Lincoln in the Bardo

Lincoln in the Bardo

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I don’t know how to take this book. It takes place in 1862 during the Civil War. Willie Lincoln has died of typhoid. The President and First Lady are mourning there son and all the men dying in the war. That is when it gets into the ghosts in the cemetery.

The reviews are mixed. It seems to be one of those books that you either love it or hate it.

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Sourdough Creek

 

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Cassie Angel has always taken care of herself and loved an adventure. So, she strikes out on an adventure in California. That is until Sam Ridgeway show up and claims to be a friend of her uncle. She has no idea he wants something from her.

*****What I Thought About This Book*****
This book wasn’t bad but it wasn’t great either. There were times when it seemed the author was adding filler to make it longer. The best character was the little sister, Josephine, and she was left behind with people Cassie had just met a couple of days before. Cassie was a little on the dense side but I liked Sam, even though he could have been a little bit smarter also.

 

Gold Rush Brides: The Beginning

Gold Rush Brides The Beginning

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Miss Delilah Price does NOT need a man!

Delilah arrives in San Franciso to learn the man who sent for her as a mail order bride is nowhere to be found. She did not want to go back to her father’s house or endure the trip back to Boston. She decided to stay and make it on her own.

Jack Dalton is having a good time spending the money he earned from the gold he found in Nevada. He has his money and he has no intention of settling down.

When Delilah’s dream is threatened Jack steps up to help. Before he knows it they are partners. Can they learn to trust each other?

*****What I Thought About This Book*****

There was no sex or smut in this book but it was a good story. It was different from most romance books. Delilah was smart, capable and determined. She made up her mind about how she would support herself and she went after it.

August (Prairie Grooms, Book One)

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Duncan Cooke, The Duke of Stantham, is trying to manage his huge estate in England but he has a huge problem. He is stuck with six unwed cousins, women no man would touch for fear of losing a limb. So many strange things have happened to all who tried to court them, that they are still unwedded. So Duncan decided his hometown of Clear Creek had exactly what he needed. Men! And so with the help of his brother’s wife Sadie, he send his cousins to Clear Creek as mail order brides! He just hoped the calamity that often followed them, didn’t find its way across the sea as well.

*****What I Thought About This Book*****

The idea of this book was good but it  just didn’t make it. To begin with there were so many characters introduced at once it was hard to keep them straight. There were a few times when it was funny but they were not enough to carry the story. The author did provide a villain. He showed up a couple of times and even somewhat attacked the bride but that was all. That story line goes over to Book 2. However, this book was not interesting enough to make me want to read then next one.

The Circle Eight: Benjamin

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I finally finished my work and started on this book that I could not put down. Cowboys and tough guys are not supposed to make you cry but this one did. We first learned about Benjy in the first book of eight. The story of what happened to him was told in the 3rd when Caleb rescued his little brother. Our suspicions were confirmed in the 7th. In this book we see Benjy’s side of the story, all the shame, self doubts and misery.  We also see how strong and good he is when Grace needs his help to rescue her son from the family that tormented him as a boy. She may have had to force him in the beginning but Benjy came through for her and her son. Most of you will cry. Others will come close to crying. The rest should check to see if you still have a heart. To say I like this book is an understatement. I highly recommend you read it. I recommend you read the entire series.