Saturday, November 24, 2012

Fun and Adventure with Jude Deveraux



Days of Gold (Edilean)Days of Gold is the second novel in the Edilean Series.  I was curious about this novel since I read Scarlet Nights which is the following novel in the series.

Synopsis:

The will states that Edilean Talbot has to marry a gentleman of her choice who will inherit her gold.  Her uncle interpreted this statement a little differently and chose two men for her to marry.  Edilean makes a choice which involves the Angus McTern and not the two men.   Angus develops affection for her in their journeys, but can it blossom into love?  What will happen once they make it to America?  Will Edilean be successful there?

My Thoughts:

I looked forward to reading this book.  I did enjoy it!  I was ready to find out what happens next in the series.  I did like that this novel was not the typical historical romance where the man arrogantly pursues the female; and she quietly hates him.   I like the fact that the plot was different.   The characters of Angus and Edilean are memorable.

If you have not checked out the Edilean series by Jude Deveraux, there are many books in the series.  Days of Gold is  second novel in the series.  Scarlet Nights is the third novel in the series.   Edilean is a little town in Virginia.  The town is made up of people from Scotland.  You can go to Jude Deveraux’s website to find out more about the family tree of the McTern’s.  I am looking forward to learning more myself.

Please visit Jude Deveraux at her website and Facebook.
Rating:
4/5

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Journey Back to the Jacobite Rising with Diana Gabaldon



Dragonfly in Amber (Outlander)
Dragon Fly in Amber is the second book in the Outlander series.  I have read this book previously.  I decided to listen to the audio book this time.  I had heard how great the audio books for this series are. 

Synopsis:

Twenty years after the end of Outlander, Claire and her daughter Brianna make the trip to Scotland.  This trip is more than just a vacation for mother and daughter.  There are aspects about the past that Claire must share with Brianna.  They go to visit a friend of the family Roger Wakefield.  Claire needs help with a project and asks Roger and Brianna to help.  While investigating Claire’s project Roger and Brianna discover something.  Claire then shares her story about the Jacobite uprising which may surprise Brianna?  Why is it important for Roger to be present?

My Thoughts:

The audiobook is performed by Davina Porter.  It is also a commitment because it is 39 hours.  I literally did nothing but listen to this book on my way to and from work.  The book was performed well by Davina Porter.  I could definitely picture her as Claire.   I felt the performance made the characters more lifelike.   

The subject in this book is Claire and Jamie’s quest to stop the Jacobite uprising but also Brianna learning about her real father.    How much does anyone know about the Jacobite uprising?   Do you feel that Diana got the character of Charles Stuart right?   Diana always has a way of keeping my interest in her books.

Rating:

4/5

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Review Mad About The Boy by Suzan Battah



Suzan is visiting Writer’s Corner on her blog tour.  We welcome her and her latest book Mad About the Boy.

Synopsis:


Julia Mendoza has been grieving the loss of her husband Carlos.  He died two years ago but Julia feels she is not ready to move on.  The only interests she has are having fun and expanding her business.  Maybe also getting rid of a stalker?   She meets Chris while trying to dodge her stalker.    A woman that she met while taking dance lessons.  Julia thinks the relationship is all in fun, but could it become more serious?  Chris is one of the Augustine boys who runs a conglomerate of hotels.   He runs into Julia who he hired to do some work at his hotel.  Will sparks fly?  Will Julia change her mind about the relationship?

My Thoughts:

I found the story interesting.  I felt the story had many twists and turns in it.   I found myself drawn to the characters.  I could easily identify with Julia’s dilemmas throughout the novel.  Ms. Battah did a great job exploring the stages of grief and how they affect a character such as Julia.  The setting is great!  The story is set in Miami Florida.  I love any setting that involves the beach area.  There is richness to the story that builds throughout the novel.   A great beginning for Ms. Battah.

Rating:
3.5/5 

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