3/30/15

The Bridgertons: Happily Ever After by Julia Quinn


When you read those romances that end with the "Happily Ever After"  somehow there's always a few questions left unanswered.  In this book, Julia Quinn writes the 2nd epilogue to the 8 books in the Bridgerton series bringing all the characters back to life but showing us the ever after.

Great fun!

★★★★

GENRE: Romance
CHARACTERS: Anthony, Benedict, Colin, Daphne, Eloise, Francesca, Gregory, Hyacinth, Violet, Penelope, Kate
Series/ Progress: The Bridgertons - 9/9
DATE READ: March 28 - March 29
NO. OF PAGES: 384
Challenges: 75, Category, TIOLI, AlphaKit
SOURCE: Nook stockpile

3/29/15

Haunted on Bourbon Street by Deanna Chase


I'm not normally into the paranormal, but because this was such a speedy read, I managed to get past the ghosts and witches to find an entirely enjoyable story with somewhat 2 dimensional characters - but fun just  the same.  I may even read another.

 ★★★½

GENRE: Paranormal mystery
CHARACTERS: Jade Calhoun, Kane, Pyper, Ian, Bea
Series/ Progress: Jade Calhoun Series- 1/7
DATE READ: March 27 - March 28
NO. OF PAGES: 575
Challenges: 75, Category, TIOLI, AlphaKit
SOURCE: Nook stockpile

3/27/15

A Stitch in Crime by Betty Hechtman


Bookstore owner, Pamela Shedd has handed over the "Rhinestone Clipboard" and all the responsibilities for their sponsored craft retreat.  Things don't start out well having to replace the Tai Chai instructor as well as the acting coach, but managing that Molly is optimistic about the retreat until a massive fog sets in - stopping the arrival of the retreaters.  Then the crochet instructor is found dying on the beach apparently suffering from an allergic reaction to a s'more. 

Molly has to rely on her own instincts as well as her friends to figure that it wasn't an accident but murder!

 ★★★½

GENRE: Cozy Mystery
CHARACTERS: Molly Pink, Adele Abrams, Izabelle Landers, Mason, Fields, Bennett Franklyn
Series/ Progress: Crochet Mysteries - 4/9
DATE READ: March 24 - March 26
NO. OF PAGES: 216
Challenges: 75, Category, TIOLI, AlphaKit
SOURCE: Nook stockpile

3/26/15

Catastrophe 1914: Europe Goes to War by Max Hastings


ABANDONED

This author must have either been writing his thesis or being paid by the syllable/name/stats that were used, because after 100 pages I'd had too many stats, too many minuscule details, and too many names which meant absolute nothing.  Not only this, but he kept inserting his own comments and opinions.


 ½★

GENRE: Non Fiction
CHARACTERS:
Series/ Progress:
DATE READ: March 21 - March 26
NO. OF PAGES: 102 of 704
Challenges:
SOURCE: library

3/24/15

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce


After 20 years with no contact, Harold receives a note from a former co-worker, Queenie, telling him that she's dying.  Guilt immediately  attacks Harold's conscience, so he sets out to save her by walking the length of England unprepared for the journey - physically, mentally, emotionally and financially.  The tale of journey and the enlightenment he receives along the way point the reader to soul searching of their own.

 ★★★

GENRE: Fiction
CHARACTERS: Harold Fry, Maureen Fry, Queenie Hennessy
Series/ Progress: 1/2
DATE READ: March 19 - March 23
NO. OF PAGES: 453
Challenges: 75, Category, TIOLI, AlphaKit
SOURCE: bookshelf Stockpile