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Normandy Invasion Books The last original Navajo Code Talker just died, so as more and more World War II vets die, it is important to remember what happened all those years ago. Operation Overlord, the invasion of Normandy, France, began on June 6, 1944.  D-day led to the liberation of Northern France and eventually to the end of the Nazi regime when the Allies met up with the Russians.  Below are some old and new books on D-day.  There are many others in LINKcat under the subject: :  ...read more

Reviewed by Kathy K. - Central on
June 10, 2014 | 0 comments
Crime Fiction Every year Booklist picks their favorite top 10 crime novels published between May of last year and April of the current year. They also included their top crime novel debuts. Have you read any? I'm a big Louise Penny fan, so I really enjoyed How the Light Gets In ...read more

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June 4, 2014 | 0 comments
A review of The Game and the Governess by Kate Noble

I was excited to find out that Kate Noble has a new novel coming out this summer. She is one of my favorite romance writers. Her Regency romances are well-written, have realistic characters and enjoyably complex story lines. The Game and the Governess is no exception. It is about a bored earl and an astute governess who learn that life is not a game. In fact, after finishing the book I discovered that ...read more

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May 29, 2014 | 0 comments
World War II Mysteries I read about War mysteries in the March 31, 2014, Publishers Weekly article, "Where One Death Is a Crime (But a Thousand Is a Statistic)". The author highlights a number of mystery series. Some are set during the war and some are set after the war. All deal with the effects ...read more

Reviewed by Kathy K. - Central on
May 21, 2014 | 0 comments
World War I Mysteryes Are you looking for new mysteries to read? Then check out the suggestions that I read about in the March 31, 2014, Publishers Weekly article, "Where One Death Is a Crime (But a Thousand Is a Statistic)". The author highlights a number of mystery series. Some are set during the ...read more

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May 8, 2014 | 0 comments
A review of How to Lose a Duke in Ten Days by Laura Lee Guhrke

Laura Lee Guhrke continues her American Heiress in London series with another delightful love story, How to Lose a Duke in Ten Days. This story of an arranged marriage that turns into a true love match follows When the Marquess Met His Match (see my ...read more

Reviewed by Kathy K. - Central on
May 1, 2014 | 0 comments
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Holocaust Books April 27–May 4, 2014 2014 are this year's Days of Remembrance. "The United States Congress established the Days of Remembrance as our nation’s annual commemoration of the Holocaust and created the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum as a permanent living memorial to the victims. Holocaust Remembrance Day is Monday, April 28, 2014." So why not take some ...read more

Reviewed by Kathy K. - Central on
April 28, 2014 | 0 comments
Spring and Summer Mysteries For the past couple of years I have been periodically sharing the mysteries that I have been looking forward to reading.  In honor of spring finally arriving and summer on it's way I have put together another list of mysteries that I would like to read while sitting outside and enjoying the weather. Which favorite character would you like to catch up with and go on an adventure with?  Destroyer ...read more

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April 22, 2014 | 0 comments
50 Mystery Novels to Read As a mystery reader I couldn't pass up checking out the following article from :  "50 Essential Mystery Novels that Everyone Should Read." During this latest patch of cold weather I would love to take the article's suggestion to curl up by the fire with a good mystery. I think they have some pretty good titles on the list and I've listed the first dozen or so here.  ...read more

Reviewed by Kathy K. - Central on
April 16, 2014 | 0 comments
Top 10 Historical Fiction Novels Do you like reading novels about the past? Then check out Booklist's Top 10 Historical Fiction: 2014. I really enjoyed Amy Tan's novel  about early 20th Century Shanghai and highly recommmend it. Have you read any on the list? Are there any titles you would add?   ...read more

Reviewed by Kathy K. - Central on
April 10, 2014 | 0 comments