Sunday, September 30, 2012

Crow's Feat by Ken Casper


Jason Crow is back in a new story. Crow's feat is the second book featuring Jason Crow.
I enjoyed the first one As the Crow dies. They are both murder mysteries. Both keep the suspense high till the end.
Jason is not your average hero. He was a double amputee injured in Veitnam War. Jason was told he would never walk again.
It has been eight years since the last story. Jason is now married and a father to 3 almost 4 children. Jason is in the business of restoring old houses, also they have started growing grapes and making jug wines.
He is well liked and sucessful. He is gathering old milatary uniforms for a the July 4 exhibt at the local mall. He gets a call from a Colonel Bartholomew saying he can have his uniform for the exhibt and could he come and get it. Also he has a matter of a personal kind he would like to discuss with him at the time.
Jason goes the next morning to pick up the uniform and finds nobody is thier but the door was not shut all the way. Jason goes into check on the Colonel thinking he might have fallen or something. He finds him murdered with a knife in the back.
He calls the police and reports the murder. He walks around looking for a place he can sit to wait for the police without touching anything.
Later he finds out he is in charge of the estate. Jason figures out and gets involved to find out if the rumors about the Colonel is true and if he did abuse children.
Jason still struggling to do a lot of things but he seam like a real person to me. With real problems and struggles to do what he thinks is right even if it causes more pain and greif for him. I like Jason and would love to read more stories with him solving murders.
I was given this book to read in exchange of honest reviews from Netgalley.
07/31/2012 PUB BelleBooks, Inc. Imprint Bell Bridge books 258 pages

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Image in the Looking Glass by Jacquelyn Cook


This story is set at the closing of the Civil War in Andersonville, GA. To me I really some of the horrors that prisoners of war faced. With all the horrors of people not having enough food.
This story is a suspense story who you are never sure of who is doing what to whom. I kept guessing all along the book. I would say I guessed right at one time I did but kept changing my mine again and again.
Jacquelyn painted pictures in my head with her words. I would read more books from her again. This book is a clean read except for the truth of horrible conditions of war.
Caroline Hannah had to leave her collage because of the danger of war. Her father wanted her to be safe with relatives close to Anderville. Her Cousin Penelope wrote her to come stay. When Caroline got to the Plantation she recieved a letter letting her know both her father and her fiance had been killed in the war.
After reading the letter Caroline ran and hid in the garden weeping. She over heard her other cousin Sophronia saying it would be better if Caroline would leave.
Even the cook kept telling Caroline to leave the plantation for her safety.
Caroline could not leave, she had no money and no where to go. Her cousin Sophronia was welcoming to her face but when she had attack and couldn't remember her name she wanted her gone.
Penelope seemed to run Looking Glass plantation and after she heard of Caroline's father dying she was not so welcoming after all.
Sophronia son came to visit for short time and everyone spoiled him. He wanted to marry Caroline but she wanted to just be friends. Everyone was preparing for the wedding even after she kept saying no.
Accidents kept happening to Caroline and she was told a witch wanted her to leave.
Caroline got to meet an army officer that was at the Andersonville prison camp and he told about the horrors he kept seeing they did not have enough room,medicine or even enough food for them and hundreds of them kept coming.
Caroline was falling in love with Jeremy but he never spoke of love or a future with each other. Caroline's dog hated Jeremy.
Jeremy was wounded in the war and walks with a limp. He lost his family home and worse his family all died because of the war.
It was a sad time in our history but I did like a glimpse of what that bit of time looked like. I also realized how important the cotton gin was.
I was given this ebook to read in exchange of honest reviews from Netgalley.
07/31/2012 PUB. BelleBooks Imprint Bell Bridge books

Champagne Kisses by Zuri Day


Champagne Kisses is a Drake family story. Thier are a few love scenes that skimmed over with. Thier is plenty of plot besides the love scenes in this book.
It also deals with a lot of issues that are happening in this modern world. Like stalking, privacy when you are alone is not always safe as you think. hidden pictures take and put on internet. Dumb mistakes that collage students too that haunt you for years.
Being a mother of two collage age girls I worry about some of these issues for a good reason.
I love the Drake family. Thier history,thier love and support for each other is wonderful. They are welcoming people into thier world.
The Drakes inheirited a lot of property. They have built up a good business and now they are expanding even built a resort on it.
Diamond and Jackson just got married and about to leave on thier honeymoon for two weeks. Donovan Drake got a phone call from his assistant that she is in the hospital and has to have surgery.
Donovan cares for her she has been thier for decades. Donovan is heir to Drake Wines Resort & spa. He is the oldest of the three Drake children. Now that his mother has married one off turns her hands to her oldest.
Jackson said how about his assistant help for the two weeks he will be on his honeymoon she could help get the reports entered in the computer and wont spill the beans to anyone.
Marissa Hayes has had bad luck with guys. Even her best friend turned into a jerk and still was. He tried to drug her drink at a bar. But a couple saw him do it and warned her.(Yeah for them) He keeps stalking her she has already changed her job once for him.
Marissa is now very causious now. But boy she is attracted to Donovan.
I look forward to the last Drake brother I am sure that this playboy will have his own book too.
I don't drink achol but it is interesting to read about it and it's history,
I was given this ebook to read in exchange for honest review.
10/012012 PUB Harlequin Imprint Kimani Romance 225 pages

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Review: Mark of the Witch by Maggie Shayne


Mark of the Witch was a good story but sometimes it got confusing about who was talking. Thier was a lot of swearing too.
The characters all had lived before. The story jumps from back and forth between what happened thier and whats happening this time around. Who is evil and who is good.
Father Dom hated witches. His goal is to stop the witch from freeing the demon.
The Demon would come and destroy life. Father Dom had helped raise Tom since he was 10 and ordained him to help stop the witch.
Father Tom was having a crisis in faith and did not know if he wanted to stay a Father. He had requested to be released but he would help Father Tom with this last mission.
Rayne Blackwood is a Wiccan high priestess and trusts Thomas.
Indira has given up being a solitary witch, She has lost her faith. Then she dreams she is being sacrificed and her love betrays her and pushes her off the cliff. Her two sisters are with her and they have a plan in place. Only trouble is she has dark hair and dark eyes and dressed like she was in a harem. She wakes up from the dream that seams so real with marks on her wrists where she was tied up. Indira calls Rayne for help.
Indie does not know whats going on or what is happening to her.
Father Dom seems to know that Indie needs to find amulet and take it to a portal by certain time and date to help free the demon. She has to be stopped and the amulet destroyed for good.
Father Tomas sees Indie on a video of her with dark eyes defeating someone. Then he sees her on the roof of her building where she could fall off. Her back has been whipped strips of her flesh torn away and bleeding. He gets her back to her apartment and before he can do much Indie wakes up. He tells her what he found then pauses her back is healing. Rayne jumps up and sees it disappearing plus a tatooe on her back is fading.
Indie feels a strong attraction to father Thomas and realizes he might be her soul mate and he might have killed her in a past life.
The novel is full of drama and suspense and keeps your interest till the end.
But I just did not feel connected to the characters and lost in thier world at all.
I will read the next novel in the Portal series and see what is happening next.
I was given this ebook to read in exchange of honest review from Netgalley.
Pub. Harlequin Imprint Harlequin MIRA; Original edition (September 18, 2012) 400 pages

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Better Than Chocolate by Sheila Roberts

4 STARS Now I want lots of chocolate! Becareful I think I gained weight just reading this yummy book. It's a book that has you hoping that Samantha can save her family's Sweet Dreams Chocolate Company. I want to come back to Icicle Falls, Washington for more stories about the town. Samantha Sterling is now head of the family business her step-father has run the company into the ground. She just found out that in less of two months she has to payback the full bank loan. She is not sure how she can do that. She hopes the new bank manager will extend the loan for another six months. Blake Preston is back in his hometown of Icicle Falls as the new bank manager to take over and dig the bank out of the hole the last bank manager got them into. The bank has a strict policy on calling in bank loans. Blake feels like the town bad guy when he has to deny Sweet Dreams Chocolate Company. He really likes Samantha and sorry that he can't help. Samantha is the only one in the family working in the company. After her father died her mom remarried and put her step-father in charge. He made some bad choices and left bills pile up. Samantha asks her mom if he had life insurance and if she could loan the company money for a short time. Turns out that he did not pay that and her moms house is behind in payments too. Samantha,her two sisters and mom brain strom the idea of having a chocolate festavel and have it the weekend before Valentines Day. That is less than six weeks away. She gets the business chamber to agree and they try to have it small this year. Things look on track for the festavale and then more problems crop of. Blake is trying to help behind the scenes working on some of the problems. But his boss is making him look bad. He brought the competion up to look over at the chocolate factory that he plans to buy from the bank. Samantha's two sisters are coming home to help with the Valentine weekend. Her mother is in deep depression from having buried her second husband. It was not any easier the second time being a widow. I like the town, it sounds charming that I would love to visit. Thier are a lot of dreamy guys in the pagent to find Mr. Dreamy. Also lots of single women in town that need to find romance so I can see lots of books set in Icicle falls. They even have a ghost and if you see her you will get married soon. I was given this ebook to read in exchange for honest review from Netgalley. 09/25/2012 PUB Harlequin Imprint HarlequinMIRA

Fool's Gold Christmas by Susan Mallery Now out in paperback


A classic heartwarming tale for the holidays from New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery

The cheer in Fool's Gold, California, is bringing out the humbug in dancer Evie Stryker. An injury has forced her to return home to her estranged family. So she won't add to the awkward scenario by falling for the charms of her brother's best friend, no matter how tempting he is. When she's recruited to stage the winter festival, she vows to do as promised, then move on, anywhere but here.

Jaded lawyer Dante Jefferson is getting used to the town he now calls home, but the pounding of little dancers' feet above his office is more than he can take. When he confronts their gorgeous teacher, he's unprepared for their searing attraction. Evie is his best friend's sister—off-limits unless he's willing to risk his heart. Dante has always believed that love is dangerous, but that was before he had to reckon with the magic of a certain small town, where miracles do seem to happen….

