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Subject: What are we reading this week? 4/4 - 4/10, 2010
Date Posted: 4/4/2010 6:50 AM ET
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new week!

Date Posted: 4/4/2010 6:53 AM ET
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I finished Always a Thief by Kay  Hooper and it was pretty good - focused more on Quinn(the thief) and Morgan than the previous book did(though the back of that book only mentioned Quinn and Morgan but another couple seemed more prominent in Once a Thief)

Now I'm reading The Cowboy Takes a Bride by Debra  Clopton, a Love Inspired in the Mule Hollow series that I've been enjoying this year. I finally gathered up all the books I had and got the others so I could finally read them in order! It's pretty good - light cute short and should be easy to keep track of with my being tired and having a short attention span!

Date Posted: 4/4/2010 7:11 AM ET
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Oh I just finished Shattered Rainbows...the 5th book in the Fallen Angels series and it was EXCELLENT. I've had that book in my TBR for ages so I'm glad I was finally able to read it.

I'm supposed to be finishing a swap book which I started last week but I can't see myself reading it...don't know what it is but I'm 90 pages in and I'm not gripped by it. I'll give it another 25 pgs...if it doesn't improve, I'll just send it without reading it.

Date Posted: 4/4/2010 7:32 AM ET
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I want to read that series D. G. I read one farther in the series for a challenge - think it had fire in the title River of Fire maybe? about an artist then I read Thunder and Roses and liked it. One of these days I'll make way around to them! That one guy was so bad in Thunder & Roses that it's hard to imagine him as a good guy getting his HEA and I'm pretty sure he has a book later on!

Date Posted: 4/4/2010 11:32 AM ET
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I finished Pamela Clare's Naked Edge and I think it is the best I-Team book to date. I loved it! I didn't like Gabe at first, but he more than turned it around and became the man that Kat deserved. Awesome! I am glad Ms. Clare took her  and got it right. I know she was having some personal issues during the writing of the book, but she didn't drop her standards in order to get a deadline met. It reminded me of how Kathleen Eagle used to write her romances. so good!

Date Posted: 4/4/2010 11:45 AM ET
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Shattered Rainbows is actually Michael's book, Susanna, IIRC.

Finishing up The Finer Things. It's enjoyable... a bit old fashioned, but not so much I can't stand it.

Date Posted: 4/4/2010 12:42 PM ET
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Date Posted: 4/4/2010 1:31 PM ET
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I'm still reading Highland Outlaw.  It's slow going for some reason.  Maybe I'm not in the mood for a historical?

Date Posted: 4/4/2010 1:45 PM ET
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I'm about half finished Sharon Sala's WHIPPOORWILL and loving every word. Extraordinary book, hard to describe, would have definitely missed this trilogy if Bertie hadn't posted about them.

Gail

Date Posted: 4/4/2010 2:31 PM ET
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I just finished Julie Garwood's The Secret.  I really loved it.  Probably the best historical romance I have read.  Now I'm on to Ransom (the sequel).  If anyone is interested in The Secret, let me know.  I have the trade size paperback copy.  I really like trade paperbacks.  They are so much easier to read!

Date Posted: 4/4/2010 3:59 PM ET
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Started Better to Rest by Dana Stabenow. Hope she publishes another Liam Campbell book! Perhaps I will try her other series.

Date Posted: 4/4/2010 4:17 PM ET
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I'm about 40 pages in to Bride of the Wolf by Susan Krinard.  So far I'm not feeling it, but I'm going to give it a few more chapters.

Date Posted: 4/4/2010 4:27 PM ET
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wow ya'll are reading and I snoozed LOL!

WIlla, Michael's the 'bad one' in the first book right?

ooh I'm gonna have to reserve Whippoorwilla nd the sequel at the  library then - 2 positive recs for it so it's a definite gotta check it out!

Kate you're gonna LOVE Ransom if you loved The Secret...I went through the 3 books back to back practically! Ransom  had SO much stuff in it and just seemed even better than the other 2.the 3rd is Shadow Music so have it handy! I liked Ransom even more than these ot her 2 though.

I'm still reading the Love Inspired I started this morning..tried to read before work but was too tired and only got a few more pages read then zonk I was out. wish I could snooze again before work but need to empty dishwasher and reload and wash my hair and by then probably be wide awake!

Date Posted: 4/4/2010 4:58 PM ET
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Susanna, I didn't like Michael in Thunder and Roses either, but everyone says Shattered Rainbows is really good. I guess I'll have to get around to reading it eventually although I'll be going in a little biased against Michael.

Date Posted: 4/4/2010 7:05 PM ET
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I tried a new author this weekend, Opal Carew.  Her book Swing wasn't quite what I expected.  At parts it made me uncomfortable, but overall it was okay.  I'm not sure if I will try her again.

Date Posted: 4/4/2010 8:11 PM ET
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I read a sample of No Chance, but after reading that and some reviews I think I may skip it. I don't like flashbacks very much and apparently this book is full of them. Life is too short to read a frustrating book. I'm not sure what I'll read next. I have a ton of things going on this week so it needs to be something light. I may re-read something like one of the Kinley McGregor Lords of Darkness books. Not exactly light reading but easier the second time through. I've also seen a couple of Harlequin Romance's that looked interesting.

