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Saving Meghan by D.J. Palmer

Saving Meghan by D.J. Palmer🙂🙂❤❤👍👍

Saving Meghan reads like something out of the Newspaper.  A girl, sick seemingly with vague symptoms is at the crux of the story.  Her mother, Becky Gerard, is all over it.  She is constantly looking for more information trying to find an explanation as to why her daughter is so sick.  Everything is so vague. No one seems to know what is going on. Her husband, Carl seems to feel his wife, Becky is over reacting.  Finally, she finds a Dr. Fisher, a man who specializes mitochondrial disorder, and matches all the vague symptoms.  Then Munchausen by proxy was suggested and everything changes.  

The chapters change the speaker and reading Meghan’s chapters about how she feels like her body is shutting off one switch at a time was really eerie.  I found myself finding everyone guilty at one point or another and was positive a couple of times that I was totally right only to be wrong. The twists did keep me interested although I felt the book was too wordy in other places.  Saving Megahn by D. J. Palmer was a ride of a read.

The President is Missing by Bill Clinton and James Patterson

The President is Missing by Bill Clinton and James Patterson🙂🙂👍👍👍

The President is Missing by James Patterson and Bill Clinton is a fabulous read. There is suspense, subterfuge, backdoor politics, terrorism, betrayal and a fast paced plot that holds your attention! To me the scariest part is how real it could be!

My favorite quote from the book:

“What does it mean to be an American today?  It’s a question that will answer itself if we get back to what’s brought us this far: widening the circle of opportunity, deepening the meaning of  freedom, and strengthening bonds of community. Shrinking the definition of them and expanding the definition of us. Leaving no one behind, left out, looked down on.”

“We must get back to that mission.  And do it with both energy and humility, knowing that our time is fleeting and our power is not an end in itself but a means to achieve more noble and necessary ends.”

“The American Dream works when our common humanity matters more than our interesting difference and when together they create endless possibilities.”  

James Patterson/Bill Clinton . The President is Missing

An Unexpected Gift by Kate Pearce

An Unexpected Gift by Kate Pearce🙂🙂👍👍

An Unexpected Gift by Kate Pearce was a wonderful novella that was found at the end of the novel The Rancher’s Redemption.  The novella was an “unexpected gift” of a read! The book focuses on Billy Morgan and his friend Bella.  

Billy came upon a situation where Bella was being harrassed by an ex employee.  He immediately helped her and ended up helping her in her kitchen for the lunch rush.  Bella was surprised by Billy’s help and surprised by her feelings for Billy. Billy has made so many mistakes in his life, he is reticent to make another and hurt another person.  An Unexpected Gift by Kate Pearce is a wonderful novella that will hit your heart for a second chance at love!

 

The Rancher's Redemption

The Rancher's Redemption by Kate Pearce🙂🙂👍👍

The Rancher’s Redemption by Kate Pearce is the second book in her spin off series called The Millers of Morgan Valley.  Morgan Valley is a valley in the Sierras where ranches are a way of life and tall broad shouldered cowboys are found.  

 

Adam Miller’s wife died years ago.  Her battle with cancer ended Adam’s life as it was.  He became closed off and reticent. Lizzie is a single parent.  She is raising her son and moving forward with her life. Her baby’s father ran when he found out she was pregnant.  Her best friend growing up was Adam Miller’s dead wife, but Lizzie nor Adam ever spoke about that time.

Adam helps out Lizzie and slowly their relationship builds.  I like how Adam and Lizzie’s learn to speak with each other from the heart.  I love how they worked through so much and found each other again.  

 

The story was poignant and heartfelt.  In fact more so than the prior novels by Kate Pearce.  I found that I understood the feelings of the main characters.  The Rancher’s Redemption by Kate Pearce was a great read.

Second Rancher by Kate Pearce

Second Chance Rancher by Kate Pearce🙂🙂❤❤❤👍👍

Second Chance Rancher by Kate Pearce is the first book in a new series about families that live in the high Sierras and have ranches.  Morgantown is the home of the Millers as well as the Morgans. This particular novel is about Daisy Miller and Jackson Lymond.  Two scarred souls who need each other but do not realize it right away. 