My Review: Fool's Gold Christmas Now out in paperback 20/29/2013


Finally Evangeline Stryker story is here. I wanted to know more about her since we met her in Rafe's book. I wondered how this story would work out for her. It was done in a good way. Their are a few love scenes that I skipped over. I love the town of Fool's Gold and how they come together to help each other. I need to be more active like they are in doing good. Evangeline was not close to her family they taught her that those close to you did not love you. Her mom and her three older brothers were close until last year she hardly seen or talked to her older brother Rafe. She is living now in Fool's gold because when she was tackled at a football game and broke her leg on TV her family was watching. They brought her here when she was doped up and packed her things up and brought her to the ranch to heal. Rafe paid six months ahead on her condo she is renting. Evie told him no, but Rafe did not listen to her. Since Evie broke her leg she could not be a dancer anymore or even a professional cheerleader. She is working at the dance school and finds that she likes it and doing really well. Now the manager of the dance studio at 70 eloped and left Evie to pick up and in charge of the Christmas dance review. To a story she had never heard of and had no idea what the dances were like for it. Dante has not liked Fool's Gold he was happy living in San Francisco and being partners with Rafe. When Rafe decided to move the company to Fool's Gold he protested. Now he was working in an old building with little sound proofing. The ir was a dance studio right above him and they were driving him crazy. He was hear after work trying to call overseas and fix some problems but he could not hear the call. He decided enough is enough he was going up and talk to the dance instructer and tell her he needs quiet for a couple of weeks. He would use his charm and lawyer skills to convince her. Dante barged into the dance studio to ream at the teacher and found that he could not. He had no idea that Rafe's sister was working their. Instead of him getting to yell at her she yelled at him and told him her problems that she had to throw together a performance in 6 weeks to a story and music that she did not know. Find and Make repairs to the sets Ect. Evie the next day found her neighbor in the condo next to hers is Dante and he invited her to share his take out with her. They decide to hangout together to get through the holidays in Fool's Gold because neither one of them were used to small towns. It is fun to see all the things going on in Fool's Gold and see old friends again. I was given this ebook to read in exchange for honest review from Netgalley. 9/25/2012 PUB HarlequinHQN

Monday, September 24, 2012

The Athena Effect by Derrolyn Anderson


I decided on giving 5 STARS because I wanted more. I was not ready for it to end at all. I like Cal she is strong,independant,loves to read, smart and really doesn't understand what modern life is about.
Cal lives with her parents in the wilderness in a cabin. She met her first new person the Sheriff when she was 10. She hunted for meet and provided it for her family.
Her parents always told Cal not to trust people and don't tell anyone what she can do.
One day her parents were killed on thier bike and Cal was sent to live with her aunt and her boyfriend.
Cal really liked hot water. wearing clothes her mom made or some from thrift store she went to school for the first time at 16. Cal was smart. She has read most of the encylopedia and tons of books. She was teased at school a lot.
Her's Aunts boyfriend started to get ideas about her. Especially while drinking so Cal stayed away as much as possible.
One night she was in the cematary and saw a bunch of people holding a boy from school who lives close to her being beat up as a message for his brother. She told them to stop and they came after her. she hurt one and was able to reach her knife and threaten them away. The boy's name was Cal too. He saw her scars before she ranoff.
A few days later he saw her scars and realized that she was the one to help him.
Cal started calling her Calie and trying to learn more about her. Cal was living with his brother. They were bikers and had a lot of parties. Cal was popular with the girls and slept around without making any promises.
Calie was trying to stay away from him the exact oppisite he was used too. Calie helped Cal rescue his brothers pit bull from being killed by calming all the dogs in the shelter so they could rescue him. Calie loved animals and good change thier moods easliy.
Their is lots of drama in Calie's life trying to fit in a modern school, living with her Aunt and her boyfriend. Her powers start to change.
Cal and Calie are getting really close. Cal feels different about Calie than he has anyone else. Then Cal finds out about a group that Calies parents belonged too.
Someone else found out that Calie existed and wants her for his sceince experiments.
More drama of a different kind then happens in the story.
I really enjoyed it thier was a short love scene that did not get graphic but I don't like it when everyone takes it for granted.
At first glance you don't think Cal and his brother are the good guys. But the more you know you see how much they care about each other and thier good side.
This I believe the second book I have read from Derrolyn Anderson and it won't be the last one.
I was contacted by the author and given this ebook with a request to give it honest reviews when I finshed.
08/29/2012 PUB ASIN: B00947X3VI 221 pages

Don't Cry for Me by Sharon Sala

5 STARS Don't Cry for Me is a A REBEL RIDGE NOVEL. I could not put the book down. Stayed up till 2:00am till I had finshed. Warning thier are a few sex scenes but by far thier was a full engaging story in Don't Cry for Me. I did not obey the title, I cried a little. Quinn Walker has shown up in a previous book helping to save his brother's future wife Beth. Quinn has been home from the war three years and still has nightmares. He works as a Ranger in the back country in the Appalachian Mountains of Kentucky. He lives at the top of a mountain in a new small house. The land was his grandparents home. The old home was destroyed by hired killers trying to kill Beth so she would not testify. Quinn got a call from a friend from his unit about another friend that was hurt bad and does not have family or any place to go when the milatry releases her from the hospital. Quinn said he would take care of it. Mariah Conrad has spent her whole life before Afghanistan in foster care. She is afraid to be homeless again. She has a lot of recovery time before she will be well enough to hold a job. Mariah is surprised when Quinn comes to take her home with him to his small cabin with no neighbors for miles. Mariah has had a brain injury and some of her memories are not thier. She is not in a good place to start up a relationship again with Quinn. Quinn's family is welcoming her back and are grateful because over in Afghanistan she had helped save Quinn's life. Quinn now that he sees Mariah wants to help her like his family was thier for him when he came home imjured. Quinn has lots of reasons why he brought Mariah home to heal. Sharon spins a dramatic story that draws you into her stories and makes you care what happens to the characters. It is also nice to see what the characters from a earlier book are up to now. Mariah is in a fragil state but she is a fighter,caring women, stubbern and not used to seeing a family working together. She is still saving lives on the mountain. I enjoy reading Sharon's novels and will continue reading them in the future. I was given this book to read in exchange of honest review from Netgalley. 09/25/2012 PUB Harlequin Imprint HarlequinMIRA

Review: Shades of Temptation by Virna DePaul

3 STARS I really like the story line. Drama was high till the end. Like the characters. This is the second book of this series that I have read. Shades of Desire was the first book that I have read. It did have a lot of swear words and sex scenes that I could have done without. Carrie Ward is a strong women with good points and faults. She really wants to make a difference with her life. Special Agent Carrie Ward worked forCalifornia Department of Justice's Special Investigations Group. In the past she worked as a swat sniper. was milatary police and before that she was an Olympic shooter in fact she won a silver medal. Carrie is attracted to a member of her team Jase. Jase is a serial dater she calls him. He is good looking and women come up to him all the time. Jase flirts with her and she thinks it is because she is hard to get not for her at all. One night when Jase follows her out of the bar leaving his date inside to flirt with her she gets mad at him and bites hard on his ear. After that she walks off to cool down and sees a teen burlger and chases after him when he runs. He comes out of the house and he is so young she hesatates and is shot in the leg. Her second shot kills him. Jase Tyler lost it when he heard Carrie was shot. He can't get her off his mind. He does not want a strong women especially a cop in his personal life. He likes easy relaxing women. He wants to be lead investigator on a serial murder his group was going to head. He heard that Carrie was going to get it . He did not think she was up to heading the investigation. He went to boss on that. Carrie heard that Jase had questioned her fitness to head the serial investigation and that he wanted to be in charge of it. Jase was not the first to think that Carrie was not ready. Both men did not know if its because she is a women, just coming back to work after being shot and killing a teen. Plus the grandmother of teen filed a lawsuit. So Carrie had to work with Jase but she was the lead. They both fought thier attraction to each other. Carrie's home was fire bombed and Jase had her stay with him and then working with him they both gave into the temptation. Carrie has to struggle to be strong but also to have a life outside of work. She is willing to give her life to protect others. Jase realizes that he can handle a strong women and is also willing to risk his life to save others. I was given this email to read in exchange of honest review by Netgalley. 09/25/2012 PUB Harlequin imprint HarlequinHQN

The Accidental Bride by Christina Skye

4 STARS I really enjoyed the Accidental Bride. It has good friends,loveable dogs and caring comunity. Lots of laughter and sweet emotion too. Jilly has a heart attack and told she needs to leave her stressfull job. She owns her own restraunt, a line of sauces. She was in the middle of dinner rush when she had her attack. After all the tests come back telling her she can't have the stress of cooking and running her restraunt. Her friends rush her to the airport for a flight to whyoming. They tell Jilly its a cooking classes at a resort. So she can relax and brush up on some cooking. They are really sending her to the resort but it is a knitting classes thats thier right now. In the airport waiting for taxi she spills contents of her luggage that her friends packed for her and snacks and underwear spill out in front of a tall handsome guy. She makes friends with his dog even as he warns her he not to good with strangers. Winslow likes Jilly and he really likes the jerky in her pocket. His owner Walker has some good looks too. The next day Jilly finds out that thier are no cooking class but she meets the chef and he has her sauces and uses them. She goes into town on a bike to the coffee shop thier and orders a special coffee. As she thinks of the commitment of cutting out the cafine. She is only one in the store and the clerk asks her to watch the shop while he runs to the bank. A customer comes in and asks were Jonathon is. When she is told he is at the bank the girl is disapointted because she is in a hurry and really wants a fancy coffee. Jilly tells her she can get it for her. Makes her a perfect cup and all fancy. Walker and Winslow comes in and wants just plain coffee. She talks him into trying something and when she is done he really likes it. They flirt a little before he leaves. Jonathon gets told about how good the coffee is. Jilly explains what and how she did it. She had worked in a coffee shop for a couple of years and sat down and explained to Jonathon about his equipment ect. Next day Jonathon asks her to borrow car from resort and come help him for awhile. Thier is a big line out the coffee shop. The girl talked her coffee up and everyone wanted to try it. Walker only came to town once in awhile but meeting Jilly he started showing up more. Walker was a hero who wrisked his life to save others in the community that served with him in the war. He and Winslow were both released for medical injuries so everyone was willing to help him to find love. Walker and Jilly were talked into being married for a good cause. Thier were a few love scenes in the book. I was given this ebook to read in exchange of honest review from Netgalley. 09/25/2012 PUB HarlequinHQN

