Friday, August 30, 2013

Love Finds You in Daisy, OklahomaLove Finds You in Daisy, Oklahoma by Janice Hanna
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Love Finds YOU in Daisy Oklahoma by Janice Hanna

I must confess I love to read these LOVE YOU?

There was an orphanage in Daisy with the most unruly children that I have ever heard of.  The Sheriff Gene Wyatt and his wife had taken two of the boys to raise and not long after he lost his wife and the boys became the worst of the lot of them.  The whole town was against having the orphanage there because the children were so mischevious, they thought sure they would take over the town, have you ever heard the likes of this?
It seems all that come to take care of the orphange soon leave, not being able to handle the children...until Rena came to town.
Rena had lived with her brother and felt God leading her to care for the children here in Oklahoma so she applied and got the job.  She felt sure LOVE would conquer all.
Come read this wonderful adventure of how she helps the children,the town and herself too as life unfolds in Daisy, Oklahoma..

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Monday, August 26, 2013

Rebellious Heart

Rebellious Heart by Jody Hedlund
Coming September 2013!

In 1763 Massachusetts, Susanna Smith has grown up with everything she’s ever wanted, except one thing: an education.
Because she’s a female, higher learning has been closed to her, but her quick mind and quicker tongue never back down from a challenge. She’s determined to put her status to good use, reaching out to the poor and deprived. And she knows when she marries well, she will be able to continue her work with the less fortunate.
Ben Ross grew up a farmer’s son and has nothing to his name but his Harvard education. A poor country lawyer, he doesn’t see how he’ll be able to fulfill his promise to make his father proud of him. When family friends introduce him to the Smith family, he’s drawn to quick-witted Susanna but knows her family expects her to marry well. When Susanna’s decision to help an innocent woman no matter the cost crosses with Ben’s growing disillusionment with their British rulers, the two find themselves bound together in what quickly becomes a very dangerous fight for justice.

  I have read many books by this author and am ready for this next one, she takes facts and turns them into a wonderful fiction book that we love to read and learn ...thank you Jody

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Brides of the Storm (Galveston Hurricane Mystery, #2)Brides of the Storm by Amanda Albright Still
What happens when a wife shows up on your wedding day to her husband?
Early 1900's Bride
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Book #2 Galveston Hurricane Mystery, Brides of the Storm by Amanda Albright Still

I am enjoying the antics of Dash and her "Mr Barker" as they stumble on and around the mystery lurking on Galveston Island after the big storm of 1900.  It has been a year and yet the island still has work going on to rebuild the many homes that were destroyed.  So many lives were lost they dont know the true number of them.

Dash has taken in two little girls that lost their parents and they are now "Her daughters" who have her heart.  I think Mr Barker is a little in awe of that...
He claims he does not know women but they sure seem to have their eye on him.  He seems to always know what to do in a situation and "Dash" follows along feeling safe and secure.

This book tells of the wealthy Wingates, or are they?  Winnie is getting ready to wed when the first Mrs returns, one all considered dead after the storm and no word of her for the past year...
You won't want to miss finding out what she did and where she was, another mystery to solve.

Adventure, romance, history, this book tells a wonderful story...
I am anxious to see book #3

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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Echoes of the Storm (Galveston Hurricane Mystery, #1)Echoes of the Storm by Amanda Albright Still
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is "A Galveston Hurricane Mystery" called Echoes of the Storm by Amanda Albright #1

From the beginning of this story when Daria Gallagher remembers so much that happened from the big 1900 storm that devastated the island and so many lives were lost, I found this character to be one I wanted to know more about...she felt so many emotions as she remembered the waters rising and the homes tumbling off their footings.  So much death and the smells of it.
Now she has been summoned to the morgue to see a body that has come in with minimal clothing and a card with Miss Gallagher's  name on it in her hand.  Who can this be? she rushes in to be told she must have a man with her to view the body..rules.
Her husband is dead in the storm many are gone, who can go with her, then she remembers her landlord who is also a detective Mr Barker, she will ask him to help her.
I liked Mr Barker immediately, his good looks and the way he takes a liking to help miss Gallagher and they seem to always be doing just that throughout the story.  He helping her or she helping him, I yearn to see a romance between them but usually it is just business.
The author has put a great mystery about a casket and wealth and power by a evil don't want to miss reading this one.
I am anxious to read the next book by this author "Brides of the Storm",  Thanks Amanda for a good read to enjoy

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Wednesday, August 7, 2013

We find Anna getting dressed for her wedding to Boney at the beginning of this new series by Mona Hodgson "Prairie Song" book #1

soon Mama comes in to take the very nervous daughter downstairs, but..Anna is having second thoughts, her stomach feels like there is a herd of elephants roaming around in it..can she marry her friend without the passion she longs for?
When Boney sees her at the doorway he loses his breath at the sight of his lovely Anna but he also sees the nervousness in her eyes and she beckons him to come to her, he knows there is a problem.  They step outside to talk and when he returns all he says to the group gathered to view a wedding..."Thank you for coming to share in our merriment but Anna and I have decided NOT to wed at this time".
There are many things to learn in reading this story Mona Hodgson has for us, #1 would be Not to marry in haste.  
The wagon train will soon depart and Anna wonders if she will be able to find the friendship with Boney they had, after refusing to marry him.  She has other things to be concerned about also as her Mother has began drinking to excess since the loss of her beloved son, those on the wagon train must not know of this.
Many folks started on this journey to have a new beginning and Anna's family is among them.  Caleb Reger, guarding secrets from his past plans to stay far away from Anna as he feels she has done Boney wrong.  
Led by a pillar of Hope this group will face many dangers and rough terrain that will take its toil on the group.
New friendships will be made along the way,Caleb seems to run into Anna at every turn and soon they too find a closeness that no one would have thought would come between them.
Unexpected things along the way will make the group stronger as they go from day to day walking along their wagons as they make little progress as each day rolls into another and the months and the changing scenes knit them into a family of sorts.
You will want to read this new series Hearts Seeking Home by Mona Hodgson soon as it now available to the public...grab your book #1 Prairie Song and settle back for a yarn you won't want to end and will be yearning for the next book to make its debut too.

I have just returned from a wonderful trip to Ky along with my brother Ken and his wife Wanda...visited sister Bonnie and other family there then took Bonnie with us on short trip to Macanaw island in Michigan.  this was a informitive and happy occasion for us..none had been there and got to see two of the Great Lakes, Lake Huron and Lake Michigan.  beautiful waters so clear and a color of blue-green....we toured by horse and carriage on the island no cars allowed and went over by ferry that seemed to literally fly across the waters with water spewing up over the sides high into the air....what a day.
enjoyed the shops and viewing all there, little chilly with lot of wind but enjoyable anyway, stopped for coffee in morning and lunch afternoon then back to the inland to enjoy the sights in Macanaw City, impressive trip all around..met folks from Ky and one that even grew up and went to school with Paula Dean a special lady who lives in Savannah Ga near where I live in Ga....
we took pics and want to share a few...

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