Showing posts from April, 2017

Deadly Bones by Terry Odell

I had the great opportunity to listen to this audiobook and loved it so much that I went back and purchased the first one.  I really enjoyed the narrator's tone and cold very easily see the gruff police chief from his voice.  I liked seeing how all the pieces of the puzzle come together as they try to figure out first of all if a bone is human and when it is whether there are more.
     As the case progresses, more and more come out about some of the prominent citizens of Mapleton as well as why they are involved the way they are.  The local police team up again with the sheriff's department as many unseeingly related incidents all start coming together.
     I usually listen when traveling, but found myself listening as I was home so I could verify some things I had guessed and find out about others that I could not.
     I received a copy of this book from the author, the review is my own.

Murderous Mayhem at Honeychurch Hall by Hannah Dennison

I really enjoyed seeing how the problems were sorted out in this book as Iris has to figure out what to do about her missing book and Muriel has to figure out some way to get out of debt.  I am not sure why Iris would think it was ok to have only one copy of her book, but it does make for some good reading and motivation to figure out where it is and to get it back.  I enjoyed learning more about the people in the town and how they interconnect.  It is a great read and a great addition to the series.

Behind the Scenes by Jen Turano

I got a preview of this book with the Novella At Your Request and was glad to get the chance to read more into this world.  Permila makes good use of her status or lack of in New York high society to be able to write a gossip column and finds herself in a situation where she feels like she needs to share what she has learned.  I enjoyed reading how she went about getting in touch with Asher Rutherford to let him know what she has learned and going the extra mile to make him see the truth in what she is telling him.  I liked how their relationship evolved and how they were able to really see who the other was by not worrying about everyone else's opinion.
      I received a copy of the book from the publisher, but the review is entirely my own.

Four Puddings and a Funeral by H.Y. Hanna

Gemma's tearoom and catering business is getting off to a great start, now if she could just avoid the dead bodies.  As Gemma is hired to cater a funeral, the guests at the funeral get more than expected as the widow takes ill as well.  Gemma is a bit worried that it could be her food, but soon finds out that the widow's illness and later death have more to it.  When one of the old biddies is accused she realizes she needs to get involved to see what is really going on.
    I really enjoyed reading this book and one of he parts of the book that really had me laughing was the antics of her cat Muesli.  I loved the scene with the food inspector and could imagine my cat getting into some of the scrapes that Muesli does.  I am also curious as to how her relationship issues are going to continue to play out in the upcoming books.

Sandpiper Cover by Irene Hannon

The Hope Harbor series is a great read and this new book in the series is no exception.  I like seeing how Lexie and Adam work together even though their worlds seem very different.  Lexie had a lot going on and soon learns to depend on the help of Adam to help out someone headed down the wrong path.   I enjoyed seeing how the characters planned things out and learned to trust in each other.
     I received a copy of the book from the publisher, the review is my own.

A Fragile Hope by Cynthia Ruchti

A wonderful story of hope and belief.  As Josiah has to put to practice what he does for others, he must depend on his faith, love, and hope to make things as they need to be with his wife.  He must depend on his belief that things can be repaired to keep trying.
    I liked seeing how Josiah persevered even when things did not go the way he wanted.  How he realized that things that might work for others might not work for him and how he worked to find other ways.
     I received a copy of this book from the publisher,   The review is entirely my own,

Pursued by Lisa Harris

This book starts off running as Nikki 's flight into Nashville crash lands what follows is  a series of events that keeps everyone looking.  I liked how Nikki was willing to stick with what she believed from the person who she thought was sitting next to her to the motive behind it all.  I also liked seeing how her relationship with Tyler progresses.  This book is a real page turner and I am really enjoying this series.
    I received a copy of this book from the author/publisher but the review is entirely my own.

Designing Love by Kimberly Rose Johnson

I loved the twists in this book as things didn't go as Sierra had planned.  Sierra feels like she has it all together and is ready to make a go of things especially when she gets the opportunity to house sit.  I liked her take on things and how she was upbeat with her new opportunities and a new love interest.    Things do not start off well and soon go down from there as she is accused of a crime and must work to get things sorted out.  A delightful read and a good mystery as well.
     I received a copy from the author to read and the review is my own.

Cat Got Your Cash by Julie Chase

I was drawn to the book by the cover and was curious to see how the cats fit in.  The book was an interesting read as the cats played a big part in the book as the ones who will inherit the money.  When Lacy takes them in and then they go missing, she teams up with Jack Oliver, homicide detective to find out what is going on.
     I liked trying to stay a bit ahead of what had happened in the book and finding out if I guessed right or wrong.  A great read and an enjoyable series.

When Angels Cry by MaryLu Tyndall (Author)

While this is a different kind of book than I usually read, I found it quite compelling.  It is not as hard as it should be to imagine living in a world like is described in this book, and it would not be an enjoyable time.  I cannot imagine how hard it would be for Angelica to go against everything she feels is what should do, to do what she feels like God is calling her to do.
     I was intrigued as to how she was able to go against her first inclination to be able to talk to Daniel and tell him what had to be told.  It is a lesson in listening and doing what you are called to do.

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