Death of a Blueberry Tart (by Lee Hollis) … murder, intrigue, twists, turns, and laughter

Though this is the twelfth book in the series, it is the first book I’ve read. I will definitely go back and read all of the previous books. There is murder, intrigue, twists, turns, and laughter throughout the pages. And when you add the delicious blueberry recipes, it makes for a delightful read.

Thank you to NetGalley and Kensington Books for an ARC in exchange for my honest review. I am looking forward to more adventures with Hayley and the gang!

Orphans of War (by Leah Flemings) … drawn out story

This book was good but was drawn out too much. The journey through the lives of many children who are evaluated to Southerwaite and a home for vaccies. There was much information that could have been discarded, but other things should have been covered.

A decent read but not one of my favorite books.

Thank you to NetGalley and Avon Publishers for an ARC for my honest review.

Orphans of War (by Leah Flemings) … drawn out story

This book was good but was drawn out too much. The journey through the lives of many children who are evaluated to Southerwaite and a home for vaccies. There was much information that could have been discarded, but other things should have been covered.

A decent read but not one of my favorite books.

Thank you to NetGalley and Avon Publishers for an ARC for my honest review.

More Than We Remember (Christina Suzann Nelson) … wonderful book full of emotion, mistakes, human frailty, sadness, insecurity, grief, and pain

This is a wonderful book that reveals how the lives of three women intersect.  The back story of each of these women is unique but full of emotion, mistakes, human frailty, sadness, insecurity, grief, and pain.  I love when the title of a book is revealed slowly through the pages.

The author brings you into the amazing tale and the various characters.  You will develop strong feelings for them.  Sitting on the edge of your seat, you will anxiously wait to see what will happen.  The anxiety and trauma will touch you and your heart will ache along with the families.

There were twists and turns that will have you gasping as well as such tender moments that will cause the tears to flow.  The book deals with drug abuse, memory loss, suicide, death, serious physical conditions … so many everyday problems that people experience every day.

I had to wait several days before I could write my review.  I needed to absorb all of the emotions this story cause me to experience.  And even now, I don’t think I can do it justice.  It was THAT GOOD!

Thank you to Goodreads and Bethany House Publishers for an ARC in exchange for my honest review.  While this is the first book I’ve read by the author.  But it won’t be the last.  Put this on your to-be-read list!s

Redemption (by David Baldacci) … fast-paced and intense story

I have anxiously awaited the 5th book in the Amos Decker series.  Baldacci has continued his amazing talent in writing a fast-paced, intense, attention-getting story.

Amos Decker is a well-developed character and he continues to grow and develop.  This one shows that even with his unique condition, hyperthymesia, he is not perfect and can make mistakes.

I hope David Baldacci will continue to entertain us with adventures of Amos Decker.

A Dog’s Hope (by Casey Wilson) … touching and heart warming story of a boy and his dog

What a touching story of a boy (Toby) and his dog (Buddy). The story is partially told from the dog’s point of view which was unique and delightful. The story flows from past to present and you will be drawn into the tale from the first page.

Your heart will swell with love and break with sadness. You will wait, holding your breath, wondering how Buddy handles life when things turn tragic.

This is a heart warming, emotionally moving, painful, and poignant read. The tears were streaming down my face and sobbing out loud. This is one of the best books I’ve read recently.

Thank you to NetGalley and Bookoutre for an ARC in exchange for my honest review. I highly recommend this book! You need to put this on your to-be-read list.

From Sky to Sky (by Amanda D. Stevens) … not my cup of tea

The second book in the series just didn’t connect with me. The book was not exciting and I found myself bored and struggling to stay invested.

The book was different because it is touted as Christian science fiction.. To be honest, this style of book was just not my cup of tea.

Thank you to NetGalley and Barbour Publishing for an ARC in exchange for my honest review.