Wednesday, July 23, 2014

BLOG TOUR w/ Giveaway: The Husband Maker by Karey White

Husband Maker Tour

The Husband Maker by Karey WhiteTHE HUSBAND MAKER
by Karey White 

Charlotte’s a girl with nicknames. She may not love being called Charles or Chuck, but the hardest nickname to take is the one she was given in college, the one that’s followed her now for too many years. They call her “the husband maker” and sadly, it fits. Every guy she’s dated since high school has become his next girlfriend’s husband. Not hers. Not three girlfriends down the road. The next. Is she doing something wrong or is she just cursed? When Kyle Aldsworth enters the picture and sweeps her off her feet, Charlotte begins to hope that maybe she's not destined to be single forever. A senator’s son with political aspirations of his own, Kyle's wealthy, handsome, and in need of a wife. Will Charlotte be disappointed yet again, or will she finally be able to make a husband for herself?

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Karey WhiteABOUT THE AUTHOR

Karey White grew up in Utah, Idaho, Oregon, and Missouri. She attended Ricks College and Brigham Young University. Her first novel, Gifted, was a Whitney Award Finalist. She loves to travel, read, bake treats, and spend time with family and friends. She and her husband are the parents of four great children. She teaches summer creative writing courses to young people and is currently working on her next book.  

 
REVIEW

An atypical romance novel that I found easy to relate to.  Charlotte is known as 'the husband maker' because the men who date her end up married to the next woman they date.  Obviously she finds this hurtful and depressing, but she isn't ready to give up dating.  As the first of three novels the story isn't complete, which I'm glad about because I'm anxious to find out what happens to Charlotte. In this book, after seeing yet another former boyfriend get married she meets Kyle. Will things work out this time or is the pattern set to continue?  I enjoy clean romances like this one, especially when they have a different sort of plot as this one does.


Coming Fall 2014 - Charlotte's Story continues in The Match Maker

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

DIAMOND RINGS ARE DEADLY THINGS by Rachelle J. Christensen


ABOUT THE BOOK

Adrielle Pyper knows how to plan a wedding, and she's especially good at pleasing bridezillas. But when her biggest client and best friend is married just three days before the wedding, Adri's world falls apart. She moves to the resort town of Sun Valley, Idaho, and starts from scratch. Thanks to Adri's impeccable tast and unique style, she lands two celebrity clients, and her business seems headed for success—that is, until someone vandalizes the specialty wedding dresses she imported from overseas. The race is on to uncover a secret hidden within the yards of satin and lace before Adri becomes the next victim.

With a delightful blend of mystery, toe-curling kisses, humor, and spine-tingling thrills, Diamond Rings are Deadly Things is a romantic suspense novel that will keep you turning pages long into the night.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

RACHELLE CHRISTENSEN was born and raised in a small farming town in Idaho not far from the setting of her mystery Diamond Rings are Deadly Things. She graduated cum laude from Utah State University with a degree in psychology. She enjoys singing and songwriting, playing the piano, running, motivational speaking, and of course reading. Rachelle has an amazing husband and five cute kids. To learn more about her, visit www.rachellechristensen.com.

REVIEW

I have a great fondness for cozy murder mysteries as long as they are clean and not too graphic.  So this book was just my cup of tea.  I enjoyed the characters, the plot, and the setting.  The inclusion of the crafts and crafting website were a nice touch.  There were a lot of really fun ideas included. I especially enjoyed Adri as a character, her feistiness and determination to succeed in her business despite some pretty big challenges made her easy to care about.  The book was full of other great characters too, like Adri's assistant, Lorea, Luke, the divorce attorney, Tony, the police officer, and Adri's family.  The two different mysteries and the confusing romantic situations Adri finds herself in make for a sympathetic and interesting read. I'm definitely eager to read more in this series.

Monday, July 14, 2014

SUMMER BOOK TREK READING CHALLENGE

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I wasn't sure I was going to participate in this, but I've decided why not? So here goes.  I'm sure I won't get all these books read, but I'm going to give it a shot. If you would like to participate check out the rules here.

Here are the books that I'm looking at finishing in the next couple of weeks.

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