Monday, March 31, 2014

Mailbox Monday

Mailbox Monday

I received four books in my mailbox last week.

The Medici boy   by John L'Heureux

Ice Shear   by M.P. Cooley

The Home Place by Carrie La Seur

Last Night At The Blue Angel  by Rebecca Rotert

Currently Reading:
Widow's Walk  by Robert Barclay

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

The Girl Who Came Home By Hazel Gaynor

The Girl Who Came Home   By  Hazel Gaynor       Review- Post

  If you like personal stories that revolve around the tragic sinking of the Titanic, you will certainly enjoy this one. As seventeen year old Maggie Murphy and thirteen others from her village set out to America on the Titanic for a better life, little did they know what they would be in for.
This is a well written story that I couldn't put down. I found myself tearing up at certain parts that touched my heart. It is a worthwhile read from beginning to the end.

Wondrous Words Wednesday

Wondrous Words Wednesday

My words today come from: Glossary Of Irish Terms, From the book The Girl Who Came Home.

Hooley- a wild or noisy party.

Craic- enjoyable social activity; a good time.

Piseo'ga- superstitious practice.

Cailin- (col-een) a girl or young woman.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesday

My teaser today comes from the book :The Girl Who Came Home   by  Hazel Gaynor

pg. 318

But Maggie knew that there was only one way she was ever going to be finally free from the burden of that ship. She had to go back to where it had all begun, back to Ireland, back to Ballysheen.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Mailbox Monday

Mailbox Monday

I received
three books for review this past week.

Almost Royalty  by Courtney Hamilton

Follies Past  by  Melanie Kerr

You Had Me At Hello  by  Mhairi  Mc Farlane

What did you receive?

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Wondrous Words Wednesday

Wondrous Words Wednesday

My words today are:

oleaginous- rich in, covered with, oily or greasy; distastefully complimentary.

palaver- prolonged and idle discussion; talk unnecessairly at length.

bryony- any of genus of the tendril-bearing vines of the gourd family.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Mailbox Monday

Mailbox Monday

Received three books from Wm. Morrow in my mailbox today.

The Widow's Walk   By Robert Barclay
The Girl Who Came Home   By Hazel Gaynor
Bellagrand   By Paullina Simons

What did you receive?

Friday, March 14, 2014

A.F. Ebbers - Dangerous Past - Review & Giveaway

About the Book

Senior Airline Captain Frank Braden is being stalked in his home town of Austin, Texas, by unknown assailants who must arrange his death to look like a suicide or an accident before a specific deadline. The assassins almost succeed several times, in the air and on the ground. In fact, Braden’s surgeon wife, Nicole, saves his life twice from ground assailants. Both of them don’t know why people are trying to kill him.

Later, he receives a message warning him not to attend a forthcoming Senate hearing in Washington. If he agrees he will receive a million dollars and his wife’s life. When Braden turns to the FBI and local police for help, they doubt his stories since they have been led to believe he is schizophrenic and suicidal, exactly what his assailants want the authorities to think.

Dangerous Past is a story of a man who must choose between doing what ought to be done or keeping his family alive by allowing a murderous and powerful Washington VIP to escape his past.

My Review

When a bomb is planted onboard his flight, it's clear that someone wants Captain Frank Braden out of the picture. As the painful events of his past come back to haunt him, Frank goes on an intriguing journey to figure out the identity of the person who is trying to kill him. As he starts putting the pieces of the puzzle together, Frank unravels the mystery surrounding his brother's death during the Vietnam War. However, by stirring the pot, Frank puts his own life in jeopardy by bringing to the forefront things that were long buried and forgotten. His days are numbered unless he can somehow vindicate himself and bring the killer to justice.

This is a suspenseful book that will leave you on the edge of your seat at the end of every chapter. If you enjoy the thriller-mystery-suspense genre, then you're in for a real treat.


Dangerous Past can be purchased at:
Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kindle, Nook

Prices/Formats: $0.99 ebook, $10.00 hardcover
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780978948238
Publisher: SilverHawk Books
Release: May 1, 2007
Click to add to your Goodreads list.

About the Author

A. F. Ebbers, a journalism graduate of Ohio University was a reporter/writer for major newspapers, ad agencies, and in public relations for Cessna Aircraft Company. He also graduated from Army Flight School and flew for the Ohio and Kansas Army National Guards. Later he was called to active duty and served two flying tours in Vietnam. After retirement from the military, he flew for corporations and for regional airlines. A dual rated ATP pilot, he has written for numerous national magazines, Sunday supplements and trade and travel magazines and has written screenplays and short stories. Today he lives with his wife in the Austin, Texas area and, when not writing, enjoys tennis, flying and piano. Dangerous Past is his debut novel.

Links to connect with A.F.:
Web Site
Blog Tour Site

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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Wondrous Words Wednesday

Wondrous Words Wednesday

My words today come from the book I am currently reading called Ravenscliffe.

Obsequious- obedient or attentive to an excessive or servile degree.

Insalubrious- unhealthy; unwholesome.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesday

My teaser today comes from the book:   Ravenscliff by Jane Sanderson

pg. 40

    His journey to the Liverpool docks had been frustratingly slow for a boy with his sights on the West Indies.
He looked a complete ruffian: not the sort of boy you'd want to offer a lift

Netherwood by Jane Sanderson Review-Post

Netherwood by Jane Sanderson            Review-Post

My Thoughts:

    Eve Williams lives a very simple life and is the dutiful wife of Arthur, who is a coal miner in the town of Netherwood. Little does she know that her life will be turned upside down and turn better in the long run, for her and her three children.
The Earl of Netherwood sees great hope for Eve in doing what she does best to pay the rent after her husband is killed in a mining accident. Her cooking is a big hit and she becomes busier than ever.
This is a remarkable story of success as she journies from poverty to owning one of the biggest houses in the town.
I can't wait to see how her journey goes as I start the sequel, Ravenscliff as her brother comes to town. It doesn't disappoint.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Mailbox Monday

Mailbox Monday

I'm still waiting for some books to arrive.

Finished reading  Netherwood by Jane Sanderson

Started reading the sequel to it called  Ravenscliffe  by Jane Sanderson

What did you receive this past week?

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Wondrous words Wednesday

Wondrous Words Wednesday

Words today are taken from a book I am currently reading called Netherwood by Jane Sanderson.

Wastrels- good for nothing people; an idler or loafer.

Penury- extreme poverty; destitution.

Middens- shell heap; an old dump for domestic waste.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesday

My teaser today comes from the book I am still reading:  Netherwood  by  Jane Sanderson

Pg. 67

Seth staggered in moments later with a fresh pail of hot water, which he 'd dipped into the great set pot in the kitchen.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Mailbox Monday

Mailbox Monday

Still waiting for a few books to arrive, but I am catching up on my reading.

Reading:  Netherwood by Jane Sanderson

Two remarkably different worlds- one of wealth and privilege, the other of poverty and desperation- are about to collide in one shattering moment in this mesmerizing tale of high drama, forbidden love, and families fighting to hold on to what they have.