Saturday, February 28, 2015

Going Home (Nugget #1) by Stacy Finz

 The small mountain town of Nugget, California, has a strange way of giving people unexpected reasons to start over-and find the most irresistible chances to fall in love...


Maddy Breyer needs to prove she can make her own life after betrayal blew up her previous happily-ever-after. Staying totally focused on renovating a decrepit mansion into a bed-and-breakfast might help her-and this recession-hit town-finally turn things around. But the mysterious new sheriff is the kind of lawbreaking temptation that's an even bigger challenge to resist...


Detective Rhys Shepard is only back in Nugget long enough to care for his ailing father. He's got a big-city promotion far away from this place that never accepted him. He does not need a sudden crime wave to solve. Or one leggy case of heartbreak stirring up all kinds of trouble and challenging his rules. Which might explain why he's suddenly finding it hard to leave...

  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Kensington Trade (October 1, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1601833393
  • ISBN-13: 978-1601833396


  • My review: Going Home  (Nugget #1) by Stacy Finz

    4 STARS

    This is the first book to the series Nugget.  I liked it. I read the third book first, and now reading the second book.   Going Home is full of drama, romance and a good community. There were a few love scenes toward the end of books.

    Rhys Shepard has come back to Nugget because his father was arrested for stealing.  Rhys is a cop in Texas. Turns out his father has Alzheimer.  He has taken six months off work to take care of his father.  He has also taken a temporary job of Nugget's Police Chief and getting it set up.

    Maddy Breyer and her brother Nate have bought a old building and plan to restore it into a 20 room bed and breakfast.  She is in the process of getting a divorce.  She has moved temporary in the other side of Rhys house.  Part of the town does not want the inn opened.

    I like the characters in town.  You meet a lot of them and want to know more of there stories.  It is a neat community.  Nugget is right close to where the Donnor-Reed party got stuck.  It is the sixth snowiest city in US.

    I bought the book on Amazon.
     

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    The Wife Maker by Karey White
    Charlotte has spent years as the husband maker, sending every guy she dates off to enjoy marital bliss with the next girl he dates. But things have now changed, and she’s determined to use her husband-maker abilities one last time–on herself. And she finally knows exactly who she wants.
    Angus has loved Charlotte since they were teenagers, but he’s tired of waiting for her to realize how good they could be. She’s broken his heart one too many times, and it’s time to move on with his life. Maybe a position halfway across the country will be just what he needs to get over her. But when Charlotte won’t let him go without a fight, Angus has to decide if he’s willing to let her in again or if she’s too late.



     
    Author Karey White
    Karey White grew up in Utah, Idaho, Oregon, and Missouri. She attended Ricks College and Brigham Young University. Her first novel, Gifted, was a Whitney Award Finalist.
    She loves to travel, read, bake treats, and spend time with family and friends. She and her husband are the parents of four great children. She teaches summer creative writing courses to young people and is currently working on her next book.

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    My review: Wife Maker by Karey White

    4 STARS

    Finally the last book of the Husband Maker is here.  It was good to end.  Was not sure how this book would turn out. I was happy with it.  It is full of drama, relationships, and romance.  It is a clean read.

    Charlotte nickname was husband maker.  For years the ex-boyfriend of hers married the next girl they dated after breaking up with her.  Her twin brother Will and his best friend Angus called her Chuck or Charles.

    Charlotte at last figured out she loved Angus.  When Charlotte finally told him.  Angus told her it was too late that he was moving away for four years to complete his training and fellowship to special in hip replacements.

    Angus finally told Charlotte that he loved her and kissed her. Charlotte ran away to Scotland. He has given up on her and plans to get out of the state and get over her finally. He changed his residency and starting a fellowship at the same time in Kansas city.

    Charlotte has to decide what to do.  She loves her life in San Francisco. 

    I was given this ebook Wife Maker to read so I could give a honest review and be part of Wife Maker blog tour.


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    My phone rang before six the next morning. Who would call that early on a Sunday? I rubbed my bleary eyes and looked at the screen. The number was unfamiliar and a strange configuration. I almost shut it off, but on a hunch, I answered the call.

    “Charlotte, it’s Flynn.”

    “Flynn? Is everything okay?”

    “Aye. I think we should talk. Turn on your computer and call me.”

