Friday Reviews

I really love to read.  I guess you have figured that out by now.  The thing is, I can’t read from books anymore, I have to use my kindle or nook.  I am also on a pretty strict budget so I have found a few different places where I can get free kindle books.  My kids give me an amazon gift card every year for Christmas and once that is used up, I head right for those freebies.  🙂  Here’s what I have read this week.

Sharpe Mind (Cozy Suburbs Mystery Series Book 3)Sharpe Mind by Lisa B. Thomas

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is another cozy mystery. I do love these books, especially when I can’t sleep at night. I’m tired so I don’t want anything heavy to read. These are fun and easy.

Deena is working for the local paper. Her job has been changed at the paper temporarily. She now has to write the feature, instead of actually being a reporter. She is trying to find out why one of the council members in the town is trying to get a rezoning approved. She and her husband Gary drive through the neighborhood at night and she sees that there are several people living in the neighborhood. She decides to investigate the next day and discovers the owner one of the houses is dead. She calls 911 and then she becomes a suspect. She begins to help the news reporter from her paper and winds up losing her job. This is just the beginning of many twists and turns in the book. I really enjoyed it.

Amish by AccidentAmish by Accident by J.E.B. Spredemann

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I love books that have an Amish theme, especially when they are set in Lancaster County Pennsylvania. My husband was born there. He still has so much family there that we used to spend time with his relatives up there. His grandmother lived right across the street from an Amish farm.

This is the story of two young women. One Amish, the other not. The women could be twins they looks so much alike. One leaves the Amish life, the other is thrown into it because of an accident. There is some mystery and romance. An easy read.

Driftwood Cottage (Chesapeake Shores, #5)Driftwood Cottage by Sherryl Woods

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Heather Donovan has left Connor O’Brien and moved with their son to Chesapeake Shores. She has opened a quilt shop and is getting settled. The O’Brien clan welcome her into the family. Connor finds out she is living in his home town and begins to try to get Heather back. She is refusing since he still has no faith in marriage because of his parents history and because of the high volume of divorces he litigates. But she wants it all.

The O’Brien clan, a meddling group if there ever was one, go to work on Heather and Connor. While Connor is working hard to convince Heather that they belong together, he begins to see his job as a divorce lawyer in a high powered firm as distasteful. Nell, his grandmother, puts a bug in the only attorney in Chesapeake Shores ear that her grandson might be interested in taking over his practice. Connor makes the change.

Heather is in a serious accident and is hurt badly. Connor is beside himself with fear of losing her. He begins proposing to her almost daily. Heather keeps refusing. He takes her on a picnic and they discover her dream house. He buys it for them and has it redone. She refuses until he finally gets through to her that he wants to marry her and live in their home together.

I liked the book. I am trying to get this series finished because it will be on Hallmark Channel beginning the middle of the month.

Choice of WeaponChoice of Weapon by C. Marten-Zerf

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Garrett has spent most of his life as a soldier fighting in wars for other countries. He has given up fighting and has settled in the Highlands of Scotland. He gets a call from Sister Manon telling him that children are missing from the orphanage and no one will listen to her. Garrett goes to Africa to protect the children. C. Marten-Zerf has written an action packed thriller comparable to the kind James Patterson writes. I enjoyed the story, the characters and the good versus evil theme in the book.