Tuesday, September 23, 2014

The Lawman Returns by Lynette Eason

Description


DANGEROUS HOMECOMING

Deputy Clay Starke has come home to Wrangler's Corner for one reason only: to solve his brother's murder. Denied the official resources that will help him unravel the case, Clay is forced to rely on his wits—and on the help of beautiful social worker Sabrina Mayfield. But Sabrina's willingness to assist him soon draws her into the troubles of Clay's past. Now both Clay and Sabrina have targets on their backs, and Clay is at risk of losing not only his heart, but also his life. Will finding his brother's killer cost him the woman he has come to love?

Wrangler's Corner: Family comes first


My review: The Lawman Returns by Lynette Eason (Wrangler's Corner)

4 stars

The Lawman returns was a good suspense story. Though I had guessed early about who the boss was. The rest kept me guessing.
I liked the characters. Lots of drama, action, and family.

Clay Starke has come back to town after his brother Steven was murdered. He even took the job Steven had. No one new who had killed him. Clay comes from a big family.

Sabrina Mayfield is a social worker who cares about the kids. Someone is trying to kill her. Steven was a good friend of hers.

Clay and Sabrina are working together to find Jordan. A 17 year old kid who thinks he knows who killed Steven now is in danger too.
Clay can't investigate on his brothers death.

Their is a lot of drama going on with Clay's family besides his brothers death. His uncle Abe hates Sabrina because her mother left him at the alter before she was born.

Tony and Maria are Jordan's little brother and sister. They followed Jordan. Jordan risks a lot by drawing attention so they can get away, They are cute kids. You just want to hug and feed them.

I would read more of Wrangler's Corner to see what happens next. Can the ranch be saved?

I was given this ebook to read and in return agreed to give honest review. Received the ebook from Net Galley and Harlequin.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

UNLIKELY TRAITORS by Clare Langley Hawthorne







Unlikely Traitors
(Ursula Marlow Mysteries Book 3)
Historical Cozy Mystery
File Size: 588 KB
Print Length: 203 pages
Publisher: Open Road Distribution (July 8, 2014)
ASIN: B00L1TPFNG

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Synopsis:

Ursula Marlow thought she was done with death, but when her fiancé, Lord Wrotham, is arrested on charges of treason, her world is turned upside down. It is the winter of 1913, and the British Parliament, unsettled on the question of Home Rule for Ireland, is shaken over allegations of a plot to sell naval military secrets to Kaiser’s Germany and liberate Ireland from English rule. For the first time, Ursula must work together with Chief Inspector Harrison to uncover the truth about Lord Wrotham’s involvement, as well as his mysterious past.

As the investigation continues, Ursula is drawn into the shadowy world of the Irish Republican Brotherhood and a web of espionage and betrayal. She must race against time to clear Lord Wrotham’s name and thwart a plot that threatens not only British national security, but also her life


About This Author

Clare Langley-Hawthorne was raised in England and Australia. She was an attorney in Melbourne before moving to the United States, where she began her career as a writer. Her first novel, Consequences of Sin, featuring the Oxford graduate, heiress, and militant suffragette Ursula Marlow, was published in 2007. The second book in the series, The Serpent and the Scorpion, was published in 2008. Consequences of Sin was a San Francisco Chronicle Bay Area bestseller and a Macavity Award nominee for best historical mystery. Clare now lives in Denver, Colorado, with her husband, twin boys, and collie, Hamish.

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My review: UNLIKELY TRAITORS by Clare Langley Hawthorne

3 1/2 stars

This is a complicated plot. I was not sure who did what till the end. I feel kind of lost that I have not read the first two books in the series. It deals with build up to the first World War, traitors, spies, Irish home rule, murders. Their were some twists and turns I did expect but most I was surprised.

The setting was 1913. From England, Germany, Ireland and other countries.

I am not that familiar with world events around that time, so was more lost.

Ursula Marlow is engaged to Lord Wrotham. She is very rich but has to have someone oversee her money till she is older than 30 or married. She wants women to have more freedom and the right to vote. She is bright.
Lord Wrotham is her fiancé.

Lord Wrotham is a lawyer. He inherited family land after brother's death and debt to go with it. He is arrested for treason of British government. He makes Ursula break there engagement and announce it in the papers. He won't defend himself to anyone. He does not want Ursula to visit him in prison.

