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Vicki Newell has commented on (57) products.

Noah's Castle by John Rowe Townsend
Noah's Castle

Vicki Newell, August 21, 2010

What makes this book even more terrifying is the fact that it is so real. I like how each of the characters have such extreme personalities, it makes you wonder if your personality would change under such an intense situation.

Even though Barry's father has a bad attitude toward women, I think it added to the book instead of took from it. Men like that do exist. But thankfully, not in my world.

This is a thriller that will be in your head for a long time after you close the book.
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Seven Year Switch by Claire Cook
Seven Year Switch

Vicki Newell, July 15, 2010

This was my first Claire Cook book. If I'd known how much I would love her writing style, I would have read all of her books by now.

The book is laugh out loud funny from the very beginning. Every "Lunch Around The World" story was hilarious, especially the descriptions of the members like "T-shirt Tom". My favorite character was Jill. She isn't perfect, she has doubts, fears and worries just like we all do. When her ex shows up she wants to tell him what she really thinks about him and send him back to wherever he came from. But, for the sake of her daughter, she lets him back into their lives. She's a mom who cares about everything that effects her daughter, but knows when to back off and give her room to make her own decisions and be herself.

Another character, Billy was a favorite. Billy is a business man who wears bike shorts to meetings and dressier clothes to ride bikes. Now that's funny!! Jill doesn't feel she is good enough a catch for Billy, and I was so glad the author thought different. He saw the real Jill and made her feel special.

I also thought Jill's friend Cynthia was a great character. I liked that the two women were like night and day. Cynthia always seemed to be in a tennis outfit and was always "playing dumb", although she was in fact very smart. I've know a few women like that.

This book will have you thinking of Jill as a friend. I laughed, cried and worried right along with her.

I would recommend this book to anyone who likes an easy, funny, feel good book. I can't wait to read the other books by Claire Cook.
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In Free Fall by Juli Zeh
In Free Fall

Vicki Newell, June 24, 2010

This was a strange book to read, hard at times to "get" the wordings of the author and all the referals to physics, which I don't remember much of from school. Other than that, it moved quickly, was extremely intense and had many surprising twists that kept me guessing how it was going to unfold.

Not one of the best books I've read this year, but good enough that I'd recommend it to suspense lovers.
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The Missionary by William Carmichael
The Missionary

Vicki Newell, June 22, 2010

What an amazing book!! It's fast paced and has loads of surprises. The characters are believable and the story gets better and better with every twist. This book has it all: missionaries, drug cartels, dictatorships, faith, family and more.

If you like thriller/suspense, you'll love this book. I hope there is a book 2!
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The Alexandria Letter
The Alexandria Letter

Vicki Newell, June 15, 2010

I love thriller/suspense and I love Christian fiction. This is both. The story is about Nathan Tobin, a Cambridge scholar, who finds an ancient Aramaic letter. It is supposedly written by a follower of Jesus, a physician with healing powers, and John The Baptist. Nathan then sets out on a journey to find the truth.

This is a very good book. It will make you want to reach the last page so you will know how it all unfolds. It was not only very interesting but was a very thought provoking book.
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