Monday, January 30, 2012

An Unlikely Pair by Carla Krae

Prequel short story for "My Once and Future Love". By typical standards, Beth and Jacob should've never been friends, but it's funny what Geometry class and a shared backyard wall can bring about.

My Review - This book was a freebie on my Nook and so I got it. I will pretty much try to read anything, especially when it's free. This book was just okay for me. I liked the story of Beth and Jacob and wish it'd give more details then just ending like it did. But I understand the author wanting the reader to buy the next book. I added it to my wish list and maybe one day I will buy it to read. Overall I gave it 2 stars for being okay.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

A Sister's Hope by Wanda E. Brunstetter

Lose yourself in Holmes County, where romance, suspense, mystery, and faith-filled Amish ways rule the day! Martha Hostettler is concerned about the continuous attacks being made on her Amish family. With a definite motive and a myriad of methods, Luke Friesen looks like the culprit. Determined to clear his name, Martha decides to play detective. What will the search for truth cost her?

My Review - I loved this book! Finally finding out who was behind all the attacks and then watching Martha fall in love was so good. I loved how Wanda E. Brunstetter didn't give away who the culprit was until the very end. And I was guessing until the moment it said who it was. I hadn't even suspected who the culprit was either. I thought for sure it was someone else. Boy was I fooled, but in a good way! :) Overall, a great read. I gave it 4 stars.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Praises of a Wife and Mommy

Do you follow blogs and have some favorites that you love to read their post. I do. I follow Praises of a Wife and Mommy and now she has a giveaway for you to enter. Praises of a Wife and Mommy has a giveaway of Valentine hair clips...And I entered...Go enter for a chance to win! So cool! :)

Spindlecrook by G.R. Boden

Neglected by his guardians at the bottle cap factory and bullied by the other boys, Simon Favor spends his time in the boiler room, polishing a home-made vest fashioned out of discarded bottle caps and contemplating his grim future. But Simon’s fortune changes when Mr. Tinsworth, the factory owner, enrolls him at Grynnless Middle, a reformatory institution for wayward children. At Grynnless, Simon is thrust into a strange world full of social misfits and cruel professors, but when a young girl named Pepper materializes out of the shadows and invites Simon to audition for Spindlecrook, the school’s theater troupe, Simon takes a leap of faith. Both Pepper and Spindlecrook, however, are not what they appear to be, and Simon soon learns that he will need much more than his bottle cap armor to survive.

Once in the otherworldly town of Spindlecrook, Simon discovers that Pepper is one of several Collectors, expertly trained in the art of ‘human gathering.’ Simon has in fact been hand-picked by the sinister Tragetour, a shape-shifter whose mad passion for the theater has driven him to kidnap humans for his ultimate production—a performance that will end with Simon’s death in the leading role. Only after Simon discovers that Mr. Humdugeon, the towering black-cloaked theater professor, is one of the legendary veil rippers and controls passage between our world and Spindlecrook with an enchanted silver hand, can he hope to find a way back.

My Review - This book was good and it was free on my Nook. It's not my usual type of book but when I saw that it was free I thought I'd give it a shot. I'm glad I did. I loved the story line and I really think this would be great if it were made into a movie. It'd be something different from other movies. The story line was so easy to read and easy flowing. I loved the part with Grinder in it too! :) Yep, I think this book needs to be made into a movie!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Back with Six Word Saturday! :)

Spending the day with my Princess!

I went back to work on Thursday and I'm glad I only had to work Thursday and Friday before a few days off again to spend with my Princess, Maddie. Thursday and Friday were okay workdays. But I was exhausted Thursday from work. Hopefully someday, oneday I'll be able to be a stay at home Mom with her. I have always felt like that was what God put me on Earth to do, be a Mom and raise my child(ren) the way God would want me to, along with my husband of course! :) But when God sees fit for me to be able to stay at home with my sweet girl then I will, until then I've given it to him and I'll enjoy my weekend time with her!

A Sister's Test by Wanda E. Brunstetter

Sit back with a warm cup of herbal tea and sink into the relaxing pleasures of a story from an Amish community, virtually insulated from the fast pace of modern life. Meet Ruth Hostettler and discover how even a cocoon of tradition cannot protect the Hostettler family from unjust evil in the world. Watch as generations of faith struggle to stand firm and one woman's dreams are put to the test.

My Review - I loved how this book played on the first book and it kind of just kept going. I can't wait to read the 3rd book in the series. I felt so sorry for Ruth all throughout the book. And Abe as well. I loved the story line between Cleon and Anna, as well as the one between Rosemary and Roman. Hopefully in the 3rd book we'll find out who has been messing with the Hostettler family!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Six weeks...

flies by very quickly...Exactly six weeks ago today I was in the hospital in labor with Maddie. Sadly, tomorrow I go back to work :( Part of me will be glad to have adult conversation again and get back into a routine but then I have to leave her. It'll be the longest eight hours of my life and I may just come home on my lunch break to see her. Tomorrow and Friday she'll be with my husband. Then Saturday and Sunday she'll be with me. Monday and Tuesday she'll be with my husband again. Then Wednesday and Thursday she'll go to Mawmaw and Pawpaw's (my parents) house. THEN next Friday my mom is having surgery again so please keep her in your prayers, and while she is having surgery Jamie's aunt Denice is going to keep Maddie. Here is a picture of my sweet girl on December 30th at exactly 1 month old! :) (Her face was a little broke out, she had an allergic reaction to the formula but it's clearing up nicely since they switched her.)

On to other things...My birthday is February 1st. And my husband, Jamie, told me he wanted to go out and get my birthday present before I went back to work so he'd already have it and wouldn't have to think about when he was going to be able to get it later on. So I said okay and he went out yesterday. Well, things got a little messed up and he had to give it to me early. Or part of it early. He came home and he told me that I couldn't look at our bank account because I'd see where he'd been and then I'd know what it was. Um, I pay the bills and write the checks and make sure everything is going right so I have to look at the bank account. So he said that's true I guess I'll give it to you. So he gave me a Nook Tablet!! :) I love it. It was a gift from my parents, sister, his mom, dad and step-mom and him too. It is so cool.

That's my life right now though. Mostly just being a Momma to Maddie and when I get a chance reading my Nook Tablet. :)

Saturday, January 07, 2012

A Simple Amish Christmas by Vannetta Chapman

Annie Weaver always planned to return home, but the 20-year old RN has lived in Philadelphia for three years now. As her time of rumschpringe is about to come to an abrupt end, bringing for Annie an overwhelming sense of loneliness. She returns home and finds herself face-to-face with a budding romance with an Amish farmer and Annie has several important choices to make.

My Review - This book was so good and I would have loved to read it faster then I had. Right now though when I have spare time most of the time I pick sleep over reading. But overall this book was good. I even went to my library to see if they had anymore books by Vannetta Chapman but, sadly, they didn't. :( Guess I'll just have to keep an eye out for them. Anyhow, I loved the story between Annie and Samuel. And between her and her family. Like always I wish I could know more about what happened to the characters (as if they are real people). But overall this book was wonderful and I gave it 4 stars.