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Life is Busy

Okay y’all, here lately I have been unusually busy. Thus the lack of post. With working shift work and also a bunch of other crazy stuff going on in my life I’d been neglecting something I love to do. I guess you could say just haven’t been taking the time to just stop. So my goal is to get back to the regularly scheduled stuff. Please forgive me for lacking, and come back to hear about the great books I’ve been reading.

You can look for the post to be coming back on Friday May 27th. Hope you all continue to enjoy them.

#FridayReads

A Girls Guide to Moving OnIn this powerful and uplifting novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber, a mother and her daughter-in-law bravely leave their troubled marriages and face the challenge of starting over. Leaning on each other, Nichole and Leanne discover that their inner strength and capacity for love are greater than they ever imagined.

When Nichole discovers that her husband, Jake, has been unfaithful, the illusion of her perfect life is indelibly shattered. While juggling her young son, a new job, and volunteer work, Nichole meets Rocco, who is the opposite of Jake in nearly every way. Though blunt-spoken and rough around the edges, Rocco proves to be a dedicated father and thoughtful friend. But just as their relationship begins to blossom, Jake wagers everything on winning Nichole back—including their son Owen’s happiness. Somehow, Nichole must find the courage to defy her fears and follow her heart, with far-reaching consequences for them all.

Leanne has quietly ignored her husband’s cheating for decades, but is jolted into action by the echo of Nichole’s all-too-familiar crisis. While volunteering as a teacher of English as a second language, Leanne meets Nikolai, a charming, talented baker from Ukraine. Resolved to avoid the heartache and complications of romantic entanglements, Leanne nonetheless finds it difficult to resist Nikolai’s effusive overtures—until an unexpected tragedy tests the very fabric of her commitments.

An inspiring novel of friendship, reinvention, and hope, A Girl’s Guide to Moving On affirms the ability of every woman to forge a new path, believe in love, and fearlessly find happiness.


I have to admit that I’ve already read this, and let me tell ya, its really good! The only Debbie Macomber book I’ve ever read, and prolly going to be the best book turned movie one day too.

Anyways, you are going to love the relationships, love, and even some of the anger in this book. Once you start reading you will not want to put it down. So be on the lookout.

A Girls Guide to Moving On will be released the Feb. 23, 2016. My review will be posted on the 19th, so come back and check it out. Enjoy 🙂

Ive made 100 Post (counting this one)

So, I’ve noticed that I have made it to 99 post(so exciting!), and wanted #100 to be special. So here it is…

thank you

Thank you all for the encouragement, comments, likes and follows. There are some of you that have a special place in my heart now. When I first began blogging, you were the ones to always comment on my post, and were always willing to share constructive criticism. With out all of you, I probably would have turned tail and given up long ago. Instead I’ve kept at it, and have made many new friends. Blogging 101 and 201 helped out a lot also. That’s where I have met most of you!

Although I’m still kinda new to all of this, y’all gave me the courage to keep at it! You will never know how thankful I am to each and every one of you! So again, Thank you very very much!!

Deadly Christmas Secrets by Shirlee McCoy

Deadly Christmas Secret by Shirlee McCoyTHE CHRISTMAS TARGET

When new evidence surfaces that Harper Shelby’s niece is possibly alive, Harper doesn’t expect it to endanger her life. For her protection, she has to put her much-guarded trust in Logan Fitzgerald, the man who unknowingly led a killer to her doorstep. Hired to track Harper down, security and rescue expert Logan doesn’t like that he’s been used to find a woman who someone apparently wants dead. Now he won’t leave Harper’s side until he can guarantee her safety and untangle the truth from the lies regarding her sister’s and niece’s murders. The closer they get to finding answers, the more intent the killer becomes on making sure that there won’t be a family reunion—or happily-ever-after—for Harper this Christmas.

Mission: Rescue—No job is too dangerous for these fearless heroes


Logan and Harper make a great pair, even if it takes them a while to figure it out!

