Book Review: The Wrong Brother by Bree Wolf

The Wrong Brother (A Forbidden Love Regency Novella Series, #1)The Wrong Brother by Bree Wolf
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This story was short but it really touched me in such a special way. Isabella is a smart woman that has finally found a man that respects her brain as well as her other features. She is about to take the final step in that relationship when something unexpected happens. What a great book this was.

It had such heart. I will keep it as a go to my happy place read. I loved all of the characters. I can see this family coming back as a sequel. Maybe Bree has already considered that. Either way, this was one of the most perfect novellas that I have read.

I love the way Bree Wolf writes her characters. Each book I have read by her has so much heart and so much emotion that I fall in love each time. This time I fell in love a couple of times. This new series should be a wonderful collection of amazingly warm characters and I can’t wait for more.

Bonus Review: Forgotten and Remembered: The Duke’s Late Wife by Bree Wolf

Forgotten & Remembered: The Duke's Late Wife (Love's Second Chance, #1)Forgotten & Remembered: The Duke’s Late Wife by Bree Wolf
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is the first book in the Love’s Second Chance series. If this is anything to go by, it is going to be good.

This book held so many emotions. The hero has been married before and lost his wife in a riding accident. Graham Astor who is the Duke of Kinsington was left to mourn with his daughter Georgiana.

After much prompting Graham decides to marry in order to have a mother for his child. Graham grieves the loss of his wife so deeply that he refuses to acknowledge his new wife with even the most basic conversation.

Rosabel does not expect to be loved after she finds out about his tragic loss, but she finds that she wants more than to just exists in this home with his dead wife’s memories.

This story has so many facets that I really was caught up with all the personalities. It is a sadly sweet story with love as the thread that holds it all together.

I truly loved this story. This is one of my most favorite books. I love to open it up and read it over again. Bree Wolf can really bring characters to life in the most beautiful way.

Additional Review: Cursed & Cherished: The Duke’s Willful Wife by Bree Wolf

Cursed & Cherished: The Duke's Wilful Wife (Love's Second Chance, #2)Cursed & Cherished: The Duke’s Wilful Wife by Bree Wolf
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is the second book in the series Love’s Second Chance.

To begin with you learn that Edmond Dunsworth, the Duke of Cromwell has lost his family fortune. His steward has heard of a man with two daughters that have a sizable dowry. After a very unusual meeting he decides to offer for Anna. He sees something in Anna that makes him want unravel her mysterious behavior. I really enjoyed the dinner scene, it was pretty comical.

The marriage becomes a very rocky ground when Anna’s friend reminds her that men are devious. So Anna makes a plan to make the Duke sorry he chose her. It is a battle, a game that threatens to ruin any chance for happiness for either one of them. There are so many little sub plots that keep this story rolling at a quick pace.

Graham and Rosabel are in this book and that made me very happy to see how they are doing after a period of time. They are such wonderful characters from Forgotten and Remembered, the first book of the series.

If you have not read this series, you should. It is wonderfully written and full of strong independent characters. I can not wait for book three.

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AudioBook Review: The Willow Lake Group by Kelly Proudfoot

The Willow Lake GroupThe Willow Lake Group by Kelly Proudfoot

AudioBook review

Overall *****

Performance *****

Story *****

I had finished reading the book and then about a week later I was able to listen to the Willow Lake Group from Audible. I realized that it might bring the story to a new level. I already had pictures of the characters in my head, now I would have voices to go with them. The story was filled with love, friendship, obsession, and secrets. When the narrator took on the voices with such skill it was amazing. It did indeed bring it to a new level. It was wonderful to hear.

Kelly Proudfoot has written a beautiful story about a group of people that meet to read poetry and each person in the group was as different as they could be. When Gavin and Liam came into town, having only met on the train into town, they ended up at the same poetry group. They both met the people in the group at that time and both were attracted to Sondra.

This story was told from Gavin’s perspective and I have to admit, I loved knowing what was going through the man’s head. It was a very nice change to know how he was feeling and viewing the situation. I felt that especially in the love department it gave a totally different feel than the usual romance themes in books.

With poetry and drama in each meeting there were humorous situations. There was also heart. So much heart and affection between the members of the group. The book allowed me to touch that affection, but listening to the different personalities being portrayed in the narration, It just bloomed.

The members of the group were all ages. It was interesting to see how the older members parented the younger. There was also the beautiful relationship that Sondra and Gavin. Lightening fast and deeper than either of them would have believed. It was really a lovely relationship. You also got to know each character in the group. You found out their secrets and their fears. Kelly brought them to life in her writing and the narrator, Tim Campbell gave them that special distinction that comes from hearing a person’s inflection.

This is a book you should read or even better, listen to. It is such a beautiful well told story.

Exciting Goal Reached For The Page Turner

followed-blog-100-2x I woke up this morning to wonderful news.  My little blog that I created to inspire me to write has 100 followers.

I am so touched by those that follow my blog. I hope that you like the diversity of it all. I feel like I have been given 5 stars.  You know how I love a 5 star review!

This post is mainly to say thank you and that I am so excited. My blog has allowed me to share books with people that love reading as much as I do. It has also allowed me to feel creative and mentally stimulated.

At this point all I can say is  “Drinks are on the house!  CHEERS!”

Now on to the next goal!  If you are not following The Page Turner, there is no better time than now! Onward and Upward.

Sadly I am all out of clichés.  Thanks again come back soon. If you have any book suggestions for review, let me know.

