Thursday, July 2, 2015

Two Roads Home by Deborah Rainey

About the book:
Two Roads Home (Abingdon Press, June 2015)

What if it's too late for dreams to come true?

Minor---but-nagging setbacks continue to sour Grant and Audrey Whitman's initiation into the world of innkeeping, but larger challenges brew when an innocent flirtation leads to big trouble for the Whitmans' son-in-law, Jesse. Jesse Pennington's friendly, outgoing personality has always served him well, especially in a career that has earned him and his wife Corinne a very comfortable lifestyle. But Corinne and Jesse are both restless---and for similar reasons, if only they could share those with each other. Instead, too many business trips and trumped-up charges of harassment from a disgruntled coworker threaten their marriage and possibly put their three precious daughters at risk.

With their life in disarray, God is tugging at their hearts to pursue other dreams. Can Corinne and Jesse pick up the pieces of what was once a wonderful life before it all crumbles beneath them?

Purchase a copy: http://bit.ly/1BdaEcG
About the author:
Deborah Raney's books have won numerous awards, including the RITA, National Readers Choice Award, HOLT Medallion, and the Carol Award, and have twice been Christy Award finalists. She and her husband, Ken, recently traded small-town life in Kansas-the setting of many of Deborah's novels-for life in the (relatively) big city of Wichita, where they enjoy gardening, antiquing, movies, and traveling to visit four children and a growing brood of grandchildren who all live much too far away.

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My Take:  I really enjoyed this book.  It just proves that we all need to be diligent when it comes to the other sex. Something we might consider minor someone else could think it was something more or can make trouble for an innocent person.  Also they could make trouble for members in your family or target your children.  We must constantly be in prayer for our marriages and our children.  We also must be honest with our spouses about our dreams and goals for our families.  I love that this family is so close.  that is what I strive for for our extended family.  

I received a review copy of this book from Litfuse and the opinions are my own.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

June 2015 Wrap up and July 2015 tbr

I had a really good reading month until I hit the last book of the month which took me a whole week to read because I hit a reading slump. It was a good book but I was just read out.

Hear are the book I read this month plus the star rating I gave them on Goodreads.

I started the month with a good book

Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles, #1)
Cinder by Marissa Meyer ****

Hearts That Survive: A Novel of the Titanic
Hearts that Survive by Yvonne Lehman ***

The Titan's Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #3)
The Titan's Curse by Rick Riordan ****

Yarn to Go (Yarn Retreat, #1)
Yarn to Go by Betty Hechtman ****

Beautiful Creatures (Caster Chronicles, #1)
Audio Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl **

The Maze Runner (Maze Runner, #1)
The Maze Runner by James Dashner ****

14th Deadly Sin (Women’s Murder Club, #14)
Audio 14th Deadly Sin by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro ****

Two Roads Home (Chicory Inn, #2)
Two Roads Home by Deborah Raney ****

Love Arrives in Pieces
Love Arrives in Pieces by Betsy St. Amant ****

so I read Nine books this month.  That is good since I used to read about four a month.

My TBR for July is pretty ambitious but I will just work on the books one at a time and read those I don't finish later in the year.

Audio
An Ember in the Ashes (An Ember in the Ashes, #1)
An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

Rebel Belle (Rebel Belle, #1)
Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins

Books

Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles, #2)
Scarlet by Marissa Meyer

The Power of Praying for Your Adult Children
The Power of Praying for Your Adult Children by Stormie Omartian

Season of Wonder (The Remnants #1)
Remnants : Season of Wonder by Lisa T. Bergren

Frantic
Frantic by Mike Dellosso

The Year of Reading Dangerously: How Fifty Great Books (and Two Not-So-Great Ones) Saved My Life
The Year of Reading Dangerously by Andy Miller

The Rising: Antichrist is Born  (Before They Were Left Behind, #1)
The Rising by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jones

Reread

In Good Company (A Class of Their Own, #2)
In Good Company by Jen Turano

Beyond the Ashes (Golden Gate Chronicles #2)
Beyond the Ashes by Karen Barnett
Blog Tour


The Yearathon is the first full week of each month with different goals each month. This month's theme is Agatha Christie/mysteries so here are the books I hope to read for that. #AYEARATHON

Just Plain Pickled to Death (Pennsylvania Dutch Mystery, #4)
Just Plain Pickled to Death by Tamar Myers

Death by the Dozen (Cupcake Bakery Mystery, #3)
Death by the Dozen by Jenn McKinlay

Murder Freshly Baked
Murder Freshly Baked by Vannetta Chapman

#CRAMATHON  is the weekend of July 10-12 so I will be finishing up any of these books that I need to finish and adding more if I need. 

