Monday, June 30, 2014

Brood of Bones by AE Marling

This is the story of a lonely woman who never learned tact and does not like her job as an Elder Enchantress. She is weighed down by having to wear many dresses. The author did not explain why. The woman, Hiresha, has come to Morimound because she wanted to visit the man she had wished to marry when she was a girl. Her old teacher called out to her. Sri was imprisoned for being pregnant. Hiresha notices that all of the women and girls of child bearing age were pregnant. She gets Sri released and figures out through her magic that the child Sri is carrying is made of bone only. Something is wrong here. She needs to figure who is doing this and why. She is assisted by the Lord of the Feast. They figure out who is the Soultrapper. But will they be able to save the people and the town?

This was a well written book but I did not get into the story until the end. This is not my favorite genre to read. I got this book for free from amazon.

From the author:
Cursed with endless drowsiness, Enchantress Hiresha sleeps more than she lives. Since she never has had a chance to raise a family, she sometimes feels like every woman is pregnant except for her. This time, she is right.
From virgin to grandmother, all the women in her city have conceived. One unexpected pregnancy is a drama; fifty thousand is citywide hysteria.
A lurking sorcerer drains power from the unnatural pregnancies, and Hiresha must track him by his magic. Unfortunately, her cultured education in enchantment ill equips her to understand his spellcraft, which is decidedly less than proper. The only person uncivilized enough to help is the Lord of the Feast, a dangerous yet charming illusionist. Associating with him may imperil Hiresha’s city, yet refusing his help will allow the sorcerer to leech godlike power from the mass births.
To get a "Look Inside", click here.

Pages: 357
Published: 2011

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini

This is the first book in the Starcrossed series. Helen hates to be noticed and when she is she gets stomach cramps. She is beautiful and stronger than others. She loves her father and her best friend Claire.   Her mother left when she was little. The summer before her junior year weird things start happening to her. She has strange dreams and sees three weird looking women all the time. Everyone on Nantucket is gossiping about the new family that moved to the island. On the first day of school, Helen attacks one the of new boys named Lucas. She does not know why she did it.  What is wrong with her? Things only get stranger as time goes on. Finally, she finds out just who and what she is.

I loved this story. Helen and Lucas are a great couple. I liked how the story was not the usual YA romance. I liked the mythology a lot.

From the author:
Helen Hamilton has always tried to hide how different she is—no easy feat on an island as small as Nantucket, and only getting harder as she finds herself haunted by hallucinations and vivid nightmares.
It's not until she crosses paths with Lucas Delos at school that Helen's true heritage is finally revealed. Yet even as Lucas helps her awaken to her startling powers, they can never be together—not unless they can break free from the tragic destiny the Three Fates have in store.
Read a sample here.

Pages: 487
Published: 2011

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Countdown Challenge

Here's a challenge from All Challenges All The Time on goodreads.

Countdown Challenge
Timeframe: July 1 ~ Feb 24, 2015


A big thanks to the Crazy Challenge Connection group for allowing us to use some of their tasks of their own version of this challenge.

To complete the challenge, please complete these tasks

1. Read 20 books whose cover is your favorite color - blue
     1. Whispering Rock by Robyn Carr
    2. And Justice There Is None by Deborah Crombie
    3. The Wanderer by Robyn Carr
    4. The Darkest Hour by Maya Banks
    5. Flip-Flopped by Jill Smolinski 
     6. Promise Canyon by Robyn Carr
    7. Starry Night by Debbie Macomber
    8. Beneath the Texas Sky by Jodi Thomas
    9. Hidden Summit by Robyn Carr
    10. Redwood Bend by Robyn Carr
    11. Out of the Blue by JoAnn Ross
    12. A Nantucket Christmas by Nancy Thayer
    13. Blue Skies by Robyn Carr
    14. A Perfect Storm by Lori Foster
    15. Midnight Secrets by Ella Grace
    16. One in a Million by Susan Mallery
    17. Take a Breath by Jaimie Roberts
    18. Risky Business by Nora Roberts
    19. The Rising by Kelley Armstrong
    20. Love Me Once, Love Me Twice by Sandy Sullivan

