Showing posts from August, 2016

God Gave Us Thankful Hearts by Lisa Tawn Bergren and art by David Holm

I love this series of books and have been looking forward to this one ever since I saw a sneak peak on the author's website.  The illustrations are wonderful and it is always fun reading first for myself and then with little children at church.  They love picking out parts of the picture and relating it to things they do.  I loved the story line and it reminded me of thing I have to be thankful for even when I don't realize it.  I enjoyed seeing Little Pup realize all the things he has to be thankful for even thought he there were things he didn't like too.
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"I received this book from BloggingforBooksfor this review."

The Readaholics and the Gothic Gala (A Book Club Mystery) by Laura DiSilverio

This is the third book in the Book Club Mystery series.  I had not read the previous two, but they are now on my reading list as I very much enjoyed this one.  I liked how Amy-Faye and the Readaholics worked together to solve the mystery of finding the killer.  They have to work with several suspects as the murder takes place during the festivities of the Celebration of Gothic Novels and the body is found at a costume party.
      I enjoyed seeing the logic employed at solving the murder as the group worked together contributing what skill they did best.  I love to read myself, so a book about a book club was intriguing.  I would love to be able to interact with a group like they do, minus the dead bodies of course.
     I would highly recommend this book and the series.  I received a copy of the book to read and review from the author/publisher.

Magnolia Moonlight (Secrets of the South Mysteries Book 3) by Mary Ellis

I enjoy books set in places that I have been to as it makes me feel a part of the story and the Secrets of the South mystery series do just that.  The third book in the series, Magnolia Moonlight takes place in  Mississippi.  Nate Price and his wife, Izzy are on their honeymoon, but their pleasure trip turns a bit sour when Izzy's ex husband appears and they have to sort out somethings that he is involved in.  Meanwhile while they are gone, Beth Kirby and Michael Preston are holding down the agency at home, and find themselves investigating the death of a preacher.
     I like "seeing" familiar sites within the book, but the author does a great job of description so that you feel you have been there even if you are unfamiliar with the sites.  I liked seeing how Michael and Beth had to work with their different styles to get the job done.  This is a great book for mystery lovers and those who like a bit of romance both.
     I received a copy of the book from the publi…

A Heart Most Certain by Melissa Jagears

Lydia King is doing her best to stay afloat and help others at the same time. Her father is not doing well financially and her mother is sick.  Lydia sets out to help others, but soon finds herself needing to help herself.  She is working with the Teaville Moral Society to collect donations for those less fortunate and is trying to land herself a wealthy suitor at the same time.  Instead she finds herself unsuccessful trying to get a donation from the most wealthy man in town, Nicholas Lowe, and instead teaming up with him to help others together.
      I liked seeing how Lydia teamed up with Nicholas even when it was not her best choice.  I liked seeing the motives behind why they were doing things and how sometimes even when it wasn't for the best reasons, things could still work out.  I liked how they learned about trust and how to work together.  I also always enjoy reading books set in historical settings as it is interesting to see how things worked in the past.

Deadly Encounter by DiAnn Mills

In Deadly Encounter (book 1 in the FBI Task Force series)  FBI Special Agent Alex LeBlanc must be cautious with his conclusions when a body is found near the airport.  He has to be careful in sorting out who could be responsible and what all is tied together.  He also has to be cautious in his impression of Stacy who found the body, especially when she finds herself involved in other incidents that seem tied to the case.
      I liked this new series and how Stacy seemed to be able to handle what was put upon her.  I liked how Alex was able to work around his past and think a bit differently this time.  This book was well written and the characters interacted well.  I like the other characters in the book and how they contributed as well.   I look forward to the next book.
      I received a copy of the book to read and review from the publisher.

Punderdome: A Card Game for Pun Lovers by Jo Firestone

This is a fun game to play with family or friends.  I like that it is compact and can be taken to play when visiting friends.  My family enjoyed pulling the cards and trying to come up with the puns.  There were plenty of cards to let us play more than once.  Enjoyable for all.
I received this game from blogging for books to read and review.