I Still Dream About You by Fannie Flagg (2010)
A charming and heartwarming book. I laughed and I cried. It was well worth the wait.
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Shanghai Girls by Lisa See (2009)
The novel traces the story of two sisters and their lives from Shanghai to California. At times it’s very heart wrenching. Shanghai Girls shows how strong the bond between sisters is.
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The Tenth Gift by Jane Johnson (2008)
I was completely enthralled from the first page. Historical mystery based on historical fact. Two intertwining stories of Julia in modern-day Cornwall and Catherine in 17 century Cornwall mix together for an engaging story within a story. The detailed descriptions of the actualities of the Barbary Pirate slave trade and the exotic environment of Morocco then and now leap off the page, allowing you to feel as if you are there. Both women are connected by their gift of embroidery, which plays a key role.
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Fix-it and Forget-it 5-ingredient Favorites: comforting slow-cooker recipes by Phyllis Pellman Good (2007)
Love, love, love this book! I included the broccoli dish for Thanksgiving dinner for the first time. All 20 guests requested it become a permanent dish on Thanksgiving. Very easy to make.
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Making Money by Terry Pratchett (2007)
As one of the Discworld series, the book follows the continuing adventures of Moist von Lipwig, “reformed” con man, as he takes over Ankh-Morpork’s banking industry. With his usual flair for sadistic characters and dry humor, Pratchett has produced another book that makes you laugh out loud!
Also check out the author’s website for a Discworld travel guide, characters and themes by title, and miniseries information.