Monday, August 31, 2015

Month In Review ~ August 2015



Hey, Everyone! It's time to look back to see what my August looked like! Month in Review is a monthly meme hosted by Kathryn @ Book Date!

Books Read:

The One That I Want by Marilyn Brant
Inspired by Grace by Jeanna Ellsworth
Kissed by a Cowboy by Lacy Williams
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein <<< LOVED!
Daisies Are Forever by Liz Tolsma


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Reviews:


The One That I Want by Marilyn Brant 
(link to my review)







Newly Purchased Books:

The Young Elites by Marie Lu
Shackled by Tom Leveen

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That's about it for this month. School started this month, so I've been busy homeschooling one and chauffeuring the other to school and back. 

Have a great September, and let me know in the comments how your August was! :)

Sunday, August 30, 2015

The One That I Want by Marilyn Brant ~ My Review

The One That I Want by Marilyn Brant 

Publication Date: July 26th, 2015 
Publisher: Twelfth Night Publishing 
Pages: 262 
Received: e-copy from the author 
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars






The One That I Want is the second of Marilyn Brant’s stand-alone Mirabelle Harbor Series. I have to say, I really enjoy this sweet and touching story! 

Julia Crane has been a widow for about seven months now. It’s been very hard for both her and her 10-year-old daughter as Adam was an amazing husband and father. Julia is sure her heart will never love anyone as much as she loved Adam, not even by a little bit, but it’s time to start living again. Her daughter is suffering from depression, and Julia wants to show her it’s okay to be happy again after losing her father. So, she agrees to go out for drinks with her best friend, Sharlene. There she runs into her high school sweetheart! He is just the first of three men from her past that is suddenly back into her life. Things start off poorly as none of the first encounters with these gentlemen goes well! Poor Julia! 


I thought Ms. Brant did a wonderful job showing a mother and daughter dealing with the grief of losing a beloved husband and father without being too heavy. 

I had a little bit of a hard time getting into this story. Mainly because I wasn’t finding anything to like about these three men (which is what I think Ms. Brant intended). Until one of them starts rising to the top, and I start falling in love with him myself! I won’t name him because I don’t want to spoil it for you, but he was so sweet to Julia and her daughter. *sigh* 

I liked Julia’s best friend, Sharlene, and her four brothers! I look forward to getting to know them better in the previous (Take a Chance on Me, book 1) and upcoming books in the Mirabelle Harbor Series!

I loved The One That I Want! I always enjoy Ms. Brant’s stories, and this was no exception!


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Any thoughts? I'd love to hear from you!

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

What are you Reading? ~ August 26, 2015


What are you Reading? is my weekly Wednesday meme! You are welcome to join me, just answer the following questions:


  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you plan on reading next?



What am I currently reading? I'm currently reading Daisies Are Forever by Liz Tolsma. I think I'm on a WWII kick! It's interesting to get another look at the war from an American/German woman and an escaped British POW who are trying to get out of Germany before the Russians invade. They are being heavily bombed and shot at by Russian aircraft.  So far it's good. 





What did I recently finish reading? I finished reading Code Name Verity by Elizabeth E. Wein. Wow! What an amazing story! It's about a girl, she's a secret agent, who is captured and interrogated by the Gestapo during WWII. This historical fiction is more than just a WWII story, it's a story about courage and friendship.  I would really encourage you to read this one!





What do I plan on reading next? Again, I'm not sure. There is so much happening in my life right now that it's hard to know what I will feel like reading. I do have Emma Knows All by Laura Briggs and Sarah Burgess that I need to read and review, so maybe I'll read that one. It looks like a fun modern retelling of Emma by Jane Austen!




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What are you reading? I'd love to hear!

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

What are you Reading? ~ August 19, 2015


What are you Reading? is my weekly Wednesday meme! You are welcome to join me, just answer the following questions:




  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you plan on reading next?

What am I currently reading? I'm currently reading Code Name Verity by Elizabeth E. Wein. It's pretty good. I'm not reading through this very fast, though. Taking my time. 






What did I recently finish reading? I finished reading Inspired by Grace by Jeanna Ellsworth. This was very good! I truly enjoyed it! Hopefully, I'll have a review up soon! 





I also read Kissed by a Cowboy by Lacy Williams. This was a quick, sweet read! More of a novella, I read this romance in one sitting. 









What do I plan on reading next? I'm not sure at the moment! :)



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What are you reading? I'd love to hear!

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