    Ten minutes later, Flynn appeared on the screen of my laptop.

    “What’s going on?”

    “I think you should move to Kansas City.”

    I laughed. “What are you talking about?”

    “Don’t laugh. I’m not jokin’.”

    “I can’t move to Kansas City. My job’s here. My family’s here. And I don’t think Angus would even want me to.”

    “Ah, he’d say he doesn’t want ya to, but I’d wager that what he wants and what he says he wants are two different things.”

    I shook my head. “You’re crazy. This is what you wanted me to call you for at this hour of the morning?”

    “Aye. And hear me out. I’ve been chewin’ on this all day.”

    I was touched that he’d been trying to figure out a way to help me, but this idea was insane. “I’m listening.”

    “You say you’ll wait for him to come back.” I nodded. “What about him? You might be willing to wait for ten years, but what about Angus? He’ll be meeting new people. He won’t be waiting around. If ya want to cook a chicken, ya have to put him in while the water’s boilin’.”

    I snickered. “I don’t even know what that means, Flynn.”

    “Sure ya do. If ya wait ‘til the water’s all cooled down, good luck cooking the bird. Right now the water’s boilin’.”

    “No it’s not. He doesn’t want anything to do with me.”

    “That’s ’cause the water’s boilin’. If it weren’t, he’d talk to ya all day long. He’s just tryin’ not to get burned.”

    There was an absurd and comforting logic to what he was saying. “Keep going.”

    “There’s not much more to say. Move to Kansas City.”

    “That’s easier said than done, Flynn.”

    “Tell me this. What needs more attention? The things in San Francisco? Or the thing in Kansas City?”

    I didn’t answer him. I didn’t know what to say.

    “Charlotte, give him a grand gesture. Show ’im he’s more important than the things you’ve left behind.”

    “Wow. I should never have answered the phone this morning.”

    We laughed. “Think about it. It might work.”

    “It might not. And then I’ll be two thousand miles away from my family and I’ll have given up the best job in the world and . . . It’s all so scary.”

    “But you’re brave. And if it doesn’t work out, you can go back.”

    “I thought you were my friend.”

    Flynn didn’t say anything right away. He just smiled. When he finally spoke, his voice was soft. “I am.”



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    Friday, February 27, 2015

    Second Chances by Stacy Finz

     

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    Nugget, California, is a spot-in-the-road that's easy to miss. But this little mountain town knows how to give the struggling and discouraged many paths back to happiness—and love…

    Reporter Harlee Roberts is used to finding the story, not living it. Unfortunately, losing her dream job and glittering city life means she needs a serious rewrite. Downtime at her parents' cabin in Nugget is a break she could really use. But the less her rugged woodworker neighbor has to say to her, the more Harlee’s natural curiosity is piqued, and the more she wants exclusive access—to his heart…

    Nugget's open spaces and mountain quiet are the perfect refuge for Colin Burke. All he wants is solitude, to mind his own business—and for Harlee to mind hers. Still, her live-wire personality and take-no-prisoners commitment to those she cares about are a temptation pulling him way too close. Is their connection strong enough to survive his secrets—and risk a future together?
  • Publisher: KENSINGTON (April 14, 2015)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00OEW5SU2


  • My review: Second chances  by Stacy Finz

    4 STARS

    I liked the town of Nugget so much I went and bought the first two books to read.  Second Chances is book three of the series.  There is a rich base of characters that I want to see more of and see what happens next in there lives.  Lots of community, drama, romance and life.  There is a few loves scenes but easy to skim over.

    Harlee Roberts is a reporter that was fired. Not because she was bad but because the newspaper business is down.  Harlee has a nice wardrobe with credit card debt.  So why she waits to get a reporter job.  She is moving into her parents cabin for rent free.  She is going to build her start up company. Harlee is outgoing.

    Colin Burke is a carpenter, makes wood furniture.  He has a lot of phobias and secrets. He lives off by himself which is close to Harlee's cabin.  He rescues her from her car going off the mountain.  He is shy but keeps helping her.  Colin is a loner.

    Where this the third book in the series I think it stood alone fine but I am going to read the first two books real soon.

    The setting is Nugget that is close to where the Donnor party got stuck.  This is a mountain town in California one of the snowest  town in the US.

