(Daddy’s Girls #2) By: Chelsea Camaron. Format: Paperback. Read: December 2013.
Maggie has been best friends with Dina for several years and she would hate to interrupt Dina’s travel plans, but she doesn’t know who else to turn to for support. Her relationship with Brayden has been blissful for four year, but lately he has been acting strange and now they have lost everything. Brayden has a secret past that he hasn’t shared with anyone, yet he is haunted everyday. Even though he is afraid of losing Maggie, he turns to the one thing that has helped him escape reality since he was fifteen.
This is the second book in the series written by Chelsea Camaron. While it follows the same path of switching points of view, as the first book did, this one is filled with more erotic references, which became repetitive and unnecessary. There are more character perspectives and side stories provided in this book, as well as another cliff-hanger ending. The story-lone between the main characters, Maggie and Brayden, felt very real, however it is the minor characters who steal the show. This is another fast read by Chelsea Camaron.
The author provided a copy of this book for me to review. To learn more about this author and her work, please visit her website.
A Place at the Table
By: Susan Rebecca White
Alice and her twin James were inseparable. They knew exactly what each other was thinking at all times. Unfortunately their peaceful world is destroyed when they stumble upon a young man who was hanged and they discover the truth about their family. Flash forward roughly 60 years and Alice has become quite famous as an amazing chef and author. Meanwhile, Bobby has been abandoned by his southern Baptist family, because he is gay. He goes to New York for a fresh start and he finds himself in a quaint café, where he trains to become the head chef. Alice and Bobby share an exquisite palate that allows them to form a profound friendship, despite the harsh realities of the world.
This book describes the human emotions with every commanding detail, which will surely reach deep within readers’ hearts. Susan Rebecca White divides the book into several sections, organized by the main character’s point of view and the decade. The beginning of Bobby’s story is a bit slow and it is difficult to tell how old he is when his story begins. However readers get the chance to grow along with Bobby, as he learns to accept his homosexuality, deal with his shattered family and his quest to find an accepting God. The ending is very rushed and even though it tries to tie back into the stories of Alice and Bobby, readers will wish the author could have extended the ending. This is a thought-provoking tale of how we are all connected in this seemingly big world.
This review was written for My Sister’s Books.
I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving day. My family and I decided to do a small meal here at home, which turned out for the best… My grandfather fell yesterday, but we are very grateful that he is okay.
As I was cooking yesterday, I was thinking about this past year. It is strange how I can pinpoint the exact week that my family’s life turned upside down. Since the very last few days of June, my family has experienced one heck of a downward plummet. We have lost loved ones and experienced the awful progression of my grandfather’s disease. No matter what we seemed to do to stay positive, each day there was another negative being thrown in our path. I will very happy to welcome next month and the new year with open arms.
Even though, there has been a lot of sadness, pain and negativity… there is still a ton of positives to be grateful for… One thing I am grateful for is this site and all of you. Your constant support has been a reassuring beacon of hope, always showing me there is another world outside of the Alzheimer’s disease… and for that: I am ever grateful. Thank you all for your continued support, even throughout all of my unexpected delays that have occurred these past several months. Thank you all for being one of my bright light/life houses. I hope that each of you were able to spend the holiday with your loved ones and that you all found something positive to focus on and be grateful for.
In the spirit of getting back on track…
Throughout this afternoon, I will be posting the winner of the Stacy Juba ebook giveaway and then I will post the next two reviews from The List and then one from the My Sister’s Books list.
Have a fabulous Friday and if you are out in the stores shopping today, be safe!