Sunday, September 23, 2012

My Loving Vigil Keeping by Carla Kelly


I did not know about the diaster that happened in 1900 and feel bad about that lack of knowledge. Right now I wish I had a car that was working I would go up the canyon and visit the cemetary. I wonder how many of my town of Fairview were a part of that mine.
The coals mines are a major employer of are town still today.
I loved the characters and now wonder who might have been real and what parts of the story is fiction. I could picture the train rides up the canyons so well. Carla told a compeling story of life in the coal mines of the 1900s.
I have always wondered why married women could not be teachers and when that changed.
Della Anders's father died in a mine and was sent to her Uncle in Salt Lake City to live with his family. He was well paid lawyer but his wife and daughters never welcomed her into the family. Never bought her clothes when she out grew them but a kindly librain took matters in her own and helped her to become independant and arranged jobs, lessons in sewing clothes.
Della because of her became a teacher after teaching two years in the west side of town she decided to teach in a mineing town for a year.
Owen Davis is a miner and proud of it. He is also a widower who still loves his deceased wife. He has a little girl Anghatad who is just starting school this year.
Owen is also a wood carver and he made lots of wooden letters for for the younger classrooms so his daughter would feel at home there. He was the choir directer and
was always trying to get Della to join the choir.
This is a tear jerker especially when you realize that it really happened so many men and boys that died in the mine. I am glad that I read it, eventhough I went through a lot of tissue.
I like how she told Mr. Auerbach about the children she taught. She also sent him pictures the children drew on the magic paper. I remember going to Auerbach department store. and all the windows that were decorated for the seasons.
This is a very clean read except for all the coal dust.
I was given this ebook to read in exchange of honest review from Netgalley. I also won a copy of it from LDS Retailers Blog and plan to give it to a friend to enjoy too.
08/14/2012 PUB Cedar Fort Imprint Bonneville 440 pages

Thursday, September 20, 2012

The Great Gift by Misty Wright


The Great Gift is a good story but I never got lost in the story.
I thought Brandt was going to be the romantic lead in the story.
The rest of the characters were fine but I felt that they were pushed
to go a different direction than they wanted to go.
Everyone seemed rushed to get into a relationship too fast. Especially
Alyssa who at 26 had a lot of bad boyfriends. Almost got married to a guy
who was already married with kids. Last boyfriend stalked her and
cheated on her many times. I would figure her to be a little bit more wary.
Alyssa is tired of Brandt so she leaves her nice job to go to the outback
two work for 2 weeks as a ranch hand.
Kent is the pilot and she starts being interested in him right away.
When they finally get thier they are interupted in heavy kissing a bunch
of times.
It is a clean read all they show is heavy kissing. It was a enjoyable story
and I am sure Misty will continue to tell better stories the more she learns.
I was given this ebook and asked to give in exchange honest review from
Publisher: iVisionary Media (August 19, 2012) 187 pages

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

The Shadow on the Quilt by Stephanie Grace Whitson


The Shadow on the Quilt made me question what would I do if I were in this situation.
I would not be so forgiving and generous. This story dwelt with some tough issues that a lot of people find themselfs in and handled it all with such love and faith.
Juliana Sutton found a locket with pictures of a women,baby and bit of the baby's hair.
It also had a name engraven on it. Juliana found it in her husbands pants. She was hurt and so angry at her husband of 10 years.
Before she could confront her husband they heard the sounds of the fire bell ringing.
Aunt Theodora and Aunt Lydia both lived in the big house with Juliana and Sterling.
They had never married and love Sterling so much and he loves them.
Sterling had said he had to go to the office and work after dinner. When Theodora heard the fire bell and they could see the smoke of the fire right in the middle of town. They called Sterling but no one answered the phone.
The Aunts wanted to go and make sure Sterling was safe. So Juliana agreed to go with them in the horse and buggy. They found the office empty and no sign of Sterling.
They saw the fire was actually at the brothel. Two people died in the fire. One was a working lady their the other was Sterling.
The Sheriff came and told them that Sterling had run into the building to try and save her. Juliana figured out that it was not probably true.
Juliana inheirited all of her husbands money and businesses except for a trustfund for the Aunts. They lived in a big house but Sterling was building a way bigger and fancier house right out of town. Sterling wanted possesions and figured someday to run for govenor. The three of them did not want to move into the house so what to do about it was the question for Juliana.
Cass Gregory saw the fire at the brothel and hurried to find out if his mother and sister Sadie made it out. They had made it out safely. Cass for years did not know where his mother and Sadie were. Finally they found each other. He could not get Sadie to quit working and his mother would not quit working at the brothel till she did.
No one knew that Margaret was his mother and Sadie his sister. It was his Ma's wishes.
Cass was foreman on building the boss's house.
Ludwig Meyer offered Sadie and Marget come stay at his house. He had been asking Sadie to marry him for awhile.
Jenny and her baby lived in a farm house by themselves but it would not be for long. She knew that Sterling would move them to a different city so they could raise up Johnny together and know that no one would know that Johnny was born out of wedlock.
What was she going to do now? She was feeling sick and so tired all the time.
The story was well written and made you feel for the different characters and how it would all turn out. There is plenty of drama to keep my attention. The characters were all different and had good and bad traits in them. It was a clean read and had a little bit of religion in them with people living good examples of faith and bad examples. It showed all of us need work.
I would read more from Stephanie books in the future if they are as good as The Shadow on the Quilt.
I was given this ebook to read for free in exchange of honest review of the book from Netgalley.
09/01/2012 PUB. Barbour Publishing,Inc.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Covert Wolf by Bonnie Vanak


I loved the twist in the end of the book. I laughed in a few places and blushed in other places. Yes thier are a lot of love scenes that I skipped over. I really like the plot of the story too.
Matthew Parker is a Navy Seal but just not any regular seal he belongs to a group that are not normal humans. He turns into a wolf and as magic. He just lot a member of his team on his last mission. Mathew blames the fae who sold them out to demons.
Sienna McClare is have wolf and half fae. When she was 21 she was made to leave the fae lands. She lives in a small cabin outside of the Fae protected land. Her Aunt asked her to track down the orb of light and if she found it and brought it back to be protected she will be welcomed back.
Sienna has just a few memories of her childhood but she remembers her father a wolf killing her mother so she hates and mistrusts wolves.
Matthew has been ordered to work with Sienna to find and bring back the Orb. It is too powerful to fall into Demon hands. Sienna will be able to read the fae words that might be needed.
They track down a lead to a store where the owner is Fae and he is the one who used the power and told the demons about Matt and his team. He sells a purse for Sienna as a gift from him. Then he recongizes Matthew and tells him the orb is protected from the demons. They go back after midnight and find the shop on fire and Tim dead inside.
They know that he did not tell the demons anything.
The demons keep setting traps and know a lot about Matt. They want to kill the group he is part of so they can get more powerful.
Thier is a lot of action and twists & turns in this story
I was given this ebook to read for free in exchange of honest review from netgalley.
07/24/2012 PUB Harlequin Imprint HarlequinNocturne 288 pages.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Parallel Spirits by T.S. Welti


It is a tangled romance between two guys and a girl who are possed at times.
I do admit thier were times in the novel that I got twisted and lost for a short time.
Its a very clean romance.
Belinda is a 16 year old girl who's best friend is Frankie.
carrier spirit Mara posses at time Belinda she has been trying for over 300 years to get back to a human body of her own.
Mara helps Belinda to meet Conor 17 year old who goes to private school. Mara takes over Belinda when things get aukward for her.
Frankie is 16 year old surfer. He has been friends with Belinda for ever and they went on one date but belinda was afraid of losing his friendship. Frankie is jealous of Conor.
Mara recongizes that Frankie was a carrier spirit that killed her boyfriend 100s of years ago and has earned a body back. She wants Belinda to drop him even as a friend. She is pushing Conor for Belinda.
I got tangled in the story and cared about them. lots of drama and some action.
I was given this ebook in exchange of giving honest review from Librarything.
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (August 13, 2012) 246 pages

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Run the Risk by Lori Foster

4 STARS In Run the Risk is the first of a series called Love Undercover. It has lots of twists and turns. Was not sure who all the good guys and bad guys were till the end of the book, it kept me guessing. Detective Logan Riske is going undercover working in construction in his brother's company. He moved into a apartment next to Pepper Yates who is posing as dowdy Sue Leeks apartment manager. Logan is determined to find Rusty Yates who witnessed a murder of his good friend by a club owner. It took him two years to find Pepper and he wants to be close to her to find her brother. Logan knows the club owner has a bunch of crooked cops on his payroll. He is in charge of the task force to bring down Morton Andrews. Logan comes from money but both his brother Dash and him chose to work for a living. He likes being a cop. He trusts his boss that she is cleaning up the police force. He also trusts his partner Reese.They are the only two who know what he is up too. His boss does not trust Reese. Reese does not trust Lieutenant Peterson. Rusty and Pepper don't trust any cops because they saw so many crooked cops with Morton. They tried to go to a newspaper with the truth but he ended up with his throat cut. Pepper is hiding herself both looks and personality. She misses jogging,sex and her brother. While Logan is hot Pepper tries not to stare but she wants him and decides to have him but under her conditions. She stays dressed the curtans and lights off and he can't touch her. Logan agrees and they have sex a few times. He is dying to know what she is hiding. Liked the story, the characters but not all the sex scenes and swearing in the book. I liked how it kept me guessing what really was going on. I want to see what happens next in Love Undercover. 09/25/2012 PUB Harlequin Imprint HarlequinMIRA

