"This is my favorite so far of the Flower Shop Mystery books; although I have liked them all. They are fast reads! I liken them with the Janet Evanovich number books. If you like those you will like these."
"If you think this book is about Laura and George Bush then think again. It might loosely be based on Laura Bush's life but really it is just a good fictional book. I liked the book, at times it was slow, but overall it was a good read. I recommend it to others. There were times when I thought I was reading about Laura or George and then something would happen that would yank that image right out of my head. So I have to say, read the book, enjoy it for what it is -- fiction!"
"I normally read suspense, thrillers or suspense romance novels so this was definitely out of my genre. I enjoyed the book but I must say when I finished it, I couldn't get it off my mind. I loved the characters but I wanted it to end differently, not that it ended badly. It left me unsettled which is not necessarily a bad thing. I just can't explain how I felt. I've read a lot of books over the years and this book just grabbed me. I immediately went out and purchased another book by Ms. Hilderbrand "A Summer Affair" and I felt the same way after I read it. It couldn't have ended any differently but I wanted it too. I know this is a weird review and I hope it doesn't discourage you from reading her books because I defintely recommend them. I have The Castaways on my "Wish List". Ms. Hilderbrand's unique writing style, subject matter and descriptions of Nantucket keep me wanting more."
"I enjoyed this Metsy Hingle book. I have read others by her and this one does not disappoint. I liked the mystery with a little bit of romance mixed in. The setting is based in New Orleans which always gives a little extra zing to any story. I recommend this book to others."
"I enjoyed this book. Loved the time period -- 1942 and the South Pacific, what a great setting. Ms. Jio made me feel as if I were there...the white sandy beaches, the beautiful blue-green sea and the magic of love and the tragedy of war. Though I found the storyline to be a little predictable it was still a very pleasant read. I definitely recommend this book to others and I will be reading more Sarah Jio books."
"I am a huge SITC fan! I love Carrie. I read the reviews before I read the book so was not expecting much from the book but I must say I was surprised. It is a YA book and I can honestly say I am glad I am way finished with my high school years. It was defintely a reminder that I never want to do that again!!
Having said that,I liked the book. I could picture a young Carrie -- the funky clothes, the way she thought, smoking, drinking singapore slings instead of cosmos, etc. I was surprised by her attitude and feelings toward Sebastian but I think in the end she came round and that relationship defined her future attitude toward guys including why she had committment issues. And then Walt...wow, a whole other relationship that helped with the portrayal of future friendships on the TV show, SITC. So was she at times wimpy in the book? Yeah, who wasn't in high school?
But the ending in the book???? How could you not like the last page??? She got a real dose of NYC and then we got to see how she .... oops can't spoil the ending.(even though it was different from SITC) still a cute ending nonetheless!)
Overall it's a book, it's fiction, it's entertainment. Take it for that! I did and was happy with it."
"What a hoot! Bobbie Faye could sure give Stephanie Plum (Janet Evanovich's character in the By the Numbers books) a run for her money! I adore Stephanie but Bobbie Faye and her myriad of characters, oh my, they are just too funny! I have the other two books in the trilogy on my wish list but I may not be able to wait. I feel a quick trip to Barnes & Noble on the horizon. If you like to laugh with a little mystery thrown in, and a couple of sexy guys to boot, Charmed and Dangerous is your book."
"It's funny how one person can read a book and not like it and another person can simply adore it but that is what makes the world go round! It would be a sad place if we all thought the same thing. eh??? Having said that I thought this book was fantastic! I listened to it on my CD player as I was driving to Missouri. I can't remember who read the book but she was great. Round trip was 14 hours and it took every minute to hear it but it made the trip go by so quickly. I liked it so much that a year later I read the book and enjoyed reading it as much as listening to it. If you like the Ya-Yas you should like this book. The characters are wonderful, the places so mystical. What is not to love about Louisiana?? The book took me back to my childhood and even though I didn't have an unusual family like Calla Lily, it did remind me of the summers I spent on my Grandmas farm. I laughed, I cried and at the end of the book it warmed my heart. Rebecca Wells is a great author and a wonderful person who has overcome a lot of obstacles in her life. I admire her and enjoy her books. I recommend you check out her website. I love the moon and the moon loves me......Yes you must read The Crowning Glory of Calla Lily Ponder."
"I love the KGI books by Maya Banks. The Darketst Hour is the first in the series. Ethan and his brothers are HOT!! The book has a great story line and the family camaraderie and dynamics are wonderful. So if you like a book about dodging bullets, drug cartels and unrequited love, this is the book for you!"
"I liked this book and with all the dance craze going around now with Dancing with the Stars I found it to be even more enjoyable. The book kept me guessing on "whodunit". A little spice, along with the thrill. Definitely receommend to others if you like a fast-paced, light read."
"3rd in the Series and another fun read by Kate Collins. As usual Abby is hot on the trail to solve another murder. If you like this series and I do, you will like this book as well. Recommend read for the Flower Shop series!"
"A good romantic suspense; just the right amount of romance with a great amount of suspense. Lots of twists and turns that keep you guessing. Valentine was the perfect creepy villain and I may never look at roses the same way again. If you want a book that grabs you by the seat of your pants, this one is for you."
"Let me start off by saying, I love the Jack Reacher series and I really liked this book. Having said that I only gave it 3 stars because I found the book to be disconcerting. This book should have been Book 1. I like to read books in order. Finally when I got to Page 75, I could stand it no more. I went to Lee Child's website to see if I read the book out of order but no it actually is Book 8! I also looked at all the PBS reviews and noted others mentioning it should have been Book 1. Confusing I know, suffice it to say this book gives you Jack's history and helps you understand why he is the way he is. Once I got it squared away in my mind I really did enjoy the book and if you are a Reacher/Child fan, I think you will too!"
"Cute little romance. I personally didn't mind Keri picking her career over love... a lot of us did that back in the late 70s and 80s. Regrets??? Some but we all made choices and had to live with them so did Keri. I like the Kowalski family and can't wait to see what Kevin is up to in Book 2. So wile away some time with this huge loveable family. It's fiction, it's sweet and Shannon Stacey did a good job!"
"I loved this book. These days I am into light, fun beach reads and this one had it all. Kept me laughing until the end. Ms. Crusie has an unusual style of writing which takes a little getting used to but I definitely recommend staying with it, you won't be disappointed. I have enjoyed all her books and was very happy with this one as well."