Logan shows up at Harpers house, out in the middle of nowhere four years after her sister and niece are murdered, and trouble follows him. Turn out he was hired by her brother in law to find her, but someone close to him wanted Harper dead instead. They don’t get to her though, and not due to lack of trying. They just had too much against them.

After being chased through the woods that first day, to getting shot at while trying to go to a safe house, Harper finally gets some news. Her brother in law received a picture, and he believes its really Amelia (Harpers niece), his missing daughter. With the help of HEART, Harper is determined to find out if its really her niece or not.

They go to her brother in laws house, witness him kissing his new fiancé and end up leaving only to get ambushed on their way out of town. Which least to being with the detective when he receives news of Amelia. She was adopted by a preacher and his wife in Pennsylvania. Her ‘mom’ had come to town, started attending church regularly and claimed she was dying of cancer. She had talked the preacher into adopting the child, so she would not remember her ‘mom’ like that.

While traveling to meet the pastor and his wife Harper is poisoned, believed to be by her brother in laws fiancé, and ends up in the hospital. The same day she wakes up, Amelia turns up missing. She was taken by a woman with short black hair. If you read the book you’ll know exactly who that is…

But… Logan has to leave the hospital to help search for Amelia, and leaves Harper in the hands of the local PD, then the lights suddenly go out. After waiting a few minutes Harper decides not to be a sitting duck, only to open the door and be face to face with the woman who killed her sister and plans to kill her, and Amelia.

Of course, Amelia is a little firecracker and helps Harper out! They make it out alive, in one piece and the murderer is captured!

The best part of this whole story is Amelia returning to family, and actually remembering them! That for me was a great moment.

Shirlee McCoy is one of my favorite authors. She really knows how to draw you into a story and then keep you there until its over(or you just cant hold your eyes open any longer). Deadly Christmas Secrets was just like that, too.

 

I received a complimentary copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. These thoughts and opinions are all mine.

Redwood Violet by Robin Mahle

Redwood VioletThe first book in the thrilling series, Redwood Violet will keep you firmly in its grip and refuse to let go!

Katie Reid is living the quintessential Southern California life. A dream job and her college sweetheart Spencer, top it all off. Now, if only the nightmares would stop. Haunting her for months and getting worse, Katie can no longer handle them on her own.

After seeking help, it becomes apparent that she is dealing with something much deeper and much more sinister. Her only solution is to delve into a past that no one wants her to remember.

Katie soon finds herself drawn into a world mired in evil and lost innocence and Detective Marshall Avery must work to help her channel the pain and anger that he knows all too well.

But will he be able to contain Katie’s desire for vengeance that has begun to unravel her perfect life?


To be completely honest, I didn’t even realize this was a series until I looked up the blurb on Amazon. But it makes perfect sense that this could not be contained to just one book. I would have been very, very, very upset with that.

Poor Katie, she has been living her whole life not knowing something that had a HUGE impact on her whole family, but mostly herself. These nightmares aren’t just regular dreams, they are memories that have been suppressed for almost twenty years. Now that she knows the truth her whole life is changing.

Katie doesn’t know what to do, or who to trust. Spencer is trying to be supportive while telling her to pretty much forget the whole thing. Could you do that, Spencer? I think not! Katie’s life has been flipped upside down and she now feels as though she is losing the small support system she once had.

Stemming from this new part of her life, Katie decides to take another job in the agency she works for to learn more about actual case work. This bring her closer to Detective Marshall Avery, and farther away from Spencer. Detective Avery is trying to help Katie find answers, or more memories. However he can help her, he is trying it. Spencer on the other hand is giving up, and running away from this new person Katie has become.

After losing her fiancé, and gaining a new friend Katie finds her dreams staying the same. After practically giving up on it all, she receives a letter. Its from him. Now her dream comes back in full force, only better. This time she is able to identify him.

That’s where this book ends, and I go shopping for the next of the series. Robin Mahle is quickly gaining my ‘fandom’. I’m in love with this series and cant wait to see what happens next.

Redwood Violet

All The Shiny Things

Law of Five

Gone Unnoticed