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.

Whatever.

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?

O:)
Melissa

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!!!

O:)
Melissa



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 ... 

O:)
Happy Reading!

Friday, February 19, 2016

Snow Angel, book #7





Deanie said we needed a Winter book for February Book Club so this is what we chose.  It did start out in the winter so that counts!

I did enjoy this book because it has to do with sort of pioneers ~ the setting was the Alaska area during the gold rush.  So even though other places may have been more settled, out in Alaska it was still pretty rough.  

When Noah Wesley heard the faint sound outside the door of his remote Alaskan mountain cabin during a violent nighttime blizzard, it was no less than the voice of God that urged him to take a closer look, soon to discover his snow angel. Unconscious and more than half frozen to death, her name, as Noah would later learn after boldly saving her life, was Elizabeth, a beautiful young woman, fragile yet fierce, and intent on discovering gold like so many others in that region during the late 1800s. But why Elizabeth was so drawn to the gold, and why she would chase it even through a pounding storm that no man would dare face, was a secret to be shared with no one else, not even at the invitation of Noah's deep blue trusting eyes. First time novelist Jamie Carie pens a can't-put-down debut in Snow Angel, a masterfully romantic story wherein cold and lonely hearts risk everything to be forever warmed. (picture and description from amazon)

Trying to decide what is next ... as always!!

O:)
Melissa
 

Job's Niece, book #6


Decided to go with one beside my bed.  I thought it would be a quick read since I thought most of the books by Grace Livingston Hill were, but it was not.  I still enjoyed it, although I didn't exactly put together the plot and the title until about half way through.  The book was written in 1927 and I loved reading the "thickness" of the story, using more proper words, more wordy words to describe what was going on.  Obviously that is a skill I have not developed!

Interestingly enough, according to her website, Grace Livingston Hill is credited as being the originator of the modern day Christian Romance books!  Here is brief tidbit about her if you are unfamiliar with her books.  

Follow Doris Dunbar through the ups and downs of a daunting future. An unwise business investment leaves John Edward Dunbar’s children practically penniless after his death—and his eldest daughter, Doris, to bear the brunt of the trials that come. Between the bill collectors, her demanding stepmother, and her brother’s hasty marriage to a gold digger, it’s hard for Doris to keep hope alive. Until Scottish businessman Angus MacDonald offers a picture-perfect solution to Doris’s dwindling hope. But despite the seemingly easy salvation, will this blessing yield more hurt than help?  (picture and description from amazon)

Happy Reading!
 

O:)
Melissa 

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

His Baby Bond, book #5


There's probably a good reason this book was free for Kindle.  Not recommended unless you want a quick read and don't mind the inconsistencies.  Spoiler alert: the "baby" is 8 years old.  Amazingly it has 763 reviews with an average of 4.5 stars.  And actually the description on Amazon doesn't even describe the book at all.  Makes me wonder if this is even the book I read ... Strange indeed.