2. Read 19 books in your favorite genre - Mystery/Cozy Mystery
     1. Murder and Marinara by Rosie Genova
    2. Midnight Crossroad by Charlaine Harris
    3. Spirit Dances by C.E. Murphy
    4. Naked In Death by JD Robb
    5. Out of the Storm by JoAnn Ross
    6. Glory In Death by JD Robb
    7. Lending a Paw by Laurie Cass
    8. Water Like A Stone by Deborah Crombie
    9. Where Memories Lie by Deborah Crombie
  10. Ceremony In Death by JD Robb
  11. Necessary As Blood by Deborah Crombie
  12. The Sound of Broken Glass by Deborah Crombie
  13.To Dwell In Darkness by Deborah Crombie
  14. Guidebook To Murder by Lynn Cahoon
  15. Vengeance In Death by JD Robb
  16. Holiday In Death by JD Robb
   17. Ghost Layer 1/14/15
   18. Conspiracy in Death 1/27/15
   19. Designated Daughters 2/24/15

3. Read 18 books that are part of a series
    1.  Blossom Street Brides by Debbie Macomber
    2. The Summer Wind by Mary Alice Monroe
    3. Rumor Has It by Jill Shalvis
    4. Take A Chance by Abbi Glines
    5. Air Bound by Christine Feehan
    6. Virgin River by Robyn Carr
    7. A Virgin River Christmas by Robyn Carr
    8. Conspiracy Game by Christine Feehan
    9. Then Came You by Jill Shalvis
   10. Hard As You Can by Laura Kaye
   11. Once Bitten, Twice Burned by Cynthia Eden
   12. Hope Ignites by Jaci Burton
   13. 50 Harbor Street by Debbie Macomber
   14. Deep in the Valley by Robyn Carr
   15. Sweet Filthy Boy by Christina Lauren
   16. Deception Cove by Jayne Ann Krentz
   17. The Newcomer by Robyn Carr
   18. Magic on the Storm by Devon Monk

4. Read 17 books by New-To-you authors
     1. The Frog Prince by Jane Porter
     2. Flirting With Italian by Liz Fielding
     3. Chasing Charlie by Kathy Carmichael
     4. The Complete Philadelphia Series Books 1-4 by Taryn Plendl
     5. Hope Flames by Jaci Burton
     6. Burn For Me by Cynthia Eden
     7. Champagne and Lemon Drops by Jean Oram
     8. Blackberry Winter by Sarah Jio
     9. The House on Mermaid Point by Wendy Wax
   10. Vintage by Susan Gloss
   11. Determinism  by L.K. Collins
   12. Kitty and The Midnight Hour by Carrie Vaughn
   13. Up at Butternut Lake by Mary McNear
   14. How to Run With a Naked Werewolf by Molly Harper
   15. Cora's Heart by Rachael Herron
   16. Reckless by Skye Jordan
   17.  Driven by K Bromberg
5. Read 16 books of your choice
    1. Head Over Heels by Jill Shalvis
   2. Sunrise Point by Robyn Carr
   3. My Kind of Christmas by Robyn Carr
   4.  Four Friends by Robyn Carr
   5. Starting Now by Debbie Macomber
   6. Lucky in Love by Jill Shalvis
   7.  At Last by Jill Shalvis
   8. Ghost Walk by Heather Graham
   9. All Summer Long by Susan Mallery
   10. The Next Always by Nora Roberts
   11. Three Little Words by Susan Mallery
   12. Two of a Kind by Susan Mallery
   13. Taking It All by Maya Banks
   14. Chick With A Charm by Vicki Lewis Thompson
   15. Crashed by K Bromberg
   16. Raced by K Bromberg

