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Sepharad by Antonio Munoz MolinaSepharad by Antonio Munoz Molina. $ 2.99

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From one of Spain’s most celebrated writers, an extraordinary, inspired book—at once fiction, history, and memoir—that draws on the Sephardic diaspora, the Holocaust, and Stalin’s purges to tell a twentieth-century story.
Shifting seamlessly from the past to the present and following the routes of escape across countries and continents, Muñoz Molina evokes people real and imagined who come together in a richly allusive pattern—from Eugenia Ginsburg to Grete Buber-Neumann, the one on a train to the gulag, the other heading toward a Nazi concentration camp; from a shoemaker and a nun who become lovers in a small Spanish town to Primo Levi bound for Auschwitz. From the well known to the virtually unknown—all of Molina’s characters are voices of separation, nostalgia, love, and endless waiting.
Written with clarity of vision and passion, in a style both lyrical and accessible, Sepharad makes the experience our own.
A brilliant achievement.

Winner of the 2004 PEN Translation Prize and the 2013 Jerusalem Prize, a biennial literary award given to writer whose works have dealt with themes of human freedom in society.

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Sarah Bishop by Scott O'DellSarah Bishop by Scott O’Dell. $ 1.99

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Left alone after the deaths of her father and brother, who take opposite sides in the War of Independence, Sarah Bishop flees from the British who seek to arrest her and struggles to shape a new life for herself in the wilderness.
Left alone after the deaths of her father and brother who take opposite sides in the War for Independence, and fleeing from the British who seek to arrest her, Sarah Bishop struggles to shape a new life for herself in the wilderness.

I loved Island of the Blue Dolphins which tot and I read together. I think I’ll pick this up for the tot. I do wonder why O’Dell keeps writing about these young girls in isolation.

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Sourdough Creek (Western Historical Romance)  by Caroline FyffeSourdough Creek by Caroline Fyffe . $ .99

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SOURDOUGH CREEK – Western Historical Romance

Nevada Territory, 1851

Cassie Angel is used to taking care of herself. With a spirit of adventure, and an open-minded belief in others, she departs a dying Nevada town for the golden opportunities that await in California—along with a new life. When charming Sam Ridgeway shows up, claiming to know her uncle, and offers protection in her travels, she has no idea there is an ulterior motive involved.

Cute seems to be a recurring word for this book. It’s a quick and light read.

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Just Desserts (Holland Springs)  by Marquita ValentineJust Desserts by Marquita Valentine . $ .99.

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New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author, Marquita Valentine, is excited to share the newest contemporary romance in her bestselling Holland Springs Series!

Holland Springs #4

What an earl wants isn’t always what he gets…

British Billionaire and modern day earl of Spenserfield, Sebastian Romanov only wants one thing in life: To reclaim his position as president of Romanov Industries. But first he has to clean up his reputation to convince the Board that he’s a dependable bloke who’s willing to put the company above everything, including his personal life. Finally given an excuse to sort things out with his estranged twin brother, he boards a jet to Holland Springs, North Carolina, never dreaming he’d find the solution to his all his problems in the town’s sexy caterer, Daisy Barnes.

She’s going to serve him his just desserts…

Daisy Barnes, owner of The Sweet Spot, has plans. Plans that don’t include posing as some arrogant–yet sexy as hell–earl’s fiancée. But when unexpected insurance bills -to the tune of two hundred and fifty thousand dollars–from her mother’s unsuccessful battle with cancer come due, she’s forced to accept his offer and his money. Only problem for Daisy–underneath that cold exterior is a man that can set her on fire with just one touch.

As Sebastian and Daisy spend more time together, they find it harder and harder to not give into temptation. Soon neither can tell where the fake romance ends and true love begins…

Likeable characters but the hero does something kind of bad at the end and doesn’t give enough grovel says one reviewer.

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Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She self publishes NA and contemporaries (and publishes with Berkley and Montlake) and spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com


  1. carmen webster buxton
    Nov 13, 2013 @ 15:23:32

    Love the cover of Sarah Bishop! It’s kind of the anti-Barbie.

  2. Carolyne
    Nov 13, 2013 @ 16:16:38

    I do wonder why O’Dell keeps writing about these young girls in isolation.

    To balance out the number of adventures all the self-reliant boys get–and make sure there aren’t any boys around to butt in? :)

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