Sep 022014
 

August was a great month of reading for me! I read 9 books that had all been on my reading list for quite some time!!

I didn’t complete any new challenges, but I’ve made some great progress. Here’s my September Reading Challenge Update:

JUST FOR FUN READING CHALLENGE 2014 2014 Just for Fun Reading Challenge

  1. January | The Doctor’s Secret Bride
  2. February | Evening Stars
  3. March | Love’s Stormy Gale
  4. April | Planning for Love
  5. May | Before We Kiss
  6. June | The Battling Bluestocking
  7. July | Once Upon a Prince
  8. August | Four Weddings and a Kiss
  9. September | Shadows of the Canyon

2014 Monthly Key Word Reading ChallengeMonthly Key Word Reading Challenge

  1. JAN- The Doctor’s Secret Bride
  2. FEB- Life Interrupted
  3. MAR- Love’s Stormy Gale
  4. APR- Lumière (Light)
  5. MAY- Death’s Academy
  6. JUN- Grave Consequences
  7. JUL- Once Upon a Prince
  8. AUG- Tried and True
  9. SEP- Shadows of the Canyon

2014 Reading Challenge: Indie-Fever2014 Indie Fever Reading Challenge

hosted by b00k r3vi3ws by DDS. My level is — Amateur : Choose to read 1 – 24 New Authors. I’m hoping to add five new authors to my list.

  1. Guys Against the Girls
  2. The Doctor’s Secret Bride
  3. The Inmates Are Running the Asylum
  4. What Next?
  5. Lumière
  6. Faith Departed
  7. The Seahorse Legacy
  8. Liberty Frye and the Witches of Hessen
  9. A Young Woman’s Guide to Setting Boundaries
  10. Bobby Ether and the Academy
  11. Don’t Bet On It
  12. Murder Strikes a Pose
  13. Acting Up

Fifty States 2014

No one appears to be hosting but I like this one so I’m doing it anyway ;)

  • New Hampshire – The Doctor’s Secret Bride
  • New Mexico – Confession
  • New York – The Perfect Match
  • North Carolina – A June Bride
  • Oregon – Life Interrupted
  • Pennsylvania – Crimson Mountain
  • Tennessee – Don’t Bet On It
  • Texas – Worth the Wait | No Quarter Asked
  • Vermont – Smitten Book Club
  • Washington – Always On My Mind
  • Wyoming – Love Letter to the Editor
  • Washington D.C. – Faith Departed
  • Monthly Mix-UpMonthly Mix-up Mania

    Host: Book Dragon
    Level: Read for each letter (74 Books)












    2014 Read Your Freebies!Read Your Freebies!

    hosted by The Book Vixen. The goal is to read at least twelve (12) free ebooks.

    1. The Doctor’s Secret Bride
    2. Love’s Stormy Gale
    3. Planning for Love
    4. Glamorous Illusions
    5. Grave Consequences
    6. Crimson Mountain (I grabbed this from Netgalley & kindle)
    7. Moms’ Ultimate Guide to the Tween Girl World
    8. Life Interrupted
    9. Liberty Frye and the Witches of Hessen

    2014 Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge2014 Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge

    hosted by Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book. The goal is to read one book for each letter of the alphabet.

    2014 Alphabet Soup Reading ChallengeThe Book Monopoly Challenge – Perpetual

    hosted by Crazy Challenge Connection.

    1st Move: Rolled a 5 and moved to READING RAILROAD: Read a book by an author whose first and last names begin with the same letter, Blood Diaries: Tales of a 6th-Grade Vampire by Marissa Moss

    2nd Move: Rolled a 3 and moved to VERMONT AVENUE: Read a book with a mostly white cover: The Scandalous Adventures of the Sister of the Bride

    3rd Move: Rolled a 6 and moved to VIRGINIA AVENUE: Read a book with a mostly black cover: Lumière

    4th Move: Rolled a 5 and moved to NEW YORK AVENUE: Read a book by an author whose first and last initials can be found in “NEWYORKAVENUE” Packing Light by Allison Vesterfelt

    5th Move: Rolled a 3 and moved to CHANCE #2: Read a book by one of your favorite authors The Seahorse Legacy

    6th Move: Rolled a 2 and moved to ILLINOIS AVENUE: Read a book with a mostly red cover Highland Fling

    7th Move: Rolled a 5 and moved to ILLINOIS AVENUE: MARVIN GARDENS: Read a book whose title starts with M or G Glamorous Illusions

    8th Move: Rolled a 4 and moved to COMMUNITY CHEST #3: Read any book from the CCC Bookshelf: The Princess and the Pea by Victoria Alexander

    9th Move: Rolled a 1 and moved to PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE: Read a book by an author whose first or last initial can be found in “PENNSYLVANIA”: Betrayed by Rebecca York

