August 30, 2012

Review: The Bridesmaid

Book Title:  The Bridesmaid
Author: Beverly Lewis
Genre: Fiction, Amish, Series, Romance, Christian Fiction,
Series: Home to Hickory Hollow #2
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
Pub Date: September 11, 2012 (212 Pages, Paperback)
Book Source: ARC Thanks to Bethany House

Synopsis:
Twenty-seven-year-old Joanna Kurtz has made several trips to the altar, but never as a bride. The single young Amishwoman is a closet writer with a longing to be published--something practically unheard of in her Lancaster County community. Yet Joanna's stories aren't her only secret. She also has a beau who is courting her from afar, unbeknownst even to her sister, Cora, who, though younger, seems to have suitors to spare.

Eben Troyer is a responsible young Amishman who hopes to make Joanna Kurtz his bride--if he can ever leave his parents' farm in Shipshewana, Indiana. Yet with his only brother off in the English world, intent on a military career, Eben's hopes for building a life with his dear Joanna are dimming, and patience is wearing thin. Will Joanna ever be more than a bridesmaid?

My Thoughts:
"Three times the bridesmaid, never a bride"

This book is about Joanna and her struggles and a bit about Hickory Hallows. I really enjoy this book though the eyes of Joanna. There some so strange about how it starts and ends. She so want to be a wife and mother and waiting for her special someone.

Eben is happens to run into her while they are at the Virginia Beach for Joanna great, great Uncle funeral. Thought Eben has is struggles at home in Indiana. What he has a dilemma and he so love a girl. Will they get what they both want in terms of each other?

They both have their struggles. Joanna struggles with Eben is mean for her or not. Joanna has to work something out while in Hickory Hallow and Eben has to work though his delimma with is family and brother and his family farm.

The book tell you about keeping your faith in the Lord, and teach about separation along with long distance Relationship and that you may need to give a little sometimes. Though I would rather you read this for yourself and decide if this is what you get when you are reading it. I would recommend it folks to read if they enjoy fiction and or Amish. You choose for yourselves.

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Note: I won this book Though LibraryThing Early Reviewers for my Honest Review.

August 22, 2012

Review: To Kill a Mockingbird

Book Title: To Kill a Mockingbird
Author: Harper Lee
Genre: Classic, Historical Fiction, Young Adult, 1930, 1935
Publisher:  Harper
Pub Date: May 11, 2011 (323 Pages. Hardcover)
Book Source: Hardcover

Synopsis:
Through the eyes of Scout and Jem Finch, Atticus Finch's children, Pulitzer Prize-winner Lee explores with rich humor and unanswering honesty the irrationality of adult attitudes toward race and class in the Deep South of the 1930s.

My Thoughts:I really do not know what this book was about. Really the plot is hard to understand to see what it was about. I read it but I was completely confuse by what the plot was about. Other then that I really can not say what I would review this as.

You can make up your own mind what kind of review for yourself. My rating is what is states for I do not understand the plot of the story  and it as nothing to do with the author in anyway of writing it most low for I did not understand  the plot. You make your mind and it is not my cup of tea for it. If understand the plot more i think I would have liked it more.

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August 18, 2012

Review: The Computer that Said Steal Me

Book Title: The Computer that Said Steal Me
Author: Elizabeth Levy
Genres: Children, Young Adult, Stealing, Computers
Publisher: Scholastic
Pub Date: January 1st 1985 (160 pages, Paperback)

Synopsis:
A sixth grader's consuming desire for a computer chess game leads him into serious trouble.
My Thoughts:
This book is about a kid named Adam. He loves playing chess. He playing a game with one of his friends. She beat him in it. Though this is the start of his problem it not what prompt him to do it.

You be surprise what prompt him to do it and how he does it and everything about it. This book also teaching you about trust and stealing. It also teaches you about right from wrong. It can happen to anyone.

