Posts tagged with ‘4 Star books’

  • Book Review: Longbourn

    By on January 15, 2014

    I enjoyed this new retelling of Pride and Prejudice from the servants point of view, with their own drama...

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    Polly Castor
  • Book Review: Prisoners of the Sea

    By on December 21, 2013

    One of the advantages of our approach toward homeschooling is that we created a culture of reading aloud as...

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    Polly Castor
  • Book Review: A Small Farm in Maine

    By on November 10, 2013

    I really enjoyed this small volume and give it four stars. I chose to read it for my memoir...

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    Polly Castor
  • Book Review: Robert McCloskey

    By on August 22, 2013

    While I was in Maine and in his stomping grounds, I read this biography of one of my favorite...

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    Polly Castor
  • Book Review: The Power of Habit

    By on March 26, 2013

    I have thought a lot about the power of habits over the years. This book is good and well...

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    Polly Castor
  • Book Review: The Flight of Gemma Hardy

    By on March 8, 2013

    Not particularly a Jane Eyre fan, I was reluctant to read this book fashioned closely after that story. ...

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    Polly Castor
  • Book Review: The Reluctant Widow

    By on February 25, 2013

    I have long been recommended by many to read Georgette Heyer – people commonly say that anyone who likes...

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    Polly Castor
  • Book Review: Abstract City

    By on February 18, 2013

    I liked this book more than I thought I would, and I give it four stars. It is both...

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    Polly Castor
  • Book Review: Miss Buncle

    By on February 11, 2013

    When I read strongly positive reviews of the two books shown below, I decided to get them from inter-library...

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    Polly Castor
  • Book Review: The Shoemaker’s Wife

    By on February 1, 2013

    This is a clean, sweeping saga of marriage, hard work, family, Italian Opera, friendship and love. The story begins...

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    Polly Castor
  • Book Review: Joy for Beginners

    By on December 7, 2012

    A few years ago I reviewed this author’s "School of Essential Ingredients." When I saw she had a new...

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    Polly Castor
  • Book Review: Unpacking My Library: Writers and Their Books

    By on November 15, 2012

    I had seen this book in my book catalogs so when it showed up on a library’s new book...

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    Polly Castor