Sunday, December 4, 2011

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

It's Monday! - What Are You Reading? is hosted weekly on Mondays 
by Sheila from "One Person's Journey"

Post the books you read last week, books currently reading, and books you plan on finishing this week.

Books I Read This Week:
"Raising Kane" By: Lorelei James

     When a patch of ice sends attorney Ginger Paulson head-over-high-heels down a flight of stairs, she has no one to care for her young son and her invalid father—until lethally sexy Kane McKay shows up at the hospital, determined to prove his cowboy chivalry. Past experience has inoculated her against take-charge men, but even Ginger isn’t immune to Kane’s invasive charm and Built Ford Tough body.
      For two years rancher Kane McKay has followed the Little Buddies mentoring program’s cardinal rule—hands off his Little Buddy Hayden’s mama. But one look at Ginger’s bruised body and Kane is through watching the stubborn woman take care of everyone but herself. The feisty, curvy redhead needs his help, and he’ll give her the hands-on type whether she likes it or not.
      After Kane throws out doctor’s orders and issues his own demands—her full sexual submission—Ginger realizes Kane’s caring nature extends beyond just fulfilling her physical needs.
Can the former hell-raiser convince the gun-shy single mom to look beyond his past…toward a shared future?

"Christmas Secret" 
By: Donna VanLiere
When a struggling young single mother saves the life of an elderly woman, she sets into motion a series of events that will test her strength, loyalty, and determination, all the while setting her on the path to finding true love. Christine Eisley is the mother of seven-year-old Zach and five-year-old Haley. Her ex-husband provides little, if any, child support and makes life difficult for Christine by using the children as pawns. She works long hours as a waitress to make ends meet, but her job is in jeopardy because she’s often late to work due to the unreliable teenaged sitters she’s forced to use. When Christine saves the life of a woman who works in Wilson’s department store, the owner of Wilson’s wants to find her, to thank her, but Christine has disappeared, losing another job once again. He sets his grandson, Jason, to the task of finding the mysterious “Christy.” Jason, an accountant by trade who has lost his job to downsizing, thinks he is “above” working at Wilson’s. Soon, he discovers that this new task gives him more than he bargains for. 

What I am currently reading:
"The Guernsey Literary 

and Potato Peel Pie Society" 

By: Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
“I wonder how the book got to Guernsey? Perhaps there is some sort of secret homing instinct in books that brings them to their perfect readers.” 

January 1946: London is emerging from the shadow of the Second World War, and writer Juliet Ashton is looking for her next book subject. Who could imagine that she would find it in a letter from a man she’s never met, a native of the island of Guernsey, who has come across her name written inside a book by Charles Lamb….

As Juliet and her new correspondent exchange letters, Juliet is drawn into the world of this man and his friends—and what a wonderfully eccentric world it is. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society—born as a spur-of-the-moment alibi when its members were discovered breaking curfew by the Germans occupying their island—boasts a charming, funny, deeply human cast of characters, from pig farmers to phrenologists, literature lovers all.

Juliet begins a remarkable correspondence with the society’s members, learning about their island, their taste in books, and the impact the recent German occupation has had on their lives. Captivated by their stories, she sets sail for Guernsey, and what she finds will change her forever.

Written with warmth and humor as a series of letters, this novel is a celebration of the written word in all its guises, and of finding connection in the most surprising ways.

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  1. Oh my goodness, the Lorelei James books are ADDICTIVE, huh? They should come with a warning like cigarette packets!

  2. I loved the Guernsey xxxx Society! (The name is too long to write though :/) I hope you enjoy it!

  3. I love the title of that book, so intriguing!

  4. I love Guernsey; it's on my favorites shelf! Enjoy your week!

  5. Potato Peal Pie is so good.... enjoy your week :)

  6. Christmas Secret sounds good and I hope you enjoy The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society - I enjoyed it!

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd oUt

  7. I need to sit down and read Guernsey this coming year! Here is my list for this coming week. Have a safe and pleasant week!

  8. Guernsey is a fabulous read, perfect for this hectic time of year!

    Here's my It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

  9. This is my first time visiting your blog, love your template (and blog name). :)

    I hope you enjoy Guernsey! My book club read it a few years ago, it's a lovely novel. If Border's website is still up... there is a book club discussion with the author. Try to listen after you finish the book, it's great.

    Have a wonderful week.

  10. They all sound so good...especially The Christmas Secret.

    I also enjoyed the Guernsey book...have a great week, and thanks for visiting my blog.

  11. Stopping by from It's Monday meme

    Guernsey is a lovely read. :)

    Have a great reading week.


  12. I have been looking for a few good Christmas books, I will have to check out the Christmas Secret. :)

  13. Guernsey was a favourite read a few years ago, hope you love it as much as I did.
    Have a wonderful week and happy reading :)

  14. All the books you read or are about to read sound so good!

    Have a great week!