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Monday, July 28, 2014

Family Inheritance by Terri Ann Leidich - my review

Family Inheritance by Terri Ann Leidich is a heartbreaking story of three sisters struggling through their adult life as a result of the childhood abuse they suffered.  Their Mother is dying,  they all return home and are reunited. With the help of each other they decide they deserve so much better and set about to make changes in their lives. This is an emotional book which I had to stop several times to wipe the tears before I could read more. I enjoyed reading this and found it to be a real page-turner, I look forward to more by this author.

My favorite quote from the book is...
Maybe her childhood and her past were like any other family inheritance. It all depended on what she did with it.

I received a free copy of this book from Net Gallery in exchange for my honest review rather it be good or bad. Thank you.

Look for this book on October 1, 2014



Saturday, July 26, 2014

Killer Ambition by Marcia Clark - my review

I finished Killer Ambition by Marcia Clark last night and so enjoyed getting to spend some time in the courtroom with Rachel Knight!

A kidnapping goes wrong and two young bodies are found murdered. Rachel Knight and Bailey Keller find who the guilty party is, then unlike the other books this one has a full trial. I enjoyed Dorian on the stand and found myself laughing out loud at her testimony to the defense. I love all the characters in the Rachel Knight series - even the ones you love to hate! I will be following the Rachel Knight series as I am now hooked!

I highly recommend this book if you like thrillers, suspense and mystery. I received a free copy of this book from Mulholland Books and Net Gallery in exchange for my honest review rather it be good or bad. Thank you.



Thursday, July 24, 2014

Guilt by Degrees by Marcia Clark - my review

Guilt by Degrees by Marcia Clark - Another great suspense filled thriller!  Rachel Knight and Bailey Keller search for the killer of a homeless man, no leads , no witnesses, with some video evidence, it still isn’t clear who stabbed the victim, Simon Bayer. The video shows Simon grabbing a woman just before he is stabbed, who turns out to be Lilah, who was was married to his brother Zake, a police officer who was murdered in his home two years before. Now the cases seem to be tied together. I couldn't turn the pages fast enough to see what was going to happen next. I am fast becoming a fan of Rachel Knight and her friends. Already reaching for the next book in the series - Killer Ambition .

I highly recommend this book if you like thrillers, suspense and mystery. I received a free copy of this book from Mulholland Books and Net Gallery in exchange for my honest review rather it be good or bad. Thank you.


Monday, July 21, 2014

Love Letters by Debbie Macomber - my review

Love Letters by Debbie Macomber is the 3rd in the Rose Harbor series and set in Cedar Cove. I had previously read the others in this series as well as the Cedar Cove series being a huge Debbie Macomber fan. But this would be good as a stand alone book too, as the stories of each visiting guest are new with each book.

Jo Marie Rose owner of the Rose Harbor Inn, a bed and breakfast is still grieving over the lose of her husband after 2 years. But she is becoming very close and extremely curious about the handyman Mark Taylor.

Her guests include Maggie and Roy Porter who are are visiting the inn for their first vacation alone since the birth of the their two sons. They are trying to renew their marriage.

The next guest is Ellie Reynolds, a young girl who has come to meet Tom a young man she has met and fell in love with through the internet. He also has a surprise in store for her.

I love visiting with Jo Marie, Rover, and Mark at Rose Harbor Inn. A magical healing place where visitors of Cedar Cove drop in from time to time. I look forward to the next book and what will happen at the B&B.

I received an ARC (advanced readers copy) of this book from LibraryThing and Random House Publishing in exchange for my honest review rather it be good or bad. Thank you.
 

Friday, July 18, 2014

Guilt by Association by Marcia Clark - my review

 Guilt by Association by Marcia Clark is a fast paced mystery/detective novel.

The book starts out with Knight winning a case in court and going to her office with fellow D.A.'s and friends Toni and Jake for a drink.  Jake leaves first followed by Toni, with Rachel staying longer. As she leaves to walk home to the Biltmore, 6 blocks from the Criminal Courts Building,  she hears sirens. She follows to see what is happening when she sees all the police, firemen, and ambulances in front of a sleazy motel. When she sees Jake on one of the gurneys she is shocked. What is he doing there and what has happened?  The next morning gets worse as it appears to be a murder-suicide. Jake and a young boy, whose nude picture was found in Jake's pocket. Rachel didn't know Jake that well outside of work but she finds this news unbelievable!   Jake's cases are divided up and Rachel is given the rape case of Susan Densmore the 15 year-old daughter of a prominent doctor.  I quickly found myself turning pages as I followed D.A. Rachel Knight  and detective Bailey Keller trying to find the rapist of Susan, and the killer of Jake and Kit - the case that Knight was told to stay away from.  With several twists and turns that left me guessing as to who did what to whom. I have fast become a fan of the Rachel Knight series.

I highly recommend this book if you like thrillers, suspense and mystery. I received a free copy of this book from Mulholland Books and Net Gallery in exchange for my honest review rather it be good or bad. Thank you.




Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Watch Your Back by Richard A. Deyo - my review

I jumped at the chance to read Watch Your Back by Richard A. Deyo. There isn't much I haven't read trying to understand more about back pain, such as degenerative disc, herniated disc, and spinal stenosis.

A very informative book for someone just diagnosed with some type of back pain to read. The author tells how over the past 20 years in the U.S. back problems have risen and how they have been treated.   Explains the different treatments that have been tried over the years, such as MRI's CT scans, TENS, surgeries, narcotics, physical therapy. And how they have or haven't help. I could understand most of what was written but at times felt that it was a bit to techy for non medical personnel to understand.

I received an ARC (advanced readers copy) of this book from Net Gallery in exchange for my honest review rather it be good or bad. Thank you.  



Thursday, July 10, 2014

Living In The Pink by Sharon Tubbs - my review

I just finished reading Living In The Pink by Sharon Tubbs. I enjoyed this book of short stories and found I could relate to many of the characters. Reading this you will find someone in the characters that you have either lived through their story or know someone that has.  There are 15 short stories, that tell of jealousy, divorce, infidelity, abuse, addictions, lack of faith, and more.  Each chapter is a story of different church members but all of the stories tie together. This book would be great for a women's group. At the end of each chapter is a section "Think About It" which gives you questions about what you have read and bible verses to read along with it. It is a great thought-provoking book, what would you do in a given situation, how would you try to help a friend or family member, or what would you do if it it was you? The author shows in these short stories how no one is perfect.  I LOVED this book! I highly recommend it, it is an awesome thought-provoking book!

I received a free copy of this book from Moody Publishers in exchange for my honest review rather it be good or bad. Thank you.