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Lynxie

Coffee2words

I write, read and review, I blog frequently and love anything to do with books and writing, including editing. I am a Book Nerd and I wear that badge with pride.  http://coffee2words.wordpress.com

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What Tomorrow May Bring
Deborah Rix, Shelbi Wescott, Joseph A. Turkot, David J. Normoyle, Cary Caffrey, Samantha Durante, Megan Thomason, Jenni Merritt, David Estes, Susan Kaye Quinn, Tony Bertauski
The Antique Hunters - L.H. Thomson I paid the $2.99 from Amazon, but it is worth the money if you'd like a sweet tale about love, lust, antiques and some rather sensual cooking.

I didn't love this book, nor did I hate it, it was a good read, but not great. I found it a little too predictable, I think from about 30% in I had already picked up major plot points and although it wasn't confirmed until right at the end, I think that spoilt it a little.

I did like the detail on the antiques, cooking and the history of the town and France - having never been to France it was nice :)

I liked Burton, but not right from the beginning, I wasn't sure what to make of him when we first started - and while I'm on that, why did we need to know all the stuff about the work? I didn't see such a huge benefit and it was a touch boring in places, it could even put people off.

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11% - 'Just then, Arthur reappeared with the chair. Its lines were clean and Nakashima's shop had beveled the inch-thin armrests every ever-so-slightly to flatten them out.'

12% - 'He waivedwaved to them both and...'

12% - 'A Nation of builders. Bloody marvellous.'

15% - 'Burton couldn't figure out how she managed it, as she seemed to have had almost as much to drink as he.'

46% - "...I rather thing think food at home will taste uninspired, after all of this."

56% - 'He was a fine man, but shethe one thing to be irrefutably true: he'd never managed...'

63% - 'Burton had spotted a few items before Mme.' - Suggestion to fill out the shortened versions of Madame etc.