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Thursday, May 13, 2010
Match Made in Court by Janice Kay Johnson.
Part of the “Suddenly a Parent” mini-series
Super Romance 1620
Linnea Sorenson always played second fiddle to her brother Finn, but when he is accused of killing his wife Tess, she takes his 6 year old daughter into her home. Nothing about this is easy, she is often at odds with her parents and brother.
She is challenged for custody from Tess’s brother Matt and when they are awarded joint custody the sparks start to fly. Her family hates him, and he is none to fond of the them either. Even with all of this animosity, he starts to care deeply for Linnea. Will she return his feelings?
This is a great story about what makes a family and what we would do for those we love.
Janice Kay Johnson is a great author, I love the pacing of her stories and she comes up with some great plots. Super Romance is my favorite Harlequin imprint. I love the stories of love and family; they are just as good, if not better than most single title romances.
Saturday, July 4, 2009
Here is my June reading list. Sad list that it is.
1. No Time For Goodbye- Linwood Barclay. This is a suspense/mystery book. I know it sounds cliche but I could not put this one down. I like that the story was told from the point of view of the husband, I think it kept the the suspense high. I recommended this one to my Mother, the librarian and she loved it too.
2. A Secret Rage- Charlaine Harris. Very early Charlaine Harris mystery, nothing as good as the Sookie series, or even the Lily Bard series, but still a good read. Not a happy story by any means, but still worth a read.
3. Delicious- Sherry Thomas. I am becoming a fan girl for Sherry Thomas. I really enjoyed Delicous and these books have renewed my interest in historicals.
4. The Influence- Ramsay Campbell. About once a year I get in the mood for a horror story. Not just Stephen King who I would read anytime, but a really intense, scary, keep you up at night horror story. This was not it.
5. The Price of Pleasure- Kresley Cole. A book about a girl shipwrecked on an island? The LOST fan in me just had to read this book. Of cousrse this is historical romance,not strange mysterious t.v. show, but I was game. This books started really strong for me. I loved the scenes on the island and the thrill of the chase was fun, but about halfway through I just started getting bored. Mostly I wanted to beat the hero with a clue stick. Still not a bad read, certainly not the worst I have read this year.
6. 84, Charing Cross Road- Helene Hanff. I am an Anglophile, so I grabbed this book as soon as I got it in. It is short but very sweet. Over the course of 20 years the author had a correspondence with the employees of a rare bookstore in London. Originally she sends an inquiry to this store looking for some English literature that she cannnot find stateside. Her main correspondent was a man named Frank Doel and he kept her in books for the next two decades. Very quick read, but will stay with me for sometime.
Friday, May 8, 2009
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
I have had a semi-busy month reading though. I managed to stick to my plan to read as many RITA nominees as I could. A few of them I started but couldn't get into so I won't even list them here.
These are the ones I finished.
1. Private Arrangements by Sherry Thomas. I had heard the raves about this book, but had put off reading it because I hate it when books don't live up to the hype. This book really lives up to all the praise heaped upon it. I loved it. It sparked my interest in historicals again and that is a huge accomplishment.
2. Last Minute Proposal by Jessica Hart. A sweet, quick read. I am not sure it will be in my brain for months to come, or if it is a keeper, but it was enjoyable.
3. Out of Time by Samantha Graves. Some good romance and adventure. Would have liked a little more paranormal in the story, but it still felt well balanced. I want to read the first book in the series and I will be looking for more books by her in the future.
4. Twin Targets by Jessica Andersen. I have to admit, I have never enjoyed any of the Harlequin Intrigue books that I have read. This one was no different. I don't know if it is the "intrigue" part or what. I finished it, but I skimmed a big portion of the end. I really wanted to like it because the first chapter was wonderful, it just didn't hold my attention.
5. The Darkest Night by Gena Showalter. How much of a drama queen does it make me to state that I am totally in love with this book and would marry it if it were legal to do so??? This is my first Showalter book, and I swear to God I am on the verge of becoming a fan girl. Sigh.
6. Moonstruck by Susan Grant. Everything I said about the Showalter book applies to this book as well. I am so glad I have three more Susan Grant books on my TBR pile.
7. Penance by Sharon Sala (Short story from the Aftershock anthology) Would have been a cute story except the heroine was a little whiny for my taste. She had good reason to be I suppose, but it still annoyed me.
8. Not Another Bad Date by Rachel Gibson. I like Gibson's books a lot and this one was no different. I skimmed a bit, only when they were talking about football, but on a whole it is a very good read.
I might read a few more before the RITA awards are announced, but for now I want to go back to the paranormal worlds of Grant and Showalter. *fan girl squees*
Monday, April 6, 2009
I loved Private Arrangements and can certainly see what all the hype is about. The characters were very flawed, but at least they knew that about themselves. I am very glad I finally read it, I think it might be a keeper.
I only have about 14 of the nominated books in my bag, but I am hoping to read each and every one of them.