2011-Read

The Winters in Bloom by Lisa Tucker

The Winters in Bloom by Lisa Tucker ebook, 288 pages Published September 13th 2011 by Atria Books Synopsis: In bestselling author Lisa Tucker’s latest, a family discovers that it’s only when the walls between the present and past crumble that the future can bloom.     Together for over a decade, Kyra and David Winter are happier than they ever thought they could be.  They have a comfortable home, stable careers, and a young son, Michael, who they love more than anything.  Yet because of their complicated histories, Kyra and David have always feared that this domestic bliss couldn’t last…

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2011-Read, eBook, Mara Punrhagen, NetGalley, YA

Beyond the Grave (Past Midnight #3)by Mara Purnhagen

Beyond the Grave (Past Midnight #3)by Mara Purnhagen Paperback, 256 pages Published August 30th 2011 by Harlequin Teen Synopsis: A haunting new tale in the Past Midnight series… I can’t move forward with my life until I know my demons are confined to the past… Being Charlotte Silver, the daughter of famous paranormal investigators, means my life isn’t like that of other teenage girls. Especially after what happened to my parents. Things changed. I missed prom and deferred my big college plans. But I still have my boyfriend, Noah. He’s everything I could want—if I can figure out what’s up…

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2011-Read, eBook, Karen White

The House on Tradd Street (Tradd Street #1) by Karen White

The House on Tradd Street (Tradd Street #1) by Karen White Kindle Edition, 352 pages Published November 16th 2008 by NAL (first published January 1st 2008) Synopsis: “A brilliant, chilling series debut, featuring a Charleston real estate agent who loves old houses-and the secret histories inside them.Practical Melanie Middleton hates to admit she can see ghosts. But she’s going to have to accept it. An old man she recently met has died, leaving her his historic Tradd Street home, complete with housekeeper, dog-and a family of ghosts anxious to tell her their secrets.Enter Jack Trenholm, a gorgeous writer obsessed with…

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2011-Read, Sarah Dessen, YA

Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen

I love Sarah Dessen’s books. As I have said before, her books have the ability to be refreshing, simple and light yet talk about issues that are not-so-simple either. It is easy to connect to her characters and there is no way you don’t feel for them. Auden is a perfect girl, she is studious – brings straight A’s – acts more mature for her age. She lives with her mother, who is a professor at a university. She tries hard to live upto the standard her mom wants. And her father (who is also a Professor) divorced her mother…

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2011-Read, Ashwin Sanghi, Historical Fiction, Indian Fiction

Chanakya’s Chant by Ashwin Sanghi

Synopsis: The year is 340 BC. A hunted, haunted Brahmin youth vows revenge for the gruesome murder of his beloved father. Cold, cunning, calculating, cruel and armed with a complete absence of accepted morals, he becomes the most powerful political strategist in Bharat and succeeds in uniting a ragged country against the invasion of the army of that demigod, Alexander the Great. Pitting the weak edges of both forces against each other, he pulls off a wicked and astonishing victory and succeeds in installing Chandragupta on the throne of the mighty Mauryan empire. History knows him as the brilliant strategist…

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2011-Read, eBook, Mara Punrhagen, NetGalley, YA

One Hundred Candles (Past Midnight #2) by Mara Purnhagen

One Hundred Candles (Past Midnight #2) by Mara Purnhagen Paperback, 240 pages Published February 15th 2011 by Harlequin (first published February 9th 2011) It’s taken a long time for me to feel like a normal teenager. But now that I’m settled in a new school, where people know me as more than Charlotte Silver of the infamous Silver family paranormal investigators, it feels like everything is falling into place. And what better way to be normal than to go on a date with a popular football star like Harris Abbott? After all, it’s not as if Noah is anything more…

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