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Ahern, David                                                         Madam Tulip

Ashby, Timothy                                                     Time Fall

Atwood, Christee                                                  Three Feet Under 

Azuski, William                                                    Travels in Elysium  

Basham, Pepper. D                                               Thorn Bearer

Beeson, Sam                                                         A Rare Nativity

Bersen, Corbin                                                     Rust

Bidluka, Anthony                                                Set Free

Block, Sandra                                                       The Girl without a Name

Blomberg, Richard                                              Terror Never Sleeps

Boland, Brian                                                       Caribbean's Keeper

Bond, Alma H. Dr.                                               On the Couch:Hillary Rodham Clinton

Bond, A.S.                                                             Patriot

Bond, A.S.                                                             Heroine

Bosman, Herman                                                 Child Soldier

Bowen, James                                                       A Street Cat Named Bob

Bowen, James                                                        Bob the Amazing Cat

Bridges, Felicia                                                     CzechMate

Buri, Dan                                                               Pieces Like Pottery

Bushkin, Henry                                                     A Hard Act to Follow

Canning, David                                                     Out of the Clouds of Deceit  

Carroll, Lewis                                                       Alice in Wonderland

Christensen, T.C.                                                  The Cokeville Miracle

Clancy, Joanne                                                     Traceless

Clanton, Kelly                                                      365 Affirmations to Smile

Cleveland, Nicole                                                  So he Cheated Now What?

Coffey, Terrance                                                   Valley of the Kings 

Connolly, Shirley Kiger                                       Flame from within 

Cook, Robert                                                        Pulse  

Cooper, Rebecca                                                  "Hey, God? Yes, Charles"

Coty, Debora M.                                                  Too Blessed to be Stressed

Davisson, Valerie                                                 Forest Park

Dean, Taylor                                                        Chasing Fireflies 

DeFina, Angela                                                   The Howling Himalayan and Pepe at Worthwyle

De Villers, Linda                                                 Simple Sexy Food

Dinallo, Greg                                                       The German Suitcase

DiNicolo, Gina Maria                                         Blood Stripe

Doran, James Dr.                                                The Profit Dilemma

Drew, Sheri                                                          The Beginning of Better Days

Druga, Melina                                                     Enterprising Women

Dulinsky, Carl                                                     His Masterpiece

Dye, Dale A.                                                         Havana File

Economos, Dean                                                 A North Shore Story

Erspamer, Lisa                                                    A Letter to My Mom

Faktorovich, Anna                                             The Romances of George Sand

Fenell, Zachary                                                    Off Balanced - A Teenage Memoir

Flower, Paul                                                         The Redeeming Power of Brain Surgery

Fox, Adam                                                            Cell Wars - The Battle for Brian

Forrest, Alistair                                                    Libertas

Foyt, Jon                                                               Marcel Proust in Taos

Fry, Patricia                                                         Cat-Eye Witness

Fry, Patricia                                                         Sleight of Paw

Fry, Patricia                                                         Mansion of Meows

Fry, Patricia                                                         Undercover Cat

Fry, Patricia                                                         PAWTners in Crime

Fry, Patricia                                                         PAWSitively Sinister

Fry, Patricia                                                         The Purrfect Lie

Fry, Patricia                                                         A Picture-Purrfect Christmas

Fry, Patricia                                                         Claws for a Cause

Fry, Patricia                                                         Catnapped

Fry, Patricia                                                        The Colony Cat Caper

Fry, Patricia                                                        A MEOWvelous Witness

Fry, Patricia                                                        The Amazing CATventure

Fry, Patricia                                                          Audio Book - Catnapped

Gentri                                                                   Dare - Music Video

Georgaklis, Helen                                                 99 things... - Before planning Retirement

Gigante-Brown, Catherine                                  The El

Gigante-Bown, Catherine                                   Different Drummer

Gravelle, Suzanne                                                Unfinished

Gray, Heather                                                      Redemption

Gunter, Jay                                                            Left Hand Tree

