Sunday, February 17, 2013

From Ashes to Honor: Book #1 in the First Responders Series by Loree Lough

If he had only answered that last phone call from the World Trade Center . . . Minutes before two jumbo jets changed U.S. history, New York police officer Austin Finley ignored the call from his brother, who’d been bugging him for days. Trying to live with his one regret causes hatred and bitterness to consume Austin, and when counselor Mercy Samara recommends desk duty, Austin resigns. Haunted by her own memories of 9/11, Mercy takes a job as a school counselor in Baltimore. When Austin, now an EMT, responds to an emergency at Mercy’s school, both are stunned and wary. I really enjoyed this book, and had it all figured out in my head and then when the book was over, I was stunned and maybe even a little disappointed but that's just because it wasn't the typical romance novel ending and seemed rather abrupt. But it is a good read. There is a conflict of faith, romance, as well as the fact that the main character is dealing with surviving the 9-11 attacks.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Manhunt (Janet Evanovich)

Book 7 of my 50 book challenge.
A very quick read, and a good book. A little predictable as many romance novels are, but the story line had plenty of meat to it and the characters were well written and very likeable. A nice little read until I decide that I want to read next.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Holly's Inbox (Holly Denham) -

This is Book 6 of my 50 book challenge. I am one book ahead of the pace I need to meet the goal!
The size of this book, 672 pages, makes it seem a bit, impossible to get through at first, but since the entire book is written in email form it really goes much faster than you think. I laughed alot. You get to know not just Holly, but all her friends and family in this book and I found it to be quite an enjoyable read. I will have to get the next book in the series and find out what happens next.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Look Again -- Book 5 of my 50 Book Challenge

Oh my gosh. I picked up this book after seeing a note from singer Faith Hill that she had just finished it and it was a MUST READ. I did not want to put it down. It tugged at my heartstrings. It made me think about what I would do in the same situation. Such a fantastic story. I highly recommend!