Thursday, July 12, 2012

Throwback and the Review Pile ~ 7/12/12

The read and the unread.

We hope to be able to bring attention to some older titles (released 5 or more years ago) that may not be at the top of the current bestseller list, but still deserve a spot in your To-Be-Read pile.

Kumquat May, I'll Always Love You

"Kumquat May, I'll Always Love You"
Author:  Cynthia D. Grant
Publication Date: 3/1/1987

I absolutley loved this book!

Livvy's widowed mother wandered out of Livvy's life two years before , when Livvy was 14. With the help of her friend, Rosella, Livvy has been able to keep her neighbors in the town of Kumquat from realizing that Luna Lee is gone. Because she has a car, a small income, a big isolated house and a canny ability to maintain her mother's routine, Livvy has managed to avoid the dreaded fate of living with her pompous uncle and his unpleasant family.
When an old school friend, Raymond Mooney, moves back to town, his presence threatens Livvy's friendship with Rosella and, worse, threatens the fragile network of lies Livvy has created. Despite the too-clever title and the too-smooth-to-be-believed Raymond, this is an engaging and unusual survival story. Livvy is a staunch and likable heroine who makes the very best she can of a life in shambles. Her realization that no one pays much attention to anyone else works all too well for most of the townspeople, but she is fortunate in her friendships with Rosella and with a gruff elderly man named Dave.  

From the Review Pile is hosted by Stepping Out of the Page every Thursday.
The aim is to showcase books that you've received but haven't yet got around to reading.

Her Inheritance Forever (Texas: Star of Destiny, Book 2)

"Her Inheritance Forever"
Series:  Texas Star of Destiny Book 2
Author:  Lyn Cote
Publication Date:  2/17/2010

In 1836 Texas, Alandra Sandoval is the lady of Rancho Sandoval, determined to prove to a doubting world that a woman alone can run a ranch as well as any man. But when Comanches attack her ranch and kidnap her, Alandra must admit she needs protection. A top hand at a nearby ranch, Scully Falconer, is chosen for the task and though Alandra tries to pretend she doesn't need his help, he quietly stays by her side.

Though they believe their paths to be worlds apart, the rugged American cowboy with a troubled past and the proud lady of Mexican descent are united when Alandra's greedy relatives burst into their lives. And when General Santa Anna's army crosses the Rio Grande—marching toward a rendezvous with destiny at the Alamo—Alandra and Scully are swept up together in the tide of history...and their world will never be the same.

I look forward to getting lots of great book ideas for my TBR from everyone's Throwbacks and Review Pile.

Happy Reading!

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