Teacher

B-
All a Man Can Ask

Inner-city Chicago high school art teacher Faye Harper needs a quiet summer by the lake. After a harrowing incident in which the father of one of her students broke her wrist by pushing her down a flight of stairs, the peaceful serenity of her aunt's lakeside cottage in Eden, Illinois is just the ti ...

B
Tides of Passion

Take a little trip to a coastal Carolina town and meet a couple of engaging characters whose struggle against each other - and themselves - provides for a few hours of entertaining reading. A solid sense of time and place, and a good dose of humor, add to the enjoyment of reading Tides of Passion, T ...

B
Her Bodyguard

If I could get a bodyguard like Matt Hawkins, I'd say sign me up for trouble right now. Wowee!! Her Bodyguard was a welcome relief for me after reading a very bad suspense book and an "ehh" book of fiction. This was an actual romance with likable characters and an intriguing mystery. If only I hadn' ...

A
Beautiful Stranger

I read this book with a pack of post-it notes handy so I could mark striking phrases and images. When the book became very thick from yellow flags sticking out of it, I knew I had to take this one to the Desert Island. Beautiful Stranger is one of the most beautifully written books I have read in a ...

A
Skin Deep

You know you have read a good book when, three days after finishing it, your head is still spinning with questions and ideas that the book has raised. In addition to making me really think about issues of color lines (both outside and within the African-American community), Skin Deep makes it pleas ...

B
Charity

The title of this book, Charity, is drawn from two sources. The first is the setting, which is turn of the century Charity, South Dakota. The second is the text from First Corinthians, referring to charity as the pure love of Christ. The harsh South Dakota climate plays an important part in the plot ...

A
Rachel LeMoyne

During the Irish potato famine, Gerald Keegan, a schoolteacher of County Sligo, made a note in his diary about a gift of corn from the Choctaw Indians of the United States. Eileen Charbonneau has taken this diary entry and fashioned an unusual and compelling historical novel around it. Rachel ...

B+
The Cinderella Deal

If you've heard of Jennifer Crusie in the past, it's likely you've heard how funny she writes. While there's plenty of her trademark humor in The Cinderella Deal, there's also quite a bit of poignancy, so much so that I got weepy during the last fourth of the book (and, no, I was not having a PMS da ...