Thursday, February 21, 2019

Review: Silent Child

Silent Child Silent Child by Sarah A. Denzil
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was one interesting book. Your child disappears from school during a rain storm....while your life goes on, (leave child's father, marry another man, pregnant with his child) one day, 10 years later your first child, Aiden, shows up. Where has he been for a decade?

He won't talk and so the story goes on to show how his return is affecting everyone involved. Who took Aiden is the big question and where was he for the past ten years? Things start getting weird, Aiden's father returns and is now involved. Emma is now left with trying to find the answers to her son's disappearance.

Intriguing throughout the book and an ending I couldn't predict. Enjoyed it.

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Sunday, February 17, 2019

Not about Books

When I was young I wasnt allowed to wear makeup at all.  So it wasn't until my early 20s that I started using makeup thanks to a girlfriend.  I put it all on, eyeliner, mascara, foundation, eyeshadow etc.

But I hated that I had to get all that makeup off at night scrubbing and washing to make sure there wasn't a smudge anywhere.  So I gave it all up and toned it down to eyeliner, mascara and lipstick.  My three go-tos for making up my face in the morning.  And it has served me well.

Now I never leave home with my eyes made up and some lipstick.  I am also guilty of have several tubes of lipstick all around.  One in my pocket, one in my purse, one at home and even one in my car.  It just gives me an uplift to have some color on my face.  Plus in this cold we all need soft lips.

I just found a great deal for lip gloss and lipstick and plan to stock up because the price is amazing and today only I can order with free shipping.  Do you like these colors?


Saturday, February 16, 2019

Review: The Mother-in-Law

The Mother-in-Law The Mother-in-Law by Judy Moore
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Victoria meets Brad in Las Vegas and after a month, they get married there. But he lives in Florida, so she packs up everything to move their with him. Little does she know there is a mother-in-law living in the house along with Brad's son. Each day reveals something else about her new mother-in-law that is not only suspicious but also very scary.

As the secrets and lies come out, Victoria finds herself with a decision to stay or leave. But her love for Brad might also put her in danger.

Loved this book because I didnt know what to expect and when I finally got to the end....well, not what I was expecting.

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Monday, February 11, 2019

Review: Wreckage

Wreckage Wreckage by Emily Bleeker
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

What happens on that island, stays on that island. What was supposed to be a dream trip, Lillian and her mother-in-law (who won the trip) are on a plane to Fiji. But what they didnt expect was for the plane to crash into the ocean and be stranded on a deserted island.

There somehow they survive and are rescued, but not after some harrowing experiences which Lillian and David (another survivor) must lie about.

This book was so different in many ways. What you thought would happen didnt; how you thought it would end - didnt. What David and Lillian had to do to survive on the island is amazing but their survival back home was more amazing. Because their lies are not something they can keep on telling without doing harm to their marriages. Or will they survive that too!

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Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Review: The Au Pair

The Au Pair The Au Pair by Emma Rous
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book was confusing in the first half mainly because it kept switching back and forth between 1991 and 2017. It covers the life of Laura, an au pair, who has a confusing life herself. When she is in charge of the baby, Edwin, while his mom is pregnant all seemed well. By the time you get half way through you know something is up and life gets tangled up.

Seraphine and her twin brother, Danny are born and minutes later, Ruth their mom throws herself off a cliff. The village gossips, the au pair goes back to her home and it's not until years later when Seraphine's dad dies that she goes through his belongings and starts to uncover photos of only one baby and questions are raised.

Is she really a Summerbourne twin? If not, who is her mother? Seraphine will not stop until she has all the answers...even at the risk of breaking up her family.

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Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Review: Working Fire

Working Fire Working Fire by Emily Bleeker
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Reading this book is like blowing up a balloon. Each chapter gives you a little more air and the more you read the more you wonder when the balloon will burst.

