Friday, March 28, 2014

Hidden Falls: When Memory Came - Episode 11 by Olivia Newport


So many things feel out of control. . . .When Lauren’s health takes a downturn, Sylvia has to trust her niece to Ethan’s skill and ultimately God’s care. And despite her aching, anxious heart, she’s reminded to trust God for Quinn as well. Liam finally lets go of what he can’t control and decides to find peace in trusting his brother with the truth—whatever the outcome. After finding the man she’s sure is responsible for the recent crimes in Hidden Falls, Dani itches to take matters into her own hands—but she forces herself to wait for Cooper and the law to deliver justice. Meanwhile, she joins Nicole at the historical society to look for clues that might lead them to Quinn. After performing emergency surgery on Lauren, Ethan must make a decision about his family history, one that Jack finds very disappointing. At the end of a stressful day, realizing his future is unsure, Ethan escapes to hike and photograph the falls—never expecting to capture the shocking image that turns up on his camera. . . .
ISBN-13: 9781628369359
Publisher: Barbour Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/28/2014
Series: Hidden Falls , #11
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
Edition description: Digital Original
Pages: 80

My Review:Hidden Falls: When Memory Came by Olivia Newport


This is a real good episode. Receive some answers, some good news, more good cliffhangers and good characters that you want to find more out about them, plus a clean read makes for a good story.

It starts with Ethan getting the okay to do surgery on Lauren's brain. It also ends with Ethan and another cliffhanger. I really like Ethan.

Some of the answers are to who is doing some of the crime around town. What set off Quinn's search of records? How is Lauren's health and a few other answers too.

Some of the questions that are brought up in this episode are. Why was Quinn's car stolen? What will Ethan tell Nicole about his job? Who is Quinn with in the picture of him? What will Jack do?

I really like how everyone wants to pray for Lauren before surgery and include Ethan too. Ethan even though he does not believe prayer works.

There is some light humor in this episode too. Especially around Lauren's room.

I am glad that more answers and longer episode was part of episode 11. It is hard to believe that there are only two more episodes to go with this story. I will read them.

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

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Fractured Light by Rachel McClellan

I’m dying, I thought. This was unexpected and not at all how I envisioned my death. I was supposed to die gardening in a flowerbed as a hundred-year-old woman, not as a seventeen-year-old trapped in a lake beneath inches of ice.

Llona Reese is used to living on the run. After the Vykens killed her parents, she knew they would eventually come for her too. She can’t take any chances. But when she starts to make friends for the first time in her life, she gets careless and lets her guard down. Big mistake.

As an Aura, Llona can manipulate light and harness its energy. But if she wants to survive, Llona will have to defy the Auran Council and learn to use her power as a weapon against the Vyken whose sole desire is to take her light. Now she’s caught in something even bigger than she can understand, with a power she can’t wield, and no one she can trust, except, just maybe, a mysterious stranger.

In this breathtaking and romantic adventure, Rachel McClellan delivers a truly mesmerizing story that will keep you guessing to the very end.
Hardcover: 312 pages
Publisher: Cedar Fort, Inc. (February 14, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1599559420
ISBN-13: 978-1599559421

My Review:Fractured Light by Rachel McClellan


Fractured Light is the first book in the series. I liked it. Last year I had read Fractured Soul the second book in Fractured Light series and like it. I am going to read it again so I am ready for Fractured Truth the last book in the series I believe.

Fractured Light is a young adult book that is centered around Llona Reese. She is a senior in high school. Llona has lived her life on the run hiding from the killer who killed her mom. Llona lives with her Uncle after her dad died. Llona ia a Aura like her mom.
Aura can manipulate light and the Vyken want to kill Auras and take their power.

Most Aura are at a special place to get trained. Llona wants to finish at a regular high school. She is learning a little about her power but not much. When the moon is full Llona has lots more power and is faster and stronger. When the moon is a sliver she can hardly do anything. Llona really likes Christian.

May is a friend of Llona. May has lots of friends but she gets close to none. Where Llona has stayed alone but this year she has decided to be more outgoing.

Christian is a football player sometimes he acts like he really likes Llona and cares about her. He is always watching and being protective of her.

Jake is her Uncle that she lives with. Since her father died he mainly plays video games. He has mourned his brother. He is not much of adult for Llona to rely on. He has no job.

Llona's father has left her plenty of money to live on. When she thinks they need to move for safety they do. She picked the house in UT. This time she does not want to run away she wants to finish high school where she is at. So when scary things happen around her she hides them from everyone.

The setting for this book is Salt Lake City, UT. and Wasatch mountains.

Lots of high school drama on top of super natural powers. Llona is not the only one who is different. I like the characters and I want to see where they go from here.

I bought the book on Amazon

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Tip of A Bone by Christine Finlayson

Tip of a Bone
Christine Finlayson

Tip of a Bone
Genre: Mystery
Paperback: 264 pages
Publisher: Adventure Publications (September 3, 2013)
ISBN-13: 978-1591934394


Buried bones, a missing eco-activist, and a deadly fire? It’s not what Maya Rivers bargained for when she moved to the coastal city of Newport, Oregon to reunite with her brother, Harley. Yet when Harley is accused of an unthinkable crime, Maya insists on adding “amateur sleuth” to her career options. It isn’t long before she discovers an eerie clue . . . but the closer she gets to the truth, the closer a murderer follows.

About This Author

Christine Finlayson borrowed from her “past lives” as a waitress, barista, environmental educator, and water scientist when creating her debut mystery novel, Tip of a Bone—a tale that takes place on the stormy Oregon coast. In her spare time, Christine loves to run on forest trails, watch waves break, compete in triathlons, and photograph anything Northwest-weird or wild. She’s now working on her second book, a novel of suspense.

Christine’s an active member of Sisters in Crime, Friends of Mystery, Oregon Writers Colony, and Willamette Writers.

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My Review: Tip of a Bone


Tip of a Bone was a good mystery. The characters were pretty good. I like Maya. She is trying to look positive not there but trying.
Lots of suspects. Of course no one but Maya is looking to solve anything. The cops believe that Maya's brother died because of what he was doing. Maya believes in her brother.

The plot is Maya has moved up to Newport, OR to be by her brother after her marriage fell apart. She is a waitress for now.
Her brother has joined a eco-activist group. She tries to talk him into quitting. She fails and he dies. She does not believe that he was not alone that night and did not start the fire. She is going to figure out what really happened to him.

The setting for the book is Newport, OR. It is pretty up their.

Their is plenty of drama, action, danger and some romance. Their is some violence and two sexual scenes.

To me the weakness of the story is there is no scenes to lighten or any that build a sense of community outside of the plot of the story. No hobbies or friends besides co-workers and Maya's brother Harley's girlfriend Alison.

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Blossom Street Brides by Debbie Macomber (Blossom Street #10)


#1 New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber has won the hearts of millions of readers with her moving and inspiring stories. Now wedding bells are ringing in the tight-knit community that gathers around A Good Yarn, a store in a pretty Seattle neighborhood. Knitters come to the store to buy yarn and patterns but somehow they leave richer in friendship and love.

