This is charming Christmas story. The characters are likeable and you want things for them to workout. a little action but most of story is abou...more4 STARS
This is charming Christmas story. The characters are likeable and you want things for them to workout. a little action but most of story is about relationships in the past and the now.
They are gathered together to get the Gingerbread Inn opening for the Christmas Eve wedding. Casey has had a tough life. She is a scientist. She has decided to give up on love and have a baby by herself.
Turner job is top secret. He has been asked by his friend to help and since he was in the states he agreed. His last mission went bad. He has to make some choices now. He has not been sleeping well.
Years ago Turner and Casey had spent 3 days playing together. Turner had told her that he had only the three days to give her. He was deploying then and he could not tell her. Now is the first they have seen each other since that time. They both have changed.
I smiled at quite a few scenes in the story. Their is a cute dog and little girl that touch me. This is a quick clean romance story.
I was given this ebook to read and asked in return to give honest review of it by NetGalley and Harlequin. Expected publication: December 3rd 2013 by Harlequin Romance ISBN:0373742711 256 pages(less)
I enjoyed this novella bringing back some familiar characters like Miz Scarlet and were loveable family and introducing some new characters tha...more4 STARS
I enjoyed this novella bringing back some familiar characters like Miz Scarlet and were loveable family and introducing some new characters that we learn more about them. Miz Scarlet and her brother are always throwing out insults back and forth that really seam like real relatives do. (especially noticed it reading the day after Thanksgiving with my family)Their is a lot of love with their family, friends and even guests of the bed and breakfast.
Most of the story happens in Cheswick, CT. at their Four Acorns Inn. The setting sounds nice.
The suspense is good and you are not sure who or what they were caught up in. Miz Scarlet was kept being told to leave it with the police but she could not stop trying to figure out who and why they were after Jenny.
The one thing I don't like about a lot of Sara M Barton's novels are their covers. It is surprising how covers even on a ebook matter too me.
My emotions were engaged into the characters. I found myself laughing, even some tears but most of the story I was smiling at the witty dialogue. Some of the characters nicknames are taken from the game Clue.
This has lot of drama, action, mystery and even romance. It is a clean entertaining mystery novella.
I got the ebook for free on Amazon.
Published October 4th 2013 by Sara M. Barton at Amazon 126 pages ASIN; B00FNP9O40(less)
Two years shy of his medical degree, cowboy Maxwell White is out of money. So, he's back in Bear Creek,...more
The Cowboy's Reluctant Sweetheart
Two years shy of his medical degree, cowboy Maxwell White is out of money. So, he's back in Bear Creek, wWyoming, working part-time for the local physician. Though he is immediately drawn to the doctor's lovely, whip-smart daughter, she seems to be irritated by Maxwell's very existence.
Hattie Powell can't quash her feelings for the town's new would-be doctor. But that's exactly why she must keep him at a distance. Hattie is closer than ever to fulfilling her lifelong wish of becoming a doctor. Now, the only thing standing in her way is the man of her dreams.
Wyoming Legacy: United by family, destined for love
My Reviews: Return of the Cowboy Doctor
This is charming. This is first of the series that I have read but not the last. I love Maxwell character and his big family.
Maxwell has two years of medical study and he returned home to earn money for the rest of his schooling. He cares but does not have a lot of confidence with young ladies.
Hattie wants to be a doctor too. Hattie has been helping her father for years. She is bright, strong and has some personal trials.
Their is a lot of characters that I would like to more about.
The setting 1897 Wyoming small town
The plot was really interesting with all the medical issues. It is not boring it keeps you in the story.
This is a clean uplifting story, with plenty of drama, relationships, some hijinks and poetry.
I was given this ebook to read and asked to give honest review by Harlequin and Netgalley.
publication: December 3rd 2013 by Harlequin Love Inspired 288 pages ISBN 9780373829941(less)
Cat-Eye Witness was enjoyable read. It is a clean cozy murder mystery. The suspense was good I was not sure who the guilty party was till it re...more4 STARS
Cat-Eye Witness was enjoyable read. It is a clean cozy murder mystery. The suspense was good I was not sure who the guilty party was till it revealed for sure. I liked the characters. Rags is one of the major characters and has his own unique personality.