I was never sure where police stood, especially Chief Inspector Harrison. He thought Ursula was innocent and then accused her. They leaked stuff to her.

It had a good suspense, lots of suspects. Lots of drama, some action, history and a clean read.

Parts of it were slow build up.

I was given this ebook to read so I could give honest review of Unlikely Traitors and be part of its blog tour.

Tour Participants

September 15 – Shelley’s Book Case – Review, Interview

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September 19 – A Blue Million Books – Interview

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September 21 – Girl Lost In a Book – Review

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September 23 – 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, & Sissy, Too! – Review

September 24 – Latte’ Da! – Review, Guest Post

Friday, September 19, 2014

Bible Bands by Katreina Eden





Rubber band jewelry is the hottest new craze, and now you can try these designs! Based on scriptures from the Bible, these projects are easy to follow and fun to wear. Show your faith and inspire others with the uplifting jewelry found in “Bible Bands.”
Paperback: 64 pages
Publisher: Plain Sight Publishing (September 9, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1462115055
ISBN-13: 978-1462115051


About the author:

Katreina Eden grew up in the Midwest, eventually landing in California, where she went to law school and then ran her own law firm for a number of years. She currently works as the Executive Vice President of Cedar Fort, Inc., in Springville, Utah. Katreina also owns and operates Organiwic, LLC, an all-natural candle company, with her sister. She enjoys being out in nature and spending time with family. Aside from being published in various legal journals, this is Katreina’s first trade publication.



My review: Bible Bands by Katreina Eden

4 STARS

I have heard about rubber band bracelets before but I have never made one or even seen a loom before. I love all the step by step instructions which include the picture of the rubber bands on looms for every step. They also show picture of the finished project.

It also starts right at basic first step and from there to most complicated designs so there is something for anyone to make. It also shows you hints to make it more special along the way. Like adding charms instructions.

There are 13 loom designs which each one comes with scripture on the side. Then also a paragraph or two about the scripture and project. My favorite one is Mathew 5:14-16 Let your light shine. It is bright and cheery.

These all look fun and remind you that God loves you. If you don't want your kids to read the scripture they can still make the bracelet, necklace or earrings in different colors.

I was given this book so that I could give a honest review of it and be part of Bible Bands book tour.

Bible Bands” blog tour schedule:

September 9: Connywithay • The Magical Slow Cooker • Deal Sharing Aunt
September 10: June McCary Jacobs • Queen of the Clan • Compass Book Ratings
September 11: Jen’s Journey • Coffee for the Brain • Read For Your Future
September 12: Kaisy Daisy’s Corner • My Devotional Thoughts
September 13: Baby Giveaways • Mormon Light • Live to Read • My Bookshelf
September 14: Begin to Craft • Misty Dawn Pulsipher
September 15: Pearls of Great Worth • Simply Sherryl • Mayra’s Secret Bookcase
September 16: Storyweaver • Library of Clean Reads • LDS Women’s Book Review
September 17: I Love to Read and Review Books • Shelli Proffitt Howells • Rachelle Writes
The Things I Love Most
September 18: Mom Loves 2 Read • Daybreak in Autumn • Inklings and Notions
September 19: Swinging on Small Hinges • Readalot • Well-Read Reviews
September 20: Getting Your Read On • Coffee, Books, and Me • The Book Blog Experience
My Book Addiction and More
September 21: Laura D. Bastian • Thoughts in Progress • Parsons’ Posts
September 22: Wishful Endings • Sweetly Made
September 23: Literary Timeout • Someone in Mind • My Book a Day

Thursday, September 18, 2014

A Dangerous Witch by Debora Geary (Witch Central Series: Book 3)

Publication Date: September 16, 2014
It's the end of an era. This is the final release in the world of A Modern Witch. If you haven't met my witches yet, this is not the book you want to read :). Go find A Modern Witch and begin where it all started.

