WWW Wednesday (June-4)

I’m trying out a new wednesday meme. As I’m not always waiting for a book each week, I’m thinking of alternating…

WWW Wednesdays is a weekly meme hosted by Should Be Reading.  All you have to do is answer these 3 questions: 

1. What are you currently reading?
2. What did you recently finish reading?
3. What do you think you’ll read next?

 

I have just finished reading “Savour the Moment” by Nora Roberts (penguin)

I am currently reading “Happy Ever After” also by Nora Roberts

I think I’ll next be picking up “Delirium” by Lauren Oliver

What are your three Ws? 

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Teaser Tuesday (June-4)

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by Should Be Reading Share the title & author, so that others can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
Grab your current read
Open to a random page
Share two (2) “teaser” sentences.

BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS!!!

Her Moment in the Spotlight by Nina Harrington

My mother had a favourite saying which used to annoy me like mad sometimes: “only forward”.

I want to know the crazy little details that made him your friend. What kind of pizza topping did he like? What is his house like? Did he sing out of tune? What kind of maddening habits did he have? That sort of thing. 

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Books In My Mailbox (June-4)


This meme is hosted by The Story Siren.

As someone mentioned a couple weeks back a book I bought was the second in the series, goddess boot camp. Something I did not discover until after I purchased the book from the library. So needless to say, I looked into acquiring the first book…

Thankfully the library still has oh.my.gods by Tera Lynn Childs in circulation and I managed to pick it up the other day. Not that I can read it just yet as I still have all my other library books to get through first!

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Simple Smile Saturday (June-3)

Thanks to Jen Armentrout and hannahelt, I came up with this meme. They claimed I get excited over the simplest things, so I decided that every Saturday I would post something “simple” that I get excited over just to prove that the smallest things really do make you smile :0)

Today’s Smile is going on a date!

Earlier this week I was “wined and dined” and had a lovely time. We went out to eat, walked around town, and stopped at a coffee shop to chat longer. The evening was great, the guy is a darling, what’s not to smile about?

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Book Review: Cassandra’s Song by Carole Gift Page

Synopsis: The only thing more important to Cassandra Rowlands than becoming a concert pianist is her family. Cassie and her sisters are constantly trying to set up their widowed father, Reverend Andrew, on dates even though they rarely go as planned. Cassie’s latest candidate is Juliana, mother of Cassie’s colleague Antonio. But while trying to match-make their parents, Cassandra and Antonio start to fall for each other. The only problem is that Antonio isn’t free to marry Cassie…

Author: Carole Gift Page has written many fiction and nonfiction stories, but all have been inspirational. She has also received the CS Lewis Honor Book Award and been a finalist for many other awards. She gives testimonial all over the world hoping to encourage women to love the Lord.

Plot: The story gives nod to Charlotte Bronte‘s classic tale of Jane Eyre, but instead of a crazy hidden in the attic, it is a mysterious woman in the spare bedroom. Thankfully in this book no one dies a horrible death at least.

Subplot: There is a secondary plot weaving through the story based around Reverend Andrew Rowlands who lost his wife five years prior. The three sisters keep trying their hand at matchmaking because they feel their father needs feminine company on occasion. Their latest effort is Juliana, a woman who had been widowed herself and is mother to Antonio. I would have liked to see more malfunctioning match-making from the daughters, as I can just imagine what else could have gone wrong.

Character: A gorgeous Italian guy who can sing and writes songs for you? Not to mention that he is a college professor and a devoted Christian? Be still my heart because I’m about to swoon over Antonio Pagliarulo. His name just rolls off your tongue… well, once you figure out how to pronounce it anyways.

Romance: Cassandra has been fooled by love once before; she was courted by her TA years ago only to find out he was married and had a child! Needless to say, Cassie is a bit reticent when it comes to matters of the heart until she meets Antonio. The talented Italian seems to be the perfect man for Cassandra until she learns he is hiding a very important secret.

Note to Reader: While the characters’ faith in God is rather prominent throughout the novel, it is more a part of their personalities rather than the plot. If you dislike preachy books that try to force a moral onto the reader, this is a good book to pick up because it weaves faith into the story in a way that works.

Quote: It all seemed so perfect, like a story-book romance. I guess it was too good to be true.

The Verdict: It was somewhat predictable as I could guess who the mysterious woman was pretty early on, but I rather enjoyed it. I was moved by the story, sometimes to sadness and sometimes to chuckles, but also moved by how romantic Antonio could be.

 

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Waiting On Wednesday (June-3)

The book I am waiting for is already out in it’s original printing, in fact I have borrowed a copy that was produced in the states. But when I saw the 20th anniversary edition of Diana Gabaldon’s The Outlander, well, it is just an awesome must-have!

The link just doesn’t do it justice so be sure to at least check it out in bookstores on July 5th. The cover is fantastic and it has some sweet swag-like items. You wont be able to resist it!

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Teaser Tuesday (june-3)

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by Should Be Reading Share the title & author, so that others can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
Grab your current read
Open to a random page
Share two (2) “teaser” sentences.

BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS!!!

 

Hellion in her Bed by Sabrina Jefferies

Rising to his feet, Jarret made a production of clearing his throat and uttering noises like the ones he’d seen professional singers make. Then he launched into the only children’s song he could think of. At the first notes, the children gaped at him as if someone in the room had just farted.

I love the way you take care of everyone around you. I love how hard you fight for your son. And most of all, I love that when you look at me, you don’t see me as I am, but me as I could be. If I could only find it in my heart.

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