4/18/16

Viscount Breckenridge to the Rescue ★★★½ by Stephanie Laurens



Anytime the Cynster family is involved you know that love is being searched for and it's no different when it comes to the Cynster sisters. Heather has decided that since she's nearly on the shelf she has to take love into her own hands and starts out on her own but she is kidnapped by a mysterious Scotsman but Viscount Breckenridge comes to her rescue. Can she still find love or has it already found her?

The Cynster family is one of my favorites so finding hat the sisters are just as love challenged as the brothers is great reading as far as I'm concerned.

Series/ Progress: Cynster Sisters 1/5
DATE READ: April 12 - April 17
NO. OF PAGES: 448
Type of Book audiobook
SOURCE: Public Library

4/17/16

Crime and Poetry ★★★½ by Amanda Flower



Violet Weatherly gets an urgent message from her grandmother saying that she's dying so she jumps in her car, leaves Chicago and rushes to Upstate New York and finds that her grandmother is fine. Grandma Daisy just needed her to be home. Violet  had left home 12 years ago and now she has to face all the demons that she'd left behind.   What she finds on her return is a magical tree that grows within the Bookshop that her grandmother has been running ever since she was a small child now she finds out she's the one who's supposed to take over and continue the magic  but can she?

The human characters were a bit ordinary, but the cat Emerson and the crow Faulkner (in a bookshop, remember) add the necessary variety that will carry this on.

A good first for a series.

Series/ Progress: Magical Bookshop 1/1
DATE READ: April 12 - April 16
NO. OF PAGES: 368
Type of Book e-book
SOURCE: NetGalley

4/12/16

Spying in High Heels ★★★½ by Gemma Halliday



Maddie Springer has problems her boyfriend's disappeared she thinks she might be pregnant and she might be losing her job if she doesn't start working at it but she's decided that since the pregnancy might be the main issue she's going to try and track down that wayward boyfriend and what does she find TROUBLE!

She keeps running into a hunk of policeman who makes her start rethinking the boyfriend she has or does she?  

The story didn't have a lot of twists to it, just an ordinary little mystery of what happened to a wayward boyfriend but the characters were so much fun and they made me laugh. I enjoyed it tremendously.

Series/ Progress: High Heels Mystery 1/11
DATE READ: April 4 - April 11
NO. OF PAGES: 246
Type of Book e-book
SOURCE: Barnes & Noble  Nook

The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl ★★ by Timothy Egan


This book told the tale of several families that headed west for the "free" land and encountered problems caused my weather (a severe drought) and constantly fluctuating prices for the crops they were able to grow.

Sometimes they had mountains of money and other times their crops were worthless.
The book was rather dry, no pun intended, and left lots to be desired, IMHO.

DATE READ: March 25 - April 11
NO. OF PAGES: 340
Type of Book audio book
SOURCE: Public library Overdrive

4/5/16

Breach of Crust ★★★★ by Ellery Adams



Ella Mae, no longer possessing magical powers, makes efforts to adjust to her new lifestyle with Hugh and  her family.  When she receives a request from Opal Gaynor to find  her arch enemy Loralyn, she agrees while at the same time trying to determine exactly how the Camellia Club is related to the magical world especially after its president is found floating dead in he lake.

I really enjoy this series, the characters, the stories, and how good vs. evil is portrayed.  Brand new - how long must I wait for the next one?

Series/ Progress: 5/5
DATE READ: April 1 - April 4
NO. OF PAGES: 304
Type of Book e-book
SOURCE: NetGalley