    I was given this ebook to read by Net galley and Kensington.  In return I agreed to give a honest review of Second Chances. 

     

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    Ladle to the Grave
    By Connie Archer
      
     Ladle to the Grave
    (A Soup Lover’s Mystery)
    4th in Series
    Cozy Mystery
    Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
    Publisher: Berkley (March 3, 2015)
    ISBN-13: 978-0425273111
    E-Book ASIN: B00LMGLY7E
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    By the Spoonful is Snowflake, Vermont’s most popular soup shop, but owner Lucky Jamieson doesn’t have any time to enjoy her success—she’s too busy trying to keep a lid on false accusations against her loved ones…
    It’s almost May, and some of the local ladies have organized a pagan celebration in the woods to welcome spring. But the evening goes terribly wrong when one of the attendees winds up dead, apparently poisoned by an herbal concoction prepared by Lucky’s grandfather, Jack.
    Lucky’s sure her grandfather could not have made such a tragic mistake. But before she can clear him of suspicion, her best friend, Sophie, is diverted from planning her wedding to By the Spoonful chef Sage DuBois when she finds a dead man floating in the creek on her property. Now it’s up to Lucky to get both Sophie and Jack out of hot water before a killer stirs up more trouble…

    About This Author

    Connie Archer is the national bestselling author of the Soup Lover’s Mystery series from Berkley Prime Crime. 
    A Spoonful of Murder, [http://amzn.to/1pRKL9TA]
    A Broth of Betrayal [http://amzn.to/1ofLs86]
    and A Roux of Revenge [http://amzn.to/1ofLCMD]
    are set in the imaginary village of Snowflake, Vermont. 
    The fourth book in the series, Ladle to the Grave, [http://amzn.to/Zs1GGg] will be released on March 3, 2015.

    My review: Ladle to the Grave by Connie Archer
    4 STARS
    Ladle to the Grave is the fourth book in the A Soup Lover's Mystery series.  This is the first one that I have read though.  I liked it.  I thought it stood alone alright.  The characters had a past, and were interesting.  I was wrong on what I believed about who were the murder was and the motive.  Other twists I saw coming.
    Lucky Jamieson is the main character.  She is a good friend, talented and owns By the Spoonful.  A soup shop.  Lucky is hosting a wedding for her fiend Sophie.  Even going to the trouble to make her dress.
    In Snowflake there has been two mystery deaths.  The first one it looks like Lucky's Grandfather Jack might be at fault.  The second one is on Sophie's family land and found him.
    Jack is Lucky's grandfather.  He has PSTD from the war years ago.  He is a gardener and knows wild plants.
    I liked the humor of the town on planning to go to  the wedding even though they were planning a small wedding. (That might be just because my daughter's wedding was just two weeks ago.) I liked the wedding plans.
    The setting is small Vermont town with a ski resort up the mountain.  The ski resort wants to buy Sophie's family property. Sophie works as a ski instructor for the resort.
     I would like to go and read the first three books of the series sometime and look forward to reading more about Lucky and friends.
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    Thursday, February 26, 2015

    Blog Tour: Follow Your Neighbor by Rosalee Richland Giveaway ebook










    Follow Your Neighbor:
    A Darla King Novel (Volume 3)

    Cozy Mystery
    Publisher: Wordsmiths4u (October 15, 2014)
    Paperback: 166 pages
    ISBN-13: 978-0985012960
    E-Book ASIN: B00OC02ST0
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    Synopsis
    When her new neighbor Jake Carstairs is murdered in her driveway, square dance caller and accidental sleuth Darla King has a new mystery to solve. This time, it hits close to home. The mystery, and Jake’s wife, follow Darla to the National Square Dance Convention in Nashville. Darla needs to figure out what Jake’s wife and the killer want before Darla faces more trouble than she can handle. As the tension builds, Darla and her friends from Clearton Squares once again contribute to solving a mystery. Her romantic life tangles up with her professional life and her sleuthing, but eventually Darla figures it all out.
    Follow Your Neighbor is the third book in the Darla King mystery series. The first book in the series, Right and Left Grand, found Darla and her friends involved in solving a string of burglaries. The second book, Load the Boat, featured a square dance cruise where Darla encountered a dead crew member, a mysterious man with a satchel, and the return of an arrogant yet irresistible FBI agent.


