Friday, November 28, 2014

Angel's Peak by Robyn Carr


Nov 28, 2014


Sean has settled down in spite of himself --- he's not the cocky young fighter pilot he was when Franci left, and he wants them to try again. After all, they have a history ... but that's not all they share.

Franci's secret reason for walking away when Sean refused to commit is now three and a half: a redheaded cherub named Rosie who shares her daddy's emerald-green eyes. Sean is stunned --- and furious with Franci for the deception.

News travels fast in Virgin River, and soon the whole town is taking sides. Rebuilding their trust could take a small miracle --- and the kind of love that can move mountains

My Review:

I liked this book which is book 10 of the Virgin River Series. By this point I feel like the characters are my friends. I am half way through the series. I have been leaving too many long time gaps in reading of The Virgin River books. When I pick up another book in the series, I have to try to remember who the characters are and how they fit into the books. There are so many different characters. Usually the author does a pretty good job in bringing you back to what happened in the previous books. In this book, I don't feel she did as great a job. Maybe I just let too much time go before I picked this book up. I need to have more continuity as I go through the books. Anyhow, I liked finding out more about the lives of the citizens of Virgin River. Each book focuses on some of the characters who live in VR. As I read these books,I often wonder if there is any place just like VR. There is such closeness between the families. I don't know if that is good or bad but they are always there for one another. It's like one big happy family. I was surprised about some of the events of this book. One such case is the relationship between Maureen and George. It happened way too quickly and I felt it was too unrealistic. It should be interesting to see what happens next in the lives of the citizens of VR.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

The Beach House
Rating 3* out of 5*

The Beach House (The Beach House #1)

Georgia Bockoven aims straight for the heart in a tale as timeless as waves beating against the shore. The beach house is a peaceful summer heaven, a place to escape mundane troubles. Here, four families find their feelings intensified and their lives transformed. With equal measures of heartbreak and happiness, this unforgettable story tells of the beauty of life and the power of love, and speaks to every woman who has ever clung to a child or loved a man.

When thirty-year-old Julia, mourning the death of her husband, decides to sell the Santa Cruz beach house they owned together, she changes the lives of all the families who rent it year after year. Teenaged Chris discovers the bittersweet joy of first love. Maggie and Joe, married sixty-five years, courageously face a separation that even their devotion cannot prevent. The married woman Peter yearns for suddenly comes within his reach. And Julia ultimately finds the strength to rebuild her life--something she once thought impossible.

My Review:
This book was the first book I read by this author.  I read it as an E-book.  Since I love the beach , I thought I would enjoy the story.  I enjoyed reading about some of the people ,who rented the beach house, and their   troubled lives and relationships.  I was getting confused about who was who because of all the characters.  The book was ok but I wish it held my attention  better.

Monday, November 10, 2014

One Last Dance

My rating:
*** stars

One Last Dance

The Seagrave sisters were about to come home to celebrate the fortieth anniversary of their parents' marriage. Instead, they are attending their father's funeral -- and their mother's trial for his murder...With more than three million copies of her novels sold, Eileen Goudge is already renowned for her rich, compelling sagas of women's lives. Now, with One Last Dance, she reaches a new level of drama, suspense, and passion -- and new heights of bestsellerdom!

My Review:
I thought the book was good but not as engaging as I would have liked it to be. .  It does tell a tale of the  secret   lives of the characters.  It was interesting to figure out their secrets and to finally find out what they were.  The book just didn't grab me.