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Too Many Secrets (Cleo Sims Mystery #3)

Too Many Secrets (Cleo Sims Mystery #3) - Lynn Osterkamp What part would you change in the story, and why? Just one part, I would have Brandi brought up on charges for reporting that Sabrina was away with a friend. She had crucial information and refused to share it. Then she would be required to pay back all the money she spent while everyone thought Sabrina was missing.

Consider the main character: what does he or she believe in? Cleo is willing to fight for what is right. Whether it is the rights of someone dead or just a client.

What are the most revealing scenes? When Cleo learns about the secrets of Moxie and Gayle after her second time in the apparition chamber

Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book from the author.

The Italian Connection 1 (Dojo Boys, #4)

The Italian Connection 1 (Dojo Boys, #4) - Alex A. Akira Which did you find more appealing, the introduction or the conclusion? The introduction, it could have been very romantic if things were different.

Favourite character(s) … Julian Romano

Is the plot well-developed? It is very believable I could not wait to find out what was going to happen next.

Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book from the author.

Blown Circuit: Explosive Spy Action for Mystery Thriller Fans (#2)

Blown Circuit  - Lars Guignard What are the most revealing scenes? Buried alive, by far.

Share a quote or two from the book. "There is poverty, in love that is measured." My other favourite quite was - "There's beggary in love that can be reckon."

Who was your favorite character? Mike was my favorite. Loved how resilient he was. He was gentle, yet adventurous.

Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book from the author.

They Still Call Me Sister

They Still Call Me Sister - Deborah Plummer Bussey Favourite character(s) … Really loved Kathy, her innocence with life helped to create a story within a story. She was constantly learning or seeing something new.

Did the plot pull you in or did you feel you had to force yourself to read the book? I was pulled in from the first page. Loved the idea of Kathy becoming a nun. I had to force myself to put the book down when my lunch time was over, so I could sleep at night, to cook supper. Nothing about this book was a forced read for me.

Cover. The cover is so simple yet so important to the story.

Did you find that the cover and title represented what the story was really about? Yes, the cover and title represented the story. I can see Kathy still being called sister even if she is no longer a nun. It would probably be hard for friends and family to stop calling her sister.

Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book from the author.

Lessons from the Lemonade Stand: A Common Sense Primer on Investing

Lessons from the Lemonade Stand: A Common Sense Primer on Investing - James Berman
What did you like about it? How the author provided an easy to understand concept on the stock market and investing.

What did you find surprising about the facts introduced in this book? That the author portrayed a book and wrote it in terms everyone can understand.


What did you think of the cover? Loved the cover, it fit with the easy to understand concept in the book. What better way for an author to describe investing than using a lemonade stand.

Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book from the author.

Semmant

Semmant - Vadim Babenko Favourite scene …. When Lidia met Bogdan in the hotel. He was wearing a white gown and a lions mask. She had no idea who he was.

Favourite quote … "A gentleman is nothing but, a patient wolf." Very true in some ways, especially when you have just met a stranger and trying to decide what he wants from you.

Did the plot pull you in or did you feel you had to force yourself to read the book? Most parts didn't feel forced, but some sections that focused on Bogdan's actions were interesting but didn't pull me in as much.

Disclosure - I received a free copy of the book which did not affect my honest opinion.

THE GARDEN The Unauthorized Biography of Adam and Eve

The Garden: The Unauthorized Biography of Adam and Eve - Paul T. Harry
What did you enjoy about this book? It was witty. More than book club member agreed that the dialogue and the way it was written was almost snarky but in a good way. Adam and Eve bind the story together amidst a host of characters that make for a more intriguing backdrop.

What are some of the major themes of this book? Discovery and family. The science fiction bits of the story provide unique discoveries for the characters and readers. The family element runs firmly in the background through the voices of Adam and Eve's children.

Who was your favorite character? Tough one. There were so many characters that kept me entertained and if I have to pick only one, I'm going to go for Abel.

Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Time Killer

Time Killer - Todd M Thiede What are your concerns about this book? If any part of the story was based on a true story.

Is the title a good one or a poor one and why? Title was perfect. It fit so well with the story and the killer's act of vengeance.

Tell in your own words the beginning of the book. Stephen wakes up and tries to roll over, when he realizes that something is wrong.

Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book from the author.

Sex and Death in the American Novel

Sex and Death in the American Novel - Sarah Martinez Which did you find more appealing, the introduction or the conclusion? Definitely the conclusion. Shows how much the characters have grown and allows them to expand outside their comfort zones.

Why would you recommend or not recommend this book? I would recommend to anyone who does not mind a few blunt/crude words. I understand the author stated this was literary erotica. Never saw the erotica just the literary part.

Did the book description relate to the story? Very accurate description. Gives just enough to interest readers without spoilers.

Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book from the author.
Dark Side of Sunset Pointe - A Lance Underphal Mystery - Michael Allan Scott Content (overall theme, idea and setting) – The content was good and the whole concept was even better. Very Hollywood with slight twist.

Do you find the characters convincing? All the main characters are believable. They seemed real to me and it was easy to relate with what was happening to them.

What was the mystery was and how it was solved. The mystery was who committed the murders. Takes a while but it all comes together and the reader knows what happened and who committed the murders.

Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book from the author.

Sleeper's Run

Sleeper's Run - Henry Mosquera Were the characters and their problems believable? All characters and problems were believable. Reading this book made me wonder how much the author took from his own life.

Have you ever experienced anything similar to the action of this novel? Not me personally, but I am sure there are some military service members that have felt betrayed by country.

What have you read that is similar to this book? Never read anything like this before but I do remember watching an episode of Oprah where war veteran's were homeless. My book club members and I definitely enjoyed this book and will recommend this book to others.

Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book from the author.

Bad Traffick: A Leine Basso Novel (Leine Basso Series) (Volume 2)

Bad Traffick - D.V. Berkom Why would you recommend or not recommend this book? I would recommend this book to people who are interested in reading more about human trafficking. If the topic / theme disgusts you, then this book isn't for you.

Did the book description relate to the story? The description was pretty close and I looked forward to reading about Laine.

Cover – The cover was okay. The contrast in color was good.

If you could rewrite the ending, would you? I would have Leine find the last child. That seemed to be the only missing link when the story ends.

Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book from the author.

A Tale of the Other Kind: A Therian Novel

A Tale of the Other Kind - Leandi Cameron What did you think of the cover? Loved the image of Kai gently kissing Sienna. Hollywood couldn't have done it better.

Share a quote or two from the book. ‘You are beautiful, so beautiful, but you must die.' / "I on the other hand, feast on human blood." This writer definitely has a way with words.

What major emotion did the story evoke in you as a reader? Suspense. With every page you turned, you just wanted to keep wanting to know how the story ended.

Tell us whatever you thought. This was an unusual read. Not a big YA fan so have not read may YA books. The beginning seemed a little slow but quickly became a page turning book.

Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book from the author.

Daimones (Daimones Trilogy, #1)

Daimones (Daimones Trilogy, #1) - Massimo Marino What would the main character be likely to do if he visited? Talk about how to survive. Many sections of the book felt like the show Doomsday Preppers.

If you were in a problem situation like one in the book, how would you have acted? I would go search for all the supplies that we needed. The author's description was fairly accurate.

What lesson did you learn from the story? Always be calm and think things through.

Describe the main character. Dan was strong, smart, cunning, caring and innovative.

Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book from the author.

Deadly Memories

Deadly Memories - S.D. O'Donnell At the end of the book, do you feel hope for the characters? Yes, I have hope for all of them.

What have you read that is similar to this book? Girl With The Dragon Tattoo Series.

Summarize the book without giving away the ending. Woman is found near death with amnesia. Retired detective helps her find out who she is and what happen to her. She becomes a center point in a cat and mouse game concerning a old case, that the murderer was never found.

Was it a good book? This was an amazing book!


Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book from the author.

Untimed

Untimed - Andy Gavin
Why would you recommend or not recommend this book? I would definitely recommend this book. It was a pretty fast read and I loved the 'magical' elements in it.

Did the book description relate to the story? The description was very accurate. It told just enough, without giving to much of the story away.

3 things I liked about the book … It was a fast read. Seemed like I could actually see these characters. Liked how it jumped from their time, back into true history.

Did the plot pull you in or did you feel you had to force yourself to read the book? It did pull me in. I don't normally care for time travel, but it was a fun book.

Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book from the author.