I figure the final book doesn't need much introduction. Take one last journey with your favorite witches as an oversized marble calls another member of Witch Central on a journey...
File Size: 389 KB
Print Length: 165 pages
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publisher: Fireweed Publishing Ltd (September 16, 2014)
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
Language: English
ASIN: B00NN5ZXR4

My review: A Dangerous Witch by Debora Geary

4 stars

First off if you have not read the books in order it makes a big difference. I have loved the series. Major dislike of A Dangerous Witch is it is the last one. But if you change your mind we will all be happy to read more. If your a fan of the series you will want to make sure you read the last part of the book.

I love the characters. It is always good to see how they are. I like Moe. The cast is all old friends. The orb is talking again to Lauren.
A new witch is coming into power bringing some new troubles with it.

The setting for this book is Witch Central California & realm world.

You don't want to put this down even when the book is done.

This might not be my favorite book of the series, but I really enjoyed devouring it. I will read it again sometime when I will savor it.

If you have not tried this series start with a Modern Witch. It is good clean fantasy series set in California in modern times. It grabs your heart and does not let it go.

Thank you Debora for some favorite books of mine. It is a series that I have read more than twice each.

I was given this ebook to read and in return agreed to give honest review of it.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Blog tour: ‘Visions from Beyond the Veil’ by Lee Nelson




About the book:

For those who believe, it’s no secret that this life is not the end. Learn for yourself what awaits us all in these inspiring true accounts from Latter-day Saints who have been shown a glimpse through the thin veil between this life and death. Sure to uplift any reader, this beloved book, compiled from the previous Beyond the Veil series, is a must-read—a true testament to the eternal nature of God’s plan.
Paperback: 464 pages
Publisher: Cedar Fort (September 1, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1462115020
ISBN-13: 978-1462115020


About the author:

Lee Nelson was a public relations and advertising copywriter before his first book was published in 1979. Lee is best known for his Storm Testament series historical novels (nine volumes), and his Beyond the Veil series (four volumes). Lee is well known for his authentic research, which includes killing a buffalo from the back of a galloping horse with a bow and arrow, crossing the murky waters of the Green River many times on horseback, and riding with Mongolian nomads while gathering research for an upcoming book.


My review: Visions from Beyond the Veil by Lee Nelson

4 STARS

I liked Visions from Beyond. I remember reading other books from Lee Nelson that made a difference in my life decades ago. It helped when a couple of years later I became a widow.
These are different experience with life beyond the veil or when people have died and come back. These are very personal stories. The different stories have some of the same experiences of being met by relatives. Some people were sent back because they have something left in their lives to do.
Others were given a choice of staying or going back and facing trials but their families needed them.

Most of these stories are from Latter-day Saints. They know that death is not the end of life. That the family members they saw were alright and had a busy life. They share their stories to help others cope with the loss of loved ones.

Their are so many stories. I would love to read this just a few stories at a time and enjoy them instead of having to rush through the book like I have.

It is so difference to read these than when I first read these stories. Mainly my life experiences and trials I have gone through.

I know that their is life after death. That family is so important in this side of the veil and the other side of the veil.

This book is not preaching but does show what people believed and why they had these events happen to them.

I was given this ebook to read from Cedar Fort so I could give a honest review and be part of its blog tour.


Monday, September 15, 2014

The Unexpected Honeymoon by Barbara Wallace


Description


A holiday to remember…

Widower Carlos Chavez manages La Joya del Mayan, the most romantic resort in Mexico. On good days, the romance passes unnoticed; on dark days, it only reminds him of his loss.

But the honeymoon suite's latest guest, Larissa Boyd, has rocked his steadfastness. Stunningly beautiful, she seems lost. And no wonder…she's on a honeymoon for one!

The chemistry is instant—and their similarities run deep. Could it be that the two loneliest hearts on the island have found love…in the most unexpected of places?
File Size: 288 KB
Print Length: 256 pages
Publisher: Harlequin Romance (October 1, 2014)

My review: The Unexpected Honeymoon by Barbara Wallace

4 stars

I would love to visit at this resort. I loved the setting of the resort in Mexico. Barbara wrote a very believable setting with her words.
This is a romantic books. It also has some good humor thrown in. It left me smiling after reading.

I also loved the characters. The secondary couple in the book also got to me. I admit to shedding a few tears while reading this.

Larissa Boyd went on her honeymoon by herself when her fiancé jilted her. Larissa spent a lot of time and energy picking her ideal wedding in detail. Larissa is kind and caring. She admits she went overboard in her wedding plans. Larissa is also brave to go by herself to the place she planned to get married.

