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My Sister’s Books Review #106

Someday, Someday, Maybe

By: Lauren Graham

 

Franny Banks has always wanted to be an actress. But life in New York, does not provide all the glitz and glam she was hoping for. With pressure from herself, and her intellectual father, Franny wonders how much longer she should wait, before her dream comes true. Using a daily planner, Franny sets deadlines, writes down her goals, and works hard at trying to land her breakout role.

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My Sister’s Books Review #105

Raymie Nightingale

By: Kate DiCamillo

 

Raymie Nightingale’s world was destroyed when her father ran off with his dental hygienist. Now to correct everything, Raymie must win the Little Miss Central Florida Tire Competition, so her picture will be in the paper and bring her daddy home. There is only a minor problem with this plan and that is the fact that Raymie doesn’t know how to twirl a baton. When she signs up for classes, she meets Louisiana and Beverly. Louisiana lives with her grandmother and is determined to win the prize money so she can get her cat back and provide food for her family. Beverly is so sick of competitions that she wants to sabotage this one, so no one will win. This unlikely trio forms a friendship that will see them through difficult times.

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My Sister’s Books Review #104

The Other Boleyn Girl
(The Tudor Court #2)
By: Philippa Gregory

Abridged Audio

Mary Boleyn was a young girl when her family set her in the path of the King’s eye. As his interest piqued, she fell in love with the King, despite adoring his wife. As she gave birth to his children, she realizes her family is power hungry. Now forced to step aside, as her sister Anne is placed in the role of future Queen, Mary must wrestle with what her family holds dear and what her heart feels is right.

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My Sister’s Books Review #103

Naked Heat
(Nikki Heat #2)
By: Richard Castle

Unabridged Audio

Cassidy Towne is a much-hated gossip writer. When her murder body is discovered, Nikki Heat is unexpectedly reunited with Jameson Rook. As the two search for clues amongst the numerous people who had motive, Cassidy’s body goes missing. Not only does Nikki Heat have her plate full, but now that Rook is back in her life, she must face the unanswered romantic questions.  As the search for the missing body comes to an end, more bodies stack up and the whole case is turned upside down. Will Heat and Rook be able to solve the mystery before their lives are sacrificed by the haters?

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My Sister’s Books Review #102

I am Malala

By: Malala Yousafzai

 

When Malala Yousafzai was fifteen years old, she was shot in the head, while on the way to school. The doctors didn’t expect her to survive, but her amazing spirit and determination, gave her the strength to live and to continue to fight the injustices of the world. I am Malala is the story of one brave, young girl’s extraordinary life, and her perseverance during the horrific ordeals of terrorism.

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My Sister’s Books Review #101

The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend

By: Katarina Bivald

 

Sara is from Sweden and she has traveled a long way to Broken Wheel, Iowa, in order to meet her pen pal, Amy. Amy described a lovely town, yet Sara is surprised at the actual dilapidated conditions of this small place. Sara is also caught off guard by the news of her friend’s passing.  The people of Broken Wheel are friendly, but they aren’t readers. Sara decides to share her love of reading with the town, so she opens a bookstore in her friend’s honor. Slowly but surely, Sara and the books win over the residents and this small town begins to feel alive again.

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My Sister’s Books Review #100

Lowcountry Bordello

By: Susan M. Boyer

 

Private Investigator Liz Talbot is gearing up for her wedding and the holiday season. However, when her bridesmaid Olivia calls, panicking that she has found a dead body, in the local bordello, chaos is bound to ensue, especially since it seems the body has gone missing. With the help of Nate, her fiancé and business partner, and Colleen, her ghostly friend, Liz has to expertly weave through police matters, in-laws, traditions and a vivacious, elderly madam. Will Liz be able to make it down the aisle or will this case wreck everything?

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My Sister’s Books Review #99

Bear Stays Up for Christmas

By: Karma Wilson

Illustrated by: Jane Chapman

 

Bear tends to hibernate all through the winter season, which means he is sound asleep during Christmas! His forest friends are determined to make sure Bear stays awake this year, so they find several holiday themed tasks for Bear to do. Will he be able to stay awake with his friends, or will he fall into a deep slumber?

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My Sister’s Books Review #98

Cat as a Hat

By: Richard Lake

Illustrated by: Petrina Ong

 

A young girl experiences everyday life, while her precious cat, Audacious, stays curled on top of her head. The people in her town express their concern and disapproval of this girl and her cat. However, the girl explains to readers all the wonderful things that happen, when you wear a cat as a hat.

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My Sister’s Books Review #97

The Second Mrs. Hockaday

By: Susan Rivers

Release Date: January 10, 2017

 

Placidia is a young teenager, living on her father’s farm, when she meets Major Gryffth Hockaday. The Major has been in several Civil War battles, but he needs a wife, to raise his child and look after the farm. Flash forward to his return home after two years, as he learns that his bride had been pregnant and buried the child. He charges her with infidelity and murder. Is Placidia guilty or are there things that happen on the home front, during war?

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