Month: September 2017

BOOK REVIEW: Under Fire by Linda Shenton Matchett

BOOK REVIEW: Under Fire by Linda Shenton Matchett

Posted September 19, 2017 by Fizzy Pop in Linda Shenton Matchett / 3 Comments

When this book came up available with CelebrateLit I was drawn to the story-line.  The potential this story had was too much to pass up.  An intriguing time period in history, an engaging synopsis, and the promise of something exciting.  I wanted so much from this book, expected it.  While parts didn’t disappoint other’s, unfortunately, did.  The main character was engaging and the story was interesting.  Ruth is an interesting character.  She’s headstrong, determined, and intelligent.  I would have loved the chance to actually read an article or two that she had written.  Sometimes I feel like she ‘won’ too easily but then she was build as determinedly headstrong so I suspect there’s some history there to pave her way. Let’s talk nitty gritty.  There’s a few things that I feel compelled to address.  Some are simply things I struggle with, like the sheer volume of characters.  Some that I […]

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Goodreads Monday

Goodreads Monday

Posted September 18, 2017 by Fizzy Pop in Goodreads Monday, Nicholas Sparks / 1 Comment

Goodreads Monday is a weekly meme hosted by Lauren’s Page Turners. To take part, you simply choose a random book from your TBR and show it off. Don’t forget to check out her blog and link back to Lauren’s Page Turners. I’ve never read a Nicholas Sparks novel I didn’t like.  I’ve also never wrapped my head around how beautifully he can create such sweet romances and enchanting tales.  I’m not overly sure how this copy came to be part of my collection but it’s one that has set on the shelf entirely too long! There are a few things Jeremy Marsh was sure he’d never do: he’d never leave New York City; never give his heart away after barely surviving one failed marriage; and never become a parent. Now Jeremy is living in the tiny town of Boone Creek, North Carolina, engaged to Lexie Darnell, the love of his […]

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BOOK REVIEW: Justice Delayed by Patricia Bradley

BOOK REVIEW: Justice Delayed by Patricia Bradley

Posted September 16, 2017 by Fizzy Pop in Memphis Cold Case, Patricia Bradley / 0 Comments

This book took a tad longer to read than is normal for me.  Blame real life.  There’s nothing like going to work only to get thrown into something different than you anticipate, and it comes with a different schedule.  Not that I mind because I enjoy what I thought I was doing as well as what I got switched too as well.  Went from 3 weeks of super early (which I LOVE) to 2.5 hours of my normal shift to oh here’s two weeks at a later shift.  Not horribly late but getting home at bedtime late.  (To be fair not many people over the age of 5 have my bedtime!)  I digress however.  Let’s talk about a book and not my randomness that is life.  I had Ma nab this book from the library for me because the next in the series just came out (on the 5th) and […]

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SPOTLIGHT: Under Fire by Linda Shenton Matchett

SPOTLIGHT: Under Fire by Linda Shenton Matchett

Posted September 14, 2017 by Fizzy Pop in Blog Tour, Giveaway / 2 Comments

Click here to purchase your copy. About the Book Book title: Under Fire Author: Linda Shenton Matchett Release date: July 25, 2017 Genre: Mystery Journalist Ruth Brown’s sister Jane is pronounced dead after a boating accident in April 1942. Because Jane’s body is missing, Ruth is convinced her sister is still alive. During her investigation, Ruth becomes suspicious about Jane’s job. Eventually Ruth follows clues to war-torn London. By the time she uncovers the truth about Jane’s disappearance, she has stumbled on black marketers, resistance fighters and the IRA – all of whom may want her dead. About the Author Linda Shenton Matchett is a journalist, blogger, and author. Born in Baltimore, Maryland, a stone’s throw from Fort McHenry, Linda has lived in historical places most of her life. She is a volunteer docent at the Wright Museum of WWII and as a Trustee for the Wolfeboro Public Library. Active […]

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BOOK REVIEW: Love Bears All Things by Beth Wiseman

BOOK REVIEW: Love Bears All Things by Beth Wiseman

Posted September 14, 2017 by Fizzy Pop in Beth Wiseman / 1 Comment

Oh my good tomatoes!  I really thought that ‘Her Brother’s Keeper’ wrapped up so evenly that I wasn’t sure what a second book could bring to the table.  I was so misguided.  Sooo misguided.  And completely and utterly glad I was wrong.  Charlotte’s life can’t seem to stay stable.  She’s good and things are promising with Ryan back in Texas.  Then she’s totally without a board to even float on and heading back to Pennsylvania.  She needs validation that the people she considers family there have forgiven her for the drama she caused in the previous book.  And the drama that tends to follow her.  She’s learned to trust in God, to have faith, but girl’s got baggage and a heap of drama and it’s easy to lose track of that trust when life keeps tossing you down.   I was irritated as heck with this whole dream thing that dominated […]

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