Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Amy's Review Roundup!



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About the book: From the author of Things Remembered and The Year Everything Changed comes a moving novel about love that lasts forever

What's in the past is over and done with . . . or is it? 

Sixteen years ago Carly Hargrove made a decision that would irrevocably alter her life. With little comprehension of the life-long consequences of her actions, she trades her own future happiness to protect the man she's loved since kindergarten, David Montgomery.

With an ocean separating them, Carly builds a life for herself without David. She's the mother of three, lives in a beautiful house, and is married to a man who comes home every night—even if most of those nights he drinks too much. What more could she want?

Her answer arrives on a cold fall day when David shows up at her door. In town for his father's funeral, he has come to see Carly one last time, hoping to rid himself of the anger that still consumes him.

Instead, he is drawn into a web of secrets that rekindles the fierce need he once felt to protect Carly. He becomes caught up in her life in a way he never could have imagined—a way that will bind him to her forever.

Amy's Review: Georgia Bockoven has done it again. Written a book that I could not put down. It was a story of love and sacrifice that had me in tears by the end of the book. You will fall in love with the characters immediately and will still be thinking about them days after you finished the book. I give this book 5 stars.

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About the book: One rainy day in London, Wyoming man Kurt Bold walks into an antique shop off the King’s Road and straight into the dreams of its owner, Penny Rosas. Lively, spirited and imaginative, Penny takes this handsome stranger for a romantic cowboy straight from the pages of a book. Kurt certainly looks every inch the hero…but he soon brings Penny’s dreams to earth with a thump. His job is in the City, in the logical world of finance—and as far as Kurt is concerned, romance is just for dreamers. Events in his childhood have shown him just how destructive love can be. Now he’s looking for a wife, right enough, but what he wants is a marriage based on logic and rational decisions. Kurt treats Penny like he would his kid sister, but when he hires her to help refurbish his beautiful Victorian house near Richmond Park, it’s not long before he starts to realise it’s not just his home she’s breathing life into. The logical heart he has guarded so carefully all these years is opening up to new emotions, in a most disturbing way…

Amy's Review: This was a very quick read that has you falling in love with Penny and Kurt by the end of the first chapter.  You find yourself routing for them.  The author put in a few twists and turns that I did not expect but loved them and in turn made it very hard to put the book down.   I give this a 4 star rating.

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About the book:  Heather Wells is used to having her cake and eating it too, but this time her cake just might be cooked. Her wedding cake, that is.

With her upcoming nuptials to PI Cooper Cartwright only weeks away, Heather's already stressed. And when a pretty junior turns up dead, Heather's sure things can't get worse—until every student in the dorm where she works is a possible suspect, and Heather's long-lost mother shows up.

Heather has no time for a tearful mother and bride reunion. She has a wedding to pull off and a murder to solve. Instead of wedding bells, she might be hearing wedding bullets, but she's determined to bring the bad guys to justice if it's the last thing she does . . . and this time, it just might be.

Amy's Review: The Bride wore a size 12 is a very funny (some laugh out loud moments) book that also has some very serious issues that Heather must deal with in between planning her very special wedding day.  Heather is very hard working and very clumsy and never strays from her beliefs.  This book takes place at a university and the author does a great job of making you feel as if you are really there experiencing life in a college setting.  I give this a 4 star review because I loved how the author created a great reading experience for me.

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