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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Review for "The Sugar Planter's Daughter" by Sharon Maas

                I recently read, “The Sugar Planters Daughter” by Sharon Maas. I love all types of books but historical fiction is one of my favorite genres.
                This book is set in the early 1900’s and chronicles Yoyo and Winnie cox who are the daughters of Archibald and Ruth Cox. Winnie is quiet and reserved. She also wants to see African Americans who live in the colony treated the same as the British. Winnie falls in love with George, an African American postman, and marries him. By marrying George, Winnie is shunned by British society. She doesn’t mind and loves George all the same.
                Yoyo marries as well but she marries for convenience. She is the more ambitious of the two sisters and wants to run the sugar plantation and have sons with her husband so they can inherit the plantation. She does well running the plantation but her husband refuses to be intimate with her because he prefers the company of slave girls.
                As time goes on Winnie has many sons with George and Yoyo becomes very jealous not only because Winnie has sons but a husband who loves her. Yoyo decides that she will seduce George to prove to Winnie she does not have his love like she thinks she does. This all culminates on one night and one decision that will change all their lives forever.

                This is a story of jealousy, betrayal and how one decision can have lasting effects on everyone. I really enjoyed this book and would give it 5 stars.   

Review for "White Sheets and Rosy Cheeks" By Katie Mettner


Dr. Salvador Brennan left the earth a lonely and regretful man. Given a chance to right his wrongs, he returns to Bearsfield, Wisconsin, to manipulate two broken hearts into the greatest love story of all time, from beyond the grave.

The first step is convincing his nephew, Eli Sheets, to leave his life in Michigan and move to a tiny town in Wisconsin. Having put the plan in motion before he died, he bequeathed his rundown house to Eli, with the hope that time had healed his wounds. Eli and his three-year-old daughter, Molly, arrive on a late spring afternoon, and Uncle Sal wonders if Eli sees the peeling paint and sagging porch as a way to put the past behind him. When Eli meets his next-door neighbor, Diana Forrester, does he catch a glimpse of his future?

Initiate Operation Molly.

‘Ghostie’ befriends Molly, and together they teach Eli and Diana that the yellow brick road is paved with acceptance and forgiveness. Waiting at the end of the road is a love that will heal their broken hearts, and bring them together, forever.

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I recently read "White Sheets and Rosy Cheeks" by Katie Mettner. This is a sweet, romantic ghost story with a twist. Eli's wife died from a medical complication after the birth of their daughter Molly. After four years of raising her alone and dealing with his grief he needed a change. When his estranged uncle Sal dies and leaves him a house he decides to start fresh in a new place. When Eli moves into Sal's old house he meets Diana who was Sal's neighbor. Eli and Diana have an instant connection, as Sal had hoped they would, but Diana has a past of her own that she is trying to overcome. Sal is hanging around as a ghost in the house playing matchmaker and trying to show Eli the clues he's left behind that will explain why he left. This is a heart warming stroy of family, love and second chances. I can't say enough how much I enjoyed this book. I give it 5 stars!

About The Author

Katie Mettner writes inspirational and romantic suspense from a little house in the Northwoods of Wisconsin. She's the author of the four part epic family saga, The Sugar Series, The Northern Lights Series, the Snowberry Holiday Series, Kupid’s Cove Series and The Magnificent Series. All of her books are written against the beautiful backdrop of the Midwest and are a mix of new adult romance, romance, and romantic suspense.

Katie lives with her soulmate, whom she met online at Thanksgiving and married in April. Together they share their lives with their three children and two leopard geckos. After suffering an especially bad spill on the bunny hill in 1989, Katie became an amputee in 2011, giving her the much needed time to pen her first novel, Sugar's Dance. With the release of Sugar's story, Katie discovered the unfilled need for disabled heroes and heroines! Her stories are about empowering people with special circumstances to find the one person who will love them because of their abilities, not their inabilities. Katie has a slight addiction to Twitter and blogging, with a lessening aversion to Pinterest now that she quit trying to make the things she pinned.

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Sunday, July 10, 2016

Review for "Calling Kupid" by Katie Mettner

I just finished reading "Calling Kupid." It was so good I couldn't put it down and read it in two days. This is the second book I've read by author Katie Mettner and it definitely won't be the last. 

This is the first book in the Kupid's Cove series. In this book we are introduced to Gideon and Kate. They meet in Hawaii and what is supposed to be a simple one night stand turns out to be anything but that. Especially since the new couple doesn't even get to the part where they sleep together which is a fact that haunts Kate for almost a year making her second guess everything about herself. She's not the only one who can't let that night go either. Gideon, once a playboy and able to get any woman he wants, now can only think of Kate and what might have been. Almost a year later they meet again as Kate is made executor of Gideon's mother's estate. The spark between Kate and Gideon returns but both of them have secrets that threaten to tear them apart. Will they be able to get past their secrets and be together? You will have to read this amazing book to find out. 

Warning. Once you pick this book up I wouldn't plan anything else until you finish it because you won't be able to put it down.

Review for "The Two Family House" by Lynda Cohen Loigman

I recently read "The Two Family House." It was a little slow to start but once it picked up I was hooked.

The story is about two women, sisters-in-law, named Helen and Rose. Helen is a mother of four boys and feels a little left out in a house full of men. Rose is a mother of three girls and feels that her husband would love her more if she could give him a boy. The women live together in the two family house and spend all of their time together and are best friends. When they become pregnant at the same time both feel that their luck will change and they will have what they want this time around. They go into labor the same night during a blizzard and give birth at home with the help of a midwife and make a decision that will change not only their lives, but the lives of their families forever. 

The story is told from various points of view. The narrators include Helen, Abe (Helen's husband), Rose, Mort (Rose's husband), Natalie (Helen's daughter) and Judith (Rose's daughter). By changing the narrator the author not only provides different points of view for the story but keeps things interesting. 

This is a story of love, loss and poses the age old question of if the grass is greener on the other side of the fence.