Posts Tagged: Christmas

The Christmas Joy Ride by Melody Carlson

The Christmas Joy Ride by Melody Carlson

November 13, 2015 2015, B, book rating, Goodreads, holidays, New Author Challenge, Read-a-Thons, Reading Challenges, reviews 4

The Christmas Joy Ride by Melody Carlson Series: None Genre: Christmas Fiction (Inspirational) Setting: On the road between Chicago and Arizona Published by Revell Format: e-Arc (Release Date: Sep 1, 2015) –I received a review copy of this book from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review. The opinions stated here are entirely my own. 176 pages Grade: B Synopsis: Miranda did not put adventure on her Christmas list, but thanks to her eighty-five-year-old neighbor Joy, that’s exactly what she’s getting this year. When Joy tells Miranda that she plans to drive an old RV decked out in Christmas decorations from their Chicago neighborhood to her new retirement digs in… Read more »

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Ho-Ho-Ho Read-a-Thon

Ho-Ho-Ho Read-a-Thon

November 7, 2015 2015, Read-a-Thons 6

The Ho-Ho-H0Read-a-Thonis hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer and Jennifer @ The Book Shelfery. December is one of my favorite times of the year and I really like reading holiday themed books set in the winter. I love sitting by my fire on a cold winter day reading and love reading about that, too! Kimba and Jennifer host a fun Read-a-Thon and I enjoyed participating last year. There are challenges, a Twitter party (Tuesday, Nov 17 @ 7p.m. EST), a twitter hashtag (#HoHoHoRAT) and prizes. I have trouble participating in some of these things. I’m always torn between reading and participating, because I seldom get a book read during… Read more »

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The Last Chance Christmas Ball by Putney, Beverley, Bourne, Rice, Cornick, Elliott, Gracie & King

The Last Chance Christmas Ball by Putney, Beverley, Bourne, Rice, Cornick, Elliott, Gracie & King

October 15, 2015 2015, book rating, C+, Goodreads, NetGalley, Reading Challenges, reviews 4

The Last Chance Christmas Ball by Mary Jo Putney, Jo Beverley, Joanna Bourne, Patricia Rice, Nicola Cornick, Cara Elliott, Anne Gracie, Susan King Series: None Genre: Historical Romance Setting: Great Britain, 1815 Published by Kensington Format: e-Arc (Release Date: Sep 29, 2015) –I received a review copy of this book from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review. The opinions stated here are entirely my own. 320 pages Grade: C+ Synopsis: Christmas 1815. Upstairs and downstairs, Holbourne Hall is abuzz with preparations for a grand ball to celebrate the year’s most festive—and romantic—holiday. For at the top of each guest’s wish list is a last chance to find true… Read more »

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Named of the Dragon by Susanna Kearsley

Named of the Dragon by Susanna Kearsley

October 6, 2015 2015, A-, book rating, Cloak & Dagger Mystery Reading Challenge, Goodreads, NetGalley, Reading Challenges, reviews 2

Named of the Dragon by Susanna Kearsley Series: None Genre: Historical Fiction (romance, mystery, suspense) Setting: Wales (United Kingdom) Published by Sourcebook, 2015 (originally published July 13, 1998) Format: e-Arc (Release Date: Oct 6, 2015) –I received a review copy of this book from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review. The opinions stated here are entirely my own. 336 pages Grade: A- Synopsis: The invitation to spend Christmas in Angle, on the Pembrokeshire coast, is one that Lyn Ravenshaw is only too happy to accept. To escape London and the pressures of her literary agency is temptation enough, but the prospect of meeting Booker Prize nominee James Swift –… Read more »

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Fall 2015 TBR books

Fall 2015 TBR books

September 22, 2015 2015, Top Ten Tuesday 12

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme I take part in when I can think up answers! It’s a great meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish blog. Every week they suggest a new book-related topic. It’s not only fun to think about my list, but to read what other people come up with! This week we talk about the Fall books we want to read. I haven’t kept my list to 10 books. . . I just couldn’t lol. So I have added books on my actual TBR list, books for Fall challenges, anticipated books for Fall and NetGalley books. Nearly 20 books! My TBR list books to… Read more »

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Review: A Killer’s Christmas in Wales by Elizabeth J. Duncan

Review: A Killer’s Christmas in Wales by Elizabeth J. Duncan

December 22, 2014 2014, book rating, C+, Goodreads, reviews 3

A Killer’s Christmas in Wales by Elizabeth J. Duncan Series: Penny Brannigan #3 Genre: Mystery (cozy) Published by Minotaur Books Library book 274 pages Grade: C+ Synopsis: As the townsfolk of the Welsh valley town of Llanelen settle in for the snowiest winter in twenty-five years, an American stranger arrives. Harry Saunders charms the ladies, one of them in particular: Evelyn Lloyd, the town’s former postmistress, who was left comfortably off after the death of her husband. After Mrs. Lloyd invests a good deal of money with him, Harry goes missing, as does her money. His body is soon discovered outside the walls of Conwy Castle, and Mrs. Lloyd is implicated… Read more »

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Sunday Post: Dec 21

Sunday Post: Dec 21

December 21, 2014 2014, Sunday Post 8

The Sunday Post is a meme hosted by Kimba at Caffeinated Book Reviewer. I like this meme because it gives me an opportunity to take a look back at last week and forward to next week in both my personal life and my blog and book life! I also like to see what other people are doing and what books everyone is reading. This is a great meme to take part in every week and I thank Kimba for hosting it!   Last Week Home & blog Both my husband and I were busy. He’s really busy at work now, but we also got a lot done around the house… Read more »

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Sunday Post: Dec 14

Sunday Post: Dec 14

December 14, 2014 2014, Sunday Post 13

The Sunday Post is a meme hosted by Kimba at Caffeinated Book Reviewer. I like this meme because it gives me an opportunity to take a look back at last week and forward to next week in both my personal life and my blog and book life! I also like to see what other people are doing and what books everyone is reading. This is a great meme to take part in every week and I thank Kimba for hosting it!   Last Week Home & blog I finally started feeling better. Yay! I worked on Christmas cards and got involved making shaker cards (cards with clear acrylic on the… Read more »

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TBR Review: A Regency Christmas II by Putney, Mills, Balogh, Kelly & Walsh

TBR Review: A Regency Christmas II by Putney, Mills, Balogh, Kelly & Walsh

November 19, 2014 2014, B, book rating, Goodreads, Read-a-Thons, Reading Challenges, Short fiction review, TBR Pile 1

  A Regency Christmas II Five Stories by Mary Jo Putney, Anita Mills, Mary Balogh, Carla Kelly, Sheila Walsh Series: None Genre: Historical Romance (Christmas) Published by Signet, 1990 Paperback, purchased 347 pages Overall grade: B Synopsis: This warm and delightful collection brings together five all-new stories of Christmas by some of the most beloved and highly acclaimed Regency authors. Written especially for the new edition, these delightful tales capture the spirit of Christmas ritual and tradition, its hopes and heartbreaks, its joys and passions. These are stories that reflect happy reunions and homecomings, the fun and festivities, the pleasures of giving, and, of course, the love and goodwill that… Read more »

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Review: The Heart of Christmas by Brenda Novak

Review: The Heart of Christmas by Brenda Novak

November 7, 2014 2014, book rating, C+, Goodreads, Reading Challenges, reviews 0

The Heart of Christmas by Brenda Novak Series: Whiskey River Creek #7 Genre: Contemporary Romance Published by Harlequin MIRA, 2014 E-book, purchased 384 pages Grade: C+ Synopsis: Eve Harmon has always enjoyed Christmas, but this year it reminds her of everything she doesn’t have. Almost all her friends are married now, and that’s what Eve wants, too. Love. A husband and kids of her own. But the B and B she manages, and even Whiskey Creek, the small Gold Country town where she was born and raised, suddenly seem…confining.  Eve’s worried that her future will simply be a reflection of her past. There’s no one in the area she could… Read more »

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