So last week I moaned about my house woes and the damage my leaking roof did to my tenant's apartment, and you bloggers were so encouraging in your comments to me. Thank you so much for that! Then we got some great news!
- The insurance company called us back and decided to pay for the damage after all. Yay! That's thousands of dollars worth of repairs. What a relief.
- Then an author sent me and my son a surprise gift of Christy's Gourmet Cookies. What a delightful and yummy surprise that was in our mailbox.
- I published my 1000th post this week! Can't believe I've been blogging for over 5 years now.
- Finally, I'm out of my reading slump and have started enjoying reading again.
Michael Dunnagan was never supposed to sail on the Titanic, nor would he have survived if not for the courage of Owen Allen. Determined to carry out his promise to care for Owen’s relatives in America and his younger sister, Annie, in England, Michael works hard to strengthen the family’s New Jersey garden and landscaping business.
Annie Allen doesn’t care what Michael promised Owen. She only knows that her brother is gone—like their mother and father—and the grief is enough to swallow her whole. As Annie struggles to navigate life without Owen, Michael reaches out to her through letters. In time, as Annie begins to lay aside her anger that Michael lived when Owen did not, a tentative friendship takes root and blossoms into something neither expected. Just as Michael saves enough money to bring Annie to America, WWI erupts in Europe. When Annie’s letters mysteriously stop, Michael risks everything to fulfill his promise—and find the woman he’s grown to love—before she’s lost forever.
The very last thing on Grier McAllister’s Someday List is going back to Timbell Creek, Virginia, the town where she grew up. Timbell Creek holds too many bad memories for her, memories finally put to rest with a successful image consultant business in New York City and a hefty therapy bill. When an opportunity to choose a “Jane Austen Girl” for a visiting duke falls in her lap, the only catch that she must be from Grier’s hometown, Grier tells herself she’ll do what she needs to do and then leave it all behind for good.
But Grier doesn’t count on finding that her mother is no longer the person she used to be. She certainly doesn’t plan on falling for an old boyfriend’s really hot brother! And it isn’t long before she begins to realize Timbell Creek is not only a part of who she was, but might be a part of who she is as well.
It's 1855 and Louise Thomas, owner of a large estate in Devon is ready to fall in love, but only if she can find a man who will put up with her thirst for knowledge in the engineering and scientific world.
Read and reviewed:
When I Grow Up I Want to Be... a Teacher! by Wigu Publishing
A Delicious Surprise in Our Mailbox!
The Curiosity by Stephen P. Kiernan