Saturday, June 30, 2012

The Selection


The Selection by Kiera Cass

Goodreads summary:
For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape the life laid out for them since birth. To be swept up in a world of glittering gowns and priceless jewels. To live in the palace and compete for the heart of the gorgeous Prince Maxon.

But for America Singer, being Selected is a nightmare. It means turning her back on her secret love with Aspen, who is a caste below her. Leaving her home to enter a fierce competition for a crown she doesn't want. Living in a palace that is constantly threatened by violent rebel attacks.

Then America meets Prince Maxon. Gradually, she starts to question all the plans she's made for herself- and realizes that the life she's always dreamed of may not compare to a future she never imagined.

My review:
So, I had heard about this book a lot from people who really liked it, but I didn't think it was really a book that I would like. But I saw it at the library the other day and brought it home, and I LOVED THIS BOOK. I literally could not put it down. The idea and plot it so unlike anything I normally read. This book really pulled me in. As awful as the character's names are, I couldn't help but root for them. I cannot wait for the second book to find out what happens and who America ends up with. This was a very fast read that will keep you entertained!

5 stars

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Smitten


Smitten by Colleen Coble, Kristin Billerbeck, Denise Hunter and Diann Hunt

Goodreads summary:
With Smitten Lumber closing, residents wonder if their town can stay afloat. Then four friends and local business owners decide the town is worth saving: they'll turn it into a honeymoon destination. Little do they know that love is already on the way.

My review:
This book is four separate stories (one written by each author) that all fit together. It is a story of 4 friends and how they plan to save the town and fall in love with 4 special men along the way. I loved this book. All of the stories were so sweet. They were all about 100 pages a piece so they were the perfect length. This book kept me interested the entire way through. Once I started, there was no chance of stopping me. I love books that can keep you that interested. I think that is a very important part of a good book, and this one definitely succeeded.
Full of wonderful, touching love stories and funny situations, I think this is a book everyone should read.

5 stars

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

First Date



First Date by Krista McGee

Amazon summary:
The last thing Addy Davidson wants is to be on a reality TV show where the prize is a prom date with the President's son.
She's focused on her schoolwork so she can get a scholarship to an Ivy League college, uncomfortable in the spotlight, never been on a date, and didn't even audition for it.
But she got selected anyway.
So she does her best to get eliminated on the very first show. Right before she realizes that the President's son is possibly the most attractive guy she has ever seen in person, surprisingly nice, and seemingly unimpressed by the 99 other girls who are throwing themselves at him.
Addy's totally out of her comfort zone but that may be right where God can show her all that she was meant to be.

My review:
This was such a cute book!! This is a Christian fiction young adult book about a reality television show. I loved watching Addy's relationship with Jonathan develop. I was rooting for them from the very beginning, which is what you want in a book. You want to love the main characters and "encourage" them throughout the book.
What I disliked about this book is how forced parts of the story were. This is supposed to be like a modern day Esther story, but that part of the book felt very forced to me. It was like, I am here to tell people about God but I have not done that yet so I need to start soon. I think it was a great idea for a story, but I don't think it was written into the story well.

4 stars

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Wicked Wildfire Read-A-Thon



I have been participating in the Wicked Wildfire Read-a-thon this weekend. It ran from June 20-24. It has been a great excuse for me to just read all weekend!

I finished:
Temptation by Karen Ann Hopkins
The Selection by Kiera Cass
Fruit of My Spirit by Deanna Nowadnick
The Girl's Still Got It by Liz Curtis Higgs
and I'm halfway through The Gifted by Ann H. Gabhart

I think I made good progress! You can find links to my reviews (if I have them up) under the reading history tab. Thanks!


The Girl's Still Got It



The Girl's Still Got It: Take a Walk with Ruth and the God Who Rocked Her World by Liz Curtis Higgs

Goodreads Summary:
You know Ruth’s story. Now meet her in person. And prepare to be changed.

Walk with Ruth as she travels from Moab to Bethlehem, certain of her calling, yet uncertain of her future. Hold Naomi’s hand and watch love put the pieces of her broken life back together. And hang out with Boaz, their kinsman-redeemer, who blesses both women and honors God, big time.

