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About Cat Admin

I am a happily married mother of one very active autistic child who loves reading, travelling etc. Recently i have become a Stampin'up! independent demonstrator. On this website I will be posting content on each of my blogs and these will include product/book review posts as well as general Info. posts on KatesPlace77 and craft related content on CKVcrfat&design some times these posts will just be written ones, with pictures where necessary, and others will have embedded videos associated to them.

Book Information| Hillbilly Drug Baby: The Story by Andrea Brunais

Hillbilly Drug Baby: The Story Book Cover Hillbilly Drug Baby: The Story
Andrea Brunais
Biography & Autobiography
Hillbilly Drug Baby
2018-12
PDF
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Read from 20/11/18 - 25/11/18
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2600361603?book_show_action=false&from_review_page=1

Jesse-Ray Lewis, 19, enters a West Virginia "safe house" with few possessions beyond the kerchiefs that identify him as a gang member. An aged-out foster child, he lands in Bluefield, where a charity gives him food. What follows is the personal, dramatic story of two people who intervene in the life of a homeless, drug-abusing teen with a background of violence and neglect. In their next-door suite called the safe house, they impose three rules: "No alcohol or drugs. You have to work. You have to go to school." Jesse-Ray expresses gratitude for shelter and a middle-aged couple concerned with his welfare. But what does he want? The couple struggle to determine his true motives, especially after he admits being high on meth at their first meeting. At night he writes verse reflecting trauma and violence, shame and love, even despair. Author Andrea Brunais sees more than just a street-smart boy who can write. She sees a soul who can be saved from a downward spiral. But will Jesse-Ray accept the help of strangers, as glimmers of hope expressed in his writings suggest? Will the couple succeed in steering him toward a new life? And how will the ordeal transform everyone?

Weekly Reads | 2018 | Week 18 April 30th to 6th May

This post is going to be looking at the books that I have read or finished reading as well as started or continued reading this week. If all the things listed (Book Information post etc.) under each of the short reviews are not links once this post published then they will be as soon as the reviews etc. are published themselves.

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The Books I read or finished reading this week are:                                            The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock by Imogen Hermes Gower <Narrator: Juliet Stevenson                                                                                                           Mobi ebook from Edelweis &  Audibook                                                             Reading period: read from 21st to 30th April 2028.                                                   Star Rating: 5/5 Stars                                                                                                      book information and review post              

 I heard great things about this book from many Booktubers on you tube (simon from Savage Reads, Merceides form merciesbookmusings) all saying how amazing it was which is why I purchased and read it (as a Kindle book with audible Narration(aduio book)). This is an amazing well writen book which was thoroughly engrosing and an interesting

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The Baroneetes Wedding Engagement (Royal Wedding Invitations 2/4) by Jessica Hart                                                                                                               Kindle Book                                                                                                             Reading period: 21/4 to 1/5 2018                                                                          Star Rating: 4/5 Stars                                                                                                      book information & Book Review post                                                                         I immediately started reading this as soon as I’d strated reading this book as soon as I’d finished the first book in the series (Just One Darned thing after another) because I’d enjoyed it so much that I wanted to know what happened next. Initially I was reading it as a Kindle Book then I added audble narration to the book and as soon as I started listening to the book I was toatlly immersed in the story due to the skill of the Narrator.                       It was great being back in this world and with the characters again. For my full review please feel free to follow this link….

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The Dazzling Heights (The Thousandth Floor 2/2) by Katherine McGee [Narrator: Phoebe Strole]                                                                                            Mobi ebook via Edelweiss & Kindle Book with Audible Narration                               Reading Period: read from 14/2 to 13/4 2018                                                             Star Rating: 4/5 Stars                                                                                                      Book information & Review Post                                                                                 I started reading this book when I fnished reading the previous book in this series              

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Nora & Kettle (Paperstars 1/2) by Lauren Nicole Taylor <Narrator: Hailey Landers>                                                                                                            Kindle book with Audible Narrarion                                                                    Reading Period: read from 14/2 to 13/4 2018                                                             Star Rating: 4/5 Stars                                                                                                     Book information & Review Post

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Paper Princes (The Royals 1/4) by Erin Watt <Narrator: Angela Goethals>                                                                                                                         Kindle Book with Audible Narration                                                                             Reading Period: Read from 7/2 to 3/5 2018                                                                Star Rating: 5/5 Stars                                                                                                      Book Information and Review Post

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Darkfever (Fever 1/4) by Marie Moning <Narrator: Joyce Bean>                     Kindle Book with Audible Narration                                                                             Reading Period: Read from 31/7/17 to 3/5/18                                                             Star Ratint: 5/5 Stars                                                                                                       Book & Information Reveiew 

