Sunday, January 29, 2012

An Amish WeddingAn Amish Wedding by Beth Wiseman

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

A Perfect Plan" by Beth Wiseman

Out of the three this was my favorite.

Priscilla King has been planning to marry Chester Lapp since she was sixteen years old and as the wedding approaches she gets the hick up and things seem to go wrong. This is how she deals with these obstaclesa and seeks God to confirm that she is doing the right things. Very enjoyeable.

"The Perfect Match" by Kathleen Fuller

Naomi Fisher has great luck in matchmaking for others, now she hopes to find love herself when Chester's cousin shows up. But will she allow the obstalces to stand in her way of love?

"The Perfect Secret" by Kelly Long

Rose agrees to marry Like not out of love but out of friendships, she realizes that this is not the right reason to marry. She then learns who the real Luke is.

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One Perfect WordOne Perfect Word by Debbie Macomber

My rating: 1 of 5 stars

I have very much enjoyed her other books One Simple Act and God’s Guest List.

This one not so much, I tried I really tried to read it but it just didn't hold my interst, I like the concept of a word a year but reading about hers just didn't hold my interest.

I will tray again - maybe later in the year but for now. My rating stands.

I highly recomend her other books though.

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An Amish Family ReunionAn Amish Family Reunion by Mary Ellis

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This book brings back the family from Mary Ellis' previous books.

This is also the story of Phoebe and Eli. Phoebe convinces her parents to go on a trip to New York where she meets Eli. They decide to work on a children's book together, where he tells the story and she draws the pictures. There are many obstacles and as both are loners try to put a relationship together. I love how the library plays a part in this book.

Besides this story, I will honestly say I got confused on who everyone else was and where they related to the story, to me it jumped around a lot and I had a hard time following it sometimes. But it was great to catch up with all her past characters.

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Monday, January 23, 2012

Dining with Joy (Lowcountry Romance)Dining with Joy by Rachel Hauck

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Joy, who is the host of a TV show called Dining with Joy, can not cook. I mean she can not cook, she can not make toast, boil water, nothing.

She has her staff sworn to not say anything - well as you can image this book is about how everyone finds out and the consquences of that.

I enjoyed this book, there was a little dragging right after the middle but I got sucked back in and enjoyed it.

Joy, is living with her mom, raising her 2 nieces (while her brother and his wife figure out life (a rushed happily ever after at the end of the book)and being the star of the TV show.

The show is sold and the new producer sees things differently including bringing in a very cute sexy hot male co star.

This is Joy's story, the story of her mom and the neighbor (not really sure why that is there - unnecessary to me), the story of Luke, the story of the nieces - so as you can see it is the story of many. Too many? Maybe

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Thursday, January 19, 2012

Hearts in Darkness of Laura Kaye

So I have been seeing recent reviews for this book and got intrigued. Glad I did! Bought it this morning and couldn't wait to get started. Had to leave the other book I was reading and start this one. Going to yoga today was super hard since I had just started this.

I loved the premise, loved the uncertainty of the characters and just the whole thing. Ate it up really fast. Wished there were more of hers that I wanted to read but I am not a huge fan of paranormal romance which sucks. I think I will give it a shot though because of how much I loved this short story. The first one I have really really enjoyed in a long time. Great read!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Her Restless Heart (Stitches In Time Series #1)Her Restless Heart by Barbara Cameron

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Well I thought this was part of a series but the title says it is the first. Barbara has mentioned some of the people is this book in prvious books but in no way, shape or form does it take away from this story.

Mary Katherine has moved out of her parents home and lives with her grandmother. She and her father seemed to have a few issues. While living with her grandmother she works at her grandmother's quilt shop with her cousins - Anna and Naomi.

Her friend, Jacob, starts to show an interest in her but she is not interested. She thinks the English world looks appealing. She makes it very clear to Jacob they can only be friends. Then others come into the picture, jealously breaks out and things change.

Mary Katherine also has to deal with going back home and taking care of her mother when her mother becomes ill.

There is a lot of growth in Mary Katherine in this book and I am guessing the next one will deal with the cousins and we caught a few glipses of things to examine going forward.

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20 Most Asked Questions About the Amish & Mennonites (People's Place Book, No 1)20 Most Asked Questions About the Amish & Mennonites by Merle Good

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Enjoyable quick easy read to learn a little more about Amish and Mennonites.

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Sunday, January 15, 2012

Sex, Lies and SurveillanceSex, Lies and Surveillance by Stephanie Julian

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This was my first book by this author. I found her by accident and was challenged to read a book by a new author this month and this one seemed interesting. I read it, but it was not something I would necessarily seek out again. It seemed like the 1st in a series and I will keep an eye out to see if there are any more. However, I do not plan on reading the other paranormal romance by Stephanie.

I did make it through, enjoyed the story. The characters were alright, I enjoyed the hero but I do not feel like there was much character depth. It was an ok book but nothing I am really interested in searching out again.

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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Always the Designer, Never the BrideAlways the Designer, Never the Bride by Sandra D. Bricker

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is part of a series of books by Sandra but you most definately do not need to read them in order. Each stands alone but does bring the other couples from her other books into the story.

This is Audrey's story. Audrey, is a struggling designer and has designed her best friend, Carley's wedding dress. She flies to Atlanta to be the maid of honor at the wedding. There she meets John Robert and as much as she tries she likes him.

There are many things that happen in this book - all are entaining and cute. Plus there is a bonus of recipes at the end of some chapter, at other chapters there are facts.

Another good read by Sandra.

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Saturday, January 7, 2012

A Simple Winter: A Seasons of Lancaster NovelA Simple Winter: A Seasons of Lancaster Novel by Rosalind Lauer

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I really enjoyed this book.

Remy, who works for her father at the Post, meets an Amish man, Adam on the train. He is returning to Lancaster County after the death of his parents, to take over raising his 10 siblings.

They strike up a conversation and once they go their seperate ways - Remy pitches his story to the paper. The paper send her to Lancaster Country for a follow up to the murder of Adam's parents.

Afraid of how Adam will react to her being a reporter she friends the family and ends up stranded with them for a few days due to a horrible storm.

While there they fall in love but once Adam learns the truth - can he forgive her.....

Read to the book to find out what happens next.

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