Six Stars for “The Light Between Oceans” by M. L. Stedman

Posted by on Jan 30, 2017 in Mary's Book Reviews | 0 comments

Six Stars for “The Light Between Oceans” by M. L. Stedman

The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman (Goodreads Author) Mary Cushnie-Mansour‘s review   Although I purchased this book in 2016, I didn’t get a chance to read it until 2017, although one night I did watch the movie. The star ratings only go to five, but if I were to be honest, I would give this book SIX stars! “The Light Between Oceans” by M. L. Stedman, a first novel for this Australian author, is worth the Six Stars. It is filled with human emotions – with real life: the loves, the hardships, the...

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Posted by on Jan 27, 2017 in Mary's Book Reviews | 0 comments

A Bend in the Road by Nicholas Sparks (Goodreads Author) Mary Cushnie-Mansour‘s review Five Stars for “A Bend in the Road” by Nicholas Sparks. I have enjoyed reading a couple of Sparks other books, and usually watch the movies that are made from his stories, but I found this book in particular, the one that captivated me the most (outside of “The Note Book.”) “A Bend in the Road” is rippled with human emotions brought on by loss. For Miles Ryan, it was the tragic loss of his beloved wife – an...

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Five Stars for “No Time for Goodbye” by Linwood Barclay

Posted by on Jan 25, 2017 in Mary's Book Reviews | 0 comments

Five Stars for “No Time for Goodbye” by Linwood Barclay

No Time for Goodbye by Linwood Barclay (Goodreads Author) Mary Cushnie-Mansour‘s review Linwood Barclay has a way with weaving a story, and “No Time for Goodbye” is no exception. Five stars for this book. How would your life turn out if you were a teenager who woke up and found your family gone? – vanished without a trace! Twenty-five years later, despite never having discovered what happened to her family, Cynthia begins to feel she is being watched and that someone is after her, maybe realizing that they had missed a...

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Five Stars for “4th of July” by James Patterson

Posted by on Jan 23, 2017 in Mary's Book Reviews | 0 comments

Five Stars for “4th of July” by James Patterson

4th of July (Women’s Murder Club, #4) by James Patterson Mary Cushnie-Mansour‘s review   Five stars for Patterson’s “4th of July” because it kept me intrigued right to the end, and something that doesn’t happen often with me – I didn’t guess the murderer! Lindsay Boxer, a San Francisco police lieutenant, is on trial for killing one youth and putting another one in a wheelchair. She and her partner, because they felt sorry for the two youth, who had run from them and had crashed their car,...

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Four Stars for “Close Enough to Kill” by Beverly Barton

Posted by on Jan 21, 2017 in Mary's Book Reviews | 0 comments

Four Stars for “Close Enough to Kill” by Beverly Barton

¬† Mary Cushnie-Mansour‘s review Four Stars for Beverly Barton’s “Close Enough To Kill.” A fast-paced mystery that will keep you intrigued to discover “who done it?” Although, as a writer, I figured it out quite quickly, the book was still interesting enough to see how the plot unfolded.Set in a small town in Alabama … a female sheriff with daddy issues (father was the former and very popular sheriff) … enter a handsome big city police detective … a psycho killer looking for the perfect...

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Five Stars for “Girl in the Mall” by R. Jetleb

Posted by on Jan 19, 2017 in Mary's Book Reviews | 0 comments

Five Stars for “Girl in the Mall” by R. Jetleb

Girl in the Mall¬† by R. Jetleb Mary Cushnie-Mansour‘s review R. Jetleb, a new author to the book world, has come up with another winner! Her first book, “What About Hailey,” won a five star rating from me – her new book, “The Girl in the Mall” also deserves a five star rating. Jetleb writes of social issues our youth face and she does it with heart and creativity. Set in Toronto, Ontario at the Eaton Centre, we are taken and absorbed into the life of fifteen-year-old Andi. When Andi arrives home one night...

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Five Stars for R. Jetleb’s debut novel – What About Hailey?

Posted by on Jul 12, 2016 in Mary's Book Reviews | 0 comments

Five Stars for R. Jetleb’s debut novel – What About Hailey?

“What About Hailey?” is the debut novel of R. Jetleb. It is the heartwarming story of Hailey and her little brother, Dylan, and their journey to find a ‘forever home’ after the tragic loss of their parents.

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Four Stars for “Blink of an Eye” by Ted Dekker

Posted by on May 23, 2016 in Mary's Book Reviews | 0 comments

Four Stars for “Blink of an Eye” by Ted Dekker

Blink of an Eye by Ted Dekker was definitely a different read than some of the other books I have read by Dekker – The Bride Collector and Boneman’s Daughters, for example – but this novel did not disappoint me.

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Five Stars for “A Prisoner of Birth” by Jeffrey Archer

Posted by on May 11, 2016 in Mary's Book Reviews | 0 comments

Five Stars for “A Prisoner of Birth” by Jeffrey Archer

Five Stars for “A Prisoner of Birth” by Jeffrey Archer; it is a fast-passed story that will keep you glued to your seat, with your eyes furiously scanning the pages right up to the end!

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Book Review – “I Thee Fled” by Armanda Lambert

Posted by on May 4, 2016 in Mary's Book Reviews | 0 comments

Book Review – “I Thee Fled” by Armanda Lambert

“I Thee Fled” is the debut novel of Armanda Lambert. I will admit, this type of story is not my usual choice to pick off a shelf; however, I could not put this book down.

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