Cindy's Treasury of Good Tales

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Cindy's Treasury of Good Tales

Entries Tagged as 'Five Star'

Book Review: Topaz Reign by Teresa Richards

September 29th, 2017 · No Comments · Book Review, Five Star, Young Adult

Calling all fairy tale fans: here is a book for you! Book one of this series—Emerald Bound—gives us an interpretation of the princess and the pea. Topaz Reign continues this tale and introduces the story of Thumbelina. Lindy—the princess who slept on an enchanted emerald, or “pea”—is back in her native land and time. As […]

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Book Review: The Bug Boys by Stewart Hoffman

October 6th, 2016 · No Comments · Book Review, Five Star, Science Fiction

I’ve just finished The Bug Boys and, oh, what a delightful read! This good tale can be found on Book Club Reading List. Synopsis Alex and Ian are two ordinary middle-schoolers growing up in an ordinary small town in England. One afternoon they ate a lunch that made them feel peculiar. Little did they know, that […]

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Book Review: Waterwight by Laurel McHargue

July 1st, 2016 · No Comments · Book Review, Fantasy, Five Star, Young Adult

I’ve finished Laurel McHargue’s Waterwight. What a fun read!! I found this gem on Book Club Reading List. Synopsis After a catastrophe only known as “the Event”, Celeste escapes from a home for orphans with little to no memory of what happened to her parents. Determined to learn the truth, Celeste embarks on an adventure […]

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Book Review: Downburst by Katie Robison

March 29th, 2016 · 3 Comments · Book Review, Five Star, Young Adult

I just finished reading Katie Robison’s Downburst. Readers, this was an AWESOME book! I can’t wait to tell you more. I found this read on the Cheap eBooks reading list. Synopsis Kit is a girl who has run away from home. She is making a meager living by delivering illicit goods (drugs, fake ids, etc) […]

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Book Review: A Chick in the Cockpit

December 28th, 2015 · 1 Comment · Biography/memoir, Book Review, Five Star

I just finished an amazing and inspirational biography. A Chick in the Cockpit is the story of Erika Armstrong’s life as a female pilot and her experiences living with an abusive husband. This tale is perfect for book clubs, it even comes with a list of discussion questions at the end, and can be found on […]

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Book Review: The Angel of Innisfree

November 17th, 2015 · 4 Comments · Book Review, Five Star, Historical Fiction, Love Stories

I’m not sure how to begin this post. I’m in a sort of reading coma–like a food coma, but experienced after over-indulging on a good book. The Angel of Innisfree, by Patrick F. Rooney, is a seriously fantastic read and can be found on Book Club Reading List. Synopsis The story begins in Ireland in […]

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Book Review: “Miss?”

October 28th, 2015 · 1 Comment · Book Review, Five Star, General Fiction

Before I had my own kids and got into book reviewing, I was a behavior counselor to inner-city elementary school students. It was a hard and thankless job; I lasted less than 2 years before I was burned out. The stories told in “Miss?”, by Laurel McHargue, remind me of my own time working with troubled […]

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Book Review: Again, Alabama

October 21st, 2015 · 2 Comments · Book Review, Contemporary Romance, Five Star

What a delightfully cozy feel-good story! Just finished Again, Alabama by Susan Sands last night and I loved it. The perfect book to curl up with under a warm blanket on a cold day with a cup of hot cocoa and a slice of pecan pie. Now doesn’t that sound wonderful?? You can find Again, […]

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Book Review: Prophase, A Present Tale

October 13th, 2015 · 2 Comments · Book Review, Fantasy, Five Star, Young Adult

Just finished Prophase, A Present Tale, by Mitchel Street, last night and holy cow! Talk about a killer ending! Those last few chapters were simply amazing. I’m wishing the sequel was written so I could continue the journey. You can find this young adult, science fiction/fantasy novel on Book Club Reading List under the “Action […]

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Book review: The Gordonston Ladies Dog Walking Club

September 8th, 2015 · 1 Comment · Book Review, Five Star, Mystery

I finished reading this gem over the weekend. What a great find! I found The Gordonston Ladies Dog Walking Club here on Book Club Reading List. Synopsis A unique and comedic murder-mystery story by Duncan Whitehead, The Gordonston Ladies Dog Walking Club (GLDWC) features a wide variety of vibrant characters. In a quiet neighborhood deep […]

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