    About This Author
    Rosalee Richland is the pen name of two square dancers and writers. As Rosalee, co-authors 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.  The first in the series is RIGHT AND LEFT GRAND and takes place at various locations in Texas.  The second in the series is LOAD THE BOAT. As you might guess from the title, this one takes place on a cruise ship.
    Author Links:
    Blog: Darla King Series rosaleerichland.blogspot.com
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    My review:  Follow Your Neighbor
     
    4 STARS
     
    This is the third book in the series.  The mystery was okay.  I guessed right about a lot of it before the reveal.  To me I liked best the relationships between all the characters.  Especially the square dancers and callers.
     
    I liked the ending of the book. It fit really good for me.
     
    The square dancers and callers sure go to a lot of events.  They work hard on learning the calls and the dances. It makes you want to check out square dancing in your own area.  It brings lots of my own memories from years ago trying to learn it.  It sounds like a lot of fun and companionship.
     
    Darla King is the main character.  She is a caller for square dancing and travels a lot with it.  While she is away her new neighbor is found dead in her driveway.  Darla is a widow and her daughter is away at college.  She is dating a FBI Agent.
     
    Darla is curious about her neighbor.  She only met him once for about 5 minutes but know one believes her.  Especially the bad guys.  Someone broke into her house and gave it a good search.
     
    This a clean read and a fast read.
     
    The setting is in Texas.  It shows the life of square dancers in the area.  It is full of drama and mystery and makes you want to dance.

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    Wednesday, February 25, 2015

    Heartbreak Cove by Lily Everett (Sanctuary Island #3)

    Sheriff Andie Shepard may be new to Sanctuary Island but, like everyone else who comes here, she’s already fallen under its healing spell. Andie is determined to leave her mistakes behind her and make this scenic haven her home. But she just might have to change her plans—as well as open her heart—when an unexpected visitor shows up on her doorstep…
     
    Caitlin is the ten-year-old niece Andie never knew she had. Silent, wary, and shy as can be, Caitlin only responds to the horses that run wild across the island. Andie has no idea how to deal with Caitlin—until Sam Brennan enters the picture. A tall, handsome loner who rehabilitates abused horses, Sam is able to help Caitlin break out of her shell. But that’s not all: He finds a way to touch something deep in Andie’s soul, opening her up to the healing power of love. Together, these three lost souls must face the darkness in their past to build a brighter future. Because here, on Sanctuary Island, anything is possible…
     
     
    My review: Heartbreak Cove by Lily Everett
     
    4 STARS
     
    This is third book in the series.  I have not read the first two but I thought it stood alone.  There are some good moral issues brought up in this book. Is a horse property? Should powerful people be able to get away with anything? Is stealing anything can it be right? It made me think what do I believe? 
    I figured out where the book was headed on the issue.
     
    I think it is wrong to steal a horse.  But it is wrong to poison a horse.  I think we need stronger laws to protect abused animals. When I used logic it is wrong to steal than I think about my animals and they are more than things. They have personalities, feelings and want love. 
     
    Sheriff Andie Shepard is surprised with a ten year old niece Caitlin.  Her brother never knew he was a father.  He was on his way shipped out to serve in military. Andie takes in Caitlin till her brother gets back.  She is single and up for relection.
     
    I really like how Andie keeps reassuring Caitlin and how she explains about laws and rules.
     
    Caitlin's mother died.  She loves horses especially Queenie.  She is learning to ride.  She had a hard first ten years. I like her. 
     
    Sam Brennan has come to Sanctuary with Queenie a horse that needs physical and emotional help.  He is staying with his cousin.  Sam has a lot of secrets he is keeping to himself.  He has a problem with authority. He is teaching Caitlin about horses. 
     
    Sanctuary Island has  wild horses and they are protected.  Only certain people can have anything to do with them.  So they can survive on the island.
     
    I enjoyed reading Heartbreak cove and would love to read the first two books in the series.  The book is romantic, caring characters, thoughtful and makes you want to cheer.
     
    I was given this ebook to read by Net Galley and St. Martin's Press.  In return I agreed to give Heartbreak Cove a honest review.