Gupta, Preeti                                                        I'll Put 3 Chips on God

Hakan Palm, O                                                   Surviving Hitler

Hale, Terry Lynne                                              The Straight forward Internet

Hall, Vickie                                                          Rising Sun, Falling Star

Hallock, Rick                                                      Evil Shadows

Hanan, Sally                                                       Empower Yourself

Harding, David-Michael                                   The New Illuminati

Hartner, Mike                                                     I, Walter

Hawkins, Brian                                                  The Stamp

Hawkes, Jaclyn M.                                             Peace River 

Hickman, Tracy & Laura                             Swept up by the Sea  

Hollyday, Thomas                                               China Jewel

Hollyday, Thomas                                              Magnolia Gods

Hollyday, Thomas                                              Powerboat Racer

Hubbell, Annette                                                 A Spoonful of Grace

Hurley, Michael                                                  The Prodigal

Ingram, Judith                                                    Gratitude...It's Good for you!

Ingram, Judith                                                    A Devotional Walk with Forgiveness

James, J. Frank                                                   Dead Money Run

Jasper, Elizabeth                                                 A Bed of Knives

Jeanbill                                                                Almost a Millennium

Jennings, Anne-Marie                                       Not Alone on the Voyage

Johnson, Julie, Christine                                  The Crows of Beara

Johnson, Sarah M.                                             Life is Beautiful

JonPaul, Chloe                                                   The Business of Children

Kamm, Kurt                                                       Hazardous Material

Kamm, Kurt                                                      Tunnel Visions

Kasson, Sue                                                        99 Things...Before Getting Fit

Kesten, Greg                                                      Financial Freedom

Khadas, Gurutej                                                The Moon She Rocks You...

Kilpak, Josie S.                                                   Baked Alaska

King, Laurie R                                                    Dreaming Spies

King, Lela. K                                                      The Shepherd

Kipack, Josi S.                                                     Fortune Cookie

Kim, Nadia                                                          Reflection

Kubicki, Gerald J. & Kristopher                 A Dubious Race

 Kubiciki, Gerald and Kristopher                   The Tayos Caves

Kuykendall, A.K                                                Conspirator's Odyssey

LaFerney, Jeff                                                     Jumper

Land, John                                                          The Tenth Circle

Land, John                                                          Black Scorpion: The Tyrant Reborn

Larkin, Alison                                                    Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking...

Laswell, Larry                                                    Vowels to the Fallen

Lawerence, W.E.                                                Chakana

Leland, Karen                                                     ...Ultimate Guide to Pinterest for Business

Lender, Sandy                                                     Choices Meant for Gods 

LeRoy, David                                                      The Siren of Paris

Light, N.N                                                           Poetry of Love

Lobdell, Wayne                                                  Hilly Pilly and the Little White Lie

Lomer, Stephen                                                  Typo Squad

Long, Jenny                                                        Expect a Miracle

LoTempio, T.C.                                                  Claws fo Alarm

Lundquist, Jenny                                              The Wondrous World of Violet Barnaby

Luzzatto, Kfir                                                    Exodus '95

Lyde, John                                                          The Miracle Maker is Coming

Nace, Jonathan                                                  Inevitable

Mahone, Beverly                                                ...Without Committing Murder

Maio, Juliana                                                     City of the Sun

Marks, Ginger                                                    Presentaional Skills for the next....

Markun, Paul                                                     The Big Disrupter

Marshall, Judith                                                Husbands May Come and Go...