Lauren Elliott has waited years for her long-term boyfriend, Todd, to propose, yet he seems more focused on his career than their relationship. When Lauren learns that her younger sister is pregnant before she herself even has an engagement ring, she feels overjoyed yet disheartened. Knowing she can’t put her future on hold, Lauren prepares to make a bold choice—one that leads her to a man she never dreamed she’d meet.

Newly married to her second husband, Max, Bethanne Scranton is blissfully in love. But with Max’s job in California and Bethanne’s in Seattle, their long-distance marriage is becoming difficult to maintain. To complicate matters, Bethanne’s cunning ex will do anything to win her back.

Lydia Goetz, too, is wonderfully happy with her husband, Brad, though lately she worries about the future of A Good Yarn. As she considers how to bring in business, she discovers that someone has beaten her to the punch. Baskets of yarn are mysteriously popping up all over town, with instructions to knit a scarf for charity and bring it into Lydia’s store. Never before has her shop received so much attention, but who hatched this brilliant plan?

As three women’s lives intersect in unexpected ways, Lydia, Lauren, and Bethanne realize that love heals every heart, and the best surprises still lay ahead.
Series: Blossom Street

Hardcover: 336 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books (March 25, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0345528840
ISBN-13: 978-0345528841

My Review: Blossom Street Brides by Debbie Macomber (Blossom Street #10)


This is a good mix of three different couples dealing with life and finding love. Lots of drama, characters that I liked and enjoyed finding how it all would work out.

The setting for this was Blossom Street, Seattle, WA.

Lauren Elliott has been waiting three years for her boyfriend Todd to propose. A year ago he said he wanted to get married but he wanted to get more set in his job and get some debts paid off. Lauren decided to call it quits. He really did not want to marry her.
She made a list of what she really wanted in a husband.

Bethanne Scraton and Max have been married a year. Max lives in CA he has his own business their. Bethanne has her own business in Seattle plus her two children live there. It is hard to only see each other on weekends. Bethanne's daughter Annie and her ex-husband Grant want to breakup the couple.

Lydia Goetz and her family are wonderful family. They are dealing with her adopted daughter Casey's nightmares. Lydia's mom is going down hill fast. She forgets who Lydia is sometimes, but so far remembers Casey.

Lydia owns a yarn shop and business has been slow. Then someone is going around town leaving baskets with yarn and needles. The notes say they are for making scarfs for the homeless asking people to knit while they wait. When the scarf is finished would they drop it off at Lydia's shop. The yarn was bought from Lydia's shop. Lydia does not have a clue who is doing this.

The baskets of yarn sound like a fun thing to do. Except I don't knit. It is exciting to hear the reactions of different people finding the baskets and working on the scarfs.

I read as late as I could stay awake and finished the book first thing this morning. I cared for the characters. Okay I did not like Grant. Rooster I liked even though at first I judged him a little as a biker. Their are other characters and problems that we see in the book that draw you into their lives. I don't know if they are characters from previous books or not.

This is a clean read that is entertaining and made me think about what I can do to help someone.

I was given this ebook to read and asked to give honest review of it by Netgalley.

Monday, March 24, 2014

The Saratov Approach DVD Review & Givaway DVD

About the movie:

On what seemed like any other day, Elders Travis Tuttle (Corbin Allred) and Andrew Propst (Maclain Nelson) are approached by Nikolai (Nikita Bogolyubov) to teach a friend. But then the missionaries experience the unimaginable—they are kidnapped, beaten, and held for ransom. While their families, friends, and the world pray for their safe return, Tuttle and Propst are tested physically, emotionally, and most of all—spiritually.

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Format: DVD
Studio: Cedar Fort
Run Time: 101 minutes

My Review: The Saratov Approach DVD


I did not know this story till I heard a little about it when in theaters last year. I waited to see it when my daughter was home. Watching it with my daughter was special. I recommend seeing it with tissues close by.

This is a moving story about two LDS Missionaries serving in Russia who were kidnapped and held for ransom.

The missionaries were targeted because they are from the US. They belong to a big church. I can understand why you can not pay kidnappers because more missionaries or other church leaders would than be kidnapped. I can also understand how tempting for the families to pay it.

I want to make comments about different scenes in the movie but I would be giving away too much of the story.

The faith in God the missionaries and their family showed was touching and uplifting.
How people of faith all come together to pray for them brought tears to my eyes.

This is a movie that I would watch again and again if I can get the DVD back from my girls.

My daughter and a bunch of her friends from her singles ward watched it and enjoyed it too. Yes tissues were used again.

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Friday, March 21, 2014

Hidden Falls: One Familiar Tune - Episode 10 by Olivia Newport


It’s the calm after the storm. Ethan, Nicole, Dani, Liam, and Cooper kept vigil all night in the hospital waiting area, eager for news on Lauren’s injury. Aunt Sylvia hasn’t left her side. Liam comes clean with his brother, and the huge weight of that burden is lifted—but will Liam be able to meet Cooper’s conditions for helping him out of this mess? Dani and Nicole collide with a hospital employee—literally. Was it intentional or just obnoxious? Either way, the man’s green shoes send Dani on a chase for justice on her own terms. Ethan finally starts home to Columbus, though he fears the damage is already done to his residency and his career. Maybe his future lies elsewhere, anyway. And combined with what Sylvia discovered in Quinn’s box, the information Jack digs up makes it clear Ethan must face his past. Will the aftermath of Lauren’s trauma be the catalyst that finally connects all the dots to find Quinn and solve the mysteries of Hidden Falls?
File Size: 3504 KB
Print Length: 65 pages
Publisher: Shiloh Run Studios (March 21, 2014)
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
Language: English

My Review:Hidden Falls: One Familiar Tune - Episode 10 by Olivia Newport


Still addicting and leaves you wanting more now. Want longer episodes. Some answers are coming up, more cliffhangers.
Lauren is in the hospital after getting hurt at the health fair. Her friends have been at the hospital all night.

Ethan still having problems because he has not returned to work. He looks into seeing how Lauren is doing. Ethan also finally going to see his parents and tell them what he has found out.

Liam finally told Cooper all his problems and asks for help.

Nicole gets knocked into and her crutch is kicked out from her. Dani tries to figure out who did it. All she knows he was wearing green shoes.

Sylvia tells about what was in Quinn's box finally.

It leaves you guessing and wanting more answers. The week is going to slow to next episode.
They learn more about some of the towns older residents history and what was Quinn was looking into. Why the picture of a man that looks like Ethan.

The setting is small town of Hidden falls.

I was given this ebook and asked to give honest review of it by Netgalley.

Imperfect Love by Rebecca Talley Review & $25 Amazon or Paypal Gift card Giveaway


Imperfect Love

Imperfect Love
Lauren Wilson is well on her way to her happily-ever-after. She has a career she loves, a husband she adores and a baby on the way, but a devastating diagnosis changes everything. The life she’s built suddenly crumbles around her when her husband insists she choose—the baby or him.

