Friday, June 27, 2014

Books read June 27

Wally the Warm-Weather Penguin  BY Stephanie M. Ward
Love how penguins move around and that my daughter and her son also love them in all forms.
Very colorful children's illustrated book. Wally dreamed of other places on the earth where he could play, in the sun, on the beaches, making castles..
He stayed for a while and discovered all kinds of things...Love hearing of the imagination and the things learned along the way. Hope he gets to visit other locations.
I received this book from Library Thing, via the author in exchange for my honest review.

The Bachelor Doctor's Bride by Caro Carson
This romance book is about a heart specialist who attends the gala with a real estate agent, Dianna. They come from different worlds and he finally finds out about her life,
how she was born, the heartache and her attachment to dogs.  She learns of his passion with caring for others, the ones he can do something about so they don't die.
There is another woman, more suited to the doctor's needs and Dianna tells him and he can't figure out why she's telling him when he's only got eyes for her.
I received this book from Harlequin in exchange for my honest review.

All The Right Angles by Stef Ann Holm
This book follows two, Franesca who is an architect designer and aims high.
Story also follows Kyle and his company that his father had left him, along with his mother. Time changes decisions others had made and now everything is in an upheaval.
Love that there are two families involved and those involved=easy to keep track of them and how secrets will come out after the death that will either split the families or bring them together.
Loved learning all the industry from their points of expertise and the flying parts and other careers the relatives have.
Hot steamy sex and great family get together.
I received this book from National Library Service for my BARD (Braille Audio Reading Device).

Going Home by Nora Roberts
3 different stories about different people, all Silhouette books.

I received this book from National Library Service for my BARD (Braille Audio Reading Device).

Unfinished Business
Vaniessa, a concert pianist,  and her mother Loretta are together again. Van is visiting at her mother's house.
She remembers all the pianos but they are all gone. Van is brought up to date with her best friend-back then, and her brother Brady Tucker who's also a doctor now.
She meets with not only her friends but learns of the things in her own mother's life and the reasoning behind why her mother gave her up to her father.
Tender scenes and shocking ones...

Island of Flowers
Laney Simmons travels to Hawaii to meet her father. She finds out that in her 15 year absence much has changed even that her father owns the plane company that is flying her in.
The pilot, Dylan O'Brien, half owner, sees her as an upscale princess and treats her as such. She studies him while he's conducting business and sees how surprised he is to see her.
She learns the truth about her education and how her father had paid for it all and then some...
Loved hearing of the scenery as she realizes what is really going on...

Mind Over Matter
He turns to a fortune teller in hopes to make his job easier by learning more about the career.
David Brady is producing a show on the paranormal. Because of her involvement with the VanCamps he wants her to help bring their case to the forefront.
Clarissa Bass is the fortune teller.  She hopes to protect her mother and their life.
He fantasizes about her and learns more about her life and her family. Her mother was involved with finding others who had been kidnapped or murdered.
Lots of background information about the production of a documentary series. Hot steamy sex scenes.
I received this book from National Library Service for my BARD (Braille Audio Reading Device).

 Children's Book: "True Friends and Other Stories" (Picture Book with Animals) Short Stories Collections and bedtime story books for kids by all ages, kids ... Stories for Children Series (Volume 2))
Illustrated very colorful children's book about a flock of doves and how the king one follows a hunter into the forest and learns what he is up to.
When they are caught in the net they come up with the solution so the hunter will not eat them. They get help from others also...
6 different stories are in this collection with good morals at the end of each topic.

 Children's Book - Petal's First Winter (Petal the Owl) by Joy Findlay 
This colorful children's book is illustrated. It is about the story of an owl during the fall and how the colorful leaves are falling off the trees.
When the snow starts to fall she plays in the snow. She gets cold and goes to find her mama to get warm.
Lots of activities to do during the fall with the leaves and with the first snowfall.
Other works by the author are highlighted at the end.

The Rainbow Stick Boy (A children's picture book about diversity, and the beauty within)
Colorful hand drawn illustrations children's book about a town where every family have their own color.
The color is on them and their house, fences, etc.
One day a boy is born and he's multicolored like a rainbow and nobody knows what color to call him because they do not know what a rainbow is.
He comes up with a solution to the problem and then meets the girl who was born the same day as he. she has magic powers.
The storm that happens bring the whole town together...

 The Matchmaker -- Free Preview -- The First 5 Chapters: A Novel
This 5 chapter preview is about Dabney who lives on Nantucket and runs the Chamber of Commerce and is a matchmaker with much success.
The story also follows Box, her husband in alternating chapters.
Clen is expected from the far east to take up residency on the island. He had written to Dabney to warn her.
As the story goes on we find out what connection they have had to one another over the years and the rift that has kept them apart.
There are highlights of some of the couples she has brought together and their lives past and present. Story also follows Box and Dabney's life and how they met and started out and their secrets.
Found it confusing with all the other couples but know they will play a part in the big picture.
If given this book to read and review I would definitely read it, for the authors name-her stories are always good ones.


Anonymous said...

Love the review of Wally the Warm-Weather Penguin! Thanks so much for taking the time to read my first children's book. I'm so glad you liked it. And I'm happy to say that there are many warm places that Wally is planning to visit!

julie barrett said...

Great to hear, love reading and especially if the subject is used as a learning tool.