Review: The Bridesmaid

Book Title:  The Bridesmaid
Author: Beverly Lewis
Genre: Fiction, Amish, Series, Romance, Christian Fiction,
Series: Home to Hickory Hollow #2
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
Pub Date: September 11, 2012 (212 Pages, Paperback)
Book Source: ARC Thanks to Bethany House

Synopsis:
Twenty-seven-year-old Joanna Kurtz has made several trips to the altar, but never as a bride. The single young Amishwoman is a closet writer with a longing to be published–something practically unheard of in her Lancaster County community. Yet Joanna’s stories aren’t her only secret. She also has a beau who is courting her from afar, unbeknownst even to her sister, Cora, who, though younger, seems to have suitors to spare.

Eben Troyer is a responsible young Amishman who hopes to make Joanna Kurtz his bride–if he can ever leave his parents’ farm in Shipshewana, Indiana. Yet with his only brother off in the English world, intent on a military career, Eben’s hopes for building a life with his dear Joanna are dimming, and patience is wearing thin. Will Joanna ever be more than a bridesmaid?
My Thoughts:

“Three times the bridesmaid, never a bride”

This book is about Joanna and her struggles and a bit about Hickory Hallows. I really enjoy this book though the eyes of Joanna. There some so strange about how it starts and ends. She so want to be a wife and mother and waiting for her special someone.

Eben is happens to run into her while they are at the Virginia Beach for Joanna great, great Uncle funeral. Thought Eben has is struggles at home in Indiana. What he has a dilemma and he so love a girl. Will they get what they both want in terms of each other?

They both have their struggles. Joanna struggles with Eben is mean for her or not. Joanna has to work something out while in Hickory Hallow and Eben has to work though his delimma with is family and brother and his family farm.

The book tell you about keeping your faith in the Lord, and teach about separation along with long distance Relationship and that you may need to give a little sometimes. Though I would rather you read this for yourself and decide if this is what you get when you are reading it. I would recommend it folks to read if they enjoy fiction and or Amish. You choose for yourselves.

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Note: I won this book Though LibraryThing Early Reviewers for my Honest Review.

Review: To Kill a Mockingbird

Book Title: To Kill a Mockingbird
Author: Harper Lee
Genre: Classic, Historical Fiction, Young Adult, 1930, 1935
Publisher:  Harper
Pub Date: May 11, 2011 (323 Pages. Hardcover)
Book Source: Hardcover

Synopsis:
Through the eyes of Scout and Jem Finch, Atticus Finch’s children, Pulitzer Prize-winner Lee explores with rich humor and unanswering honesty the irrationality of adult attitudes toward race and class in the Deep South of the 1930s.

My Thoughts:I really do not know what this book was about. Really the plot is hard to understand to see what it was about. I read it but I was completely confuse by what the plot was about. Other then that I really can not say what I would review this as.

You can make up your own mind what kind of review for yourself. My rating is what is states for I do not understand the plot of the story  and it as nothing to do with the author in anyway of writing it most low for I did not understand  the plot. You make your mind and it is not my cup of tea for it. If understand the plot more i think I would have liked it more.

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Review: The Computer that Said Steal Me

Book Title: The Computer that Said Steal Me
Author: Elizabeth Levy
Genres: Children, Young Adult, Stealing, Computers
Publisher: Scholastic
Pub Date: January 1st 1985 (160 pages, Paperback)

Synopsis:
A sixth grader’s consuming desire for a computer chess game leads him into serious trouble.
My Thoughts:
This book is about a kid named Adam. He loves playing chess. He playing a game with one of his friends. She beat him in it. Though this is the start of his problem it not what prompt him to do it.

You be surprise what prompt him to do it and how he does it and everything about it. This book also teaching you about trust and stealing. It also teaches you about right from wrong. It can happen to anyone.

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Review: Baby Bonanza

Book Title: Baby Bonanza
Author: Maureen Child 
Genres: Adult, Romance, Family, Series
Series: Billionaires and Babies #2
Publisher: Silhouette
Pub Date: September 2008 (184 Pages, Paperback)
Book Source: Paperback

Synopsis:
Twins? The startling revelation that his affair with Jenna Baker had produced two little boys was almost impossible to grasp. Tycoon Nick Falco had never considered himself the settling-down type, yet now that fatherhood had been thrust upon him, he was determined to give his sons his name. But their mother wasn’t about to let him back into her life…at least not without those three little words Nick had never, ever said.

My Thoughts:
The Hero and Heroine have a romantic bliss and after 9 months. The heroine show up on  Falco Cruise ship Line. The Tycoon finds out that the every bottom of the ship is rented or bought and he does not want that to be there it was to be blocked off.