To Have and to Code by Debora Geary

5 Stars

I stayed up till 2:00 am because I could not put the book down. I did not think that this book would be as good as the other ones in the series, but I was wrong.
In the series this book goes back to 1997 when Nell met Daniel. So I knew how they ended up lately and thier family. But I was hooked to learn about that time period in thier lives.
This book was great I learned so much about characters that I thought I knew. It also reminded me that thier is so much to learn. Like Nell's other brothers. Who are they? Where are they now?
Daniel is known as the Hacker. He gets bored easily especially with computer games. He found a new game that is a challenge. He really likes it. So he hacked in and he stole things from other players. But some of thier codes did not work and when that code did not work the game said that it needs magic.
Daniel got into the secret part of the game. He fought the Wizard and was making headway before the lights went out in the game. Daniel figured that the Wizard was Jamie one of the creaters. He also found that the second best player the gypsie was the other creater Nell.
Hacker was interviewed by Jamie and Nell and was hired to shore up thier holes in the security.
Nell is a fire witch. with other talents. She is firey with the temper to match. Her best friend is getting married soon and moving to Texas.
When the Hacker steals some of her hidden supplies in the game and then challenges her.
She loose her temper. When Jamie tricks her into meeting the Hacker she gets mad.
But after meeting him she hires him to work down in the dungeon.
Nell's mother got shown some of the future when she was born but decided that she would not tell Nell till she was older. Especially the part that said her future child will be the most powerful witch born and be in danger because of his power. (of course he is one of my favorite characters in the other books,)
I love To Have and To Code along with the other books in the series if you have not read Modern Witch pick it up you will fall in love with it too. This is a clean read.
I bought this ebook from Amazon the day I found it was out and read it right away. I want more of this series soon.
Fireweed Publishing (September 12, 2012) 364 pages

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Callie's Cowboy by karen leabo


Callie's Cowboy is a Loveswept classic romance. Thier are a lot of love scenes in this book. It was a good plot but I really could not connect with the hero.
Callie and two other high school friends get thier fortunes told by a gypsie who is at thier carnaval fundraiser. Then she gives them a token to rember it. Then disappears.
Callie Calloway had just broken up with her boyfriend and she was not going to marry a cowboy. Later when her boyfriend Sam Sanger asked her to marry and move to his ranch she turns him down.
Callie and Sam had many break ups after he asked her to marry him last he married someone else and has a little girl. His wife left him his daughter and got a divorce.
Callie is now editor of thier home town newspaper and has a good relationship with the police and town except her boss.
Sam now divorced came home for his father's funeral. He killed himself with a shotgun.
Sam is still angry with Callie from when she refused to marry him years ago.
Sam's mother invited Callie to dinner. She always wanted them to marry. Even sent Callies articles to him while he was still married.
She does not believe her husband killed himself and asked Callie to find out. Something about it bugs Callie and she talks to the Policeman she went to high school who first got to the scene. He takes Callie's questions seriously and next day called her back.
The cop who has the case is not satisfied with the ruling and they want Callie to let
them know if she finds out anything they should know about since she is close to the family.
Sam wants Callie to stop snooping into his fathers death. He does not want anymore stories on his father. He feels for Callie still a lot of anger but can't get her off his mind. They fight a lot but fall in bed together.
Callie finds more information and calls her friend the cop. She tells Sam that the cops are still wanting more information about his father. Sam again wants Callie to let it go.
Callie is fired from her job and agrees to go and see Sam's ranch with his mother.
I just had a hard time liking Sam's attidude to his dad's death. His anger with Callie.
his marrying someone he did not love.
Callie sticks to what she believes to be right. She is not going to let a murder get away if it is murder. She risks her life to save someone else.
The fortune teller just seems unnessary but maybe if I had read the other two stories it would have made more sense.
I was given this ebook to read in exchange of honest review from Netgalley.
August 13, 2012 PUB.Random House Publishing Group Imprint Loveswept


An Outlaws Christmas by Linda Lael Miller

4 STARS I liked An Outlaws Christmas. Thier are some love scenes in the end of the book. I liked Piper. At first she is timid but then we find out for one of her kids she is tough enough. Its a snowy winter when Sawyer comes to Blue River, TX on the train in 1915. He is riding his horse for a bit of exercise after the train ride they had taken before going to the hotel. When Sawyer feels like someone is watching him and then he hears the shot. He is shot in the left shoulder and his horse takes off. Sawyer stays on till the horse stops right by the school. Sawyer has come to town to take over as sheriff for his cousin Clay. Clay is busy building up his ranch and with a new baby coming wants to stay home more. Sawyer never thought he would be shot before he even got settle in. Piper is from back east and she is teaching at the one room school and living in the back room. As she is going outside to the outhouse She finds Sawyer's horse and then Sawyer. She is able to get him up and into the school but he falls on the floor. Sawyer is more worried about his horse. Piper is unsure what to do. Thier is a blizard and she is afraid she would get lost trying to get help. She gets the horse into the shed and gives him a bucket of snow and wipes him as good as she can. Piper then tends to the wound as best she can even though she does not want to. She uses the special quilts she has to cover him. She is worried that he is an outlaw. Stays up all night watching him. The next morning Clay McKettricks comes in from his ranch to check on her. His wife Dara Rose is Piper's cousin and worried about her. Piper is glad to see him and told him that a man has been shot and is in the school. Clay is surprised to see his cousin and best friend lying on the floor. Clay gets him on Piper's bed and then goes for the doctor. Who is a dentist not a doctor he is always telling people. The Doctor says thier is no way to take him anywhere, it would kill him. The Doctor promises to get things that Piper will need. Clay will be back soon as he can but his wife is 9 months pregnant. Piper is worried that her being single will ruin her chance of marriage someday and she will lose her job. At least the children won't be coming to school until the weather cleared up a bit. I like how Linda tells stories. I have enjoyed her McKittrick family. I was given this ebook to read in exchange for honest reviews from Netgalley. 09/25/2012 PUB Harlequin Imprint HarlequinHQN

Guardians Inc.: The Cypher by Julian Rosado-Machain


I listened to the book on my kindle and enjoyed it, but I felt a little lost sometimes.
I would probably not had that same problem if I had read it.
This is a clean read, a adventure,fantasy book with the main character is 15 year old
Thomas Byrne.
Thomas Byrne parents went on a two month cruise and he stayed with his grandfather while they were gone. For some reason the whole ship disappeared in a area that is like the Bermuda triangle.
Thomas grandfather feels guilty because the cruise was his gift. Morgan is 72 year old accountant. He wants to get a job so he can do more for Thomas but no one wants to hire an 72 year old.
Thomas sees an ad for a librain assistant and shows his grandfather. The ad reads different for Thomas than for his grandfather.
The job opens into a different world for both of them. Weird things happen to them.
Thomas got a job as the assistant but Morgan got a job with them in accounting. They can't talk about thier jobs even between them.
Thomas finds himself working in a place of a library with almost every book that has been written. Even some books that the world at large don't know about. books appear and disappear when he puts them into the computer.
Thomas finds out that he can read and translate all different writings.
Something as taken Thomas grandfather and as attacked him. Thomas finds himself in the
middle of a war between Magic and technology. If Thomas can't find a certain book than
magic wins and the world could go back to the dark ages like the last time the book was not found in time.
Thier is magic,elves,robots that seem life like, garoyles who come to life and many other things that Thomas thought were just myths in books come true. The world is counting on him to save it.
I would like to read the next novel and see what happens next to Thomas. Can he win the race or will all lives be affected.
I won this book from Librarything and asked in exchange if I would give an honest review of it. I would put this book in section with percy jackson,harry Potter and ranger apprentice fans to enjoy.
February 26, 2011 PUB Publisher: Julian Rosado-Machain; 238 pages

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Silent Warrior by Donna Kauffman

Silent Warrior is a Loveswept classic romance. It is also the second book of Dirty Dozen.
Thier is a love scene in the book that I skimmed over.
I have now read 4 ebooks of the Dirty Dozen. I enjoy them but the how the cases get wrapped up always seems to just end. Would have liked to see more of that case ending. It does work how they are done though. Some of the characters that have minor roles in one book have a bigger role in thier own stories.
John McShane is working for a goverment agency that they call the dirty dozen. He is on one case when he gets a photo in the mail and asks him for help. John flies out
to where the photo was taken to see what he can do.
Cali Ellis was in trouble and she was not sure what to do. 10 years ago she lost her husband and then lost the baby she was caring. John was able to pull her out of her depression. Her husband of six months wrote a computer program and he was worried about it and hid part of in a safety box in the islands. Thier was also a insurance that paid out and Callie found part of the program.
She turned it over to the goverment agency without looking at the top secret program. They did not believe her and all of her apartment was taken. Then she was shot at. So she started to follow the clues to see what her husband was doing. She knows John was into secret agent type work so asked him for help or point her in a direction.
What Cali did not know of was that John had fallen for her before she was married to his best friend. He wanted to protect her.
Cali only knew that she went to the US goverment and some how they are after her. She had no idea what program could still be worth something ten years later. That people are willing to kill for.
This was a very fast read I wish it was longer though. I was given this ebook to read in exchange of honest review from Netgalley.
09/10/2012 PUB Random House Publishing Group Imprint Loveswept