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Review: Baby Bonanza

Book Title: Baby Bonanza
Author: Maureen Child 
Genres: Adult, Romance, Family, Series
Series: Billionaires and Babies #2
Publisher: Silhouette
Pub Date: September 2008 (184 Pages, Paperback)
Book Source: Paperback

Synopsis:
Twins? The startling revelation that his affair with Jenna Baker had produced two little boys was almost impossible to grasp. Tycoon Nick Falco had never considered himself the settling-down type, yet now that fatherhood had been thrust upon him, he was determined to give his sons his name. But their mother wasn't about to let him back into her life...at least not without those three little words Nick had never, ever said.

My Thoughts:
The Hero and Heroine have a romantic bliss and after 9 months. The heroine show up on  Falco Cruise ship Line. The Tycoon finds out that the every bottom of the ship is rented or bought and he does not want that to be there it was to be blocked off.

Jenna Baker does find a friend with a couple on the cruise ship. Things get a little complicated on the ship when she find out about her belonging have been moved and where they been moved to. This is some kind of strange but lovely story about their love. Though it does turn to the twins once Nick finds out he a father. When to know the how it ends, you are going to need to read it for yourself.


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August 16, 2012

Summer Wrap up Read-a-thon


This Read a Thon as been Quite something and I have been reading though out witout any posts. Let see how many I actually read though out this and completed.

The New Year Dragon Dilemma By Ron Roy -- 136 Pages
Inherited: One Child by Day Leclaire -- 185 Pages
Secret Son. Convenient Wife by Maxine Sullivan -- 192 Pages
Billionaire's Jet Set Babies by Catherine Mann -- 192 Pages
The Orphan King by Sigmund Brouwer -- 224 Pages
Total Pages Read: 929
Total Books Read: 5

August 14, 2012

Review: The Orphan King

Book Title: The Orphan King
Author: Sigmund Brouwer
Genre: Fantasy, Sci-Fi Fantasy, Medieval, Mystery, Historical Fiction, Series
Series: Merlin's Immortals #1
Publisher: WaterBrook Press
Pub Date: July 10, 2012 (224 Pages, Paperback)
Book Source: Paperback
Book Info: Podcast/ More Info/ Chapter One
Author Contact: Website/Bio/Facebook/Goodreads/

Synopsis:
The future of the Immortals is in the hands of an orphan

My greatest fear was that they would find us and make of us a sacrifice beneath a full moon. Now you, Thomas, must help us destroy the circle of evil.

The last words of a dying woman would change the life of young Thomas. Raised behind monastery walls, he knows nothing of his mysterious past or imminent destiny. But now, in the heart of medieval England, a darkness threatens to strangle truth. An ancient order tightens their ghostly grip on power, creating fear and exiling those who would oppose them. Thomas is determined fulfill his calling and bring light into the mysterious world of the Druids and leaves the monastery on an important quest.

Thomas quickly finds himself in unfamiliar territory, as he must put his faith in unusual companions—a cryptic knight, a child thief, and the beautiful, silent woman whom may not be all she seems. From the solitary life of an orphan, Thomas now finds himself tangled in the roots of both comradery and suspicion.

Can he trust those who would join his battle…or will his fears force him to go on alone?

My Thoughts:
This book has me confuse if it a fantasy book or something else. With that in mind, I have enjoy this book if it one. Though I think it hit some mystery as well.

The orphan in this book is named Thomas. He is determined to fulfill his mother deathbed wish. We learn that his nurse is his mother. Though he to want to protect from the evil. This books take us on his jouney to   Magnus  Along the way he takes rescue some people. Though He first asked to Release the knight along with pickpocket boy and mute and deaf girl. As they travel Tomas tell the knight some things that he plans to do but not all is revel. He tell the knight about what he want to conquered of  Magnus. There are three others that have secrets as well as he.

Does Thomas conquer Magnus or not that you will need to read an find out. Also to find out the other three  names of one on his journey you need to read. I dislike giving away surprise and ending. This is a  Fantasy  and Mystery book in set a Medieval England.