    Tuesday, February 24, 2015

    Bayou Bubba by Sam Cheever


     
     
     
     

    Where Miss Fortune meets Miss Chance

    Miss Felicity Chance’s father is missing, and her sexy PI Calford Amity thinks he’s found him. Together, they follow a trail of gold coins to Sinful, Louisiana, where a homeless guy named Bayou Bubba turns up dead with an alligator tooth in his hand and a gold coin between his teeth. Is Bubba Miss Chance’s long lost father? Or will the mystery of his disappearance suck her down into the bogs of the Bayou, and ruin her favorite purse?

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  • Print Length: 76 pages
  • Publisher: Kindle Worlds (February 16, 2015)





  • My review: Bayou Bubba by Sam Cheever

    4 STARS

    This is my first kindle worlds book that I have read. This is in the world of Miss Fortune  but written by a different writer. If I compare to Jana than this would be only 3 stars. But I thought it was a good novella that was entertaining and true to Miss Fortune world.

    I liked the characters and would like to see more of Miss Felicity Chance. I love that she cares about her father and has gone to look for him.  She also loves purses.

    Bayou Bubba is dead and clues lead Felicity and her PI Cal to thinking he might be her father but can't get a positive ID on the body so they try and back track him.

    I would have liked a longer book. More in depth of characters and there past.
    I would read more from Sam Cheever in the future I have already downloaded one .

    Monday, February 23, 2015

    One Wish by Robyn Carr (Thunder Point #7)

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    #1 New York Times bestselling author Robyn Carr delivers another smart, funny, emotional novel about the complexities of life in the small Oregon town of Thunder Point

    Grace Dillon was a champion figure skater until she moved to Thunder Point to escape the ruthless world of fame and competition. And though she's proud of the quiet, self-sufficient life she's created running a successful flower shop, she knows something is missing. Her life could use a little excitement.

    In a community where there are few eligible singles, high school teacher Troy Headly appoints himself Grace's fun coach. When he suggests a little companionship with no strings attached, Grace is eager to take him up on his offer, and the two enjoy…getting to know each other.

    But things get complicated when Grace's past catches up with her, and she knows that's not what Troy signed up for. Faced with losing her, Troy realizes Grace is more than just a friend with benefits. He's determined to help her fight for the life she always wished for but never believed she could have—and maybe they can find real love along the way.
  • Series: Thunder Point (Book 7)
  • Mass Market Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Mira (February 24, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0778317722
  • ISBN-13: 978-0778317722

  • My review: One Wish by Robyn Carr (Thunder Point #7)

    4 STARS

    I like the community of Thunder Point.   This is mainly Grace and Troy's story.  But does catch up on a few other couples we have met in previous books.  There is some suspense and drama.  But mostly just good characters, relationships and good humor.  I really laughed at a couple of scenes. Also a few love scenes.

    Grace owns the flower shop in Thunder Point.  I had no idea about her past before.  I like Grace how she is independent, hard worker, good friend and talented. Grace likes Troy but he liked her best friend Iris who just got married.

    Grace has a surprising past as a famous figure skater.  No one in Thunder Point knows that because she is using only her middle name. Her past catches up to her though.

    Troy is a high school teacher, and works at Cooper's bar part time.  He is into extreme sports.  At first he seems just like a play boy.  He wants to show Grace a good fun time playing.

    I had to finish reading One Wish till I was done. I enjoy reading Robyn Carr's books.  She makes you like the whole community of characters.  You never know when a different character would come into the story,

    The setting is a small Oregon beach town.

    I was given this ebook to read by Net Galley and Harlequin.  In return I agreed to give a honest review of One Wish.

    Wild Horses by B.J. Daniels (The Montana Hamiltons #1)


    Description

    It took only one impusive moment on an empty two-lane highway to cost her everything.

    A man's responsible for his own prosperity—especially if he's Cooper Barnett, the most determined cowboy in the West. No one knows what he sacrificed to claim a piece of Beartooth, Montana, for himself and his beautiful fiancée, Livie. No one knows what he's willing to do for love…until a stranger's twisted vendetta threatens the happy ending they should've had long ago.

    One fateful mistake isn't the only secret Livie Hamilton is keeping from her fiancé. Victimized during a treacherous blizzard by a man she thought she could trust, she's pregnant…but unsure who the father is. With an unknown blackmailer threatening to expose her, she must confess to Cooper and trust he'll still protect her. But when the truth falls into place, she may lose the only man she's ever loved—or worse.
     
