After a drunken evening in Las Vegas, Peggy Adams wakes up next to an unknown man, horrified to learn they're married. Luke is East-Coast WASP royalty in Connecticut and Peggy is pre-engaged to her live-in boyfriend,and lives in New York. When they attempt to get an annulment, Luke's eccentric great-aunt offers them a chance to make millions of dollars by remaining married for a year. Agreeing, Peggy soon finds herself immersed in the posh old-money… Continue
Added by Holly on May 30, 2009 at 2:00pm — No Comments
The first book in the Seasons of Grace series. I loved Beverly Lewis' Daughters of Abram series. So, I had high hopes for this one, and while I didn't hate it, I didn't love it. Like the title states, this is a novel full of secrets and questions.
Added by Holly on May 28, 2009 at 2:00pm — No Comments
A delightful book. After her parents divorce, 15-year old Ruby Madden moves from conservative, rural Northern California to liberal, affluent Marin County, near San Francisco. Her younger brother moves with her and her mother and step dad, while her older brother remains with their dad and step mom. Ruby struggles with not only trying to maintain friendships left behind and adjust to a new, very different school, but also with making new friends and… Continue
Added by Holly on May 21, 2009 at 2:00pm — No Comments
The third book in the Ladies of Liberty series by Tracie Peterson. Each book stands alone. Set in 19th century Philadelphia, Cassie Stover is hired to be a companion to Mrs. Jameston, a very wealthy, elderly woman. Cassie's father was killed when she was a teenager so she and her mother have always worked to provide for themselves and her younger sister. Living with Mrs. Jameston brings Cassie into a world she could have imagined.
Added by Holly on May 16, 2009 at 12:12am — No Comments
Growing up wealthy and privileged in Bath, England, Catherine Newbury's life changes forever, when her father is falsely imprisoned and his lands and fortune seized. Her own life in danger, Catherine is sent to America with her family's trusted servants. She must hide her identity and carve out a new life for herself. She becomes an accomplished seamstress and dress designer, with her patterns and designs sought by all. All the while, Catherine saves… Continue
Added by Holly on May 13, 2009 at 11:30pm — No Comments
I'm not quite sure what I expected when I agreed to review this book. The teaser certainly sounded great:
Added by Holly on May 13, 2009 at 11:00pm — No Comments
I'm glad to say that Charity redeemed herself. I really didn't like her in the first book, A Passion Most Pure. This one, though, is her story. Charity has always been the difficult O'Connor daughter: headstrong and tarty, with a deep disdain for her older sister Faith. As Charity's story unfolds, we learn about the past and the misguided reasons for Charity's hatred towards Faith.
Added by Holly on May 12, 2009 at 11:00pm — No Comments
The first book in the Daughters of Boston series. Faith O'Connor fell in love with Collin McGuire as a young girl. Collin is a bold, brash rogue who lacks Faith's devout faith in God. When Collin begins secretly courting Faith's younger sister, Charity, she isn't sure her heart can handle it. After circumstances bring them together a couple of times, Collin begins to realize he has feelings for Faith as well.
Added by Holly on May 11, 2009 at 11:00pm — No Comments
I have always liked and admired Scott Hamilton. I loved watching him skate, and like many others, I remember his 1984 Olympic Gold Medal win in Sarajevo. Scott's struggles in his life, especially his sickly youth, are well-known. He's also a two-time cancer survivor, and a happily married man with two children.
Added by Holly on May 10, 2009 at 11:00pm — No Comments
The third and final book of the Fairlawn Series. Of all three books, I enjoyed this one the most.
Added by Holly on May 7, 2009 at 11:00pm — No Comments
A real story, about real people. People with families you could understand. People you could possibly know, and certainly, people you would like.
Added by Holly on May 6, 2009 at 11:00pm — No Comments
Once again I'm in the minority when it comes to my review vs. my fellow book bloggers. This one was hailed as fantastic, terrific and well worth reading. It wasn't my cup of tea, so to speak, and I didn't even finish it.
Added by Holly on May 5, 2009 at 11:00pm — No Comments
I've read the Elm Creek books and, with few exceptions, I've liked them all. The Lost Quilter picks up the story of Joanna, the runaway slave from The Runaway Quilt. As with the other Elm Creek books, this one begins with Sylvia discovering a new fact about her family or their quilting. While the beginning and end of the book are about Sylvia trying to find out information about Joanna, the book itself is, Joanna's story.
Added by Holly on May 5, 2009 at 10:30pm — No Comments
The Side-Yard Superhero is subtitled, "Life in DeGraff: An Automythography". Author Rick Niece defines an "automythography" as, a work of non-fiction that looks reflectively at what we think we remember and how we think we remember it; an iridescent memory based upon truth and fact. This charming memoir is all that and more.
Added by Holly on May 3, 2009 at 10:30pm — No Comments
A sequel to Before the Season Ends.
Added by Holly on May 2, 2009 at 10:30pm — No Comments