The cast from A Plain Death is back and trouble is on the horizon. When I say trouble, I mean trouble paired with a heaping helping of mystery to devour. A good book in my opinion should reel you in like the catch of the day. A Plain Scandal does just that….hook, line and sinker. Amanda Flower has written a smart, clever, and very entertaining book. To say I enjoyed reading this book would be an understatement! I will just say that I personally think it may be even better than A Plain Death and I thought that book was awesome. Her characters are becoming fast favorites of mine. The kind of characters written to entertain you and will keep you wondering what they are up to after the story ends. I love reading a book when the main characters seem like people you know. Chloe reminds me of my husband……she knows her way around a gadget or two.
I like all aspects of A Plain Scandal. The fast moving plot, the intriguing townspeople of Appleseed Creek and most importantly the mystery…..ah yes “the mystery”. Who done it…..who would commit such crimes against the Amish? You will be guessing right up to the end. In closing, if I had to choose one word to sum up A Plain Scandal, it would be captivating which means: Attract and hold the interest and attention of; charm. Yes, captivating is the perfect word and you surely will be.
Author info: http://amandaflower.com/
This book was provided to me from B&H Publishing via NetGalley for review purposes.
I started Love Finds You In Glacier Bay Alaska during a snowstorm and I really didn’t want to read about snow while freezing in the snow. I was literally expecting to get chilled just thinking about the sub-zero temperatures and icebergs. Boy was I ever wrong! The authors paint such a beautiful description of Alaska that even I, the one who loathes snow, feel the need to travel to Glacier Bay. As a reader, we are taken on a journey of one woman’s quest to find self-acceptance, the dark cloud that hovers over her head. Ginny is a woman who has it all, she is a recording artist and has made quite the name for herself but being the famous Ginny Marshall comes with demands she can’t seem to fill. Mainly because her heart lies somewhere else and with a past she cannot forget….a heart that leads her to Glacier Bay, Alaska….
Along with Ginny’s adventure, Tricia Goyer and Ocieanna Fleiss also weave in a story told through letters from long ago which are filled with characters who will steal your heart in a matter of seconds. The letters are a major part of the plot and without them the book would lose part of its charm. In fact, I would really enjoy a book based on the characters from the letters! When you read this book please take my advice and have a box of tissues ready along with ample time to devour each page. As you travel through Glacier Bay your attention to everyday mundane chores such as cleaning may be limited due to the fact that one simply cannot put this book down. I say travel because you really will be transported to Alaska through the pages of this truly heartwarming story minus the long underwear or as they say in my neck of the woods long johns. Happy Reading!
I am a member of Tricia Goyer’s 2013 Launch Team and was given a copy of this book for review purposes.
In the second installment of The Amish of Ephrata titled The Quilting Bee, Susie Byler is up to her old tricks. She certainly is not a one trick pony by any means! Priscilla Smucker is once again her target and Susie seems to enjoy target practicing until she is blue in the face. During what should be one of the happiest times of her life, Priscilla is hit with even more rumors, which are meant to tarnish her reputation within the community. That Priscilla is one tough cookie because she has been on one long journey down the high road. I found myself wanting to give her a big bear hug but also a good shake and say speak up…..shout from the rooftops your side of the rumors! The more I think about it though not shouting and just keeping calm is what makes Priscilla such a lovable character. Sometimes less is more but in this particular case of bullying keeping quiet could have ruined a relationship which was only just beginning to blossom. Rumors can start out as a spark and catch fire quickly burning everything within reach whether it’s the intended target or innocent bystanders. I have enjoyed getting to know Sarah’s characters and I do hope you will take the time to read Pricilla’s story which starts with The Tomato Patch. I guarantee you will be thinking of these characters long after you are finished turning the last page……
I have some awesome news…….HarperCollins Publishers is hosting a whopper of a giveaway. There are five sets of Shelley Shepard Gray’s new book A Christmas for Katie along with Christmas in Sugarcreek up for grabs! Five lucky people will win both books….how wonderful is that? They are perfect books to curl up with a nice big cup of coffee and wait for Old Saint Nick to arrive. I thought it would be fun to share some Christmas memories with each other…..to enter leave a comment and tell me a favorite Christmas memory or family tradition. Our family tradition every year is make a ton of cookies. I am a cookie monster so this brings me much joy! Good Luck Everyone:)
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My Review of A Christmas for Katie: A Christmas Families of Honor Novella
As I have said many times over I am a sucker for a good Christmas story. I adored A Christmas for Katie by Shelley Shepard Gray. Put me right in the mood for caroling and (gulp) snow! If you have read the Families of Honor series, then you know the precocious Katie Weaver. Katie is on a mission to fix the falling down nativity scene that stands outside the local library before Christmas arrives. She is faced with a few obstacles but if determination is the prize then Katie takes top billing! We get to visit with other members of the Weaver family and see what they have been up to. I always enjoy catching up with characters that I cared so much for from previous books. Shelley’s books, this title included, are always filled with likeable characters and storylines that are so engrossing you forget just for a minute that your life is filled with obligations and we should stop reading because dinner needs to be cooked! Every time I turn the last page of one Shelley’s books I am left happy and eager to dive into her next story…..that’s the mark of a great author…..they keep you coming back again and again!
This book was provided to me from HarperCollins Publishers via Edelweiss for review purposes.