Robyn Carr with a new series

                The Wanderer by Robyn Carr 

I have read all the Virgin River books. I loved them so I was in a hurry to start this new series from Robyn Carr. So far I am not disappointed.

The Thunder Point books are set in Thunder Point, Oregon. A beautiful community. Just from reading some of the descriptions, I want to visit there. Describing the community took up quite a bit of the book, but as the starting point, that was a wise choice in my opinion.

Hank Cooper comes to this small community after his friend Ben dies and he finds out he was left Ben's shack. When he shows up in town he has a lot of questions surrounding Ben's death. He makes friends with the deputy sheriff and together they investigate what happened to Ben. Hank doesn't believe it was an accident.

What a mess he walks into when he goes to check out the property! The place smells of sewage and other things. So far the only good thing he sees out of this is the beautiful beach front. He has crews come in and clean up the place, to get it back in business, so he can leave.

Hank meets Landon, a teenage boy having some trouble with a bully. Through Landon, Hank meets Sarah, Landon's sister and guardian, whom is a divorced coast guard helicopter pilot. There is a strong attraction that Sarah tries to fight as best she can. Sarah was burned by her husband and doesn't trust men. How can she trust Hank Cooper?

Just like in the Virgin River series, there is more than just the two main characters. There are other romances in bloom. The secondary characters do not take away from Sarah and Hank at all.

I liked this book because it was more than just a romance. There is a little mystery in the mix also. What happened to cause Ben's death? Will they ever find out? Will Sarah and Hank be together? What will happen between the other couples?

I am ready to read the next book (The Newcomer)that comes out June 2013

I was given a digital copy of this book in return for my honest opinion. That in no way influenced my review.


Debbie Macomber's Christmas Cookbook

I had the pleasure of reading Debbie's Macomber's Newest cookbook for Christmas.  I loved it!  Some of the names of the recipes had me thinking twice, until I read the ingredients.  I plan on trying a few out for the holiday season.  
I don't normally go for cookbooks, as I honestly hate to cook.  My husband does most of the cooking and my 17 yr old too.  I will be keeping this one for sure.  
I think what made this cookbook so great for me was that it's more than a cookbook.  Debbie talks about crafts for the holidays, her family, etc.  this made the book seem personal.  I rather enjoy that.  She has some really good ideas and family stories in there that actually inspire me.  
The only thing I found wrong with my copy was all the H's seem to have disappeared in all the titles.  Oh well it didn't really bother me that much.  I got the book from Netgalley for nothing, so I'm not complaining!


Swept Off Her Stilettos

Swept Off Her Stilettos  by Fiona Harper was the second book I read during the Dewey 24hr read-a-thon I took part in over the weekend. I must say this book was a good read.  The whole red bit with Coreen was different.  She loves attention from men. There is one man she really wants and is determined to get.  Nicholas isn't interested at first.  Of course Adam, Coreen's best friend to the rescue!  
This book was a bit different than my normal reads.  This one had a murder-mystery weekend in it, which personally I think made the book.  The whole from best friend to lover makes it a nice read.  this is a very clean book, which was an added bonus.  I do suggest this one.  


Only His

Only His By Susan Mallery was the second book of the series that i read. Yes I know I didn't read them in order.  I thought this book was just good.  Honestly though it could've been better.  
The whole girl who is wanted by the guy and by the guys ex just wasn't my thing.  I believe tucker could've been made to be a better character.  Nevada was an alright character for the most part.  I just didn't feel the connection between the two of them.  I felt more of a connection between Jo and Will.  
With that said, I will still read the book I'm missing.  


24 hr Read-a-Thon Begins

**Fourth Update**
I have finished my second book today.  Now it's time for a small break and then to start my third book.  Thank you all for cheering me on! You are the best!

Mid-Event Survey:
1. What are you reading right now?

Swept off her stilettos
2. How many books have you read so far?
One and a half
3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?

Any really
4. Did you have to make any special arrangements to free up your whole day?

Yes I had to put all my craft orders on hold (I snuck one in today)
5. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?

Yes I have 3 kids and I just did what i needed to
6. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?
Nothing really
7. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?

Nope it's already great
8. What would you do differently, as a Reader or a Cheerleader, if you were to do this again next year?

I would ship my kids away
9. Are you getting tired yet?

Yes but only because I have been sick
10. Do you have any tips for other Readers or Cheerleaders, something you think is working well for you that others may not have discovered?

Not really

**Third Update**
I am in the middle of my second book.  Swept Off Her Stilettos is ok so far.  I did take a break to eat dinner and to work on one of my craft orders.  I took a bath since I was cold (don't worry I read in the tub)!  Now back to the couch with my kindle I go!

**Second Update**
I just finished Only His.  What a great story!  My review will come during the week.  Now I must take a break and then start another book.  

Have been reading for a little over an hour now and I really don't have much to say.  I want to get back to my book lol.

Dewey's 24 Hr Read A Thon started  this morning and I am running behind.  I had a late night, since I haven't been feeling well and just got up.  First on the list is to get a drink, get dressed in comfy clothes and settle down on the couch with my Kindle. 

It's chilly out today, so it's a good day to read.   I will be reading Susan Mallery's Only His to start with. After that I am not sure. 

Here is my Introductory meme before I begin reading.

1.  Where are you reading from today?

A.  Pennsylvania of course!
2.  Three random facts about me....

A.  I just started a small craft business to see if I can sell my crafts. http://www.facebook.com/tammyhobbies   (Feel free to check it out and place an order if you like anything.)  I am very grouchy in the mornings.  I refuse to turn my heat on in the house until sometime next month.

3.  How many books do you have in your TBR pile for the next 24 hrs?

A.  I have 14 but that doesn't mean I'll get them all read.

4.  Do you have any goals for the read a thon (i.e. number of books, number of pages, etc.?

A.  Nope I just want to read and have fun.

5.  If you are a veteran read a thoner, any advice for ppl doing this for the first time?

A.  Nope as this is my first time.

 I will do updates every hour if I can remember, as I have a habit of getting too into my books!