Blaze of Winter by Elisabeth Barrett


Blaze of Winter is a A Loveswept Contemporary Romance. It is book 2 in the Star Harbor Series featuring the Grayson brothers.
Thier are a lot of love scenes that I skimmed over.
Theo Grayson is a writer who has writer block. So he is giving himself two months to go to his hometown of Star Harbor and see if he can start a new book. Theo is also thinking of the changes he has made and what he really wants in his life.
But Theo is not finding much quite staying on a houseboat with two of his brothers, especially sharing a cabin with Cole. Someone suggests he stay at the bed & breakfast or rent a place.
Avery Newbridge is a social worker from Boston but she has burnout and came to help
her Aunt run the bed and breakfast while she was getting cancer treatments.
When Avery sees Theo wants a room for two months or so she tells him that is not a good idea it would cost a lot for that he would be better off renting a apartment.
Avery thinks Theo is good looking.
Avery does not realized who he is and that he is a famous writer and money is not a worry for him.
Being at the bed and breakfast and talking to Avery he finally knows what he wants to base his story on. He also spends a lot of time at Lexie's cafe. He wrote thier for hours.
His twin brother the chef is still trying to get Lexie reciepe for coconut cake but she won't share with him till after thier wedding. They finally agree on a wedding soon because Lexie's parents are coming for a visit.
While Theo and Avery are out late walking on the beach to get an idea of what his pirates might have seen at night. He notices some boats out after midnight and then they hear noises at the Inn and Theo figures out their are drug dealers and call his brother Cole the sheriff.
Thier is a nice community of characters in Star Harbor. I look forward to reading the next two stories about the Graysons.
Thier is romance,priate treasure,drug dealers,sick family,break ins,a wedding and wonderful Christmas in Star Harbor.
I was given this ebook to read in exchange of honest review from Netgalley.
Publication Date:September 10, 2012 Random House Publishing Group PUB. Imprint Loveswept 318 pages

Deep Autumn Heat by Elisabeth Barrett


Deep Autumn Heat is a Loveswept classic. Thier is a few love scenes in this book.
Lexie Meyers owns her restraunt and her coconut cake is the best. Lexie won't share her reciepe to anyone. Thier is another restraunt in a town away who comes to get a slice of cake and tries to figure out her secret. She is even getting threating notes for it.
Sebastian Grayson is a chef with his own restraunt in New York city and he is getting his own t.v. show. He is in his home town Star Harbor to spend time with his brothers. He sees the cake and orders it for breakfast. Sebastian can't keep his eyes off Lexie. He loves Lexie's cake says it is the best coconut cake he has ever tasted.
Sebastian hangs out the next day in Lexie's kitchen till she kicks him out.
Sebastian challenge her to a cook off with Lexie and he wants to film it.
Lexie is attacked in the middle of town ,but Sebastian sees and yells and races to her side scaring the guy away.
Sebastian's brother Cole is sheriff and is looking into who attacked her and who has been stalking her and leaving the notes.
With both main characters are cooks thier is a lot of talking about food that sounds so good, it made me hungry.
I like the Grayson's brothers all good looking guys. I look forward to reading the other books in the Star Harbor series.
Lexie is a strong talented woman. She is from the west coast but came east after having a bad relationship. She has her own restraunt and now is expanding to opening a
catering business.
Buster is a cook in Lexie's restraunt he hardly talks to everyone. He works hard and lives above the resteraunt. He has made Lexie keep all the threatening notes she has recieved. Buster ends up following Lexie to and from her business to help watch over her when things escalate.
I was given this ebook to read in exchange of honest review from Netgalley.
07/09/2012 PUB Random House Publishing Group Imprint Loveswept

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Woong the Schoolmarm by Dorothy Clark


At first part of the story I was not sure that I liked Willa she was so bitter. Then I realized how bad it would be for a while going through those issues. No wonder she
did not trust gentlemens words and actions.
Willa did keep her feelings away from the children she taught and she cared for the children. She cared and helped those around her.
Willa Wright's fiance left her by leaving her a note saying he was going west and follow his dream. Her dad left her and her mom when she was really young. Since her father did not work for the mill owner anymore they would have lost thier home too.
Her mother did all the laundry for the single loggers so they would have a home. Her mom worked all the time doing the laundry.
The new Preacher was in town and he came with a little girl Sally 5 and boy Joshua 7. His niece and nephew. Thier parents died 7 weeks ago.
Matthew Calvert was over whelmed at being a parent all of a sudden especially to a little girl. But he would love them and do is best for them.
Matthew was instanly drawn to Willa when they met and he was determined to get to know her better. He has never felt like that before.
Willa's heart hurt for the children and she was willing to help them to feel welcome at school and smile.
One of Willa girlfriend was going after the very single preacher and told Willa all about how she loved him and was sure he would see her as a wife. But she did not really care about the kids.
Willa did not believe that God loved and answered prayers. Which was a big concern of the preachers. A lot of women were setting their caps for the preacher but he was only interested in getting to know Willa.
It was a clean read and I really enjoyed reading the Wooing the Schoolmarm and would like to see Willa's friends have their own book in the future.
I was given this ebook to read in exchange of honest review from Netgalley.
06/26/2012 PUB Harlequin Imprint Harlequin Love Inspired Historical 288 pages

Dark Knight by Donna Kauffman

Dark Knight is the 4th book of a series dirty dozen. I did not realize the order of the books till now. I have read them at of order.But they can all be read so far alone. This is a Loveswept classic.
Scottie Giardi is now in charge of the Delgado's Dirty Dozen after her boss Del testified in court and had to leave to get plastic surgery and new identy.
Delgado's Dirty Dozen is a secret goverment task force. That was started by Seve Delgado. You have to have no relatives and ties to work on the task force. It started with 12 members but as they fall in love they have to stop going out into the field.
Scottie gets a call Christmas using the secret code that was just entered and was surprised to hear her old boss Del calling to give her assignment that she needed to do now. She was to fly to Montana even in the snow storm. Her agent Lucas Blackstone was in trouble.
Lucas Blackstone was undercover and all of a sudden he is being searched by his twin. No one knew he had a twin till now not even Lucas. His twin Logan Blackstone is hunting him down and found him in Montana. No one should have known that he was in Montana undercover and Logan could get his twin killed if he was not stopped trying to reach him.
Logan has to be kept out of the way for 7 to 10 days. Scottie also needed to find out how he got information to find his twin. Scottie makes it to the cabin in Montana and finds him in bed naked dreaming. Scottie goes to try and drug him but he wakes up and tries to stop her. While he is out of commission gets handcuffs on him
Logan is not just a former cop and now bar owner. He has secrets and talents that match Scottie. He gets some control over and over until he makes a deal with Scottie.
Scottie does not want to hurt Logan but will kill him before she lets him endanger his brother and 16 innocent children. Logan does not want to hurt Scottie but he wants to find and meet his brother his only relative. He suspects that Scottie is goverment issue.
(I don't know Lucas's story I wonder if that is a book I missed. would like to know more about his mission.)
Thier are a few love scenes in this novel. I would love to read more books about the dirty dozen.
I was given this ebook to read in exchange of honest review from Netgalley.
9/10/2012 Publisher: Random House Publishing Group Imprint Loveswept 240 pages

Monday, September 10, 2012

the Cowboy Soldiers Son by Tina Leonard


The Cowboy Soldiers Son is part of a series of books that I am not familar with so I felt a little lost just not knowing all the characters better.
Thier are a lot of love scenes in the beginning of the book.

Shaman Phillips has returned wounded from the war and now is working on a ranch out in New Mexico. He doesn't get to town to often. In fact he likes the peace and quiet.
Tempest Thornbury is a star and she came to the ranch to see Cat Shaman's niece and
bring her a present from Italy. She grew up poor in the town of Tempest. She has come along way from that start.
Tempest invites Shaman to dinner and then instead end up in bed. The while Shaman is showering to get ready for dinner Tempest left.
Tempest kept bringing him food and making booty calls. For awhile Shaman did not know she was famous.
Then Shaman comes to town and finally asks her on a date. Tempest took him to the old run down house she grew up on and someone was squatting in the house. Her maybe have brother Bobby who was fighting to get his father's will overturned.
Tempest went to make a movie but she found out she was pregnant with twins and came back.
While Tempest was in hollywood Shaman got hit over the head and he believes it was Bobby but no proof and he did not want Tempest to find out. He wanted her to be safe away from Bobby.
Thier are a lot of characters that probably have thier own stories too and makes me want to go back and read them all.
I was given this ebook to read in exchange for honest review from Netgalley.
09/03/2012 PUB Harlequin Imprint Harlequin American Romance 224 pages

Santerra's Sin by Donna Kauffman


Santerra's sin is a loveswept classic oringally pub 1996. So thier is a few love scenes but not a major part of plot.
Blue Delgado owns a bar in a small town. Her Uncle raised her after her parents deaths.
Her father was undercover and his job cost him everything.
Blue likes to shoot guns since her father had taught her.
Diego Santerra has come to Blue's bar for the job as a cook. He makes a killer salsa.
He is really thier to work undercover to protect Blue. He was part of a group working for the goverment top secret. Blue's father is at the head of it. In fact he is testifing in court case right now and after will get a new identy.
While Blue morned her father he was really not dead but he let everyone believe it to protect his daughter. Now the guys trial in which he is testifing wants Blue so he won't testify against him.
Blue's former employee breaks into the bar to warn her someone wants to kill her. Then he disappears from the hospital.
Blue suspects Diego but she is also attracted to him. When Blue gets kidnapped and Diego was on the back of her motorcycle and jumped off. She knows he is the one.
Diego did not jump off he fell off after the second bullet wounded him. Diego throws knives amd can wound or kill them he is really fast. He is not afraid to kill others to protect the ones he needs too. Diego has no family was raised in a orphanage.
Thier is a lot action and drama and romance all rolled together in one book. I would like to read more books by Donna in the future.
I was given this ebook to read in exchange of honest review from Netgalley.
09/10/2012 PUB Random House Publishing Group Imprint Loveswept

