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The Science of Time Travel : The Secrets Behind Time Machines, Time Loops, Alternate Realities, and More! Elizabeth Howell

Some of the information about the science and legacy of some of the famous science fiction time travel stories was interesting, but I found this book too politically correct, moralistic and condescending. It is written for teenagers, so I am not sure what I would think if I were a teenager, but I have a feeling that it would still annoy me.

I received this free ebook from Edelweiss in return for an honest review.

The Scent Keeper A Novel by Erica Bauermeister

This is a beautifully written novel but I found it almost unremittingly miserable. However, the riveting story, sympathetic characters and luminous descriptions made up for that! I am not sure if I would read it again, though, but I will read some of Erica Bauermeister"s other books.

The story concerns Emmeline who lives an idyllic life with her father on a deserted Canadian island, fascinated by his scent machine and his magical bottles of scents. Her life is full of secrets, however. After a huge tragedy strikes, Emmeline is taken in by a lovely couple, but she is bullied at school. She meets Fisher there, a kindly boy and neighbour who helps her. In this coming-of-age story, Emmeline's urge to discover her secrets grows stronger, but will she lose herself along the way?

It's certainly a great first novel, and the characters are so real, I really wanted to see what happened! I recommend it for anyone who likes atmospheric and insightful romantic stories. I would love to…

Natasha Gregson WagnerMore Than Love : An Intimate Portrait of My Mother, Natalie Wood

This is a lovely memoir of growing up as the daughter of  the beautiful and vivacious Natalie Wood. Natasha Gregson Wagner gives us an inside look into Hollywood life, its glamour and its dark side, She also dispels myths about Natalie, such as that her mother was a tyrant who made her act, and about Robert Wagner.

This is a story worth telling and a must-read for anyone who remembers Natalie Wood's movies.

I received this free ebook from Edelweiss in return for an honest review.

What to Say and How to Say It Discuss Your Catholic Faith with Clarity and Confidence by Brandon Vogt

Many Catholics and, indeed, Christians avoid discussing religion like the plague. Controversial subjects, such as abortion and why there is suffering
can be especially difficult, but it is certainly better to feel confident about talking about these topics with people who disagree than avoiding them. Brandon Vogt shows Catholics how to defend their beliefs comprehensively and with excellent arguments.

I like his books, and I will read more of them.

I received this free ebook from NetGalley in return for an honest review.

Living in Medieval England The Turbulent Year of 1326 by Kathryn Warner

Although the account of ordinary people during this period provides a vivid and very detailed look at medieval life during this year, Kathryn Warner is at her best when she writes about King Edward II. I found the parts about him the most interesting sections of the book.  I would love to know more about women running businesses during this period - there are glimpses of this here.

I received this free ebook from NetGalley in return for an honest review.