Returning to her small hometown to rebuild her shattered life, Lauren crosses paths with Ethan Campbell, the man who stole her teenage heart. The old attraction is still there, but Lauren won’t admit it to anyone—least of all herself. Her only priority is providing a life for her child, and she can’t afford to get it wrong. Ethan is confusing everything, including stirring up feelings she’s not prepared to face. Will she spend her life raising her baby alone or is the family she’s always wanted finally within her reach.
File Size: 2213 KB
Print Length: 283 pages
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publisher: DuBon Publishing (February 28, 2014)

Author Rebecca Lynn Talley

Rebecca Lynn Talley grew up in the gorgeous seaside city of Santa Barbara, CA. She met, and married, her husband, Del, while attending Brigham Young University. She graduated from BYU with a degree in Communications. She currently lives in rural Colorado on a small ranch with a dog, too many cats to count, and a herd of goats. She and Del are the proud parents of ten wildly-creative, multi-talented children.

Rebecca is the author of a children’s picture book, Grasshopper Pie (WindRiver 2003), a children’s chapter book, Gabby’s Secret (DuBon Publishing 2011), four novels, Heaven Scent (CFI 2008), Altared Plans (CFI 2009), The Upside of Down (CFI 2011), and Aura (DuBon Publishing 2012). She has also authored numerous children’s stories and articles for both print and online magazines.

When she isn’t writing, Rebecca loves to date her husband, play with her kids, swim in the ocean, and dance to disco music while she cleans the house. She has folded at least one million loads of laundry, baked hundreds of batches of chocolate chip cookies, and eaten 5,478 gallons of ice cream.

My Review: Imperfect Love by Rebecca Talley.


Imperfect love is a good clean drama dealing with real problems. It is easy to say I would make this choice when we are not in that situation. It draws out emotions. I wish that the ending could be different but I think it was right one.

Lauren Wilson is a strong character. She is facing some tough choices and chooses what she feels is right for her.
Lauren has been hoping to have a baby for a long time and now it looks like her dream is coming true. Lauren teaches middle school.

Paul is Lauren's husband. He works for his dad in his law firm. Paul is almost never home. He works long hours. He does not want to have this child and wants Lauren to choose to have abortion.

I want things to work out for Lauren. I like her. She knows that having a baby and being a single mother will be hard but she already loves her baby.

Lauren's mother tells her that she will retire and help Lauren with the baby. She wants Lauren to move in with her.

One thing that I was concerned about was how fast everyone was about Lauren finding someone else to date and be with it. I think that was rushing her into making decisions before she was ready.

I did not want to put this book down till I had finished reading it. It was a fast read.

The setting was Colorado modern times.

It is a good story that draws you into their drama and does not let you go. It also had some good humor too.

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

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Thursday, March 20, 2014

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Fortune Cafe

The Fortune Café

a novel in three parts

MIS-FORTUNE: Emma, a waitress at The Fortune Café will do anything to avoid opening a fortune cookie. Each fortune is rumored to somehow magically come true. Being a girl grounded in reality, she doesn’t have time for that kind of nonsense. But when trying to prevent a food fight at the café, Emma accidently cracks open a fortune cookie: “Look around, love is trying to catch you.” If there is one thing that Harrison, her former best friend in high school is good at, it’s catching her unaware.


LOVE, NOT LUCK: Lucy has always been lucky . . . until her parents meet her fiancé’s parents at a disastrous lunch at The Fortune Café, and she breaks her lucky jade necklace. Even worse, her fortune cookie reveals that “True love is for the brave, not the lucky.” How is she supposed to read that? She’s always considered it lucky how she met her fiancé. But after breaking her necklace, Lucy’s luck takes a dive. And when her fiancé dumps her, the only person she can turn to is Carter, the unluckiest guy she knows.


TAKEOUT: Stella is content in her new life of taking over her mom’s jewelry shop. No more boyfriend to worry about, and as long as she stays busy, she doesn’t have to dwell on her non-existent love life. When Evan comes into the shop with his young daughter, Stella is charmed. But she is reluctant to complicate her straightforward life, so when she reads her fortune after ordering takeout from The Fortune Café, she completely ignores it. After all, how can a fortune as vague as “Do the thing you fear and love is certain,” apply to her?

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JulieWJulie Wright started her first book when she was fifteen. She’s written over a dozen books since then, is a Whitney Award winner, and feels she’s finally getting the hang of this writing gig. She enjoys speaking to writing groups, youth groups, and schools. She loves reading, eating writing, hiking, playing on the beach with her kids, and snuggling with her husband to watch movies. Julie’s favorite thing to do is watch her husband make dinner. She hates mayonnaise, but has a healthy respect for ice cream.

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MelanieJMelanie Bennett Jacobson is an avid reader, amateur cook, and champion shopper. She consumes astonishing amounts of chocolate, chick flicks, and romance novels. After meeting her husband online, she is now living happily married in Southern California with her growing family and a series of doomed houseplants. Melanie is a former English teacher and a sometime blogger who loves to laugh and make others laugh. In her down time (ha!), she writes romantic comedies and pines after beautiful shoes.



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is a USA Today bestselling author. She writes historical thrillers under the pen name H.B. Moore, her latest is Finding Sheba. Under Heather B. Moore she writes romance and women’s fiction. She’s the co-author of The Newport Ladies Book Club series. Other women’s novels include Heart of the Ocean, The Fortune Café, the Aliso Creek Series, and the Amazon bestselling Timeless Romance Anthology Series.

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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Load the Boat by Rosalee Richland

Load the Boat by Rosalee Richland

· Series: Darla King Mysteries

· Paperback: 250 pages

· Publisher: Wordsmiths4u (November 19, 2013)

· ISBN-10: 0985012943

· ISBN-13: 978-0985012946 CSSynopsis

Darla King left her position as a Florida investigator hoping to avoid any further involvement with law enforcement—but her curiosity keeps getting in her way. Darla is beginning to realize that what she envisioned as the simple life of a square dance caller is not so simple after all. When Darla agrees to serve as a square dance caller on a cruise, she plans on a little work and a lot of fun, sun, and romance. Her friends from Clearton Squares have the same ideas. Instead, she and her friends discover pornographic DVDs, a dead crew member, and a mysterious man with a satchel. She lands in danger, escaping with on-the-spot ingenuity. All that and Mandy, who has bad memories from a previous cruise and is getting a little too friendly with Doug. This is the second in the Darla King series and continues her adventures.

About This Author

Cyndi Riccio and Rhonda Brinkmann joined forces to create the Darla King cozy mystery series. Darla’s curiosity often puts her squarely in the midst of unusual circumstances, and Darla can’t let go until the mystery is solved. Through Darla and her friends, readers are exposed to the warmth and friendship among square dancers, as well as the enjoyment square dancing brings worldwide.