Ellie moves back home to Broadlands, IL to help her sister Amelia with their dad who had a stroke. Ellie works as a paramedic and one day a call comes in for her sister's house and finds both Amelia and her husband, Steve were shot. The story tends to go back and forth from five weeks previous to the shooting and the present, leaving you with the feeling that the balloon is due to explode with each chapter.

While Amelia is critical, Steve gets better and Ellie, looking for answers, comes in contact with secrets and a scenario she would have never thought was possible. Up to the end of this book you think you know what will happen...but you really don't.

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Saturday, January 26, 2019

Review: The Liar's Child

The Liar's Child The Liar's Child by Carla Buckley
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I got this book through NetGalley for an honest review and wow, I loved it. Actually I had tears in my eyes by the end.

It takes place in NC in a town called Paradise but it is far from that. Sara who is in the witness protection program gets placed in Paradise until the Feds can move her. She lives next door to a father and his two children. After a hurricane hits them she is the one who rescues the children not only from the storm but also from a life of tragedy that is tearing them apart.

A warm story of suspense and compassion you wont want to miss. Due out March 12, 2019; put it on your TBR list now.

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Monday, January 21, 2019

Review: Ultimate Brainbusters: Short Stories With Incredible Plot Twists

Ultimate Brainbusters: Short Stories With Incredible Plot Twists Ultimate Brainbusters: Short Stories With Incredible Plot Twists by Jonathan Smith
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I was contacted by the author to read this book for an honest opinion. I am not a reader of short stories but agreed because once in a while it's good to step out of my usual genre.

Of course I read it in one sitting because I could not stop turning the page for more stories. There are 21 short stories that read quickly but so incredible that you find yourself looking for more. They are also inspirational and I love the plot twists. My favorite was story #12 The Torture.

Looking forward to reading more of Jonathan Smith's books.

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Sunday, January 20, 2019

Review: Malice

Malice Malice by Jennifer Jaynes
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I think I have found me another good author. This is the first book I have read by Jaynes and really enjoyed it. Every chapter had something different covering people's lives that were separate but also intertwined.

Daniel and Mia return from their honeymoon and it all begins to fall apart. He is a pediatrician and works for a medical center that is pushing the new drug Respira for children. But something isnt right when some of the children have adverse affect on some children. But the center doesnt want to hear it and the book goes on to tell the story of what Daniel does and the consequences of fighting a big drug company.

When people start dying, Daniel must do something and it goes deeper into this nightmare. Even the end of this book puts a question in your this really the end?

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Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Review: Last Seen Leaving

Last Seen Leaving Last Seen Leaving by Catherine Lea
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I love when books grab me from the first page and wont let go. This book did that for me. It starts with Syd Shaeffer and her career as NY District Attorney. And then spins off to her losing her sight and trying to run a law office after her fiance leaves her.

Things get worse when she finds out her ex-fiance goes missing in New Zealand and is called upon to find him. Dont get the police involve she is told, and so she goes off to find him. Things get complicated and a bit difficult for her but she doesn't let anything get in her way.

An interesting read and many twists and turns with an ending that will surprise you. Sometimes I got mad but mostly I was intrigued with the way Syd was able to handle this case. Looking forward to reading more books by Ms Lea.

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Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Review: Guilty as Sin

Guilty as Sin Guilty as Sin by Adam Croft
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I am yet to read a book by Croft that isn't great. Another story that keeps me turning the pages. If you haven't read anything by him yet, please start. You won't regret it.

This story is part of a series so you might want to start with #1 Too Close for Comfort just to familiarize yourself with Knight & Culverhouse.

When seventeen-year-old Danielle Levy goes missing one lunchtime, DS Wendy Knight and DCI Jack Culverhouse believe they have a routine case on their hands.

Then a local businessman is found dead and the case takes a whole new
turn as Knight and Culverhouse begin to unravel the cases and their connection. Didn't see this ending either which makes Croft's books even more interesting. Great suspense and story.

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