Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Since there are a LOT Of books on today's list, I won't be individually linking to them through Goodreads, but I will give you the link for the authors Goodreads profile and hope that is helpful for today.
Colleen is always a great read. I'm enjoying her summer-y Hope Beach novels and am looking forward to her historical series... someday.
For a girl who isn't all that fond of "western fiction," as a teen, I fell head over heels for Lori's fun western fiction - first with the Brides of the West, then her later Men of the Saddle books. If you like Mary Connealy, check into these - and I also just have to say, Now and Always is still one of my favorite contemporaries.
Love this authors suspense writing - and her last book, Trapped was exceptionally good.
It had been years since I read one of Robin's novels, though last year, I did read Beloved and am glad I did. It was sweet and reminded me how much I still love some of her classics, like, Speak to me of Love. Plus I have memories of reading Loving Libby (or Catching Katie) on my first (and only) trip to Alaska.
...and I'm excited to read her new contemporary series which launches this year.
Monday, July 28, 2014
When Amelia Wagner takes over the running of her father's newspaper in Granite Springs, Arizona, she vows to carry on the paper's commitment to reporting only the truth. But Amelia soon learns that even the truth can have consequences. Her father's revealing articles about Great Western Investment Company's business methods have caught the notice of the wrong person, and pressure mounts for Amelia to retract her father's statements.
Friday, July 25, 2014
After the death of her grandmother, Juliette discovers an antique photograph of a man who looks strikingly like her brother. As the truth behind the picture reveals romance and dark secrets, Juliette struggles to keep the mystery away from her nosy family until she can uncover the whole story.
Inspired by her grandmother’s evolving story, Juliette resolves to explore the world of online dating. To her surprise, she finds a kindred spirit in Neil McLaren, a handsome immunologist based in Memphis, Tennessee. With a long-distance relationship simmering, Juliette faces life-shifting decisions. How can she possibly choose between a promising culinary life and Neil, a man a world away in more ways than one? And is it possible her Grandmother’s story can help show the way? - Goodreads
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Some of today's features don't have cover art, but their plots are out there for the world, others I have seen the cover art popping up here and there, but don't think the author has put it up on Facebook nor has it appeared on Amazon (which usually seems a good judge of whether or not a cover is "officially" introduced to the world), so I didn't collect those, then there are some that have covers, but oddly enough don't have their synopsis' out yet. Hmm...
Anyway, I found some pretties thanks to author reveals, Goodreads or Amazon and if you aren't bored with having seen some of these around already, let me know what you think of these!
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Considering this blog’s content has turned into a series of mushy TV films with the occasional book review, I figured, lest you readers get tired - and this blog would fall into a puddle, of reading all that’s “darling” in the world of filmmaking, it might be time to shake things up a bit. This brings me to our film review of the day, The Mortal Instruments.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Oliver McQueen (from CW's Arrow)
Translation: he's cute.
Honestly, I have NO idea what thought I was operating under when sticking this girl on the list, but... I suppose if she were to bring her closet along with her, I wouldn't care if she came along. Even if we were on a deserted island, who wouldn't love the chance to wear one of these dresses?
It's your turn, readers!
Which characters would you pack up with you. For fun? For practicality? For any reason at all...
Friday, July 18, 2014
This telefilm snagged my attention for two reasons. First, it was a part of a favorite networks 2014 lineup and secondly, it starred a familiar face, a Once Upon a Time alum who enjoyed a recurring role and grew to be a fan favorite. When I had the chance to see it, I didn’t hesitate – in fact, I took extra time to see it.
Every once in a while a TV film comes along that separates itself from the rest of the pack and for me that was this movie. Sure, it’s still a happy-go-lucky “cute” dish of happy circumstances, but it’s a non-blockbuster, Saturday-night-staying-in kind of flick that “has style.” On occasion (rare though it was), the conviction with which Chloe searched for the people in the memory book does come off as a tiny bit off-putting. Not because it isn’t admirable or because it doesn’t make for a charming story, more because even knowing who she is, we wonder why she has to piece the riddle together in order to justify what the outcome of her love life could be vs. what it will (in her mind) be. Aside from this minor complaint, I really cannot think of anything else. The writing is snappy and oh my, the leading couple…!