     
    My review: Wild Horses by B.J. Daniels  (The Montana Hamiltons #1)
     
    4 STARS
     
    This was a good setup for this new series.  Some of the secondary characters are old familiar ones. I want to read the rest of the series. There is a lot of drama going on in this story.  There are couple of different mysteries. Lots of action.  Clean read too.
     
    Olivia Hamilton is engaged to  Cooper Barnett. At her engage party we find that Livie is being blackmailed and is pregnant.  Cooper might not be the father.
     
    Cooper Barnett is training wild mustangs.  He works for Senator Buckmaster.  He does not want to take any help from the Senator to build his house.  He wanted to wait till he had the house finished but Olivia does not want to wait.
     
    Senator Buckmaster Hamilton has six daughters.  His first wife Sarah died twenty odd years ago or did she.  Senator Buckmaster is getting ready to run for President of United States.  He owns a big ranch.  Angelina is his second wife.
     
    Lot of people are betting that Cooper and Olivia will never get married.
     
    The characters are interesting.  I want to see what happens to them next.  I want  to see the one mystery solved.
     
    The setting is Beartooth, Montana. Modern day.
     
    I was given this ebook to read by Net Galley and Harlequin.  In return I agreed to give honest review.
     
     
     
     
     

    Sunday, February 22, 2015

    Blog tour: ‘Seek & Find Book of Mormon Stories by Jason Pruett







    About the book:Search for Nephi, Moroni, and other hidden prophets and characters from the scriptures in this fun picture game book. Featuring scenes from the Book of Mormon, this book will keep kids entertained as they look for their favorite scripture heroes and hidden objects in the colorful illustrations. Perfect for home, church, or on the go, it makes learning the scriptures fun for everyone.
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Cedar Fort Publishing & Media (February 10, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1462115284
  • ISBN-13: 978-1462115280


  • About the author:
    Jason Pruett has a BFA in Industrial Design from Brigham Young University and an MFA in Illustration from the Academy of Art University. He has created art for games and animation. Jason currently illustrates picture books and the children’s comic book Jimmy Brass, 2nd Grade Detective. He lives in the Los Angeles area with his wife.


    My review: Seek & Find Book of Mormon Stories by Jason Pruett

    5 STARS
    This is a nice seek & find with Book of Mormon scenes and items found in the scriptures.  I really liked the art work. some were funny, some were unique and even has the scriptures where the items were found.  Even tells a little about what the scenes were.
    This would be a good book for keeping kids quite while they look for the hidden objects.
    I had fun looking for the items in the pictures.
    thirty two pages of fun with looking for the scriptures.
    I was given this ebook to read by Cedar Fort Publishing.  In return I agreed to give a honest review and be part of Seek & Find Book of Mormon Stories blog tour.

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    February 16: A Book a Day
    February 17: Reidhead Randomness
    February 18: Min Reads and Reviews • LDS Women’s Book Review • Mel’s Shelves
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    February 20: The Things I Love Most
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    February 27: A Casual Reader’s Blog
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    Saturday, February 21, 2015

    Three Sisters (Emily Castles Mysteries #1) by Helen Smith

     Three Sisters introduces twenty-six-year-old amateur sleuth Emily Castles in this popular new British mystery series.

    Emily receives an invitation to a party in a large house at the end of her street, hosted by a mysterious troupe of circus performers. She accepts, despite her misgivings, because her dog has died and she needs cheering up. But when she witnesses a murder in the midst of the surreal entertainment, no one will believe what she has seen. Is Emily befuddled with grief at the loss of her pet? Or has something wicked happened in plain sight of all the party-goers? Emily and her eccentric neighbours attempt to discover the truth in a charming story that will have you giggling at every funny line.

    Kindle Edition, 104 pages
    Published February 5th 2011 by Tyger Books

    My review: Three Sisters  (Emily Castles Mysteries #1) by Helen Smith

     4 STARS

    Three Sisters is a British mystery novel.  It is only 104 pages.  It is a pretty good story.  I did guess part of the mystery early.  I liked Emily.

    Emily likes mysteries.  She is really feeling the loss of her dog.   Which I can understand some of it.

    I found it interesting that a group just moves into a empty house fixes it a little.  They are having a big party and inviting everyone.  It is Halloween and Guy Fawkes night.  The group is a troupe of circus performers.  Not sure what is real and what is just a act.

