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Company Town by Madeline Ashby

If you’re looking for a science fiction/dystopian/mystery/thriller with a strong female lead, I recommend Company Town.  I can’t say this is a perfect book.  It mashed a few too many concepts together for my taste. But it’s a fun, well-written, roller-coaster-ride story.  A perfect beach read, you might say. As the book begins, this Canadian … Continue reading

Dragonfly in Amber and Outlander, Season Two
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Dragonfly in Amber and Outlander, Season Two

I’ve been binge-reading Book 2 of the Outlander series, Dragonfly in Amber, and also watching the show.  This picture is what my book looks like, which I bought in the mid-90s (!). I’ve always felt a little conflicted about this book.  On the one hand it’s probably Gabaldon’s best STORY in the series, except maybe … Continue reading

Did You Ever Have a Family by Bill Clegg
Contemporary Fiction / First Novels / Highly Recommended / New to Me Author

Did You Ever Have a Family by Bill Clegg

I expected lots of melodrama and tear-jerkery from this story about a woman who loses her entire family overnight in a house fire — the night before a wedding, no less.  But that’s not what I got.  Instead, this is a really rich story about two families (three really, but one is much more peripheral).  … Continue reading