The Plot had some twists and turns I was not expecting. Savannah and Margaret were hosting a fundraiser for the different cat groups. While everyone was in and out of the Forester home someone stole the money. As it was closing Margaret found a dead body up in her old room. The only witness was Rags.
The setting for the series is Northern California.
Savannah is now a working vet in Michael's practice. They are going to set a wedding date soon. A lot of the same characters as Catnapped and introducing more characters both human and animals.
I am looking forward to the next book in the series.
Lots of drama, some action, lot of animals to fall for. Characters that you want to know more about and see again. I was given this ebook to read for purpose of giving a honest review by the author.
Published October 7th 2013 by Matilija Press ASIN B00FPTQJK6 2206 KB(less)
This is a cozy mystery dealing with lots of cats. I admit I am more of a dog person. Right now have two sleeping dogs on my bed and cat is ou...more 4 STARS
This is a cozy mystery dealing with lots of cats. I admit I am more of a dog person. Right now have two sleeping dogs on my bed and cat is outside. I still liked the story though.
I can't think how tough it would be to have a pet stolen. My girls would be so sad and depressed. Someone is stilling lots of cats. Taking them right from the car or even from some children. Their is not a lot the police can do to stop them.
A group of people who love and take care of cats are meeting to figure out what is going on. They are combing fundraisers together to help the problems in their area.
I like the characters. Especially some of the cats. They have different personality for sure. One of the main characters is Savannah. She has come to stay with her Aunt Margaret who broke her foot. It also gives her a chance to have a vacation from work to make some choices. Savannah is a veterinarian.
Margaret has been married twice. She works with Max at his cat rescue. She is hosting the group of people who are concerned about the cats. She won't let her broken foot slow her down too much. Someone is threatening her.
Rags is a thief and a snoop. He is a fun character all by himself. Lots of different facts about different types of cats and you really see the need to take care of your pets. Their are so many wild animals especially cats. I know their are a lot around my small town.
I can't imagine how hoarders of cats do it. Three pets is more than I want to smell and take care of. For those who work in rescue shelters thank you for your help.
The plot is good and keeps your attention. You do learn early who is doing the kidnapping. Their are some twist and turns that I was not expecting.
This is a clean read, lots of different relationships that you want to see workout. Some action, romance and mystery all combined to make a enjoyable read. Also wanting to come back and read the next book Cat-Eye Witness.
I was given this ebook to read and asked to give honest review of it by the author. Published June 8th 2013 by Matilija Press 198 pages ISBN:9780977357680 (less)
I used to think working in a library would be a perfect job for me. But I would rather read the books than shelve them. I like the characters e...more4 STARS
I used to think working in a library would be a perfect job for me. But I would rather read the books than shelve them. I like the characters especially D.J. She accepts a job and moves to a small town in Kansas.
DJ has no family but her little dog Dewey. She is excited to be in charge of her own library. She finds out that her apartment that comes with the job is actually the upstairs of Vivian who hired her. She is on the board of the library.
Scott is divorced pharmacist. He met D.J. years ago and does not recongize her as Sparkle who he had a one night stand on spring break. All he knows is that D.J. does not like him off the bat.
Vivian has actually hired D.J. and brought her to town to fix up her son. She wants to see him settled before she can go on her plans.
I like the town and all the different folks in it. It really makes the story to get to know so many of the characters. I would like to know more of James story.
I liked the pace of the book. Once I started I did not stop till it was finished.
There is a few love scenes in the book that I skipped over.
The subject of suicide and the different perspectives was interesting.
I was given this ebook to read and in return asked to give honest review of it by Netgalley and Harlequin. August 27th 2013 PUB by Harlequin MIRA 432 pages ISBN:0778315371(less)
The suspense of the story was good. I had no idea who or why for the longest time. The characters were a wide range. You were not sure who to...more 4 stars
The suspense of the story was good. I had no idea who or why for the longest time. The characters were a wide range. You were not sure who to trust if any.
Heather Bannon went into a bar to rescue her sister and they both got arrested for cocaine with intent to sell. Too make it worse her boyfriend arrested her.
Nick Morgan a DEA agent did not want to have anything else to do with Heather after he arrested her. Then he went and called in favors to have her bond reduced and got her car out so it was their when she was released.
Now different people and agents want to use Heather as bait. Nick does not want her to be bait. He steps in when she gets in over her head again,
The setting is Florida drug scene.
