Friday, December 5, 2014

Books read Dec 5

The Roche Hotel Season One by Mysti Parker
This book starts out with a newly divorced woman, who's mother resides in the local nursing home due to her failing memory, and is lucky to get a job as a night desk clerk at
The Roche Hotel. The Symthes own the hotel and it seems calamity after calamity occurs to the point not all their rooms are being used.  They catch a break when another local hotel has problems but just can't seem to keep the hotel filled.
There are a few other colorful people to add to the tales of the late night patrons. Funny at times, you really can't make this stuff up and much of the things have really happened to the author.
A mishap occurs and it brings ghosts and it's Halloween time and it's like a Christmas miracle has come forth. Delightful tale and I can't wait to read season two to see what happens to all the characters.
Other works by the author are highlighted at the end.
I received this book from the author in exchange for my honest review.

I'm Not Talking About You, Of Course…  by Barbara Venkataraman
Have read one of the author's other books and enjoyed it so much that I opted to review this one as well.
What I like about these books are the multiple stories. Not too long and not too short, touching on very similiar life events for me.
Funny stories about pet ownership and what over the years, it means to the author.
Next section is irrational fears. There are others out there who have fears, you are not alone. The author really does an excellent job here of naming the most common fears and some not so common-lots of work researching all this for us.
Loud sneeze is next - starts out with doc appts where each wants her to spend more time dedicated to their profession: dentist/teeth, dermatologist/skin care, etc and funny how many hours a day it all takes up, at her age...
a jolt of electricity reminds me of the time we were building our house and we did not have electric, used sterno to make hot dogs and beans before the house was assembled in 3 days time. We have also gone days without electric due to storms mostly during the winter months. You do adapt.
Crazy hobbies-love hearing of the time spent with others while doing the different crafts, many of which i still do.
Ask me no questions-pain scale or other large numbers explained.
Friends in Low places-life of a frog.
This one is my favorite and I can see myself doing this!  Martha I Let you down-cooking multiple dishes as Martha would do
Nightmare at the sleep clinic-experimenting with breathing apparatus and other techniques.
Other works by the author are mentioned at the back of the book.
I received this book from the author in exchange for my honest review.

The Hurricane Sisters by Dorothea Benton Frank
Have read many of the author's other works and have enjoyed them. This one starts out with Liz and her husband Clayton and they are bailing her mother out of jail for walking her llama on the street-he was on a leash LOL
Maisy- 80 years old now and her chauffeur aged 65 Skipper.
Clayton works in NYC and is not around at home much. Liz begins to see signs of infidelity...and she takes action.
Ashley is their daughter and she works at the art gallery and is an artist herself. She gets mixed up with a up and coming senator...Others contact her to watch out for his physical side..
Like how all of their relationships are in turmoil for different reasons and how they all resolved. Great to have all the resources listed at the end of the book, thanks.
I received this book from National Library Service for my BARD (Braille Audio Reading Device).

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