Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Monday, December 29, 2008
Finished another book in the Monk series. This one takes place in France, Natalie blackmails him into going to Paris for a little vacation. But of course, Mr. Monk can never take a vacation...mysteries just have a way of finding him. It's a gift and a curse. ;)
The first part of this book was a little slow to me but by the time I got to Chapter 13 it picked up and turned into a very good read. I loved it when Mr. Monk and Natalie went to a restaurant that was in total darkness. I discovered that I have a little Monk in me because I was thinking the same things he was concerning the restaurant.
If you have read any of the Monk books or if you love the show than I highly recommend these books. This one may have been a little slow to me in the beginning but all in all it was a good book and I enjoyed reading it. I'm giving Mr. Monk is Miserable 3 1/2 out of five stars.
Friday, December 26, 2008
Things get really complicated for Dominique when she finds herself not only becoming attached to the Admiral's young son but realizes that she has also fallen for the Admiral.
I really enjoyed this book and highly recommend it. It was one of those books that kept me up reading too late because I just couldn't put it down. So I'm giving The Falcon and the Sparrow four out of five stars.
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Monday, December 22, 2008
Did you finish reading all the books on your fall reading list? If not, why not? I didn't finish all the books that I listed on my original list because some books I started and just couldn't finish and towards the end I didn't feel like reading the books I had left so I ended up picking something else to read.
Did you stick to your original goals or did you change your list as you went along? My original goal was to see if I could read 12 books during the challenge and I did! I wanted to try and read all books that had been sitting in my TBR pile for a loooong time but while I did read quit a few I still ended up reading some newer books.
What was your favorite book that you read this fall? Least favorite? Why? My favorite book that I read this fall would be The Tale of Hawthorn House by Susan Wittig Albert. I love this series, The Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter. They are cozy mysteries and oh so cozy! Love 'em! If you enjoy cozy mysteries, love animals, and are a kid at heart then you need to check out this series. It's the best. My least favorite book would probably have to be The Baker's Fatal Dozen by Lisa Harris. I just couldn't get into it for some reason. It was the second book in a series and I hadn't read the first book so that might have been part of my problem.
Did you discover a new author or genre this fall? Did you love them? Not love them? I actually did discover a new author, Kirsten Heitzmann. I read The Edge of Recall this fall and loved it. Looking forward to reading other books by her.
What was your favorite thing about the Fall Into Reading challenge? That I had a really good excuse to read instead of doing the laundry or washing dishes. "But, honey, I'm trying to read 12 books this fall!" ;)
Would you like to participate in another challenge here this spring? Absolutely! :D
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Monday, December 8, 2008
Having fled in disgrace two years earlier, she finally has found a satisfying role in the Englischer world, as well as love with Martin Palmer, a man with whom she can safely entrust her heart. But almost immediately after her arrival in Owl’s Perch, the disapproval of those who ostracized her reopens old wounds.
As Hannah is thrown together with former fiancé Paul Waddell to work for her sister Sarah’s mental health, unexpected truths surface about the events during Hannah’s absence, and she faces an agonizing decision. Will she choose the Englischer world and the man who restored her hope, or will she heed the call to return to the Plain Life—and perhaps to her first love?
This intriguing final novel in the Sisters of the Quilt series is richly textured with authentic details drawn from the author’s real-life connections with Amish Mennonite and Old Order Amish families.
Author Bio: Cindy Woodsmall is a best-selling author, who has garnered strong praise for the first two novels in the Sisters of the Quilt series. When the Heart Cries was a finalist for the ECPA Novel of the Year in 2007 and received the Reviewer’s Choice Award from the Road to Romance website. When the Morning Comes was named among the Best Books of 2007 for Crossings Book Club. Cindy lives in Georgia with her husband of thirty years.
Angie here: I knew this book was the last one is a series but once I started reading it I knew I needed to read the other two and after having read the first chapter I really want to too! :) I just looked on amazon and if you have an Amazon Kindle they have all three books you can go here to check it out. If you don't have the Kindle you can check out this book at Amazon or CBD. Happy Reading!