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08/28/2009 - 5:30pm

The Princess and the Hound By Mette Ivie Harrison.

George has always felt burdened by his princely duties, and even more by the need to hide the magic through which he speaks with animals, but when he is betrothed to the strange princess of a neighboring kingdom, his secret, and the persecution of people like himself, must come to an end.


Tales from the Brothers Grimm and Sisters Weird By Vivian Vande Velde.

08/28/2009 - 5:37pm

Here are some suggestions to try…



Remembering Raquel by Vivian Vandevelde.

Various people recall aspects of the life of Raquel Falcone, an unpopular, overweight freshman at Quail Run High School, including classmates, her parents, and the driver who struck and killed her as she was walking home from an animated film festival.


Cures for Heartbreak by Margo Rabb.

08/28/2009 - 5:38pm

Because you liked Forever in Blue: the Fourth Summer of the Sisterhood, you may also enjoy these books:

TTYL - by Lauren Myracle.
Chronicles, in "instant message" format, the day-to-day experiences, feelings, and plans of three friends, Zoe, Maddie, and Angela, as they begin tenth grade. This book also has a sequel, TTFN.

05/26/2009 - 2:17pm

I'm not sure if you only like books set during the U.S.
Civil War or books set against the backdrop of any war. So, I have come
up with the following suggestions based on my assumptions:

"A Tale of Two Cities" by Charles Dickens.
summary from the Publisher: "When the starving French masses rise in
hate to overthrow a corrupt and decadent government, both the guilty and
innocent become victims of their frenzied anger. Soon nothing stands in
the way of the chilling figure they enlist for their cause-La

05/26/2009 - 1:53pm


In response to your book match request for a title similar to The
Earth's Children's Series by Jean Auel, I can offer the following

Dance of the Tiger: A Novel of the Ice Age by Bjorn Kurten, set 35,000
years ago in Ice Age Europe, tells the story of Tiger, son of the
chieftain of a peaceful village of Homo Sapiens, who sets out in search
of the warrior who killed his father. Rescued by a Neanderthal clan,
Tiger falls in love with Veyde, their beautiful leader.

05/26/2009 - 1:21pm


Similar Title: Daddy loves his little girls by t.d. jakes

Comments: I read Maximize the Moment, Cover Girls, Help!I'm Raising Kids

Alone!, Woman Thou Art Loosed!, The Lady, Her Lover, and Her Lord. They
are all excellent books to motivate you to be all God wants you to be!

Genre: Inspirational

Our Response:
Well! You've pretty much gone through our T.D. Jakes offerings! Since
you like T.D. Jakes works so much, how about trying these authors for

08/28/2009 - 5:39pm

The Shadow Thieves by Anne Ursu is part of a series (The Chronus Chronicles) so you may be interested in book 2, The Siren Song, if you haven’t already read it. Since you mentioned liking historical fiction and since The Shadow Thieves (and Percy Jackson) have mythology, I’ve included some books below that have both of these and also a couple with a little fantasy/magic. Here are some other books that I hope you will like:


08/28/2009 - 5:41pm

You were looking for historical fiction, for teens but also possibly for adults. Since Angels Watching Over Me is also a Christian fiction title, I included a few YA books in that category as well.

Historical fiction:

05/25/2009 - 6:53pm


American literature is rich with poems about the passage of time, and the inevitability of change, and how these affect us. Here is a poem by Kevin Griffith, who lives in Ohio, in which the years accelerate by their passing.


12/09/2010 - 12:27pm

If you liked  “Perelandra," you might find something to enjoy in these titles.

“The Sparrow” by Mary Doria Russell
“Emilio Sandoz, a brilliant Jesuit priest, seems like the perfect leader for the first expedition to an extraterrestrial culture. However, when Sandoz returns to Earth 20 years later as the mission's sole survivor, he is accused of unspeakable violence and depravity. Why? An extraordinary fiction debut, by paleoanthropologist Mary Doria Russell.”--Copyright © Libri GmbH.


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