Sunday, January 17, 2021

The Lady in Residence by Allison Pittman

This book was really a fascinating book.  It took me a few pages to get totally into this book, but when I did, I had to keep reading.  It was so interesting and I couldn't put it down.  I loved that it took place in San Antonio and as the author described a Mexican restaurant with murals on the walls, I am sure I have been there while visiting this city.  So I felt totally immersed in the location setting, the plot and the characters.  It was excellent!  

It had mystery, suspense, romance and the ghost, well, that was fabulous.  You gotta read this one!

I received a complimentary book from the publisher.  All opinions are my own.

Friday, January 15, 2021

A Murder Redeemed Star of Justice Series by Bruce Hammack

 Wow, this book was so well written.  I couldn't put it down.  This book was filled with lots of action, tension and mystery.   It was one of the most engaging mysteries I have read in a long time.  It was modern, up-to-date in crimes that are prevalent in our time.

CJ was an assistant police chief, her dream job, living the life she wanted and suddenly everything changes. She doesn't give up trying to find the culprits in the many car thefts that are happening in her jurisdiction.  There are lots of different side stories that add to the work at hand and it is captivating.  If you are a mystery lover, you won't be disappointed with this book.  It is that good!  I really recommend this!

I received an ebook copy from the author.  All thoughts are my own.

Sunday, January 10, 2021

A Change of Scenery The Canon City Chronicles Book 4 by Davalynn Spencer

Now this was a totally different story line.  Never before have I read a book that told this type of story, so it was new and refreshing!  It takes place in 1911 and time period brings on a convergence of "old" and "new".  The horse riders and the automobile drivers.  

The main character Ella, although suffering from the effects of an injury, is still an independent and strong character.  She takes on an interesting job working for a moving-picture company which is also bringing in new things in an older time period.  Away from her wealthy father, she strikes out on her own.

This story of new beginnings and overcoming and of course a little romance was very engaging and I really was happy that I had a chance to read this sweet and enjoyable novel.  

I received an ebook copy from the author.  All thoughts are my own.

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

The Amish Quiltmaker's Unexpected Baby by Jennifer Beckstrand

I chose to read this as my next book because I love this author's books.  They always are humorous and right now--I needed a few good laughs.  And right from the start, that's how this book started.  

I really enjoyed the lighthearted read.  It was enjoyable.  Also the baby!  What a challenge to have an unhappy baby that never sleeps.  And I can certainly relate to that!  

If you want to have an enjoyable read, this one is just that.  I just loved it.  

I received an ebook copy from NetGalley.  All thoughts are my own.

Saturday, January 2, 2021

Dream a Little Dream (Sunshine Valley Book 3) By Melinda Curtis

 The Matchmaking Widows Club is at it again.  I really enjoy a good matchmaking book and this was definitely one!  Darcy Harper finds herself as the new town judge and crosses paths with her old high school flame.  It's a sure bet the matchmakers will get involved with this one!

This is a really engaging story and I found myself quickly and totally absorbed in all the goings on including Darcy's deceased husband George, who seems to be actively involved in Darcy's life.

It is a very enjoyable book that keeps you turning pages to see what happens next.  If it isn't already on your TBR pile, it definitely should be.  Lots of good reading here.

I received an ebook copy from the author.  All thoughts are my own.

Thursday, December 31, 2020

Take A Walk With Marcus Gilbert Weaver and Milred Gough. A Biography by Linda Weaver Clarke

Book Blurb

This biography of Marcus Gilbert Weaver and Florence Milred Gough takes you on a journey through their lives, from the mischievous deeds of Marcus' youth, to his voyage to the panhandle of Florida. You will also learn about his spiritual adventures in the South as he taught the gospel and his missionary experiences in the Olive Branch of Baker, Florida. Explore the adventures of Milred Gough as she seeks, and ultimately finds, her true love. Take a walk down the “path of life” with Marcus and Milred, packed with humorous events, adventures, and spiritual experiences. 

My Review

This is a fun biography, and a fun look into historical lives of an early Utah family. The author tells of Marcus Weaver's interesting mission experiences, the snakes, the bugs and all the fun and adventures he had.

The story is described in journal style and is very enjoyable to listen to.  The experiences of this couple are very interesting as their spiritual, humorous and life's story is related by the author.  The narrator Carolyn Kashner does an excellent job as the storyteller and narrator.  

I really enjoyed listening to the engaging events in the life of this Latter-Day Saint couple as they forge their life and their future life together.

I think you will enjoy this family-friendly biography of a lovely family and it might even inspire the listener to write a biography of their family members' lives.

I received an Audible copy of this book.  All thoughts are my own.

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

The Moonlight School by Suzanne Woods Fisher

 Fantastic book!  I loved it.  I didn't want it to end.  Lucy Wilson is asked by Cora Wilson to help her as Cora serves as Education Superintendent.  Lucy has no idea what she is in for as she starts working with the mountain people who are mostly illiterate.  There are a couple of storylines in this book.  Lucy's work with the mountain people and her memories of her missing sister, for which she blames herself.

It is wonderful to see the changes that happen in Lucy's life and the struggles she has and sees in the poverty of the people here.

This book was amazing.  I was totally taken in by it and could envision the people, the surroundings, and the events that happened.  This book was definitely one of my favorite books.  That good!

I received an ebook copy from NetGalley.  All thoughts are my own.,