Friday, June 17, 2016

Fancy Pants, book #13

Read this for Book Club and I really get to go!!  Loved it!

When "Big Tim" Creighton spies the mincing fop headed toward Forsaken Ranch, he is appalled. Thankful his boss isn't around to witness the arrival of his kin, Tim decides he'll turn "Fancy Pants" Hathwell into a man worthy of respect. Lady Sydney Hathwell never intended to don men's attire, but when her uncle mistakenly assumed she was a male, the answer to her problems seemed clear. Her disguise as "Syd" was meant to be temporary...but the arranged marriage she's fleeing, her uncle's attitude toward the fairer sex--and her own pride--compel her to continue the guise far longer than she had intended. When her deception is exposed, will she be forced to abandon her hopes for family...and true love? (picture and description from Amazon)

Deciding what to read next!!


The Swan House, book #12

Been waiting forever to read this book, but when I finally did it was not what I expected. (Hint, not on my personal list of favorites)

Mary Swan Middleton has always taken for granted the advantages of her family's wealth. But a tragedy that touches all of Atlanta sends her reeling in grief. When the family maid challenges her to reach out to the less fortunate as a way to ease her own pain, Mary Swan meets Carl and everything changes. For although Carl is her opposite in nearly every way, he has something her privileged life could not give her. And when she seeks his help to uncover a mystery, she learns far more than she ever could have imagined.
(picture and description at amazon)

Here's to reading our next Book Club book!


Monday, April 18, 2016

Thin Ice, book #11

Luckily, there is a happy ending to the last post.  I decided to go ahead and start reading Book Club Book, thinking with the crazy week or two I would potentially have I would pace myself and finish just in time.


Inhaled this one in like three days, staying up till 12:30 last night to finish.  I can 100% guarantee to you that Irene Hannon will NEVER disappoint.

After losing her parents in a car accident and her sister to a house fire, Christy Reed has been mired in grief. Life is finally starting to feel normal again when an envelope arrives in the mail--addressed in her sister's handwriting. And the note inside claims she is still alive.  FBI Special Agent Lance McGregor, a former Delta Force operator, is assigned to reopen the case, but he's coming up with more questions than answers. If Ginny Reed is still alive--who is the woman buried in her grave? Where is Ginny? And is Christy a pawn in a twisted cat-and-mouse game--or the target of a sinister plot? As he digs deeper, one thing becomes clear: whoever is behind the bizarre ruse has a deadly agenda. (picture and description from amazon)

Wonder what is next for me?


Bright New Murder x2, book #10

I'm not even posting a picture I'm such a freak.  As you will remember,  last time I posted I said I was going to look for a short book to hold me over before I started on the Book Club Book.  As we were going to be in the hospital, I wanted to take my Paperwhite, so I looked through my options of short books and found Bright New Murder. It was short and seemed like it would be funny, so I decided to read it.

Well, as I was reading I kept thinking, "This seems so familiar, but I can't remember what happens."  Over and over and over.  So I read it.  I found out what happened.  The end.  

So I finally have time to update the blog and decide to see if, indeed, I have read it.  Guess what.  I did. In October of 2014.  What a waste of time when there are so many other amazing books to read.  I debated even counting it, but I read it so I'm counting it.  Then end.  Again. 

Friday, April 8, 2016

Buried Secrets, book #9

Irene Hannon never disappoints.  It has been a while since I've read a good detective story like this, I pretty much consumed it in about 3 days.  All 364 pages.  Ok, it may have been 4 but who is counting?  

After seven years as a Chicago homicide detective, Lisa Grant has hit a wall. Ready for a kinder, gentler life, she takes a job as a small-town police chief. But the discovery of a human skeleton by a construction crew at the edge of town taxes the resources of her department. A call for assistance brings detective Mac McGregor, an ex-Navy SEAL, to her doorstep. As they work to solve the mystery behind the unmarked grave, danger begins to shadow them. Someone doesn't want this dead person telling any tales--and will stop at nothing to make certain a life-shattering secret stays buried.  Master storyteller Irene Hannon is back with an exciting new series featuring former special forces operatives now in the thick of the action in civilian life. Hannon is at the top of her game in this can't-put-it-down thriller that will have readers up until the wee hours devouring every page. (picture and description from amazon.)

But now I have a problem.  We are reading Book 2 in this series for Book Club, but it doesn't meet for two more weeks.  Now that I know I will probably inhale that book also, I will have to find another one to hold me over.  I suppose I could work on finishing my Jen Hatmaker book, because I really was trying to read a non-fiction book.  I just love my fiction ones so much more!!!


Sunday, April 3, 2016

They called her Mrs. Doc, book #8

Book #8?  Since February?  Yes, folks, it is true.  Life has been a roller coaster of twists and turns and upside down and right side up and corkscrews and every other THING that can happen on a coaster and reading of most any sort is just downright impossible.  I have been working through a Jen Hatmaker book, but had to pause that to read this for Book Club.

It was a sweet little story, and I'm always a sucker for pioneers.  Not much depth, not many plot twists, but a good story about her life and how she lived it out through her ups and downs, and how the LORD helped her through it.

The only daughter of a noted Montreal physician and educator, Cassandra Dell Winston enjoys all the opportunities of eastern society and affluence. She has never dreamed of any other life.  Then a serious and conscientious young doctor begins coming to dinner, turning her world upside down. As Mrs. Samuel Smith, Cassandra agrees to move with her husband to the frontier. But nothing has prepared her for the difficulties of life out west. Dare she pray that the move is only temporary and they will soon return to the city? Will she ever be able to embrace life as "Mrs. Doc"?

Since we chose a book #2 in a series for Book Club for April, I'm going to make an attempt to read #1 before starting the other one.  We shall see how that goes ... 

Happy Reading!