Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Tuesday Teasers


Gerard's:

And as I closed the door and returned to my bed, I heard a low creaking sound, somewhere deep in the joists of the house, as if the house itself were calling to me.

From page 16 of A Sudden Light by Garth Stein. (Just finished this yesterday, click link to see my review)

"There's something about that man that doesn't set right.  Why would he be driving down our way when he lives clear across town, especially at this time of night?"

From page 11 of Above by Isla Morley.

Karen's:
I interrupt him right there.  "Mrs. Kushel!" I cry.  "Mrs. Kushel, Josh broke a rule.
From page 41 of Rain Reign by Ann M. Martin. (Just finished this children's book yesterday, click link for my review.)


"Blame my ankle.  Quite seriously, it's a very lovely school and everyone is very lovely and we're all going to have a lovely, lovely time and make lovely, lovely new friends."
From page 62 of Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty.

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should  Be Reading. Anyone can play along, so I thought  I  would play for fun! Just pick two sentences from the book you are reading.

Happy Reading!

Monday, October 20, 2014

"A Sudden Light" by Garth Stein gets Exciting

A Sudden Light by Garth Stein is told by a 14-yr- old boy named Trevor and what a story he has to tell!  He comes to his family's mansion for the first time to help his father to sell the house and property because they need money.  But, there are plenty of secrets in that house and things do not go as planned.

This is a real good story for around Halloween.  I would have liked more action, but it does pick up near the end and gets really exciting!  Well worth your time.
(Gerard's review, 4.5 stars)

We both also enjoyed Garth Stein's other book, The Art of Racing in the Rain.

Have you read this one? What did you think of it? If you reviewed this too, feel free to share your link to your review in the comments. Happy Reading!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

"Remembered" by Tamera Alexander is a Funny Historical Western Romance

Remembered by Tamera Alexander is the third book in the Fountain Creek Chronicles Series.  I really loved the first two books in this series so was excited to read this one as well which proved to be good too!  It is about Veronique's journey from Paris, France to Willow Springs in Colorado territory to try to find her father to fulfill her mother's dying wish.  Her father was a good man who left her and her mother behind when he came to America when she was just a little girl.  Veronique had quite the culture shock when she first arrived and quickly became known by everyone in the small town with her pretty fancy dresses and her French words.  She learns about herself and finds romance she did not expect on her journey. 

I liked this book because of the humor in it and I enjoyed reading about the funny and sometimes scary things that happened to Veronique.  It was also nice reading about some of the characters from the previous books in this series, but this book can also stand alone.  If you like Christian historical romance and western fiction, I highly recommend it.
(Karen's review, 5 stars)

Rekindled and Revealed are the first two books of this Fountain Creek Chronicles series.

Have you read this one? What did you think of it? If you reviewed this too, feel free to share your link to your review in the comments. Happy Reading!

Friday, October 17, 2014

"The Wonder of All Things" by Jason Mott is Unputdownable!

"Some would later say it was all too fast to understand.  Others that they had never known horror could last so long."  Quote from page 11 of The Wonder of All Things.
Just thought I would "wet your whistle" for this book with a little teaser for you from it.  The Wonder of All Things by Jason Mott centers on a young girl named Ava.  One day the world finds out that Ava has a special power--the ability to heal--when she saves the life of her childhood friend.  However, this ability comes at a cost.  Will she use it to save the life of one she loves? 

This is an outstanding read with several story lines that are all good!  I really liked the ending as well.  Entertainment Weekly was right about this one!  The book and the author both rock! Read and enjoy!
(Gerard's review, 5++ stars)

Have you read this one? What did you think of it? If you reviewed this too, feel free to share your link to your review in the comments. Happy Reading!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

"Rain Reign" by Ann M. Martin about a Girl and Her Dog



Rain Reign by Ann M. Martin is a story told by a young girl named Rose.  Rose loves homonyms which you will learn all about if you read this book.  She also loves rules.  When her dog, Rain, gets away during a bad storm, Rose must put all her know-how to use to find her dog.  This is an enjoyable read because Rose is sweet and funny.  This is a light read that you do not have to concentrate too much to enjoy.  The author dedicated this book to her dog!  How great is that!!  
(Gerard's review, 5 stars)

Rain Reign by Ann M. Martin is a children's book about an autistic girl named Rose and her dog Rain.  She named it rain because her father found it in the rain and she loves homonyms so the name fit good.  This is a story of how Rain got separated from her during a hurricane.  When she tracks down Rain at a shelter, it's a bittersweet reunion.  This story shows the importance of micro chipping your pet and gives insight into autistic children.  It has lots of funny parts and a heartwarming ending.


This story touched me because it got me wondering about our dog's former owners.  We found her on Petfinder when she was 5 years old.  She's is such a good dog that makes me think she came from a loving home.  We got her micro chipped just in case she ever runs off.    
(Karen's review, 5 stars)
We also both liked another book by her:  A Dog's Life--an Autobiography of a Stray 
  
Have you read this one? What did you think of it? If you reviewed this too, feel free to share your link to your review in the comments. Happy Reading!
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