Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Wildish by Robert Parry-New Cover (And my review is on it!!)



Hello everyone!  I am so honored to share this with you.  So honored in fact, that I just had to share it.  Robert Parry's new book "Wildish"  that I recently reviewed here has a new cover, and LOOK-part of my review was printed on the cover!  This has made my week a memorable one.  Thank you Robert for asking me to read this wonderful book, and thank you, thank you for doing this!!!
 








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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes







Title:  Me Before You
Author:  Jojo Moyes
Publisher:  Viking Adult
Publication Date:  December 31, 2012
Version:  Kindle

ISBN:  06726603
File Size:  638 kb
Print Size:  385 pages
Source:  Purchased from Amazon

Wow! The entire time that I was reading this book, it was on my mind almost constantly.  It even visited me in my dreams.  I truly flew through the pages in an effort to get to the end.  This is the story of Louisa Clark and Wil Traynor.  They come from opposite sides of the tracks. Lou is just an ordinary girl that has no real goals in life.  She has worked in a small café for the past 7 years and now finds herself unemployed due to the café closing down.  She really needs a job because her parents are having financial problems, and since she still lives with them, she feels that it is necessary for her to help them.  Wil Traynor is a handsome, wealthy businessman that had a life changing accident two years ago that left him a quadriplegic.  His mother runs an ad for a caregiver and ends up hiring Lou.

Wil was very much into living the good life prior to the accident. Now he wants to kill himself instead of spending the rest of his life in his wheelchair.  He made a deal with his wealthy parents that he would wait 6 months before acting on the suicide.  His mother hired Lou in hopes of changing Wil’s mind.  At first Lou is unaware of this situation, but she quickly figures it out. AT first, Lou did not want anything to do with the situation.  But, she soon gets caught up in it and finds herself constantly making plans in an effort to change Wil’s mind.  Along the way, Lou falls in love with Wil.  The entire story keeps you glued to the pages because you want to know if she manages to change his mind or not.

Excerpts

Want to know the true definition of the triumph of hope over experience? He would say, “Plan a fun family day out.” Pg 140

“I hadn’t realized that music could unlock things in you, could transport you to somewhere even the composer hadn’t predicted.” Pg 164

“You only get one life.  It’s actually your duty to live it as fully as possible.” Pg 194

 





Friday, March 22, 2013

Wildish by Robert Parry


 
Title:   Wildish
Sub Title:  A Story Concerning Different Kinds of Love
Author:  Robert Parry
Publisher:  Creative Space Independent Publishing
Publication:  February  16, 2013
ISBN-10:  1475158254
ISBN-13:  978-1475158250
Version:  Advanced Readers Copy
Source:  Received from the Author
Pages:  598

This is Robert Parry's third novel, and in my opinion it is his best work to date!  I did not think it was possible to top his first two novels, but he did!  I savored every word of this wonderful book,and since I finished reading it, I miss it so much.  While I was reading this book, I would look forward to getting back to it all day long.  Now that it is finished, I truly miss Matthew Wildish and all of his friends, as I felt they had become a part of my life.  I guess you could say that I miss them like I would old friends.

Wildish is full of surprises.  It will truly shock you in places, and in ways that you cannot imagine.  But, they are great surrprises, the kind that makes you suck in your breath sometimes, and  the kind that makes you  laugh out loud sometimes.The excitement level in this book is high, and it will keep you wanting to know more from one chapter to the next.  The story is perfectly balanced with intrigue, humor, excitment, and mystery.  Add to that perfect balance, the beautiful imagery portrayed throughout this book and it all adds up to being one of the best books that I have ever read!  I promise that you will not want to put it down!  Also, it is a nice chunky book, so you can have the pleasure of reading it for at least a few days.  But,no matter how fast or slow you read it, you are likely going to miss it when it is finshed.

Matthew Wildish is a Master wig Maker and a sometime poet in London society during 1745.  Matthew is on a personal quest for discovering love, not just any love, but love that transcends reality.  On his quest, he finds himself in some pretty touchy situations.  Just when you think he is done for, somehow he wiggles his way out of trouble.  However, the wiggiling out of troubles are some of the best parts of the story.