With best-selling author Liz Curtis Higgs by your side, you’ll tarry in the corners of their ancient houses, listen to their conversations, and consider every word of every verse until you can say, “I totally get the book of Ruth. And I see what God is trying to teach me through this rags-to-riches redemption story—he has a plan for my life.”

Girl, does he ever!

Think of it as time travel without gimmicks, gizmos, or a DeLorean: a novel approach to Bible study that leaps from past to present, gleaning timeless truths that speak to the heart.

My review:
I loved this book. Ruth is one of my favorite stories in the Bible, so I just knew I had to read this book. This is almost like a Bible story. Liz did a great job breaking down the verses and explaining what they meant. It was clear that she had done a lot of research before writing this book. Even with all that, this book managed to be a fun and entertaining read. Liz definitely included her sense of humor every once in a while. I found this a very refreshing book. I loved to see her taken on the story of Ruth. It is also very much a romance story, which I love! Not just that, but through this book we see how AMAZING God is. Why wouldn't we trust Him? Such a good book! I definitely recommend it!

5 stars

I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

In My Mailbox (6)

In my mailbox hosted by The Story Siren is a great way to show people the books you received this week.

For Review:
The Girl's Still Got It: Take a Walk with Ruth and the God Who Rocked Her World by Liz Curtis Higgs









My Stubborn Heart by Becky Wade










Click by Lisa Becker











The Disciple Whom Jesus Loved by J. Phillips










Fruit of My Spirit by Deanna Nowadnick











Won:
The Gap Year by Sarah Bird










The Lost Daughter by Lucy Ferriss










Save My Soul by K.S. Haigwood













Library:
The Selection by Kiera Cass









The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith











The Unwritten Rule by Elizabeth Scott











Tessa Masterson Will Go to Prom by Brendan Halpin











The International Kissing Club by Ivy Adams










Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

Fruit of My Spirit



Fruit of My Spirit by Deanna Nowadnick

Goodreads summary:
Fruit of My Spirit is a memoir of missteps and misdeeds in which Deanna Nowadnick writes of the hugeness of God’s love and faithfulness. Reframing life in God’s grace, she discovers an indescribable, indefinable, inexplicable love that has encircled her without fail throughout life. Fruit of My Spirit is for anyone who’s ever questioned God’s ability to love and forgive, who’s ever wondered about their place in God’s family or God’s place in theirs. Deanna offers hope for those who dare to question, who secretly wonder, and who fear to ask. Through stories of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control, you will experience the enormity of God, too.

My review:
This is the story of how Deanna sees the Fruits of the Spirit in her life. Each chapter is a different Fruit of the Spirit, and stories about how she has seen/experienced that in her life. It was very cool to see how God has worked in her life. God is so faithful and will give us love, joy, peace, patience, etc. if we learn to trust Him and let Him truly meet our needs for us. I enjoyed reading this book, but I personally did not get much out of it. I felt like I was just hearing a friend's life story. I did enjoy hearing about it though!

4 stars

I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Impeccable Petunia



Impeccable Petunia Part 1: Claws, Paws, Feathers and Jaws by Katie Christine

Goodreads summary:
Follow Petunia, the backyard hen, through a hazardous world as she discovers hidden talents, a mischievous cat named Macy and encounters all things feathered and furious.

My review:
This is a book for young children about different animals and their relationships with each other. This was a great book that I really enjoyed reading. I think it would be perfect to read a chapter or two to your kids before bedtime. The only think that I disliked was the amount of big words in this book. I am all for helping kids learn new vocabulary words, but it was excessive. Like, kids don't know these words: futzing, imposing, hovering, admiring,adjacent. And that's just the first couple paragraphs. I think the wording should have matched the intended audience. Other than that, I think this is an awesome book and I can't wait to read part 2!

4 stars

I received this book for free from the author in return for an honest review.

Liebster Blog Award

My first blog award!! Thanks so much to Amanda at Vivalabooks for giving me this award!



The Liebster Blog Award is given to upcoming bloggers who have less than 200 followers and Liebster is a German word which means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing and welcome. How sweet is that??

Here are the rules:
1. Each person must post 10 facts about themselves
2. Answer 10 questions the tagger has given you and give 10 questions for the people you’ve tagged.
3. Choose 10 people and link them in your post.
4. Tell them you’ve tagged them.
5. Remember, no tag backs.


