Friday, December 30, 2011

Christmas in Lucky Harbor

Christmas in Lucky Harbor is romance novellas by Jill Shalvis.
Simply Irresistible is the first of two short stories
 about three half sisters ( all have same mother but different fathers) who were given an inn in Lucky Harbor when their mom died. The inn burned and they  had it repaired and now run a Bed and Breakfast.
Tara, the oldest of the sisters had  a romance with a young guy in Lucky Harbor when they were 17. She got pregnant and gave the baby up for adoption and had never returned to Lucky Harbor until after her mother's death.  Ford was still there and still in love with Tara. When their daughter shows up ( she is now 17) looking for her parents and takes a job in the B & B to get to know them better.
The second story is  The Sweetest Thing and is about Maddie, the middle sister who came to Lucky Harbor looking for a new start. She had gotten out of an abusive relationship and lost her job because of it. She meets Jax who own most of Lucky Harbor and they fall in love.
These were good romance stories.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Small Town Christmas

Small Town Christmas is three romance short stories written by Jill Shavis, Hope Ramsey & Katie Lane.
Kissing Santa Claus is about trying to find someone to play Santa.
I'll Be Home for Christmas is about a veteran from Afghanistan coming to bring a gift to the Grandmother of a best friend.
O Little Town of Bramble is about a church in Bramble Texas trying to have a live nativity scene when a gal returned home after going away to college for 7 years to be a veterinarian.

Say You'll be Mine

Say you'll Be Mine is written by  Julia Amante.
Isabel Gallegos is co- owner of Gallegos Winery with her Ex-husband Nick.Isabel is wanting to sell the winery and get on with her life. While they are working with buyers Isabel gets a letter from a lawyer in Argentina saying her cousin Brenda and Brenda's husband had died in  a skiing accident. Isabel had been made guardian of their three children.
Isabel goes to Argentina to  see that the kids are given to their grandmother because she does not want to be saddled with them. When she arrives she realizes that her Aunt is not physically able to care for the kids.
Read the book to see what happens when Isabel changes her mind and discovers she loves the kids and her ex.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Somewhere to Belong

Somewhere to Belong is one of The Daughters of Amana series, written by Judith Miller.
 It is about  two girls who were living in Amana, Iowa in a colony of plain people. Johanna had lived there all her life and Berta who came there at age 17 and did not want to be there. She liked the pretty clothes and fast pace of big city living.
Johanna and her parents shared their home with and elderly lady who had no family and Berta and her parents. They ate meals in a community kitchen and worked during the day. Johanna worked in the kitchen and Berta was assigned there too. Johanna was to train Berta but Berta wasn't interested in learning and caused a lot of trouble.
Johanna's brother, Willhelm had left the community and moved back to Chicago.
Johanna learned there were lots of secrets among her family. Berta learned this about her family too. By facing the secrets she and Berta discovered where they belonged.
I enjoyed this book and rate it a 4.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

A Sound Among the Trees

A Sound Among the Trees is a novel by Susan Meissner.

It is a story about an antebellum mansion in Fredericksburg that survived the Civil War and the families that lived there. It was thought by those living near that the house was haunted by Susannah Page's ghost. Susannah was rumored to be a Civil War spy.
Adelaide, the current Matriarch of Holly Oak doesn't believe in ghosts but she thinks the house holds a grudge for is past.
Marielle Bishop marries Adelaide's grandson-in law and agrees to live with him and his two children in Holly Oak. Now she must figure out the truth about Susannah and Holly Oak.

I enjoyed this book and give it a 4 star. I received this book free to read and review from Blogging for Books. Opinions stated are my own

Saturday, December 10, 2011

The Lucado Inspirational Reader

Max Lucado has written a book of his very best quotes and anecdotes.  It is of Hope, Compassion and Encouragement in your everday life.
A book you can go back and reread over and over again.
I really enjoyed reading this book and most of Mr Lucado's are very good reads. I rated it a 5 star
I was sent this book free from booksneeze to read and review. Opinions expressed are my own.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

The Mercy

The Mercy, book three in Rose Trilogy by Beverly Lewis.
In the middle of Lancaster County, Amish country the book follows two sisters  Hannah , called Hen , who married  a Plain man and her sister Rose who desired a husband but was fearing she would wind up a maidel. Rose had feelings for their Bishops foster son Nick who gone back into the Plain life after the death of his foster brother.
Most people thought Nick was responsible for his brothers death. The leaders of the Church had ordered their Bishop silence.
Hen's husband was in an accident and was blind. She had brought him to the daudi hause to recuperate.Drs. thought With rest that he would regain his sight.

I really enjoyed this book and if you like Amish romance stories read it see what happens to Hen and Rose.