Thursday, January 3, 2013

Wrapping up 2012 reads....

After stepping away from blogging on a schedule for the past two weeks, I'm ready to get back into the swing of things and get back to posting again. But before I can do that I have to post about the final books that I read in 2012. These will be short and sweet.....as usual!


When Snow Falls (Whiskey Creek #2) by Brenda Novak
Super short synopsis: Family secret, waiting for Mr. Right, and discovering love.
Source: NetGalley
Reason for reading it: Set during the holidays and the super-cute cover!
~This was my first Brenda Novak book and I have to say that I really enjoyed it. I liked getting to know the two main characters and found myself falling a bit in love with the "bad boy" Dylan Amos. Liked it enough to read the first book in the series, When Lightning Strikes.




Rapture in Death (In Death #4) audio version by JD Robb
Super short synopsis: Someone is controlling people's mind with virtual reality games and making them committ suicide with a smile on their face!
Source: Audible.com
Reason for reading it: I am totally addicted to this series and quite frankly, I adore Eve. I love her bad-ass attitude and how she never gives up until she has the right answer. Roarke is still as hot as ever and they are certainly getting their marriage off to a smokin' start! The narrator, Susan Ericksen, absolutely makes this so enjoyable!!





Twelve Days of Christmas by Trisha Ashley
Super short synopsis: Holly's husband died before Christmas so now she does everything in her power not to be happy nor to celebrate Christmas. But house sitting in a manor house on the Lancashire Moors during the Twelve Days of Christmas will bring changes to her life.
Source: Purchased .99 cents from amazon.com
Reason for reading it: I was still in the mood for reading fluffy chick romance and found this book that took place in England. Sounded perfect and it was! I loved this story and the characters. Made me want to book a ticket to their little village and hopefully be asked to stay!! I will be reading more from this author!



Every Secret Thing (Kate Murray #1) by Susanna Kearsley
Super short synopsis: Journalist Kate is unwittingly embroiled in a murder that happened during WWII and has to run for her life in order to bring the aging murderer to justice.
Source: Purchased from amazon.com earlier this year
Reason for reading it: I absolutely LOVE everything that Kearsley writes, so when this was available on my Kindle I bought it immediately. I loved Kate and thought the whole story was brilliant. I always enjoy how Kearsley weaves the past and the present quite seamlessly and makes the reader believe it all. I hope she continues on with this series.


A Fatal Grace (Three Pines #2) by Louise Penny
Super short synopsis: Someone electrocuted the hated CC de Poiters in the middle of a frozen lake, in front of the entire village. Yet no one saw anything.....
Source: Public Library
Reason for reading it: After reading A Still Life, I knew that I would continue on with this series and can I just say that I made the right decision? There wasn't one thing that I didn't love about this book. Chief Inspector Gamache is becoming a favorite character of mine and I love Three Pines with its eclectic cast of townspeople. Fantastic way to spend a cold winter day.....




Six Sentence Bookish Thoughts #65-69
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23 comments:

  1. I LOVE your short and sweet reviews. Seriously!!

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    1. Thanks, Mary!! You always make me feel good!!

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  2. These all sound like wonderful books for the season. I will have to look up Kearsley's book. She's such a good writer.

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    1. I love this author big time. So much so that I'm going to buy her new release in hardback straight from the UK!! I never do that!

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  3. Nice and short :) Yay, hihi, well I like it

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  4. I really need to try a J. D. Robb book! I'm impressed that you're starting the new year with a clean slate.

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  5. I've got to get to that Kearsley book! I've loved everything she's written.

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  6. I haven't read any of those, but do have A Fatal Grace (like Louise Penny a lot).

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  7. I loved your posts this year and can't wait for 2013!! And guess who got TWO MORE Jill books on New years?!?!?!?! That's right :) Reading "Instant Temptation" right now .. and I think Harley is my new fave character of hers!! :)

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  8. Great reviews. These sounds like some good reads for the end of the year.

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  9. Short and sweet reviews are my absolute favorites! Thanks :D

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  10. Nice wrap-up. Must feel good to start off the year clean. LOL. I need to not hit any reading bumps this year. I got stuck on one in October and it cut down my reading by about 15 books last year.

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  11. So glad you loved EVERY SECRET THING because I really want to read it.

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  12. It looks like you had a lot of fun with holiday reads and mysteries!

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  13. I'm so glad to hear that you are enjoying the J.D. Robb series so much!! I'm rereading (or listening) to the first book right now and am liking it. I still think I prefer the print version but it has been to revisit these books on audio. I need to find the time to read the 2nd book in the series by Louise Penny!

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  14. Looks like you read a couple of my favorite authors: Louise Penny and Nora Roberts (J.D.Robb). I've also read Brenda Novak but it's been quite a few years. Your "sss" are a fun way to catch up on your reviews.

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  15. I'm loving listening to the In Death series and currently am on #32 Indulgence in death. Somewhere in the middle of the series is when Erickson started recording, then went back to the first so there are about 3 where she hadn't perfected the voices yet. I have a couple books by Kearsley in the stacks. Brenda Novak is wonderful and has a couple real creepy books that are so good, especially The Perfect Couple. I'm going to have to try Louise Penney again. Thanks for your wonderful reviews.

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  16. I would like a sequel to the Kearsley, too! She is Canadian and it was the only book by her set in Canada!

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  17. Twelve Days of Christmas is on my kindle after reading that you were enjoying it. I better put it on my list to read soon before it gets lost in the great kindle netherworld. Inspector Gamache? I think I am in lurve wiz heeem.

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  18. Wow - you really ended the year on some high notes!

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  19. Huh, how did I miss that Susanna Kearsely? Woot woot just got it on my kindle :)
    Your Christmas reads sound lovely too, I'm making a list for next year lol. Awesome post ... love the short & sweet!

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  20. I really must try to read (or listen to) a Kearsley book this year.

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