The pace of the story was good. Their was plenty of action, drama. a couple of sex scenes that I skipped over. Every time things looked calmed down something else happens. There was a few twists and turns I did not see coming.
I was given this ebook to read and in exchange asked to give honest review of it by Netgalley and Harlequin. publication: November 19th 2013 by Harlequin Intrigue 224 pages ISBN:9780373697335(less)
This is a more darker detective mystery than I have read lately. It deals with murders of women now and here in our country. So it is not a lig...more4 STARS
This is a more darker detective mystery than I have read lately. It deals with murders of women now and here in our country. So it is not a light subject but a important one. Miriam Cross was murdered and her niece hired Delilah's Detective Agency to find out who killed her. I like Delilah detective agency. The women come from different background and skill set. One was a Nun, prostitute, a teacher, and Delilah herself a lawyer. These women work well together. They are very interesting characters. I like them. Delilah goes beyond what she is hired to do. She cares about her co-workers, client and women she has met along the way. She is single with a tragic past. She owns horses and lives in a old house. The suspense is good and you are not sure who all is involved with the murder till the end. Or the full motive of why she was killed. Their are plenty of suspects and motive as they try and unravel Miriam's life in hiding for the past year. I would like to read more about Delilah detective agency in the future. Get to know her employees a little better and see what they are up too. I was given this ebook to read for the purpose of reviewing and being part of the book tour.(less)
This book was very interesting. I can understand a little more about Muslims what they believe and why some hate everything different. This st...more5 STARS
This book was very interesting. I can understand a little more about Muslims what they believe and why some hate everything different. This starts out telling about his life from the time he was about 5. About what they learned and what they were kept away from. He doesn't speak of Muslim religion with bitterness or angry. He just tells what his life was like growing up. Explains why and how come he did some things or didn't do.
About his regrets and wrong things he did and why. To me it seemed like a real honest look back at his life so far. I like the culture of the different countries he was in and the differences he encountered.
I was also surprised that the Qur'an has more of Mary's story in it than the Bible does.
The story just flowed and was so interesting. I was sad to see it end. I admit that I have taken the freedoms that I have for granted. I am glad that Tito now has more freedom. The scene with his father for the last time brought me to tears.
I am grateful that I was able to read Tito's story. I was given this ebook to read and asked in return to give honest review of it by Netgalley.
I want to see some of his drawings. Also want to help others who have gone through some of the same hardships for believing In Christ too. This is a powerful book. Thank you for sharing your story and your life.
Published November 12th 2013 by Ensign Peak 278 pages ISBN:9781609077105(less)
This is the first book Ren Faire Mysteries that I have read. It was a fun surprise. It is not only a cozy mystery but full of surprises. Rena...more 4 STARS
This is the first book Ren Faire Mysteries that I have read. It was a fun surprise. It is not only a cozy mystery but full of surprises. Renaissance Faire Village and Marketplace sounds like a fun place to visit. Without the murders of course.
Now I have read three books in the series and the other two reviews are linked below.
It is charming, silly, fantasy, history, romantic, haunted and crazy. You are not sure what to believe is real and what parts are not. the people who act and live full time in the Renaissance Faire Village dress for the part all the time it is open and can't have use of modern tools.
The characters are a variety of fun and crazy people. They even have Robin and his merry men living in tree houses in the forest. They have wizards, fortune teller and Queen and King and court living in a castle. Plus their are lots more fun characters waiting for you in every chapter.
Jessie Morton and Chase Manhattan are two of the main characters. They are getting married in big wedding in the village in two weeks. Jessie is open a arts and craft museum soon, She is not happy about what her wedding is being turned into and for last two weeks she has been haunted by a blue naked angry ghost Wanda that wont leave her alone.
Chase is the Village Bailiff with a force of fifty security guards under him. He is kept busy. He does not believe that Wanda is really haunting their apartment at first.
A body is found shot with a crossbow and killed in front of the Renaissance Arts and Crafts museum. Her assistant Manny is a suspect. Jessie does not believe he is guilty and decides to figure out who the murder is and why.
I know I would love to read more about the characters and would love to go read the previous books in the series.
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Perilous Pranks is a shorter novel in the Renaissance Faire Mystery series. I liked it. This is the third story that I have read in the serie...more 4 STARS
Perilous Pranks is a shorter novel in the Renaissance Faire Mystery series. I liked it. This is the third story that I have read in the series this week. I am thinking of buying more of the series to read next.
