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The Beekeeper's Apprentice: Or on the Segregation of the Queen/A Novel of Suspense Featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes (Mary Russell Novels) by Laurie R King
The Beekeeper's Apprentice: Or on the Segregation of the Queen/A Novel of Suspense Featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes (Mary Russell Novels)

Emily Lehman, January 1, 2013

Despite the fact that many people recommended this book to me it still took me totally by surprise how much I enjoyed it. Mary Russel is a captivating character who is easy to sympathize with, and even though there has been such a Sherlock Holmes craze on the last couple of years the story feels fresh and exciting. The relationship between Mary and Sherlock seems very natural and believable and fascinating. I warn you it is very, very hard to put down.
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A Thousand Words for Stranger by Julie E Czerneda
A Thousand Words for Stranger

Emily Lehman, August 5, 2012

This is the first sci-fi book I ever read and got me into the genre. I first picked it up just because I thought the title was interesting, but it is easy to get sucked into the story. I like the telepathy story line, I think it is well handled and adds a lot. The aliens are cool and believable, not just humans in furry hats, or with weird ears like in some books. Sira is a great lead character, she is vulnerable but strong, and she gets stronger and more sure of her self as the story progresses. I would recommended this whole series!
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A Matter of Class
A Matter of Class

Emily Lehman, July 29, 2012

This is a short easy read that on the surface looks like every other light regency romance. However there is a really surprising twist at the end of this one that really sets it apart and changes the way you look at the whole story. I will not ruin it....but pick it up, I think you will like it.
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Rules of Civility by Amor Towles
Rules of Civility

Emily Lehman, January 16, 2012

This book was really good! After the first chapter I was completely sucked in. I think this will go on to be a classic, or should be anyway. The heroine is inspiring and realistic, I was actually surprised that the author was a man. He really seems to capture the time period, the whole book has a delicious atmosphere, and all the characters are interesting and surprising.
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Emily Lehman, January 1, 2012

I really enjoyed this book because it took me by surprise. I had never heard of the author before, but the idea of a modern day career calligrapher was intriguing so I picked it up. What I really ended up enjoying was the witty and intelligent prose. The story is mostly about relationships. However the reason I recommend it is the serious twist at the end, which I didn't see coming at all and made the book for me.

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