Sweet Laurel Falls by RaeAnne Thayne

4 STARS Sweet Laurel Falls is a Hope's Crossing book 3 Okay was I on a emotional roller coast with this book. I admit to sharing some tears and smiling in other parts of the book. RaeAnne characters were real to me and I cared what happens to them. In other Hope's Crossing books we learn that someone is going around and helping people and the notes are signed Angel. In this the 3 book we find out who started it but others are copying the Angel. Maura McKnight-Parker had lost her teen daughter less than a year ago to drunk driving accident. She is puting on a good job to others that she is coping alright. When she is not ready to let her daughter go just yet. She is getting settup to host another Christmas Book club in her book store when a old boyfriend Jackson Lange from over 20 years ago shows up in her store with her other daughter Sage in tow. Maura had never told anyone who the father of her baby was. She never told Jackson that she was pregnant. Never told her 19 year old daughter Sage. Jackson was at Sage's Collage giving a lecture and after Sage went up to him. Sage told him that they were from the same little town and she saw his father around town. Jackson asked who her parents were to see if he knew them. She told him that she never knew who her father was but told him Maura was her mother. He figured out fast that he was the father. Jackson hated his father and the small town of Sweet Laura Falls. He left for collage and never came back to his home town untill now. He was upset to find out he was a father all these years and did not know. He was going to stay at least threw the holidays and get to know his daughter. It has been a rough year on Sage too. She really missed her younger sister even though thier was a 4 years between them they were close. Thier is not much of anything to complain about this book except I did not have tissues handy. I will definately be reading more books by RaeAnne in the future. 09/25/2012 PUB Harlequin Imprint HarlequinHQN

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Trinity Military War Dog by Ronie Kendig

4 Stars

The first part of book is slow trying to figure out who is who and where they fit. Then it gets to the meat of the story and is all action till the end.
Thier are Spies,lots of Generals,dog handler,American,Chinese,Russians, Afgans and British.
Ghost (Heath) is attacked by his dog and it saved his life. But he did come out of the service with a brain injury and a scar where his dog Trinity bit him and dragged him out of the way.
Heath wanted to go back to Afgan with his unit, but with headaches all the time and blackouts he would be dangerous to others.
Jibril Khouri wants to train retired milatary and police dogs and thier handlers to be able to be hired out for contract duty.
Heath goes back to training with Trinity and gets back in better shape but not all thier yet when he is asked to go back to Afgan on tour. To show even if your wounded thier is life after.
Darci is a spy she is also Chinese. She defected with her father when she was little after her mom was killed because she was a christian. Her brother stayed in China.
She is in Afgan working as a geolgist survey as cover.
Darci had one mission where she failed and got bad intell and passed it on. That was the mission where Heath got hurt and Jibril lost his leg. Trinity saved both of thier lives.
The Chinese are up to something with the Russians. A couple of different ones say that he is here to stop the others plans and you are not sure who is the good one if thier is.
Its a clean read. I look forward to reading more of this new series by Ronie.
I was given this ebook to read in exchange for honest review from Netgalley.
9/1/2012 PUB Barbour Publishing,Inc.

Hidden Mickey 5 by David Walter Smith

Hidden Mickey 5 Chasing New Frontiers
I read Hidden Mickey about a month ago and I remember writing the review, but don't know where I put it. Can't see that I posted it anywhere or in my files.
I liked all the details about Disneyland that were included in this treasure hunt mystery book. It was a clean read. It made me want to go back to Disneyland but who doesn't.
Hidden Mickey tells two stories in one is a flashback to around the time Walt Disney died. and what the characters did and what they robbed.
The story is about a Cast member Blain Walters that is working thier during the summer. He is a School teacher and worked at Disneyland to pay for school.
Blain used to come to Disneyland a lot because his father also worked thier and one day as he was sitting on Tom Sawyer island he decided he too would work the canoe rides.
One day as he was paddling the canoe he caught the eye of a girl Missy Johansen. Missy dragged her sister onto the canoe ride so she could see Blain up close. Blain and Missy flirted and he invited the two of them to hear his band play at a local club.
Missy Johansen is Swiss and she has changed her appearance and name so she could visit Disneyland like everyone else. Missy is here in the states touring she is a big popstar. She just wants to be like others her age.
After going to the club to hear Blain's band he asked her out to take her back to Disneyland and he would show her what she missed. While on thier date they find a old walet and want to return it. The more they look into who might have owned it they discover that he died and was a prime suspect in a robbery at Disneyland. The money was never found. Never shown up and they also have half a map in the walet with clues where he hid it if he got caught so his partner could find it.
So Missy and Blain follow the clues as they are doing it, they catch the partners eye and they want the money they stole.
Sometimes the story dragged a little but it was interesting. I would like to read the other books in the series.
I was given this ebook to read in exchange of honest review by Netgalley.
5/01/2011 PUB Synergy Books Publishing Imprint Bookmasters

Light My Fire by Donna Kauffman


Light My Fire is romance action story. It does have some love scenes in it.
The two main characters are wounded,stubborn heroes.
Jenna King was a smoke jumper but her last fire she got hurt and her partner died. Jenna is staying at Paradise Canyon Rehabilitation Ranch. She decided to leave without telling anyone. Jenna packed her clothes in a borrowed laundry bag and started to hike out.
Jenna thought she was healed enough but she was not ready, when the path she was on fell down the ravine. Jenna was stuck with ankle swelling and rain starting.
T.J. Delahaye was on a small hike saying goodby before his last doctor appointment than leaving to catch a plan back to where is work is stationed. When T.J. finds a white bra he decides to follow and see who left it.
T.J. was about to turn around and head back to Paradise when he heard noises and screaming. he was on the top of path when he saw Jenna and asked her if she was okay.
She said she was and to go back and then said go find shelter.
T.J. could see she was hurt and tried to get down to her. When he fell and tumbled down the mountain. He went past her and down and got stuck. with water rising.
Jenna tried to see where he went over and ended up sliding again and landed on him.
Now both were hurt worse, water rising and no way to get help.
They are both determined to save each other and not want any help but have to work together.
You have to admire what they both are willing to do and suffer to try and help each other and Bob a lamma they rescued on their journey.
Based on this book I would read more from Donna Kauffman.
I was given this ebook to read in exchange for honest review from Netgalley.
9/10/2012 PUB Random House Publishing Group imprint Loveswept

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Heaven Sent (Amish Romance)by Becca Fisher

3 stars

I liked Heaven Sent. It is a little different from the Amish stories that I have been reading lately. Its a short story.
Miriam loves the boy next door. Jed asks her to go to the city with him instead of marriage she was hoping for.
Then a new guy comes to town and Miriam befriends him and cares about him.
I just did not connect to strong to the characters. I wanted a little more connection to others in the story.
I would try another book by Becca in the future.
I was given this ebook to read in exchange of honest review by Librarything.
Pub. 9/7/2012

Carbon Copy Cowboy by Arlene james


Texas Twin book 3

This is third book in the series and so far have liked them all but I want some answers for them soon.
This is a clean read. It is Love Inspire so thier is mention of prayer, scripture that is part of story.
Jack Colby was out riding fence on his ranch when he saw a car speeding too fast for that road. Sure enough he saw the crash. When Jack made it to the car he saw it was a stranger wearing a wedding veil and jeans.
She woke up in the local hospital with no identy,no purse, luggage, license plate and no memory of who she is.
Jack is worried about where she will end up staying. He was thinking of calling the preacher but realized he would usually call his family. They have a big house on the ranch.
Thier family is in a mess of confusion. A couple of months ago it was just him, his younger sister and his mother. Now his mother is in a coma, he found out his little sister has a twin and he has a twin he has never met and a father who is missing.
Jack brings Kendra to the ranch. A little girl in the hospital named her.
Kendra finds that she loves being on the ranch and knows a lot about animals and how to take care of them.
The family still does not know how come they were split up and why thier mom changed thier names and kept all this information from them.
Jack blames the fight he had with his mother about where they came from when her horse threw her off and she has been in the coma since.
8/21/2012 Harlequin Harlequin love Inspired

Watch Me by Lisa Renee Jones


Watch Me has a lot love scenes. I skimmed over them. I really like the plot of the story and the characters.
The main plot is the making a reality show of dancers and after the dancers are down to certain amount all live together and live dancing competion with someone being voted off the show. But the show is cursed or is it.
Meagan Tippan had dreamed up the show but things keep going wrong. Broken pipes,fire,tornado,fights and back stabbing.
Samuel kellar is security that the studio has in charge of making sure everyone is safe. He is ex-military and is in charge of making things safe. He did not want to leave military but had to because of injury.
Meagan had to give up danceing because of a injury. She still loves it and feels making a show around it is now her dream. Meagan because of her youth is very controlling she has had to fight for a lot of her freedom and does not like to give up controll.
She has an assistant that she has to work with who is going behind her back and hurting the show. Her Uncle is high up at the studio. Kiki has a past history of making the show get cancelled.
Meagan and Samuel fight thier attraction but does not last too long. Meagan after is always trying to push Samuel away. Which I got tired of.
I was given this ebook to read in exchange of honest review from Netgalley.
09/03/2012 PUB. Harlequin imprint Harlequin Blaze 224 pages

Friday, September 7, 2012

A Cascades Christmas by Mildred Colvin Debby Lee, Gina Welborn and Mary Davis


A Cascades Christmas is four novels in one collection about 4 friends come to a small town in Washington. It's 1888 thier is a logging business, saw mill town. All four books are clean reads and I enjoyed them.

Home for the Holidays by Mildred Colvin

Anna Wilkin loves being a tomboy, she loves to fish and work outside with her father when she gets the chance. She also wears pants outside but her mother does not know about that. Her father does though. Her mother and sister always telling she needs to grow up and be a lady.
At a Christmas party at her's friends house she gets knocked into the new comer Jeremiah Tucker. When fishing is brought up he thinks she is kidding. Jeremiah can't see her putting a worm on the hook. So they make a date to see who will catch the most fish. Jeremiah thinks she will back off.
Anna reminds him a little of his sister and she is tiny so he calls her little bit.
Jeremiah likes Anna but decides to court her sister instead.

