Wednesday, April 25, 2012

WWW Wednesday ~ 4/25/12

To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…

What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?

(FYI, click on the book for a link to amazon)


• What are you currently reading?

Death by Darjeeling (Tea Shop, Bk 1)

I fininished read my last book, late last night.  So this morning I decided that my next read will be "Death By Darjeeling", Book 1 in the Tea Shop Mystery series.  I saw this somewhere and was intrigued by the tea shop theme so I ordered Book 1 to see if I like it and want to order any more of the series.  I'll let you know what I think :)

• What did you recently finish reading?

Book #1:
The Lucky One

"The Lucky One"
Author:  Nicholas Sparks
Rating: 4/5 (I think this might actually be one of those books where the movie is better than the book.  I least I hope so.  I can't wait to go see it!)

In his 14th book, bestselling author Nicholas Sparks tells the unforgettable story of a man whose brushes with death lead him to the love of his life. — After U.S. Marine Logan Thibault finds a photograph of a smiling young woman buried in the dirt during his tour of duty in Iraq, he experiences a sudden streak of luck -- winning poker games and even surviving deadly combat. Only his best friend, Victor, seems to have an explanation for his good fortune: the photograph -- his lucky charm.

Back home in Colorado, Thibault can't seem to get the woman in the photograph out of his mind and he sets out on a journey across the country to find her. But Thibault is caught off guard by the strong attraction he feels for the woman he encounters in North Carolina - Elizabeth, a divorced mother -- and he keeps the story of the photo, and his luck, a secret. As he and Elizabeth embark upon a passionate love affair, his secret soon threatens to tear them apart -- destroying not only their love, but also their lives.

Filled with tender romance and terrific suspense, THE LUCKY ONE is an unforgettable story about the surprising paths our lives often take and the power of fate to guide us to true and everlasting love.

Book #2:
Always the Baker, Never the Bride

"Always the Baker Never the Bride"  Emma Rae Creations Book 1
Author: Sandra D. Bricker
Rating: 4/5 (I really enjoyed this book.  Especially the recipes and baking tips.)

Thirty-six-year-old Emma Rae Travis has been baking specialty cakes and melt-in-your-mouth pastries at The Backstreet Bakery in historic Roswell, just outside of Atlanta, for the last six years. But here's the rub about her job as a baker: Emma is diabetic. When she tastes her creations, it can only be in the most minute portions. Emma is considered an artisan for the stunning creme brulee wedding cake that won her the Passionate Palette Award last year, but she's never even had one full slice of it.
When Jackson Drake hears about this local baker who has won a prestigious award for her wedding cake artistry, he tells his assistant to be sure and include her in the pastry tastings scheduled at his new wedding destination hotel the following week. And for Jackson, that particular day has started out badly with two workmen trapped in a broken elevator and a delivery of several dozen 300-thread-count bed linens in the wrong size abandoned in the lobby. But when the arrogant baker he met a week prior in Roswell stumbles into the dining room with a platter of pastries and a bucketful of orders, he knows for certain: It's going to be a really rotten day.

Can these two ill-suited players master the high-wire act and make a go of their new business venture? Or will they take each other crashing downward, without a net? And will the surprise wedding at The Tanglewood be theirs? 
 Book #3:
Always the Wedding Planner, Never the Bride

"Always the Wedding Planner Never the Bride"  Emma Rae Creations Book 2
Author:  Sandra D. Bricker
Rating:  3/5 (I was really let down by the 2nd book of this series.  I just couldn't get into it :(  )

As a wedding planner, Sherilyn Caine should have the perfect wedding experience...

After all, she just landed her dream job at the wedding destination hotel, The Tanglewood. The rest should be a piece of cake for Sherilyn's Type A personality.

But while everything else goes smoothly, her own wedding plans start to sink right before her eyes. One way or the other, Sherilyn is determined to make this wedding work—until the latest development threatens to call the whole thing off. Is it possible that Sherilyn is allergic to her fiancé?


Book #4:
Rugged and Relentless (Husbands for Hire, Bk 1)

"Rugged & Relentless" Husband for Hire Book 1
Author:  Kelly Eileen Hake
Rating:  5/5 (I really liked this book.  Funny, romantic, adventurous.  I'm looking forward to book #2. )

When three landowning women put an ad in the paper expressing their desire for healthy, hard-working husbands-for-hire to help them set up and run a sawmill, they never dreamed their tiny town would be overflowing with proposals from bachelors who responded promptly...and in person! Out of this logjam of potential suitors, which one will Evelyn Thompson choose? Jacob Grainger trails his brother's murderer to Hopesfall where, to keep his true intentions secret, Jacob pretends to court Miss Evelyn Thompson.
Will this lumberjack-turned-bounty-hunter find himself falling for the enterprising female?

• What do you think you’ll read next?

Love Finds You in Camelot, Tennessee

I'm just starting "Death by Darjeeling" but I'm pretty sure my next read will be "LFYI Camelot Tennessee".  I just got it in the mail from on Monday and look forward to reading it.

Have a great Wednesday!


  1. The tea shop mysteries sound fun. Are they set in the US, the UK, or...? I look forward to seeing what you think about Death by Darjeeling.

    I’m having a contest on planetpooks with prizes of free ebooks and a $20 gift certificate from the online bookseller of your choice, and also, my own WWW Wednesday:

  2. The Tea Shop mystery looks like a fun cozy. I'll look for your review. I enjoyed your review of the Bricker books.

  3. Nice mix of books Colletta! :)

    Here you can find my WWW for this week:


  4. These books look fun & interesting - they are all new to me!


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