Monday, January 30, 2017

The Santa Society

I was actually surprised with this book. When I see that it is a romance. ::::Sheesh:::: but it was a Christmas book and I like to pick up some holiday stories

What a different but all so familiar kind of direction the story took. I felt for Erin. She lost her mother around Christmas and so did I. How can you have those happy Christmas feelings? I caught on when Erin meets the dog named Klaus. And a handsome guy named Reason. Tis the reason! Here it begins a Christmas story comes to life.

Than it got to the society. They had their hand into everything. I thought this is like sciencetology how they know people who know people. But I look at the name of the town,Christmasville. There is talk of the gift, rules for these members. A nice twist from the generic way of hearing of the "Christmas" story. Erin,Reason,Callie,Dex,etc... All doing their thing keeping Christmas alive with normal lives

Toward the end when Erin was waiting for Reason the story reminded me of a Hallmark movie. I was rooting for Erin and Klaus and Reason of course. Without giving too much away I can say that I stopped reading another Christmas book to read The Santa Society. And I never wanted to go back to  read the other book.  

I think The Santa Society  was a cute story. Not at all a sappy love story. The characters were strong and written well. I give The Santa Society ------------- 5

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Ten Big Ones

Always like to read about Stephanie Plum. She always gives a laugh. This book was slightly different. Janet wrote Stephanie as a brave woman. Not one to panic. Especially when she had a hitman after her. She even thought of Morreli. There was even the L-O-V-E word that was brought up. What should she do about Ranger? Boy that is a question. Hmm.. What a decision. Ranger is a good person to lend Step his truck,apartment, etc.. you name it. I still am not liking Lula's character. She wasn't as irritating this time though.

I almost gave up on Plum books losing their sparkle until #10. Good going Janet!

I give Ten Big Ones 5-----> 

On to #11

Sunday, November 06, 2016

The Apothecary's Daughter

I don't usually go for romances. They call this a historical romance. And since it was the first nook book that I got, I decided to read it.
I was pleasantly surprised that this novel did have romance but focused on more of the field of apothecary .
I found it pretty interesting how these people of this field look at medicine with herbs and minerals. I learnt that they do have to have some training in hospitals with medical doctors. Almost a jack of trades. Thought it interesting that the author when doing research instead of the usual tourist sights in London (as I went to see) that she and her husband went to museums, apothecary and talk with the society.

I liked the characters of Lily, and Mary. As a matter of fact all the characters were good. I knew there was going to be some romance with the girls. Figured they would find their soulmates.
The one thing I would of wanted to see is that Lily would of followed in her fathers footsteps. I guess in that time women weren't seen to work. Let alone being in a profession of apothecary. Would of been nice to see a woman blaze a trail.

The Apothecary's Daughter wasn't necessary about Lily. But about Mary another strong woman.

I would give The Apothecary's Daughter  5---->

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Whitethorn Woods

Pretty good book. A Maeve Binchy story indeed. I like how all these lives were connected somehow. Each had it's own story to tell. 

I think best is the story of The Single Holiday. Older woman meet younger people. And they accept her. She finds love. All hope and faith going through a statue of St. Ann. Not a fancy place, but a place where a long line of voices were heard and so many dreams answered

I think Rossmore, Ireland will have that way to save St. Ann.

I give Whitethorn Woods 5---->
I would recommend this book. Pick me up kind of stories

Sunday, May 22, 2016

The 100 Year Old Year Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared

My thoughts on this story.
 I thought it was a bit on the longish side. Someone reviewed that they almost put it down because it was long and boring. Well I stuck it out.
The concept behind the story was cool, to be that age and still want some adventure. But what I thought is the flashbacks of Allen's life sounded a little far fetched when big names were dropped every other sentence. Even it was written in the story that Allen talked too much. It was something that needed to be asked of,it was necessary?

I'm glad that I continued to read the story. I give The 100 Year Old Man who Climbed out the Window and Disappeared 3 ----->