 

Reviews for Seven Short Stories by Eric Weir

I had heard talk of the movie called the Martian. For one thing it starred Matt Damon. Secondly it was about outer space. I had not really paid too much attention at the time so other than the two things I did know, I was clueless. That was until I found a link to a short story by the Eric Weir. The author of The Martian. After I found the link to one of his stories, I was hooked. I looked up six more of his short stories and read them one after the other. They were very short and very interesting. Each had a hook or a twist. With that in mind I wrote my own small review and included the link to each story. I hope you click the links and read the stories. They are totally worth the time.

The EggThe Egg by Andy Weir

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I stumbled onto this author through another person’s review on Goodreads and boy what a fortuitous event that was for me. I love his short stories. They are filled with ideas that really make you think. With twists and concepts that are totally different. You can read the Egg here. Thanks to Jenny for the review that led me to Andy Weir.

The Real DealThe Real Deal by Andy Weir

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

What a great little short story. I did not see the twist coming. It was a tender story that has a lot of heart. I am glad I read it. You can read it here

Annie's DayAnnie’s Day by Andy Weir

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

That story was great. The end caught me off guard but sure made sense. Annie is a bit of a bad girl. This is my favorite Andy Weir story yet. I must keep reading. You can read Annie’s Day here

 

AccessAccess by Andy Weir

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This short story had me drawn in and once I knew all about her, I wanted this story to continue. This was too good to be a short story. Flesh it out after the reveal at the end. It is worth reading. You can read it here

The ChefThe Chef by Andy Weir

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Another short story by Andy Weir that left me kind of cringing. I did re read it and realized that it was a totally different story the second time around. You can read it here Nicely executed with that final twist. I really like reading his stories. Now I need to pick up The Martian.

Meeting SarahMeeting Sarah by Andy Weir

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This short story cinched it, I love Andy Weir. He knows my mind. If you would like to read this story, and you should in my humble opinion, then read it here. To me this was the perfect read.

AntihypoxiantAntihypoxiant by Andy Weir

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

That was a quick study into a world I knew nothing about. I didn’t even know what that word meant. Lucky for me Andy Weir was there to explain it to me. I learned much about the word and then I learned that man sometimes outmaneuvered themselves. Another one that should be read,especially if you think you know more than everyone else. I tease! If you want to read it you can find it here.

Now that you have had your appetite whetted, you can be like me and set about to pick it up The Martian. If this is a sample of his skill at writing, it should be amazing.

A Liebster Award Nomination

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I was nominated by the amazing 15 year old  Blogger from  My Random Blog to do the Liebster Award. Thank you for including me!  I am so excited to fill this out and pass it along to others.

This is an award given to small bloggers to help them gain some more views and get recognized. 

The rules for the award are:

  • Acknowledge the blog that nominated you and display the award.
  • Answer 11 question that the blog gives you.
  • Give 11 random facts about yourself.
  • Nominate 5-11 blogs you think are deserving of the award that have less than 200 followers.
  • Let the blogs know you have nominated them.
  • Give them 11 questions to answer.

 

Questions by My Random Blog are as follows:



1. Your favorite food?

Lasagna (with garlic bread of course) .
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2. Do you have pets?

I have 2 Aussies named Beau and Arrow (get it?) This is when they were babies!

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3. Favorite book series?

That is so hard, I love so many. But the Violet Chain series was amazing.

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4.Which place do you want to visit before you die?

Scotland, I want to actually walk into a castle.

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5. Favorite TV-series?

Criminal Minds, I just love the whole team.
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6. The latest movie you have watched?

The BBC’s version of  North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell

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7. What do you do in your free time?

I read and I write. I love to write while everyone else is asleep. I also play with my dogs and talk with them.  They love for me to do different voices for them. 🙂

 

8. Favorite superhero?

I would have to go with Thor.

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9. Do you like to cook or bake?

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I do not enjoy either. I find them both tedious.

I cooked more when my children were little. But not a huge variety.

 

10. Favorite colour?

My favorite color is Blue except when it is Pink.  It varies.

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11. Why did you start your blog?

I wanted to start writing again and I liked giving book reviews so I decided to combine the two. It also was to give my creativity a jump start, I had been struggling to write for a while.

 

Some random facts about me
1.   I went to Alaska last summer.
2.  I read all the time, usually on 3 different readers every day.
3.   I  have been known to take unplanned road trips.
4.  I love music, all kinds of music.
5.   I have the best sister and brother in the world.
6.   I tend to get obsessed with books and song.
7.   I have 2 Australian shepherds.
8.   I love Airplanes so much that I did a training flight in a Cessna Skyhawk.
9.   I get the shakes from 2 cups of coffee yet I still go back for the 3rd.
10. I love the gulf coast and am ready to go to the beach.
11.  I am addicted to Goodreads and spend most of my waking hours there.

My questions to you
1. What is your best memory?
2. Are you part of a fandom?
3. What singer do you endlessly listen to?
4.What is the number one thing on your bucket list?
5. Who is your favorite author?
6. What movie can you watch over and over again?
7. What motivates and inspires you?
8. Do you have any pets?
9.  What is your favorite book series?
10. Where is your dream vacation spot?
11. Why did you start your blog?

I nominate:

Casey @DixiYooper

Cezane @The Cavaliers Cove

Matthew @ SaintsWest

Colin @  The Watson Letters

Millie @ Coffee, Chocolate & Writing

My Obsession in Music: Painting Greys byEmmit Fenn

 

 

This song has been in my head since I found it last week. I want to hear more from Emmit Fenn. I don’t even know if it is a group or a solo artist. I just know I love this song.  I love the words and the music both. I admit I am just an obsessed listener.  If you love them let me know. Also if you know anything about Emmit Fenn, share it with me.