Monday, October 17, 2016


Happy People Read and Drink Coffee - Agnes Martin-Lugand

Product Description(Inside Front Cover)
Diane seems to have the perfect life.  She is a wife, a mother, the the owner of Happy People Read and Drink Coffee, a cozy literary cafe in Paris.  But when she suddenly loses her beloved husband and daughter in a car accident, the world as she knows it instantly vanishes.  Trapped and haunted by her memories, Diane retreats from friends and family, unable and unwilling to move forward.
But one year later, Diane shocks her loved ones with her surprising decision to move to a small town on the Irish coast.  Finally determined to rebuild her life, Diane's new home is all quiet and comfort-until she meets Edward, the attractive yet taciturn Irish Photographer who lives next door.  Abrasive and unwelcoming, Edward resents Diane's intrusion into his life of solitude.  Diane wants nothing more than to heal in peace, but her neighbor's gruff manner provokes her.  Can their standoff bear the weight of an undeniable attraction?
Language: English 
ISBN-10: 1760292109 
ISBN-13: 978-1760292102

MY THOUGHTS:  This is my book club's choice for October.  Very good book, grabbed me at page 1 and I finished it in 2 days.  The description above pretty much is what the book is about.   But the ending isn't what you would think.  I was totally not ready for the ending, didn't see that one coming.  The good thin is, that is a sequill to this book due out in 2017.  So I'll be looking forward to it coming out next year.  I give this book 5.....

This book is for 1 of my reading challenges...
52 Books in 52 Weeks


Fire Storm - Andrew Lane

Product Description(
In Fire Storm by Andrew Lane, young Sherlock's friend and her father have vanished. Their house looks as if nobody has ever lived in it; the neighbors claim never to have heard of them. Sherlock begins to doubt his sanity, until a clever clue points him to Scotland. Following that clue leads him into a mystery that involves kidnapping, bodysnatchers, and a man who claims he can raise the dead. Only the budding detective Sherlock can untangle the mind-bending--and dangerous--puzzles that ensnare his friends. Think you know Sherlock Holmes? Think again! 
Series: Sherlock Holmes: The Legend Begins (Book 4) 
Hardcover: 352 pages 
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) (October 1, 2013) 
Language: English 
ISBN-10: 0374323119 
ISBN-13: 978-0374323110

MY THOUGHTS:  As usual I started a series in the wrong place.  Now I have to go back to the beginning.  But this is also a really good Stand Alone book.  If you love a good mystery, this one is really good.  This is about young Sherlock Holmes.  And he is looking for some dear friends that have come up missing.  He runs into a lot of people that wants information that only Sherlock has.  But Sherlock isn't sharing.  As Sherlock and his friends go searching for his missing friends, they run into a lot of villains.  They have to out think them and get ahead of them.   With Sherlock's uncanny way of thinking, they find the clues and find their friends, but they have to get away from all the villains.  Do they make it back to London?  Read the book, it's really good.  I give this book.....

This book is for 1 of my reading challenges....
Monthly Keyword Challenge

Thursday, October 6, 2016


Against the Wild - Kat Martin

Product Description(
Where the men are as bold and untamed as America's last wilderness

It's been three years since Lane Bishop tragically lost her fiancé, and she's finally ready to risk her heart on someone else. The hot look in Dylan Brodie's eyes says he's going to be that man.

But when Lane flies to the remote 1930's fishing lodge to help him renovate, she discovers a little girl who won't speak, eerie legends and strange sounds in the night. And when she investigates the history of the lodge, she uncovers a legacy of injustice and murder.

As danger stalks his daughter and the woman he is coming to love, Dylan must risk everything to uncover the shocking truth. 
Series: The Brodies Of Alaska 
Mass Market Paperback: 368 pages 
Publisher: Zebra; Reissue edition (May 27, 2014) 
Language: English 
ISBN-10: 1420133829 
ISBN-13: 978-1420133820

MY THOUGHTS:  This is the second book I've read from this series and of course not in order.  But each one is a good stand alone book.  So don't let that hold you back from reading these books.  This one involves Dylan Brodie.  He has a little girl, Emily, that has been traumatized by her mother leaving them and on top of that her mother is killed in an auto accident.  Dylan has closed his heart off, thinking he would never find love again.  Then he runs into Lane.  Lane is an Interior Designer who has come to renovate Dylan's Lodge.  While they chase down someone who is haunting the lodge and a murderer, Dylan and Lane fall in love, but don't want to admit it to each other for fear of getting hurt.  Do they stay together?  Does Emily ever talk?  You'll have to read the book to find out.  I give this book 5....

Sunday, October 2, 2016


The Woman in the Photo - Mary Hogan

Product Description(
In this compulsively-readable historical novel, from the author of the critically-acclaimed Two Sisters, comes the story of two young women—one in America’s Gilded Age, one in scrappy modern-day California—whose lives are linked by a single tragic afternoon in history.
1888: Elizabeth Haberlin, of the Pittsburgh Haberlins, spends every summer with her family on a beautiful lake in an exclusive club. Nestled in the Allegheny Mountains above the working class community of Johnstown, Pennsylvania, the private retreat is patronized by society’s elite. Elizabeth summers with Carnegies, Mellons, and Fricks, following the rigid etiquette of her class. But Elizabeth is blessed (cursed) with a mind of her own. Case in point: her friendship with Eugene Eggar, a Johnstown steel mill worker. And when Elizabeth discovers that the club’s poorly maintained dam is about to burst and send 20 million tons of water careening down the mountain, she risks all to warn Eugene and the townspeople in the lake’s deadly shadow.
Present day: On her eighteenth birthday, genetic information from Lee Parker’s closed adoption is unlocked. She also sees an old photograph of a genetic relative—a 19th Century woman with hair and eyes likes hers—standing in a pile of rubble from an ecological disaster next to none other than Clara Barton, the founder of the American Red Cross. Determined to identify the woman in the photo and unearth the mystery of that captured moment, Lee digs into history. Her journey takes her from California to Johnstown, Pennsylvania, from her present financial woes to her past of privilege, from the daily grind to an epic disaster. Once Lee’s heroic DNA is revealed, will she decide to forge a new fate?
Paperback: 432 pages 
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks (June 14, 2016) 
Language: English 
ISBN-10: 006238693X 
ISBN-13: 978-0062386939

MY THOUGHTS:  This is my book club's choice for September.  This is a really awesome book, I really enjoyed reading it.  If you love to read about history, this is a great book that takes you back to 1888, Johnstown, Pennsylvania for the great flood.  There is a historical person in the book also, Clara Barton, who started the American Red Cross.  It jumps between 1888 to present day with ease, the story line just follows the past and the present wonderfully.  I give this book 5....

This book is also for 1 of my reading challenges......
Women's Fiction Challenge