When not writing, Darla’s co-authors enjoy reading, traveling, meeting readers and fans, networking with other authors, and – of course – square dancing. Currently they are working on Darla’s next mystery and the twists and turns it will take. If you have a chance, stop in at a book signing and find out which half of Rosalee shows up! In the meantime you can stay in touch with Rosalee and Darla on on Facebook, Goodreads, or the Darla King Series blog ( Or just search for “Rosalee Richland” anywhere in cyberspace.

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My Review:Load the Boat by Rosalee Richland


I enjoyed Load the Boat. It had mystery, drama, romance, lots of square dancing, interesting characters and clean story.

The plot Darla King is working a cruise for a week. She is working with two other callers. Her Clearton friends decided it sounds fun and joins her for a cruise and lots of square dancing.
Right off the bat they start with drama before they even get onto the boat. Mysteries are happening around Darla.

Darla King now calls for square dancing for a living. She was a lawyer. She is a widow with one daughter in college. She has gone out a little with Doug and hopes they can get closer on the cruise.

Doug is a rancher. He is part of the Clearton gang. He hopes to get closer to Darla on the cruise.
He seems interested in Mandy and dances with her a lot.

Carlotta is Darla good friend and is part of the Clearton Square dance gang. She is dating Nick.

Nick was the center of Right and Left Grand Mystery. He was saved by Doug. He is dating Carlotta now.

Sam is a widow and a part of Clearton Gang. Darla used to call them three musketeers but now the central of the friends who dance in Clearton and hangout together is called the Clearton gang.

Paul the FBI Agent we first met in Right and Left Grand has been sent to the cruise after some of the crimes found on the cruise. He is interested in Darla.

Mandy meets Darla while waiting to board. She is on the cruise by herself. She was on a cruise years ago with her parents and some thing happened. She lost both of her parents this year. She is not having good luck on her cruise.

Makes me want to go square dancing. It seems like they have a lot of fun and make good friends. It is heavy on square dancing information and dances. Which I did not mind but some might.

I like the characters, but her friends did seem to take smaller role in this book. That could because there are a lot more characters. Plus the mystery was not around the Clearton gang.

I would read another book about Darla King by Rosalee Richland in the future.

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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

The Shepherd's Bride by Patricia Davids

Description The Shepherd's Bride by Patricia Davids

Finding Refuge

Shunned by the Amish community, shepherd Carl King has given up on his dream for a family. Yet when captivating Lizzie Barkman shows up at the sheep farm where he works, Carl sees the wife he once dreamed of. Lizzie is looking for a new start, for herself and her sisters, and discovers Carl to be a kind and gentle man who cares deeply about the Amish way of life. But he is under the bann. Is it possible that this forbidden man holds the key to her family's safety—and the one to her heart?

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My Review: The Shepherd's Bride by Patricia Davids


I really liked the character Lizzie. She risked so much for her sisters. To keep them safe and happy. She was a hard worker. Has
faith in what she believes in. Willing to give up her only possession of her mother's. To take the chance she had for her sister's freedom.

Carl King is to be admired. He failed to live up to his beliefs once and paid a high price. In the process he saved a young girl's life. Personally either way he went could have been the right choice. I liked the choice he made. Carl has been shunned from the Amish faith. He still believes and mostly keeps to their ways.

The setting takes place on a Amish sheep farm. It made the sheep seem so real to me. Makes me want to go and watch the fields of the lambs playing. Maybe I will in a couple of months.

I liked the Amish community that welcomed Lizzie and were willing to offer jobs to her sisters before they met them to help.

This is a clean read. It is not afraid to mention prayer, beliefs and forgiveness.

I want to know what happens next to Lizzie's three sisters. I look forward to reading more books by Patricia Davids.

I was given this ebook to read and in return asked to give honest review of it by Netgalley and Harlequin.

publication: March 18th 2014 by Harlequin Love Inspired 288 Pages ISBN: 9780373878772

Monday, March 17, 2014

Last Chance Knit & Stitch (Last Chance #6) by Hope Ramsay

"Last Chance captures the essence of Southern charm and quirkiness. I'm totally captivated!" --- Sherryl Woods, New York Times bestselling author

Molly Canaday wishes she could repair her life as easily as she fixes cars. She was all set to open her own body shop in Last Chance when her mother ran off and left her to manage the family yarn shop instead. Now guided by the unsolicited-though well-intended-advice of the weekly knitting club, Molly works to untangle this mess. But her plan unravels when the new landlord turns out to be difficult-as well as tall, dark, and handsome.

Simon Wolfe returns to quickly settle his father's estate and then leave Last Chance for good. Still wounded by a broken heart, Simon is surprised when the town's charming streets and gentle spirit bring back good memories. Soon the beautiful, strong-willed Molly sparks a powerful attraction that tempts him to break his iron-clad no-commitment rule. Can Simon and Molly find a way to share work space-and build a future together in Last Chance?
File Size: 1393 KB
Print Length: 375 pages
Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1455522279
Publisher: Forever (November 19, 2013)
Sold by: Hachette Book Group
Language: English

My Review: Last Chance Knit & Stitch (Last Chance #6) by Hope Ramsay


For most of the book it seemed real familiar story to me. I checked and it showed pretty new dates on the web. Then I looked at copyright date and realized I probably read it decades ago. It holds up pretty well.

I like Last Chance. I have read one other book recently and a few members are the same. The scenes descriptions make you want to go down by the river and fish or swim. Last is a small town in the south that is struggling to survive. A place I would love to visit or live in.

Molly does car repairs and on the side of that she is restoring an old Shelby. She wants to do that full time restore cars. She is the only girl in her family and her parents want her to be more girly.

Simon Wolfe returns to Last Chance to bury his father and than leave right away. He finds that his mom does not recognize him, his father's business was losing money. It will be a while before he can leave town. Simon decisions effect a lot of people. One person that is being effected in many ways is Molly.

Molly's mom has runaway from home and wants Molly to handle her business and the house. Her car that she is restoring is locked up and her ownership is being challenged. She looses her job and the building she wants to rent to start her business.

The story is one with many characters and storylines that make you want to see what happens to them next. There is lots of drama, good characters, beautiful scenery even a ghost that I want to know about more.

I already have one more book by Hope Ramsay on my kindle to start reading next to see what is going on with the characters.

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

Murder A La Christie by Marilyn Levinson

Murder a la Christie by Marilyn Levinson

Murder a la Christie

Professor Lexie Driscoll is leading a discussion of Agatha Christie’s novels at the first meeting of the Golden Age of Mystery book club, when an old friend is murdered. A free spirit, Lexie finds herself outside her element housesitting in the upscale village of Old Cadfield. As she unravels secret after secret, more members are murdered. Lexie employs Miss Marple’s knowledge of human nature and Hercule Poirot’s cunning to find the killer.

About The Author

Marilyn Levinson, a former Spanish teacher, writes mysteries, romance, and books for children and young adults.

