Sunday, April 26, 2015

Butterfly Palace by Colleen Coble

So I just read Butterfly Palace by Colleen Coble and was pleasantly surprised by the story. I read the back of the book when I purchased it and the storyline seemed OK, Not really anything to write home about, But when I actually read the book I just could not put it down!
The story is about Lily Donaldson, Whose Father dies in a fire along with her fiance's Father. Andy ( her fiance) Leaves her for reasons that are not apparent until later in the story (I don't want to ruin the story by giving spoilers) Four years later her Mother dies, She than finds herself employed as a maid at The Butterfly Palace. While serving at a dinner party she sees Andy. She's puzzled as to why he is a distinguished guest when he used to be one of her Fathers helpers and why he has changed his name to Drew. When she prevents the murder of a young servant, it appears that she becomes the Murderer's next target. The Plot thicken when someone steals Mr. Marshall's ( Her Employer) prized Butterfly, There is a murder that occurs in the Butterfly room and Lily uncovers an assassination attempt on Mr.Marshall with the help of an unlikely ally. Lily and Drew (aka Andy, remember I told you he changed his name) have to work together to find the murderer before Lily becomes the next victim and Mr Marshall is assasinated. The story is filled with twists and turns that make it hard to determine the ending and will have you second guessing who the murderer is,  I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I did! Well on to the next book...

Oh, Don't forget to check out other books by Colleen Coble,  Just click on the link below

Books by Colleen Coble

Monday, April 20, 2015

Safe In His Arms by Collen Coble

I just finished reading Safe in His Arms by Colleen Coble, It is the story of Margaret O'Brien  who is not really like any lady in town , She thinks her hair is too red, her feet are too big and that she is way too tall.  So when her father decides that she needs to act more like a lady and not a rancher, He hires Daniel Cutler, a stranger with a mysterious past. Margaret's father also invites her Cousin Lewis to help run the ranch,  further taking any responsibility of running the ranch from her.  Immediately it becomes clear that Daniel likes Her, but Margaret has had her heart broken before and is very guarded around men, and has no problem showing her dislike of Daniel because he took over her job on the ranch. When she overhears a conversation between Daniel and another man outside of her window. she finds out that he's a bank robber.  She then makes it her mission to try and help Daniel turn his life around. But when Her father is killed, Lewis disappears and someone tries to shoot her, She works with Daniel to find out who wants her out of the way  and what is it that he is hiding about his past. I liked the book very much, It did have a few spots where the plot twindled a little making it slightly boring but it did have a surprising ending. it also had a lot of romance( nothing inappropriate, just the characters kissing... Several times. A little too much for my taste. ) and some action  ( What would a western story be without cowboys, guns, bank robbers, daring escapes on horseback, you know the things that make a western story exciting  ) but nothing graphic. Overall it was a very good book. It is part of  the series Under Texas Stars,but I read it as a stand alone book. So take a look for yourself and tell me what you think!

Hey! Check out other books by Colleen Coble  by clicking on the link below.

Books by Colleen Coble

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Exciting News!

I'm so excited! I just received an email from Bethany House Publishers that I am now a Christian Fiction Blogger Reviewer for their books. They have some amazing authors like Dee Henderson, Julie Klassen, Jen Turano and even Janette Oke.  So definitely keep watch for my upcoming reviews on their books, They will be marked with the icon,


Sunday, April 12, 2015

The Tutors Daughter by Julie Klassen

So while I am reading my newest book, Let me tell you about one of my favorite books. It is The Tutors Daughter by Julie Klassen. It is the story of  Emma Smallwood whose Father's academy just closed. She agrees to go with him as he becomes a tutor to two young boys whose older half brothers who were taught by her Father. When Henry Weston and his brother Phillip (the ones who used to attend her Fathers school) come home she finds that she is drawn to one of them, but is not sure that she can trust him because she notices that they are very secretive about something but is unsure of what they are hiding. Then unexpected things start happening like music being played in the middle of the night but  no one is in the music room or having her journal disappear only to be returned a couple of days later with pages torn out and a horrid illustration drawn on it, she cannot help wondering which brother to trust and which one wants her to leave, After surviving  a life threatening situation, she finds out that there is a God who loves her and that the one person that she didn't think she could trust, was the one person that held her heart. Full of mystery, suspense and a little bit of romance (at the end) . This book is one of my favorites because the plot keeps you intrigued until the very last page.  Well I hope that you enjoying reading it as much as I do!

 You can click on the link below to check out other books by Julie Klassen.

Lists of books by Julie Klassen

Saturday, April 11, 2015

A Change of Fortune By Jen Turano

So here is my latest read,  A Change of Fortune by Jen Turano. It is the lively tale of Lady Eliza Sumner whose fortune was stolen after the untimely death of her Father. She then travels from England to New York in search of her fortune after hearing that the man who stole it was hiding there, When she gets to New York, She disguises herself as Miss Eliza Sumner and disguises herself as a governess. After being hired by the Watsons, she finds the mischievous Agatha Watson who is always getting into trouble. At a dinner that she was tricked into attending, She meets Hamilton Beckett,one of the most sought after, eligible, gentleman in New York , that just happens to be investigating a mystery of his own, After several hysterical mishaps, one of which lands both Agatha and herself in jail, She begins to learn that maybe, the most important things in life are not how much money you have, but  having family and friends that love you for who you are and not how much money you have in the bank. This book had me smiling and laughing all the way to the end ( which was probably why I was getting funny looks from my co-workers while I was reading it on my lunch breaks at work ) Absolutely one of my favorites. Well on to my next book.

Don't forget to see what other books are by Jen Turano,  Just click on the link below to check them out!

First Post!!

So excited that this is my first post! So just a quick word about this blog, These are my reviews of my latest reads, So there will be a little of everything. So I hope that you will find lots of new books to read and feel free to comment on the posts or tell me about books that you're reading! Well on to my first book...