10 Random Facts about Me:
1. I just finished my sophomore year of college
2. My major is elementary education and I LOVE it. I LOVE kids. I was born to be a teacher and a mom. I couldn't imagine not having kiddos in my life (even though I'm no where near ready to have kids of my own yet :)
3. I have two sisters, both younger
4. I am madly in love with my Savior, Jesus Christ
5. I don't like coffee, tea, or soft drinks. I just drink water, gatorade, or lemonade.
6. I am from the south. Born and raised and not planning on leaving.
7. I would pick the beach over mountains/cold ANY day.
8. I am in love with Zac Efron. And Ryan Gosling.
9. I have multiple dream jobs that I can't do all of in one life and do them fully! Teacher, Librarian, Wife/stay-at-home mom, author, photographer...
10. My favorite color is always changing. Some days it is blue, some days it is pink. At the moment it is yellow.


Questions from Amanda:
1. How long have you been blogging?
About 11 months but only seriously for 3 months

2. Why did you start blogging?
I loved to read and read a lot anyway, so why not share my opinions with the world?! I also really wanted one play where I would be able to look back and remember if I liked a certain book or not if I could not remember.

3. Who is your favorite author?
Erynn Mangum and Karen Whitemeyer!

4. What is your favorite book?
Ah, too many to choose from! I would have to say the Miss Match series by Erynn Mangum.

5. Do you have any ARCs right now? If so, what?
Yes! I need to hurry up and read them! There's just so many great books in the world!
The Girl's Still Got it by Liz Curtis Higgs
The Gifted by Ann H. Gabhart
The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman
The Kindling by Braden Bell
Over You by Emma McLaughlin
The Undiscovered Novelist by Sarah Bridgeton
My Loving Vigil Keeping by Carla Kelly
Forever and a Day (Lucky Harbor #6) by Jill Shalvis
Something Blue (Plains City Bridesmaids #3) by Dianne Christner

6. What are you currently reading?
The Girl's Still Got it by Liz Curtis Higgs and THe Selection by Kiera Cass

7. How many books are in your TBR pile?
Ha!! This is embarrassing. I have 48 to read on my kindle, 227 sitting in my room to read, and a wish list of 442 on goodreads the majority of which I do not own. SO, there are 717 books that I want to read, and I own 275 of them.

8. If you could be a book character for a day who would you be? Why?
Oh goodness. Probably Jane Bennet. I wish I lived 100-200 years ago anyway. And who doesn't love Mr. Darcy?!

9. What is your favorite place to read? Why?
My big chair in the corner of my room. It is comfortable, quiet, and well worn in! :)

10. Do you prefer Australian or British accents?
Australian! Hands down!

Blogs I tagged:
1. Thoughts from a Compulsive Reader
2. Shoopette's Book Reviews
3. Fictionally Inclined
4. Book Reviews from a Book Lover
5. Snark and Ramble
6. Booksmartie
7. Christian Novels
8. Lili's Reflections
9. Bornean Bookworm Reads
10. Soon Remembered Tales

My questions for them:
1. How long have you been blogging?
2. Why did you start blogging?
3. Who is your favorite author?
4. What is your favorite book?
5. Do you have any ARCs right now? If so, what?
6. What are your favorite genres to read?
7. How many books are in your TBR pile?
8. If you could be a book character for a day who would you be? Why?
9. What is your favorite place to read? Why?
10. If you could live in a different time period what would you choose? Why?

Thanks!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Temptation



Temptation by Karen Ann Hopkins

Goodreads summary:
Your heart misleads you.  That's what my friends and family say.  But I love Noah. And he loves me.  We met and fell in love in the sleepy farming community of Meadowview, while we rode our horses together through the grassy fields and in those moments in each other's arms. It should be  ROSE & NOAH forever, easy. But it won't be. Because he's Amish. And I'm not

My review:
I loved this book. I could not put it down I loved it so much. Whether it was all true or not, the author seemed to know a lot about Amish life. That made the book very believable for me. I loved this story of first love, and how Rose and Noah were experiencing these feelings for the first time together. And of course the fact that it was forbidden made it more exciting. I also liked that you really get to know Rose and Noah's family (well his parents and sister Sarah at least. He has MULTIPLE siblings). I loved that she showed how important family was to both of them, but their love was more important than any obstacle. Such a great book!