This is the perfect read to end this Mardi Gras season with because it is full of beautiful Masquerade Balls and fireworks.  The women are beautifully dressed and the men are handsomely dressed, along with beautiful scenery, the story provides a perfect mixture of historical fiction, costumes, and interesting characters to keep you turning those pages.  This book is about love, however, it has so much more to offer than just romance.  In fact, I think it is one of the BEST books that I have ever read!










Sunday, March 3, 2013

The Wildish Masquerade Celebration has begun!!




Robert Parry's new book will be released on 18 March 2013.  To celebrate, he is hosting a Masquerade party!  You should stop by for a chance to win a signed copy of his newest book, "Wildish.".  I am currently reading it, and I think it just might be his best book to date!  Here is the link, so stop by and help Robert Parry celebrate the release of this most wonderful book!  http://wildishmasquerade.wordpress.com/  I will be posting a review as soon as I have finished reading it, so be on the look out for my review, along with a giveaway of this book to help Celebrate it's release.  Until then, go help Robert Celebrate by attending his Masquerade!  Good luck!











Saturday, February 23, 2013

The Matchmaker of Perigord by Julia Stuart





Title:  The Matchmaker of Perigord
Author:  Julia stuart
Publisher:  Harper Collins
ASIN: B001D23SYE
Genre:  Romance
Pages:  322
KB:  313
Source:  Purchased from amazon

 
 
This book was an unusual one!  It was part fairy tale, and part romance with a bit of mystery thrown in for good measure.  Although I enjoyed it, I did like Julia Stuarts, Pigeon Pie Mystery better.  It is set in a tiny French town called Amour-Sur-Belle.  Guillaume is the local barber for many years, but as time goes by, his customers get older and start losing their hair, and therefore, also their reasons for getting regular haircuts.  Guillaume has to think of a new way to earn a living, and for some reason,he decides the the town needs a matchmaker.  He turns his barber shop into  a matchmakers office.  While Guillaume works hard trying to match up the towns people, you find out that he is the one that is in need of matchmaking services the most!  You will get  to know everyone in this tiny, strange town along the way.  Like Stuart's other books, this one is also filled with interesting, strange and quirky people.
 
Excerpt:
 
"Oh yes, she said, turning back to him.  Withour love we are just shadows." pg 157
 
"Now, remember to treat her as you would a good cassoulet:  ignore the rancid parts, delight in the duck leg, and shrug your shoulders at the little green button. Good luck." pg 213





Tuesday, February 19, 2013

The Pigeon Pie Mystery by Julia Stuart



Title:  The Pigeon Pie Mystery
Author:  Julia Sturat
Publisher:  Doubleday
ISBN-13:   978-0385535564
Pages:  336
Genre:  Mystery
Source:  Purchased from amazon

This is the first book I have read by Julia Stuart, but it will not be the last!  In fact, I am now reading The Matchmaker of Perigord by her and loving it too!  But, back to The Pigeon Pie Mystery.  This story is about a Princess named Alexandrina and her maid, Pooki.  The princess is left penniless when her father, the Maharaja dies.  Queen Victoria grants her a grace and favor home in Hampton Court Palace.  When they get settled in, they are introduced to a peculiar bunch of neighbors, and one of them dies after eating some pigeon pies baked by Pooki. Pooki and the Princess have been together for most of the Princesses life and she knows that Pooki is innocent.  However, the local law does not seem to be as interested as they should be in finding the real murderer.  So, the Princess takes it upon herself to solve the murder.  Along the way to solving the crime,she gets to know her strange and interesting neighbors very well.  This story is a fun read!  Oh, and the Princesses favorite pet is a tiny monkey that wears red velvet pants and causes quite a stir among the neighbors!

Excerpts:
"She was so skinny she seeme to have been eroded by years of persistant wind."  Pg2
"As a matter of interest, how mad should one's hatter be?" Pg 146