6. Read 15 books from your GR friend's book shelves. 
     1. Fueled by K Bromberg
    2. Sweet Seduction by Maya Banks
    3. Meet Me in Silicon Valley by Anita Claire
    4. Sweet Persuasion by Maya Banks
    5. Sweet Surrender by Maya Banks
    6. Somebody's Angel by Kallypso Masters
    7. Nobody's Hero by Kallypso Masters
    8. Nobody's Perfect by Kallypso Masters
    9. Lord of Darkness by Elizabeth Hoyt
    10. Sweet Addiction by Maya Banks
    11. Sweet Temptation by Maya Banks
    12. Sweet Possession by Maya Banks
    13. Scandalous Desires by Elizabeth Hoyt
    14. Thief of Shadows by Elizabeth Hoyt
    15. Notorious Pleasures by Elizabeth Hoyt

7. Read 14 books by female authors
     1. Fallen Too Far by Abbi Glines
     2. Never Too Far by Abbi Glines
     3. Forever Too Far by Abbi Glines
     4. Twisted Perfection by Abbi Glines
     5. True Love by Jude Deveraux
     6. Theirs To Keep by Maya Banks
     7. The Enchanted Land by Jude Deveraux
     8. Forever and a Day by Jill Shalvis
     9. Rush Too Far by Abbi Glines
     10. Simple Perfection by Abbi Glines
     11. Lost Voices by Sarah Porter
     12. Unravel Me by Christie Ridgway
     13.Temptation Ridge by Robyn Carr
     14. Paradise Valley by Robyn Carr

8. Read 13 books by male authors
    1. Doing Hard Time by Stuart Woods
    2. Unintended Consequences by Stuart Woods
    3. Standup Guy by Stuart Woods
    4. Carnal Curiosity by Stuart Woods
    5. Cut and Thrust by Stuart Woods
    6. Young Love Lost by Doug Burris
    7. Zero Day by David Baldacci
    8. Paris Match by Stuart Woods
    9. Somebody Owes Me Money by Donald E Westlake
  10. The Cutie by Donald E Westlake
  11. The Chill by Ross MacDonald
  12. Worth Dying For by Lee Child
  13. Rat Race by Dick Francis

9. Read 12 books set in the U.S.
    1. Shelter Mountain by Robyn Carr
    2. The Hero by Robyn Carr
    3. Forbidden Falls by Robyn Carr
    4. The Chance by Robyn Carr
    5. Angel's Peak by Robyn Carr
    6. Swimming Lessons by Mary Alice Monroe
    7. Midnight Kiss by Robyn Carr, Jean Brashear, Victoria Dahl
    8. Moonlight Road by Robyn Carr
    9. Hard As It Gets by Laura Kaye
    10. Harvest Moon by Robyn Carr
    11. Bring Me Home For Christmas by Robyn Carr
    12. The Promise by Robyn Carr

10. Read 11 book set in a country other the U.S.
        1. Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger
      2. A Lady's Honor by Laurie Alice Eakes
        3. Fall From India Place by Samantha Young
      4. The Last Lord of the Moors by Isabella Brooke
      5. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
      6. Scandal in Skibbereen by Sheila Connolly
      7. The Book of Life by Deborah Harkness
      8. Never Seduce a Scot by Maya Banks
      9. Anybody Out There by Marian Keyes
      10. Still Midnight by Denise Mina
      11. Wicked Intentions by Elizabeth Hoyt

11. Read 10 books from your favorite author(s)
     1. The Hurricane Sisters by Dorothea Benton Frank
     2. Second Chance Pass by Robyn Carr
     3.  Just Over the Mountain by Robyn Carr
     4. Simply Irresistible by Jill Shalvis
     5. The Sweetest Thing by Jill Shalvis
     6. While It Lasts by Abbi Glines
     7. Sometimes It Lasts by Abbi Glines
     8. Spirit of the Season by Heather Graham
     9. Just For Now by Abbi Glines
     10. Because of Low by Abbi Glines
12. Read 9 books that are one- word titles
     1. Manhunting by Jennifer Crusie
     2. Afterburn/Aftershock by Sylvia Day 2 novellas in one book
     3. Taken by Kelli Maine
     4. Elusive by Sara Rosett
     5. Breathe by Abbi Glines
     6. Fatalism by LK Collins
     7. Essentialism by LK Collins
     8. Misbehaving by Abbi Glines
     9. Rebel by Skye Jordan