5 stars

I received this book for free from netgalley. I was not required to write a positive review and I did not get anything in return for my review.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Wrap Up- Spring Reading Thing 2012


This was a challenge hosted by Callapidder Days. The goal was to make a list of books for yourself to read between March 20 and June 20, 2012, and you could change the list as your mood changed. You can find my original post and list here.

I did not do to great on my original list. I only read 7 out of the 24 on my list. But I did manage to read 23 books in these 4 months. I was only one book short!!
While I did not do as good as I hoped, I think I did great considering how busy the last few months of school were for me.

You can find the books that I read in my Reading History tab on my blog. (It starts in August but I read one book in the last few days of March).

Did you participate in this challenge? How many books did you read? Did you meet your goal? Did you change your list along the way?

Hipp the Hippopotamus


Hipp the Hippopotamus by M. Dawn

This is a story about a Hippopotamus who wants a friend. He tries to play with all different kinds of animals, but none of them really pay attention to him. He finally sees a family of hippopotami and becomes friends with them.

It is a really cute children's story that everyone can enjoy. The pictures look like they are hand drawn with colored pencils, but they are really good. They go along with the story great. My only complaint is that there really was not a lesson or moral to this story, which I think children's books need. They did talk about different kids of animals though, so it is somewhat educational.

4 stars.

I received this book for free from the author in return for an honest review.

Giveaway Winner

The winner of a $10 Amazon gift card is...
Diana W.

Congratulations Diana!

Sunday, June 17, 2012

In My Mailbox (5)

In my mailbox hosted by The Story Siren is a great way to show people the books you received this week.

For Review:
Sorcery & Cecelia or the Enchanted Chocolate Pot by Patricia C. Wrede, Caroline Stevermer









Painted Blind by Michelle A. Hansen










The Hallelujah Side by Rhoda Huffey










Brush of Angel's Wings by Ruth Reid










No Ordinary Excuse by Michelle Adams











Belonging by Robin Lee Hatcher









Saturday, June 16, 2012

Your Heart's Desire



Your Heart's Desire by Sheri Rose Shepherd

Amazon Summary:
Hope and healing for every woman who has ever loved a man
Bestselling author and Bible life coach Sheri Rose Shepherd shares 14 truths that will forever change the way you love and are loved. This book is written for the married woman who loves her man but struggles in her marriage. It’s for the single woman who wants to find a godly man to love and for the divorced woman who believed in her marriage until her man walked out.
Each chapter has life-challenging love stories, love coaching, powerful prayers, inspiring scriptural love letters, and a Transforming Truth.
If you’re ready for a refreshing perspective on love, men, and marriage, this book is for you


My Review:
This is a must read for all women. It is directed more at married women, but parts of it are directed at singles. And even if you are single/engaged I think it would be great to start a marriage knowing all of these things. This is great Godly advice on relationships and how to be the best wife and mother you can be. Some chapters were more boring than others, but I think they were all important. I definitely recommend this.

4 stars

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

The Boxcar Children Beginning


The Boxcar Children Beginning by Patricia MacLachlan

Goodreads summary:
Before they were the Boxcar Children, Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny Alden lived with their parents at Fair Meadow Farm.

Although times are hard, the Aldens are happy--"the best family of all," Mama likes to say. One day, a blizzard hits the countryside, and a car is stranded on the road near their farm. The family in the car needs shelter, and when the Aldens take them in, the strangers soon become friends. But things never stay the same at Fair Meadow Farm, and the spring and summer bring events that will forever change the lives of the Alden Children.

Newbery Award-winning author Patricia MacLaclan pays loving tribute to the classic novel by Gertrude Chandler Warner in this story of the Alden children's origins and the challenges they faced before their boxcar adventures.

My review:
I grew up reading The Boxcar Children Series, so I just had to read this book to find out what happened in the beginning! Why were these four kids on their own at such a young age?! This book explains it all. It is the perfect opening to this series. I would definitely recommend this series to young children. I started reading them when I was 7 years old and I am still reading them now! A lot of my memories as a child revolve around this series (werid, I know. But I read them ALL THE TIME). They are cute mystery stories for young kids that I think everyone should know about. I definitely recommend this series.

