Friday, October 14, 2016

Congrats to the winner of The Spice Box Letters!

Congratulations to Susan Roberts!  Please contact me at jenceyg@gmail.com to collect your prize.  Prize fulfillment is being done by St. Martin's Press.  You have 48 hours to contact me or I will pick another winner.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

The Book that Started it All

Today we are taking a trip to Sullivan’s Island. Dorothea Benton Frank will present her story.  But where did it begin? Let’s meet the family who resides in the Island Gamble.  She is also a big breast cancer awareness supporter.

Synopsis:

Susan is late for a meeting when she realizes that she has left a chart at the house for her presentation.  She quickly drives back to pick it up only to make a discovery.  Susan hears noises coming from the master bedroom.  She opens the door to find her husband in bed with another woman.  Susan and her husband Tom separate and she tries to put her life back together with their daughter Beth.  There is one aspect of life where questions still creep up.  What happened the night her daddy was murdered?   Will she be able to put the pieces together and find peace?  What other surprises could possibly be in store for Susan and her family?

My Thoughts:

I loved this novel!   Sullivan’s Island series is my favorite!  It has great characters with their own complexities.  This first novel introduces us to Susan and her family.  We learn her history which will be played out over the other novels in the series. The plot alternates between the present and the past tells the story of what happened to her daddy.  Readers will find this novel a true delight to read.  The story is set in the low country on Sullivan’s Island.  A place I hope to visit someday.

Bring on the next Dorothea Benton Frank novel!

Rating:

4.75/5


Please visit Dorothea Benton Frank on her Facebook page, Twitter, and her Website.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

A House Full of Surprises!

Baggage Check is the third book in the Marriage Pact series.  This novel focuses on Rebecca.  She is a flight attendant for an airline based out of Atlanta.  I had an opportunity to meet M.J. Pullen recently, and I can’t wait to read her other novels.

Synopsis:

Rebecca receives a phone call from her frantic mother while on vacation with her friends.  Her mother does not want to leave her house.  Rebecca is not excited about sticking around when all her friends are married.  She makes the trip back to Alabama to find out what is going on with her mother.  Rebecca visits her old home where she grew up but it is full of surprises.  I mean full of surprises.  So much so that she creates a scene and deputy Alex stops by to check on her.  Rebecca becomes responsible for taking care of her mother and fixing the house.  Will she let Alex help?  Or will she allow her friends from Atlanta help?    

  
My Thoughts:

I enjoyed the story.  I have to admit that I enjoyed seeing what surprise Rebecca’s old home would bring to the story.   She also became a character that I wanted to root for and see find a happy ending.  Alex is the perfect mate for Rebecca.  He has his issues as well but brings the story to a satisfying conclusion.   

I cannot wait to see what M. J. Pullen chooses to share next!                            
                                                                                                                                                         
Rating:

4.5/5


Please visit M. J. Pullen on her Facebook page, Twitter, and her Website.