Tuesday, May 28, 2013

The Winner Is

Just wanted also to thank everyone who entered the giveaway for Lock, Stock and Over a Barrel by Melody Carlson that the  winner of the ARC copy is Sharon Timmer. Congratulations Sharon.
Keeping following here on the blog for more fun, book reviews and discussions and giveaways.

Hope everyone had a great Memorial Day Weekend. What did you read over the weekend? I spent the weekend with my family and on Memorial day we attempted to have a picnic, but we ended inside due to rain. Here are some pictures from our weekend.

As always

Monday, May 20, 2013

Book Review and Giveaway of Lock, Stock, and Over A Barrel by Melody Carlson

I was given an ARC copy of this book and was asked to read and give a honest review of the book
Lock, Stock, and Over A Barrel A Dear Daphne Novel by Melody Carlson.

check at the bottom of this post for the giveaway of the ARC of this book.

This book and characters are easy to connect with, you feel like you can just step into this small hometown and be friends with all the characters. It is a book that you just want to keep reading to see what is next.

Daphne had a dream to be a writer and after college she lands a job as a writer for the New York Times, but after years in the city she wonders if this is what she really wants. She is like we are when we think we know what we want and then when we get it we wonder is this really that great or what is going to make us happy.

 Daphne's  Aunt dies and she goes home for the funeral, but to her surprise Daphne's Aunt has left Daphne her house with some strings attached. The reader gets caught up in Daphne trying to decide what she wants, whether she can meet her Aunts strings for her inheritance and what will really make her happy.

This book, I think, is somewhat of a quest for Daphne to find out what she really wants out of life, about being happy, and about trusting God to help her make the right decisions and believing in the plan God has for her. It is a very good book that is very enjoyable. It has a good story and at the end of the book it leaves you wanting more. An excellent book. Melody Carlson has another good book that will connect with the readers.

I would highly recommend this book.  This book will be out June 2013. check out Melody Carlson's website for more about her and her books at www.melodycarlson.com

I was given an Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) courtesy of Shelton Interactive of the book Lock, Stock, and Over A Barrel A Dear Daphne Novel (B&H Publishing Group) by Melody Carlson, in exchange for a honest review of the book

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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Books Books I Love Books

    Ever since the fourth grade I have loved books and reading. I can remember that clearly because that was when I had a teacher that helped me learn to read better and to enjoy books and reading. My first books that I owned and loved were the Bobbsey Twins and Nancy Drew. Want to know a secret, I still enjoy reading them. My teacher gave me such a gift that I have tried to pass on to others and that is the love of reading.
   I never go anywhere without a book going with me, I never know when I might be able to read a paragraph or two in between what I am doing. I am always reading two or three books at a time. Usually one of them is a mystery since that is my favorite genre, but I will also be reading anything from romance to science fiction to history or non fiction. Like I said I just love books of all genres and reading.

  There is no greater joy than to see my children and grandchildren loving to read as much as I do. I love it when my teen grandchildren read a book and then tell me I need to read it too. Yes I read young adult books and must say they usually don't disappoint me. I am enjoying reading to my 18 month old grandson in hopes he too will get the reading bug.

  Because I love books and reading so much I was hoping to talk here about what I am reading and review the books. I hope that maybe you will find new authors and books you will like and that you will share with me what you are reading and your favorite books and authors.

   I am in hope to spread the joy and love of books and reading around. Join me in this endeavor and let's have some fun sharing about our books together. If you just want to read and talk about mystery books then try my other blog at mysteryreadingnook.blogspot.com

For now
Grab a cup of coffee or tea, some chocolate and a good book and KEEP READING!