5 stars

I received this book for free from netgalley. I was not required to write a positive review and I did not get anything in return for my review.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Romancing Olive



Romancing Olive by Holly Bush

Goodreads summary:
In 1891, spinster librarian, Olive Wilkins, is shocked to learn of her brother’s violent death at a saloon gaming table and her sister-in-law’s subsequent murder, traveling far from her staid life to rescue her niece and nephew, now orphans. She arrives to find the circumstances of her brother’s life deplorable and her long held beliefs of family and tradition, shaken.

Accustomed to the sophistication of Philadelphia, Olive arrives in Spencer, Ohio, a rough and tumble world she is not familiar with, facing two traumatized children. Her niece and nephew, Mary and John, have been living with a neighboring farmer, widower Jacob Butler, the father of three young children of his own and a man still in pain from the recent loss of his wife.

Real danger threatens Olive and Mary and John while Jacob and his own brood battle the day-to-day struggles for survival. Will Olive and Jacob find the strength to fight their battles alone or together? Will love conquer the bitterness of loss and broken dreams?

My review:

I really enjoyed this book. I loved the plot, the characters, and the setting. It is a really cute romance set in the late 1800s. Both things that I love in a book. There was not much that I did not like about this book. But it just did not wow me. I definitely recommend it, but I don't know that it is worth re-reading.
It did seem repetitive at times though, and then the book wraps up very quickly in the last two chapters. Regardless, I enjoyed this book and you should read it if you enjoy historical fiction.

4 stars

Sunday, June 10, 2012

In My Mailbox (4)

In my mailbox hosted by The Story Siren is a great way to show people the books you received this week.

For Review:

My Loving Vigil Keeping by Carla Kelly










Won:

The Shadow Catcher's Daughter by Carla Olson Gade









Shelter: A Novel by Frances Greenslade

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Spring Argyle



Spring Argyle by Christine Cunningham

Amazon summary:
Jacob just bought Willow Reed's book store. He loves the quiet life between the shelves of dusty books. If only his best friend Liz would see him as more than a friend life would be complete. Enter Sydney, a flirtatious brunette who turns Jacob's world upside down. Who will be the one for Jacob when the dust settles?

My review:
This was a really cute book that I enjoyed reading. It went very fast and kept me interested the whole time. I felt like some of the characters were underdeveloped, and I would have liked to know more about them. The conflict seemed kinda of fake as well. It almost seemed like the kind of conflict you would find in a children's book. Overall though, this was a very cute book.

4 stars

Head in the Clouds



Head in the Clouds by Karen Witemeyer

Amazon summary:
Adelaide Proctor is a young woman with her head in the clouds, longing for a real-life storybook hero to claim as her own. But when a husband-hunting debacle leaves her humiliated, she interviews for a staid governess position on a central Texas sheep ranch and vows to leave her romantic yearnings behind.

When Gideon Westcott left his privileged life in England to make a name for himself in America's wool industry, he never expected to become a father overnight. And five-year-old Isabella hasn't uttered a word since she lost her mother. The unconventionality of the new governess concerns Gideon--and intrigues him at the same time. But he can't afford distractions. He has a ranch to run, a shearing to oversee, and a suspicious fence-cutting to investigate.

When Isabella's uncle comes to claim the child--and her inheritance--Gideon and Adelaide must work together to protect Isabella from the man's evil schemes. And soon neither can deny their growing attraction. But after so many heartbreaks, will Adelaide be willing to get her head out of the clouds and put her heart on the line?

My review:
Karen Witemeyer has become one of my favorite authors. This is the third book of hers that I have read (her fourth one- Short Straw Bride-just came out and I can't wait to read it). Her books are Christian fiction historical romance. They are western romances with hot cowboy/ranchers-what more do you need? ;) I love the story-lines of her books. They are so sweet with just enough suspense to keep you glued to the book.
I love the purity of her books as well. They are so clean that it makes me wish for a simpler time. I love that just an accidental touch of her arm or something can mean so much. Books do not have to be full of physical things to stir your heart. Karen Witemeyer proves that over and over again in her books. Love, love, love all of her work! You should definitely read something of hers!

