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Reasons My Kid Is Crying by Greg Pembroke

Reasons My Kid Is Crying by Greg Pembroke

Reviewed by Becky Benoit It’s a perfect summer day. The sun is shining down with a benevolent warmth rare for early June, the wind is sighing gently through …

The Midnight Rose by Lucinda Riley

The Midnight Rose by Lucinda Riley

Reviewed by Becky Benoit There aren’t many time periods that can compete with India during the era of British colonialism for exotic intrigue and sheer …

And then she was gone by Rosalind Noonan

And then she was gone by Rosalind Noonan

Reviewed by Becky Benoit A parent’s list of worst fears is long and terrifying. From the moment our children are born, we worry about what could go wrong. A …

The Abominable by Dan Simmons

The Abominable by Dan Simmons

By Becky Benoit Mount Everest has always beckoned to human beings. The highest mountain in the world, its summit reaching more than 29,000 feet into the icy …

Silence for the Dead by Simone St. James

Silence for the Dead by Simone St. James

Reviewed by Becky Benoit We’re lucky, perhaps, to live in a time when the stigma surrounding mental illness is beginning to lessen. Now that terms like …

The White Princess by Philippa Gregory

The White Princess by Philippa Gregory

Reviewed by Becky Benoit After reading the first three books in the Cousins’ War series by Philippa Gregory, and being enthralled by her retelling of the …

Don’t Go by Lisa Scottoline

Don’t Go by Lisa Scottoline

Reviewed by Becky Benoit As the last of Canada’s soldiers return from the deserts of Afghanistan and a sacrifice that most of us can never truly understand, …

The Red Queen by Philippa Gregory

The Red Queen by Philippa Gregory

Reviewed by Becky Benoit After being thoroughly engrossed in Philippa Gregory’s The White Queen, I couldn’t resist the next book in Gregory’s Cousins’ …