Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Books read June 24

Children's Book: "Flying Elephants and Other Stories" (Adventure Kids Books) Short Stories Collections and bedtime story books for kids by all ages, folklore ... Stories for Children Series (Volume 5))
Illustrated very colorful children's book. There are six different stories with written morals at the end of each one. Lots of animals and Gods creations.
Especially liked the six blind men as I am blind myself. Moral to this story is respect others views (they were all right in their own way). So many of these can be used in daily examples.
Other books by the author are highlighted at the end.

This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen
Remy's mother has been married 5 times and is a romance writer.
She has been just dumping her lovers, like her mother. She is her mothers manager and helps with the wedding, house renovations, etc.
 She has a breakup line for every season! All except Dexter who she wants to get rid of just before she heads to college, so will spend the summer with him and his band.
Not sure I like how the title came about-what it means to her and her father...
She has a heart of stone and maybe somebody will melt it, in time.
I received this book from National Library Service for my BARD (Braille Audio Reading Device).

Lone Eagle by Danielle Steel
Kate Jamison falls in love in 1940. Her love goes off to war but she doesn't wait and marries another.
He does return....Story also follow Joe Albright and is he gonna be able to set her free-he loves her.
She loves everything about him, his passion of flying and his design work.
While he's overseas flying, they get the letter that he died, she talks to her best friend, Andy who can't go into the service. She treated him like a brother and now he wants her to be his wife.
Amazement as they learn he did not die at all and now she has choices and decisions to make, which will she select for her husband?
I received this book from National Library Service for my BARD (Braille Audio Reading Device).

Lightning by Danielle Steel
Sam Parker is a wall street  lawyer and is married to Alex, a trial lawyer herself. She discovers a medical emergency illness. Ghosts of his past compel him and he's not able to help her. She does find comfort in the most hidden places.
Next lightning strike hurts Sam. Is there anything left for them? Will their love for one another help them survive the storms? So close to some of the happenings in this book as I've gone through some of them myself.  So emotional and you know your whole life can change in the span of a minute-with the test results.
I didn't see the ending as it was written out, just so shocked by it all....
I received this book from National Library Service for my BARD (Braille Audio Reading Device).

Morning by Nancy Thayer
Editor living on the island and husband is a carpenter. She edits a romance and finds another book within the one she's editing.
She hopes to conceive but they are having problems.
Lots of jealousy as his old girlfriend is on the island and has had many kids. She tries a lot of different methods to conceive but nothing works. Very detailed descriptions of the exams and what she goes through.
Like hearing of the lifestyle on the island itself. So diversified.  Many scenes with others and their sexual problems. Very emotional.
I received this book from National Library Service for my BARD (Braille Audio Reading Device).

Falling for Fortune by Nancy Robards Thompson
This book in the series starts out with Christopher and we learn he has gotten his name changed and is leaving out his paternal name. He has taken a job with the Fortune family company and one of his associates is Kinsley Aaron.
She thinks he is a playboy with his fancy car and money and beautiful woman at every turn. They are thrown together to work on a project, which I loved about this book. Found the romance to be typical and expected-no surprises. Bit of romance and sex.
Really loved the project of anti-bullying at the spring fling event and all it entails. They date for a bit then he is offered a new job with the company, but not in Texas but NYC. She must plan his going away party and doesn't have her whole heart in it.    Can he just leave her there?
At times there are a lot of characters-from previous books, but you do learn a bit about them and what he has drifted away from his own family. Also we larn of her past and how she can mend others, maybe even herself.
I received this book from Harlequin in exchange for my honest review.

Spencer's Mountain by Earl Hammer Jr.
Recalled the author's name from the creator of The Waltons.
Foothills in the VA mountain as the eldest boy is leaving to go to college-very similar to the Walton's. you will see the resemblances.
At the family house the whole crew of 9 sons gathered the day before Thanksgiving. The day they would all go hunt a deer.
The mill had closed but Uncle Virgil had a job in the city.  Clay boy looked up to him for everything!
Love the legend of the white deer and the one who brings it down wiill be marked. Love this vs. the TV show as everything is described in detail. So much nature and outside things along with family traditions of inside life.
So much action described, more than a one hour TV show, but a full year. Members of the family life's are changing...
 I received this book from National Library Service for my BARD (Braille Audio Reading Device).

Dreamweaver Trail by Emily March
Love this series because there is so much to learn from the books.
This one is about Gabi and how she's on an island in the Caribbean to recuperate from a shooting incident that rattled her while she was a cop.
The story also follows Flynn who owns the Tradewinds on the island and a lot of property. They meet and she misunderstands and thinks he's just the pool boy.
Lots of action and careers are detailed. She is becoming a glass blower and is given the chance to go to Italy to learn the trade firsthand.
He has found the dog she was sitting for but has gone through a lot of torture and has disguised himself but headed to her hometown to heal. Others learn of his existence around town and others seek him out to help him and her get together.
Hot steamy sex scenes but misunderstandings happen and they split and you wonder if the powers that surround the area will bring them back together.
Loved learning of the step by step process of the glass blowing and his trade of designing things. Few main characters and a bunch of other relatives that live in town and so good to catch up with what's going on in their lifes. Love how she's able to see things and then can design them.
Excerpt from the next book in the series is included.
I received this book from Library Thing in exchange for my honest review.

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