Friday, July 30, 2010

ANGEL SONG by Sheila Walsh & Kathryn Cushman

Ann Fletcher is returning to Charleston to see her sister, Sarah, recieve her degree.  This is her first trip since her grandmother's passing, several years ago.  On the plane, she meets Patrick Stinson, a developer, who offers her an opportunity to work for him, staging his condos for the market.
Shortly after her arrival, Sarah and Ann are in an accident, when a drunk driver runs a light, and strikes Sarah's car.  Ann is only shaken up and bruised, but Sarah is badly injured, and Ann jumps in the ambulance with her, to ride to the hospital.  Sarah starts humming a very haunting melody, and shortly after arriving at the hospital, Ann is told that Sarah passed away.
Sarah's friends, Ethan, his cousin, Tammy, and Keith, who is Tammy's son with Downs Syndrom, help Ann through the funeral, and taking care of the necessary business associated with Sarah's death.  After the funeral, she decides to put the house on the market, and go back to NYC and pick up her life, never to return to Charleston, but she keeps getting drawn back. And Keith keeps sending her drawings that he tells her are the angels he sees near her, to help her.

A very good book, one that I would recommend to anyone. Well written, and it makes you think.
Thomas Nelson Publishing
329 pages

I received a free copy of this book from Booksneeze to read and review.  I received no other compensation for this review.  All opinions given are my own.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

My next Review

This is the book I just requested from BookSneeze
It will be a couple of weeks before I receive it.

Friday, July 09, 2010

Sizzling Sixteen, and other ramblings.

I have just read the latest Janet Evanovich book, Sizzling Sixteen,  it was purchased by my daughter, as I'm not aware of any place you can sign up to read her books for review. I'd been waiting for at least 8 or 9 months for the release of this one.  I have read the first 15 of the Stephanie Plum books and the ones with Diesel, which amounts to about 19 or 20 books, I have to humbly say that this one didn't measure up to the others.

I think this is the longest that I've had to wait for a book to arrive, since I started Blogging for Books early this year.    At times, there have been 2 or 3 and sometimes 4  on my desk, waiting their turn as I read an earlier arrival.    One of the companies, is revampng their website, so it will be a few more days before I can check to see what they have available.  Another company has 3 books on their site, but none of them have grabbed me by the collar, and insisted I hit the 'order' button. And another, well lets just say I'm apparently not watching my email closely enough, and don't get my request in, in time for my name to go on the list.  I'm supposed to be getting a 'Love finds you' book, but it hasn't arrived. 

Lets just say that I'm in withdrawal, and needing a book fix.The laundry is caught up, I've made 16 bars of soap, and put 27 quarts of tomatoes in the freezer, I want to read...

Sunday, July 04, 2010

THE WITNESS by Josh McDowell

Marwan Accad and his brother Ramy own an executive security business, protecting rich and famous clients.  Refeeq Ramsey hired them to find his wife's kidnapper, and the killer of his 12 year old daughter.  He had already paid 11 million dollars, and now they were wanting 25 million more or they would kill Claudette.  While meeting with Ramsey, they were ambushed, Ramsey was killed, and Accad's driver was blown up.  Then at his hotel, he is ambushed, and barely comes away with his life, being shot in the shoulder. Suddenly Marwan was on the run, accused of murder, and it seemed everywhere he went, they were able to track him.  Who could be wishing him dead that much, and why?

This is a book that I didn't rush though.   It is very interesting, but it takes reading it while you can pay attention to the plot.  There are a lot of locations, with great descriptions and also  the characters are really well thought out, and interesting.

Tyndale House Publishers
374 pages

I was given a free copy of this book by Tyndale House Publishers,  to read and review.  No other compensation was given.  The opinions expressed here are my own.