Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Book Review The Viscounts Bride

The Viscount's Bride
Title: The Viscount's Bride

Author: G. L. Snodgrass

Stars:‏ 4 out of 5

Review:
This is the first book by this author that I have had the pleasure to read even though she is an accomplished author with many titles to her credit. But I assure you it will not be the last. My attention was grabbed in the first chapter and held until the epilogue. The story has drama, love, a believable plot and a satisfactory ending. These items are all critical for a good historical romance. After reading the first two chapters of The Earl's Regret, included at the end, I have placed it on my to be read list.
I obtained this Kindle book from Amazon.
I gave this a four star rating.

Synopsis:
Sometimes, a woman needs a hero.

*** A steamy Regency Romance ***

Miss Caroline Jennings is facing a life of shame and poverty. She has lost everything. Her home, her father, and any chance of happiness. What is more? If her father’s secret is exposed. She will be known as the daughter of a traitor.

Surely, life cannot get much worse.

When a carriage accident throws her into the river. - fitting punishment for her father’s crimes. - She is tempted to allow herself to succumb. It is only the thought of her two younger sisters and the strong arms of her rescuer that keep her among the living.

Alexander Vessey, Viscount Beachmont, ex-soldier, and one of the richest men in Britain. A classic hero if she’d ever seen one. Big, strong, and commanding. Any woman’s heart would flutter like hers to be saved by him.

His heroics unfortunately have saved her for a life of loneliness and want.

However, when he offers her a marriage of convenience it seems the perfect solution to regain her life. The only danger she faces now is the possibility of losing her heart.

About the Author:

 G.L. Snodgrass

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Book Review: Silent Sentry

 Silent Sentry
Title: Silent Sentry


Author: Theresa Rizzo


Stars: 5 out of 5


Review:
  For a romantic suspense nut this book was perfect. Action packed, well research, characters who made since and didn't go outside the boundaries causing the readers to wonder what the author was thinking.
Nope this book is perfect for me.
I love the Mob history of Detroit area and keeping the story modern and up to date. I couldn't but this perfect blend of suspense, romance and action that I couldn't out the book down.
Two words to describes this book would be Perfect Blend.
AC from Netgalley and Theresa Rizzo


Synopsis:

Award-winning author Theresa Rizzo delivers a thrilling crime novel packed with suspense, romance, and redemption.

The Scarfilis and Donnatellis love deeply and protect fiercely. “Family takes care of family” is the code they live by.

So when a hacker threatens Gianna Donnatelli’s life, Dr. Joe Scarfili is determined to keep her safe, only he has no police or tech experience, and Gianna’s penchant for aiding Detroit’s underprivileged is the same kind of altruism that got his wife killed. Gianna protects Joe with the same unyielding resolve.

Gianna pushes all his insecurity buttons. Joe tries her patience like no other. But together they’ll fight to save each other and their love… Or die trying.


About The Author:
 Theresa Rizzo
Theresa Rizzo is an award-winning author who writes emotional stories that explore the complexity of relationships and families through real-life trials. Born and raised in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, she now lives outside of Boulder, Colorado with her husband of thirty-two years. 

Monday, May 23, 2016

Motherhood Monday Galactic Fruit War


This is how I feel every day after school I am in the middle of a Galactic Fruit War just to get my 9 year old son to eat fruit. Do not think for a second I haven't tried everything because I have.
Here us my list
1. Dip it in something yummy like chocolate, caramel, frosting, whipped cream, nutella, peanut butter, cheese. Name it I have tried it.
2. Try it in a smoothy. HAHAHAHAH now that was funny.
3. Bake it in something warm. HEHEHEHAHAHA even funnier
4. Try different types of fruit. Yup if I could even get him to take a bite I would. He looks at everything like I am going to poison him. 

We will keep battling until he decides what fruit he likes and finally eats it.

To all those mothers out there who can't get their kids to eat healthy. I hear ya sister and to all those moms who have those amazing kids who eat fruit. Rock on sista.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Summer has arrived! Help Me Please



Everyone is out of school and our month of June is filling up fast with fun activities, lots of visits to the local library not to mention the bookstore as well.  Thanks to my amazing reviewer Frank otherwise we would have a lot of empty days.

My kids are home for 7 weeks and than school starts up again July 25th.  3 out of the 4 will be in school and number 3 is super excited because she wants to be like her older sister so much.  Number 3 is reading but gets upset when she can't read the chapter books like Dork Diaries which her 1st grade sister is reading.  Thankfully number 2 loves to read out loud so she reads to her little sister every night before bed.

