Monthly Archives: November 2007

Gods in Alabama by Joshilyn Jackson

The very gentle story of Lena Fleet, who has made a promise with God. That she will stop sleeping with every boy she meets, move and not return to her home town and she will not tell lies, all she … Continue reading

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The Rice Mother by Rani Manicka

The very gentle story of Lakshmi, who has an arranged marriage to Ayah a widower with two children. Lakshmi returns to Malaysia with her new husband and finds that financially things are not as they were promised and so follows … Continue reading

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Inkheart by Cornealia Funke

I found this a bit of a slog to get into, but once I had established exactly what the issues of Dustfinger, and Meg’s missing mother were, I found that I enjoyed the book more; I guess I am an … Continue reading

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Blood Orange Brewing (Tea Shop Mysteries) by Laura Childs

Delaine Dish hosts a benefit candlelit evening at a house which is in the process of being donated to the Historical Society. A grisely discovery is made as soon as the recital breaks for refreshments – a member of the … Continue reading

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Life Planner (Thought Catcher) by Jennifer Percival

From the back cover: If you: * Make plans only to find other things take over * Juggle commitments such as work and relationships * Wonder when you will have time for yourself * Find life does not turn out … Continue reading

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Plant ~ Brunnera macrophylla ~ ‘Betty Bowring’

In June 2006 I wrote the following entry on my blog “I am always interested as why some things are named after specific people, I clearly have an enquiring mind!, so this one was no exception, and as the surname … Continue reading

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