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A Book Review of The Rose Code by Kate Quinn

The Rose Code Book Review by Richard CummingsIn this book review of The Rose Code by Kate Quinn, I will give you questions that you need to answer to determine if this is the right book for you.

I have never taken this approach with my book reviews before but it sounds like a unique and effective way to determine if a book is meant for you to read.

Why might this approach be effective? Well, I can tell you that I really enjoyed The Rose Code by Kate Quinn, so much so that I intentionally read more slowly than usual just so I would not reach the ending too soon.

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The End of Her by Shari Lapena: A Book Review by Richard Cummings

the-end-of-her-book-review-by-richard-cummingsI haven’t been disappointed by a Shari Lapena book since fate brought us together. Would the trend continue or is The End Of Her going to be our first disappointment as a couple?

Our relationship began with The Couple Next Door, a sultry fictional treat filled with deception, betrayal, and surprising twists with every turn of the page.

It was like the beginning of every relationship when your partner can do no wrong and every moment with that person is a delight.

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Then She Was Gone: A Book Review by Richard Cummings

then-she-was-gone-book-review-richard-cummingsThen She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell has one juicy plot twist and several interesting, often cringeworthy, characters. Does that make it worth a read? Let’s find out!

When I began Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell, the writing and the Englishness of it all resonated with me: have I read a Lisa Jewell book before?

Of course, I thought, I have even reviewed The Family Upstairs, one of her recent novels and one I thoroughly enjoyed.

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Sex and Vanity by Kevin Kwan: A Richard Cummings Book Review

sex-and-vanity-book-review-richard-cummingsI’m easily manipulable – I chose to read the book Sex and Vanity simply for the salacious title AND because I heard the same author had also written the book Crazy Rich Asians, a movie [not book] that I enjoyed.

Why not? What the h*ll? Let’s go for it!

Sex and Vanity by Kevin Kwan — the Amazon page for the book promises the following:

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The Other Mrs. by Mary Kubica: A Book Review by Richard Cummings

the-other-mrs-review-richard-cummingsIn this review of The Other Mrs. by Mary Kubica, I’ll tell you why this book may leave you feeling either deceived, scared, or intrigued. Or perhaps all three…

I chose to read The Other Mrs because it kept popping up in my Amazon recommendations list. You know the one. Where it says “Customers who read this book also read”. It looks like this:

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Book Review: The Wives by Tarryn Fisher

book-review-the-wives-tarryn-fisher-by-richard-cummings-In this book review of The Wives by Tarryn Fisher, I’ll tell you three things: Why you’ll like it, why it will annoy you, and why it may surprise you.

First, let me confess a disservice I’ve done to Tarryn Fisher, the author of The Wives. I typically do not read books of a similar genre consecutively. I find this unfair to the second undertaking. It’s as if you’ve just scratched an itch that you’ve had for a long time… the second scratch will will never feel as good as the first.

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Book Review: The Last Trial by Scott Turow

scott-turow-the-last-trial-review - richard-cummingsWhen I saw that Scott Turow had released a new book entitled The Last Trial, I felt like an old friend was coming to town and I looked forward to their arrival with pleasant anticipation.

I’m grateful to Scott Turow every time he writes a book — they arrive too infrequently and pass too quickly.

It all began back in 1987 with Presumed Innocent, a legal thriller with just the right proportion of character development, plot intrigue, and great writing. I was equally absorbed by his follow-up The Burden of Proof and then found myself looking forward to each new release by Scott Turow.

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Richard CummingsBook Review: The Last Trial by Scott Turow
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Normal People By Sally Rooney: A Book Review by Richard Cummings

normal-people-sally-rooney-review-richard-cummingsThe very reason I chose to read Normal People by Sally Rooney was the ordinary title — definitely not click bait!

Of course, I put more in my decision to read a book than a quick glance at the title but it was initially the title of Sally Rooney’s book — Normal People — that interested me.

I guess I had a contrarian thought after seeing the title: any author that takes such a big risk with an unappealing title must know the inner-beauty of their work.

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A Review of Camino Winds by John Grisham

camino-winds-review-richard-cummingsIn this review of Camino Winds by John Grisham, I might tell you what you do not want to hear but I will also tell you something else that you do want to hear – you will enjoy this book!

Often, I tell my readers why I chose a book. A book is always a time commitment and so we want to choose wisely.

No such decision making process is required when a new John Grisham book comes out — I will read it.

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Richard CummingsA Review of Camino Winds by John Grisham