Tuesday, July 29, 2014

1225 Christmas Tree Lane by Debbie Macomber


Jul 29, 2014  

Read from July 19 to 29, 2014

The people of Cedar Cove know how to celebrate Christmas. Like Grace and Olivia and everyone else, Beth Morehouse expects this Christmas to be one of her best. Her small Christmas-tree farm is prospering, her daughters and her dogs are happy and well, and her new relationship with local vet Ted Reynolds is showing plenty of romantic promise.

But...someone recently left a basket filled with puppies on her doorstep, puppies she’s determined to place in good homes. That’s complication number one. And number two is that her daughters Bailey and Sophie have invited their dad, Beth’s ex-husband, Kent, to Cedar Cove for Christmas. The girls have visions of a mom-and-dad reunion dancing in their heads.

As always in life — and in Cedar Cove — there are surprises, too. More than one family’s going to have a puppy under the tree. More than one scheme will go awry. And more than one romance will have a happy ending.

My Review:

This book was good but I didn't like it as much as the other books in the series. I felt the series could have ended at book 11. It didn't keep my interest as the others did. This book was a summation of all the other books in the series. It was getting old after awhile. There were so many characters in the books and it was hard to remember everyone's story and relationships with one another.The ending was happy as I predicted. No surprises at all. I am kind of glad The Cedar Cove Series has ended.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

The Hero by Robyn Carr

Jul 16, 2014 

Read from July 06 to 16, 2014

In a moment of desperation, Devon McAllister takes her daughter and flees a place where they should have been safe and secure. She has no idea what is around the next bend, but she is pretty certain it can't be worse than what they've left behind. Her plan is to escape to somewhere she can be invisible. Instead, an unexpected offer of assistance leads her to Thunder Point, a tiny Oregon town with a willingness to help someone in need.

As the widowed father of a vulnerable young boy, Spencer Lawson knows something about needing friendship. But he's not looking for anything else. Instead, he's thrown his energy into his new role as Thunder Point's high school football coach. Tough and demanding to his team, off the field he's gentle and kind...just the kind of man who could heal Devon's wounded heart.

Devon thought she wanted to hide from the world. But in Thunder Point, you find bravery where you least expect it...and sometimes, you find a hero.

My review:

This is the third book of the Thunder Point series. I feel that this is the best book of the series so far. There is some suspense in it and I like that element in a book. I liked reading about how the character's lives continue from the first and second book in the series. I liked to see how the characters worked on their trials and tribulations in their lives and how they were there for one another. There were real life situations in the book. For the most part, I liked the characters. I also liked to predict what would happen in their lives and to see if I was right. I am looking forward to reading book 4 in The Thunder Point series.