Monday, February 23, 2015

Book Review: All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

I am very interested in books written about WWII but the books I usually read are written in the perspective of a Jewish person.  This book is written from the point of view of Werner Pfenning a young German Private and Marie-Laurie LeBlanc a young blind French girl.  I loved hearing about the war from their perspectives and felt like I was there with them.  I am a romantic so I would have liked a different ending, but I thoroughly enjoyed the book.
  The one negative thing I have to say is, I read the book on Kindle and it was a little confusing for me where one part is August 1944 then the next August 1942 and the next August 1944 again.  Sometimes I had to go back pages to see what was the previous chapters year.  
After reading the book, I would love to see before and after pictures of Berlin, France and the places mentioned in the book.  Also, I had a great desire to listen to the song "Claire de Lune" again.

Thank you to Netgalley for a free copy of this book for my honest review.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Book review Golden State by Stephanie Kegan

I am a Big Fan of Jodi Picoult and after reading Golden State, I am now a Big fan of Stephanie Kegan.  This book was a long book, 50 chapters, but I can say I did not want it to end.  Please Stephanie Kegan write a follow-up book!  I want to know what happens with Everyone of the characters!  

This book had me questioning myself as to how I would handle the situations asking myself what would I do.  I think this book would make a great Book Club reader and offers lots of discussion points.

I you like a book that keeps you engrossed in the story, questioning your morals, cheering for every character and always guessing how the book will end, this book is for you!

Thank you to Netgalley for allowing me to review this book for my honest review.


Saturday, February 7, 2015

Finding Inexpensive Books

I am a true lover of books.  I have books everywhere in my house.  But as we all know books can be very expensive, especially if you have a big colection.  One of the places that I have found to get GREAT books is Goodwill.  As you can see from the pictures above our Goodwill has a huge selection and it changes all the time.

For just 99 cents for a Paperback and $1.99 for a Hardback book you can find a brand- new- to- you book in great condition.  I have found countless barely used books.

I hope you will visit your Goodwill and see what treasures you can find.


Tuesday, February 3, 2015

A Most Inconvenient Marriage by Regina Jennings--Book Review

I just had the pleasure of reading Regina Jennings new book titled "A Most Inconvenient Marriage".  Historical Romance is one of my favorite Genres, when I was given the chance to review this book I jumped at the chance.

On the back of the book it is described as "Abigal Stuart thought she was Jeremiah Calhoun's widow.  But Jeremiah Calhoun is very handsome, very alive, and very perplexed,  Most inconvenient indeed."

First off I have to say I give this book 3 out of 5 stars.  It had everything you could want in a book, romance, danger, comedy, and adventure.  The book is written in Post Civil War Era.  Abigal Stuart is a Yankee nurse working in a Civil War prisoner's hospital.  Believing she doesn't have very many choices after the war ends, she agrees to marry a dying Civil War prisoner and move out to his farm in the Ozarks and take care of his sick sister, in exchange she will inherit his farm.

Needless to say, you will not want to put this book down.  There was some definite laugh out loud moments-- The piecrust,  the horse in the house, Betsy's kitten, and the pranks of the neighbors children the Huckabee kids.

Regina Jennings has a way with words.  My favorite lines from her book were-
1 .Abigal clasped her hands before her, looking like some kind of Swedish Martyr.
2. Laurel didn't act the way he wanted And then finally acted the way she ought.  She fainted dead away.

I highly recommend this book.  And I want to say a big Thank You to Bethany House for this free book for my honest review.  One last thing I want to say to the author is, I  was brought to tears when Jeremiah said that he believed Abigal did not steal Varina's horse.  I looked forward to her next book.