Her romantic suspense, DANGEROUS RELATIONS, is a love story entwined with an intriguing mystery. GIVING UP THE GHOST is an entertaining ghost mystery. A new edition of A MURDERER AMONG US, which won a Best Indie award from Suspense Magazine in 2011, and its sequel, MURDER IN THE AIR, are out with Untreed Reads this winter. A ghost, a mansion, and a feral Maine Coon cat feature in Marilyn’s most recent YA, GETTING BACK TO NORMAL. Three of her popular out-of-print children’s books, AND DON’T BRING JEREMY, NO BOYS ALLOWED, and RUFUS AND MAGIC RUN AMOK are now available as ebooks.

Marilyn is co-founder and past-president of the Long Island chapter of Sisters in Crime. She lives on Long Island.
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My Review: Murder A La Christie by Marilyn Levinson


This Murder Mystery is different in the types of mysteries I have been reading lately. It is a deeper read. Most of the suspects I did not like.

The setting for the book is a book club in a ritzy old neighborhood. They are studying Agatha Christie novels. The leader of the book club is Professor Lexie Driscoll.

The tear down of Agatha Christie books was interesting. Made me want to go back and read some more of her books. Since Lexie teaches at a University the book club was at a higher level. I liked the book club meeting the most.

Starting at the first meeting one of the members died. Lexie thinks it might be murder. No one else believes that. Then their is more murders with each meeting.

Lexie is one of suspects so she decides to use Agatha's novels to help her figure out who the guilty party is and why, before she is accused of the murder.

I really did not feel much except disgust at some of the characters. I like Lexie and she starts liking two different guys she is meeting.

Everything in the book was their for the main plot. No lighter side really and we only learn about why someone might be suspects
or not. Lots of drama, characters, lot of talk of mystery writers and their works, plus it is a clean read.

If Lexie did more book clubs where the members did not die I would have loved being a member of it.

I was given this ebook to read for purpose of reviewing it and being part of its blog tour.


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Saturday, March 15, 2014

More Than She Expected by Karen Templeton


Neighbor, handyman and…husband? One woman finds her heart's desire right in her own backyard in award-winning author Karen Templeton's newest addition to her popular miniseries Jersey Boys!

He's just a friend! is the mantra pregnant Laurel Kent lives by while pretending not to stare at sexy Tyler Noble, the gorgeous neighbor who's been all-too-kindly playing Mr. Fix-It in her house. After all, she needs the help more than she cares to admit—her sharp-tongued grandmother is her only family. But it's getting nearly impossible to ignore the sparks and butterflies she feels in her tummy every time he smiles at her…and that's not the baby talking!

It's ironic to Tyler that he's repairing the fence separating his yard from Laurel's when all he wants is zero barriers between them! Sure, she's pregnant, and no, she insists she's not looking for Husband #2. But he knows if she'd give him a chance, he could prove that he's the missing piece needed to complete her new family….

My Review: More Than She Expected

This is a nice story. I like the characters. I would like to read more of the Jersey boys! The plot was good.
Their was one love scene that I skipped over.

The plot Laurel Kent has moved in next door to Tyler Noble. When Tyler's dog escaped his back yard into Laurel's. He realizes that his dog is going under the fence. So they decide to put a brick fence up.

When Tyler realizes she is pregnant and the dad wants no part of the baby. He helps Laurel and brings his own issues of his past up.

I really like the secondary characters in this book. How the Noble family steps into help Laurel too. Laurel really only has her grandmother in her life. Who stepped in and raised her after her mother died.

I also liked how people stepped into help Laurel and how hard it was for her to accept the help.

This story makes you think a lot about what family is. Weather you are adopted, or abandoned by your parents.
I really like how the different people related to each other.

I will read more books from Karen Templeton in the future.
I was given this ebook to read and in exchange promised to give honest review of it by Netgalley and Harlequin.

publication: March 18th 2014 by Harlequin Special Edition 224 pages ISBN:0373658060

Friday, March 14, 2014

Serpent Tide Book 3: Diamondback Cave (Serpent Tide Series) by K.L. Fogg

Imogene Vandergrift wants out of jail. And she'll say or do just about anything to make sure she can recover the millions in diamonds she has hidden away. Television reality-adventure star Jack Mackey wants nothing to do with Imogene especially after what she has already put his son Wesley through. Jack has assured Wes that the evil woman who pretended for years to be his mother will remain behind bars. But that was before Alex Harris mysteriously disappeared. Now the rules have changed. Wesley and his best friend Amanda decide it is up to them to find Alex, Amanda's soon-to-be stepfather. A little covert detective work leads them to Diamondback Cave. Although Imogene's diamonds are hidden inside, it is named for the rattlesnakes that infest the black hole in the ground. However, the cavern also holds other dangers henchman who may be working for, or against, Imogene. Can Wesley's friends and family survive these new attacks from Imogene Vandergrift? Will Amanda find Alex before it's too late for him to become part of her family? Will you be able to catch your breath as you dive into Diamondback Cave?
File Size: 522 KB
Print Length: 266 pages
Publisher: Covenant Communications (August 5, 2011)
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
Language: English
ASIN: B005G50T7I

My Review:Serpent Tide Book 3: Diamondback Cave (Serpent Tide Series) by K.L. Fogg


One places says series is Serpent Tide series and one places Wesley Mackey series. Either way I like the series. Full of action, dramas, interesting characters and just a well told story.

Alex has disappeared right before his wedding to Maria. Wesley thinks its more than cold feet that made Alex text his breakup. No one believes him. So Alex and Amanda decide to try and find him. They find him and get kidnapped themselves.

Missing diamonds in a old cave system with lots of bats, snakes and other wild life.
It goes from one dangerous adventure to another.
clean read. Exciting right to the last page.

Widow's Revenge (Wesley Mackey, #2) by K.L. Fogg

A sequel to Serpent Tide.

You would think that having a famous adventurer for a dad would make your life a little easier. But for Wesley Mackey, his father's fame seems to only make he eighth grader a giant target. The school bully's torments never end. So, in a flash of inspiration, or perhaps desperation, Wesley courageously takes matters into his own hands -and promptly gets kicked out of school. Then things really spiral out of control. Soon Wesley finds that managing a bully is nothing compared to handling kidnappers, wild animals, and a woman who wants him to call her Mom. Now it seems his fate will be determined by the actions of his seemingly geeky new tutor and his family and friends
File Size: 547 KB
Print Length: 355 pages
Publisher: Covenant Communications (August 5, 2011)
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
Language: English
ASIN: B005G50TA0

My Review: Widow's Revenge (Wesley Mackey, #2) by K.L. Fogg


This is the second book in Wesley Mackey Widow Revenge
follows the life of Wesley Mackey.
He gets into a fight, gets kidnapped, wildfire, dangerous animals in the wilderness.

Wesley Mackey now lives with his father. The woman who raised him for most of his wife is to believed to be dead. His father is accused of causing her death. His best friend is Amanda. He got kicked out of school for standing up to a bully.

