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Saturday, 26 November 2011

Seek the Stars Contest!!!


Wayne Thomas Batson is holding another one of his legendary contests to promote his newest book, The Errant King (Book 2 in The Dark Sea Annals).

I highly recommend that you check it out. They're so much fun and you can win awesome prizes like owning your own star, getting a character named after you, or winning every book he ever writes signed and free for the rest of your life.

Saturday, 19 November 2011

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Love on the Line by Deeanne Gist


Georgia Gail is a switchboard operator who is independent and a bird lover. But she is annoyed when they send a man to look over her shoulder. But Luke Palmer is not who he appears. He would rather be catching bad guys and throwing them in jail then repairing telephone lines. But both are surprised when they find their lives - and hearts - on the line.

I love the cover on this book. I'm fascinated by old-timey switchboards. It reminds me of Little House on the Prairie. I liked the beginning of this book and the story, but I wasn't crazy about how heated the romance became. I don't think it was realistic for the time period and even if it was, I don't want to read about every lustful, passionate thought they have about each other.

I did enjoy reading about women standing up for the lives of birds that were being used to decorate their hats and clothes. I had never read about that before and really enjoyed reading about it.

I received a complimentary copy of this book for review purposes from Bethany House. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

Wonderland Creek by Lynn Austin


Alice Grace Ripley is a book-nerd and librarian rolled into one. Her nose is always stuck in a book as the rest of the world suffers through the Great Depression. But after she loses her job at the library and her boyfriend, Alice decides to do something drastic. So she sets off with her aunt and uncle to deliver donated books to a tiny coal-mining town in the Kentucky mountains. Her little trip ends up becoming the biggest adventure of her life - way better than any book she's ever read.

This book was funny, exciting, and different. I love books set in the Depression. I thought the main character, Alice, was perfect. I could relate to her because we both have a somewhat unhealthy addiction to books! I do believe that you can read too many books, as Alice discovers, and it keeps you from living out your own story in life, whatever that may be.

I think this book reminded me a lot of Christy by Catherine Marshall (Just imagine a stuck-up Christy!). I really enjoyed it and am looking forward to Austin's next book.

I received a complimentary copy of this book for review purposes from Bethany House. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

The Merchant's Daughter by Melanie Dickerson


Annabel used to be the daugher of a wealthy merchant. Now her father is dead and she lives with her family who are too proud to work with the rest of the village. For her family's punishment, Annabel goes to work for Lord Ranulf le Wyse, a frightening man with a mysterious story. In the end, she must decide between spending the rest of her life in a nunnery or following her heart.

I was not a big fan of Dickerson's The Healer's Apprentice. In fact, I strongly disliked it. But lots of people loved it and it almost won a Christy Award. So when I realized I had agreed to review another one of her books, I was not looking forward to it. But to my surprise, I actually liked it.

I loved the cover. I love the story of Beauty and the Beast. I thought the book was exciting, interesting, pretty realistic, and a great spin of the classic fairy tale.

I received a complimentary copy of this book for review purposes from Bethany House. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.