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Posted by Gina Schwartz on November 21, 2013 at 10:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Catching up

I know that its been more than a year but I can't tell you how happy I am to be back to my blog.  Its like coming home.  What can I tell you abut what has happenned in the time that we have been apart?  There is really too much to tell.  What I will say is that I haven't given up reading and I hope that I can share some of my recent reads with you.  I am committing myself to blogging at least once...

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The Grand Plan to Fix Everything - Uma Krishnaswami

Posted by Gina Schwartz on April 25, 2012 at 1:35 PM Comments comments (0)


The Grand Plan to fix everything


Eleven-year-old Dini loves everything about movies--especially Bollywood movies. So she would have been really excited about her family's move to India...if they were moving anywhere near Bombay, the center of the Bollywood universe and home to Dini's all-time most favorite favorite star, Dolly Singh. But no. Dini's now stuck in a teeny, tiny village that she can't even find on a map. But small...

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The Colour of Tea - Hannah Tunnicliffe

Posted by Gina Schwartz on April 25, 2012 at 11:10 AM Comments comments (0)


The Colour of Tea


An exciting debut novel set in the exotic, bustling streets of coastal China—a woman whose life is restored when she opens a small café and gains the courage to trust what’s in her heart.

Infused with the heady aromas of Macau and peppered with delectable characters, The Color of Tea is a mouth-watering journey of the senses as Grace re...

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The Monk who sold his Ferrari - Robin S. Sharma

Posted by Gina Schwartz on April 25, 2012 at 9:05 AM Comments comments (0)


The Monk who sold his Ferrari


After a heart attack nearly kills him, a high-powered lawyer treks to India to learn how to live a more meaningful life. Months later, he returns to the West and recounts the story of seven principles and practices that can help anyone experience true happiness.

summary from goodreads


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Stuck with You - Trish Jensen

Posted by Gina Schwartz on April 19, 2012 at 9:55 AM Comments comments (0)


Stuck with you

When the verdict comes in, will they be sentenced to life -- in love? The trend toward funny, sexy contemporary romance has been around for a while, but Trish Jensen offers readers a fresh (in both senses of the word) take on this popular genre

summary from Goodreads


My Take


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Composing Amelia - Alison Strobel

Posted by Gina Schwartz on March 29, 2012 at 2:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Composing Amelia


Composing Amelia, is a journey through the introduction of mental illness into a young marriage and the resulting havoc that can be wreaked by the disease. A young Los Angeles marriage is put to the test and two careers are threatened when Amelia's husband Marcus is hired as a pastor at a remote Nebraska church. The move results in resentment and sparks the onset of mental illness in Amelia. C...

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Beyond Molasses Creek - Nicole Seitz

Posted by Gina Schwartz on March 29, 2012 at 11:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Beyond Molasses Creek


Three lives are bound by a single book . . . and the cleansing waters of Molasses Creek. 

courtesy of Goodreads.



My Take

From just the blurb on the novel I oculd not tell what this novel was about but from the moment that I read the first few pages I abolutely lo...

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Three French Hens - Gayle Ramage

Posted by Gina Schwartz on March 27, 2012 at 4:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Three French Hens


I enjoyed these quirky Christmas tales.  Having read a few stories written by this author I have come to expect from her a very well written but completedly unexpected story.  These stories definitely do not disappoint.  You should try them for yourself.



The Boleyn Inheritance - Phillipa Gregory

Posted by Gina Schwartz on March 27, 2012 at 2:20 PM Comments comments (0)


The Boleyn Inheritance


The Boleyn Inheritance is a novel drawn tight as a lute string about a court ruled by the gallows and three women whose positions brought them wealth, admiration, and power as well as deceit, betrayal, and terror. Once again, Philippa Gregory has brought a vanished world to life -- the whisper of a silk skirt on a stone stair, the yellow glow of candlelight ...

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The Marriage Mailbox

Posted by Gina Schwartz on March 9, 2012 at 8:50 AM Comments comments (0)

The Marriage Mailbox - Jon Eno

This was a cute little read that I came accross.  I strangely could not find it on either of the bookish sites that I frequent - shelfari or goodreads but I quite liked it.  It is the story of a young girl who is terrified of her parents getting a divorce as they seem to be fighting all the time.  she creates the idea of a marriage mailbox where they will write each other letters indicating how the...

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