Jack Mackey host of Snake stalker. He believed that years ago he lost his wife and baby boy at sea. Now he knows his son was rescued and was kept away from him. He now lives with Wesley, He is married again and twins girls.

Maggie Mackey married Jack her late twin's husband and has twin girls. She is a vet.

Amanda is Wesley's best friend. They were raised together.

It is one adventure after another adventure. Full of characters that I like. It is a clean fast read aimed at middle school readers but is a story that anyone can enjoy.

Serpent Tide (Serpent Tide #1) by by K.L. Fogg

Wesley Vandergrift wonders why he isn't like the other boys in his coastal South Carolina town. It's not easy being the son of an eccentric billionaire mother. His life consists of big secrets in a big mansion and only one friend. Overprotected and insulated from the rest of the world, Wesley yearns for the kind of exciting outdoor adventures he sees on "The Snake Stalker"-his favorite TV program, starring the charming Jack Mackey.

Now through a twist of fate, Wesley meets someone who knows his hero Jack Mackey-a real-live relative. And soon Wesley finds himself in more of an adventure than he bargained for. Dare to take the plunge with Wesley on an exciting journey of shipwrecks, venomous snakes, and kidnappers. The legendary curse of the Serpent Tide will forever change Wesley's life-and, perhaps, yours.
File Size: 526 KB
Print Length: 311 pages
Publisher: Covenant Communications (August 5, 2011)
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
Language: English
ASIN: B005G50T8W

My Review:Serpent Tide (Serpent Tide #1) by by K.L. Fogg


I love this series. It is an adventure that is full of interesting characters. Every time things
seem to be calm something else happens again.

Wesley is son of Imogene Vandergrift a billionaire. He is not allowed to anything that is dangerous, have any pets, do shores. His best friend is Amanda. Wesley is really smart. He is a teenager. His favorite show is Snake stalker.

Amanda is a few months older than Wesley. Her mother Maria has worked Imogene almost her full life. Amanda is a tomboy. She goes to public school. Whenever Imogene is not around her and Wesley get into a lot of troubles.

Imogene Vandergrift is a rich self centered woman. She has been a widow for years. She will do anything she wants nothing will get in her way.

Wesley puts some things together and figured out that he was not really Imogene's son. That he has a father, aunt & grandparents. The adventures begin and trouble starts.

The pacing is a fast pace one adventure after another adventure.

Serpent Tide is first book of three that tells the story of Wesley Mackey.

Blog Tour: Luminescence by Braden Bell (Book 3 of Middle School Magic series)

Determined to rescue their favorite teacher, Conner, Lexa, and Melanie confront their worst fears and use their powers in unexpected ways to defeat Lady Nightwing, the treacherous Darkhand leader. But when the trio makes a terrible choice to save Dr. Timberi, their powers may not be enough to keep everyone alive. A thrilling conclusion to the Middle School Magic series!

Meet the Author:

During his middle school years, Braden Bell was the least-stable, lowest-achieving student in the history of the world. He shocked every former teacher by graduating from high school and college, and then going on to earn both a Master’s degree as well as a Ph.D. A teacher by day and a parent by night, he is around teenagers 24/7. He teaches music and directs plays at a private school, much like Marion Academy in The Middle School Magic series. Whether he fights evil after hours is something he cannot disclose.

Braden Bell holds degrees in theatre from Brigham Young University and a Ph.D. from NYU. A committed educator, he has been directing plays and teaching school now for over twenty years. Braden lives with his family on a quiet, tree-lined lot outside of Nashville, TN, where he teaches theatre and choir at a middle school. The author of The Road Show, The Kindling, and Penumbras.

My Review: Luminescence by Braden Bell


I have loved this series. This conclusion to the series does not let you down. It is full of action, adventure, sacrifice. You don't want to put the book down.

I had reread Penumbras was only going to skim it and next thing I was reading the book again. Then started Luminescence right after.
Good way to spend a rainy day. Being immersed in Middle School Magic series.

The characters have grown up a little more with each book. Especially Lexa. The main characters are Conner & his twin Lexa. Lexa's best friend Melanie and Conner's friend Pilaf. All of them came into power at the same time, Which is very unlikely to have happened.
They learn why, and how come in this book. Plus some twists I did not see coming.
Their are a lot of adults that are trying to keep the teens safe. Also trying to teach them how to keep themselves safe at the same time.

The plot is a complicated one, but a believable one in a fantasy book. Their are two sides of power one uses dark forces and are called Darkhand. Lady Nightwing is their leader. The other side are Magis. They use light as source of power.
The teens want to rescue their music teacher from Lady Nightwing. They won't rest till they help him. A lot of Magi don't believe he is still alive even though Lexa can sometimes reach him.

The setting is today world. Only those who have kindled can see the ones with powers. It is a world with magic. Lexa is a seer and works with emotions. Conner is speed and strength. While Melanie's power is mind and she can make anyone around her stronger.

Luminescence is better if you read all three books together in the right order. But you could read alone.
This is a fast paced story. It grabs your attention and keeps it. I am sorry to see these characters go.

I was given this ebook to read and in exchange promised to give honest review and be part of its blog tour.

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Thursday, March 13, 2014

Hidden Falls: A Fair Refuge - Episode 9 by Olivia Newport


Quinn’s friends need to powwow. One week without Quinn in Hidden Falls, and nothing seems quite right. He’d be proud of the way the townspeople followed through on his plans for the health fair. But amid the hubbub of the fair, it’s clear that those closest to Quinn have information they need to combine in order to find him.
Dani knows what Liam knows—and wants out of the middle of people who need to talk to each other. Lauren thinks her mysterious phone messages must be an obnoxious prank—or just accidental—until Nicole has a shocking reaction. Sylvia opened Quinn’s box, but the contents still seem ambiguous. Is there a connection to the information Jack dug up, which could have serious implications for Ethan? How does the cryptic code Quinn used on old cemetery records factor in? And suddenly Emma’s old stories don’t seem quite so insignificant. . . .

When they finally find time to analyze all the pieces of the puzzle together, tragedy strikes the health fair.
File Size: 2276 KB
Print Length: 63 pages
Publisher: Shiloh Run Studios (March 14, 2014)
Barbour Publishing, Inc.
Language: English

My Review: Hidden Falls: A Fair Refuge - Episode 9 by Olivia Newport


This episode of A Fair Refuge has the best or worst cliffhanger so far. Worst because I really really want to know what happens next. Best because you will want to come back to see what happens next. Lots of cliffhangers and one major one.

Lots of drama, good information pooled, likeable characters, well written episode. Clean read and good community helping each other.

The health fair is finally here and it is coming along. Everybody is pretty much all their that we have met so far. Lots of excitement so far. It is a health fair I would go to.

I really enjoyed the meeting with everyone and what they had to say about different things they had found out. They were very honest and shared the blame for what they each did. Cooper could have arrested most of them. He is the only major character that we did not here from. I have to wonder if he had found any information at all.

I am getting to like Jack's character more. I liked seeing him with his youngest daughter at the fair.