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Note: "I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this Honest review."

August 13, 2012

Review: Twenty Wishes

Title of Book: Twenty Wishes
Publisher:  Mira Books
Author: Debbie Macomber
Pub Date: April 29, 2008 (360 Pages, Hardcover)
Genre: Romance, Craft, Adult, Young Adult, Kitting, Adoption, Family
Book Source: Hardcover
Series: Blossom Street #5

Synopsis:
Anne Marie Roche wants to find happiness again. At thirty-eight, her life's not what she'd expected--she's childless, a recent widow, alone. She owns a successful bookstore on Seattle's Blossom Street, but despite her accomplishments, there's a feeling of emptiness.

On Valentine's Day, Anne Marie and several other widows get together to celebrate...what? Hope, possibility, the future. They each begin a list of twenty wishes, things they always wanted to do but never did.

Anne Marie's list starts with: Find one good thing about life. It includes learning to knit, doing good for someone else, falling in love again. She begins to act on her wishes, and when she volunteers at a local school, an eight-year-old girl named Ellen enters her life. It's a relationship that becomes far more involving than Anne Marie intended.

It also becomes far more important than she ever imagined.

As Ellen helps Anne Marie complete her list of twenty wishes, they both learn that wishes can come true--but not necessarily in the way you expect.


My Thoughts:
This is quite a book and it hit home on find that something to make you happy. Anne Marie need to make a list of twenty wishes and she does with her friends she starts out with having going to be a lunch buddy. She does not know that soon she will find her happiness though a child named Ellen.

When something happens to Ellen grandmother. She takes in Ellen until Ellen grandmother get better. But thing get a little empty and she realized that she misses Ellen. Though this story Anne Marie finds away to help her stepdaughter Melissa as well. Find out what all the surprise are in this exciting story though that is up to you if you choose not read it.



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Review: The Amish Nanny

Book Title: The Amish Nanny
Author: Mindy Starns ClarkLeslie Gould
Series: Women of Lancaster County #2
Genres: Amish Fiction, Christian Fiction, Family, Mystery, Series
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
Pub Date: July 1, 2011 (344 Pages, Paperback)
Book Source: Paperback

Synopsis:
Bestselling author Mindy Starns Clark and coauthor Leslie Gould offer readers The Amish Nanny, Book 2 in the Women of Lancaster County series, which tells the stories of young Plain women as they explore their roots, connect with family, and discover true love.

Amish-raised Ada Rupp knows it's time to make a commitment to the faith and join the church, especially if she wants a future with the handsome Amish widower Will Gundy.
But when she has the chance to travel to Switzerland as the caregiver of a young child, she leaps at the opportunity.

Anxious to learn more about her forebears, Ada enlists the help of a young Mennonite scholar named Daniel, but even as she develops feelings for him, she cannot get Will from her mind?or her heart. At a crossroads, Ada must decide what she is willing to give up from the past in order to embrace her future.


My Thoughts:
This book is about the story of Ada Rupp. When her sister found her story. Ada now she need to commit to the faith. She was raised Amish. Though she has love for the widower Will Gundy. She is restless and want to find her story. So she finds out that a few of her family members are traveling to Switzerland.

Her family and Grundy family need to work something out with the deed all the way back in the Switzerland. Alice and Christy go and Ada goes represent a member for her grandmother. Things her she start to want feeling for Daniel there travel companion though will she have found her true love and her story. She also is hoping to talk to her mother who is staying in Switzerland. Find out more by reading. You learn about Switzerland a bit as well.

