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Summary:

Unless you lived under a rock, you have probably hear of “The Sound of Music.” This book chronicles how the family came to be and what it was like for them after fleeing Austria.

Opinion:

I’ll be quite honest; I did not finish this book. I got half-way before becoming tired of it. My main reason for picking this book up was to compare it to the musical. For instance, Captain Von Trapp did use a whistle to summon the children, but there was only one tune and it was used to call them in from outside since the property was extensive. They did not flee to Switzerland, but to Italy before taking a train to England, and then a boat to America. Like I said before, I didn’t finish the book because I lost interest. Too much repetitive moving about.

© Cori Endicott May 2012

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Summary:

Memories of a childhood friend that disappeared are reawakened when skeletal remains matching her last known description appear. Toss in flamboyant sister, Harry, cameo appearance by estranged husband, Pete, and some would-be thugs, Tempe’s in for more than the Nancy Drew detecting she used to do. Oh, cherry on top: Andrew Ryan’s latest bombshell!

Opinion:

This was one of the better ones. The storyline was interesting and held my attention. Tempe handled Ryan’s speech with dignity and grace; something I’m not sure if I could manage. It will be interesting to see how it is dealt with in the subsequent books.

© Cori Endicott May 2012

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Tempe is filling in for a colleague when fresh remains, instead of ancient remains, show up at an archaeology site. When estranged husband, Pete, comes to town on business, both end up sharing a friend’s beach house, much to Tempe’s annoyance. Andrew Ryan shows up and gets the wrong idea. How much more could go wrong for her?

Opinion:

This one didn’t have me hooked like some, but it wasn’t a bad story either. The tension between Peter and Andrew Ryan was very amusing. Decent story murder-wise. Needed more smut!

© Cori Endicott April 2012

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Summary:

The subtitle of the book says it all: tips, techniques, recipes, food facts, and folklore!

Opinion:

This was a very interesting book. Definitely a put-down-and-pick-up book. Nice and leisurely. It took me several months to read it. I tagged almost every recipe to try at some point. A wonderful book for anyone who is interested in food and cooking.

Highly recommend!

© Cori Endicott April 2012

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