From the moment we see the “meet cute” between these two, I was already grinning silly and easily knew this was going to be my kind of movie. Peeps, the banter between these two is darling. Or maybe it’s just the “natural” ebb and flow of their dialogue or could it be that for once both leading roles were filled to perfection? I don’t know what it was, honestly. Whatever, it was a ton of fun to experience and something that is hard not to get caught up in because of it. Beyond that, there is a nice story running parallel to Chloe and Gabe’s that works nicely with the “bigger picture” of the script – and is also concluded to everyone’s satisfaction.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Poignant and emotionally gripping, A Woman of Fortune reveals the many ways we deceive ourselves and how resilience of the heart is essential to authentic living. Drawing on her experiences as a legal investigator, author Kellie Coates Gilbert delivers emotionally gripping plots and authentic characters. Readers will love Claire’s unbending determination as she strives to keep her family from falling apart and learns to embrace the kind of fortune that lasts. - Goodreads
Find the Book Elsewhere:
Amazon ▪ Barnes & Noble ▪ Goodreads
My apologies to the publisher and author for the delay in this review.
Take a look at this book video featuring Kellie chatting about her new novel.
Sincere thanks to the publisher for providing a complimentary copy of this book for reviewing purposes.
Network: Hallmark Channel
Reviewed: Episodes 1 – 3
Relations and Relationships, Part 1
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Friday, July 11, 2014
When there's a good story to be told, I confess, I like familial dramas. Sometimes the reasons behind the rivalry that keeps a family – or in this case, more specifically, siblings apart, is actually a good enough reason (we all know sometimes the reasons can be exaggerated at times) and with this one, I bought it, which makes this sweet, festive TV film a nice rainy night sort of movie to curl up with.
TV MOVIE REVIEW | When Sparks Fly (2014)
Interested? Find the film on Amazon Instant Video
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Almost as soon as she arrives, she meets the town's handsome young mayor, Rueben King, and together they begin to uncover long held secrets that could tear the small town apart and change everything Wynter thought she knew about her life. As the truth of her family's past hides in the shadows, it's clear someone will stop at nothing to keep the answers she's searching for hidden forever--even if the cost is Wynter's very life. - Goodreads
Coming Next from Nancy Mehl: After years of upheaval, Sarah Miller's life is finally settled with all echoes of the past stilled and silent at last. She spends her time teaching the children of Sanctuary, a town she is happy to call home.
When the sister Sarah hasn't seen in years reappears, it stirs up hard memories of the past and their parents' murder. Even so, Sarah's joy at being reunited with Hannah and meeting the niece she didn't know she had is too soon interrupted when Deputy Sheriff Paul Gleason informs Sarah her sister has been killed.
As Sarah learns more about Hannah's death, the circumstances seem eerily similar to her parents' death. She enlists Paul's help in digging deeper into these murders the police are dismissing as burglaries gone wrong. Paul's concern encourages Sarah's growing feelings for him, but as their investigation peels back the layers of lies almost twenty years old, they get close to uncovering the truth one man will do anything to hide--even if he must do away with the last remaining members of the Miller family. February 2015 - Goodreads
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
much my best friend when it comes to reading friend's blogs because it's how I see when someone put up a new entry. Recently it was down and it just so happened that I'd been away from Blogger/Twitter for a few days, which meant I was in the "catch up" mode and wanting to see all the newsy stuff, instead I was left with, what awesomeness am I missing?? Fortunately, it was up the following day. Crisis averted.
How about you?
Planning. The fact that there is the option to "schedule" posts makes me very happy. I appreciate not having to rush to publish something (unless I chose too) and being able to have blog posts planned out weeks in advance if I wanted. I never do because, well, I'm unorganized, though there are times when I have Top Ten Tuesday ready weeks in advance or when I'm thinking about what to post for the next couple of weeks, and that is an aspect of blogging I do appreciate.