    Emily sees one of the blindfolded knife thrower sisters get stabbed with a knife.  The police are called and the dead girl stands up and says it was an act. Emily is not satisfied with the answer.

    The setting is London, England at the end of Oct.
    It is a clean read, some humor, some sadness.  A interesting read as you try and figure out with Emily just what is going on.  Who do you trust?

    It would be interesting to see what happens next to Emily.

    I was given this ebook to read by the author.  In return I agreed to give a honest review of Three Sisters/

    Thursday, February 19, 2015

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    I have liked this series a lot. Could not wait for this book to come out. If you have not read the first two books I recommend that you do read all three books in order. It is a good clean romance series. My review will be later.
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    Charlotte has spent years as the husband maker, sending every guy she dates off to enjoy marital bliss with the next girl he dates. But things have now changed, and she's determined to use her husband-maker abilities one last time--on herself. And she finally knows exactly who she wants.




    Angus has loved Charlotte since they were teenagers, but he's tired of waiting for her to realize how good they could be. She's broken his heart one too many times, and it's time to move on with his life. Maybe a position halfway across the country will be just what he needs to get over her. But when Charlotte won't let him go without a fight, Angus has to decide if he's willing to let her in again or if she's too late.

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    Karey White grew up in Utah, Idaho, Oregon, and Missouri. She attended Ricks College and Brigham Young University. Her first novel, Gifted, was a Whitney Award Finalist.




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    Deadly Assets
    (An Allison Campbell Mystery Book 2)

    • Paperback: 296 pages
    • Publisher: Henery Press; First edition (July 22, 2014)
    ISBN-13: 978-1940976211
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    Synopsis:
    An eccentric Italian heiress from the Finger Lakes. An eighteen-year-old pop star from Scranton, Pennsylvania. Allison Campbell’s latest clients seem worlds apart in every respect, except one: Both women disappear on the same day. And Allison’s colleague Vaughn is the last to have seen each.
    Allison’s search for a connection uncovers an intricate web of family secrets, corporate transgressions and an age-old rivalry that crosses continents. The closer Allison gets to the truth, the deadlier her quest becomes. All paths lead back to a sinister Finger Lakes estate and the suicide of a woman thirty years earlier. Allison soon realizes the lives of her clients and the safety of those closest to her aren’t the only things at stake.
     
     
    About This Author
    Wendy Tyson is an author, lawyer and former therapist whose background has inspired her mysteries and thrillers.  Her latest novel, DEADLY ASSETS, the second in the Allison Campbell mystery series, was released on July 22. The first Campbell novel, KILLER IMAGE, was named a best mystery for book clubs in 2014 by Examiner.com and the third Campbell installment, DYING BRAND, is due to be released on May 26.  Wendy lives on a micro-farm near Philadelphia with her husband, three sons and two muses, dogs Molly and Driggs.
    Author Links:
     Webpage: www.WATyson.com
    Facebook:  www.Facebook.com/wendytysonauthor
    Twitter: @wendytyson

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    My review: Deadly Assets by Wendy Tyson
     
    4 STARS
     
    Deadly Assets has twists and turns some I saw and others I did not.  Did not want to put the book down till I was through. Allison Campbell and those close to her are back in this second mystery.
    I like Allison and friends.
     
    Allison Campbell owns her own business. She is a image consultant. She is divorced to Jason who is her boyfriend. She bought her business from her Mia her mother-in-law.
     
    Vaughn works with Allison.  He takes care of his twin brother. He changed his life after his brother got shot when they were teenagers.
     
    They have two new clients. One a Italian heiress from Finger Lakes.  The second is a shy eighteen year old from Scranton, Pennsylvania.  They both go missing on the same day and the last one to see them last was Vaughn. Neither family really wants to involve the police.  Vaughn is interviewed though.
     
    Allison, Vaughn, Mia and Jamie are not going to just let go.  They are determined to find out where the women are.  Are they even connected?
     
    There are lots of secrets, mob, someone is following Allison. There is danger around them.  There is a love scene.  Not sure what I think of the ending.  It works though.  I look forward to seeing what happens next with Allison and her friends.
     
