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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Top Reads 2016 - NonFiction


Believe it or not, I do read other books besides fiction. Not many, but they are there, Listed here are my favorite nonfiction categories. And yes, I DO know that Alice in WOnderland is fiction, I just didn't have anywhere else to put the coloring book! Hope you find these helpful! 



Coloring Book




Cookbook


Devotional 



Historical


Kids


Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Review & Giveaway! - An Uncommon Courtship - Hawthorne House Book 3 - Kristi Ann Hunter

When I first read A Noble Masquerade (book one), I knew that Kristi Ann Hunter was unique. Little did I know that her books would be able to twist and pull on my heart and emotions in such a strong way. Don't miss the giveaway for a copy of An Uncommon Courtship at the end of the post!  

My Rating
★★★★★ - You have bewitched me, body and soul. (More Info)

About the Book
Lord Trent Hawthorne couldn't be happier he is not the duke in the family. Free to manage his small estate and take his time discovering the life he wants to lead, he has grand plans of someday wooing and falling in love with the woman of his choice. When he finds himself honor bound to marry a woman he barely knows, his dream of a loving marriage like his parents' seems lost forever.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Conductor of Light - Herringford & Watts Novella - FREE BOOK - Rachel McMillan

My Rating
★★★★★ - You have bewitched me, body and soul. (More Info)

About the Book
It may be that you are not yourself luminous, but that you are a conductor of light. Some people without possessing genius have a remarkable power of stimulating it.

Arthur Conan Doyle, The Hound of the Baskervilles

Toronto, 1912

A seemingly forgettable evening of second-rate vaudeville entertainment proves lethal when Constable Jasper Forth and reporter Ray DeLuca witness the onstage death of the actor Stephano. Was this the performance of a lifetime or merely opening night of the next intriguing case for Jem DeLuca and Merinda Herringford?

Hiding from Toronto's dreaded Morality Squad in the back alleyway of the theater, Jem and Merinda encounter a mysterious musician who steps out of the shadows to tell them a murder has occurred inside.

First Line Fridays - 1/13/17 - An Uncommon Courtship


Good morning and welcome to another edition of First Line Fridays!

I do hope that you are keeping warm in your part of the country (world), it barely creeped into the double digits (Fahrenheit)  today and doesn't look like it will be getting warmer anytime soon.

I am SO excited about this book! I JUST started it...and it is very hard to not disregard housework and meals. I just want to read! Watch for my review early next week!


Prologue
Hertfordshire, England - 1796
"Many a man has been inspired by a great father or a noble brother, and young six-year-old Lord Trent Hawthorne had been blessed with both."


Post your first line below and head over to see what First Lines my lovely friends have today!

Beth Erin - Faithfully Bookish
Katie - Fiction Aficionado 
Andi - Radiant Light

If you would like to host First Line Fridays on your blog, contact Carrie on Reading is my SuperPower.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

In the Shadow of Denali - Heart of Alaska Book 1 - Tracie Peterson & Kimberley Woodhouse

My Rating
 - You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you. (More Info)

About the Book
Cassidy Ivanoff and her father, John, work at the new and prestigious Curry Hotel outside Mt. McKinley. While John will be expedition and wilderness exploration guide for the wealthy tourists, Cassidy has signed on as a cook's assistant. Both are busy as the hotel prepares to welcome the president of the United States on his way to drive in the golden spike to officially complete the railroad.

Allan Brennan travels to the Curry Hotel to be an apprentice of a seasoned Alaska mountain guide. Ever since his father's death climbing Mt. McKinley, he's worked to earn enough money to make the trek to the Alaska territory himself. His father's partner blames their guide for the death of his father, but Allan wants to find the truth for himself. He finds an unlikely ally in Cassidy, and as the two begin to look into the mystery, they suddenly find that things are much less clear, and much more dangerous, than either could ever imagine.


My Thoughts
Excuse me while I find a train headed to Alaska...THIS book makes me want to visit Alaska even more than I did before.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Never Forget - Beacons of Hope Book 5 - Jody Hedlund - Celebrate Lit Blog Tour

Click here to purchase your copy.







My Rating
★★★★★ - You have bewitched me, body and soul. (More Info)

About the Book
Book: Never Forget
Author: Jody Hedlund  
Genre: Historical Romance  
Release Date: January 4, 2017  

Rose Island Lighthouse, Rhode Island  

June 1880  

Will she betray his trust to stay on the island she loves?

Abbie Wilson is content to spend her days clamming, crabbing, and tending Rose Island Lighthouse. Her grandpa is the head light keeper, but his senility may lead to their eviction. Since leaving the island would kill her beloved Gramps, Abbie will do anything to keep him in the one place he knows and loves.

Sunday, January 8, 2017

2017 Reading Challenge


Ok, so last year I had a HUGE list of points that I had to hit with my reading challenge. I am afraid that I only made it about 66% of the way through the list. However, I DID read a much wider variety of books last year than I ever have. Going by the numbers I read and reviewed 78 books in 2016. Not too shabby if I do say so myself. I had a blast diving into new genres, reading new authors, and experiencing new settings. So overall, the reading challenge was a success, it got me out of the box and into a much broader world of books.