For the rest of the month I will be trying to read these books.

Shadows of Ladenbrooke Manor
Shadows of Ladenbrooke Manor by Melanie Dobson
Blog tour



Divergent (Divergent, #1)
Divergent by Veronica Roth

Friend Me
Friend Me by John Faubion

Monument 14 (Monument 14, #1)
Monument 14 by Emmy Laybourne

The Scorch Trials (Maze Runner, #2)
The Scorch Trials by James Dashner

The Lazarus Game
The Lazarus Game by Stephen J. Valentine

Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass, #1)
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

A Bride at Last (Unexpected Brides #3)
A Bride At Last by Melissa Jagears

The Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #4)
The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan

The Book Thief
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Wicked Charms (Lizzy & Diesel, #3)
Wicked Charms by Janet Evanovich and Phoef Sutton





Friday, June 26, 2015

Week #3 and Week #4 tbr

I have been dealing with some computer issues so I wasn't able to do this wrapup and tbr till now.

During Week 3 I finished these three books.

Two Roads Home (Chicory Inn, #2)
Two Roads Home by Deborah Rainey
which I rated ****

14th Deadly Sin (Women’s Murder Club, #14)
14th Deadly Sin by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
Audio Book which I rated ****

The Maze Runner (Maze Runner, #1)
 The Maze Runner by James Dashner
Which I also rated ****

I have been reading
Love Arrives in Pieces
Love Arrives In Pieces by Betsy St. Amant

and listening to
An Ember in the Ashes (An Ember in the Ashes, #1)
An Ember In The Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

Monday, June 22, 2015

48 hour Book challenge Finish Line



I know I am late posting this but better late than never.  I read for 12 hours during the challenge.  I finished 2 books and started another.

The two books I finished were
Two Roads Home (Chicory Inn, #2)
Two Roads Home by Deborah Raney

14th Deadly Sin (Women’s Murder Club, #14)
14th Deadly Sin by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro

The Book I started was
Frantic
Frantic by Mike Dellosso

I kinda ran out of steam on Sunday but I am happy with what I did.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

48 hour reading challenge start line


I am participating and this is my post for my starting line.  I actually started reading last night at 10:00 pm. so I will stop at 10:00 on Sunday.  Happy reading everyone.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Week #2 of June 2015 Wrapup and Goals for Week 3

Last week I finished 2 books and started 2 more.

The 2 books I finished were:

Yarn to Go (Yarn Retreat, #1)
Yarn to Go by Betty Hechtman

Beautiful Creatures (Caster Chronicles, #1)
Audiobook of Beautiful  Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

The Two Books I started to read were:

The Maze Runner (Maze Runner, #1)
The Maze Runner by James Dashner

14th Deadly Sin (Women’s Murder Club, #14)
Audiobook of 14th Deadly Sin by James Patterson
and Maxine Paetro


My Goals for this week are

Finish
 The Maze Runner (Maze Runner, #1)
The Maze Runner by James Dashner

Continue to listen to and possibly finish

14th Deadly Sin (Women’s Murder Club, #14)
14th Deadly Sin by James Patterson and
Maxine Paetro

Read
Two Roads Home (Chicory Inn, #2)
Two Roads Home by Deborah Raney

Frantic
Frantic by Mike Dellosso


Refining Fire (Brides of Seattle #2)
Refining Fire by Tracie Peterson

The Rising: Antichrist is Born  (Before They Were Left Behind, #1)
Reread of The Rising by Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins

Since June is audio book month I would like to try and get some audio book reviews up in the next couple of weeks.