Martin, Christoph                                             The Expansion

Martin, Phil                                                       The One They Couldn't Steal

Marx, Elizabeth                                                 Binding Arbitration

Matheny, Eric                                                    The Victim

McCarthy, Susan Carol                                    A Place we knew well

McGuire, Joshua K.                                         Miracles and Blessing

Mercer, Dwayne                                               Overcoming Spiritual Vertigo 

Mimms, John. D                                                The Tesla Gate

Moreton, David                                                  The Seed Garden

Moro, Javier                                                       The Red Sari

Morris, Marilyn                                                 Once a Brat

Morris, Marilyn                                                 Forces of Nature

Mukerji, Uday                                                   Love, Life, and Logic

Murray, John                                                     Code Name: Papa

Nehamen, Dennis A.                                          Mistaken Enemy

Nehme, Alice                                                      A Testimonial of Insanity - The Journey Home

Nichol, Shellie                                                    Destination Hope

Noor, Irene                                                         Yet, Home

O'Donnell, S.D.                                                 Deadly Memories

O'Donnell, S.D.                                                 Shadow Journey

Oganova, Eugenia                                            Awakening the Harmony within

O'Hara, Michael Brian                                   The Adventures of Alexander T. Frog

O'Leary, Shannon                                            The Blood on my Hands

Ouellette, Pierre                                               The Forever Man

Owen, Marjorie                                                 Ladies of Class

Owen, Marjorie                                                 The Poison Pen

Owen, Marjorie                                                 An Empty Sky

Owen, Marjorie                                                 Happily Ever After

Park, WR                                                           The Franciscan

Pashley, Karen                                                  Precious in His Sight   

Pelican Book Group                                         First Day of Lent                                     

Pollak, Peter G.                                                 House Divided

Poznansky, Uvi                                                  The Music of Us

Poznansky, Uvi                                                  Dancing with Air

Preston, Mar                                                     On Behalf of the Family

Prosmushkin, Greg                                           Tequila Assassin:Malinalli Way

Raffet, Donne                                                    Hedonism 

Rakunas, Chris                                                  Tears for the Mountain 

Rama-Hoffman, Danielle                                  The Council of Light

Rama-Hoffman, Danielle                                 The Council of Light

Raynes, H.A.                                                     A Nation of Enemies

Reed, Calee                                                       What Heaven Feels Like

Reed, Don C.                                                     Stem Cell Battles: Prop. 71

Richardson, A.H.                                                Jorie and the Magic Stones

Robbins, Lynn G.                                             Love is a Choice

Robichaud, Sarah                                             99 things before...Getting Fit

Russell, Ona                                                      Rule of Capture

Sam, Augustine                                                Review - Flashes of Emotion

Sam, Augustine                                                Flashes of Emotion

Scarlet, C.J                                                        The Kindness Cure

Schatt, Stan                                                       A Bullet for Ghost Whisperer

Schatt, Stan                                                       Murder at the River Bend Retirement Resort

Schmid, Claude                                                 Princes of War

Sears, Gale                                                         Belonging to Heaven

Selwood, Dominic                                              The Apocalypse Fire

Seskis, Tina                                                       One Step Too Far

Simukka, Salla                                                 As White As Snow

Smith, Seth Adam                                           Rip Van Winkle and...

Smolkin, Linda                                                Among the Branded

Snowdon, David                                               The Mind of a Genius

Sokol, Connie                                                    Motherhood Matters

Sones, Richard                                                  A Brush with the Beast

Springer. Ilene                                                      The Diary of an American Expatriate

Steinhauer, Rene                                              Saving Jimani

Stevens, Mitchell                                              Deliberate Deceite

Stone, Al                                                           Talisman of El

Sunseri, Heather                                              Exposed in Darkness

Sutton, Richard                                                Sailli Tales

Talley, April                                                      David's Song

Tapley, Drew                                                     Utopian Frontiers

Targ, Russell                                                     The Reality of ESP

Teel, Joy A. Jr.                                                 Rise of the Iron Eagle

Thomas, Santhosh K.                                      A few days with my God and my Angel

Thomason, Jon                                                 Max Xylander

Thorpe, Roderick                                            Hot Pursuit

Tingen, Patti                                                    A God for all Seasons

Tomlinson, Dave                                              Around the World in 80 Tales

