Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
1. Grab your current read.
2. Let the book fall open to a random page.
3. Share two teaser sentences from that page, somewhere between lines 7 and 12.
4. Share the title of the book that the “teaser” comes from, so people can find the book if they like the teaser.
And again remember – avoid spoilers.
Seth Webster's heart never healed after he lost his adored wife. Now, with Christmas approaching, wild twin boys to raise alone, a home in chaos, and the latest in a long line of exasperated housekeepers quitting in disgust, Seth needs more than help to keep his family together ... he needs a miracle. And then a miracle arrives on his doorstep. Her name is Mrs. Merkle, but the kids call her "Mrs. Miracle" -- and from the moment the warm, knowing, and very patient nanny appears, everything is different. Her sassy spirit is infectious, and it gives Seth the courage to approach Reba, a beautiful travel agent who's been hurt and betrayed, and is afraid to ever love again. Through the magic of faith -- and with a little help from a children's Christmas pageant and a lot of encouragement from Mrs. Miracle -- Seth and Reba might just be able to find a Christmas miracle of their very own: true love.
What a cute book! I can't wait to watch the movie next month! A nice quick read by Debbie Macomber. I usually just read her Cedar Cove and Blossom Street series so this was a nice departure...
If you are looking for a 'feel good' book, this is it. =)
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Wisecracking pen-for-hire Jaine Austen is back -- —and she'’s about to discover that working on the set of a Hollywood sitcom is no laughing matter…...
Jaine still hasn’'t found a good man -- —or a way to keep all those sugary snacks from going straight to her hips. But— -- with a little help from her best friend Kandi— -- she’'s finally landed a gig as a sitcom writer! True, Muffy '‘n Me (aka “Bewitched with Tits”) isn’'t going to win any Emmys. And her office at Miracle Studios needs a little sprucing up, and a few dozen rat traps. But it sure beats writing boring brochures and bad resumes, so Jaine'’s not complaining. Until the plot thickens— -- with murder…...
Jaine figures the trouble all started when Muffy '‘n Me'’s hottest star, gorgeous Quinn Kirkland, seduced the head writer— -- whose husband also works on the show. But when Quinn'’s caught in bed with the barely-legal actress who plays his niece, things really heat up— -- and his many jealous girlfriends start to figure things out...…
So when the no-good heartthrob drops dead after nibbling a poisoned doughnut, Jaine isn’'t terribly surprised. But who could have done it? A competitive co-star and a couple of scorned lovers top Jaine'’s list of suspects, but the police have zeroed in on her man-crazy pal Kandi. She fell hard for Quinn -- —and nearly fell apart when she learned of all his other women. Now Jaine has to figure out who finally stopped Quinn’'s cheatin’' heart -- before her best friend ends up behind bars…...
This is the 2nd in the series. What a great cozy!!! Fast paced and funny! I am enjoying this series as well. I don't know that I could read them back to back to back, but I will continue to read the series.
In this romantic, funny, and heartwarming classic novel, #1 New York Times bestselling author Tami Hoag poignantly captures one eventful summer in the life of a woman facing the ultimate relationship dilemma.
It took only one look for Genna Hastings to make up her mind about her new next-door neighbor, J. J. Hennessy. She knew his type all too well: Jared Jay Hennessy was tall and handsome, a man who thought he was God’s gift to women. From the pink flamingos dotting his front yard to the all-night boozy barbecues, he threatened to disrupt Genna’'s peaceful summer off from teaching. But beneath his carefree smile and teasing nature, J.J. was a man as serious about the future as he was about Genna. He’d come to this quiet Connecticut town to change his life, and he challenged Genna to help him become Mr. Right. It was a challenge she knew she’d be smart to refuse... and one J.J. knew she couldn'’t resist.
Tami Hoag is a new author for me. When doing research before reading this book, this book was one of her first writings. She is now more popularly known as a suspense writer. I think those books are a little 'dark' for me, but this book was a nice 'light' romance book. Not too 'sugary' sweet. I enjoyed it. I might browse her other books to see if there might be a suspense book that would interest me, as I do like romantic suspense books, but not too 'dark'. But if you are looking for a new author and a light, quick romantic read, this book is it. I highly recommend.