Thursday, May 24, 2012

The Kindle Shelf and Book Review (May 24)

Each Thursday, I will showcase three picks from my Kindle Shelf. Let me know if 1) You’ve read the book and highly recommend it or not, 2) Your book reading friend whom you trust has read the book and they highly recommend it or not, or 3) the summary description sounds amazing and that is your pick for the week. The one with the most recommendations and valid reasons why, will be my Kindle read of the week.

Here are my three choices for this week:


A baby brought them together -- and even though Alli has always loved her strong, sexy husband Sam and the life they've made together, she's now decided to set him free to follow his youthful dreams. For although she worships Sam, it's no longer enough for her to be wife and lover when she knows she holds so little of his heart.
Sam has always dreamed of a life away from the close-knit world of Tucker's Landing, but marriage and fatherhood ended all that. Now Sam is torn between what was and what was meant to be. He must decide if it's time to rekindle the dreams of the past...or accept Alli, and her love, just the way she is.


Never underestimate the blonde. "The British spy is elegant, suave and sophisticated. The British spy is not blonde, built, and confused." But Sophie Green is, and she's just been hired by a highly secret government agency. She drives a car the colour of bile and is obsessed with Buffy the Vampire Slayer. She doesn't know which end of the gun to fire from and her hair hasn't been natural since she was twelve. But that's not going to stop her from trying to save the day, once she figures out who to save it from. Sexy spies, plane crashes, firebombs and multicoloured cocktails-they're all in a day's work for Sophie. Roll over, Bond, there's a new bombshell in town. And it's got Sophie's name on it. Warning, this title contains guns, swearing, dark thoughts about cheerful people, incomprehensible Britishisms, and painful sarcasm.


When Millie saves bestselling novelist Orla Hart's life and loses her boyfriend in the process, one wonders if the rest of the book can be as entertaining and eventful as this dramatic opening but for Millie Brady the fun has only just begun
Millie decides that a man-free summer is just what she needs but Orla, who wants Millie to be the heroine of her next novel, is determined to find her the man of her dreams. As far as Millie is concerned, the only man worth thinking about is Hugh Emerson but for Hugh, whose wife tragically died in a horse-riding accident, "dating is not on the agenda". Millie's determination not to fall in love with the young widower forms the centrepiece of the novel but Jill Mansell also delves into the shenanigans of Millie's best friend Hester and her eventful love life; Orla and her cheating husband; Millie's man-eating mother; and the leather-clad, sex-mad Lucas Kemp who runs a kiss-a-gram service.

Kindle Shelf Book Review

Title: The Abandoned
Author: Amanda Stevens
Genre: Paranormal
Publish Date: April 2011

Source: Free Kindle Download
Personal Rating: 3.5 stars

There are rules for dealing with ghosts. Too bad Ree Hutchins doesn't know them.
When her favorite patient at a private mental hospital passes away, psychology student Ree Hutchins mourns the elderly woman's death. But more unsettling is her growing suspicion that something unnatural is shadowing her.
Amateur ghost hunter Hayden Priest believes Ree is being haunted. Even Amelia Gray, known in Charleston as The Graveyard Queen, senses a gathering darkness. Driven by a force she doesn't understand, Ree is compelled to uncover an old secret and put abandoned souls to rest—before she is locked away forever....

My Review:
I really enjoyed this novella. It had a great story that I know leads into the series. Ree Hutchins is the main female character in the novella, instead of Amelia Gray who is the lead character in the series. There was a brief  interaction with Amelia and I liked her, excited to read the rest of the series to get to know her better.

Ree was pretty spunky herself and knows she needs to stay on the trail of the secret. With the help of Hayden Priest, they are able to uncover a lot of information. 

Quick read, was a lot of fun! Can't wait to read the rest of the series!!


  1. I have not read Just The Way We Are, but I have read just one other Barbara Feethy book. I should read more of them. She is an excellent writer. I wonder if people pass her books up just because the eBooks are so inexpensive. Do you think that gives an impression of poor quality? Oh, I think I just found my next post.
    As for the other two, I have not read those either, but I Spy has an adorable cover and sounds like a fun read.

  2. I have read Feethy before and enjoyed her books. jill Mansell's novel sounds interesting as does Amanda Stevens..great picks :)

  3. The Amanda Stevens novella sounds good. I have wanted to read Jill Mansell, maybe I will one day.