Review:Sorcery & Cecelia by Patricia C. Wrede 4 STARS This is an interesting background to writing a novel. They played a game called a letter gam...moreReview:Sorcery & Cecelia by Patricia C. Wrede 4 STARS This is an interesting background to writing a novel. They played a game called a letter game and would write letters back and forth in character and not mention plot. Now days if kids did that it would be short texts. I enjoyed it but would have been better if I read it instead of listening to my kindle. It broke and I could not look at screen if I was lost.(did not handle evacuating very well.) Thier is nothing in hear that is objectional unless you believe magic is wrong. The story two main characters never come in contact with each other except by letters. Kate and Cecelia are cousins and quite close till the summer of 1817. Kate was sent to come out for a season in London and Cecelia at home in her small country home. The two cousins tell each other everything that is going on. Thier is a world of magic that exists. This story is different and as an air of uniqueness to it. As they both battle in thier way against evil and find love along the way. I was given this ebook to read in exchange of honest review from Netgalley. 05/22/2012 PUB Open Road (less)
Its a mystery that starts out she is dreaming and realizes someone is in bed with her.Mira is house sitting for her friend Sunny who Jason thought wou...moreIts a mystery that starts out she is dreaming and realizes someone is in bed with her.Mira is house sitting for her friend Sunny who Jason thought would welcome him. Mira works part time for small town newspaper. She is also the librain. She does not trust Jason. Thier is a big city newspaper that is sponsering a hunt in the lake for fake diamond in a black box and winner gets 5,000 dollars. Thier is also brought up how in the 1920 a women went into the lake with diamond on and came out of the water without it. It was never found also other jewerly from resort was stolen. Mira decides she could use the money so she rents some diving equipment and check out the lake before the contests starts. Diving by herself she freaks out when she tangles with robe on dead body. It has some twists and turns. its a good escape easy read. Keeps your interests, has some laughs along the way.(less)
Its nice to visit with the Brands from Texas again. This is Ben's story. Ben kept thinking he saw his wife's ghost but everytime he went rushing where...moreIts nice to visit with the Brands from Texas again. This is Ben's story. Ben kept thinking he saw his wife's ghost but everytime he went rushing where he saw her she was not thier. The lady that was spying on Ben had no memory of who she was and why she was kept in the clinic in a coma for so long. She took the nurse's purse,credit card and flew to texas to the address she found in lining of her coat. She also stole a used car to get their. She made friends with a homeless dog oliver. When she was running away from diner she ran into Ben. This time he knew she was real. She now new she was Penny Brand and where she was buried. Penny did not know who kept lying to her in clinic if somone from her past wanted her gone. Ben was glad she was alive but afraid he would loose her again from the illness she was dying from 2 years ago. Ben also knew he couldn't rush Penny's memories of him and who did he bury? Its a charming book. I found myself getting teary in a few places, laughing in others. I was given the ebook in exchange for honest review. epub 07/26/2011 Harlequin Treasury(less)
If I Have a Wicked Stepmother Where's My Prince by Melissa kantor 5 STARS Well if the purpose of this book is to make me feel for Lucy it was successfu...moreIf I Have a Wicked Stepmother Where's My Prince by Melissa kantor 5 STARS Well if the purpose of this book is to make me feel for Lucy it was successful. My emotions where all over the place even shed a bunch of tears. Lucy's father got remarried and they moved from San Francisco to New York to live in her stepmother's house. Then her father kept working in San Francisco on a big case for work and flew into New york for weekends. Lucy's stepmother is busy shopping and cares about redecorating the whole house but not her room. Lucy lives in the basement by herself. Sleeps on a air mattress has no place to put her clothes, because she was not allowed to move with her furniture just being told we will buy more. six months later she finally gets a bed and then told her friend was comming for a week and will have her bedroom. Lucy gets the couch. Lucy calls her two spoiled 12 old twins Princess 1 & Princess 2. Lucy feels like she does all the cleaning but they don't have too. Lucy has no friends at the new school. She did try to talk to a boy Sam in art class but he was rude. One day she heard these boys talking about a NBA basketball game who was going to win. Lucy made a remark about they being so wrong. Next time she saw them they told her good call on the game. Then Connor Pearson started to ask her out. Connor was popular and on the basketball team. Lucy than became popular and had friends and lots of others waved or talked to her in the halls. The only problems I had with the book was all the drinks they had and was no big deal. champaign, wiskey.beer seemed like the adults did not care either. The skimpy clothes too without comments. I was lent this ebook to read in exchange for honest review from Netgalley. 03/27/2010 PUB Disney-Hyperion 320 pages (less)
This was good not my favorite but good. Thier are a few love scenes in it that I skipped over. I like the McCloud brothers and thier friends. T.J...more4 STARS
This was good not my favorite but good. Thier are a few love scenes in it that I skipped over. I like the McCloud brothers and thier friends. T.J. is hiding out in his sister-in-laws beach house. He was digging for the rest of the bones and any other clues who these two guys were. Some people wanted them to be pirates and that would be great publicity for the movie that was going to be filmed on the beach. Others think it would be slaves or even Germans from WWII.
T.J. had all these boxes of information that might be used in trial. His friend the Colonel Martin that he worked with and a family friend. The Col. has been acused of taking bribes and letting war crimes suspects off without bringing them to trial. T.J. might just have the evidence. He could also be up for trials or testimony if they thought he knew. He did not want to destroy a friends life till he knew one way or the other. He was hiding from media that might remember he was thier and friends with the Col.
Mara has changed a lot since high school when she dated Tim. T.J. did not remember her. She has been married and divorced twice. Had nose job,modeling lessons. She is now in North Carolina to produce a movie. If it makes a profit she will buyout her ex-husband share of the movie studio. But they can not get to the beach where they have permission to film because T.J. has blocked the roadway because of his dig.
Someone is threatening T.J. because he is holding up the movie with his federal funded dig. Though he is leaning towards a 60 year old murder. He is not going to have the evidence be destroyed by vehicals crossing the dig.
Mara and T.J. get together again and Mara also knows his two brothers that also are on the island. Even though they are in each others way professionaly.
Lots of drama,humor,some mystery and romance make it a good story. I bought it off amazon.(less)