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Diana H-B

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  • Hearts of the Missing

  • A Mystery
  • By: Carol Potenza
  • Narrated by: Laura Jennings
  • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

When a young woman linked to a list of missing Fire-Sky tribal members commits suicide, Pueblo Police Sergeant Nicky Matthews is assigned to the case. As the investigation unfolds, she uncovers a threat that strikes at the very heart of what it means to be a Fire-Sky Native: victims chosen and murdered because of their genetic makeup. But these deaths are not just about a life taken. In a vengeful twist, the killer ensures the spirits of those targeted will wander forever, lost to their family, their people, and their ancestors.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Captivating Mystery with a Romantic Edge

  • By Diana H-B on 01-02-19

A Captivating Mystery with a Romantic Edge

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-02-19

I found myself anxious to get to the next chapter, then disappointed there were no chapters left.

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  • A Different Kind of Fire

  • A Novel
  • By: Suanne Schafer
  • Narrated by: Ayesha Kleinjan
  • Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4

Ruby Schmidt has the talent, the drive, even the guts to enroll in art school, leaving behind her childhood home and the beau she always expected to marry. Her life at the academy seems heavenly at first, but she soon learns that societal norms in the East are as restrictive as those back home in West Texas. With the Panic of 1893, the nation spirals into a depression, and Ruby's career takes a similar downward trajectory. After thinking she could have it all, Ruby now wonders how she can salvage the remnants of her life. Pregnant and broke, she returns to Texas.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book, poor performance

  • By SuZReader on 04-26-19

Out of West Texas to her Passion

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-02-18

How does one stifle seething insides? Ruby Louise comes from a small provincial town. Her destiny is etched in the common, the mundane, and in ho-hum west Texas, 1890 tradition. Bismark, her betrothed, is loyal as a mule, but something is missing. She's defies family obstacles and makes it to a Pensylvania art school. There her sexuality and artistic pursuits shake out of her true self. Shaffer boldly draws you in, wrenches your expectations, and leaves you limp at the end. It is a great first showing.

  • Rainbirds

  • By: Clarissa Goenawan
  • Narrated by: David Shih
  • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 30

Ren Ishida is nearly finished with graduate school when he receives news of his sister Keiko's sudden death. She was viciously stabbed one rainy night on her way home, and there are no leads. Ren heads to Akakawa to conclude his sister's affairs, still failing to understand why she chose to abandon the family and Tokyo for this desolate town years ago. Haunted in his dreams by a young girl who is desperately trying to tell him something, Ren struggles to find solace in the void his sister has left behind.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Unusual

  • By RueRue on 06-05-19

Captivating Journey of mystery and grief

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-07-18

Goenawan spins an inextricable web of Ben 's grief and resolution to discover/solve his sister's death.

  • Island of Sweet Pies and Soldiers

  • By: Sara Ackerman
  • Narrated by: Carly Robins, Devon Hales
  • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 32

Violet Iverson and her young daughter, Ella, are piecing their lives together one year after the disappearance of her husband. As rumors swirl and questions about his loyalties surface, Violet believes Ella knows something. But Ella is stubbornly silent. Something - or someone - has scared her. And with the island overrun by troops training for a secret mission, tension and suspicion between neighbors is rising.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Delightful

  • By B. Susanne Brown on 05-31-18

Beyond Paradise

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-22-18

I liked how the story unravels. Ackerman skillfully starts at the idyllic surface and plucks the blossoms off the tropical flowers. By the end we're in the know, about the neighbors, women power, sweet Elena, Herman. I enjoyed it.

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