13. Read 8 books that will help you complete a task for another challenge
      1. Between, Georgia by Joshilyn Jackson
      2. Hawkes Harbor by SE Hinton
      3. Shadow Spell by Nora Roberts
      4. The Matchmaker by Elin Hilderbrand
      5. Out of the Mist by JoAnn Ross
      6. I Only Have Eyes For You by Bella Andre
      7.  Save the Date by Mary Kay Andrews
      8.  Dirty Sexy Knitting by Christie Ridgway

14. Read 7 books that you have been putting off for some reason
        1. See Jane Run by Joy Fielding 
        2. Magic Bites by Ilona Andrews
      3. Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning
      4. Airs Above The Ground by Mary Stewart
      5. In the Still of the Night by Ann Rule
      6. Spitfire by Carla Doolin
      7. The Witch With No Name Kim Harrison 1/29/15

15. Read 6 books with a cover you consider beautiful
     1. Down By the River by Robyn Carr
     2. Wild Man Creek by Robyn Carr
     3. Morning Light by Catherine Anderson
     4. Back on Blossom Street by Debbie Macomber
     5. A Summer in Sonoma by Robyn Carr
     6. The Knitting Diaries

16. Read 5 books that are less than 125 pgs
     1. Blue Bloods: The Graphic Novel
     2. Under the Christmas Tree by Robyn Carr
     3. Yours For Christmas by Susan Mallery
     4. A Kiss Is Just A Kiss by Linda Barlow
     5. Kent Aston's Back Story by Ruth Ann Nordin

17. Read 4 books that are 400+ pages
      1. Hidden Currents by Christine Feehan pages 441
    2. Water Bound by Christine Feehan pages 443
    3. Spirit Bound by Christine Feehan pages 404
    4. The Collector by Nora Roberts pages 483

18. Read 3 books that are in-between novellas of series. The books have to have the .5 in their place in the series.
Hope Smolders by Jaci Burton  both from Hot Summer Nights 9/1/14
Perfect Stranger by Carly Phillips 
After Dead by Charlaine Harris

19. Read 2 books that you tried before but gave up on
We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson
Fashionably Dead by Robyn Peterman

20. Read 1 book whose title has 5 words or more 
Demon Hunting in the Deep South by Lexi George

A CUPPA TEA Reading Challenge

I found another fun challenge from Crazy Challenge Connection/Misfit Challenges on goodreads.
Timeframe 7/1/14 to 9/30/14

Is coffee not your favorite beverage? Does a hot cup of cocoa leave you cold? Try quenching your thirst (for knowledge) with some facts about one of the world's most popular drinks.

1. Read a book with 2, 7 or 3 in the total number of pages. 
The Frog Prince by Jane Porter 371 pages

2. Read the 2nd book in a series OR with water on the cover . The Summer Wind by Mary Alice Monroe

3. Read a book set in New York .
Velvet Whispers by Joan Elizabeth Lloyd

4. Read a book that takes place in the hot weather.
Simple Perfection by Abbi Glines

5.  Read a book with a character in a blue-collar job. Waitress
Fallen Too Far by Abbi Glines

6. Read set in Boston.
See Jane Run by Joy Fielding 

7. Read a book set in a different country from your own. This book is set in London and I live in the US.
Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger

8.  Read a book that has a “sweet” character. 
Rumor Has It by Jill Shalvis

9. Read a book that  is set on a farm.
Air Bound by Christine Feehan

10. Read a book that has a mouth on the cover.
Twisted Perfection by Abbi Glines

11. Read a book with a character named  Victoria.
True Love by Jude Deveraux

12.Read a book in which a character is energetic.  The Matchmaker by Elin Hilderbrand

♦ Please sign up by posting at least a partial list of the challenge requirements. This gives us a post to link you to, which you can use to update your books as the challenge progresses. 

♦ Unless otherwise noted, books must be at least 150 pages long. Books may only be used for one task in this challenge, but cross-challenge posting is encouraged :) Re-reads are allowed, as long as you read the entire book and not simply skim through it.

