Wednesday, August 20, 2014

"Dear Daughter" by Elizabeth Little - Recommended by PEOPLE Magazine



Dear Daughter by Elizabeth Little is about a young woman who is accused of killing her mother.  After years of being in prison, she gets out on a small technicality.  Most of the public thinks she is guilty.  She goes back to the small town she lived in with her mom to find out who really did it.  There is a small reward for anyone who spots her that is given by the press.   

This book was in PEOPLE magazine for one of the books of the week.  It’s pretty good in parts, but to me there was just not enough action in it.  That being said, it is well worth the read and the ending is very good!  
(Gerard's review, 4 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!

Monday, August 18, 2014

Tuesday Teasers: FIVE Today--some were too good not to do a teaser from!


Gerard's:

But despite the legions of paparazzi that have descended on the remote island, no one has been able to uncover any sign of Jenkins.
At least not yet.
 From page 27 of Dear Daughter by Elizabeth Little.

There was no other way for me to start a family, and I was naive. I didn't think the identity of Rosie's father mattered, but it does.

From page 6 of Identity by Ingrid Thoft. (See my review--too good to not have a teaser from it.)

The first miracle, though, is that the dog wasn't killed outright.  Somehow, as the goods train bore down upon him, he managed to flatten himself against the track-bed and avoid fatal injuries.
From page 4 of haatchi and little b by Wendy Holden.  (click link for my review)


Karen's:

Everything in me was screaming, Run!  But I couldn't move.

From page 52 (Loc. 819 on Kindle) of The Prayer Box by Lisa Wingate.

Gingerly, he put his head into the opening, and I let down the flap.  He paused, guaging the intent of the strange thing on his neck.

From page 182 of Merle's Door by Ted Kerasote.


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 do the following

    Happy Reading!

Sunday, August 17, 2014

A True Story About a Boy and His Dog: "Haatchi & Little b" by Wendy Holden

Haatchi and Little B by Wendy Holden is the true story of a special needs dog and a special needs little boy.  It tells how they got connect to form a special bond.  If I had to describe this book in one word, it would be "love":  the love between the boy and dog, the love of the parents, the love of the various people who had connections to the dog and boy! Wendy tells the story so well you will be caught up in it quickly.  It's a feel good book that we all need to read every so often!  Don't miss this one!
(Gerard, 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!

Friday, August 15, 2014

We Both Liked "The Good Girl" by Mary Kubica and so did our Cats! (UPDATED)


The Good Girl by Mary Kubica is about a young girl named Mia, who is kidnapped by Colin and is to be turned over to other people to be held for ransom.  That is the plan, but in life as in this book, things do not always go as planned.  What happened?  You have to read the book to find out.  You will read about Mia’s mom and dad and the detective who will stop at nothing to find her.  Mia and Colin have their own story to tell.  This is the author’s first novel and a fantastic read with a shocking ending you will not see coming at all!  Books do not get much better than this!
(Gerard's review, 8/8/14,  5++ stars)

Karen's review (4 stars):
The Good Girl by Mary Kubica is a book that moves along quickly because of the way it unfolds.  Each chapter is written from a different character's perspective and it jumps back and forth between the present and the past, not revealing the big surprise until the very end.  (No cheating and looking ahead now!)  It is about a wealthy Judge's daughter who is kidnapped and falls in love with her kidnapper!  This is a very good read with interesting characters--read it and see if you like the kidnapper.  My husband liked him but I didn't.  I thought giving the cat an important part in this novel was a nice touch.       

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, August 14, 2014

"Off the Leash--A Year at the Dog Park" by Matthew Gilbert

Off the Leash--a year at the dog park by Matthew Gilbert tells the true story of Matthew's outings with his dog, Toby, at a local dog park in Boston.  This book is as much about the owners as it is about their dogs.  I found pretty much all the stories that he told to be good.  This is a short book, just over 200 pages so a quick read.  I think any dog owner would enjoy it.
(Gerard's review, 4 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!
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