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Lock and Key by Sarah Dessen

Lock and Key By Sarah Dessen Published in 2008 Paperback, 432 pages  4.5 on 5!! From GoodReads.com, Ruby can take care of herself. She’s used to counting on no one and answering to nobody. But all of that changes when her mother vanishes and Ruby is sent to live with her older sister, Cora. Now Ruby’s got her own room in a fabulous new house, she’s going to private school, and — for the first time — feeling as if she has a future. Plus, there’s an adorable and sweet boy next door, Nate. Everything should be perfect. So why…

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True Believer By Nicholas Sparks

True Believer By Nicholas Sparks Published by May 31st 2005 by Time Warner Book Group Paperback, 434 pages 3.5 on 5! From GoodReads.com, As a science journalist with a regular column in Scientific American, Jeremy Marsh specializes in debunking the supernatural. A born skeptic, he travels to the small town of Boone Creek, North Carolina, determined to find the real cause behind the ghostly apparitions that appear in the towns cemetery. What he doesn’t plan on, however, is falling hopelessly in love with Lexie Darnell, granddaughter of the town psychic. Now, if the young lovers are to have any kind…

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Soul Catcher by Leigh Bridger

Soul Catcher (The Outsider Series #1) by Leigh Bridger Published October 1st 2009 by BelleBooks, Inc. Paperback, 320 pages 4 of 5! Description From the Gothic eccentricity of Asheville, North Carolina to the terrifying recesses of the Appalachian wilderness, from modern demonology to ancient Cherokee mythology, SOUL CATCHER follows the tormented journey of folk artist Livia Belane, who has been stalked through many lives by a sadistic and vengeful demon. Livia and her loved ones, including her frontier-era soul mate and husband, Ian, a Soul Hunter, have never beaten the demon before. Now, in this life, he s found them…

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2009-read, 2nds Challenge, Historical Fiction, Michelle Moran, romance-09, T4MC, Veens, What's in a Name?, YA, YA-Challenge-09

Cleopatra’s Daughter by Michelle Moran

Cleopatra’s DaughterBy Michelle MoranPublished on Sept 15th, 2009Hardcover, 431 Pages From GoodReads.com, The death of Cleopatra was only the beginning… Follows the incredible life of Cleopatra’s surviving children with Marc Antony — twins, named Alexander Helios and Cleopatra Selene, and a younger son named Ptolemy. All three were taken to Rome and paraded through the streets, then sent off to be raised by Octavia (the wife whom Marc Antony left for Cleopatra). Raised in one of the most fascinating courts of all time, Cleopatra’s children would have met Ovid, Seneca, Vitruvius (who inspired the Vitruvian man), Agrippa (who built the…

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Mosaic by Soheir Khashoggi

MosaicBy Soheir KhashoggiOctober 1st 2004 (first published 2003) by Forge Books320 pages4 on 5! From GoodReads.com, Set against the bustling backdrop of New York City and the exotic splendor of Jordan, Mosaic is a story of love and betrayal, of a clash of cultures and traditions—and one woman’s struggle to rebuild her life.Like many working mothers, Dina Ahmed has become adept at juggling her family and her work. She’s the owner of Mosaic, a thriving floral design business, and has been blessed with success, beauty, and, most important, a happy family.But when she returns home one day to discover that…

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Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden

Memoirs of a GeishaBy Arthur GoldenNovember 22nd 2005 (first published 1997) by Vintage512 Pages5 on 5! From GoodReads.com According to Arthur Golden’s absorbing first novel, the word “geisha” does not mean “prostitute,” as Westerners ignorantly assume–it means “artisan” or “artist.” To capture the geisha experience in the art of fiction, Golden trained as long and hard as any geisha who must master the arts of music, dance, clever conversation, crafty battle with rival beauties, and cunning seduction of wealthy patrons. After earning degrees in Japanese art and history from Harvard and Columbia–and an M.A. in English–he met a man in…

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