Writing is a dream come true for me. Reading was something that helped me escape unpleasant things in life. Being able to blog about books that transport me to different times and places, well that's another dream come true.
The Black Eagle Inn is a fabulously written story about family dynamics. Germany's history post World War II is front and center in this story which shows the trials of a family that owns a country inn and farm. The family and the country deal with the acceptance of homosexuality in such a way that you will remember this story for a very long time.
As is his style, Christoph handles the topic with dignity and class.
5 Stars for Dog Days of Summer.
I received a copy from the author for an honest review.
"With a voice hoarse and dry, Jeremiah said, Here's how it's going to go. We'll go over things with Ricky and Janice so tomorrow will run smooth. Then, we're leaving together and tonight we're going to be together. No more of you avoiding me. I want you Joci and you want me. Stop this frustrating, ridiculous game of cat and mouse you've been playing this past year. It serves no purpose. I will have you tonight."
Jeremiah (Dog) Sheppard is a Marine Corp Gulf War veteran. He has raised his twin sons alone and runs his very successful Rolling Thunder Motorcycles, Inc.
Joci is a biker chick who runs her own marketing business and has raised her son alone. Having been cheated on in two former relationships, she steers clear of men. Understandably, she doesn't want to get hurt again.
Dog fell for Joci the first time he saw her. Joci, too, was attracted to Dog, but had turned him down on the several occasions he asked her out. He knew in his heart that one day she would have to give in; in the meantime, he would be patient.
As they are drawn together for a yearly veterans ride charity event, they are forced to face their pasts.
Can they build a future together? You'll have to read to find out.
I couldn't stop reading this book once I started. The characters are relatable and I found myself cheering for them every step of the way. There are some familial elements in Dog's family that makes the reading even more enjoyable.
I recommend this to all readers age 18+.
When you meet your one true love, but you let fear tear you apart, life is never as it should be. Nicolo and Heather share a heart, but, for the life of them, they let fear take over. Can they finally stay together?
Troubled times and interesting characters make Sebastian a page turner. Written in a complex period of Austrian history, you follow the life of a Jewish family making their life in Vienna. Life is especially tough for Sebastian. Beautifully written.
Heart warming and heart wrenching, The Luck of the Weissenteiners is a story that will stay with you long after you put the book down. This is not the holocaust you think you know. A totally different view from families who didn't live in concentration camps but were also not necessarily free. Must read.
The Master's Plan is a wonderful story that provoked strong emotions and forced me to think about my own purpose. Witty banter, church politics and so much more. Great book!
Hot tempers, Christmas music, holiday food and a beautiful story about the magic of Christmas. Perfect!
"Tree Roads" by Murielle Cyr was a powerful thought-provoking look at prejudice and opinions. A must read.
You will enjoy reading the escapades of Arielle and Sebastian. Come and join them through France, falling in love and thwarting danger at every turn.
Arielle finds that returning home from her time travels alters Sebastian's memory of her. Did she make a huge mistake in going back in time? The Russians who want to destroy Sebastian's company will stop at nothing to get what they want, that could mean, killing Arielle. Find out what happens.
Arielle is once again a very busy lady. She gets to experience traveling back in time, meeting Sebastian as a mortal man, and attend a ball. But, trouble follows Arielle, even back in a time she never lived. Did she open a door that was better left closed?
As Eva and Ian lay dying, Troy makes a decision that changes their lives - forever. Arielle needs to break the news while also fighting the danger that stalks her. Will her new immortal friends be able to help her ward off the evil that would like to destroy her?
Arielle and Sebastian travel to the South of France to spend time learning of his family history and spending time with friends. However, the nasty immortal Annabel will not rest while Sebastian and Arielle are together. This book is full of danger, magic and evil. Follow along as Arielle, her friends and Sebastian need to call on all their friends to defeat the evil that lurks among them.
"The Clay Lion" by Amalie Jahn is a book that will stay with you for a long time after you put the book down.
Have you ever wanted to go back in time and change something that happened? What if you could only go back one time? How would that change your present?
Charmingly written with characters that you will feel are your own family. Don't miss out.