Tuesday, May 29, 2012

A Simple Amish Christmas by Vannetta Chapman review 58

Annie was homesick for her Amish family. Her nursing studies finished, Christmas season coming...The city seemed crass, artificial, empty. Then came the phone call from home...her father injured, she was needed at home. Everything moved so quickly.
Once she was home, things seemed dire. Her father unconscious, why wasn't he in the hospital? Samuel said he would be OK at home, but didn't trust her to nurse him. Who was he to treat her so disrespectfully? Grumpy and ill mannered is what he was! Samuel thought he had become used to being alone. Since his wife and child had died, he had settled down to his life as a solitary farmer and healer. What had happened to little Annie to make her so different? Life never turns out quite like we expect...the same holds true for Annie and Samuel.


Monday, May 28, 2012

Death's Acre by Dr. Bill Bass and Jon Jefferson review 57

The history of the “Body Farm”. A forensic laboratory that studies human decomposition in various locations and under various conditions. A fascinating look at the events that led up to the creation of the Body Farm. Learn how Patricia Cornwell was instrumental in making that existence public with her Book “The Body Farm”! Remarkable amounts of what we now know about how the human body decomposes have come from this small plot of land. A fascinating read, if maybe not for the faint of heart.

Healing Dr. Alexander by Tracy Wolff Review 56

Healing Dr. Alexander by Tracy Wolff
Dr. Jack Alexander never expected to be shot. His work in Africa was healing the sick and wounded.
Now he's back in the states, Atlanta, and his days as a surgeon are ended. He is bitter, frustrated and feels like his useful life is over.
Sophie Connors is a widow with two young very active sons. It seems her new next door neighbor is out to keep them busy. She isn't about to look a gift horse in the mouth!
See how this unlikely couple's relationship develops!

Friday, May 25, 2012

Skylark By Megan Spooner review #55

Lark was waiting to be "Harvested" and become a working adult and settle in to the rest of her life. She still misses her brother Basil, who dissapeared a few years before. Things don't go as planned. Kris, a boy she meets helps her escape the city. Outside is terrifying! A wild boy keeps shadowing her, adding to her fear. Eventually, she finds out his name is Owen and he helps her survive. She knows something in her has changed. Follow along her trials and watch her grow into a confident, strong young woman. Surprises await.


Wednesday, May 23, 2012

The Girl in the Clockwork Collar by Kady Cross #54

The Girl in the Clockwork Collar
By Kady Cross
Finley, Griffin, Emily and Sam a group of humans and augmented, repaired humans along with some very small helpers "organites" are traveling to America to look for their friend Jasper Renn who had been accused of murder and now disappeared! This saga will take them into the bowels of American society and poverty both. Richly detailed in Steam-punk style we manage to meet Nicolai Tesla along the way, utilizing his ideas and skill in ways he had never imagined. Jasper is being held captive by the clockwork collar on the neck of Mei Ling. A collar that will kill her if he doesn't do what Dalton, a local mob boss of sorts, wants him to do.
I won't spoil this story for you because you will want to read it to the very last page!