The Winthrop Woman (Katherine) by Anya Seton

The Winthrop WomanThe Winthrop Woman by Anya Seton
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A portrait of a woman striving for life in a man’s world, she went from struggling through life to owning it. I want my daughters to read this book, as well as “Katherine“. She may be strong-willed, but that’s what’s kept her alive in her struggles through dying husbands and times of war. The romance is there, no doubt, but Anya Seton kept the read clean; there’s more sex in modern-day PG TV than there is in these books. A historical romance such as this should be on the ‘to read’ list of any avid reader.

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Gone With The Wind by Margaret Mitchell

Gone with the WindGone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

If you have not seen the movie, don’t, but read the books first; “Gone With The Wind” by Margarett Mitchell, followed by book two,“Scarlett” by Alexandra Ripley. Mitchell and Ripley bring you into the world of the America’s deep south during the time of slavery, uprising, and war; these two books together are a historical masterpiece. Gentlemen of pride, belles and ladies, slaves and the end of the human trade, yet the beginning of new order in all of its chaos. Gripping, and fascinating, this story must be read in its entirety before watching those many hours of film.

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The DaVinci Code by Dan Brown

The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2)The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Dan Brown is a mastermind of the written puzzle. I loved this book so much I had to go buy the hardcover for fear I’d lose the mobi file. Be prepared to be enthralled, to a point where you can’t put it down. If you’re a history buff, or just love fast-paced, action-packed and riveting novels that take you away, this one will take you through the streets and dark places of major cities throughout the globe. Brilliant!

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The Bourne Trilogy by Robert Ludlum

The Bourne Trilogy (Jason Bourne, #1-3)The Bourne Trilogy by Robert Ludlum

A psychological thriller, not something I read a lot of but I do upon occasion enjoy the oddness of it. Oddness in the sci-fi ability to manipulate or reprogram a person’s mind; clear their old memory and restore it with new memories, forcing that person to do things and/or be a certain type of character un-natural to their original mind; just seems a bit far-fetched to me. Although, Ludlum puts forth a well-written work, maintaining consistency, and keeps the reader moving along. The action and suspense of this series were enough to intrigue me into reading the second and third books.

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Lassie Come Home by Eric Knight

Lassie Come-HomeLassie Come-Home by Eric Knight
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I loved Lassie so much as a child, I wanted to name every dog we owned by her. She’s brave, loyal and trustworthy; fearing nothing to return to her human family and her boy, she risks her life repeatedly to rejoin them as she treks Scotland and braves the elements to find them. Every dog-loving child should host this book on their nightstand, and spend time with Lassie.

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