Saturday, October 12, 2013

Message From Author Melanie Jeschke

 I'm very pleased to announce that Inklings, Part I of the Oxford Chronicles, is now available in e- book format on Amazon (Nook shortly to follow). Please feel free to share with your friends--esp. the younger ones who may not be familiar with the print version.
Thanks and have a happy Columbus Day weekend!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Are You Ready to Jump Fire?

Nora Robert’s novel Chasing Fire is one of the featured novels this year.  Do I have a great story for you!


Rowan Tripp has known about jumping fire since she as was a baby.  Her father Ironman Trip led the way as a fire jumper.  Rowan also joined the Zulies unit in Missoula Montana.  Her last season ended with tragedy she lost her jump partner Jim Brayner to fire.  His girlfriend Dolly did not take it well and is expecting their baby.  A new season brings new hopes and prospects of new rookies.  Gulliver Curry is joining the Zulies for the first time.  He is known for his fast feet and catching the eye of Rowan Tripp.  Dolly comes back as well but is the past really the past with her?  Then the Zulies find out their equipment has been tampered with, what will happen the rest of the season?  Will Rowan and Gulliver survive?

My Thoughts:

Initially I didn’t know if I would love this novel or not.  I thought it had a little bit of a slow start.  Once into the novel I couldn’t wait to find out what would happen next.  Ms. Roberts researched well the subject of fire jumping.  What the lifestyle is like.  Learning how a fire department works.  Then there are always the well rounded characters that make the story.  It does help that they were brought to life by the audio version.  This novel is definitely worth picking up.



Please visit Nora on her Facebook fan page, and  website.   Also be sure to visit the read for pink site.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Pull out the Knitting Needles and Join the Group at the Friday Night Knitting Club

This year in 2013 Friday Night Knitting Club is one of the Read For Pink Books.  I am delighted to bring  this book to you.


 Kate Jacobs tells the story of single mother Georgia Walker who is used to doing everything herself for her daughter with some help from Anita and Marty. She opens a shop named Walker and Daughter after her love of her life leaves her pregnant. The shop becomes successful and through the frequent patrons a group develops. They start meeting on Friday nights. After a few meetings they are christened the Friday Night Knitting club. Georgia doesn't know what to think of this club or if this is a good thing for the shop but gradually she becomes more involved. The members of the club are Anita her benefactor and friend. Then there is KC who is in the middle of a life change and a friend from Georgia's previous career. Lucy the struggling producer wants to make knitting videos on how to knit. She has other secrets as well. Another member is Darwin who is skeptical that knitting could be of any benefit as she tries to write her thesis. Then there is Georgia's friend from high school Cat Phillips who commissions Georgia to knit two formal gowns for her in the name of spending time with her. 

My Thoughts:

Georgia suddenly has a reappearance of her ex boyfriend James who wants to be involved in his daughter's life. Georgia struggles over her feelings towards him. Dakota loves having her dad back in her life. She is the preteen who struggles with being involved in her dad's life and living with her mother. 
I liked the book it had a slow beginning. I loved the idea of this book of persuing hobbies and seeing where it leads. I don't know that I would pick up knitting needles. I would love to find another hobby to meet people and be involved in my area.