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Friday, July 31, 2015

Books Again

I suppose I've been a bit of a slacker, seeing how I haven't posted for almost two months. It has been a crazy two months. I've been recuperating from this nasty bit of a cold/bronchitis for the last month. I'm finally on the mend and catching up.

In the mean time I have had the chance to read a whole bunch of books. Yay!!! So you know what that means.

First off some advice. I've had the chance to sign up to get deals on books and some of them are free. It's been fun reading, but a word to the wise, read the Amazon reviews on any books before you purchase them and be sure to read lots of reviews. I read some reviews for a couple of books, but I didn't delve deep enough and I ended up getting some books with unsavory junk in them. Luckily, Amazon lets you delete those purchases. (whew)

So onto my suggestions. The first is a delightful mystery set in Victorian San Francisco. I loved the main character and her independent nature as well as her ability to get into and out of scrapes with beautiful finesse. The name of the book is Maids of Misfortune by M. Louisa Locke and for now it is still free for Kindle. I loved this book and am planning on purchasing the rest of the mysteries when I get a few extra dollars.

Locke has created the perfect atmosphere of Victorian San Francisco and stayed true to the time period. I enjoyed her writing style and the fact that her book remained free of the junk that you find in a lot of books like this. I highly suggest you pick this one up.

Next, is a police hostage drama that actually caught my attention and kept it throughout the story. All Fall Down by Julie Coulter Bellon. It is part of a series, but the books are also independent stories. This was an action packed book from beginning to end with lots of twists and turns that kept me turning the pages.

Bellon crafted a great drama with a tiny twist of romance that tied me even closer to the characters and the outcome of the story. Though some events seemed a bit fantastic, I also didn't mind it because it was how the story was laid out and the motives of the characters were totally plausible. I enjoy a good murder mystery, this book brought the action to a whole new level.

The Taming of Lady Kate by G. G. Vandagriff, is a delightful Regency romance. The story was more than a romance but a story of treason, love, and desperate actions led by fate.

Lady Kate Derramore and the Marquis of Northbrooke have one thing in common: In order to receive their inheritances, they must marry. Kate sets her sights on Jack, the Marquis of Northbrooke. Jack, meanwhile has tumbled into love with Kate at their first meeting. Because of Jack's "other life," the mysterious job that calls him out of town at the most inopportune moments, he unwittingly puts Lady Kate's life in danger, and while attempting to rescue her comes up against her "reins-grabbing" nature. Despite Kate’s penchant for disaster, will he be able to save her life and his own?


Lastly, I finally read the Fablehaven series. Yes, I now want to own the books and not just the e-books. I want the physical book on my bookshelves so I can read them again and again. I loved the series and I'm glad I took the time to read them. I highly suggest anyone who has a love of fantasy mixed with the real world to check them out and read them and then read them to your kids or let them read them and thoroughly enjoy them as I have. 

So that's all for now. I'm sure I will have some more suggestions in the near future. Happy Reading!!!