As a long time Billy Joel fan I loved this book. I thought it was a good blend of his life story and his music career. I learned things I didn’t know both about him and about his music and it made me hope i get to go to one more concert, may-be with my son. If you are a Billy Joel fan or you have one in your life this is a great read and it might make a nice gift.
Welcome to The Job the latest Fox and O’Hare novel. Nick Fox is a well known con artist and Kate O’Hare is a dedicated FBI agent, when the FBI throws them together the sparks fly in lots of ways. This installment finds Nick and Kate together trying to figure out why someone is framing Nick for crimes he didn’t commit. I won’t give away anymore of the plot so I don’t ruin it. I have to admit I read the first book in this series but it didn’t do much for me so I skipped the second. I am happy to report that the characters seem to have gelled a bit and found their rhythm in the this third book, a good reminder of why I sometimes skip the first book or two in a long series. I enjoyed this book and plan to read the next one.
Home for Christmas a Holiday Duet contains two novellas. You Again by Joann Ross and All I Want for Christmas is You by Jessica Scott. If you’ve followed my blog for a while you know that I like Jessica’s work and usually review it. I was lucky enough to be given a preview copy of All I Want for Christmas is You and I adored it, it has love and heartbreak and holiday magic everything you need in a book as the holiday season creeps closer. It is the story of Patrick and Samamtha (Sam) both active military members who has been deployed and apart so much that the magic has gone out of their relationship, not only that but Sam is having lots of trouble getting back into the swing of things after her last deployment and in a last ditch effort to find herself she grabs her daughter Natalie and heads to Maine for holidays leaving Patrick behind to drown his sorrows until Natalie calls and begs him to join them. Can Sam and Patrick come back together to be the parents that Natalie needs? This is a great holiday read, if you want just Jessica’s story you can get it by itself or you can get the duet if you are buying them in epub from Amazon I believe they are the same price. Happy Reading.
Jessica had this posted in her newsletter for her readers today. You can find more details on her website.
I’m also excited to announce that I’m partnering with Project Sanctuary, a charity that helps military families. For the month of November, I’m donating 50% of my sales from All I Want for Christmas is You to them so please help me spread the word?
This is the story of Sarah, Eliat and Will whose lives are forever connected by an accident. Each character is profoundly influenced and changed by the events but each character tells their own story by moving back and forth through time known as Before, After and Later. I really liked having the story told by all three characters and seeing how all the pieces fit together. A unique and fresh take on a classic story of choices and life changes.
This is primarily a story about Ted who works too much and Angel who is trying to take her life in another direction. When their paths collide they realize that they have more in common than they first thought and their adventure begins. The story is full of memorable characters and adventures both large and small. I really enjoyed the interaction between Ted and Angel. They are both at the right point in their lives for their meeting to have meaning and the story flows naturally. It is has plenty of quirky bits and pieces that kept me smiling and happily turning the pages.
Hit is the story of Sarah who suffers a brain injury in a car accident, she is hit as she is crossing the street. Hit takes what may have been a random event in her life and shows us just how significant it is at the time and the possible long term ramifications of the event on Sarah’s life. The story is told as it happens moment by moment and we see the events from the views of Sarah, her family, her friends, the emergency staff and the person who hit her. A beautifully and creatively structured story that reminds us how quickly our lives can change and how every dark cloud has a silver lining.
I loved this book, the event that starts it all Anglea’s Christmas letter, in an effort to come up with the same wonderful happy letter she always sends she tells the truth in her rough draft which is sent out instead of the real letter. The results are touching and comical and cause Angela to take a good honest look at her life and her family. This book made me laugh cry and cheer a great family with a great story to tell. Each member of the family must face up to Angela’s letter and figure out where they want to go in life and the world.