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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Review: Three Christmas Wishes

Three Christmas Wishes Three Christmas Wishes by Sheila Roberts
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

I'm having a hard time reading this. There are 3 main female characters. Jo is pregnant and whiny because her Navy husband isn't home for the delivery so she gave him an ultimatium of it's her or the Navy as he wants to re-enlist. Selfish. Noel is an author of children's books, so the main character is a voice in her head and constantly urges her on and comments on her disasterous life, but it's like she has multiple personalities or something and it's creepily disturbing. Riley is an elementary school teacher whose fiancé breaks up 3 weeks before the wedding, having an affair with her bridesmaid, a fellow teacher. She's just depressing. She's eventually suppose to meet someone but half way through the book the only person she's met is a police officer in the line of duty whose had maybe two sentences. I'm determined to finish it to see how it turns out, but constantly putting the book down to do almost anything else as it can't hold my interest. The 3 main characters have so many flaws, I can't seem to like any of them. The one I like the most, Noel, has that stupid voice in her head and I can't stand listen to them arguing with each other. *groans*

It finished better than it started but there were still parts I found disturbing. The person Riley met was a complete jerk, but then turns himself around. Yuck. At least Noel's man worked out but his witch of a mother is never resolved to let you know if the two of them found a way to like each other. Overall, I wouldn't recommend it.

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Sunday, September 10, 2017

Review: A Poisoned Season

A Poisoned Season A Poisoned Season by Tasha Alexander
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

If this is any indication, I finished the book in just one day, at 4am. I really loved this book. It was very intriguing and captivating.

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Saturday, September 9, 2017

Review: And Only to Deceive

And Only to Deceive And Only to Deceive by Tasha Alexander
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I am loving this series. I started by reading book 9, as that was how I found the series. This is the first in a series of 12 (with 3 enovella's). Cozy mysteries set in England and Paris during Queen Victoria's reign near her Jubilee. A lot of missing person's, intrigue, theft, and any murder is not grisly with few details related. A lot of historical information in the books.

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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Review: A Beauty So Rare

A Beauty So Rare A Beauty So Rare by Tamera Alexander
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I gave it 3 stars instead of 4 because her books in this series take awhile to get started. In other words, I'm a third of the way into the book before I'm emotionally invested in the characters enough to want to see what happens to them. By the end, you love the book.

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Review: A Lasting Impression

A Lasting Impression A Lasting Impression by Tamera Alexander
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was a very lovely story. It's set in 1866/1867, 2 years after the end of the American civil war, in Nashville, Tennessee. The heroine of the story is unwittingly an art forger, trying to make a new life for herself. There is a Christian element to the story, but it's minor and not intrusive.

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Sunday, August 13, 2017

Review: The Counterfeit Heiress

The Counterfeit Heiress The Counterfeit Heiress by Tasha Alexander
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I found this at Dollar Tree for just $1. I really liked the book. Turns out it's book 9 in a 12 book series. Thankfully my local library has the rest of the series.

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Friday, July 7, 2017

Review: Storm Glass

Storm Glass Storm Glass by Maria V. Snyder
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

I was disappointed in this book. I expected more after loving the Study series by Maria Snyder so much. This isn't bad, don't get me wrong. But it doesn't compare to the Study series.

Opal is a rather young, inexperienced and occassionally whiny character. The love triangle is getting drawn out and suspect it'll take all 3 books to get resolved. Although glassblowing is interesting, it gets old after awhile so not looking forward to two more books of it. I'll finish the series so I know what happens to all the characters. I do love the authors world of Sitia/Ixia. But I never have cared for Opal's character. I worried it couldn't stand up to the Study series and I was proved right. It's still not bad, in fact, better than alot of books. But the Study series is superior by far.

Edited. Glass series Note: I had to reduce the star rating of this book and the Glass series overall. I tried rereading the Glass series as I was rereading the Poison and Soulfinder series. I can't do it. I understand from a plot point-of-view due to storylines where the author had the main character Opal tortured. What I cannot deal with, (spoiler) is that Opal falls for her abuser. I can't believe he has a total chance of heart. You can't change your complete personality. The torture and her sister's death had such a huge impact on Opal, I just can't (spoiler) believe she willingly marries him by the end of the series. Women tend to fall for the bad boys, and then get abused by them. They don't usually fall in love and marry them AFTER the abuse. And this isn't normal abuse, it's torture and rape. Due to this, I can't recommend the Glass series to anyone and I can't reread it. For those of us that are survivors of abuse, it's just too painful to read.

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