Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Blindsighted by Karin Slaughter


Sep 25, 20 13  

bookshelves: new-to-me-authors

This was my first Karin Slaughter book. It was recommended to me since I like to read thrillers involving detectives and crimes. I was not disappointed by this one at all. The book opens up with a murder and of course that is just enough to make the reader want to keep going with the book. There were so many characters which was difficult to keep track of but my list came in handy as I was reading. I like these type of stories because they are page turners and I like to take all the events in the book and try to solve the crimes. Some the crimes in this book were gory and sick but I still liked the book. I also liked the book because there were twists in the plot and that is always captivating to me. I will definitely be reading more of Karin Slaughter's books.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

A Seaside Christmas by Sherryl Woods

Sep 17, 2013  

Read from September 11 to 14, 2013

#1 New York Times bestselling author Sherryl Woods takes you back to Chesapeake Shores for another heartwarming holiday season

As the only child of a single mom, Jenny Collins wanted nothing more than to be part of a large, rambunctious family like the O'Briens. Ironically, though, when her mother married into that family, Jenny found herself feeling more like an outsider than ever.

Now, after years in Nashville as an established songwriter, Jenny's drawn back to Chesapeake Shores to collaborate on a Christmas production, and to make peace with the past. As if that's not challenging enough, Caleb Green, the singer who broke her heart, has followed her to town, determined to win her back.

With the help of a little O'Brien holiday magic, will Jenny and Caleb find a way to make sweet music forever.


This was my first book to read from the Chesapeake Shore Series. I don't know if that is good or bad since it is the newest and I missed everything that lead up to this one. I read this book for a book tour and was lucky enough to read this as an ARC before its release in Oct.

The book has a theme of betrayal and forgiveness. I liked the book because it was an easy read about how the members of a family help and support one another whenever needed in coping with life's ups and downs.I like to read about close knit families. The setting is in a small town which I like to read about also. I liked the outcome of the story since it ended on a happy note.

However, I found the plot to be too simple and predictable with no twists which I like in books. I felt the book was not captivating enough for me. This does not mean I will not go back and read the other books in the series. I would like to learn more about the characters.


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Tuesday, September 3, 2013

The Time Between by Karen White


Sep 03, 2013  

bookshelves: 2013-new-authors-for-me
Read in September, 2013

I thought this book was a good story with the theme of betrayal, forgiveness, getting past guilt and moving on with life. I was pleased with the outcome of the story. However, I found myself losing concentration because of the slow pacing of the plot. Why I kept going with it was because I wanted to find out the character's secrets.

This was the first Karen White book I have read. I am willing to read more of her books but if they all go at a slow pace like this one did, then she is not an author for me.