Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Dystopian Giveaway Hop

a society characterized by human misery, as squalor, oppression, disease, and overcrowding.

Dystopian Giveaway Hop
November 1st to 7th
Hosted by I Am A Reader, Not A Writer & My Shelf Confessions

Win one book of choice from the list below as long as TBD delivers to your country.


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 This giveaway will end November 7, 2012 at 11:59 pm est.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Spooktacular Giveaway Hop

Welcome to the Spooktacular Giveaway Hop, hosted by I Am a Reader, Not a Writer and The Diary of a Bookworm!
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Giveaway ends Oct. 31 @ 11:59 pm EST

Friday, October 19, 2012

It's Haiku Time

Changing like seasons
Pages past, Pages future
Words will take you there

~Connie Shelor

Friday, October 12, 2012

Love To Water My Soul

Love To Water My Soul (Dreamcatcher Series #2)
by Jane Kirkpatrick

  • Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Multnomah Publishers (September 16, 2008)

  • Amazon Book Description:

    Based on historical characters and events, Love to Water My Soul recounts the dramatic story of an abandoned white child rescued by Indians. Among Oregon's Paiute people, Shell Flower seeks love and a place of belonging...only to be cast away from her home.

    A remarkable story of God's constancy and provision for all lovers of history, romance and faith...

    Based on historical characters and events, Love to Water My Soul recounts the dramatic story of an abandoned white child rescued by Indians. Among Oregon's Paiute people, Shell Flower seeks love and a pace of belonging...only to be cast away from her home.

    In the years that follow, she faces a new life in the world of the white man--a life filled with both attachment and loss--yet finds that God faithfully unites her with a love that fills all longing in this heartwarming sequel to Jane Kirkpatrick's award-winner, A Sweetness to the Soul.


    My Opinion:

    This is book #2 in the  Dreamcatcher Series. I did not read the first book because I didn't know there was a first book (A Sweetness to the Soul) but if it is as good as Love to Water My Soul then I really missed out!  Yes, I definitely plan to read the first one.

    Love to Water My Soul has such well developed characters that I couldn't put it down. I felt like I was right there with Asiam on her journey through good times and hard times.

    It is so beautifully written. Although the writing gets a little flowery at times, I feel it made the story come alive. A glossary of Native-American words is included before the first chapter. Knowing what the words meant made it feel very authentic.

    This is a powerful read about  survival and perseverance with much love, hope and faith. I recommend this book.



    Thursday, October 4, 2012

    GIVEAWAY: Ravished By A Highlander by Paula Quinn

    Ravished by a  Highlander (Children of the Mist #1)
    by Paula Quinn

  • Mass Market Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Forever; 1 edition (May 1, 2010)

  • Goodreads Summary:

     Davina Montgomery is no ordinary English lady. For her own protection, she's been locked away from society, her true identity the Crown's most closely guarded secret. Until a shocking betrayal--and a bold rescue--land her in the arms of a fierce Highlander, a powerful warrior whose searing gaze and tantalizing touch awaken her body and soul.


    As the firstborn son of a powerful Scottish laird, Robert MacGregor has no loyalty to the English throne, but he's not the kind of man to leave a woman in distress, even if she is English. He vows to deliver Davina to safety, unharmed and untouched. Yet one stolen kiss leaves them both smoldering with desire...and desperate for more. With Davina's secret threatening to destroy his clan, Rob must choose between everything he holds dear and the one woman he can't live without.


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    Giveaway ends October 11 at 11:59 pm EST

    Wednesday, October 3, 2012

    Review: Hickory Smoked Homicide

    Hickory Smoked Homicide (A Memphis BBQ Mystery #3)
    by Riley Adams

  • Mass Market Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Berkley; Original edition (November 1, 2011)

  • Goodreads Summary:

    BBQ-joint owner Lulu Taylor knows pretty much everyone in Memphis who lives ribs. But one person she'd rather not know is Tristan Pembroke, a snooty pageant couch with a mean streak. When she finds Tristan's dead body stuffed in a closet at a party, the police are suspicious- especially since Lulu's developed a taste for being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Caught in a situation stickier than molasses, Lulu must clear her name, or risk getting fried...


    My Opinion:

    I love cozies! Hickory Smoked Homicide is the third book in A Memphis BBQ Mystery but it read just fine as a stand alone. I do plan on reading #1 and #2 though.

    I liked the characters in the book. They felt well developed and gave me the feel of who they are. Widow Lulu Taylor is a hoot!

    A story with plenty of red herrings is what I like in a mystery. I hate to figure out who the guilty party is too soon. This mystery really did keep me guessing with a victim who wasn't liked very much by so many.

     Hickory Smoked Homicide was a fun, easy read that I would recommend.