Thursday, January 28, 2016

Wondrous Words Wednesday

Wondrous words Wednesday

My words today are taken from a book that I am currently reading: Post War Dreams by Brenda Whiteside.

Desiccated- lacking interest, passion or energy.

Pellucid- translucently clear.
ex.
mountains reflected in the pellucid waters.


Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesday

My teaser comes from the book:    Post War Dreams  by Brenda Whiteside

pg. 33

We let the screen door slam behind us and turned into the kitchen in time to see Benjamin lift his mother from the floor and spin around twice.


Monday, January 25, 2016

Mailbox Monday

Mailbox Monday

I received one new book last week called, What She Knew by Gilly MacMillan, courtesy of Wm Morrow.

Rachel Jenner is walking in Bristol park when her 8 yr. old son, Ben, when he asks if he can run ahead. It's an ordinary request on an ordinary Sunday, and Rachel has no reason to worry- until Ben vanishes.

What goodies did you receive?

Reading:  Post War Dreams by Brenda Whiteside.


Moonlight Over Paris by Jennifer Robson

Moonlight Over Paris   by Jennifer Robson

  After battling a bout of scarlet fever, which nearly took her life, Helena is determined to live her life. She goes to Paris to stay with her Aunt Agnes and attend an art school. Paris in the 1920's is very artistic and romantic.
I found this to be an easy read of a young woman who wants to gain her independence and falling in love with Sam in the meantime. I also liked the description of the restaurants and cuisine, which made it even better.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Wondrous Words Wednesday

Wondrous Words Wednesday

Here are my words for today:

Ersatz-  (of a product) made or used as a substitute, typically an inferior one, for something else.
ex.  ersatz was used as a substitute for coal.

Saucisson- is a variety of thick, dry cured sausage. Typically made of pork.



Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesday

My teaser is from: Moonlight Over Paris  by Jennifer Robson

pg. 199

   No matter how he felt, he certainly wasn't smitten with her. That sort of thing happened in romantic novels, but not in real life.

Monday, January 18, 2016

Mailbox Monday

Mailbox Monday

An empty mailbox for me, but much needed catch-up time.

Reading:  Moonlight Over Paris  by Jennifer Robson

What goodies did you receive?

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Wondrous Words Wednesday

Wondrous Words Wednesday

I found these words in the book I am currebtly reading:
Moonlight Over Paris  by Jennifer Robson

epergnes-ornamental centerpieces for a dining table,typically used for holiday flowers.

banquette- an upholstered bench along a wall, especially in a restaurant or bar.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesday

My teaser comes from the book:

Moonlight Over Paris  by  Jennifer Robson

pg. 9

In moments she was seated, a hot brick under her feet, a rug on her lap, and a shawl about her shoulders, her parents deaf to her insistence that she was perfectly warm.

Monday, January 11, 2016

Mailbox Monday

Mailbox Monday

I received one new book in my mailbox :

Post War Dreams  by Brenda Whiteside

  World War 11 has ended and the soldiers are coming home. After years of folling her crop worker father, motherless Claire Flanagan is also coming home. If she can keep her father  in one place long enough, she plans to follow her dreams to Hollywood. Until she meets Benjamin.
 

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Wondrous Words Wednesday

Wondrous Words Wednesday

I found these words in volume 2 of The Lady Agnes Mystery

Serfoutte- was a combined hoe and fork.

Runic Prophecy- prophecies written in old Germanic inscriptions.



Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesday

My teaser today is from the book:  Memphis Hoodoo Murders  by Kathryn Rogers

pg. 76

"What're you talking about, Miss Therapist?"
Grandma scrunched up her face "I do declare, I think you're real sweet and all, but maybe you need to work on your listening skills a bit.

Monday, January 4, 2016

Mailbox Monday

Mailbox Monday

One New book in my mailbox last week, but a good time to catch-up. What goodies did you get?

Moonlight  Over Paris   by Jennifer Robson

Jennifer Robson takes readers to 1920's Paris in an enthralling new historical novel that tells the riveting story of an English lady who trades in her staid aristocratic life for the mesmerizing salons and the heady world of the lost generation.

Reading:
Memphis Hoodo murders
by  Kathryn Rogers

Everything She Forgot by Lisa Ballantyne Post

Everything She Forgot   by Lisa Ballantyne

    Margaret Halloway is having trouble concentrating after she escapes a horrific pile-up in London, when someone pulls her to safety. Having flashbacks that remiond her of her childhood causes her to try and find the person who came to her aid.
    This intense mystery keeps you wondering what went on in her past and who the stranger was that saved her life. The story kept me motivated even up to the very end, when things came to light as to whom her rescurer was the saved her from a firery death.