    I was given this ebook by Net Galley & Henery Press.  In return I agreed to give Deadly Assets a honest review and be part of Deadly Assets blog tour.
     

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    Wednesday, February 18, 2015

    A Ghostly Gift by Angie Fox (Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries)


     

    • File Size: 189 KB
    • Print Length: 41 pages
    • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
    • Publisher: Angie Fox (February 15, 2015)
    • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
    • Language: English
    • From New York Times bestselling author Angie Fox -- a fabulously fun short story in the new Southern Ghost Hunter Mystery series

      Verity Long doesn't want to see ghosts, and she'd rather not let anyone know her little secret, either. But when a restless spirit stirs up trouble in her friend's resale shop, Verity and her very new, very dead gangster friend team up to learn what is really happening.

      They discover an age-old secret, and must learn the truth behind a mysterious disappearance…before it's too late. ASIN: B00TOZ9EC2

    My review: A Ghostly Gift by Angie Fox (Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries)

    4 stars

    This is a short story.  I wanted a lot more but it delivers what  it promises.

    Verity Long is the main character.  She has saved her house but has no furniture except for a futon.
    Her sister has a friend who needs help with a ghost in her second hand store.  She is willing to pay with a kitchen table in trade to stop the ghost who is destructive.

    Verity wants to look into it before her date tomorrow.  Her date is a cop and the brother of her ex-fiancé. So they are dating in secret.

    This has humor, romance and ghostly pickup lines.

    I look forward to reading more books in this series.

    Southern Spirits by Angie Fox (Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries #1)


    Description

    One simple mistake...
    It really didn't look "that much" like an urn.
    For a girl about to lose her family home.
    So she dumped it out onto the rose bushes and rinsed it with the hose.
    Releases the ghost of a long-dead gangster.
    He really didn't have to be so rude about it.
    And opens Verity Long's eyes to a whole new world...
    When out of work graphic designer Verity Long accidentally traps a ghost on her property, she’s saddled with more than a supernatural sidekick—she gains the ability see spirits. It leads to an offer she can’t refuse from the town’s bad boy, the brother of her ex and the last man she should ever partner with.
    Ellis Wyatt is in possession of a stunning historic property haunted by some of Sugarland Tennessee’s finest former citizens. Only some of them are growing restless—and destructive. He hires Verity put an end to the disturbances. But Verity discovers there’s more to the mysterious estate than floating specters, secret passageways, and hidden rooms.
    There’s a modern day mystery afoot, one that hinges on a decades-old murder. Verity isn't above questioning the living, or the dead. But can she discover the truth before the killer finds her?
    This is book #1 in the new Southern Ghost Hunter mystery series.
  • Series: Southern Ghost Hunter
  • Paperback: 274 pages
  • Publisher: Angie Fox (January 13, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1939661218
  • ISBN-13: 978-1939661210

  • My review: Southern Spirits  by Angie Fox (Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries #1)
    4 STARS
    This is a charming, funny mystery.  I laughed and smiled while reading it.  The characters are both alive and dead. Even a skunk as a pet.
    Verity Long is the main character.  She is going to lose her family antebellum home in one day unless a miracle happens.  She has sold most of her possessions to try and keep it.  She has one dirty vase left from the attic.
    Verity washes her vase and by doing that she trapped a ghost to her vase and to her house.  Frankie was a mobster.  He wants to help her to save her house.  He makes it so she can see and talk to other ghosts.
    She gets a job to help get rid of ghosts on a estate from her ex-fiancé's brother Ellis.  Ellis is a policeman.  He is also restoring a old estate that used to be  Southern Spirits.  Someone is vandalizing his estate but when he put up cameras to catch them all he got was seeing things torn up by themselves.
    Ellis does not want to ask Verity for help.  He believes his brother saying she was a gold digger.  When she called off the wedding the day of it.  When Verity told him that she talked to his Uncle's ghost and told him where he left his lighter and Ellis found it, right where Verity had told him. He hired her.
    Verity found lots of ghosts but there was also real danger out there too and he wanted them gone or dead.
    The setting for this book is Sugarland, Tennessee.
    I did not want to put the book down till I had finished reading Southern Spirits.  I would love to read more Southern Spirits books.
    I was given this ebook to read by Net Galley and Season Publishing . In return I agreed to give a honest review of Southern Spirits.