Friday Reviews

Chop, ChopChop, Chop by L.N. Cronk

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is the first book in a series, however, it is a standalone book as well. It starts when the characters are young. It’s the story of friendships, death, loss, and faith; along with the struggles that go along with them. I had a hard time putting it down.

Day-DayDay-Day by L.N. Cronk

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is the sequel to Chop Chop. It is as good as the first book. Now living in Mexico, David and Laci are newlyweds. Laci volunteers in the Orphanage she had volunteered at when she was in school. David, an engineer, can work from anywhere. Laci unable to become pregnant again, they adopt a little boy, Dorito and a baby girl Lily who is deaf.

Pon, Pon (Chop, Chop Series #3)Pon, Pon by L.N. Cronk

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The story continues with Laci and David moving back to Cavendish.

The Other Brother (Chop, Chop Series #4)The Other Brother by L.N. Cronk

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

David is faced with the news that Charlotte, Greg’s little sister, has a half brother. He battles with feelings of jealousy since he has been like her brother since Greg’s death. He finally realizes that his place with Charlotte is secure and he is not being replaced.

Charlotte is Jordan’s girlfriend. Jordan is Tanners little brother. Chase is in the middle. Chase has been living in Chicago. Tanner finds out that he has Huntington’s Disease. Tanner gets tested and does not have it. This is kept from Charlotte and Jordan.

While volunteering at his son’s school. David meets a little girl who doesn’t talk. She has been treated like she is not very smart by her class mates and her teacher. David is helping the kids with their reading and writing skills using the computer. Amber shows David she is smart and can read. He finds out she is in foster care. She comes to school with her hair matted and she smells. Something is not right. David’s lifetime friend, Tanner and he begin to investigate on their own.

The Other Mothers (Chop, Chop Series #5)The Other Mothers by L.N. Cronk

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

David has to deal with Charlotte becoming pregnant. She was dating Jordan, but the baby was not his. It was her ex-boyfriend’s baby. She planned to give the baby up for adoption. Jordan was crushed that she was pregnant and didn’t say anything to him.

Tanner and Jordan’s dad was found in his car in the lake. He had been missing for a few years.
The authorities suspected murder.

Gone (Chop, Chop, #6)Gone by L.N. Cronk

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book takes place twenty years after returning to Mexico. Laci and David are faced with sad news. As David deteriorates, Tanner retires from the high school and moves in with them to help care for David. David then develops cancer and continues to disappear in front of Laci and Tanner’s eyes. They have to say goodbye to David.

Alone (Chop, Chop, #8)Alone by L.N. Cronk

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is the last book in the series. There are however, companion books that go along with it. Here all the answers that were not given in the previous stories are found. Tanner tells this story. He continues to help Laci. He’s been in love with her since high school.

I have to say that I thoroughly enjoyed this series. I am anxious to read the companion books. This series has made me a fan of L.N. Cronk.

On A Night Like This (Callaways, #1)On A Night Like This by Barbara Freethy

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is the story of two people who grew up as next door neighbors. Sara and Aiden. She had had a crush on him since she was fourteen years old. At one point, when she was a senior, she had a chance with Aiden, but after a very hot kiss, he walked away. Sara was humiliated. Aiden continued on his path of a different girl every week into adulthood.

Sara returned to her childhood home for her father’s 65th birthday. He was so upset over her visit that he forgot he was cooking and the kitchen caught on fire. He ran through the house into the basement where he fell and broke his leg. She had not been home for years. She never heard from her father.

While the house was burning, Aiden ran in and rescued Sara and er father. She was surprised to see him. He was home, recovering from an injury he sustained while fighting a forest fire. In that same fire his best friend Kyle was killed. He was being blamed that he had done something wrong and Kyle’s death was his fault. Having fallen down a cliff and suffering a concussion, he had no memory of what happened.

Sara finds a box of pictures at her father’s house. While she looks through them, she discovers a little boy with her parents. She doesn’t recognize the house that’s in the picture. She sees the handsome smile of her father with the little boy. Finally she sees his name on the back of one of the pictures and it’s dated eight years before she was born. This shatters everything she thought she knew about her family and her life.

Sara and Aiden discover each other and they help each other through the pain of discovering the secrets Kyle and her father had.

I loved it.

As you can see I read a lot this week. With hubby under the weather I wasn’t really able to do much else. Have a good day and find something good to read.

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