Trimbur, Judy Marie                                      She Thought, She Could, She Did, Healing

Twiss, Johan                                                    4 Years Trapped in My Mind Palace

Van Den Bos, Alida                                        The Singing Violin

Vanes, Zandra & Smith. Tamu           Diary of Two Mad Black Mormons

Vanhatten, Wendy                                          When the Cat Speaks...Listen

Vivian, H.W.                                                    Monarchs

Waller, Kelley Rose                                        The Senators Youngest Daughter

Warner, M.Cote                                              The Stratus Estate

Weeks, Hilary                                                  The Power of Positive Thinking

Welch, David                                                    Stop the Insanity Target 2014

White, Karey                                                   My Own Mr. Darcy

Williams, D.J.                                                   Waking Lazarus

Williams, Toni                                                 Between Two Fires

Wilson, Eric                                                     Decades of Doubt

Wilson, Sariah                                                 The Ugly Stepsister Strikes Back

Woodbury, Claire                                           The Weeping Willow

Wreford, Michael                                            Kill with a Borrowed Knife

Zanoyan, Vanhan                                            Sacred Sands

Zurl, Wayne                                                    From New York to the Smokies


Ladies of Class by Marjorie Owen 

The fact that Laura Clayton is about to die comes as no surprise - in fact we are told that it will happen right from the beginning of LADIES OF CLASS. The reason for her death however is not clear. Laura has lived in the English village of Burshill for thirty years. Widowed for five years, she is a pillar of the community, highly regarded by the vicar and his wife, and an old friend of the Chief Constable. She shouldn't have had an enemy in the world, but her death proves that she did. When two more women die, both of whom knew Laura, then the police need to look for more links.

Newly promoted Detective Chief Inspector Richard Hayward broke his leg, not in the course of his duties, but by slipping on a patch of ice. So his mother Ella is helping him move into his new house at Burshill. The Chief Constable requests that Richard make an early return to work to take on the Laura Clayton case. Richard's New Zealand born wife Kate has gone home to visit her sick father and Ella becomes his sounding board in an increasingly complex and tricky case.

LADIES OF CLASS is written very much in the style of the village cosy, with many of the hallmarks of Golden Age writing. Despite the fact that three deaths occur in quick succession, they are presented in that peculiarly flat, almost bloodless, style characteristic of the period. Dialogue dominates the structure of the novel, and the author tends to underline the importance of certain events and statements, presumably to ensure that we don't miss their significance.

For me there were things that didn't quite work given the period of the setting, which I thought was the late 1960s. Long distance telephone calls have to be booked, in keeping with the times, while long distance aeroplane journeys seem to be accomplished in very short time. The author's attempt to render cockney speech verbatim was just a little irritating too, but she attempted it, thankfully, with just one character.

Despite these minor annoyances, the plot is well woven, the characters carefully drawn, and there was just enough to trouble "the little grey cells." There are plenty of readers who will find this a satisfying read. [...]

An Empty Sky by Marjorie Owen

 A story of love and love lost extending back in time to World War 11. A picture discovered forms many images and memories that cause pain and joy to several people. One of them may have psychic inclinations towards the picture. ‘A picture is worth a thousand words.’
Money is no object. She can have anything she wants. But when it comes to one picture in particular, her husband forbids her to buy it. Why does he hate the picture? Her love for someone else during the days of World War 11 are somehow coming back to haunt them both. Is she psychic and does not know it? A friend steps in to help solve the mystery of the picture and maybe her marriage.

Happily Ever After by Marjorie Owen

 A woman left on her own in mid life has to make some life changing decisions. As a wife and mother with no career, there seems no answer to her crisis. This is a story about family dynamics and romance. When her husband died so suddenly, leaving his affairs in such a muddle, and it dawned on everybody there was absolutely nothing left, what alternative was there but to accept her son’s invitation to make her home with him? A woman in her forties with no skills, no training, and no experience, there seemed no other way out.
What choices does she have?



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