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Whatcha Reading

I’ve been bouncing from reading to quilting and back again this past week.  It may have something to do with the foot of snow we received last week.  Judy’s Tuesday challenge has pushed me to keep track of my reading a little better than I  have in the past.

I finished up An Echo in the Bone by Diana Gabaldon after posting last week — but that didn’t take much — I probably only had 20 pages to read.  But it did leave me wanting to read the next installment and wondering why I thought I knew things that clearly were not mentioned in the book.  But for now I will wait and find other books to read.

I followed up Echo with Jennifer Chiaverini’s Sonoma Rose.  I don’t know if it was the abrupt change in writing style as I moved from one author to the next, or if it was something about this story, but I didn’t enjoy it as much as I have Jennifer’s other books.  I have two more of Jennifer’s book on my bookshelf waiting to be read.

The next book up was The Black Lyon by Jude Deverdux.  This one I read on my Kindle.  I think this was one of her first books.  I have copies of nearly all of her books, but don’t think I’ve read this one – or if I have it’s been 20 year ago.  I had a bit of trouble getting started – but once I got past the first bit of the story I enjoyed it.

The Seduction of Elliot McBride by Jennifer Ashley is set in Scotland in 1884.  The heroine has been left at the altar.  While her matron of honor’s husband is out looking for the missing groom, the bride-to-be tries to console herself in the small chapel where she inadvertently sits on the matron of honor’s brother who is asleep on the pew.  The wedding proceeds with a substitute groom and the rest of the story is how the couple works together to over come this unlikely beginning.  

Lightning Only Strikes Twice by Stanalei Fletcheris a time travel book that I read on my Kindle.  Annie has just sold the old ghost town she inherited to pay off her grandfather’s debts.  Luke, the president of the development company which bought the property, is letting her walk around the property one more time when the two of them are thrown back in time to when the town was prosperous.  The town thinks the two of them are courting as they do their best to get back to their own time.

The last book I read is The Half-Stitched Amish Quilting Club by Wanda E. Brunstetter.  A recently widowed Amish woman decides to give quilting lessons and her first class consists of three men and three women who all have problems at home.  Meeting each week in addition to the wall hanging they are making, they are making friends and working on their problems.

Who knows what I’ll read next, but first I need to make something with cinnamon.  My husband found a recipe for me and I think I’ll give it a whirl for dinner tonight.  That is if we still have power.  Snow Part II hit over night.



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2 Thoughts on “Whatcha Reading

  1. Sonoma Rose was the first of her books that I read and I really enjoyed it. Since then I’ve read about 13 more. Every time I come here I see more and more of your Double Wedding Ring Progress – Wow! You are really doing great on it.

  2. dezertsuz on February 26, 2013 at 7:07 pm said:

    I enjoy listening to the DVDs of Chiaverini books, but I don’t enjoy reading them. I love Wanda Brunstetter’s books, though. I’ll have to see if I can find that one.

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