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text 2018-02-28 02:42
No Ordinary Star Book Trailer!
No Ordinary Star - Frank M. Turner
No Plain Rebel (No Ordinary Star) (Volume 2) - M.C. Frank
No Vain Loss - M.C. Frank

It's here! It's finally here! The beautiful trailer for the amazing No Ordinary Star series by M.C. Frank! 



First, check out the trailer HERE and then read an excerpt of my spoiler free review below! 


A fairy in the Arctic, a tin solider in the future, and a mysterious clock that keeps the world balanced; what exactly is this story about? That's what I ventured to find out as I began my read of No Ordinary Star - or NOS - by M.C. Frank. 

 I was intrigued from the start. I wanted to find out more about our characters, about the year they lived in, about the mysteriously Clockmaster, and about how the world go so screwed up in the first place. I'll just say, which the answers I was provided with in this book I was not disappointed. 


Psst! Don't forget to check out the ongoing giveaway HERE for $15 to the Book Depository!!


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text 2018-02-23 16:39
Friday Reads 2.23.2018
Legacy of Silence - Belva Plain
A Passion for Books: A Book Lover's Treasury of Stories, Essays, Humor, Love and Lists on Collecting, Reading, Borrowing, Lending, Caring for, and Appreciating Books - Rob Kaplan,Harold Rabinowitz
The Shell Seekers - Rosamunde Pilcher

I'm so happy it's Friday.


These are the books I am working on this weekend. 


Legacy of Silence- I did not want to read this book right now. I picked it up cuz I was stuck in line, only had my phone and randomly pulled it up on the Kindle app to kill a few minutes. I meant to put it down to read something else. But I can't. stop. reading. it. The MC actually annoys the living daylights out of me, but there is such a pull to Belva Plain's narratives that I find myself going back to it again and again. I'm almost halfway through so I'm just gonna commit and finish it. 


The Shell Seekers - I am loving this book. I am at work and realize I left this book on my nightstand and want to kick myself. Argh! #bookproblems


A Passion for Books- Great short stories about reading and all things book related. It's a bibliophile's dream compilation.


Next week I want to get back to my Newberry Medal Project. I have really enjoyed reading some of the winners and the Honor books this past month. There are some real gems. I feel bad I had neglected the genre thinking I would not be able to relate. What started me down this path is a friend of mine I do buddy reads with is on medications for a chronic illness. She loves to read but finds sometimes she needs books that aren't too taxing. She says middle grade fits the bill. Her recommendations have opened my eyes. 


Well, enjoy your weekend and Happy Reading!





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review 2018-01-09 19:53
Cookies and Coffee by Mathew Ortiz Review
Cookies and Coffee (Cookies and Coffee. An unconventional love story) - Mathew Ortiz

Peanut butter cookies…are they the key to finding true love? Douglas never imagined he would meet the man of his dreams, while wrestling a bag of cookies from him! No way that smoking hot Dr. Stanopolous would be interested in him…would he? 

Dr. Antonio ‘Tino’ Stanopolous couldn’t decide what he wanted to take a bite out of first; the peanut butter cookies in his hand or the delectable nurse trying to snatch them away…or could he do both?




I was bopping along and then I realized it is a serial. Agh. Even with Kindle Unlimited where I can get all of the books, serials rarely work for me. 

This is a sweet romance between a doctor and nurse. The nurse is a plain joe which is a favorite of mine and other heroes are super kind. No man whores here. 

Some editing needs.

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text 2017-12-28 16:47
My Five Favorite Books From 2017
The Sunne in Splendour - Sharon Kay Penman
The Blue Castle - L.M. Montgomery
Evergreen - Belva Plain
My Dead Parents: A Memoir - Anya Yurchyshyn
How the Light Gets In - Louise Penny

It's that time of year again!!


In looking at the books I read this year, I realized I had a lot of ho-hum reads. Which means I will be examining my reading choices in 2018 more closely.  It was a busy year- planning a wedding, getting married, moving my grandmother into my parent's house and becoming a caretaker for her ... That all may have something to do with it. BUT I did read some winners and here are my favorites. 


#5 How the Light Gets In by Louise Penny


Just a great addition to the series and tied up the overall arc nicely. I was on the edge of my seat at the end of this book. If you haven't read this series, please do.


#4 The Blue Castle by L. M. Montgomery 


A pleasant surprise.  I had never heard of this book and a good friend of mine did a buddy read with me. This book is witty and entertaining. I will definitely be doing a re-read. 


#3 Evergreen by Belva Plain


Epic, sweeping historical fiction following one woman's life through all its ups and downs and a few wars. When I was reading it, I couldn't stop talking about it. I could not wait to pick this book up. Loved it. 


#2 My Dead Parents by Anya Yurchyshy.  


This memoir was riveting. I was impressed with how she expressed herself and how she shared her life with the reader.  Her journey was universal, trying to understand your parents as well as yourself. Though I will be reviewing it next year when it comes out, I read it this year and had to include it on this list. 


#1 The Sunne In Splendour by Sharon Kay Penman


This isn't a real surprise. I LOVED this book. It's one of the best books I have ever read. Historical fiction doesn't get better than this. I will definitely be reading more of her in 2018.


Those are my five faves!


Looking forward to hearing your favorite books of 2017. 


Happy Reading!




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review 2017-09-07 00:00
No Plain Rebel
No Plain Rebel - M.C. Frank No Plain Rebel - M.C. Frank Ah! She does it again, once again I was left needing to know what happens! I love this series, and am excited to see how things turn out for our heroes! The world is unique, yet easy to picture, the characters are a blast, and the plot keeps the reader's attention! Such an exciting story and I'm excited to have found it!

*I received a copy from the author for review as part of the NOS Street Team, this is no way affects my review, the thoughts are my own.*
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