Sylvia has opened the box finally! Her mother's memory might have some clues.

Lauren has done a good job with the health fair.

Cooper's character we really have not seen much of at all. I would like to see more of him with answers or at least questions.

Nicole is worried about her job but still is searching for answers.

Ethan is working as a stand in for a Doctor who backed out of health fair. He found someone that he thinks needs to see a doctor to follow up on.

Dani and Eva are giving a cooking demonstration.

I know that I want to keep reading this addictive novel. I want longer episodes with more information and deeper relationships. This is a good series that keeps you coming back for more and more answers each week.

I was given this ebook to read and asked to give honest review of it by Netgalley.

Big Money by Jack Getze

Big Money (Austin Carr Mystery)
Publisher: Down & Out Books (January 12, 2014)
E-Book File Size: 884 KB
Paperback: 218 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1937495671

In this jaunty follow-up to Big Numbers, a scruffy stockbroker returns to tangle with mobsters, women and his own big mouth. The good news, as the story opens, is that the hero is in the company of a gorgeous naked lady. The bad news is that she’s pointing a shotgun at him. It’s a typical predicament for Austin Carr, a semi-shady New Jersey financial professional temporarily in charge of Shore Securities…He’s being extorted into opening a money-laundering account for local crime boss Bluefish; an auditor who was investigating his company has turned up murdered; a fetching state police captain figures he’s the key to her organized-crime probe; and his boss’s mother has been picked up for fixing her church bingo game.

About The Author

Former Los Angeles Times reporter Jack Getze is Fiction Editor for Anthony nominated Spinetingler Magazine, one of the internet’s oldest websites for noir, crime, and horror short stories. Through the Los Angeles Times/Washington Post News Syndicate, his news and feature stories were published in over five-hundred newspapers and periodicals worldwide. His two screwball mysteries, BIG NUMBERS and BIG MONEY, are being reissued by DOWN & OUT BOOKS, with the new BIG MOJO to follow. His short stories have appeared in A Twist of Noir and Beat to a Pulp. Getze is an Active Member of Mystery Writers of America’s New York Chapter.

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My Review: Big Money by Jack Getze


Big money is the second Austin Carr mystery. It is full of humor, mob, interesting characters. There is a lot of violence, swearing.

Austin Carr is a human character with lots of faults , loves his kids, gambling and woman. He works for a stockbroker. He thinks it is more like sales.

Austin Carr's boss is leaving him in control of his company while he takes a long vacation out of the country. Austin has more things going right since he was homeless in Big Numbers. Now he owns a small part of the company.

Right after his boss leaves the country things go down hill fast. Austin is also supposed to help his boss's mother and daughter if they need anything.
His company Shore Securities is being audited. The news is not good but before he can find out why the auditor is murdered.
Now someone wants him to money-laundering and threatens his daughter.

There are a lot of characters that are shady. You are not sure who to like and root for. No real clue about who to trust.
It keeps you guessing about what is going to happen next.

I really liked the ending of this story it brought a big smile on my face.

Big Money is a fun bumbling read that you can enjoy and smile at all the messes Austin gets into.

I was given this book and asked in return to give honest review of it.

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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Knife's Edge Blog Tour Review & giveaway $25 Amazon gift card or Paypal

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Knife's EdgeThe Knife's Edge by Matthew Wolf

When legends come to life the world trembles from a single name. Ronin. Once-heroes from a different age, they wield elemental powers… wind, water, fire, stone, forest, sun, moon, flesh, and metal.

At the same time, a young man discovers his best friend with a sword in her stomach, and dark wings sprouting from her back. Guards rush onto the scene, accuse him of the act, and he is forced to flee. In a new world without his memories, Gray must find his way amid legends and darkness, as he wrestles with an elemental power inside himself.

A power all too similar to the infamous Ronin…


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"A truly engaging story!" - Tracy Hickman, New York Times Bestselling Author and creator of the Dragonlance Series

"Amazing, I am so happy when I find books that keep me up all night. This is a tome of light, among darkness. Never a boring page, action packed and loved the story. Can't wait for the second book. And I want to know more about all the characters." - Tor-Ole Halverson

"This book has everything any epic fantasy lover is looking for in a book, mesmerizing characters, fantastical creatures, sword fights, magic, mystery and even comedy. For some the beginning of the book might seem to be slow, but the further you read, it gets better on each page. Matthew Wolf does an excellent job describing every scene, every character, every feeling and the consequences the character take to submerge you into this wonderful world he has created. I just can't wait for book 2 to continue with this epic saga that I just fell in love with!" - Dominique

My Review: Knife's Edge by Matthew Wolf

3 1/2 Stars

I liked the first part of the story and really enjoyed the last half. The first part was a lot of information, and introducing new characters. I admit I got a little mixed up on the character names.
After the story was done I discovered a Glossary. Lots of names & descriptions. So if you like me get confused you know where to go.

This is a epic story. Has lots going for it. Magic, prophecy, light against dark, epic battles, dragons, heroes, legends coming to life, elves, secret tunnels. There is a lot of drama, action, suspense of knowing who to trust. A good story a little slow in beginning as the world is built.

I had to read this over two days. The second day's reading was far better than the first. Which just could have been me over the story.

Kirin is the boy who the book is centered around. But his name changes later to Gray. He has a sword that everyone wants to control. No one can weld it but him. It has a darkness around it sometimes a light. Gray has to control it and choose what side he is on.

Their world is under attack from an ancient enemy. That wants to destroy everything and kill everyone.
Their appear an ancient protectors the Ronin. A lot of their history is lost. Some believe that they turned against man. The Ronin do not want the sword to fall in the wrong hands. They want to protect Gray.

Gray and friends flee against the army destroying different cities. There group gets bigger and bigger as they flee trying to find safety.

I can't wait to see what the next part of the saga is.

I was given this ebook to read and asked to give honest review of it.

Hardcover: 426 pages
Publisher: Matthew Wolf (April 15, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0989148327
ISBN-13: 978-0989148320


mattihasAuthor Matthew Wolf

Matthew Wolf is the author of the Ronin Saga. Or maybe he's a Ronin. Either way, he's involved somehow. Aside from epic fantasy, he enjoys woodcrafting, outdoors, a bit of a health nut (Kale is good!), and trains in Kung Fu.

His childhood of traveling the world and studying Old English and Japanese influenced the schemes of the Saga, and the world of Daerval. He is a graduate from UCSB with a Literature degree with a specialization in Medieval Literature and Japanese.

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Monday, March 10, 2014

Come Home to Me by Brenda Novak (Whiskey Creek #6)


Home is where her heart is

When Presley Christensen returns to Whiskey Creek with her little boy after two years away, she has completely changed her life. She's made peace with her past and overcome the negative behavior that resulted from her difficult childhood. Now she's back in the small town that was the closest thing to "home" she ever knew—the town where she can be with the sister who's her only family.