Jackson has returned from the Air Force and is working with his brother Caul around the family's ranch.  He is not sure what he wants to do yet, but he feels good ranching right now. Daisy came home after a horrendous incident on Silicon Valley left her broken.  She has been designing flowers from her flower shop but has a secret part time gig that is getting harder and harder to hide from her brothers ( noisy big brothers mostly).  She and Jackson come to an understanding and they begin “dating”.  The story slowly relays the backstories that they have hidden from themselves never mind each other.  And the chemistry is off the market… Things turn more real until a few problems pop up.

Second Chance Rancher by Kate Pearce is a great modern day romance with all the cowboys you can imagine.  

Shattered Silence by Marta Perry

Shattered Silence by Marta Perry 🙂🙂❤❤👍👍

Shattered Silence by Marta Perry was a clean contemporary romantic thriller.  The story highlights the main character, Rachel. Her ex husband seems to have disappeared with key information about his company’s newest ideas.  Rachel was the last to see him as she wanted him to sign the paperwork to put the house on the market. Only that brief meeting starts a series of events that has caused Rachel to be attacked which sends Rachel on the run to her family to hide.  Only she is not even safe there! Meanwhile a private investigation firm is also tracking down Rachel’s ex-husband and are determined to keep safe.

I loved Rachel’s family and how caring they were.  I loved how Clint fit in with her family and how he was not perfectly suave, but a character struggling to find his way forward.  Rachel and Clint work to figure out what happened and what would happen next. Rachel was determined to hear and speak the truth. Clift often had his foot in mouth.

Shattered Silence is the third book in a series called Echo Falls.  Marta Perry has written a book that brings you along on an adventure with twists and turns.  The story certainly shook Rachel’s trust, but allowed her to find a new path. Shattered Silence was a good read.  

 

Faking It by Carly Phillips and Erika Wilde

Faking It by Carly Phillips and Erika Wilde 🙂🙂❤❤👍👍

A professional matchmaker looking for her newest digs meets a realtor who really digs her. Faking It by Carly Phillips and Erika Wilde is another sexy, hot book!  Hailey is a professional matchmaker and is looking into purchasing a new space to work out of.  Max, her realtor, thinks she is hot, but does not mix business with pleasure.  Hailey has made up a fake fiance to help her out, after all every matchmaker should have a match for herself.  However, before she can even ask, Max jumps in to help her out and a bargain is made.  We know that nothing is ever that easy and there are always people who want to make problems.  A minefield for Max and Hailey is ahead…

I love the duo of Carly Phillips and Erika Wilde!  Their books are fun, hot, sexy reads! Read Faking It!

Take Me Again by Carly Phillips

Take Me Again by Carly Phillips🙂🙂❤❤👍👍

Take Me Again by Carly Phillips is the first book in a brand new series, The Knight Brothers.  We are introduced to the Knight Family, three brothers and one sister (Ethan, Parker, Sebastian and a baby sister, Sierra) in New York City.  They run a security type firm that specializes in locks.  

The books starts with Ethan’s wife’s death.  Sebastian raced to be at his brother’s side as did Ashley.  Ashley was a step sister for a while, when the Knight father married Ashley’s mother (They divorced later.) Ashley was sent away after being found in a compromising position with Sebastian (they were both just teenagers). This was the first time that they had seen each other since then.

Sebastian is not willing to let her go again.  Ashley really does not want to have anything to do with him.  However Sebastian and Ashley can’t seem to stay away from each other and are thrown together often by the family.  

I love second chance romances and I love Carly Phillips’ writing.  I enjoyed reading about the Knight family and will look for the new books in the series when they come out.  Take Me Again by Carly Phillips was a good read.

 

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25.11 | 11:05

Much media suggest teachers teach only subjects, but really: "... our job as teachers to help her learn to read, understand and think critically on her own."

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29.08 | 02:19

I love reading. I will start reading Rough Ride by Kristen Ashley after my https://www.goldenbustours.com/grand-canyon-tours/ and hope it would be interesting.

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10.06 | 12:03

The news Jacquelyn Winespear is on my summer reading list.
Looking forward to another Maise Dobbs

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24.12 | 00:28

Always look forward to your weekly blog, Marti ... safe travels this week. Merry Christmas!

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