The Sixth Day by Catherine Coulter; J.T. Ellison

Somewhere around chapter five in reading The Sixth Day, the theme song to Mighty Mouse started playing in my head. For the rest of the book, it would not stop. Nicholas enters and there goes "Here I come to save the day.” Mike enters and the same thing. Nicholas calls Adam and oops there it … Continue reading The Sixth Day by Catherine Coulter; J.T. Ellison

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How to Walk Away by Katherine Center

What a wonderful, mostly realistic account of a difficult situation. A young woman is coerced by her boyfriend to take a plane trip with him. He has it all worked out and despite the fact she is afraid to fly, guilts her into going with him. Then he crashes the plane and the story begins. … Continue reading How to Walk Away by Katherine Center

Your First Novel Revised and Expanded Edition by Ann Rittenberg; Laura Whitcomb; Camille Goldin

This is an excellent book for aspiring writers. Within the covers is valuable advice on writing, publishing and working with an agent. The first ten chapters on the art of writing were extremely valuable to me. I highlighted many sections and will be referring to them as I continue to practice the craft. Part II … Continue reading Your First Novel Revised and Expanded Edition by Ann Rittenberg; Laura Whitcomb; Camille Goldin

Wartime Brides and Wedding Cakes (Wartime Bakery) by Amy Miller

Somehow, I missed that Wartime Brides and Wedding Cakes is the second in a series. I have not read the first but will rectify that very soon. In this case, it does not matter if you have read the first. This is definitely a standalone novel. Set in a town in the UK during World … Continue reading Wartime Brides and Wedding Cakes (Wartime Bakery) by Amy Miller

Before and Again by Barbara Delinsky

Before and Again is Barbara Delinsky at her best. The title, Before and Again intrigued me. The “before” I understood to be the past unpleasant events of the story. The word “again” though made me think that the “before” would be happening a second time. This I did not want. I looked up the definition … Continue reading Before and Again by Barbara Delinsky

The Italian Party by Christina Lynch

This is a 2-star book for me. The first few chapters caught my interest, but by the time the appliances were delivered to the couple’s new house, I was bored. Who in their right minds buy appliances in the US, ships them overseas for use in a foreign country without checking to see if they … Continue reading The Italian Party by Christina Lynch

An Amish Heirloom by Amy Clipston, Beth Wiseman, Kathleen Fuller, Kelly Irvin

An Amish Heirloom is a collection of four stories involving Amish characters in various parts of the United States. Before reading An Amish Heirloom, I was familiar with two of the authors of these stories. I have read and enjoyed books by Amy Clipston and Beth Wiseman. Kathleen Fuller and Kelly Irvin were new authors … Continue reading An Amish Heirloom by Amy Clipston, Beth Wiseman, Kathleen Fuller, Kelly Irvin

An Extra Mile by Sharon Garlough Brown

An Extra Mile is the fourth in the Sensible Shoes series. This was the first book in that series that I read. There are many characters in these books and their backstories are not properly explained in An Extra Mile. I would recommend these books from the beginning of the series in order to preserve … Continue reading An Extra Mile by Sharon Garlough Brown

Winning Miss Winthrop by Carolyn Miller

Normally I don’t read books set in the England of the 1800’s. If I do read them, I don’t enjoy them. (I’m determined to read Great Expectations this year and it’s not going well.) Winning Miss Winthrop was an exception in that I read it and I enjoyed it. Having said that, I must also … Continue reading Winning Miss Winthrop by Carolyn Miller