Archives for Fiction

The Whiskey Sea by Ann Howard Creel

We have had so much rain in So. Cal, which we need, so I’m not complaining.  It also makes for a great reading day.  Sunday, it was pouring and I had nowhere to be, it made for the perfect day to carve out some time to finish The Whiskey Sea. I stumbled on this book and the title intrigued me, as did the cover.  The first page reeled me in and I was hooked.  A woman is in the water, gasping for air, drowning.  What is her story?
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Property of a Noblewoman by Danielle Steel

Happy New Year!  I hope you all had a beautiful Christmas season and a Happy New Years celebration. Did you find time over the holidays to carve out some peaceful time to curl up with a good book? I hope so. Surprisingly, I did, looking for a fun read after a bit of a rough year and crazy holiday season.  I chose another Danielle Steel book off of my list of her books I haven’t read, getting a little behind.  Property of a Noblewoman was a great book and is one of my favorites.  A little different than her other
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Christmas at the Hummingbird House by Donna Ball

I want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays or Happy Hanukkah, whichever you may celebrate.  My wish for you is a peaceful holiday season with friends or family. If you have time to sneak away to a quiet corner with a cup of tea, coffee or even a glass of wine during the holiday season to lose yourself in a great book; I want to recommend Christmas at the Hummingbird House by Donna Ball.  The story is so much fun and shows us to stop amidst the chaos and find the magic of the holidays.
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Undercover, A Novel by Danielle Steel

Good morning, December is flying by too, and Christmas is coming fast.  I have read some great books this year, and then there is always a dud or two thrown into the mix, but it is all good.  I hope you have read some you love and they are still with you long after the book has been finished and closed.  Please feel free to share some of your favorites, I’m always looking for a great book. After reading a few fantastic books that were deep and heavy it was time for some fun reading, so bring on another Danielle
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Return to Taylor’s Crossing; A Novel by Janie Dempsey Watts

I recently received an email through the blog by author Janie Dempsey Watts, simply asking if she could send me a copy of her most recent novel, Return to Taylor’s Crossing; would I read it and blog it? I always want to make sure it is a book and genre that I would choose to read, so after reading a snippet about the book, I gladly accepted.  The story is right up my alley and I couldn’t wait to dig in. In starting the blog, it has always been my goal to share with you books I have read, give
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The Light Between Oceans; A Novel by M.L. Stedman

Happy end of August! Most of you probably have already read this beautiful novel since it came out in 2012.  Sometimes it takes me a while to get to a book, I have so many on the list.  The movie is coming out soon and I had the opportunity to see it a bit early, so stopped what I was reading, jumped over to The Light Between Oceans to finish it before seeing the film.  Whew, I got it done, but it was a close. If you read the book did you love it?
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All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

Wow, I loved this book and if you haven’t read it, run out and buy it or download it and sink your teeth into this novel.  I don’t think you will be able to put the book down. Anthony Doerr’s All the Light We Cannot See is brilliant; he brings the story to life and you will just want to hang within the pages, never leaving.
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A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

Happy May everyone!  I hope you are enjoying some beautiful spring weather; maybe even a little time to sit outside and read in the sunshine. I know I have asked you all this before, but do you have a favorite book that after you finished it, the story and characters hung out with you for awhile? A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman is one of those books for me.  Ove wiggled his way into my heart, and is still sitting there.
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