Friday, April 28, 2017

Book Beginnings - 4/28/2017

 
*Please join Rose City Reader every Friday to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires. Please remember to include the title of the book and the author's name.  *Taken directly from Rose City Reader's Blog Page. 
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My book beginnings is taken from COCOA BEACH by Beatriz Williams:
"Someone has cleared the ruins away, but you can still see that a house burned to the ground here, not long ago.  The earth is black and charred, and the air smells faintly of soot."

Review will be on June 27. 
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Books Finished:

THE BOOK OF SUMMER by Michelle Gable

Review will be on May 9.
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I FOUND YOU by Lisa Jewell

Lots of suspense and surprises.

Review will be on May 3.
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THE CUTAWAY by Christina Kovac.

Review is in the book's title.
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THE NIGHT THE LIGHTS WENT OUT by Karen White

Review is in the book's title - LOVED the book.
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THE WIDOW OF WALL STREET by Randy Susan Meyers

Review is in the book's title....marvelous read and story line.
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THE BAKER'S SECRET by Stephen P. Kiernan

LOVED this book.  Review will be on May 2.
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  GIVEAWAY

Flight Patterns by Karen White

USA ONLY

Enter Here

April 25 to May 2








Book Blogger Hop - 4/28 - 5/4

 Question of the Week:

How many books have you re-read? If you have re-read books, please tell us the book's title and why you re-read it. (submitted by Elizabeth @ Silver's Reviews)

My Answer:

I actually have never re-read a book even though I have gone back to clarify something I missed or something I needed to revisit.  At that time, I re-read a few sentences or paragraphs.

My reason is that if you already know what the outcome is why re-read the book?

There are too many good books out there to re-read.

Am I in the minority?
 GIVEAWAY

Flight Patterns by Karen White

USA ONLY

Enter Here

April 25 to May 2


Friendly Fill-Ins - 4/28/2017

http://mcguffysreader.blogspot.com/2016/06/fill-in-statements-week-4.html
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Friday Fill-Ins: 

1. A book I would like to see made into a movie is __.

2. If I could afford a billboard, it would say __.
 
3. I have a hard time        .

4. I really enjoy        .

My Answers:

1. A book I would like to see made into a movie is THE NIGHT THE LIGHTS WENT OUT by Karen White.

2.  If I could afford a billboard, it would say: 

"Be kind to everyone, you don't know what they are going through."

3.  I have a hard time telling people no.

4.  I really enjoy making bread and sharing it.  I have a recipe down pat and will most likely enter the bread in the county fair this summer.

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  GIVEAWAY

Flight Patterns by Karen White

USA ONLY

Enter Here

April 25 to May 2





Wednesday, April 26, 2017

The Forever Summer by Jamie Brenner


Secrets, mistakes, and revelations abound in THE FOREVER SUMMER.

We meet the Bishop family with members having secrets from the past as well as the present.

We also meet family members that were not known to exist.

THE FOREVER SUMMER brings together an unknown half sister, a grandmother, and memories of a father the sisters never knew.

The generations of women and how they connected as strangers was wonderful, and the beach setting was perfect for the connections and story line.

THE FOREVER SUMMER was filled with character disappointments, but it was also filled with love and making family connections and approval very enjoyable.

I enjoyed the characters....especially Grandmother Amelia.  Amelia made everything pleasant and made everything and everyone come together. 


THE FOREVER SUMMER was an enjoyable read and filled with what women do best when they are together....nurture and care for each other. 

A heartwarming beach read...ENJOY when you get to read this book.  4/5

This book was given to me free of charge and without compensation by the publisher in return for an honest review. 


Tuesday, April 25, 2017

GIVEAWAY of FLIGHT PATTERNS, BLOG TOUR, and REVIEW of The Night The Lights Went Out by Karen White

 

GIVEAWAY LINK IS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE REVIEW.  GOOD LUCK.

A new town, a new home, a friend you really don't want, a blog that tells the town's gossip, and Merilee has to deal with all of this along with her divorced husband and his pregnant girlfriend.

Living in Sweet Apple, Georgia, seemed like a good town to start over and for the most part it was.

Merilee was renting a house on the property of the town's oldest citizen, Sugar Preston.  Sugar was portrayed as anything but sweet, but actually she was.

Merilee and Sugar became friends and shared stories from Sugar's childhood that made sense as to why Sugar was the way she was.

Sugar and quite a few town residents had secrets, and now that Merilee arrived in town, the anonymous blog writer had more ammunition for her daily posts and Southern sayings. 

As Sugar knew, there were more people in this town that had better stories than Merilee had.  Sugar's past was a soap opera in itself and filled with stories but no one dared to tell them except Sugar herself and many stories were told for the first time to Merilee.


Totally and completely enjoyed the characters and the story line of THE NIGHT THE LIGHTS WENT OUT.  Sugar was very lovable, Merilee was sweet, and I didn't like Heather from the minute I met her. 

Readers of women's fiction will again be transported back to the days of Southern ​hospitality and then brought back to current day with women who keep secrets and have everything and like to flaunt it.

Ms. White has done it again with a marvelous story filled with wonderful characters with Southern charm​.  If you have ever read any of Karen White's books, you will love this book just like all of her books and not want to put the book down. 

I have LOVED all of Ms. White's books, but this has to be my all-time favorite. 5/5​

This book was given to me free of charge and without compensation by the publisher in return for an honest review.

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GIVEAWAY OF FLIGHT PATTERNS

USA Entries

April 25 - May 2
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CONTEST HAS ENDED.
Thanks to everyone who entered.
The winner is:  Susan #4
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REVIEW LINK IS IN THE BOOK'S TITLE. 


Monday, April 24, 2017

It's Monday! What Are YOU Reading? - 4/24/2017

http://bookdate.blogspot.com/
   
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I hope you had a great reading week.  
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This is a weekly meme hosted by Kathryn at BOOK DATE!

Post the books completed, the books you are currently reading, and the books you hope to finish at some point.
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Books Completed


FOREVER SUMMER by Jamie Brenner - review will be on April 26 - finished April 23.  

An enjoyable, family-oriented read.



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THE BOOK OF SUMMER by Michelle Gable - review will be on May 9 - finished April 20.


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I FOUND YOU by Lisa Jewel - review will be on May 3 - finished April 12.

Edge-of-your-seat thriller as the book neared the end.

 
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THE CUTAWAY by Christina Kovac - finished April 7.

Review is in the book's title.

Excellent thriller and mystery.

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THE NIGHT THE LIGHTS WENT OUT by Karen White - review will be on April 25 - finished April 1.

Loved the book.  This has to be my all-time favorite of her books.
 
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THE WIDOW OF WALL STREET - by Randy Susan Meyers - finished March 26.

Review is in the book's title.

Totally enjoyed this book.  Marvelous writing and great story line.

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THE BAKER'S SECRET by Stephen P. Kiernan - review will be on May 2 - finished March 21.

If you read only ONE book this year, make it this book.  MARVELOUS...LOVED IT!!

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Book Currently Reading:

COCOA BEACH by Beatriz Williams - review will be on June 27


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Books Up Next:

SECRET SISTERS by Joy Callaway - review will be on July 6

 
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THE ALMOST SISTERS by Joshilyn Jackson - review will be on July 11
 
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HELLO SUNSHINE by Laura Dave - review will be on July 12.

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THE COTTINGLEY SECRET by Hazel Gaynor - review will be on August 1
 
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THE DAUGHTERS OF IRELAND by Santa Montefiore - review will be on August 15
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How was your reading week?

THANKS for stopping.