Jenna Baker does find a friend with a couple on the cruise ship. Things get a little complicated on the ship when she find out about her belonging have been moved and where they been moved to. This is some kind of strange but lovely story about their love. Though it does turn to the twins once Nick finds out he a father. When to know the how it ends, you are going to need to read it for yourself.

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Summer Wrap up Read-a-thon

This Read a Thon as been Quite something and I have been reading though out witout any posts. Let see how many I actually read though out this and completed.
The New Year Dragon Dilemma By Ron Roy — 136 Pages
Inherited: One Child by Day Leclaire — 185 Pages
Secret Son. Convenient Wife by Maxine Sullivan — 192 Pages
Billionaire’s Jet Set Babies by Catherine Mann — 192 Pages
The Orphan King by Sigmund Brouwer — 224 Pages
Total Pages Read: 929
Total Books Read: 5

Review: The Orphan King

Book Title: The Orphan King
Author: Sigmund Brouwer
Genre: Fantasy, Sci-Fi Fantasy, Medieval, Mystery, Historical Fiction, Series
Series: Merlin’s Immortals #1
Publisher: WaterBrook Press
Pub Date: July 10, 2012 (224 Pages, Paperback)
Book Source: Paperback
Book Info: Podcast/ More Info/ Chapter One
Author Contact: Website/Bio/Facebook/Goodreads/

Synopsis:
The future of the Immortals is in the hands of an orphan

My greatest fear was that they would find us and make of us a sacrifice beneath a full moon. Now you, Thomas, must help us destroy the circle of evil.

The last words of a dying woman would change the life of young Thomas. Raised behind monastery walls, he knows nothing of his mysterious past or imminent destiny. But now, in the heart of medieval England, a darkness threatens to strangle truth. An ancient order tightens their ghostly grip on power, creating fear and exiling those who would oppose them. Thomas is determined fulfill his calling and bring light into the mysterious world of the Druids and leaves the monastery on an important quest.

Thomas quickly finds himself in unfamiliar territory, as he must put his faith in unusual companions—a cryptic knight, a child thief, and the beautiful, silent woman whom may not be all she seems. From the solitary life of an orphan, Thomas now finds himself tangled in the roots of both comradery and suspicion.

Can he trust those who would join his battle…or will his fears force him to go on alone?
My Thoughts:
This book has me confuse if it a fantasy book or something else. With that in mind, I have enjoy this book if it one. Though I think it hit some mystery as well.

The orphan in this book is named Thomas. He is determined to fulfill his mother deathbed wish. We learn that his nurse is his mother. Though he to want to protect from the evil. This books take us on his jouney to   Magnus  Along the way he takes rescue some people. Though He first asked to Release the knight along with pickpocket boy and mute and deaf girl. As they travel Tomas tell the knight some things that he plans to do but not all is revel. He tell the knight about what he want to conquered of  Magnus. There are three others that have secrets as well as he.

Does Thomas conquer Magnus or not that you will need to read an find out. Also to find out the other three  names of one on his journey you need to read. I dislike giving away surprise and ending. This is a  Fantasy  and Mystery book in set a Medieval England.

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Note: “I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this Honest review.”

Review: Twenty Wishes

Title of Book: Twenty Wishes
Publisher:  Mira Books
Author: Debbie Macomber
Pub Date: April 29, 2008 (360 Pages, Hardcover)
Genre: Romance, Craft, Adult, Young Adult, Kitting, Adoption, Family
Book Source: Hardcover
Series: Blossom Street #5

Synopsis:
Anne Marie Roche wants to find happiness again. At thirty-eight, her life’s not what she’d expected–she’s childless, a recent widow, alone. She owns a successful bookstore on Seattle’s Blossom Street, but despite her accomplishments, there’s a feeling of emptiness.

On Valentine’s Day, Anne Marie and several other widows get together to celebrate…what? Hope, possibility, the future. They each begin a list of twenty wishes, things they always wanted to do but never did.

Anne Marie’s list starts with: Find one good thing about life. It includes learning to knit, doing good for someone else, falling in love again. She begins to act on her wishes, and when she volunteers at a local school, an eight-year-old girl named Ellen enters her life. It’s a relationship that becomes far more involving than Anne Marie intended.

It also becomes far more important than she ever imagined.

As Ellen helps Anne Marie complete her list of twenty wishes, they both learn that wishes can come true–but not necessarily in the way you expect.

My Thoughts:

This is quite a book and it hit home on find that something to make you happy. Anne Marie need to make a list of twenty wishes and she does with her friends she starts out with having going to be a lunch buddy. She does not know that soon she will find her happiness though a child named Ellen.
When something happens to Ellen grandmother. She takes in Ellen until Ellen grandmother get better. But thing get a little empty and she realized that she misses Ellen. Though this story Anne Marie finds away to help her stepdaughter Melissa as well. Find out what all the surprise are in this exciting story though that is up to you if you choose not read it.
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