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The Wives Cover Image
ISBN: 9781525809781
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Published: Graydon House - December 30th, 2019

This book was such a delightful read! One I just could not put down. Told from the Point of View of Thursday, the book starts off by telling of how she has settled in her life. Sure, she has the beautiful apartment, filled with beautiful things. She is educated, beautiful (although never the most beautiful girl in the room, as her mother has  always reminded her) and she has the sweet, handsome, and hardworking husband Seth at her side. Or does she? Thursday reflects upon her agreement with Seth, at first determined to keep the peace, and make peace with it as well. Can Thursday really cope of being his wife, but only one of three? And Seth has rules. He maintains 3 separate households, one with each wife. She doesnt even know their names. She knows nothing about the other women that her husband spends his life with. Sure, she is his "legal" wife, as in she is the one hes married to on paper. However, when his newest and youngest wife becomes pregnant, Seth spends more and more time with her, and less and less with Thursday. Thursday decides she MUST atleast see this new wife, make sure she is good. With a little snooping, she meets the mysterious 3rd wife. Thursday is shocked at just how gorgeous she is, and can't help but think "SO thats why my husband rushed off to claim her, she could be a model." Thursday hatches a plan to not only have seen her, she won't be satisfied until they are in fact friends. It doesn't take long for things to spin dangerously out of control.

The Last Kingdom (Saxon Tales #1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780060887186
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Published: Harper Paperbacks - January 3rd, 2006

This exciting tale takes place in 9th centurary England, and the Danes are attacking. Young Uhtred is kidnapped by the pagan Danes, and his father is slaughtered. He is taken as a slave, but even as a slave is shown more love than he had in his ancestral home of Bebbanburg. Ragnor, his master, decides to adopt Uhtred formally. Now he is Uhtred Ragnarson. He is sent to fight, and goes up against his own countrymen. Uhtred is torn, is he a Dane, or is he English? When disaster strikes and Ragnar is murdered, Uhtred is cast aside by most of the Danes. He has been blamed for the murder of his adoptive father, and with angry Danes at his back, looking for revenge, he runs back to the English. In turn, the English do not trust the young saxon boy who, in their eyes, turned his back on his country, his king, and their god. Every choice Uhtred makes greatly shapes him, and his life. Where will he turn? Will he once again become an Englishman, and lay claim to the Bebbanburg throne? Or will he return to the Danes, who raised him?


To All the Boys I've Loved Before Cover Image
ISBN: 9781442426719
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - January 26th, 2016

This is such an adorable book! I highly reccomend this as a light read that will make you smile.

Lara Jean is a sweet, and shy, highschooler who feels a bit lost after her older sister, Margot, leaves for college. Margot had taken care of their dad, Lara Jean, and their younger sister Kitty since their mom had passed away years prior. Lara Jean doesn't exactly fit in at school, a fact that her ex best friend Gen makes sure she remembers at every chance. When five letters get sent out, letters that were never supposed to be seen by anyone, Lara Jean doesn't know how to handle it.  One letter went to Gen's ex, Peter. Another letter went to Margot's ex, Josh. Terrified that Margot will hear of the letter, and learn that Lara Jean had been in love with Josh since before they had gotten together. Peter wants to make Gen jealous, so he and Lara Jean come up with a plan. They pretend to date. Where do pretend feelings end and real feelings begin though?

The Help Cover Image
ISBN: 9780399155345
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - February 10th, 2009

If you are like me, you have seen the movie, and I loved the movie. (To be honest, I love just about any movie with Emma Stone in it) When I saw this book on the shelf, I kid you not, I squealed.  I read this entire book in 2 day, it was gripping. The characters came to life. I felt like I personally knew Skeeter, Hilly, Minny. I did not want this book to end, I wanted to read on and on. So if you are looking for a good read to lose yourself into, I cannot recommend this book any more highly.

The Friday Night Knitting Club (Friday Night Knitting Club Series) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780425219096
Availability: Backordered
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - January 2nd, 2008

Friday Night Knitting Club
By: Kate Jacobs

A Uplifting and Heartwarming book about an Unlikely Group of Friends that were brought together by their favorite Yarn Shop. They support and encourage one another as they each face life's obstacles.

The BFG Cover Image
By Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780142410387
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Published: Puffin Books - August 16th, 2007

My son, who is a very bright little six year old, adores this book. We read this together, (okay, I read it to him as he exclaimed with glee at all the funny words in the book).Reading this every night became our bedtime ritual. My little one couldn't wait to brush his teeth and take his bath so he could hear what happened next to Sophie or the BFG. He was always wondering if the other giants were going to catch them, or if Sophie would ever get to go home. (Cause little kids can't live with Giants mom, they just can't! They don't even have fruit snacks I bet!) I rember my 1st or 2nd grade teacher reading this out loud to my class when I was young. Its such a classic tale of friendship and acceptance, and little ones truly love this story.


Geisha: A Life Cover Image
ISBN: 9780743444293
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Published: Washington Square Press - September 1st, 2003

One of the first books I bought after getting the job here at Winterriver was Geisha of Gion (The UK version of Geisha: A Life). Growing up, I loved watching the movie, Memiors of a Geisha, which isloosely based off of Mineko Iwasaki's life.

In her autobiography, Mineko Iwasaki goes into depth and detail to describe her life as a geisha, or Geiko, and what it meant for her. She talks about the isolation she felt, and how she used that feeling to strive to be the best. That is what she acheived. Mineko Iwasaki is known as Japan's Greatest Geisha. Her book details her life in such a fascinating and interesting turn of events, and how each of those events shaped her future and career.

Pete the Cat: Pete at the Beach (My First I Can Read) Cover Image
By James Dean, James Dean (Illustrator), Kimberly Dean
ISBN: 9780062110725
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Published: HarperCollins - May 21st, 2013

First off, let me just say how cute Pete the Cat is. My son adores Pete and says that this is his all time favorite book. He is five, and these little "I Can Read!" books that we have, have been helping him immensely.

This cute little story book tells the story of Pete's family outing to the beach, and how his older brother helps him learn to surf. Even though pete doesn't get it the first time, he tries again and overcomes his fear, and ends up having a lot of fun!

Pete the Cat: Pete's Big Lunch (My First I Can Read) Cover Image
By James Dean, James Dean (Illustrator), Kimberly Dean
ISBN: 9780062110695
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Published: HarperCollins - February 26th, 2013

Oh no! Pete the cat has made too much for lunch! In this adorable children's book, Pete decides rather than be wasteful, he would like to share with his friends.

The White Princess (The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781451626100
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Published: Washington Square Press - April 1st, 2014

Beneath the Attic (Dollanganger #9) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781982114381
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Published: Gallery Books - August 27th, 2019

Dark and chilling, VC Andrews doesn't disappoint readers. Young Corrine Dixon is quite taken by Garland Foxworth. He's not like other boys, quite frankly, because he is not a boy at all. At the young age of 21 (or so he says) Garland has accomplished so much. He has travelled the world, owns a grand mansion that resembles a castle, and has his own servants. To say that Mister Garland Foxworth is wealthy would be a gross understatement. Likewise, Garland seems just as interested in Corrine, but is he? He sends messengers to break off their plans, numerous times. He talks of his mansion like it is a living, breathing person who can understand and talk back. Is it just Corrine, or are the servants plotting with Garland? Plotting what? Desperate to break free from her overbearing mother, and fall head over heels in love, how many red flags will young Corrine ignore? This dark and twisted tale will have your heart ache while also having you on the edge of your seat, desperate to drink in its pages.