Blame it on the Mistletoe by Joyce Magnin
Welcome back to Bright’s Pond where the residents make even your strangest relatives seem normal.
What’s going on at the Greenbriar Nursing home? Resident’s riding trikes down the halls? Seniors making out in the gazebo? This is strange even by Bright’s Pond standards. Who or what could be responsible? Is it the fault of the new gazeebo, or the strange elusive man who built it for the residents? Maybe it’s drugs or something in the water. Police chief Mildred Blessing has her hands full trying to solve this one.
Meanwhile elsewhere in Bright’s Pond folks must contend with a luau thanksgiving, a Christmas pageant with live camels and the on again off again romance between Griselda and Zeb. Do I hear wedding bells?
Though lighthearted, this book is no ball of fluff. It is well written and entertaining. It will leave you laughing, and feeling just a little bit better about your own life. The delightfuly quirky characters, like none you’ve ever imagined, are so real you’ll feel like you’ve always known them.
As with the first three books in this series, this is a 5 star read. If you haven’t read the others (The Prayers of Agnes Sparrow, Charlotte Figg Takes Over Paradise, and Griselda Takes Flight), you must do so. You’r life will be fuller from having read them.
I received this book from the publisher through NetGalley. All opinions rendered are my own.
Lone Defender by Shirley McCoy
Six days in the Sonoran desert…six days without food…with barely any water…six days since Skylar Grady’s been left for dead with no idea who even wanted her that way.
This was supposed to be such a simple assignment. Just locate the deadbeat dad so the authorities could have him arrested and brought to justice. She hadn’t even found him, yet here she is, pretty sure she’s only hours away from certain death.
If anyone else had asked Jonas Sampson to track someone lost in the desert (and believe me, they had) he never would have done it. But his old college friend Kane Dougherty was someone he’d do almost anything for–especially since Cane assured him that this woman was too stubborn to die. Now that he’s found her, getting her home safely is going to be a whole other battle–both because of the dozen or more men tracking her with an intent to kill, and because she fight’s him almost every step of the way.
This is the best Love inspired Suspense book I’ve read in a long time. Shirley McCoy doesn’t waste any time getting to the meat of the story. The action begins with the first sentence, and keeps the reader on the edge of their seat til the very end. The characters are real. They draw you in till you feel yourself longing to see their hopes and dreams fulfilled, and cheering them on every step of the way. There is really a lot of punch in this little book. It is a great value, and worth every one of the 5 stars I’m giving it.
This book was provided to me by the publisher through NetGalley. All opinions rendered are my own.
Welcome to the first giveaway on readgreatfiction.
Today through next Thursday (June 30, 2011) we are having a contest to give away a prize pack worth $40.00
It includes everything you need for a day reading on the beach, or just pretending you’re on the beach.
- Beach towel
- Beach bag with cross tag–just the right size for all your book toting needs
- 26oz stainless steel hydration bottle (yeah, that’s fancy talk for water bottle)
- Sun Visor
- Beach themed bookmark with Jeremiah 29:11 on it
- Great read: The Prayers of Agnes Sparrow by the queen of quirk, Joyce Magnin
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- Come back here and leave a comment stating how you are following, and tell me one book you want to read this summer
The Contest runs from today 6/23/11 through next Thursday 6/30/11 at 5:00PM EST
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Contest is open to everyone in the United States continental 48.