Carlos Chaves is the manager of La Joya del Mayan. He has spent the past six weeks cleaning up problems left by the last manager and wedding planner. Carlos is a widower with bitter feelings about marriage. He has a hard time stepping into the wedding planners shoes.

Carlos is attracted to Larissa and curious about her coming by herself to the romantic resort. Larissa is drunk when she meets him and draws his concerns about her.

The Unexpected Honeymoon is a great escape between the pages that takes you right into the story.

I would read more books by Barbara Wallace in the future.

I was given this ebook to read by Net Galley and Harlequin and I agreed to give honest review of it in return.

An Event to Remember… or Forget by Melissa Baldwin Giveaway $25 Amazon or Paypal Cash & review





An Event to Remember… or Forget

Sienna Harris is a girl with a plan. Her days of slaving away at Carrie’s Classic Events and More are numbered as she is on the brink of launching her own event planning company. Her relationship with Luke Price is headed in the right direction and they are approaching their one-year mark. The future is looking bright and she knows that life could not get any better . . . That is until her perfectly planned world is thrown upside down by the unexpected arrival of someone from Luke’s past.
She receives the shock of her life on the night of the biggest event of her career. Sienna will now have to pull it all together without a list or a plan. The question is, can she do it?
Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: Melissa Baldwin; 1 edition (June 2, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0692226656
ISBN-13: 978-0692226650

Author Melissa Baldwin

Melissa graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications; she has always had a love for writing. An avid journal keeper, she fulfilled her dream with her debut novel, An Event To Remember . . . Or Forget.
Melissa resides in Orlando, Florida, with her husband and young daughter. She is a master at organization and multi-tasking. Her daily jobs include mother, chauffeur, wife, PTA President, Fitness Trainer, and now Author.
When she has free time, she enjoys traveling, fitness, decorating, fashion, and taking a Disney Cruise every now and then.



My review: An Event to Remember… or Forget by Melissa Baldwin

4 STARS

An Event to Remember… or Forget by Melissa Baldwin is a romantic comedy or chick lit. Some places the book took me I could see where it was taking me others was a surprise. The ending was a surprise but fit the book and had a good message and attitude. This was a clean read. I liked Sienna and her friends and co-workers for the most part. Some of the characters we were not supposed to like what they did.

Sienna Harris is a event planner. She is almost ready for her to take a risk and start her own company. I like that she is not working on her company while she is still at Carrie's Classic Events. She is waiting till after her biggest event goes off. Sienna has been dating Luke for ten months. Her friends don't like him.

Sienna and Luke are both tempted by different things. It is their choices what to do with the temptations. There always choices to be made about how we will act with good or bad events.

Sienna is making excuses for Luke's behavior with everyone. She ignores the red flags. Everyone had opinions about Sienna's choices. I like how she calls her parents as sounding board. I was rooting for things to go right again in her life.

You get drawn into Sienna Harris life and what is going on with her friends. The cookies her roommate makes made me want to try some.
I would read another book by Melissa Barton in the future.

I received this ebook for free and In return I agreed to give honest review and be part of An Event to Remember or Forget blog tour.

Excerpt #2-

“Sienna, I want you to meet some of my co-workers. Ladies,

this is Sienna Harris. She is the genius behind all of this,” says Abby, coming

toward me.




“Do you have any business cards?” asks the first woman.




“Yes, I do! I am still with Carrie’s Classic Events and

More, but I am launching my own company very soon,” I say as I hand out a few

cards.

All of a sudden, I feel like I am being chased by the

paparazzi. They all start talking at once; questions are flying at me from

every direction.

“You work for the Carrie Anderstone?”

“Is it true what they say about her?”

“Does she still run that company?”

“I have heard some crazy stories.”

“I heard she had an affair with the mayor at his son’s

graduation party. Were you at that event? Did you see anything?”

“How much plastic surgery has she really had?”

“Do you get along with her?”

“Where does she travel to so much?”

I’m not sure how to answer their questions. This is not the

first time I’ve been asked all about the sordid details of Carrie’s life. I

quickly decide to handle it in the best way I know how . . . I lie and change

the subject.
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