Today I am reviewing Wind Chime Wedding by Sophie Moss.
Blurb: Second grade teacher, Becca Haddaway, is weeks away from walking down the aisle with her high school sweetheart when she learns that the Heron Island Elementary School is about to be shut down. In the midst of a whirlwind of wedding planning, she launches into a last-ditch effort to save it. But the one man who can help her is determined to make her question every decision she has ever made–including the man she’s about to marry.
Former Navy SEAL and son of the current Maryland governor, Colin Foley, is finally starting to feel whole again after losing his leg on a career-ending deployment in Afghanistan. After struggling for months to figure out what to do with his post-military life, he’s found a new mission–opening a rehab center for wounded veterans on the peaceful Chesapeake Bay island. All he needs now is a woman to share his new life with…and he knows exactly who he wants. With a little help from the island’s magical wind chimes, can Colin convince Becca to change her mind before it’s too late?
My Review: What a treat to visit Heron Island once more. MS Moss does a wonderful job of putting you into the story and making it seem like you are visiting friends. The book draws you in to the characters and surroundings it is if you were there. Having spent some of the best times at seaside towns I loved this book. I have read the other Windchime books and this one is a wonderful addition to the series. I give this book 5 stars.
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After some thought, and time away, I have decided that I will open back up this fall. Summer is just too busy of a time here to do justice to reviews. So bear with me for all the mind changes and I will see you all this fall. Again throughout the summer as I have time I will do reviews. Thank you all.
While I have enjoyed the time I have spent with the many authors that have sent books to me to read, I am going to be ending my book review blog. Due to family circumstances I just can not fit in the reading time I need to be fair to the many submissions I have. If you have sent a book to me I will continue to post reviews on Amazon and Goodreads as I have time to get to the books. I am sorry for any disappointment you authors feel. Good luck and keep writing.
I had my first video interview via skype (first time I’ve ever used Skype as well) last week with Acresbooks, a website dedicated to bringing readers and authors together one video interview at a time.
I was really, really nervous the whole time and so ended up sounding like an idiot, but the interviewer was great and it was a lot fun. And my camera wasn’t straight ahead so I’m not actually looking at the camera most of the time because I was looking at my computer screen where the interviewer was.
Even with all of that, if you’re interested in watching the interview you can either watch the imbedded video below or go to Acresbooks and watch it there.
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Today I am reviewing Empty Space by Suzanne Dome.
Dorienne Nielsen has no clear vision of her own future…until an object rockets from the sky and slams to earth behind the county fair barn.
The mercenary extraterrestrials, Den and Zeeto, want a scrounger. Dorienne’s smart mouth and voracious appetite for information fills the niche. Utilizing an illegal cybernetic augmentation, Dorienne dives head-first into information scrounging while dodging pirates, other mercenaries and political zealots. Tricky interstellar politics and the stigmas of being human in a non-human vacuum test her at every turn.
My Review: I really enjoyed the slant this book had on life from other planets. The story was original and fresh. Loved the main character Dara. Her interactions with the aliens was unique. I had a little trouble getting into the book at first. I did not really like her high school friend and the conversations seemed forced. The more I got into the book though the better and more natural it seemed to flow. I would recommend it to Sci-Fi fans and I am looking forward to the next book. I would like to give it a high rating but in fairness to my other submission I have to subtract a lot for poor editing. A trip through a good editor would make this rank right up there with the best. I give this a 3 star.
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Today I am reviewing Throwaway by Heather Huffman.
Blurb: Jessie Jones is living the life–except for the fact that she earns it by working the streets. She’s been under pimp Spence’s thumb for fourteen years, and she isn’t looking to change it. That is, until undercover cop Gabe walks into her life and offers her something she’s never had before: a love, a future, a home. But even if Jessie could walk away from Spence, there are darker forces of evil who want her to stay put, or worse, dead.
In this romantic suspense, author Heather Huffman delivers an adventure from the vibrant streets of St. Louis to the caves of the Ozarks as Jessie discovers whether she can love another, whether she can love herself, and whether any of it is enough.
My Review: I really enjoyed this book. It is of course your typical romance novel that a lot of things are predictable in, however this one does have quite a bit of originality. The main character is gritty and real. Her love interest is cop who is supposed to arrest her. It moves along enough to keep you involved in the story and does connect you with all the characters in the book. I highly recommend it to the romance lovers out there. I give this book 5 stars.
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