Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Books read March 18

Taste Me Deadly by Nikki Duncan
Grey is back in town because she needs to donate her kidney to her sister Ruby. She's been under witness protection but she had to rescue her sister who's in a coma.
When she appears at the hospital she meets her husband-Liam Burgess, they've not been together for years and he takes her under his wing and brings her back to the house where other family members come and go.
There are many to watch over her-it's almost too many to keep track of but the main characters are easy to follow. There is much action and a lot of nightmares as to the tragedy that occurred while she was at the bakery.
Many never even knew she was married to Liam. His twin brother is Aiden and he's around to help protect her.
Somebody wants her dead before she can testify and they are onto her whereabouts ...steamy passionate love scenes.
Love the place he takes not only her body to but her mind... Other works by the author are highlighted at the end along with excerpts.
I received this book from the author in exchange for my honest review.

Maybelle in Stitches Quilts of Love Series by Joyce Magnin
Maybelle and Holden were married before he headed off to the war. She is a welder and works on all kinds of ships for the war effort. She lives in a house with her mother and they have boarders that also work at the factory.
Holden has written to her a few times and she is comforted by the quilt her mother made them for their wedding.
Doris is there to comfort her as she loses her mother and then Maybelle gets word Holden is missing in action. The quilt her mother had started along with Doris' help has brought a calm to Maybelle's life as she pieces the past together in little pieces.
Hope and her trust in God will see them all through....she just needs to find what she is good at and do it. So many disappointments in the past of things she was not able to do. Doris helps her make the big Thanksgiving dinner for everybody.
Very interesting history of events. They also get news of Holden ... An excerpt from another Quilt of Love book is included.
I received this book from Net Galley via Abingdon Press in exchange for my honest review.

Summer Island by Kristin Hannah
Nora runs her own talk show with mostly advice to parents and their relationships with their kids.
Problem is there are now pictures out with her and a man, nude. Her oldest Caroline has come to her rescue and they are not very close at all.
She will help set her injured mother up at the island. She can keep an eye on the two boys she helped riase where one of them has learned he's dying of AIDS.
Her younger daughter Ruby has had jobs, stand up mostly and now has money where she can write all about her mother's real story. She has agreed to spend a week taking care of her mother on the island.
Story also follows Dean and his past love life with Ruby. Also his brother is reuniting with him on the island as he dies.
Love how this book all comes together...
I received this book from National Library Service for my BARD (Braille Audio Reading Device).

If You Could See What I See by Cathy Lamb
The sisters are now running the lingerie shop and they are under financial stress. Lots of talk of the design work, manufacturing and all aspects of this career.
They have their own lives outside the shop and there is much talk of their sex lifes and the workers who've been with them from the start.
Funny and sad at the same time but really draws you into everything that is going on. Like how things are in the present day but they tell you of the past which makes the whole story believable.
Love the fashion story and what a hit it was with the designers creations!
I received this book from National Library Service for my BARD (Braille Audio Reading Device).
 The Reading Circle by Ashton Lee
Read the first book in this series and glad to see it continue. Such great ideas for keeping the library open and the community using it for many things.
Although it should help prove to the town coucil of its usefullness there is the old boy network at play still that thinks the money should go towards a park with their name on it.
Like how Maura Beth interacts with such a group of people with not much in common. Love hearing the latest on the townsfolk that were also in the first book.
So many events taking place and will they outwite Councilman Sparks once and for all...Love the ending and especially all the bonus recipes!
I received this book from Kenssington Books Co.

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