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Review: The Amish Midwife

Book Title: The Amish Midwife
Author: Mindy Starns ClarkLeslie Gould
Series: Women of Lancaster County #1
Genres: Amish Fiction, Family, Christian Fiction, Inspirational, Series, Adoption
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
Pub Date: February 1, 2011 (324 Pages, Paperback)
Book Source: Paperback

Synopsis:
A dusty carved box containing two locks of hair and a century-old letter regarding property in Switzerland, and a burning desire to learn about her biological family lead nurse-midwife Lexie Jaeger from her home in Oregon to the heart of Pennsylvania Amish country. There she meets Marta Bayer, a mysterious lay-midwife who desperately needs help after an Amish client and her baby die. Lexie steps in to assume Marta's patient load even as she continues the search for her birth family, and from her patients she learns the true meaning of the Pennsylvania Dutch word "demut, "which means ?to let be? as she changes from a woman who wants to control everything to a woman who depends on God. A compelling story about a search for identity and the ability to trust that God securely holds our whole life?past, present, and future.
My Thoughts:
This was about Lexie finding her biological family. She is searching for her Identity. Her father died and told her about a box that came and when she finds it set her on mission to find her birth parents. She goes to Pennsylvania to help a midwife in trouble. Though she was to start working in Philly.

She learns some Amish words though her patients that she learns with some true meaning. People in her family are hiding information about her. She arrives at Marta Bayer home and Marta get angry at her. If you want to read more about the surprise or not for she finds a surprise that will be quite suprising to find out. Does Lexie get her Story. You need to read to find out.

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Review: Billionaire's Jet Set Babies


Book Title: Billionaire's Jet Set Babies
Author: Catherine Mann
Series: Billionaires and Babies #20
Genres: Romance, Airplanes, Family, Series
Publisher:  Harlequin
Pub Date:  October 4, 2011 (192 Pages, Paperback)
Book Source: Paperback

Synopsis:
While cleaning a jet for entrepreneur Seth Jansen, Alexa Randall finds the strangest items: his one-year-old twins Seth needs a temporary nanny; Alexa needs time for a one-on-one business pitch. So she says yes to an intimate stay on a lush Florida island--and yes to the man whose passion makes her question the choices she's made.

Living in luxury brings back memories of the world she left behind. The babies remind her of the family she once wanted. And the nights with Seth are...incomparable. This billionaire could be the man of her dreams--if he's not out of her league.

My Thoughts:
I really enjoyed this book. It has to do with father of twins and he meets a girl that cleaning his Jet. Alexa want this Jets for her cleaning business. She was cleaning up the jets. When she did the found two babies in the airplane left unattended.

Seth return early to his plane. She do not know for sure. He come more into the place and Alexa let me know this children were attended in the plane. But there some connection between these two people. Seth asked to be a nanny for 24 hours but do things change or not. If you want to find out suggest picking up the book to read. I strongly suggest that you like Romance for though that up to you.

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August 9, 2012

Review: Inherited: One Child

Book Title: Inherited: One Child
Author: Day Leclaire
Genres: Romance, Loss, Family, Series, Adoption
Publisher: Silhouette Books
Pub Date: July 14, 2009 (185 Pages, Paperback )
Series: Billionaires and Babies #6
Book Source: Paperback
Author Contact: Website

Synopsis:
Billionaire businessman Jack Mason had devised the perfect strategy for keeping custody of his orphaned niece. He'd hire the right nanny and seduce her into marrying him. It should prove easy enough. He was, after all, irresistible.

Annalise Stefano was ideal. The attractive new nanny had quickly bonded with the little girl. And Jack was anticipating their wedding night more than he'd imagined. Even so, he couldn't have predicted that Annalise wouldn't want to become his wife. Or that the secret she was keeping could jeopardize his plans for creating the perfect family....


My Thoughts:
This Romance is about a man looking for someone to take care of his niece Isabella. Jack lost his sister and brother in law. He was now fighting custody for his niece. His lawyer suggestion the only way he was going to keep his niece Isabella was to marry. Jack swore he would not marry ever.

Jack has his reason for this. You find out about it in the book as your progress but he was looking for a nanny for his niece and did he find a wife he could not let go. There are secects that get revel though this romance book.

