Captive of the Labyrinth: Sarah L. Winchester, Heiress to the Rifle Fortune by Mary Jo Ignoffo

Captive of the Labyrinth: Sarah L. Winchester, Heiress to the Rifle Fortune

Captive of the Labyrinth: Sarah L. Winchester, Heiress to the Rifle Fortune by Mary Jo Ignoffo
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I was curious about Mrs. Winchester, since I had visited the house in San Jose on a couple of occasions. The stories seemed far-fetched, and after reading this, I understand why.

I didn’t get into this book until after the first third of it. The family tree was dull, and it took hours and many pages to get through. Once we got into the story of Mrs. Winchester herself, and the history of San Jose and Santa Clara, it got interesting.

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The Last House on Needless Street by Catriona Ward

The Last House on Needless Street

The Last House on Needless Street by Catriona Ward
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Wow! What a ride! This kept me guessing the whole time. Just when I thought I knew what was going on, I was proven wrong.

The author did a wonderful in her research and the emotions ran high throughout this book. Up until the end, I was guessing the ending. I hope to read more of her books and I hope they are just as amazing!

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Daisy the Dolphin: A book about making good choices by Natalie Pritchard

Daisy the Dolphin: A book about making good choices

Daisy the Dolphin: A book about making good choices by Natalie Pritchard
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is a story with wonderful illustrations that teaches children to listen and make good choices.

I had a little trouble with it, imagining what would happen to Daisy because she didn’t listen. I can see a child having trouble with this at bedtime, thinking about consequences.

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Nettle & Bone by T. Kingfisher

Nettle & Bone

Nettle & Bone by T. Kingfisher
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I picked this book up for bookclub. I have read a few of the author’s other books and have enjoyed them. I wasn’t sure what to expect from this one, but I found that I enjoyed it as well.

Each of the author’s books have been very different, and this one leaned more heavily into magic than I was expecting. There were tinges of fairy tales along the way, but not very heavily.

I didn’t give it five stars because of the way that the story ended. After the tension in the story, it was a very predictable ending. Otherwise, the story was great. Highly recommended!

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