Tuesday, March 20, 2012

What I Read This Week ~ 3/20/12

I've been on a sort of reading marathon this past week.  I went from not having read hardly at all the past few months to finishing 5 books in a week!  It was mostly a "Love Finds You" marathon with another book from one of my favorite authers thrown in.

Book #1:

Love Finds You in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania (Love Finds You)

"Love Finds You in Lancaster County Pennsylvania"
Author: Annalisa Daughety
Rating:  3/5  (a bit wishy-washy...)

Starting over in Lancaster, Amish-born Lydia Ann soon finds a second chance at love with woodworker Simon Zook. But will his secret cause her even more heartbreak? And when her friend -- Southern belle Caroline -- starts a low-key romance with reporter Michael Landis, the paparazzi suddenly start stalking her again. Is he to blame?
Book #2:
Love Finds You in Tombstone Arizona

"Love Finds You in Tombstone Arizona"
Author: Miralee Ferrell
Rating:  4/5  (Great story and characters!)

Love and second chances aren't easy to come by in a town named Tombstone. When Christy Grey receives an urgent summons to Tombstone, Arizona, she reluctantly leaves her new life in California. The trip goes from bad to worse when three masked men hold up Christy's stage. She finally arrives in Tombstone to find her mother ill and her brother trapped in a life of gambling. Desperate for money to support her family, will Christy bow to pressure from the local saloon owners and return to the life she thought she'd given up for good?

Nevada Keene has problems of his own. He's been dodging bullets for years and wants nothing more than to settle down and get married. But he's on the run from outlaws bent on revenge, and the one woman who captures his interest recognizes him from the stagecoach holdup. Will Christy turn Nevada in to the authorities, or will the outlaws on his trail catch him first?


Book #3:

Love Finds You in Silver City, Idaho

"Love Finds You in Silver City Idaho"
Author: Janelle Mowery
Rating: 4/5  (Loved the mystery!)

It's 1869, and chaos rules Silver City. As Rebekah Weaver recovers from an accident that has left her badly burned, she worries that her father's handsome new assistant won't see past her scarred exterior. Deputy Marshal Nathaniel Kirkland is working undercover to investigate a series of explosions in the mines and businesses of Silver City. When ominous notes begin appearing on townspeople's doors, Nate needs Rebekah's help to uncover the identity of the perpetrator. As they work together, Nate begins to speculate that Rebekah's "accident" was really a case of intentional sabotage -- and that she might still be in danger.
Book #4: 

Love Finds You in Hope Kansas

"Love Finds You in Hope Kansas"
Author: Pamela Griffin
Rating:  5/5 (I stayed up and read the whole book in one sitting!)

Fashionable Easterner Alison Stripling is shocked to receive a letter from her deceased sister’s husband in Hope, Kansas, pleading for help with his six children. — The letter gives Alison a chance to escape her troubles in Boston, and the name of the town seems like a sign from God. But when she arrives at a rustic cabin on the prairie, she’s in for a bigger shock: Rafe Munroe didn’t write the letter at all! Realizing the children are determined to pair them off, Rafe and Alison join forces to prove the idea would never work. Can Hope’s cupids—all six of them—strike love’s arrows into the hearts of their pa and Miss Alison?
Book #5:
Attracted to Fire

"Attracted to Fire"
Author: DiAnn Mills
Rating:  5/5  (Awsome book!  One of my very favorite authors!)

Special Agent Meghan Connors' dream of one day protecting the president of the United States is about to come true. Only one assignment stands in her way. After the vice president's rebellious daughter is threatened, Meghan is assigned to her protective detail on a secluded ranch in West Texas.
 Unfortunately, working with Special Agent in Charge Ash Zinders may be as tough as controlling her charge. Ash has a reputation for being critical and exacting, and he?s also after the same promotion as Meghan. But when the threats escalate and security on the ranch is breached, it becomes clear this isn't the work of a single suspect it's part of a sophisticated plan that reaches deeper and higher than anyone imagined. And only Ash and Meghan can put the pieces together before it's too late.
So that was IT for the week!  I just love sitting outside on my deck or on my swing in the lovely weather and reading a great book.  Don't you?
Happy Reading!

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