My oldest loves the Butt books. I am trying to get hims to read the James Patterson Middle school books even though he is only entering 5th grade. If you have a boy and don't mind the gross things they come up with this series is really funny.  My son will be reviewing his book soon.

http://www.amazon.com/Butt-Wars-Final-Conflict-Griffiths/dp/0439747503/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1464485120&sr=8-1&keywords=BUtt+Wars

My kids are excited to be review books this summer.  If you are interested in having a 1st graders, 4th grader and a preschools view your children's book than my kids are the ones for you.  My kids all read above grade level including my preschool is reading Level one books with a little help.


I have to mention I am having trouble saying No to people who send book request because every single one sounds amazing.

The one word I am not good at I am asking all authors to please have. Patience!! I will get those review to you I promise.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Book Review One O'clock Hustle

One O'Clock Hustle (Rebecca Mayfield #1)
Title: One O'clock Hustle

Author: Joanne Pence

Stars 4out of 5

Review:

An easy to read murder/romantic mystery that is sure to please those looking for a down to earth book. I found the main character (Rebecca Mayfield) to be a gutsy San Francisco homicide police inspector who is not afraid to take chances and bend the rules to almost the breaking point. She solves a difficult murder, or three, while also finding a bad boy romantic interest.
I enjoyed the book and gave it a four star rating. I would read other books in the series.
I obtained the book from Amazon in Kindle format.

Synopsis:
Homicide Inspector Rebecca Mayfield and Richie Amalfi were introduced in the Angie Amalfi mysteries, and they now have their own mystery series. This is their first full-length story.

When San Francisco Homicide Inspector Rebecca Mayfield arrives at the scene of a deadly shooting, she's shocked to find that the witnesses have caught the killer, and that he's someone she knows. Rebecca's a by-the-book detective, and she's always done her job according to the rules, without hesitation ... until Richie Amalfi comes back into her life.

Richie knows his way around everything and everyone in his city. When people say they "know a guy who knows a guy," Richie's the guy they're talking about. He can usually help people out of tight situations, but suddenly finds he can't get himself out of hot water when he's accused of murder.

Richie's on the run, and he runs straight to Rebecca to help him prove his innocence. From the nightclubs of North Beach to the scenic heights of Twin Peaks, dangers lurk and more deaths happen. As Rebecca discovers there's a lot more to Richie than she thought, and a lot more to like than she imagined, she soon fears not only for her life, but also her heart.
 

About The Author:
  Joanne Pence is a USA Today best-selling and award winning author of two mystery series, contemporary and historical romance, fantasy and thrillers. She is the author of the Angie Amalfi culinary mystery series, which is still in print after twenty years, and now has 15 books (the latest, COOKING SPIRITS was an April 2013 release), and a novella (Cook's Christmas Capers, Dec. 2013). She has just begun a new series, the Rebecca Mayfield mysteries. ONE O'CLOCK HUSTLE is the first full-length novel, and THE THIRTEENTH SANTA is a novella which shows how the two main characters met.

Joanne's books have won many awards and honors, including RWA's Golden Heart and Rita Award nominations, the Independent Book Seller's Golden Quill, the Daphne du Maurier award, the Willa Cather Literary Award in Historical Fiction (for DANCE WITH A GUNFIGHTER), and the Idaho Top Fiction Award for ANCIENT ECHOES.

Joanne was born and raised in San Francisco and now makes her home in the foothills of Boise. She has been president of the Boise chapter of Sisters in Crime, a founder and board member of the Popular Fiction Association of Idaho, and founding member and current board member of the Idaho Writers Guild. A graduate of U.C. Berkeley with a master's degree in journalism, Joanne has written for magazines, worked for the federal government, and taught school in Japan.
Joanne Pence is a USA Today best-selling and award winning author of two mystery series, contemporary and historical romance, fantasy and thrillers. She is the author of the Angie Amalfi culinary mystery series, which is still in print after twenty years, and now has 15 books (the latest, COOKING SPIRITS was an April 2013 release), and a novella (Cook's Christmas Capers, Dec. 2013). She has just begun a new series, the Rebecca Mayfield mysteries. ONE O'CLOCK HUSTLE is the first full-length novel, and THE THIRTEENTH SANTA is a novella which shows how the two main characters met.

Joanne's books have won many awards and honors, including RWA's Golden Heart and Rita Award nominations, the Independent Book Seller's Golden Quill, the Daphne du Maurier award, the Willa Cather Literary Award in Historical Fiction (for DANCE WITH A GUNFIGHTER), and the Idaho Top Fiction Award for ANCIENT ECHOES.

Joanne was born and raised in San Francisco and now makes her home in the foothills of Boise. She has been president of the Boise chapter of Sisters in Crime, a founder and board member of the Popular Fiction Association of Idaho, and founding member and current board member of the Idaho Writers Guild. A graduate of U.C. Berkeley with a master's degree in journalism, Joanne has written for magazines, worked for the federal government, and taught school in Japan.
Joanne Pence

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