Friday, November 19, 2010

The Secret Life of Your Cat

The Secret Life of Your Cat
by Vicky Halls

I love the photo on the cover of this book and honestly that's why I took it out. (I admit it - sometimes I just look at the pictures!) I read this book from cover to cover and learned some things about my two cats. If you are a cat lover check this book out. And if you just look at the pictures I won't tell.

- Dixie

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Maybe This Time

Maybe This Time
by Jennifer Crusie

This is the first time I've tried a Jennifer Crusie novel and have to say it was very entertaining. This one is a romance-y, ghost-y story. Andie Miller is asked by her ex-husband to venture down to southern Ohio to take care of his two orphaned wards in a rambling, falling-down house in the middle of nowhere. And the house has . . . ghosts! Are they real? Is the housekeeper really sinister?

Do Andie and North end up falling back in love? Of course. And yes, they come to love the children. But the seance scene rivals any of the best screwball comedies of the 1930s. It is laugh-out-loud funny. Predictable? Yes. Fun? Definitely.

- Linda

Friday, November 5, 2010

An Irish Country Courtship

An Irish Country Courtship
by Patrick Taylor

Here we are again at 1, Main Street, Ballybucklebo, Northern Ireland visiting with Doctors Fingal O’Reilly and Barry Laverty and their faithful housekeeper, Kinky Kincaid. In this sequel, Cupid decides to pay a visit to both doctors. Dr. O’Reilly finds himself becoming interested in his college sweetheart, Kitty O’ Hallorhan; and, Dr. Laverty is in love with Patricia Spence. In the meantime, a rift develops between Kinky and Kitty, and Dr. O’Reilly needs to solve this problem.

Even though the doctors have their own personal problems, they never turn their backs on anyone from the village seeking their assistance or advice. This time it is a race horse scam and Dr. O’Reilly is determined to get to the bottom of it and involves Dr. Laverty. But Dr. Laverty has his own problems. He likes the villagers and feels at home in Ballybucklebo but is seriously contemplating going into a specialized field.

Will there be changes at 1, Main Street and for the village of Ballybucklebo?

Other great reads by Patrick Taylor: An Irish Country Doctor; An Irish Country Village; An Irish Country Christmas; and An Irish Country Girl.

- Rose