169. The Widow Smalls by Jamie Lisa Forbes

I am undecided on this book. I did like it but it was difficult to understand. I wasn’t sure the stories were linked or not. A couple just stopped. These stories are set out West. The people are ranchers. I have worked on farms. I liked it but you are held hostage 24/7/365 and seldom can you get away. I will ask you to try these stories. You may like them more than I have.

169. Gray Bishop by Kelly Meade. Good Shifter book

This would have been an easier book to read if I had read the first book. Kelly has put a bit of a spin on her characters in this book. She developed Sanctuary Towns for her Loup Garou to live in. They are run by Alphas to lead the Shifters. There are a whole lot of bad guys-vampires, Half Breeds and genetic psychopaths. Now it is up to Bishop, his brothers Rook and Knight and Jillian. There are plenty of twists and turns so pay close attention to follow this story. I did like the book. I would recommend this as a good Shifter book and series. I have this book for an honest review for NetGalley.

168. The Vines by Christopher Rice. Not for the squeamish.

Well,it has been a long time since I read such a wild ghost story. I took awhile to get started reading this story. The more I read the more I liked it. I have never been to New Orleans-Bucket List. I do believe in ghosts and other paranormal occurrences. I was torn apart with the people in this book. It got a little too busy for me in the end. I would recommend this book for readers who like hard core paranormal stories.

167. Change of Heart by Jude Deveraux

One of my all time favorite series is the Taggert/Montgomery rivalry. I enjoyed reading this book. Jude always gives us great characters in her books. Eli and Chelsea were misfits but they fit together perfectly. Eli is a genius and befriends Frank Taggert. Frank is alone and Eli’s mom is single so the kids try to get them together. 20 years later Eli is working for the Government 24/7. Chelsea lives the model, playboy and nightlife style. They have been partners for a long time. Eli knows it’s time to save Chelsea and try to have a life together. They get caught up in a swindle case concerning two kids exactly like themselves. There are some twists and turns. People read this book and yes, Jude has a lot of books in this series. Enjoy! I have this book for an honest review for NetGalley.

166. An October Bride by Katie Ganshert. Grab Tissues

Oh Boy! This book about tore me up. I like October. I was born in October and my Mom was born on October 25th. The same day as Emma’s wedding. Katie’ s people are real. They love and care and yes, even gossip. I really got turned inside out over Emma’s Dad. Spoiler here. This was one of the best stories in this series. It seemed a shorter read than some of the others but it didn’t lose anything in the story. I hope you will take this book to read. I will be rereading this book. Enjoy! I have this book for an honest review for NetGalley.

165. His Road Home by Anna Richland. A Sweet Story

I liked this story. I am not of a military family so when I read these stories that grab my heart I still don’t really understand. This book did grab me. Grace was in for a surprise when she is told she is a fiancee of a military man. Reynaldo had to have a photo of his fiancee to satisfy a leader so he picked a girl from his hometown. Then he loses both legs from an IED. Grace is soon sent to visit at Walter Reed. Grace works for NOAA and after a week she texts Rey and they have a friendship. They keep in touch and have some twists before they reach the end of the book. Please read this story and keep a supply of tissues nearby. Enjoy! I have this book for an honest review for NetGalley.

164. Blame It On the Mistletoe by Nicole Michaels

This is a good book to read. It is a fun read with some shadows thrown in here and there. I liked the characters who have finally grown up. The plot is a little edgy but it still works well. Brooke came home from college (spoiler). She has opened an antique, craft and jewelry store in town. She is finally getting it to work. Alex was her heartthrob and her brother’s BFF in school. He was the bad boy. He returns for the reading of his late grandfather’s Will. Spoiler here but suffice it to say it was a surprise and not really in a good way. There are small spoilers here and there until you come to the BIG spoiler. There are so many ways this story could end. Guess you have to read this to figure it out. Merry Christmas and Enjoy! I have this book for an honest review for NetGalley.

163. Once Upon a Christmas Kiss by Manda Collins. Short and sweet

This was a sweet story about Christmas, redemption and love. Manda has a great way of writing. Her words just flow and you go along for the ride. Sir Lucien meets a governess he knows at a friend’s house. He knows they will marry. Winifred not so much. There are the usual guests who pick on those they think don’t belong. Really? Who questions the host and hostess? From there on someone is attacking Winnie with notes and injuries when Lucien announces their betrothal. There were lots to choose from so you can just pick your spoiler when you read this book. It is a short, quick read. I started and finished while waiting for my husband at the Dr’ s office. Don’t miss this one. Enjoy! I have this book for an honest review for NetGalley.

152. Vikings Unleashed Anthology. 9 adult Stories

This was an interesting book. There are 9 stories in this book. They are all focused on Vikings in one way or another. You will meet old Vikings, young Vikings, ghosts, dragons, etc. There is one story I found hard to read. I had to reread passages and it just didn’t blend in well for me. I won’t tell you which one as I don’t want to prejudice you. You may love it. Give this book a chance. Enjoy! I have this book for an honest review for NetGalley.

151. A July Wedding by Beth Wiseman. A quick novella to read.

I like this Wedding series. I liked this story. Beth picked a hard story line with this one. Alyssa wanted a July wedding. I can sympathize with Brendan . A church full of people would have sent me running too. He tries so hard to get her back. Then there is Dalton who has wanted Alyssa forever but didn’t go for her until now. This whole story is a win/win and lose/lose fiasco. Who will win in the end? I won’t tell so you will have to read this story. I have this book for an honest review for NetGalley.