Friday, January 27, 2012

Lord John and the Scottish Prisoner by Diana Gabaldon

Lord John and the Scottish Prisoner (Lord John Grey, #3)Lord John and the Scottish Prisoner by Diana Gabaldon

My rating: 4 of 5 stars







In this highly-anticipated new novel, Diana Gabaldon brings back one of her most compelling characters: the unforgettable Lord John Grey - soldier, gentleman, and no mean hand with a blade. Set in the heart of the eighteenth century, Lord John's world is one of mystery and menace. Diana Gabaldon brilliantly weaves together the strands of Lord John's secret and public lives.

Hardcover, UK, 560 pages

Expected publication: October 25th 2012 by Delacorte Press (first published November 29th 2011)

ISBN

1409135195 (ISBN13: 9781409135197)

edition language

English

original title

Lord John and the Scottish Prisoner

series

Lord John Grey #3



My Thoughts...



I just love Gabaldons books. From the very first she made you love the characters that are in her books. Even though this series is separate from her Outlander series she mentions another characters from previous books all the time as Jamie reminisces about the people part of his life.This is Jamie and Greys story. Jamie is an indentured servant(do to the war ) and working for a Lord in England when Greys brother Hal the Duke has him brought to him in secret as he has a mission he wants him to accomplish with his brother uncovering a traitorous spy bringing him to justice.Working together is going to be very uncomfortable for both men. Grey has feelings for Jamie and Jamie knows it but, chooses to ignore them.Jamie is between a rock and a hard place and cannot say no. They own him at this point and he has no choice but to help. A Scotsman and a Lord in his own right living among the hated English with torn loyalties. Missing his wife and child Claire who he sent through the stones before the war.A son he has but, can't claim as his own ways upon his mind. He an Grey start there adventure wrought with danger and intrigue. No only do they have to dodge bullets but Jamie needs to watch Grey back carefully as someone is out to serious hurt him and his family. Learning to like one another and perhaps form a friendship and work together to catch the spy bring him to justice. But,that easier said then done. Nothing goes as planned as we all no with missions. Tons of twists and turns along the way. Surprise endings and secrets kept and not spoken. And you so felt Jamie's pain for his loses and most of all the love of his missing wife Claire was tugging at your heart strings.Looking forward to the next adventure.





The Amaranth EnchantmentThe Amaranth Enchantment by Julie Berry

The Amaranth EnchantmentThe Amaranth Enchantment by Julie Berry

My rating: 5 of 5 stars







A delightful fairytale by a lyrical new voice.

When Lucinda Chapdelaine was a small child, her parents left for the royal ball and never returned. Ever since, Lucinda has been stuck in perpetual servitude at her evil aunt’s jewelry store. Then, on the very same day, a mysterious visitor and an even more bizarre piece of jewelry both enter the shop, setting in motion a string of twists and turns that will forever alter Lucinda’s path. In this magical story filled with delightful surprises, Lucinda will dance at the royal ball, fall under the Amaranth Witch’s spell, avenge her parents’ death, and maybe—just maybe—capture the heart of a prince.

Hardcover, 320 pages

Published March 3rd 2009 by Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN

1599903342 (ISBN13: 9781599903347)

edition language

English

original title

The Amaranth Enchantment

characters

Peter Augustus Duchene, Lucinda Chapdelaine, Prince Gregor

literary awards

William Allen White Children's Book 2011- Nominee (2011)



My Thoughts....



I thought this was a cute story.Lucinda parents vanished and she became a the ward of her Aunt and Uncle who treated her more like a servant than a nice.

They make Lucinda work in there bookstore were she encountered a stranger and on that same day a piece of magical jewelry appears.Lucinda later does a good deed for a young boy Peter and gives him shelter where he in turns picks her pocket and steals the jewel. She later encounters the Amaranth witch on her quest for learning about the mystical jewel and possible solving the mystery surrounding her parents disappearance she then learns that the which is seeking it and gives her the gold to buy the jewel back. Lucinda then has to track down the young boy Peter to get back what she stole from him on learning that he has already pawn the jewel to the Prince. She hires him to teach her to become a pickpocket in order to steal the jewel back. To unlikely people join forces to get the jewel back and avenge her parents death. Peter and Lucinda encounter quite a few twist and turns along the way that lead to a good mystery to solve.After the mystery is solved Lucinda may after all be free of that wicked Aunt of hers, solve the death of her parents and avenge them and may perhaps fall in love with a Prince and have a Happily Ever After ....Book was fast paced and and easy and interesting read and worth adding to your to Read pile. This is a first time read for me from this author and she did not disappoint.





Eternal Hunter (Night Watch, #1) by Cynthai Eden

Eternal Hunter (Night Watch, #1)Eternal Hunter by Cynthai Eden

My rating: 5 of 5 stars









Cynthia Eden delves into the dark realms of the Others, where desires and dangerous games await the unsuspecting in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.



Assistant DA Erin Jerome has a secret. Make that two. One: She’s not entirely human–she’s Other, desperately trying to keep her supernatural strength under wraps. Two: she’s got a killer stalking her–an Other rogue set on “gifting” her bloody corpses, not to mention nights lying awake in terror. Small wonder she’s been having bad luck with men.



But the bounty hunter on her new case isn’t worried about any of that. Jude Donovan is a shapeshifter himself, and the new DA’s midnight hair and addictive scent tell him all he thinks he needs to know: She’s gorgeous, she’s definitely not human, and she’s bringing out the animal in him in a really good way. He might have to track a psychotic Other stalker through half of Louisiana. But he might also get the chance to watch Erin’s wild side come out and play.



Paperback, 352 pages

Published July 2010 by Kensington Brava (first published December 18th 2009)

ISBN

0758234287 (ISBN13: 9780758234285)

original title

Eternal Hunter

url

http://www.cynthiaeden.com/books/eternal...
series

Night Watch #1



My Thoughts....



I really enjoyed this book. This is the first time read for me of Cynthia Edens books and won't be the last. Like her style of writing. This book was very fast paced that kept you interested. Erin hired a Bounty Hunter Jude who is a notorious bounty hunter who is a shape-shifter who turns into a deadly tiger who is hired to track and killer and who is also stalking Erin. The attraction between Erin and Jude is forming almost from the get go and is very intense.Erin although hesitant tries to fight her attraction from Jude as she is hiding a secret that she does not want uncover.But who can fight the attraction not her.Once Erinn's home as invade and she terrorized she flees to Jude arms where the start the quest together to solve this puzzle and crime. A lot of twists and turns and the ending had me guessing but I didn't really have a clue the book after all ended it was a surprise ending which made the book more exciting ! A must read for your To Read Pile...