    10th Move: Rolled a 3 and moved to PARK PLACE: Read a book in which at least one character is wealthy: Waking Up Pregnant

    11th Move: Rolled a 6 and moved to BALTIC AVENUE: Read a book with a mostly purple cover: Crochet Lace: Techniques, Patterns, and Projects

    12th Move: Rolled a 3 and moved to ORIENTAL AVENUE: Read a book with a mostly white cover: How to Marry a Cowboy

    13th Move: Rolled a 2 and moved to VERMONT AVENUE: Read a book set in one of the New England states: Amorelle

    14th Move: Rolled a 4 and moved to ELECTRIC COMPANY: Read a book with a daytime scene on the cover: Murder Strikes a Pose

    15th Move: Rolled a 2 and moved to VIRGINIA AVENUE: Read a book with a mostly black cover: Remains of Innocence

    16th Move: Rolled a 6 and moved to FREE PARKING: Read any book of your choice: It’s in His Kiss

    17th Move: Rolled a 2 and moved to CHANCE #2: Read a book by one of your favorite authors: Tried and True

    18th Move: Rolled a 3 and moved to B&O RAILROAD: Read a book set at least 50 years in the past: Four Weddings and a Kiss

    19th Move: Rolled a 2 and moved to VENTNOR AVENUE: Read a book with a mostly yellow cover OR a book whose title starts with V or A OR a book in which a character behaves in a “yellow” (cowardly) fashion OR a book by an author whose first and last initials can be found in “VENTNORAVENUE”

    What have you finished?

    Sep 012014
     

    A Western Bride Collection

    Four Weddings and a Kiss

    Four Weddings and a Kiss @ Amazon Four Weddings and a Kiss @ BN.com Four Weddings and a Kiss @ Goodreads

    Spitfire Sweetheart

    Maizy Place really messed up this time. Not even hours after Rylan Carstens told her to stay off of his land she was back and caused an accident that has him confined to his bed for weeks – with the possibility of losing everything he’s ever wanted.

    Can Maizy fix this?

    Review: WOW! This was a terrific book. I was so sorry that it was a novella, but I’m holding out a hope that we’ll see more of both of these characters in an upcoming series.

    Author: Mary Connealy
    Grade: A
    Ages: 16+

    Love Letter to the Editor

    Molly Everton can’t believe her father did this!! He hired an editor behind her back! Really?! What was the sense in going to school and working as a journalist for all of these years if he was planning to hire someone else to take over?

    Jack Ludgrove can’t believe his luck! He’s finally gotten to come west as he’s always wanted. The scenery is amazing – in and out of the office.

    Review: I really enjoyed Love Letter to the Editor though as I finished reading it I realized that I didn’t ‘know’ Molly or Jack as much as I thought I should. Still, it was a sweet romance that I couldn’t put down.

    Author: Robin Lee Hatcher
    Grade: B+
    Ages: 16+

    A Cowboy for Katie

    Being trapped inside a house devastated by a tornado for several days put Katie Pearl in an unstable frame of mind. Even now, weeks later, she’s still petrified of the dark and on enclosed places – like her house, the barn, the mercantile.

    Treb Rayburn has no idea what he’s getting himself into when he comes upon Katie’s ranch as her new hired hand. The woman talks to herself, refuses to go into any buildings, and pulls her gun on everyone. It’s a good thing Treb doesn’t plan to stay long with this skittish woman!

    Review: Adorable! Cute and fun. This was a quick read that I’m sure all will love. The characters weren’t too shallow, the plot was full and interesting, and, well, it’d was a fun read.

    Author: Debra Clopton
    Grade: A
    Ages: 16+

    Courting Trouble

    Grace Davenport, nicknamed the Black Widow by the townsfolk, is on trial for the murder of her husband. There is no hope not even with her attorney, Brock Daniels, helping. Can God use Brock to show the town the truth – she’s not a murderess she just makes really poor choices!

    Review: Courting Trouble was a good book. Not as exciting or fun as the others. It’s a solid good book with great characters and plot.

    Author: Margaret Brownley
    Grade: B+
    Ages: 16+

    Hott Review of Four Weddings and a Kiss:

    What I liked: I especially adored the prologue that pulled all of these stories together. It absolutely made me want to devour every page. The stories are all very individual, but linked though the prologue and epilogue, and each worthy of a spot on your shelf.

    What I didn’t like: I’d like to have heard more about the characters in the prologue & epilogue, they were adorable & worthy of their own story!

    More…

    Source: Thomas Nelson via Netgalley
    Grade: A
    Ages: 16+
    Steam: YA
    Setting: New Mexico, Wyoming, Texas, and Colorado

     

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