Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Oct 30 books read

Pelican Point by Donna Kauffman
Change is coming to the island so keep an open mind about it. How true this is in my life with the ferry and others who want to take it over.
Love the island life but I mostly live on the mainland and treasure my time there. Small community where everybody helps one another out.
Logan McCrae is the police chief and makes his rounds and attempts to keep things running smoothly. The town's anniversary date is in a few years and some want money to fix up the lighthouse at Pelican Point.
Some from the island contacted Alex MacFarland to join them in coming up with an esitmate. She doesn't know what she was thinking...
He rescues her when she arrives in town but she's not eatten for hours and she's so tired she passes out. The EMT hands her over to Logan and he takes her to his house and when he puts her into the guest bed she kisses him, several times.
He's highly aroused from the kissing lady who's asleep again and it's after midnight so he goes to bed.
He doesn't hire her to restore the lighthouse for many reasons but his uncle has her stay around to do other jobs and to give a report on what would be needed. She is also staying in his guest room.
She first starts with the light keep house and it's many additions-love the architecture discussed about the building.
They each have had tragic accidents to loved ones in the past. She skethes the rooms and falls asleep on his bed til he walks in... hot steamy sex scenes but they do get to talk about their past losses...
They do find a way to heal one another's hurts... Book also includes an excerpt of the next book in the series-about Brodie.
I received this book from The Kennsington Books via NetGalley in exchange for my honest review

Sleds on Boston Common by Louise Bordon
The name of the book attracted me first as we would drive by the hills.
1774 Dec. 24, Civil war times and a 9 year old boy wants to sled down the common's hill.
The soldiers were camped on the Boston Commons hills. The children still had
to go to school and they attempted to sled down the commons...
Harbor is closed and the townsfolk didn't like the interruptions in their town.
The soldiers would cut down fences and trees for their fires in the camps.
Love that the children learn not only math and English but navigation skills!
Love the facts I learn about this place: a wishing stone. Loved learning about the architecture
there and will look for the red brick Provence house-weather vane on the cupola golden Indian archer next time I'm there.
The troops had also cut into the pond so they couldn't even skate.
Henry Price talked to General Gage. He told him the commons were for the public
and how they can't use the sled runs. The general listens and directs the troops what to do.
It's Henry's birthday also...
I received this book from National Library Service for my BARD (Braille Audio Reading Device).

Lassie A Christmas story by Earl Hammer
I recall Earl Hammer is the one who wrote the Walton's series and thought I'd listen to this one and knew I'd enjoy it.
Vermont, a day before Christmas: Timmy and his dog Lassie watch the snow fall.  Their grandfather showed up and they leave to go cut down the Christmas tree for that year.
In the snow they find many animals footprints, even the mountain lion.
When they find the tree Timmy and Lassie had picked while picking berries one spring day they do come up to the lion and Lassie with his barking sends the lion on his way.
A blue spruce! Ruth, Timmy's mother goes out to get a free things before the blizzard is to hit. She gets bails of hay for the deer herd as they won't go able to get much with all the heavy snow in Hudson Falls.
Lassie and Timmy set out for their grandfather's house and Lassie runs to find Ruth.  Andrew from the store helps them to go find Ruth.
Lassie is close to where Ruth's truck went off the road and he gets wet in the river. Lassie scares the lion away from the deer and goes to find the boys where he drags Timmy in the direction of where the truck was.
The tree has been finished and the nativity set up and Ruth looks at the bright star in the sky and thanks God they are safe.
I received this book from National Library Service for my BARD (Braille Audio Reading Device).

The Union Quilters by Jennifer Chiaverini
1860's Elizabeth stays behind as her husband leaves to fight in the war. She must stay strong.
She hides that she's pregnant and gives Thomas, her husband one of her quilts to take with him because she won't be able to keep him warm.
Racial tensions, politics and war are the focus of this book and the quilting and the part it represents during the war.
When the men write to tell the women they've not even had potatoes nor fresh vegetables the local circle of quilting women go into action.
When they are requested to make 60 quilts they make plans to get a building that is large enough for everybody to sew them.
Dorothea comes up with a great idea to get the quilts done and a contest for the quilters...
Love how the sampler came about and what is in it, what a treasure!
I received this book from National Library Service for my BARD (Braille Audio Reading Device).

Special Delivery by Danielle Steel
This book follows the story of a few couples. Paul is a movie producer and his wife Jan is trying desperately to get pregnant and has been through testings and it's not her fault.
Her mother has just lost her husband-her second marriage but Amanada and Jack get together and he is able to talk Paul into going to a doctor.
The older couple find out she's expecting a baby and it takes him a while to warm up to that fact. They had a hard time just telling their kids that they were a couple, there's no way
they can tell them about the baby...tragic delivery...
I received this book from National Library Service for my BARD (Braille Audio Reading Device).

Possums Harvest Moon by Anne Hunter
Story about a possum that is having a harvest moon party. The other animals tell him why they are not able to attend:
gathering nuts for the long winter, eatting so they will be fat for the winter, some must burrow underground already.
He can hear things - the animals doing their chores, and never imagines they will come to his party...
I received this book from National Library Service for my BARD (Braille Audio Reading Device).

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