Date Posted: 4/4/2010 9:04 PM ET
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I read Letters to a Secret Lover by Toni Blake and really liked it- loved the hero, liked the heroine by about halfway through the book, but not at first.  She was pretty superficial in the beginning, which I hate.  It was all good by the end though.  Then I read The Next Best Thing by Kristan Higgins and really liked it as well- though I think it's a horrible title!  The heroine falls in love with her dead husband's brother, so what an awful suggestion, that he's the "next best thing"- ugh!  Really liked the story though.  I usually don't like books in the first person, but this was ok- it allowed the humor of the heroine to come through.

Date Posted: 4/5/2010 1:06 AM ET
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I just finished The Cowboy Takes a Bride by Debra Clopton. short love inspired romance but cute. I've really enjoyed the books in this series at least overall..a couple weren't my fave but they were still good. This one will also fit one of the RT spring challenges which makes 3 down and 12 to go! Another challenge is for a book with a tree on the cover and there are about 2-3 books in this series before I get to one with a tree but since I'm enjoying these and they're easy to read at work with all the starting/stopping and to read before snoozing after work I think I'll start the next in this series and see how it goes. The next one is Texas Ranger Dad but it's about a hidden baby and I don't like that theme already but oh well I'll try it and see since there's a guaranteed HEA!

ETA" well finished Texas Ranger Dad and didn't like the hidden 'teenager' plot but they managd to work stuff out...but I didn't enjoy it as much but it had some previous people in it so I stuck with it! Now I'm reading the novella Mule Hollow Match that's in Small-Town Brides..a little over 100 pages then the next 2 books I can use for the RT challenge - tree on the cover and 'bride' in the title! If I don't decide to switch to Time to Run that fits another challenge and is part of Marliss Melton's SEAL series...but I may stick with these simpler storylines for a while.

ok finished that little quickie! Mule Hollow Match about 100 pages large print. turns out it's related to Janet Tronstad's dry cree novella that came before it so I probably should've' read both of them. a baby romance where the 2 yr old wears diapers, talks like a baby, yet can do some amazing things for her age! hoo brother and the babysitter falls in love with the cowboy in less than a month. I like the longer books better! and Lone Star Cinderella is next then just 2 more til she comes out with another in the Men of Mule Hollow..guess she got tired of calling it just Mule Hollow!



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Date Posted: 4/5/2010 10:17 AM ET
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I'm still reading Silver Borne (Mercy Thompson, Bk 5) by Patricia Briggs. Almost done, and loving every minute of it!

Date Posted: 4/5/2010 11:36 AM ET
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Since I'm going to be doing the DOS reading challenge starting next weekend, I'm not reading romances and definitely no erotica this week. I just finished an ARC of Heart of the Matter by Emily Giffin (chick lit), which I liked but didn't love - just didn't like the ending. I think I'm going to read a mystery this week since I have a few in my TBR pile - just need to decide if I want something light or more heavy. With the beautiful weather we're having right now, I'm thinking something light.

Date Posted: 4/5/2010 11:47 AM ET
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I finished Bride of the Wolf by Susan Krinard and I've come to the conclusion I just don't like her style of writing.  I didn't connect with ANY of the characters and the story itself was just so-so.

Date Posted: 4/5/2010 1:39 PM ET
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I started Lone Star Cinderella by Debra Clopton and boy am I getting bummed. a  hidden baby theme then a little short story that was basically nothing followed by this - a woman going broke supporting a dead beat waste of space drug addict 30yr old brother. I finally fliipped through to see what would happen. geez.  and this one fits one of the  RT challenges I'm doing...hope the last 2 are better. the hidden baby(teenager) one was an ok romance but wasn't funny like some of her other books have been except for a few places.

Date Posted: 4/5/2010 2:25 PM ET
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Decided to try Street Game by Christine Feehan.  I've heard both good and bad reviews about it, so we'll see.

Date Posted: 4/5/2010 3:48 PM ET
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Started The Cinderella Deal, which is much more cheerful than your Cindrella story, Susanna. ;-)

Date Posted: 4/5/2010 4:12 PM ET
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I may have to wait til the HEA at t he end Willa! oh well I like this author guess it's a combo of some of my least fave themes being back to back combined with being tired.

now I'm stressed..called the vet who did Kayla's knee surgery to start the rehab and she told me she should be walking normally by nowbut of course the dr wasn't in today so I'm to do the first part of the rehab for 2 weeks and see if she's still limping in case it's 'in her head'.  needless to say I'm upset..at least she doesnt' act like she's in pain but she's definitely favoring that leg almost wobbly but just noticing t he wobbly part now t hat we've started walking..before I waskeeping her pretty much contained. sigh. can't deal with surgery again I was a nervous wreck.

anyways, I'll probably get back to Lone Star Cinderella for a quick read then maybe finish off the last 2 in the series ..Lone  Star cinderella fits one of the RT challenges (has a tree on the cover!)and the next one has 'bride' in the title for another challenge..I'll be 5 out of 15 challenges at that point  yippee! then I can go onto some other stuff while I wait for  her next book to come out. for light christian romance with most of the series having some humor this is a good author.

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