One Evergreen Night by Debby Lee

Emma Pearson is a orphan with her only relative her brother. They are working in the lumber camp and she hates it. She knows it is such a dangerous place to work.
Frederick Corrigan has a risky job driving the train and just last week the other train crashed and killed its conductor. Frederick is trying to get a promotion he wants to get his father's house from being auctioned off.
Frederick wants Emma to like him when he rescues a little runt of piggletss he gives it to her. He named it Bacon.

All Ye Faithful by Gina Welborn

E.V. for every week has been asking if Mr Whitworth if he can court his daughter Larkin. He always get told no. He runs a saw mill.
Larkin keeps hoping E.V. will ask her father if he can court her not knowing that he has been doing that for two years.
Mr. Whitworth thinks he only wants to marry her for the family money.
The Whitworth family lost their son a few years ago and are holding tight onto Larkin.
Larkin almost gets brave enough to ask him about courting her.
Another family is trying to use a lumber contract to make his own daughter a better match. E.V. wants the contract so he does escort her to help others to pay more attention to her.

A Carpenter Christmas by Mary Davis

Natalie Bollen wants Willum Tate to ask her father if he can court her. When she turns 18 she lets him know it. Her father is the preacher.
Willum was engaged a few years ago but was left at the alter when his bride ran off with a richer suiter. He has trust issues.
A fire burnt down a couple of businesses and the church. They all hire Willum to build them again. The church building fund was stolen.
Natalie reacted and fainted when she saw the little shack Willum was living in. She accepted a ride in another gentleman buggy after and 'willum saw.
Willum left town after but he kept hearing a voice at night saying build my house. So he went back and paid for the lumber and could not accept help on the church.
Natalie was determined to win his trust back in her.
I enjoyed reading these books. I wish some of them were a little longer but they were a quick read. Thier was no sex scenes in any of them, or swear words.
I was given this ebook to read in exchange for honest review from Netgalley.
09/01/2012 PUB. Barbour Publishing 355 pages

Handpicked Husband by Winnie Griggs


I was a smiling as I read it. This is a clean fun novel. I look forward to reading the rest of the characters stories in the Texas Grooms. setting is Texas 1894
Regina Nash has been the only mother her 6 year old nephew Jack knows. Now Jack's father is deceased and she wrote to her grandfather the Judge about adopting Jack.
Judge Madison has a plan that he thinks will work out for the good of Jack. He is sending three men to her and she has three weeks to decide and marry one of them. A lawyer friend of his Adam Barr to see to protecting her and make sure the contract is fullfilled. If not he will bring Jack back to his Judge and be in a boarding school.
Adam Barr has just got out of prison for stealing a clinet's money. He was innocent and soon as this deal is done he can go back and prove his innocense.
Regina is a photographer and drives a gypsy wagon with all her equipment. She takes people and plants photographs. She does not want to get married and have her freedom taken away from her.
Chance is the youngest suiter of the three he will get the saloon thats closed and money to fix it up and stock it.
Everett is British and for him his reward will be to own his own newspaper press.
Mitchell Parker will be given a house and a job as a teacher.
They all have to be willing to court her and the one she chooses will marry her and if he does not than all three of them will go home with empty hands.
Regina plans to make sure that the one she picks will refuse her offer. She is determined not to marry but does not want to give up Jack.
I was given this ebook to read in exchange for honest review from Netgalley.
09/03/2012 PUB Harlequin imprint Love Inspired Historical

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Running Around and Such by Linda Byler


Running Around and Such is supposed to be written by someone who is Amish. So with that knowledge it makes it seem more real.
Lizzie Glick is the main character and its her telling the story. I had a real hard time caring about her. She is overweight,lazy and wants fancier stuff than the simple plain ways. Lizzie also talks back to her parents. She reminds me of me at times.
Lizzie is 15 at start and her older sister is almost 16 and can start dating and going to sings.
Emma is the oldest girl and is good at everything. She likes to cook,sew and willing to work hard and has strong faith. What I usually think of about the Amish women. So I judge Lizzie harder because she does not measure up for me.
Lizzie is selfish and always think that the others are picking at her. She uses food to calm her in stressful times.
Lizzie is trying to understand how finding the right man to marry that Gods wants for her.
Its a simple story with a lot more details of dailey life as a young female teens Amish life.
This is a very clean read that anyone can read and enjoy.
I will read more about Lizzie in the next book. I was given this ebook to read in exchange for honest review.
09/04/2012 PUB Open Road Media imprint Good Books

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Power Faces of Evil book 3 by Debra Webb


Now I have a favorite series that I will have to continue to read. In the last two days I have read the Face's of Evil 1-3. I love Jess,Lori and Harper characters.
They work well together and get things done. Jess is not making to many friends but she gets the job done.
Special Agent Jess Harris has quit the FBI and her new job is deputy chief of Birmingham's major crimes division. She has no cases yet but her people were working a death of dance teacher Darcy Chandler for the rich. She is hurring the coroner for time of death. Interviewing the dancers and thier mom's. When she gets called into Police Chief's Dan Burnett office and told that it is not her case. She keeps wondering about the things like why were her high heels on the table and not on the body that fell over the balcony.
Jess does get her first case the disappearance of a young black male collage age student. He has been missing for days. Not treated the same as young collage girls that were missing at the same time.
Jess is trying to get over being mad that the case her team tried to steal was taken back. But she kept getting calls about the Dance teacher and given more information.
The coroner on the case had questions that were being ignored. Then Police Chief Dan
Burnett's own mother who hates Jess wants her to know and look more into the death. The next person who asks to meet her is Dan's ex-stepdaughter with a video.
Jess's missing collage student is a good student never in trouble but he was trying to help a young women in trouble who was involved with powerful gang leaders. A gang war is about to start and Jess gets into thier face and threatens them.
It is full of relationships with exs, new person fitting into work drama, gang drama.
she wants Dan to treat her like business coworkers and when he does she wishes he cares.
I definately want to read more books about Jess Harris and gang. I was given this ebook to read in exchange of honest reviews by Netgalley.
9/04/2012 PUB Grand Central Publishing Imprint Forever Yours

Impulse by Debra Webb


Impulse is the second book of Face's of Evil. I did not want to put the book down untill I finshed it. Next book up will be book 3 and then I will have to wait for the next ones. I read somewhere that it is a 10 or 12 book series when done.
Impulse takes up right after Obsession ends. It is nonstop action and suspense.
Can they find Detective Lori Wells before her kidnapper she turns up Dead.
Special Agent Jess Harris is getting texts from the kidnapper. She is sure it is
the Player who they had to let go of.
The kidnapper is different this time making little changes, showing his face here and thier are things happening back in Virgina that she does not know about.
Jess was asked to come and lead a new task force that would cover different cities and county on cases that don't fall into usuall catergories. Jess knows that soon her FBI badge will be taken away from her.
Thier are more kidnapped victims that are people she knows or has met.
Chief of Police Dan Burnett and the county Sheriff both want Jess to come to work for them. She saved the 5 girls that were missing in the area. Plus Dan does not want her to leave him again.
Back home for Jess her neighbor was murdered and Jess's home was broke into and a message written in blood is on her wall. Thier is also found a wall of pictures of who she suspects is the Player. with pictures of her cut into them.
Jess's FBI Boss thinks she has a fixation on Eric Spears AKA the Player. He wants her off the case. He is worried about law suits and complaints from Eric.
Eric is under watch back in Virgina how can he be their but sene here by witnesses. They eyed his photo. It has to be Eric or someone he works with.
Thier are detectives who resent that this new Deputy Chief job is being offered to Jess when they have the years in the police force in Birningham. But this new position was created with her in mind after watching her work with police and county and her skills in profiling.
Jess is being attacked which ever way she looks. She is even doubting herself.
I have been drawn to these characters. I wanted Lori to be found in time. I want Jess and Dan to work out and the Player to be caught. I need to go read the next book!
I was given this ebook to read in exchange of honest review from Netgalley.
08/07/2012 PUB Grand Central Publishing Imprint Forever Yours

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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Obsession Faces of Evil by Debra Webb


Once the story start ti build did not want to stop reading. If I was not already tired I start the next book in the series.
Special Agent Jess Harris life was falling apart. Her marriage is over, her FBI career will be over soon. Worst of all because of her mistake a killer is going to go free.
Her old boyfriend back home in Birmingham has called her for help. He was the Chief of police of Birmingham. 5 collage age girls are missing. Thier is no proof of foul play or crime. They just up and left. They are not even from the same city and some in the county.
Everything the families say is they would not have run a way. Four of them are attending collage. Most have good grades, no way as far as they can see that connects the girls together.
Jess is a profiler and a good one till the last case against the PLAYER. She has worked for two decades for the FBI. She does not know what the future will be but she will do everything she can to find those missing girls. Jess wants to start by interviewing the families and see what they know that might show them a clue.
Jess fell in love Dan Burnett while they were in school together. He chose to stay at home and she chose to leave. Then 10 years ago they reconnected again for one day. He asked for help and she came.
Dan Burnett is Police Chief he has been married a few times. One of the missing girls is his stepdaughter. He does not believe she would runaway. He has never forgotten Jess and is counting on her help.
The Player is now out of jail and is sending Jess texts that is letting her know he is watching her.
The media has found out that Jess is in town and her roll in breaking rules to try and stop The Player is just adding more drama.
Jess chose to have a career over family and now she has neither. Lori is choosing to be a cop over family but is still undecided.
The missing girl's are brave and falling apart but they care too about the others. Andrea is counting on her stepfather to find her.
The drama builds slowly than you don't want to leave till the end and even them you want to read the next two books in the series Faces of Evil.
I was given this ebook to read in exchange of honest review from Netgally.
August 07, 2012 PUB Grand Central Publishing Imprint Forever Yours 332 pages

