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text 2018-07-14 01:54
Review: Stolen Affection by Carolyn Keene
Stolen Affections - Carolyn Keene

Teaming up with River Heights detective Sam Fanelli after an eight-year-old boy is kidnapped, Nancy learns that young Jeremy Wright may be the victim of a custody dispute between his movie star mother and paternal grandparents. (from Goodreads)

 

This isn't even a mystery. Like it kind of is, but honestly, there's no plot, there's no suspense, there's no depth (not that there's ever really any depth to a Nancy Drew period, but I mean, this is worse than normal). Bess is not featured, but who needs Bess when you have George... who is Bess in this book. I'm not kidding, once a chapter George mentions food. 

 

George problems aside, there was a romance between Nancy and a cop named Sam that made me really confused and wonder what the heck happened to Ned. I probably should read these in chronological order I'm thinking.

 

Any who, all in all it's a terrible book, even by Nancy Drew standards.

 

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text 2018-07-13 18:17
Reading progress update: I've read 37%.
Stolen Affections - Carolyn Keene

There are so many typos in this it's actually bringing me pain.

 

Edit: I'm so embarrassed to admit that in my haste to complain, I, Danielle, made my own typo. I'm such a hypocrite.

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text 2018-07-13 17:17
Reading progress update: I've read 24%.
Stolen Affections - Carolyn Keene

Theory: There is no mystery, Nancy's just on a wild goose chase based on the imagination of two eight year olds.

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review 2018-07-11 16:59
The Stolen Marriage
The Stolen Marriage - Diane Chamberlain
I absolutely loved this novel. I loved all the historical elements the novel held in it, the twists and turns, the characters and I especially loved how Tess tried to maintain who she was, with all the excitement that was happening in her world. Right from the beginning, the novel took off and it continued right to the very end, there was never a lull. Rich in the history, laden with fantastic characters and situated in an area where favoritism happened on many levels.
 
The year was 1944 and 23-year-old Tess went on a trip with her best friend, Gina. Once they reached their destination, the plans had been changed and the two friends, headed out for dinner. Tess and Gina had quite the night, Tess’s behavior was unlike her normal studious, conscious self. Tess finds herself pregnant, her fiance, Vincent is not the father. That one-night out has changed everything.
 
Locating the father of her baby, Tess agrees to marry him as that would be the proper thing to do for her baby. Vincent is no longer in the picture but Tess thinks of him constantly. Immediately, Tess seems to forget what her needs are and as Henry starts to take control of the situation, I am fearful of what might occur. Tess feels she can fit into his rich, strict family but when we meet Henry’s mother and the rest of the community, I think Tess has bitten off more than she can chew. Tess has a big heart and I loved how she didn’t fall into her role but rather she tried to maintain who she was and she saw individuals for who they were. Their marriage is strange, his family is unusual, the only people I, myself, feel comfortable with, are working in the kitchen and I think Tess feels this too. When polio hits the region, Tess feels the need to do her part and when she stood up strong, I was cheering for her.
 
The novel is filled with wonderful emotional moments: there were times that I was smiling, laughing, angry, frustrated and yes, times where tears were escaping from my eyes. Where would this novel end as Tess battles her way through Hickory? Excellent historical fiction novel that I highly recommend.

 

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review 2018-06-24 21:09
The Stolen Canvas
The Stolen Canvas - Marlene Chase

I had to fly to Anchorage Friday, which is only about a 50 minute flight, for a doctor appointment.  I was really achy so I decided to take this book to read since I knew it would be light reading.  I  guess no one else on here has read it since I had to add it to the system.  

 

This story was pretty slow and not as interesting as others in the series. Tara is at her mother's apartment to gather anything she wanted before they throw out her things. Her mother has passed away and Tara is sad because she never knew her. Her mother was always distant. She finds some letters from an elderly lady in Stony Point that had been writing to her mother. When her boyfriend sees the letters her gets an idea for a way to make some money. He is originally from Stony Point and he remembers that lady named Mrs. Holden in the fancy big house. He and his brother used to do odd jobs for her to earn money.  He decided Tara will go to the house and befriend the women so they can steal some of the cross stitches the woman was famous for that are now fetching a lot of money at auction.  Tara finds that Mrs. Holden has passed away and her granddaughter, Annie Dawson, is living in the house. Tara had agreed to go along with her boyfriends plan but when she meets Annie and the other ladies at the Hook & Needle club, she doesn't want to go through with it anymore. She really just wants to learn more about her mother and hopes someone there will be someone that remembers her.

 

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