Sunday, November 20, 2016

"A Beautiful Stranger"

USA Today Bestselling Author Donna Fasano brings you the first book in her A Family Forever Series. 

When Sean Hudson arrives to claim his new daughter, he discovers the adoption hinges on the impossible. Unless he finds a wife immediately, the tiny orphan will be snatched away from him forever. But before Sean can abandon hope, a beautiful stranger proposes a surprising solution—marriage. 

Sean swears the love in his heart is only for his soon-to-be daughter. And that is perfect for Nicki Willis, whose restless spirit yearns to have a family for just a while. But the tenderness of Sean’s touch soothes Nicki’s fears as well as little Sona’s. Now Nicki aches to become a family forever… and she refuses to believe she can’t make this dream come true.

My Thoughts...

I always look forward to reading Ms. Fasano's books. I think this is about the twelfth book by her I've read and enjoyed.

Anyone who enjoys a feel-good story with some light-hearted romance will be delighted with this fun romantic tale. Again I was not disappointed I found the story quite entertaining.

I was drawn into the story from the first page to the last page. It was a nice sweet little romantic story about a guy, Sean, a girl, Nicki and an orphan, Sona, finding their way to love.

It was a fast moving story, and not a lot of filler added to the story, which is just fine with me. I prefer a good storyline to a lot of filler. Ms. Fasano wrote the story with a bit of a twist to it. They got married first and the fun lovin' came later, which was nice for a change.

However, in the end did they find their "happily ever after"? Sometimes things don't always end up the way we think they should. So how did they settle their differences? You'll never know unless you read the book...Happy Reading!

I would like to thank Donna Fasano for gifting this book to me to read and review. I enjoyed it enough that I decided to award it 5***** beautiful stars.

I did not receive any type of compensation for reading and reviewing this book. While I receive free books from publishers and authors, I am under no obligation to write a positive review.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

"Egg Drop Dead"

In Laura Childs’s New York Times bestselling mystery series, Suzanne, Petra, and Toni—co-owners of the Cackleberry Club Café—are back to track down another bad egg… 
Maintaining good personal relationships with their suppliers is one of the secrets of the Cackleberry Club Café’s success, so Suzanne doesn’t mind going out to Mike Mullen’s dairy farm to pick up some wheels of cheese. She’s looking forward to a nice visit with the mild-mannered farmer before heading back to their hectic kitchen.
But when she arrives, Mike’s nowhere to be found. The moaning of his cows leads her to look in the barn, where she discovers a bloodcurdling sight—the farmer’s dead body. Apparently not everyone was as fond of Mike Mullen as the Cackleberry Club.
Churning with grief and outrage, Suzanne, Petra, and Toni vow to find the farmer’s murderer—but as they get closer to the truth, the desperate killer gets whipped into a frenzy and plans to put the squeeze on them..

My Thoughts...

Even though this book is a series book in A Cackleberry Club Mysteries, it is also a stand-alone book.

From the first page to the last page I was drawn right into the story, I love a good cozy... As Suzanne makes an innocent visit to Mike Mullen's farm to pick-up a few wheels of cheese, she stumbles, or should we say she pushes the door open to find Mike's murdered body...Now starts Suzanne's investigation to try to find who would do such a dastardly deed.

The story moved along quickly keeping me slurping my tea as I was trying to figure out who was the guilty person of all the many suspects. But, again I was caught by surprise when the guilty one was discovered.

And that ending! Wowser! I enjoyed the jouncing here, there, and everywhere wild and wonderful ending. 

A great big THANK YOU to the author, Laura Childs, for gifting me this book to read and review. Thank you for a few days of fun reading, and visiting some old friends, Toni, Petra, Sam and Junior,  and of course I can't forget Sheriff Doogie, plus a few new friends. What can I say except it was my cup of tea, and I enjoyed it so much I am awarding it 5 star shaped tea leaves. 

I did not receive any type of compensation for reading and reviewing this book. While I receive free books from publishers and authors I am under no obligation to write a positive review.

Friday, October 28, 2016

"Book Tag" this or that

Mention the creator of the tag. 
Thank the person who tagged you. 
Tag other people and spread the love. 

Thanks to Susan from Suko's Notebook  for tagging me in the This or That Book Tag, and to Ayunda from Tea & Paperbacks, the creator of this book tag. 

1) Reading on the couch or reading in bed?
Neither...I love to read in my La-Z-Boy chair, with my feet up. Otherwise, I get a backache.

2) Main character: Male or Female?
I enjoy both, depending on who the storyline is most focused on.

3) Sweet or salty snacks while reading?
I enjoy both "Sweet and Salty Snacks." but not much while I read. I usually don't eat or drink while I read.

4) Trilogies or quartets?
I usually stay away from both. I read books in series, but they must also be stand alone books as well.

5) First Person or Third Person POV?
It really doesn't matter to me, I just want a good storyline when I read.

6) Night or morning reader?
I like to read morning, noon, and night time too. If the story grabs my attention and I just can't put the book down I may read well into the night.

7) Libraries or bookstores?
I like both, but to be honest, I prefer bookstores, because I don't like to be on a reading schedule where I have to have it read in a week or two.  I prefer Barnes and Noble. But I'm more or less hooked on my Kindle and Nook, so easy to download a book and have it in a few seconds. 

8) Books that make you laugh or books that make you cry?
I like both. Some books are both funny and sad and make me cry, but I love them that way. When an author draws me into the story to the point that I LOL or cry, I love it.

9) Black or white book covers?
I don't quite understand this question. I like variety in my book covers, the more color the better. Color makes my bookshelves look colorful. If they are only black or white what a dull bookshelf that would be.

10) Character driven or plot driven stories?
This is a difficult one, I usually say, I don't care as long as the story has a good storyline and keeps my attention.

What do you think?
The Book Bloggers  I tag are....

If this list or the idea appeals to you, please feel free to play along!  Thanks for reading!  Your comments are welcomed.   :)