♦ For each book you read, please post a link to the title, and indicate the author and the date you finished reading it. If a challenge task gives several options, please make it clear which option you’ve chosen. If the task calls for an item on the cover, include a link to the book cover. If it’s not obvious from the book title or cover, be sure to explain how your book fits the task. If you don’t, you won’t get credit for completing that task. 
* If you don’t know how to post a link to the book title, cover or author, see the instructions here: 
Add a link to the book title, book cover and/or author 

♦ When you complete the challenge, please post your entire list as a new message to make it easier for everyone to see what you’ve read :) If you don’t repost your list, your name will not be added to the list of those who have completed the challenge. 

Dreaming in Color by Charlotte Vale Allen

This is the story of three women. Bobby is a battered and sexually abused wife. She decides that she and her six year old daughter, Penny, need to leave home because her husband has started hitting Penny. She drives to Connecticut and finds a job working for Eva. Bobby takes care of Eva's Aunt Alma, who had a stroke on her left side. Bobby and Penny grow to love Alma very quickly. Eva is a little different. She is a long time widow with a college age daughter. She is a writer. Eva has a hard time with Bobby because she remembers her friend Deborah who was also a battered wife. Will these women be able to get along and help each other?

I liked this story. Bobby's story was very sad. It was wonderful to see her fit right in at Alma's house and have a loving relationship with her. She grows so much by being away from her husband.

From the author:
The moving story of three remarkable women--one physically abused, one depressed by age and infirmity, and one temporarily derailed from her life's purpose--who meet and are profoundly changed.
When Bobby Salton runs away from her violently abusive husband, Joe, taking her six-year-old daughter Penny with her, she knows she is fleeing for her life but has no idea where she is going. Her wish to see the ocean leads her to the Connecticut shore, and a help-wanted ad takes her to the home of Eva Rule and her aunt, Alma Ogilvie.
Bobby bears both the mental and physical scars of her beatings and Eva, independent and self-possessed, is both fascinated and repelled by the victim she sees before her. Ultimately, it is the ebullient, precocious Penny who gains them a place in the household by winning the heart of Alma, a stern but loving retired teacher who has been incapacitated by a stroke.
The unexpected--and sometimes unwanted--emotions aroused by Bobby's entrance into the household haunts the women's dreams and private thoughts. But whereas Eva and Alma are stalked by the past, Bobby is pursued by fears of Joe, an unseen but ever-present danger. Penny, finally, is the catalyst who breaks down the barriers each of the three has built around herself.