In Perilous Pranks starts out about 2 weeks before Murderous Matrimony. You don't need to read the books in order but I think it would be better. Since I have read Murderous Matrimony #6 first, than Treacherous Toys #5 and now Perilous Pranks #5.5 some of the suspense of who the murders are is missing because I know that this character was around for book 6.
In Perilous Pranks starts out strong with the body being found right away. Jessie finds out why Wanda was not screaming at her for dying her blue. Wanda's door was unlocked, so Jessie went into find Wanda blue but dead in the bathroom.
Jessie is the prime suspect because she did not like Wanda, found the body & dyed her blue. So Jessie wants to find the real murder before she is arrested for it. Than Wanda's starts haunting Jessie and won't leave her alone unless she finds her killer.
Perilous Pranks sets up Murderous Matrimony really well.
I like the setting of A Renaissance Faire village. How the cast members always have to talk and look the part while the village is open. after it closes there is still a lot of the cast members who live in the village full time.
Jessie and Chase live together now full time in the village. They are planning to get married soon at the Village. Chase is the Bailiff and is head of security their. Chase is well liked and well known.
It is a fun cozy mystery series.
I got my copy free from Amazon
Published August 13th 2013 by J Lavene 166 pages ASIN: B00EJMVTDM (less)
I liked Treacherous Toys. It is the 5th book in the series but second one I have read. I liked this series. This is a cozy mystery. It starts...more 4 STARS
I liked Treacherous Toys. It is the 5th book in the series but second one I have read. I liked this series. This is a cozy mystery. It starts the drama right away. I was surprised with who the murder was. It is fun book.
I like the Renaissance Faire Mystery. It would be fun to visit a village like this.
Jessie Morton is supposed to be a apprentice Toy Maker. She also plans to finish her Doctorate. Her first day at the village this year she ends up taking pictures of Father Christmas and the children. Her boyfriend is Chase the Bailiff.
Chris Christmas is a toy maker and father of 8 children who help make toys and dress as elves. They are new to the village this year. When Jessie comes back after her lunch to start working on the toys she is knocked out and when she wakes up she finds Chris dead on the floor.
Chase is the Bailiff for the village. He wants Jessie to move into the village with him full time.
Their are lots of suspects. Lots of drama and fun. Their is a Queen & King living in the Castle with a court and servants. Pirates living on Pirate ship, jousts with knights. Lots of fun characters.
I will read more books by Joyce and Jim Lavene in the future. I was given this book by the authors for purpose of review.
Published September 4th 2012 by Berkley 304 pages (less)
I enjoyed the characters in Relative Danger. Their is plenty of drama, danger and action but what else would you expect in a high school. The j...more4 STARS
I enjoyed the characters in Relative Danger. Their is plenty of drama, danger and action but what else would you expect in a high school. The janitor was found dead. The police don't know if it was murder or a accident.
Cealie Gunther is a older woman. She has flown into town to see her granddaughter graduate from high school. She has promised her daughter on her death bed that she would be their for the events she would miss. When she surprises her granddaughter she finds out that she might not graduate after all and especially with high honors.
Cealie decides to be a substitute teacher at the high school and see what she can find out. She wants to see her granddaughter graduate. Cealie's son is still in a depressive state from losing his wife. Cealie' a widow herself and she knows a little about depression after death. Her ex-lover has come to town and opened a new Cajun restaurant. She keeps thinking about Gil. Even when she was the one to break it off. She wanted to find herself before losing herself in another man.
Kat is supposed to graduate soon. She has a teacher friend that has made a difference in her life. That teacher has been questioned by the police in the janitor's death. She won't talk to Kat anymore. Kat has been staying home from school lately. She has also broken up with her boyfriend lately.
Gil still cares about Cealie and he is glad to see her in his new restaurant. He seems to have a new girl friend that Cealie calls legs. He wants to go to Kat's graduation with Cealie.
The mystery was good and kept me guessing till the end. Cealie found that high school has changed a lot since she taught years ago. This book I felt dealt with relationships more than a mystery novel. Even though their was a lot of danger at the high school and around Cealie and Kat.
I look forward to reading the next book and hope to see more of Cealie and Gil. Wonder what her cousin wants too. I was given this ebook and asked to review it and be part of its blog tour.(less)