Tuesday, June 1, 2010

"A Promise to Believe in" The brides of Gallatin County-book one, by, Tracie Peterson

Again I am amazed by the writing abilities of Tracie Peterson and am completely addicted to her historical adventure romance book series. This new series: The brides of Gallatin County is just as captivating as the last series. I have just now finished book number one and will immediately be starting to read the second book, (thank you honey for buying the second one for me ahead of time by the way.) The Gallatin sisters are in the wake of a terrible sudden accident that has left their father (only living parent) shot and dead. They now have to come to terms with how to run a roadhouse in the wilds of Montana territory on their own. With plenty of challenges that come their way from the neighboring saloon and it's owner this will prove to be quite a large trial. Through it all though they look to their religious faith to get them through to happier times. I give this book YES ANOTHER FULL 10!!!!! Tracie Peterson does not fail to produce masterpieces and will be in my blog for the forseeable future. If you would like more information on this book you can click here, if you would also like some information on Tracie Peterson you can click here. Thank you and Happy Reading!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

"Mornings Refrain" by Tracie Peterson

Another hit! I loved this second book from the Song of Alaska series! The main character of this book was a baby in the first installment of the series. Grown up to be an amazing man, you follow Dalton Lindquist through an adventure of realization. He finds out what his past was all about and why it was hidden from him for so long while living in the very small community of Sitka, Alaska. He however ends up falling for an amazing woman and almost loses his childhood best friend in the process. What an adventure! I give this book another full 10! It had no problem keeping my attention through the entire book. Unfortunately the third installment does not come out until August. For more information on Morning's Refrain click here. Happy reading!

"Dawn's Prelude" by Tracie Peterson

This is another one of those books that I randomly picked in the new fiction display of the library. I usually go off of the picture and description, which seems as of lately to be serving me quite well.

Dawn’s Prelude is an amazing mystery and love story all together. It is suspenseful and very hard to put down. I find these days that with the new romance books it is impossible to find one to read that does not have situations arise in it that I would deem unnecessary. This book did not have that problem. The story is set in Kansas City in the year 1870. The main character is a woman named Lydia Gray who has just been widowed. Her husband was a very cruel man, and her step-children all but the youngest (Evie) are also very mean and underhanded and have never accepted her as part of her family.

When her father and husband both die in the same carriage accident it leaves her situation with their wills very peculiar and makes her a target by her step-children who will stop at nothing to regain control over everything. She escapes them, only to be found later on with the risk of losing her life and others she now knows and cares about deeply.

Right down to the end Tracie Peterson keeps you hanging on to every word and wondering what could possibly happen next. This is a book that I will soon own, it has no bad language and no inappropriate sexual content. The historical information is accurate and very enjoyable. I have already been reading the next book in the series that starts out with a secondary character from this book as the main character. I am hooked! Luckily Tracie Peterson has written more than 80 books. Finally an author I enjoy completely and has numerous other books that I can read.

I give this book a full 10! It is a definite need to read book. I should finish reading the next one shortly also. If you would like to find more information on this author you can click here , If you would like some more information on just the book you can click here. Hope everyone enjoys this book and Happy Reading!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

"The Snows" by Sharelle Byars Moranville

Yesterday I finished reading the young adult book "The Snows" by Sharelle Byars Moranville. It was a very interesting book. The story takes place in four different times, and with four different characters all written in the first person. It starts off in 1931 with a young teenage boy named Jim, then skips to his sister Cathy in 1942, from there it goes to Jill in 1969, and then finally to Mona in 2006. It illustrates very well in each time the happenings of that particular period of time and how the family went through all of it. Every main character is related to the others in one way or another. The way it is written keeps you guessing and wanting for more. I enjoyed this book very much. There was only one downfall to it that would make it so that I could not keep it in my house. About three quarters of the way through the book in the 1969 portion due to the fact that they were involved in some anti-war demonstrations about Vietnam the F word did appear about five times. If I could take those out I would buy the book for my own personal collection. If you would like to find out more about this book or see some more reviews on it you can find that by clicking here. I am now into my next book which is slightly larger, it is titled: "Dawn's Prelude". I will see you all again when I have finished that. In the meantime, Happy reading!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

"Me. the Missing, and the Dead" by Jenny Valentine

This was a very interesting book. The plot was something that I did not expect. It was written from the point of view of an older teenage boy in Britain. He is living with the disappearance of his father years back. He stumbles upon the ashes of an old lady at a cab company and figures out a way to take them home with him after the lady starts to speak with him from the other side. After reading more and more into the book the pieces start to fall together as to why this dead old lady picked him to speak to. In the process he finds out more about his absent father than he expected. He also ends up finding more respect for his mother in the process. I enjoyed the plot and reading this book, but would probably would not have it in my collection. I give this book a 7 on my book scale. If you would like to find out more about this book you can click here to do so. Happy reading everyone!

Monday, April 26, 2010

"Listening for Lions" by Gloria Whelan is a hit!!!!!

I absolutely loved this book. This was yet another one that I just picked up randomly in the young adult reading section of the library. Sometimes that's where I find the books that I love the most!
'Listening for Lions' is about a girl named Rachel who has grown up in Africa with her parents who run a small hospital in a very small African village. Her parents end up dying due to disease and she becomes caught up in a local wealthy families plot to use her as their victim to get more money from the grandfather of their recently passed daughter who is her own same age.
Will she escape their greedy hands and fall into more capable ones? And will she ever be able to get back the life in Africa that she grows sadder every day to have lost? This is a very charming book, especially for young girls. It is one that I would add to my collection. Hope you enjoy it! Happy reading!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

New book suggestions for me to read?

If anyone has suggestions for more books for me to read please do so in the comment section. Everyone mother needs a little time in their day when they can pretend that all of the other crazy things in their life do not exist. I always need to throw myself into another world, that is if my boys will let me. I need new ideas for a good book. Thanks everyone, and Happy reading!

Books I have read....so far

  • A Promise to Believe in-10
  • A Tree grows in Brooklyn-6
  • A Year down Yonder-5
  • Book of a Thousand Days-8
  • Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer-9
  • Catching Fire-10
  • Charlotte's Rose-9
  • City of Ashes-9
  • City of Bones-9
  • City of Glass-9
  • Cry the Beloved Country-6
  • Dawn's Prelude-10
  • Dead until Dark-5
  • Define Normal-8
  • Diary of Anne Frank-8
  • Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer-8
  • Enna Burning-7
  • Enthusiasm by Polly Shulman-8
  • Girlwood-10!!!!!
  • In the Forests of the Night-5
  • Jinx-7
  • Listening for Lions-9
  • Me, the Missing, and the Dead-7
  • Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac-5
  • Morning's Refrain-10
  • New Moon by Stephenie Meyer-8
  • Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen-10
  • Pride and Prescience-10
  • River Secrets-8
  • Sarah, Plain and Tall-4
  • The Chosen-6
  • The Goose Girl-7
  • The Great Gatsby-6
  • The Host by Stephenie Meyer-10
  • The Hunger Games-10
  • The Invention of Hugo Cabret-9
  • The Last Leaf-8
  • The Mysterious Benedict Society-7
  • The Persian Pickle Club-7
  • The Princess Academy-7
  • The Red Shoe-3
  • The Secret Garden-10
  • The Snows-7
  • The True meaning of Smekday-10
  • Twilight by Stephenie Meyer-8
  • Vampire Kisses-5