Bear Stays Up for Christmas
By: Karma Wilson
Illustrated by: Jane Chapman
Bear tends to hibernate all through the winter season, which means he is sound asleep during Christmas! His forest friends are determined to make sure Bear stays awake this year, so they find several holiday themed tasks for Bear to do. Will he be able to stay awake with his friends, or will he fall into a deep slumber?
Cat as a Hat
By: Richard Lake
Illustrated by: Petrina Ong
A young girl experiences everyday life, while her precious cat, Audacious, stays curled on top of her head. The people in her town express their concern and disapproval of this girl and her cat. However, the girl explains to readers all the wonderful things that happen, when you wear a cat as a hat.
The Second Mrs. Hockaday
By: Susan Rivers
Release Date: January 10, 2017
Placidia is a young teenager, living on her father’s farm, when she meets Major Gryffth Hockaday. The Major has been in several Civil War battles, but he needs a wife, to raise his child and look after the farm. Flash forward to his return home after two years, as he learns that his bride had been pregnant and buried the child. He charges her with infidelity and murder. Is Placidia guilty or are there things that happen on the home front, during war?
How are you? I hope you are having a lovely holiday season. A dear friend gave me a copy of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, which I look forward to reading in the new year. What book(s) did you receive this year?
As you know, the website developed an issue on November 8th, and sadly things are still not 100% correct. I know the weekly newsletter did not get received by most of you, and I am still working with support on this matter, as well as a few other things. My sincerest apologies to you all.
Due to the newsletter not going out, I have held off on posting reviews, in hopes that things would be 100% fixed. Have no fear, I still plan on ending 2016. There will be 98 reviews posted in the next three days! Hopefully everything will be corrected in the new year.
So for tonight, tell me what you are looking forward to in 2017.
(The A. W. E. Crew series)
(The Love Brothers Series)
By: Chris Almeida and Cecilia Aubrey
Lieutenant Jacob Madden has thrived in the military, earning his place in the 8th Special Warfare Logistics Group. He is currently on a week long leave, in hopes of seeing his mother. Normally, this would make anyone happy, however, Jacob left his family and the Amish religion behind, seven years ago. After reading a concerning letter from his sister, he is compelled to go home, no matter how much dread lies in his heart. What he doesn’t expect to find is his first love, Abigail, working in a bar outside of the settlement. Abigail was forced into the English world and while terrified of the unknown, she was lucky to find the Love family, who gave her a job, as well as their friendship. Knowing in her heart that she would never see her friends and family again, her whole world is flipped upside down, when Jacob walks into the bar. Will one week be long enough to heal both of their hearts? Will they be able to make peace with their past, in order to save their future?
The Eyes Have It
By: Julie Allan
(A Lowcountry Home Novel #1)
Elizabeth “Lizzie” Long has recently been informed by her husband that he is moving on, and she also learned the news about her beloved Uncle’s passing. Lizzie packs up her dogs and moves back home to McClellanville, South Carolina, to soak up the healing vibes of the low country. With the help of her Aunt, and old friends, Lizzie realizes all that she has been missing in life and what she truly wants for her future. As Lizzie makes peace with her present, will she allow her past pain to control her chance at happiness?
The past few weeks have been brutal, health wise. I was too weak to read at the beginning, and there have been a lot of naps during the day, which is not like me. I did finally manage to watch the four new episodes of the Gilmore Girls… and let’s just say that I am still processing my feelings.
The present: This weekend I was able to get back in the flow of reading. Plus, I have managed to complete all emails and I finally have empty inboxes. YAY! Since, the new Gilmore Girls episodes only contained information about 1 single book… I have added it to the challenge page.
Well now, here’s the fun and exciting news. Yes, several news items. So hold on tight:
- Over the course of the final weeks of this year, I will be posting 100 book reviews. Yes, my friends, you read that right! 100 Book Reviews over the next 20 days. We are going to end 2016, with a BANG! I hope you all enjoy. 🙂 Continue reading
Title: Deadly Attraction
Series: SCVC Taskforce #6
Author: Misty Evans
Release Date: November 5, 2016
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Buy Links: Amazon / iBooks / Barnes & Noble / Kobo
***Part of the proceeds from the sales of this book will be donated to Rescue Dogs Rock NYC. Fans who know me know I’m a huge dog lover and I love to support shelters. Please check out RDRNYC’s Facebook page and consider adopting a dog or sending in your own donation! https://www.facebook.com/RescueDogsRockNyc
A wildfire out of control…
His twin brother is dead and the only way National Intelligence officer, Mitch Holden, is going to make it through the holidays is by staying focused on his latest SCVC Taskforce investigation—catching a homegrown terrorist with a penchant for arson. The terrorist has started a wildfire eating up thousands of acres of forest and putting dozens of people in danger. When Mitch is pulled off that assignment to play bodyguard to a sexy forensic psychologist who sees past all his defenses, he ends up in the middle of a personal wildfire that’s as out of control as the one burning around the two of them.
A killer on the loose…
The trial that should have made her career cost Dr. Emma Collins everything—her home, her future, the baby that was growing inside her after she testified against famous actor Chris Goodsman, debunking his insanity defense and sending him to prison for murder. Rebuilding her life in the aftermath, Emma now rescues horses, dogs, and juvenile delinquents, and there’s no way she’s heading to a safe house because Chris Goodsman has escaped. She refuses to let anyone terrorize her or destroy her life again. But when a smart-talking, irresistible federal agent shows up insisting he has to protect her, she realizes her new bodyguard needs a bit of therapy. Good thing taking in lost causes happens to be her specialty.
Two people filled with grief may get burned…
Trapped at the ranch by the wildfire, Mitch and Emma explore a searing attraction, but soon discover they’re not alone. A killer has joined them—one who will do anything to get revenge and isn’t afraid to take out anyone who gets in his way.
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Today has been cold, dreary and rainy, aka the perfect winter day for reading. (A rarity in the South.) The boys and I stayed cuddled under the blanket for the majority of the day. I read Deadly Attraction by Misty Evans. Tomorrow morning, my review will be live and there will be a giveaway that you will want to see! Tonight, I am finishing The Eyes Have It by Julie Allan and The Mother’s Promise by Sally Hepworth.
What are you reading?
The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb
By: Melanie Benjamin
Mercy Lavinia Warren Bump, known as Vinnie, was born with dwarfism. She grew to be two feet, eight inches tall, but she never let her size stop her from living life to the fullest. Vinnie did so well in school, she became a school teacher, but deep down she craved more. Through life’s ups and downs, she finally teamed up with P. T. Barnum. The two became close friends and he introduced her to Tom Thumb, one of his other performers.