there’s no one more familiar with the wild than Riley—and the wolf within her...

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  • Bay of Sighs

    To celebrate the rise of their new queen, three goddesses of the moon created three stars, one of fire, one of ice, one of water. But then they fell from the sky, putting the fate of all worlds in danger. And now three women and three men join forces to pick up the pieces.

    Mermaid Annika is from the sea, and it is there she must return after her quest to find the stars. New to this world, her purity and beauty are nothing less than breathtaking, along with her graceful athleticism, as her five new friends discovered when they retrieved the fire star.

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  • Stars of Fortune

    Sasha Riggs is a reclusive artist, haunted by vivid dreams and nightmares that she turns into extraordinary paintings. Desperate to understand her visions, she finds herself drawn to the Greek island of Corfu.

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  • The Secret Life of Sarah Hollenbeck

    Becoming a Christian is the best and worst thing that has ever happened to Sarah Hollenbeck. Best because, well, that's obvious. Worst because, up to this point, she's made her very comfortable living as a well-known, bestselling author of steamy romance novels that would leave the members of her new church blushing. Now Sarah is trying to reconcile her past with the future she's chosen. She's still under contract with her publisher and on the hook with her enormous fan base for the kind of book she's not sure she can write anymore.

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