Book Review #108: The Blossom Sisters

Author: Fern Michaels Genre: General Fiction Language: English Series, if any:  NA Publisher: Kensington Books Date of publication: 26 April 2016 No. Of pages: 217 Synopsis:  With family, there is always one more chance.  Augustus ‘Gus’ Hollister owes all his success to his grandmother Rose and her two sisters Iris and Violet, known as the Blossom Sisters. But he lost their love and respect when he married Elaine. Now, Gus stands to lose everything – his home, his car and his business. But what he took for granted for so long, are refusing to forgive him. He has to start over, … Continue reading Book Review #108: The Blossom Sisters

Book Review #107: Betting on the Rookie

  Author: Stephanie Doyle Genre: Romance, Women’s Fiction, Sports romance Language: English Series, if any: The Bakers of Baseball, Book 3 Publisher: Harlequin (US & Canada) Date of publication: 4 March 2016 No. Of pages: 380 Synopsis:  After a career destroying disaster, sports agent Samantha Baker needs one client to prove her worth. And Evan Tanner is the one who can prove it all for her. A late-blooming rookie with talent for the record books. But her has aims further from the field. He just wants to win over the woman who seems to be hurt personally and professionally. Review:  … Continue reading Book Review #107: Betting on the Rookie

Book Review #106: Someone Like You

Author: Jennifer Gracen Genre: Romance, Women’s Fiction Language: English Series, if any: The Harrisons, Book 2 Publisher: Kensington Books Date of publication: 26 April 2016 No. of pages: 246 Synopsis:  Pierce Harrison has been the black sheep of his billionaire Harrison clan. 18 years back he vowed to never step back into his family’s Long Island compound. But when his beloved football career comes crashing down around him, he has no choice but to return to home in order to recuperate. What he didn’t expect was to meet the sweet-faced, prim beauty Abby McCord. Review: After reading the 1st Book in The Harrisons series and having a … Continue reading Book Review #106: Someone Like You

Book Review #105: A Girl’s Guide to Moving On

   Author: Debbie Macomber Genre: General Fiction Language: English  Publisher: Random House Publishing Group – Ballantine Date of Publication: February 23, 2016 No. Of pages: 266 Synopsis:  A mother and her daughter-in-law bravely leave their troubled marriages and the face the challenge of starting over.  Review:  What a beautiful uplifting novel. And what powerful it leaves behind at the end of the book.  Don’t allow yourself to wallow in your pain. Reach out. Volunteer. Do something you love or something to help others.  Cultivate new friendships Let go in order to receive Love yourself We often see divorces in a … Continue reading Book Review #105: A Girl’s Guide to Moving On

Book Review #104: Sleep Sister

Author: Laura Elliot Genre: General Fiction (Adult) Language: English Series, if any: NA Publisher: Bookouture Date of publication: 31 March 3016 No. of pages: 376 Synopsis: Two childhoods destroyed and a story that was sworn to be protected. To what extent can secrets and past haunt a person?  Review:  When I selected this book, it was solely based on the intriguing and yet disturbing description of sexual abuse of a child. I am not saying that the book neglected the main concept behind the plot, but I was not able to like this book of the vague style of narration which created an impression of … Continue reading Book Review #104: Sleep Sister

Book Review #103: Annabeth Neevrending

Author: Layla Kader Dahm Genre: Science Fiction and Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, Teens & Young adults Language: English  Series, if any: NA  Publisher: Xpresso Book Tours Date of publication: 14 December 2015 No. of pages: 217 Synopsis: The first time Annabeth Prescott found the ankh pendant, she thought she has learnt the price of haggling in a flea market. She never expected herself to be swamped with memories of past life in ancient Egypt and finding herself in the arms of a handsome youngman named Gabriel. When she meets his twin brother C.J at a Halloween party, she realises that the … Continue reading Book Review #103: Annabeth Neevrending

Book Review #102: Most Wanted

Author: Lisa Scottoline Genre: General Fiction, Psychological Thriller Language: English Series, if any: NA Publisher: St. Martin’s Press Date of publication: 12 April 2016 No. Of pages: 347 Synopsis:  Christine always wanted to have a family of her own – a husband whom she loves and who loves her back and the children they will have together. What she never imagined was that her husband might end up being infertile and the child that she wanted has to be conceived using a sperm donor. Three months pass and she is happily pregnant. But instead of looking at her first ultrasound … Continue reading Book Review #102: Most Wanted

TV Review #2: Shark Tank

Genre: Reality-TV Produced by: Mark Burnett Productions, Sony Pictures Television Based on: Dragons’ Den Original Release date: August 9, 2009 – present Language: English Country of Origin: United States Network: ABC Number of Series: 7 Number of episodes: 144 Running time: 60 minutes Cast: Kevin O’ Leary Robert Herjavec Mark Cuban Daymond John Barbara Corcoran Lori Greiner Kevin Harrington Trivia: Kevin O’Leary has a net worth of $450 million. Robert Herjavec‘s net worth is $200 million. Daymond John‘s is $250 million. Lori Greiner‘s is $50 million. Barbara Corcoran‘s is $40 million. Kevin Harrington‘s is $450 million. Mark Cuban, with a net worth of $3.5 billion, beats the rest of the sharks’ … Continue reading TV Review #2: Shark Tank

Book Review #101: Three Weeks to Wed

  Author: Ella Quinn Genre: Regency Romance, Historical Fiction, Women’s Fiction Language: English Series, if any: The Worthingtons, Book 1 Publisher: Kensington Books Date of publication: 29 March 2016 No. Of pages: 270 Synopsis:  Lady Grace Carpenter has loved only one man since the day she made her debut in the Ton Season. She never expected to run into him again, years later, on a stormy night. She is ready to seize the day, or rather, the night since she knows that marriage can never be on cards for her. What she didn’t count on was the dogged persistence of … Continue reading Book Review #101: Three Weeks to Wed

Book Review #100: The Hearts We Mend

  Author: Kathryn Springer Genre: Romance, Women’s Fiction Language: English Series, if any: Banister Falls Novels, Book 2 Publisher: Zondervan Fiction Date of publication: 8 March 2016 No. Of pages: 322 Synopsis:  Widowed at the age of 25, Evie Bennett has spent the last 13 years raising her son Cody, encouraging women to boldy pursue God’s plan for their future. She wasn’t happy, as per the dictionary definition, but she was content. But all her organisational skills went up the flames when she meets Jack Vale. As Evie gets drawn into Jack’s world—a world that isn’t as safe and predictable … Continue reading Book Review #100: The Hearts We Mend