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August Books

I read 6 books last month:

1) A Summer in Sonoma - Robyn Carr. Carr has become one of my favorite "light romance with substance" authors. I'm glad I found her!

2) The Shadow of Your Smile - Mary Higgins Clark. It was okay, but not up to her normal suspense standard.

3) Who Loves You Best - Tess Stimson. This was the Target "book of the month". The first page kind of blew my mind. I am no prude by any means, but it kind of surprised me that it would be a Target pick. It was one of those books that you kind of wonder why you continue reading it, but once I got about halfway through I was into the story and it turned out to be a pretty good read. The fact that there were boy/girl twins (infants) in the story helped!

4) Game Over - Fern Michaels. This is supposedly the last book of the Sisterhood series, but...I'm not sure it's the end :-)

5) Private - James Patterson. One of my favorite authors and one of his best books in the last year or two.

6) The Vigilante's Bride - Yvonne Harris. I won this book from Library Thing, and will be reviewing it on their web site. It's not the type of book I usually read anymore (historical romance) - but I did enjoy it.

My first book of September is OPEN: An Autobiography by Andre Agassi. I've only read the first two chapters so far, but I think it's going to be very interesting.


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