Wednesday, September 30, 2015

The Memory Weaver - Jane Kirkpatrick

The Memory Weaver – Jane Kirkpatrick

            I love the cover of this book!  It draws me in and makes me wonder what treasures lie inside.

            The rest of the story isn’t so pretty to me.  I tried, but I couldn’t dive into this book.  I think it was the memory style/almost journal writing that lost me.  I only got through the first several chapters.  I hate that, because I really wanted to love it!  However, because I received this book in exchange for my honest opinion….I had to be honest!  Sorry.....

Monday, September 28, 2015

A Noble Masquerade - Kristi Ann Hunter

A Noble Masquerade – Kristi Ann Hunter

WHAT A GREAT BOOK!  Mystery, romance, and tradition – or not – are all in this book.
Lady Miranda Hawthorne is almost put on the shelf.  She considers a life of spinsterhood after she finds herself attracted to her brother’s valet.
Her little sister is quite full of herself as she inters her first season.
The Duke of Marshington is full of mystique and mystery.
The Lady has secretly been journaling to the Duke for years to help her process her thoughts. 
As usual, I don’t want to reveal too much!
Honestly, I had a hard time getting into the book in the first couple of chapters.  However, that QUICKLY changed!  I laughed out loud!  I felt the frustration I usually feel reading a regency period novel – at the formalities.  It was a wonderful book!
I cannot wait to see what Kristi Ann Hunter comes out with next!

**I received this book for my honest review.**

Monday, September 21, 2015

This Mistress of Tall Acre - Laura Frantz

The Mistress of Tall Acre – Laura Frantz

            WOW!  WOW!  WOW!  LOVED this book!  I read all the time!  I love to read!  I have been hooked on Laura Frantz’s books for years!  The Frontiersman’s Daughter was the beginning of long relationship with her books!
            The Mistress of Tall Acre is set in the Post-Revolutionary War time period.  Sophie, though destitute, has survived the war in her beloved Three Chimneys, a plantation not far from Tall Acres.  Her father was a Tory, who left his family for Ireland.  Seamus, a widowed war hero, has returned home after the war with his daughter, Lily Kate.
            Lily Kate and Sophie form a true friendship, which is a wonderful thing given Seamus’ bitterness and poor parenting skills.
            I won’t reveal much more because I don’t want to ruin it for you. 
            If I had to pick something to complain about it would be that the cover art didn’t match the description in the book of Tall Acres.
            This I loved about this book:
-       I love that it is written in first-person.  I love knowing the character’s thoughts.
-       OH MY WORD!  What a shocker!  I read all the time, but I am rarely surprised with a turn of events in a book, I was surprised!

I would rank this book as one of my favorites – EVER!

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Falling Like Snowflakes - Denise Hunter

Falling Like Snowflakes – Denise Hunter

            Denise Hunter is one of my favorite contemporary authors.  I am immediately sucked into her stories.  I am usually hooked by page 2, which is quite an accomplishment considering I am ADD when it comes to books…and focus!
            Falling Like Snowflakes is the first book in her new series – Summer Harbor.  However, there is a link to her last book Married ‘til Monday.  (I highly recommend that whole series, too!)
            Eden, otherwise known as Kate, is on the run with her son, Micah, otherwise known as Jack.  They are running from something horrible towards safely.  Her life is hard!  Circumstances work out for her as she is given a job helping at the Callahan household.  It gets a little sticky with Beau, Zac, and Riley.  Let’s not forget about the somewhat grumpy Aunt Trudy.  You see one of these Callahan brothers has a girlfriend, but one of the other brothers secretly feels something towards Kate.  It’s complicated!  OH….but it is a good complicated!
            Kate is trapped by fear.  She is somewhat trapped by circumstance.
            I finished this book in just a couple of days.  The days were extremely busy, but I managed to procrastinate on several other things to finish this great story!
            Buy this book!

** I was given a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. **

Thursday, September 10, 2015

The Lost Heiress - Rosanna M. White

The Lost Heiress – Roseanna M. White

            What a book!  What a good book! 
            This was my first book by Rosanna M. White, and I was very pleased!  I will look for another one of hers.

            Brook and Justin have grown up together, even though they were in different social classes.  Brook was raised by people who weren’t her biological parents.  Her life is about to change!  (I can’t really give any more information away!)

In the first few chapters I got a little bogged down with the character’s names and relationships, but I just used the handy character list at the beginning of the book.  That was ever so helpful!

            What I liked about this book:

1.     The characters were well developed.
2.     There were several different stories wrapped up in one book.  For instance, Deidre and Pratt, Deidre and Hiram, and the Fire Eyes.
3.     Mystery, romance, and deceit….all in the same book.  Guns, horses, and fancy gowns are there too!

My recommendation is to BUY THIS BOOK! 

I was given this copy for an honest review.  Thank you Bethany House!