Monday, September 3, 2012

Duty and the Beast by Trish Morey


I was not sure if I would like this book by reading the back but I did like it.
Thier was one love scene that I skipped over.
I like Aisha and would be mad if my choice was taken from me too. At first Zoltan Al Farouk bin Shamal is not to my likeing he is Arogant ,proud and he is right and he is being forced into things too.
But the more I saw and heard where he was coming from and how he grew with the knowledge that he had I fell a little in love with him too.
Mustafa is a character that I do not like at all.
Zoltan good friends I hope thier stories get told soon. because I want to read them.
Aisha is a virgin and was saving herself for the future husband she wanted to marry for love. When she is kidnapped my Mustafa and told that she would have to marry him.
Then she was rescued and thought on her way home but instead was going to be married to Zoltan right away. If she refused to marry him than he can't be King of his country but also her father would not be King or her brothers would not be King in the future of her own kingdom.
Aisha has the power to dethrown two kingdoms and she can not do it. She feels powerless and alone.
Zoltan's friend opens his eyes to what it must be like for Aisha to be forced to marry a stranger. Zoltan does not beleve that Aisha is a virgin he just thinks she is a spoiled princess.
This is a fast read that I did enjoy and look forward to more books from Trish.
I was given this ebook to read in exchange for honest review from Netgalley.
08/21/2012 PUB Harlequin imprint Harlequin Presents 256 pages

A Groom for Greta by Anna Schmidt


I had a smile for most of the book. So Yes I recommend this book.
Greta Goodloe live in the Amish town of Celery Fields. It is tough time durning the great depression. Greta is thinking that tomorrow her banns to Josep will be read in church. They have been dating for five years.
Josep is walking her home when he stops and says he can't marry her. Greta says if you want to wait another a year she guess it will be alright. Josep says never and walks away.
Greta realized he was serious and that it was right under the black smith's window. She goes into make sure Luke won't tell anyone what he over heard. Breaks down in front of him.
Luke asks her if he can give Greta and her sister Lydia a ride to church in the morning. Greta does not want his pity. Luke says he is interested in courting Lydia.
Greta thinks that will get some of the attention away from her and thinks that would be a good idea.
Lydia has other ideas. Lydia thinks that Luke would be better for Greta and asks him to pray on that. If he agrees he can come courting to thier house at night on the porch but while everyone will believe he is courting her he could take the time to get to know Greta and see if that would work.
Lydia noticed his attention to watch Greta and Lydia wants to be loved just not a good marrage.
Josep is starting to court someone else but he can't help still looking at Greta and wants to pick off where they ended.
I like how the Amish come together to help each other in times of need. But the bannished is a harsh thing to do. I don;t know if I could do that to ones I cared about.
I like the characters in the book. I love Greta laughter and how she brighten the place up and she loves to take care of others.
I would like to read more books by Anna Schmidt in the future. Especiallt Lydia's story.
I was given this ebook to read in exchange of honest review from Netgalley.
10/01/2012 PUB Harlequin Imprint Harlequin Love Inspired Historical 283 pages

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Forever Werewolf: Forever Werewolf\Moon Kissed by Michele Hauf

Two books are better than one. I am going to review Forever Wolf here than go ahead and read Moon Kissed ane review after.
Forever Werewolf
Is a hot book. Thier are a few love scenes that I skipped over my choice. Also some swearwords.
Trystan Hawkes is a good hero,brave,strong and different than most werewolves. He is sent to Castle Wulfsiege to deliver a package to the princple only. Trystan has never lived in a pack and he is courious. Right after he meets Alexis Conner and tells her he can only give it to her father a avalanch slams into the castle and breaks a window.
Trystan has rescued people from a avalanch before and he knows time is of the essence. The princple is sick so he grabs some other werewolves and starts them to rescueing.
he works as long as he can till he has to stop.
Trystan is so worried about the ones who are still missing but he gets the package to the princple and forgets how he is supposed to behave around him.
Alexis is always wearing sunglasses to hide how she is different from the ones around her. She admires that Trustan cared aboout the trapped werewolves and works hard to find them.
Trystan is warned away from Alexis because he is half vampire & have werewolve. He also makes a powerful enemy in Sven. People think he will be second in command soon.
Alexis is different from other werewolves because she can't shift and since she can not shift she can't have children.
Nice storyline. like most of the characters except for the ones I hate. Will read more books from Michele after I read this one.

Moon Kissed
Moon Kissed was all about sex it seamed to me.
Belladonna was running out at night and a group of vampires were chasing her. She went into a warehouse straight into a guy. Severo he scared her too but hid her and was rough and kissed her.
Severo was a werewolf that hated vampires. The vampires wanted to hurt
belladonna and he guarded her. they had a lot of sex.
I was given this ebook to read in exchange for honest review by Netgalley.
Harlequin Nocturne (October 1, 2012) 576 pages

Saturday, September 1, 2012

A Man of Distinction by Sarah M. Anderson


A Man of Distinction is hot book. Thier are a lot of sex scenes that I skimmed over.
This book has a lot of layers to it. Enviroment theme,poor medical coverage for those in need,wealth & power,possesions,poverty.
Nick Longhair is now a rich enviromental lawyer that lives in a high rise condo in
Chicago. He dates the owner's daughter. Has made it in the world. Then he gets a case that deals with a case of poisoning the water of a certain area on the reservation. He is told its your people go take care of it. Realizes is boss is predjuce.
Nick walks into the reservation office and is greeted coolly and professional by the receptionist.Tanya Rattling Blanket.
Tanya is his old girl friend they last saw each other 2 years ago. They had one more night together and then he went back home to Chicago. He does not know why she is acting like they are strangers or hurt.
Nick family was really poor when he was growing up and did not have the best care of him. Nick always talked about leaving and getting rich one day. Tanya is the one who wanted to stay on the reservation.
Tanya is now a single mother of a little boy who does not talk and hear so well. They call him bear. No one realizes and know that Nick is the father because of how small he was when born.
When Nick realized that he was the father he fell in love with Bear. Wanted to give him everything that he wanted when he was young. But first he wanted to get him into see a doctor. The one Tanya had been referred too but could not get in because of lack of money.
Nick Threw his power and money at the doctor and got in that week. With all the tests he wanted done that day. Nick knew what the law suit was claiming and he was afraid that his son might be his best evidence for proving damage. He also saw Tanya's mother
having problems too. He knew She lived in the zone that covered the lawsuit. Tanya showed no signs but she did not live in the hot zone. So he also ordered tests of her water and got her into see a doctor right away.
Nick and Tanya had a lot of issues to work out before they could have a future. The main one was not communicating in the past and keeping secrets now from each other.
I would read more books by Sarah in the future because I did enjoy reading it.
I was given this ebook to read in exchange of honest review from Netgalley.
09/03/2012 PUB Harlequin Harlequin Desire imprint 192 pages

Cedar Creek Seasons by Eileen Key, Becky Melby, Rachael Phillips, and Cynthis Ruchti

4 stars This is a collection of four novels set in same town,Cedarburg, Wisconsin but at different seasons of the year. A Contest of Wills by Becky Melby Willow Miles jumps into Polar Bear Dip then grabs her kids and gets into her van when the door of the van falls off. She is in a bath robe freezing and sees someone else in the parking lot and sees if he can help. Wilson Woodworth can't fix her car but does give them all a ride home. He gets invited in for chilli. Wilson is an artist and lives in a barn he is entering a contest to win a years rent of store in a mall for a year. He also offers to give willow's daughter art lessons in exchange for some cleaning. Willow inheirited the children from a friend who died. She makes childrens furnature and cleans houses to make extra income. She sees the contest to win free rent for a year. She sells on the internet and makes furnature at home so this would let her expand. She is also entering a chilli cookoff. Its cute and funny story with a bunch of comunication errs in it. In Tune with You by Rachael Phillips Chesca Appel is part-time choirmaster and music box shop manager getting ready for Easter celebration. Seth Amundsen is tone deaf football coach and drama that the Paster wants to be part of the program and also wants children to be part of it. Seth gets creatave ideas and he springs them on Chesca with no warning and humor ensues. Like he talks a farmer in letting them use his donkey named stupid in the church. Chesca and Seth grow close over the two months of planning and practices. Then Seth ex-fiance shows up in the choir she has been gone for two years. Also one of the younger girl hates Chesca because she has crush on Seth. Lots of humor and talk about Easter and sharing the gospel in it. Silvery Summer by Eileen Key Claire Parsons has come to where she grew up with her neice and her boyfriend to sell pottery at the Strawberry festaval. While thier her promise ring that she has had for over 40 years has a prong broken and the jewelry shop where he had made it is just right thier. She thinks the store has been sold probably and he would not be thier it was so long ago. He broke her heart years ago. Eli Mueller comes out to the front of the store and he sees Claire. Claire hurries off and leaves her purse on the counter. Eli has never married. He has waited years to see Claire again and wants to ask her why. Eli figures out where she is and takes her purse to her. It has been 40 years since they saw each other and never have they gotton over each other. Its touching story. you want them to get back together and be happy. Maybe Us by Cynthia Ruchti Beth Schurmer could not get a job teaching after collage so she came back to run her grandmas yarn shop and take care of her grandfather. A couple of shops down from hers a new bakery is open and has Brownies for 4.50 a piece. She decides she will get one to try. Derrick Hofferman is the new baker. He is really tall and clumsy. He likes Beth and listening to her grandfather's stories. He is creating new brownies and is letting them taste test for him. Derrick is keeping secrets about why he is in town and spending so much time in the yarn store. He likes Beth and her grandfather. It is a touching story. I like Derrick. I enjoyed read all four stories. They are different from each other but all are clean, no sex scenes or swear words. I was given this ebook to read in exchange of honest reviews from Netgalley. 9/1/2012 PUB Barbour Publishing,Inc.