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Review: Secret Son, Convenient Wife

Book Title: Secret Son, Convenient Wife
Author: Maxine Sullivan
Genres: Romance, Family, Series
Publisher: Harlequin
Pub Date: May 3, 2011 (192 Pages, Paperback )
Series: Billionaires and Babies #15
Book Source: Paperback
Author Contact: Website/Goodread/

Synopsis:
Tate Chandler had never wanted a woman as much as he'd wanted Gemma Watkins--until the day she'd betrayed him. Yet when he learned they had a son, he demanded Gemma marry him, or he'd fight for custody. Tate was a man of honor--he'd create a family for his heir, even if it meant marrying a woman he couldn't trust.

Their marriage was about duty, nothing more. But Gemma's beauty tempted him to make her his wife in every way. Could he lure her back into his bed without letting her back into his heart?


My Thoughts:
This books is really different in terms of Romance. I wonder sometimes if the mother Germma was doing something wrong by not telling the father of the baby. She should have told him and let him decide. She was so afraid that see was in a Panic when he showed up at the hospital.

Tate was there for another reason. Germma was more afraid of what Tate would do than wonder if maybe if he was going to take her son away. You will be surpise to learn that all they did for their son and Tate family name along with some other surprises. If you enjoy Romance this is good book to read.

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August 6, 2012

Review: Wait... Wait for Thunder

Title of Book: Wait...Wait for Thunder
Publisher: Createspace
Author: Buck Jones
Pub Date: April 21, 2012 (282 Pages, Paperback)
Genre: Cowboys, Ranching, Horses, Dogs, Historical Fiction
Book Source: Received from Author for an Honest Review

Synopsis: None Written

My Thoughts:
This book is about Friendship. You also learn about ranching in that time. It about Luke and Ray and North Flat Ranch. There some Historical in the book.

It based on a true story with some fiction in it. I completley story. You learn somewhat what to do when in a thunderstorm. Though most of this book is about cattles and the lives of Luke McKeever and Ray. I really enjoyed this book and I was really would recommend it if you you enjoy Cowboys or Ranching and a bit of History.

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August 4, 2012

Review: The Bobbsey Twins on Blueberry Island

Title of Book: The Bobbsey Twins on Blueberry Island
Author: Laura Lee Hope
Series: The Bobbsey Twins #10
Genres: Children, Adventure, Mystery, Classic
Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap
Pub Date: June 3, 2004 (196 Pages, Hardcover) First published March 1, 1930

Synopsis:
Bert's eyes went to the labyrinth which he was so eager to finish. His heart gave a leap, and he stopped still. Over the top of the hedge near the entrance, he could see the head of an animal moving.

"It's a huge, brown bear!" Bert thought wildly.

The Bobbsey Twins -- Bert and Nan, Freddie and Flossie -- have won millions of fans since their first adventure. Now Grosset & Dunlap is proud to reissue the classic editions of these mysteries.

My Thoughts:
This a fun filled Classic. The kids in this book go to Blueberry Island and find a Mystery. Though before they do they are in a mystery before leaving.

The two sets of twins are independent and though they also follow though with listening to their father and mother. To start this book they see the caravans that they think that are a part of the curious well the little twins do. There father comes home to find out what the problem is in the street near this house.

This book is great for children and quite enjoyable. I would recommend it.

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August 3, 2012

Follow Me Friday #12



Question: Do your reading habits change based on your mood? Do you read a certain genre if you are feeling depressed or happy?


My Answer: My Reading does not change on my mood. Though It am tired I will not read. If I am frustrated or upset I will read to calm down if I am in the mood. I do not read a certain Genre for when I am happy or depressed  I will read what I am in the middle of if I do not want read that then I will not read anything and find something else.

Blogger Hop #12



Question: When a book goes “viral” (Hunger Games, Fifty Shades, Twilight), do you rush out to read it like everyone else, even if it’s not in your typical genre?

My Answer: It Very easy to state. No, I do not rush out to get the book. I will read the reviews or description for the book first and I do this even with Library books. I read something first and decide about it. I know that the cover can interest me then I read the back cover and then decide if I want to get it or check it out or not.

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