Friday, January 23, 2015

Review: It Happened Yesterday

Welcome back everyone!!  My first book review that I am doing is a book called It Happened Yesterday by Joyce Humphrey Cares.  I received a copy of the ebook for a honest review of this book.

I love the cover.  It made me want to go to Tuscany, Italy especially with the description.  In the beginning of the book, I was having problems getting into the book, but once I got to about page 11, I could not stop reading.  

This was a different genre for me.  I have been reading romance books for about 20 years.  In high school, I loved to read mysteries.  This book reminded me of those favorite mysteries books I loved so much back in high school.  I loved the mystery behind who killed Silvia Whitehall.  By the end of the book, I was wrong who I thought did it!  (nope not telling you who I thought did it).  The mystery behind who stole the artifacts was a nice bonus.  I loved how Vicky was helping Tony with his investigation with these artifacts.  Who stole them?  Where did they hide them?

What about the Gladiator?  Where did he come from?  How did Vicky travel to another century?  Why?  These questions kept coming up during this book.  It was different for me to have this in the book.  I do not remember reading a book with time traveling of a sort.  I did like meeting the Gladiator and how things in Italy are different in our lifetime.

I give this book 4 out of 5 stars because I was having a hard time getting into the book. 
Would I recommend this book? Yes! Author? Yes!
Would I read more from this author? Yes!

Happy Reading!!

FTC Disclosure: The Publisher/Author/Book Tour Company has provided me with a copy of this book for review or I have purchased the book with my own funds.  The opinion I share about the story are mine and have not been influenced by the The Publisher/Author/Book Tour Company if received for review.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

New Reviews Coming Soon

I am going to be posting some reviews here within the next few weeks.  First one up is It Happened Yesterday.  Then, Red Carpet Romance, which I am reading right now.  I should be posting a review or 2.  Maybe 3 a week.  

 I hope you will join me.  

2014 and 2015 Reading Challenge

Have you done the Reading Challenge with Goodreads?  Last year I wanted to read 75 books, but I finished with 117 books!!  This year I am going to try to read 75 books again, but I would love to read more than 117 books.  

33 with goal of 30 books- 2011
54 with goal of 40 books- 2012
68 with goal of  60 books- 2013
117 with goal of 75 books- 2014

My favorite books last year I read were:
1. Lucky Harbor Series by Jill Shalvis - I love the 3 sisters, Maddie, Tara, and Chloe.  They come together to handle their mother's inheritance of an inn.  I stopped at book #9 so I need to read the rest of this series soon!

2. Piper Anderson Series by Danielle Stewart- This series is one I could not put down.  Piper comes to Edenville, NC to have a normal life, but what she finds is so much more.  I need to catch up with this series before new books come out.

3. The Bachelor Fireman of San Gabriel by Jennifer Bernard- What can I say about this series......FIREMEN!!!  Why not read a series on Firemen??  Ok, I am married to one!! I need to finish this series, too, or should I say catch up.

4. Evening Stars by Susan Mallery- This is the third book in the series of Blackberry Island.  The first 2 books are very good.  This book we read about Nina, who has taken care of her mother and sister her entire life. 

5 & 6. When We Met and Before We Kiss by Susan Mallery (Fool's Gold Series) - I love this series.   In When We Met, Tara and Angel are attracted to one other.  I love how Tara wear high heels.  In Before We Kiss, Dellina and Sam are a great pair!  In both of these books, I laughed and cried.  I need to catch up with this series, too.  I hate when I am finished with this series and I have to wait months for the next books so this time I am taking my sweet old time.

7. Virgin River Series by Robyn Carr - I love this series, too.  I think my favorite characters are Melinda and Jack.  Melinda came to Virgin River to start over and she found so much more.

One thing I love to read is series.  As you can tell by my favorite books of 2014. For this year, I want to branch out for my reading.  I joined the Unlimited Kindle and I would love to read at least 1-2 of those books a month.  Plus my favorite authors.  Add in a few authors, who I have not heard of or I was recommended to read by a friend.

Happy Reading!