There's just one catch. Aaron Amos still lives in Whiskey Creek, at least until he moves to Reno to open a branch of the Amos brothers' auto body shop. And no matter how hard she's tried, Presley hasn't been able to get over him. Seeing him again makes the longing so much worse. But she hopes she can get through the next few months, because she can't fall back into his arms…or his bed. She's come too far to backslide now. And there's a secret she's been guarding—a secret she'll do anything to protect.
Series: Whiskey Creek (Book 6)

Mass Market Paperback: 416 pages
Publisher: Harlequin MIRA (March 25, 2014)

My Review:Come Home to Me by Brenda Novak (Whiskey Creek #6)


Come home to me had mostly familiar characters that we have seen before if you have read other books in the Whiskey Creek series.
It is full of dramas, tough subjects, relationships between lots of characters. I like the characters. Especially like that Presley and Aaron have grown up and stayed clean. Their is a lot of love scenes that I did skip over.

Presley Christensen has come back to Whiskey Creek with her son. Presley has lied to everyone about who the father is except her sister. Presley has turned her life around. She is opening a business.

Aaron Amos is getting ready to move away and open his own business three hours away. He is at a book signing and can't believe that Presley is back in Whiskey Creek. He has missed her and tries to talk to her. He does not suspect that he is a father.
Riley also sees that Presley has changed and a single parent too. He wants to help her and date her and see if they could have a future.

Come Home to me had a lot of secrets between different people and some of them were big secrets to hide from your spouses. Made me think what would I do. I think the secrets will come out at the worst times.

Presley when she lived in Whiskey Creek before was into drugs and heavy drinking. She chased Aaron a lot. She has had a hard life and never knew who her dad was. Presley does not have a lot of self confidence. She is a good mother. She is opening a yoga and massage center.

She is glad to be back living by Cheyenne her sister. Wyatt is her little boy.

Cheyenne is married to Dylan. They want to have children but are not having any luck. She has been the responsible person in her family. She is two years younger than Presley.

Dylan Amos is the oldest of five brothers. When he was 18 his father killed a man and went to prison. He got the failing business and house in his name and raised his brothers.

Aaron Amos is second oldest son. He is only three years younger than Dylan. He used to party hard and do drugs too. He went into rehab to get clean around the same time Presley did. He does not want to settle down. He used to party with Presley and do drugs and sleep with her.

Riley is a single father. He has been Cheyenne good friend since high school. He has raised his son by himself. He has his own business doing construction. He is interested in dating Presley now that she is back and clean.

I like how we know most of these characters and know a lot about them from previous books. I want to see how things workout in the future with this series.

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

Blog Tour: Discovering Peace by Jennifer Ann Holt

Placing her baby girl for adoption isn’t the mistake Ally is running away from, but everyone else seems to think it is. As Ally tries to move forward in her life, her past keeps pulling her back, and she wonders if she will ever find true love again. Only holding onto hope can help Ally find the peace she’s seeking.
Paperback: 240 pages
Publisher: Cedar Fort, Inc. (March 11, 2014)

ISBN-10: 146211413X

Meet the Author:

Jennifer Holt was raised as a farm girl in Enterprise, Utah. An avid reader since age four, she always enjoys a good book. Jennifer graduated Cum Laude from Brigham Young University and shortly after, began her journey through infertility and the miracle of adoption. She lives in Boise, Idaho with her husband, Shane, and their three beautiful children. She likes wakeboarding and going to the zoo with her daughter and two sons.
Jennifer is having a giveaway with her blog tour of Discovering Peace to find out more about it go to her website.

My Review: Discovering Peace by Jennifer Ann Holt

4 stars

I like the title it fits the book. Discovering Peace follows where Delivering Hope ends. I did not feel the sadness in this book, it brought forth more smiles than anything. Their are new characters in this book but a lot of the olds ones are back.

Ally is trying to move on with her life after giving up Hope. It is hard but she is working on it. She has decided to go to BYU the following spring.

Olivia is loving being a mother but finds it harder than she thought. They are excited when they are able to seal Hope to them. They invite Ally and her parents to come.

They both have issues to deal with. They are becoming more friendly. Olivia sends pictures about once a month.

Ally is finding it hard to trust a guy she does not want to get hurt again. Most of the story is her going to school, dating and risking telling of her past.

Hope is a cute little baby.

I kept wanting to see how life is going for Shanelle. I loved how Olivia and Michael went out of their way for her. Especially for Olivia. Good example.

I have loved reading Discovering Peace. Even though they have trials things are looking up for everyone.

I feel the emotions of the characters ring true. That these two books deal with the heart ache of adoption, infertility, forgiveness, was handled really well.

I would love to read more books by Jennifer Ann Holt in the future. Discovering Peace is full of drama, highs and lows of adoption, dating, and is a clean romance on top of it.

I was given Discovering Peace to read so I could give my honest review of it and be part of its book tour.

My review of Delivering Hope can be found here.

I loved Delivering Hope and gave it 5 stars.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Broken Trust by Shannon Baker (A Nora Abbott Mystery)


High-Tech Treachery Meets Hopi Mysticism in Colorado's Stunning Rocky Mountains

Desperate to recover from the tragic events at Kachina Ski, Nora Abbott takes her golden retriever Abbey and moves to Boulder, Colorado. Hoping for a new beginning—and a shot at redemption—she takes an accounting job at Loving Earth Trust. But it turns out the environmental trust is rife with deceit and corruption. Nearly half a million dollars is missing and one person has already been killed for knowing too much. Complicating matters are Nora's uninvited visitors: her mother, Cole Huntsman, and a Hopi Kachina that technically doesn't even exist.

As the body count climbs, Nora races to stop a deadly plot to decimate one of the planet's greatest natural resources.

My Review: Broken Trust

3 1/2stars

I believe this is book 2 of Nora Abbott Mysteries. It is the first book of it that I have read. I was surprised at some of the twists and turns the story took. The science of the book is over my head not sure what parts are fiction and what is real. But left me curious to find out more.

Since I had not read the first book I wonder how much I had missed they refer to it a lot though.
Nora sees Hopi Kachinas that no one else sees. She wonders if she is crazy for it. Nora for the past year has been by herself since she moved to Colorado. She has a hard time getting over the murder of her husband and a 17 year old girl. She is now scared of heights.

Nora finds a job at Loving Earth Trust after last accountant left in a hurry. She was murdered.
The body is found on day one of her job. Also her mom shows up at her work and a Cole from the first book turns up too.

Loving Earth Trust is supposed to be saving the planet. One of the top people is more worried about finding the right $50,000 light fixture for her house.

There are plenty of wacky characters in the story. Some you want to hate and others you pity.
The romance part is very weak and somewhat confusing on a couple of couples.
I think I would probably enjoy the book more if I had read the first book. Or at least understand some more of the characters.
was enjoyable. Loved the setting at top of mountain peak of Colorado.

I was given this ebook to read and asked to give honest review by NetGalley and Midnight Ink.
publication: March 8th 2014 by Midnight Ink 360 pages ISBN:9780738734255