Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Two Tickets to the Christmas Ball: A review


In a sleepy, snow-covered city, Cora Crowder is busy preparing for the holiday season. Searching for a perfect gift, a fortuitous trip to Warner, Werner, and Wizbotterdad’s (a most unusual bookshop) leads to an unexpected encounter with co-worker Simon Derrick. And the surprise discovery of a ticket for a truly one-of-a-kind Christmas Ball.

Every year, the matchmaking booksellers of the Sage Street bookshop host an enchanting, old-fashioned Christmas Ball for the romantic matches they’ve decided to bring together.

This year, will Simon and Cora discover a perfect chemistry in their opposite personalities and shared faith? Or will the matchmakers’ best laid plans end up ruining everything this holiday?

This book was a cute little novella, reading about this Christmas story, just makes me want it to be December, even when it’s the spring. The main characters were Simon and Cora, which I could relate to none of them. They both have family problems, or different ones. They are the two kindest people in the book, which is what I really like in the book. It makes my heart reading parts of the story. I loved this book it was heart warming and lovely. I would recommend to anyone who loves, enchanted ball, dresses, wizards and most of all family.

Also check out Donita K Pauls other books, and other goodies. http://www.donitakpaul.com/

I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review
~Kellie

Nick of Time: Review

Nick of Time by Tim Downs

Tying the knot may be the toughest thing Nick Polchak has ever tried to do.

Nick Polchak is comfortable with bugs. Their world is orderly. He knows where he stands and exactly how to interpret the signs they give him. But a fiancée and an upcoming wedding? Not so much.

That's why—a mere four days before the nuptials—Nick finds himself driving to Philadelphia for the monthly meeting of the Vidocq society. Being among a group of forensic professionals consulting on cold cases will surely allow him to feel useful and normal.

But while there he discovers that a close friend has been murdered . . . and in classic Nick style, begins to follow the trail of evidence rather than returning to his fiancée. Fearing that his one-track mind won't lead him home by Saturday, Alena and three of her dogs go to track him down.

When she finally finds him, nothing is as Alena expected . . . because the twists in this case will surprise even the most dedicated Bug Man fans.

What can I say about the 6th bug man novel? Besides it being a great book, and something I couldn’t put down. I’ve read all the books in the bug man series, the last one not being very promising. Nick of Time was the same as always fast pace, interesting and always completed with a giant load of sarcasm. Nicholas Polchak, entertained me with his sarcasm for everything. The book itself was full of twists and turns, and something so unexpected it made me gasp. This book revived my love for this series.  I cannot wait for the next in the series.

I was given this book by booksneeze (booksneeze.com).
~Kellie