She stayed where she was even after the front door slammed. Sometimes he came back. So she waited until she heard the car go roaring off down the street. Then she sat up against the cupboard door, looking around at the mess. She hadn't cried this time, hadn't tried to reason with him, or to defend herself. It hadn't made a difference.
Her face hurt. So did her hips and the backs of her thighs, where he'd kicked her. She looked at the spaghetti sauce splattered on the wall, the pieces of broken plate, the chair lying on its side by the sink. Spaghetti all over the floor, some of it mashed into the linoleum.
Her heart wouldn't slow down. It kept rapping too fast in her chest. She had to breathe through her mouth and it made her lips sting. Blood ran down her chin, dropped into her lap. Penny had slept through it this time, thank God. Last time she'd come running in and Joe had slapped her, sent her flying all the way into the hall. It was bad enough the things he did to her but she couldn't let him start hitting Penny. And if she'd awakened this time, he'd've hit her again. Next time, though, she might come running in and Joe would hurt her. That couldn't be allowed to happen. It was one thing for him to hit her. She was used to it by now. But Penny was only six years old; she hadn't done anything wrong; she deserved better.
She staggered into the bathroom, ran cold water in the sink, and bathed her face. No more, she thought, her heart still going too fast. If she didn't take Penny and get out of there he'd wind up killing both of them.
She ran to the bedroom, got the old suitcase from the back of the closet, and started shoving her clothes into it. Then, moving fast, she got the duffel bag and went to Penny's room. She wasn't going to waste any time thinking about it. They were going, and right away, before he came back.
"Honey, get up," she said softly, touching the sleeping child on the shoulder. "Get up and get dressed."
Opening her eyes, Penny murmured, "Where we goin'?"
"We're leaving. Get dressed fast as you can."
"Where we goin'?" Penny asked again, sitting on the side of the bed and watching for a moment as her mother emptied drawers, pushed clothes into the bag.
"Away," Bobby told her, running her tongue over her split lip, feeling the sting. "Get dressed now. We've gotta hurry."
"Are we running away?" Penny wanted to know, pulling her nightgown over her head.
"That's right," Bobby said, at the closet now.
"Good," Penny said, reaching for her jeans. "I hate it here. Where we goin' to?"
"I don't know," Bobby said breathlessly. "Hurry up. And don't forget Mr. Bear."
"What about Mr. Rabbit and all my other books and toys?"
"Listen." Bobby dropped down in front of her, fumbling at the buttons on Penny's shirt. "We can't take everybody, just Mr. Bear. We've got to go right away, now, before Daddy gets back. Okay?" She got up and handed the child her sweater, then grabbed the pillow and comforter off the bed. Arms laden, she tore through the house, out the back door to the car. After tossing the bedding on the back seat, she got the trunk open and threw in the duffel bag before running inside for her suitcase and their coats, Penny's boots and backpack.
Grabbing up her handbag and the keys, she did a quick check of the house. The envelope with all their important papers. She got it from the desk drawer in the living room. What else? Think! There was nothing else she wanted, and the urgency was singing in her ears. Go, go, go! She opened the freezer compartment of the refrigerator and grabbed the foil wrapped package from under the stack of frozen pizzas. Her secret savings. Nickels and quarters she'd saved for months on end, converting the change into bills until she'd amassed almost three hundred dollars, all she had in the world.
Penny was standing in the kitchen doorway, thumb in her mouth, taking in the mess.
"Come on, honey." Bobby lifted the child onto her bruised hip and picked her way through the shards of crockery, the slime of spaghetti. "We're going now."
She got Penny settled in a makeshift bed in the back, then climbed into the driver's seat and got the car started. The old Honda was falling to pieces. The valves were about shot and it had an oil leak. Just get us away from here, away from him, she prayed. Tasting blood in her mouth, she reversed out of the driveway and headed down the street. Knees shaking, hands slick on the wheel, she drove automatically. She had no idea where they were going. Just as far away from him as they could get.
"What about school?" Penny asked, startling her.
"You'll go to a new school when we get where we're going," Bobby told her. "Lie down now and go to sleep."

To read more, click here.

Pages: 410
Published: 1993

Friday, June 27, 2014

July 2014 Album of the Month: Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy

Another fun challenge from Wacky Reading Challenges on goodreads.
I remember listening to this album over and over!!

July 2014 Album of the Month:
Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy
Artist: Elton John
Date: 07/01/14 - 07/31/14

Levels of Participation
DISC ONE = 1 to 3 Tasks
DISC TWO = 4 to 6 Tasks
DISC THREE = 7+ Tasks - I choose this level

Choose a level of participation, and completed the required number of tasks. You may choose to do as much or as little of the challenge as you like. Tasks can be mixed. For example, if you choose to do the DISC ONE level (1-3 Tasks), you may choose to complete a task for numbers 1, 2, and 3, OR you may choose to do a task for numbers 2, 5, and 9.

Challenge Rules:
Books should be at least 125 pages. All formats are acceptable. Re-reads are fine as long as the book is re-read entirely during the challenge period. When updating your challenge with books read, please include the title, author and date you finished reading your book.

Again this month, using Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time and, I drew album #158 for our July 2014 Album of the Month Challenge.

This month's challenge will focus on Elton John's Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy. I hope you enjoy the challenge.

