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review 2018-06-27 18:38
4.2 Out Of 5 "I was born in the year of the Dog" STARS
Under a Painted Sky - Stacey Covington-Lee

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~BOOK BLURB~

Under A Painted Sky

Stacey Lee

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A powerful story of friendship and sacrifice, for fans of Code Name Verity 

 

Missouri, 1849: Samantha dreams of moving back to New York to be a professional musician—not an easy thing if you’re a girl, and harder still if you’re Chinese. But a tragic accident dashes any hopes of fulfilling her dream, and instead, leaves her fearing for her life. With the help of a runaway slave named Annamae, Samantha flees town for the unknown frontier. But life on the Oregon Trail is unsafe for two girls, so they disguise themselves as Sammy and Andy, two boys headed for the California gold rush. Sammy and Andy forge a powerful bond as they each search for a link to their past, and struggle to avoid any unwanted attention. But when they cross paths with a band of cowboys, the light-hearted troupe turn out to be unexpected allies. With the law closing in on them and new setbacks coming each day, the girls quickly learn that there are not many places to hide on the open trail.

 

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~MY QUICKIE REVIEW~

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This is my second book by Stacey Lee, the other one being Outrun the Moon, and I have to say that her stories show the harshness of the times they depict without showing the darkness or the bleakness of those times. They have this soft blurry edge to them.  Which makes them very suitable and engaging for all ages. 

 

Under A Painted Sky is a beautifully written, uplifting tale about the power of friendship.  With a splash of romance and the trials of tribulations of life on the western trail, while being on the run from the law.  Overall, this story was endearingly sweet.

 

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~MY RATING~

4.2STARS - GRADE=B+

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~BREAKDOWN OF RATINGS~

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Plot~ 4.3/5

Main Characters~ 4/5

Secondary Characters~ 4/5

The Feels~ 4/5

Pacing~ 4/5

Addictiveness~ 4/5

Theme or Tone~ 4.3/5

Flow (Writing Style)~ 4.5/5

Backdrop (World Building)~ 4.5/5

Originality~ 4/5

Ending~ 4.3/5

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Book Cover~ Beautiful

Narration~5 by Emily Woo Zeller was perfect.

Setting~ Old West on the trail to California

Source~ Audiobook (Library)

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review 2017-12-31 02:09
When You Open Your Eyes
When You Open Your Eyes - Robin Covington

Gabe and Ellie were childhood sweethearts. Both enlisted in the USMC with a 4 year contract and planned to get married when done. They each had bad things happen during their military service, leaving both physical and emotional wounds. 
This was a novella that really packed a punch. I liked the alternating points of view. It really worked in this novella, to be able to read what both with thinking. I was teary at the end.

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review 2017-12-23 17:52
Entangled Under The Mistletoe - Spotlight Review #2

 

 

 

Secret Santa Baby

by Robin Covington

Secret Santa Baby by Robin Covington is FREE!

Grab your copy today!

 

 

About the book:

 

Tessa Stoneman hasn’t been able to get long-time friend and business partner Nicholas Boone out of her head since they shared a single kiss in college. Even when she dated Nicholas’s best friend. Now that she’s giving up her position at GameNerdz to strike out on her own—and now that she’s single—maybe it’s the right time to see if there’s still something between them.

 

Nicholas knows once Tessa leaves the company she helped found, they might drift apart. Before she starts her own company in the new year, he wants to woo the woman he fell in love with during college. So he poses as her Secret Santa, gifts her with items from the song “Santa Baby,” and plans a big reveal at the company holiday party. But when his best friend wants to rekindle his romance with Tessa, will Nicholas lose his last chance?  

 

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Secret Santa BabySecret Santa Baby by Robin Covington
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Nick & Tessa met in college and along with one other best friend, started up a now successful business together. Nick has been waiting for his chance with her, patiently, and now is the time.

Tessa is leaving to start her own business. She has been in love with Nick for a while now, and it is hard to see him everyday and know he cannot be hers. Will they take a chance?

This short story was a quick and sexy read. I loved how the characters interacted with one another. It also made me wonder - will we see more of the Damien? Really simple and good read.


***This copy was given in exchange for an honest review by its publishers.

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About Robin Covington:

 

A USA Today bestseller, Robin Covington loves to explore the theme of fooling around and falling in love in her books. Her stories burn up the sheets. . .one page at a time. When she's not writing she's collecting tasty man candy, indulging in a little comic book geek love, and stalking Chris Evans. Don't send chocolate . . . send eye candy! Robin's books have won the Golden Leaf Award and finaled in the Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice, the Book Seller's Best and the National Reader's Choice Awards. She lives in Maryland with her handsome husband, her two brilliant children (they get it from her, of course!), and her beloved furbabies.

 

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review 2017-12-12 00:38
Quick Holiday Read
Secret Santa Baby - Robin Covington

Secret Santa Baby by Robin Covington is a fairly quick read, perfect for those with limited reading time.  Ms. Covington has given us a well-written book.  Tessa and Nick's story is full of drama, humor and spice.  This is a fun, short Christmas story and I loved every page.  

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text 2017-12-04 17:45
Secret Santa Baby by Robin Covington Free!
Secret Santa Baby - Robin Covington

Nicholas knows once Tessa leaves the company she helped found, they might drift apart. Before she starts her own company in the new year, he wants to woo the woman he fell in love with during college. So he poses as her Secret Santa and plans a big reveal at the company holiday party. But when his best friend wants to rekindle his romance with Tessa, will Nicholas lose his last chance

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