Happy Friday

I have a few book reviews today.  I actually found that there were a few books I had neglected to add to my spread sheet or to my Goodreads.  So I spent some time getting that all caught up this morning. So here are my newest reviews, just maybe not in order.

Pride and PrejudicePride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Another classic reread. It’s still as good as it was when I read it years ago.

A Soldier's Promise (Crystal Lake Series)A Soldier’s Promise by Laura Scott

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is a Christian based love story set in the fictitious town of Crystal Lake. Julie, an ER nurse is on duty when Derek and his six year old daughter Lexi are involved in a motor vehicle accident. Having no one in town, Derek accepts Julie’s offer of them staying in her vacant townhouse. She lives in it’s twin next store and has been renovating the vacant one. To repay her kindness, Derek works on the renovations. One thing leads to another and Julie learns that Lexi’s grandparents want to take her away from her dad which has caused them to flee St. Louis. Julie convinces Derek it is better to go back and face them then continue running. It is a touching story with a happy ending. 🙂 I loved it.

When Love Calls (The Gregory Sisters, #1)When Love Calls by Lorna Seilstad

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A lovely story about Hannah Gregory who is raising her sisters due to her parent’s death from influenza. She struggles to find a job where she can manage to follow the rules. She meets the handsome Lincoln when he show up at her family farm to inform her that it has been repossessed by the bank. She attempts to fight it, but she and her sisters are left homeless. She sees an add for telephone operators. The “Hello Girls” at the Iowa Telephone Company. She procures a job, and meets Rosie. They become fast friends. When Rosie realizes Hannah must find a place to live, her mother rents her small cottage to Hannah.

True to Hannah’s personality, she has trouble with all the rules at work. She is reassigned to evening shift to a more relaxed supervisor, but still has trouble.

She is surprised that Lincoln shows up the day she has to move out.  He brought a wagon to help them move. She is furious; he is the one taking her home away. But since no one else is there to help, she relents and they get her moved into a small rented house. She questions his motives. After a lot of fireworks, she realizes that Lincoln is being sincere with his intentions. And love blooms.

However there is trouble. Someone is setting fires; Hannah’s life long friend is accused of setting them and is arrested. Lincoln represents him which causes a problem for him at work. The senior partners are not  sure that he should continue representing Hannah’s friend. It gets a little complicated with everyone having their own agenda. I enjoyed this book very much.

A Mother's Day Murder (Mt. Abrams Mystery, #1)A Mother’s Day Murder by Dee Ernst

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Another cozy mystery series. This is the first I have read this author. She had a bit more mystery to it with a couple of things I didn’t see coming. The heroine finds herself involved in looking for the missing mother of two little boys that go to school with her daughter. She catches their father in a couple of lies that lead her to the conclusion that she has been murdered by him. A few of her friends jump on board with the sleuthing and they involve a police detective. Like I said there were a few twists and turns with a hint of romance brewing. A quick easy read.

Little WomenLittle Women by Louisa May Alcott

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is one of my favorite books from when I was a young girl. A timeless classic. Had to read it again. I have a quilter friend that made a quilt entitled Little Women. The fabrics are reproduction Civil War fabrics.

This has been a crazy week.  We’ve had a lot of rain and it just makes me want to sit and read. Unfortunately, I don’t have a maid to do the chores.  So, I have been dragging myself around the house doing the cleaning and…well you get what I mean.  I have gotten a little sewing done too.  As soon as I get some pictures taken, I’ll post them.  As  you can see I haven’t even been blogging.  I don’t want to fall into that habit again.  I really do like sharing my thoughts with ya’ll.  Did you like that “ya’ll”.  I am becoming southern.  🙂  I think I always belonged down here in the South.

Read something good today, take a stitch or two, and have a blessed day.

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