1. Ninth Studio Album: Read a book with a cowboy on the cover.
Chasing Charlie by Kathy Carmichael

2. Debuted at No. 1: Read a book with the number 1, 9, 7 or 5 in the total number of pages.
The Frog Prince by Jane Porter 371 pages

3. 500 Greatest Albums of All Time - #158: Read  a book with 4+ rating.
Fallen Too Far by Abbi Glines

4. Pinball - Cover Art: Read  a book with a character that can be described as: showy, colorful, loud, flashy, outrageous, or extravagant - Victoria
True Love by Jude Deveraux

5. Elton John: Read  a Series Book #10.
Blossom Street Brides by Debbie Macomber

6. Someone Saved My Life Tonight: Read a book where someone is "saved" from something (rescued from an accident, saved from some type of danger, etc). 
Theirs To Keep by Maya Banks

7. Tower of Babel: Read a book with a character that likes to talk.
Velvet Whispers by Joan Elizabeth Lloyd

8. Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds:  Read a book with the sky or clouds shown on the cover, OR a book with a character named Lucy.  Tropical Storm Lucy.. The Summer Wind by Mary Alice Monroe

9. Philadelphia Freedom: Read a book set in Philadelphia
The Complete Philadelphia Series Books 1-4 by Taryn Plendl

10. Book of Choice:
Forever and a Day by Jill Shalvis

July 2014 Word Search Challenge: Captain Fantastic

Here is the monthly word search from Wacky Reading Challenges on goodreads.

July 2014 Word Search Challenge:
Captain Fantastic

Date: 07/01/14 - 07/31/14

This is a word search challenge that goes along with our Album of the Month challenge for July - Elton John's "Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy".

Below is a list of words to find, and can only be found in the book. No covers or titles, please. For each word you find, provide the book title, page or location, and the sentence containing the word. You can use one book to find all the words, or as many as you like.

Challenge Rules:
Books should be at least 125 pages. All formats are acceptable. Re-reads are fine as long as the book is re-read entirely during the challenge period. When updating your challenge with books read, please include the title, author and date you finished reading your book.

List of Words  11/15

1. Fantastic Hidden Currents by Christine Feehan  p. 165 Coffee would be *FANTASTIC*. 

2. Brown  - The Frog Prince by Jane Porter  p. 15 *BROWN* lipstick, a black turtleneck, lavender circles beneath the eyes.

3. Cowboy - The Frog Prince by Jane Porter p. 97 The truth is, I like wearing my *COWBOY* boots; I like that they're not hip, not fashionable, not pretty. 

4. Dirt - True Love by Jude Deveraux  p. 161 He hates fishing, thinks all *DIRT* paths should be covered over with concrete, and endlessly bellyaches about money.

5. Captain - Hawkes Harbor by SE Hinton p. 18 "*CAPTAIN* Harvard?" Jamie said uncertainly.

6. Greatest - Lost Voices by Sarah Porter  p. 187 "And she was far and away the *GREATEST* singer I've ever heard."

7. Bright - Hawkes Harbor by SE Hinton  p. 24 It was easily 100 degrees, and a *BRIGHT* sun reflecting off the clear water, the white sand of the beach and cove, added to the heat.

8. Flamboyant - True Love by Jude Deveraux  p. 13 Victoria wasn't loud, wasn't really *FLAMBOYANT*, but when she entered a room everyone took notice.

9. Music - The Frog Prince by Jane Porter  p. 16 I don't really know what to do with salsa *MUSIC*. 

10. Artist  - Between, Georgia by Joshilyn Jackson  p. 125 The caption read, "The dying eyes of the *ARTIST* look into the camera, unafraid." 

11. Life - The Frog Prince by Jane Porter p. 3 "You have to take charge of your *LIFE*, Holly." 

12. Tower - The Frog Prince by Jane Porter  p. 288 *TOWERS.* 

13. Freedom - Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger p. 43 "Total *FREEDOM* to do what, exactly?"

14. Sky - The Frog Prince by Jane Porter  p. 275 The cab drops me off in front of the convention center as the setting sun turns the *SKY* a dark blood red. 

15. Diamonds  -  Blossom Street Brides by Debbie Macomber  p. 15 "Buying *DIAMONDS*, are we?" Lydia teased.