5 stars

Friday, June 8, 2012

Friday 56



Hosted by Freda's Voice.
Rules: *Grab a book, any book. *Turn to page 56. *Find any sentence, (or few, just don't spoil it) that grabs you. *Post it *Add your (url) post in the Linky on Freda's blog post.

My Friday 56:
"He admired Farnsworth's unusual display of mettle, but it wouldn't do for the man to suddenly grow a backbone. There was too much at stake."
-Head in the Clouds by Karen Whitemeyer

Thursday, June 7, 2012

The Replacement Wife




The Replacement Wife by Eileen Goudge

Goodreads summary:
Camille Hart, one of Manhattan’s most sought-after matchmakers, has survived more than her fair share of hardships. Her mother died when she was a young girl, leaving her and her sister with an absentee father. Now in her forties, she has already survived cancer once, though the battle revealed just how ill-equipped her husband Edward is to be a single parent. So when doctors tell Camille that her cancer is back—and this time it’s terminal—she decides to put her matchmaking expertise to the test for one final job. Seeking stability for her children and happiness for her husband, Camille sets out to find the perfect woman to replace her when she’s gone.
But what happens when a dying wish becomes a case of “be careful what you wish for”? For Edward and Camille, the stunning conclusion arrives with one last twist of fate that no one saw coming.
At once deeply felt and witty, The Replacement Wife is an unforgettable story of love and family, and a refreshing look at the unexpected paths that lead us to our own happy endings.

My review:
I had been really looking forward to reading this book, but was extremely disappointed. I thought the basis of the story line was very creative and intriguing. Boy was I wrong. This book moved so slow and felt like it would never end. This was not one of those books that was just hard to get into. It was hard to read period. It was long, repetitive, and kind of pointless. It was very hard to believe as well.
As if all of this was not bad enough, there were sex scenes and occasionally a cuss word. I did not expect this in the book so it surprised me. I was not a fan of this and am surprised I did not book the book down halfway through it.

1 star

I received this book for free from netgalley. I was not required to write a positive review and I did not get anything in return for my review.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Giveaway!

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Teaser Tuesdays

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

My Teaser:
"She even had his next wife picked out, for God's sake!(Something Angie had difficulty understanding-she'd been brought up by a mother who'd be issuing dire warnings from her deathbed, threatening to come back to haunt her husband should he so much as look at another woman before she was cold in her grave)."
-The Replacement Wife by Eileen Goudge

Identical Differences



Identical Differences by Erynn Mangum

This is a new book by my favorite author, Erynn Mangum! This book is a kindle-only book, but you can read it even if you don't have a kindle! Download the free kindle app for your phone or your computer and you can read it from there!

Amazon summary:
Alexia Patterson has spent her whole life waiting to get out of small town Longsville, Oregon. Her twin sister, Rachel, is a completely different story. When Rachel calls to tell Lexi that she’s engaged and asks her to come home for a few weeks before the wedding, Lexi is anything but eager to go back to Longsville. Add in Justin MacPherson, a guy she’s hated since junior high, and the two weeks are not looking good. Surely God’s plan isn’t to make Lexi insane, right?

My review:
Erynn Mangum writes the funniest, Chrstian fiction novels about young women. I love her books and the purity in them. Her characters are so easy to relate to that I feel like they are my best friends while I am reading the book. This is a novella, so it is supposed to be short. However, I thought this one may have been too short. Erynn usually does a great job with her novellas (and her novels :) but I felt like the characters in this book needed to be developed a little more. While it was a very cute story and perfect for the summer time, I wanted to know more about these characters. This is such an easy read. I read it in a couple hours and I definitely suggest it. This is the only book of Erynn's that I have yet to be obsessed with, but it was still a very sweet story that I enjoyed reading.

4 stars.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

In My Mailbox (3)

In my mailbox hosted by The Story Siren is a great way to show people the books you received this week.

For Review:

The Irish Healer by Nancy Herriman

Leaving Lancaster by Kate Lloyd

Glamorous Illusions by Lisa Tawn Bergren

The Unfinished Work of Elizabeth D. by Nichole Bernier

Forever and a Day by Jill Shalvis











Won:

Jailbird by Heather Huffman

The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman