Thursday, September 3, 2015

Three Days to Forever by Lauren Carr (Review and Giveaway!)

Three Days to Forever by Lauren Carr
Acorn Book Services
ISBN: 978-0692353844
Published January 2015
Trade paperback, 438 pages

My Review:
Reviewed by Laura Fabiani

Three Days to Forever is a fast-paced, non-stop action-packed thriller with lovable characters, interspersed moments of humor and some jaunty romance. Phew! What a ride.

This is the first time I read a novel by international best-selling author Lauren Carr. And although this is the 9th book in the Mac Faraday Mystery series, it can be read as a stand-alone. Carr made sure to include the cast of characters and their connection to one another at the start of the book. Smart move because it truly helped me to remember who was who.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Daughters of the Lake by Jane Riddell

Daughters of the Lake by Jane Riddell
ISBN: 0993171400
Published: November 28, 2014
Kindle edition, 269 pages

Book description:

Daughters of the Lake is a contemporary family drama set in Switzerland. Madalena invites her four adult children to celebrate her hotel's fortieth anniversary, unaware of their tensions and secrets. As the day of the celebration approaches, confused emotions take hold, and the occasion goes badly wrong. Set against a backdrop of mountains and lakes, this is a story of love, betrayal and family conflict.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Mailbox Monday for August 31

Mailbox Monday was created by Marcia who now blogs at To Be Continued. It is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week. Mailbox Monday now has a permanent home on its blog. Link up to share your MM.

It's been a long time since I posted an MM post. I miss doing the rounds and seeing what everyone has received and is currently reading. I'm going to have to play catch up this week while my kids start school. :-)

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Heart Dancing by Kathryn Eriksen (Book spotlight and giveaway)

Heart Dancing: A Story Alchemy Adventure by Kathryn Eriksen
Infinite Joy Publishing
ISBN: 978-0990849728
Published: Nov 2014
Trade paperback, 249 pages

Book Description:
What if your heart stops dancing?

Brian, his wife Christine and their 14 year-old daughter, Savanna, are a typical American family. Their lives begin to unravel when a dark secret from their past threatens to destroy them. Divorce seems imminent unless they discover a miracle.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Mind Over Bullies: A Mob Forms by D.K. Smith (Review and Giveaway)

Mind Over Bullies: A Mob Forms by D.K. Smith
Khamicom Publishing
ISBN: 978-1511825634
Published Aug 2015
Trade paperback, 378 pages

My Review:
Reviewed by Laura Fabiani

This YA novel with the eye-catching book cover is a fast-paced, action-packed and emotionally stirring read from beginning to end. We begin with an elaborate counterfeiting plot that involves teens and weaves itself throughout the story about a group of kids who take on a superhero role and decide to take action against bullying.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Hello, My Love! by E Journey (Review and Giveaway)

Hello, My Love! by E Journey
Sojourner Books
ISBN: 978-0996247412
Published Dec 1, 2013
Trade paperback, 330 pages

My Review:
Reviewed by Laura Fabiani

I'm not one to read many romance novels. I did plenty of that in my youth, but once in a while I like to delve into a good romance. Hello, My Love! is the first book in the Between Two Worlds series by E Journey.

This was a good romance story that drew me in from the very beginning. Elise is a smart law student who is aiming at a good career. She doesn't trust men in general and especially rich men who have a different woman draped on their arm every night. She is independent but has a close relationship with her family and her roommate. She is a strong character who is likable because she is forthright and sensible, but alas, she too falls for the alpha male.