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The Books I Started or Continued with this week are:                                               * Started – [Kindle Book] The Bestmans Bride (Royal Wedding Invitations             3/4) by                                                                                                                        * Continued – [Kindle Book] Deadly Harvest (Flynn Brothers 2/3) by                      Heather Graham                                                                                                        * Continued – [Kindle book with audible Narration] Dreams of Gods and             Monsters (Daughter of Smoke & Bone 2/4) by Laini Taylor      <Narrator:         Kristin Hvam>                                                                                                              * Continued [Kindle Book] Murder in the House of Rooster Happiness                 (Ethical Chaing May Detective Agency 1/2) by David Casarett

On the whole I had a good reading week which is quite surprising as it was during the Easter Holidays so obviousley my son was at home so I wasn’t expecting to be able to read very much during the day. I enjoyed everything I read this week whether it was something I finished reading or started/continued reading.                                                                                            If any of you have anything you want to share with me about the books that I have reviewd and mentioned in this post then please feel free to share them with me in the comments below,

Weekly Reads | 2018 | Week 17 23rd – 29th April

In this post I will be discussing the books I currently reading or have started this week and the books that I have read/finished reading this week.

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The Books that I read this week are:

Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah <Narrator: Susan Erickson>                       Read from 15th to 16th April 2018                                                                               Star Rating: 5/5 Stars                                                                                                      book information & Review Post                                                                                 I heard about this book from Jen on her channel Jen Talks Audiobooks who gave it an effusive review on her channel. This was a fantastically well written book which told the story of a Family where the mother had lived through the Siege of Leningrad during the second world war. The mother told the story of her life during the Siege bit by bit through a fairytale which she’d been telling her daughters the initial part of since they were children.         The imagery that the words created in places was amazing and was helped along the way by the skill of the Narrator, and it made me feel like I was a part of the story. Both this author and Narrator have become auto reads and listens because their both good in their fields.

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The Final Empire (Mistborn 1/ ) by Brandon Sanderson <Narrator: >           Read from 28th March to 26th April 2018                                                                    My Rating:  5/5 Stars                                                                                                      book information & Review post                                                                                 I am so glad that I finally read this book which I’d heard about from several book tubers that II follow all of whom had said how great it was and they were all right. This is the first book in a multi book series and it told the story of Vin a young girl who’s an untrained Mistborn.                                                      I thoroughly enjoyed this well written book especially once I started listening to it via audible narration with my Kindle book as i felt totally engrossed in the story and world. The magic system in the book is fascinating and I can’t wait to see how it and all the character’s who I loved for different reasons develop further in future books in the series. It is for this reason that I can’t wait to get and start reading the next book, The Well if Ascension, in the series.

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The Baronet’s Wedding Engagement (Royal Wedding Invitations 2/4) by Jessica Hart                                                                                                               Reading Period: Read from April 21 to 27 2018                                                         My Rating: 5/5 Stars                                                                                                       book information & Review post                                                                         

This is the second book in the Royal Wedding Invitations series by various authors in which continues the story of Hope and Jonas’s Wedding planning/organization as well as Max (Hope’s Brother) and Flora’s (one of Hope’s Best friends and Bridesmaids) story. I loved the fact that although the engagement between Max and flora started as a fake one for the sake of the Crown Princess it became a real one in the end.  I enjoyed this book more than I did the first one, as in this one unlike the other one there were no extra words in sentences – which when it happened in the first book and drew me out of the story.                                                                                                 It was great being back in the world of an upcoming Royal Wedding and with the characters from the first book as well as meeting the new characters introduced in this book. Having read this book I know I want to read more books by this author as I enjoyed her writing style.                              This book is a lovely short little contemporary romance and it fits in to the contemporary romance very well

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Days of Blood and Starlight (Daughter of Smoke and Bone 2/4) by Laini Taylor <Narrator: Emilia Fox>                                                                                    Read from 12/3/17 to 19/4/18                                                                                      Star Rating: 5/5 Stars                                                                                                      Book Information and Information Post                                                                    As soon as I had finished the previous book in this series (Daughter of Smoke and Bone) and was able to get hold of this book I started reading it. I again got the audible narration with the kindle book as I know that this is the way that I am going to read all the books in this series.                                           The combination of Laini’s writing and Emilia’s Narration meant that I was thoroughly engrossed in the story and plot, and strong belief in the characters. I can honestly say that I love Laini’s writing so she has become an auto read author as well as due to the skill of the narrator she has become an auto listen narrator.                                                                                                  This book fits well in to the YA Paranormal Fantasy Romance genre so I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys reading books from these genres.

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Currently Reading                                                                                                        Started                                                                                                                              * The Bridesmaids Bodyguard  (Royal Wedding Invitations 3/4) by Liz                    Fielding  [Kindle Book]                                                                                              * The Bronze Horseman (The Bronze Horseman 1/3) by Paulina Simmons         [Audio Book]  <Narrator: James Langdon>                                                          Continued                                                                                                                        * The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock by Imogen Hermes Gower [Mobi e-book        from NetGalley/Audio Book]                                                                                     * Murder at the House of Rooster Happiness (Ethical Chaing Mai Detective       Agency 1/) by David Casarett  [Kindle Book]                                                          * The Dazzling Heights (The Thousandth Floor 2/2) by Katherine                           McGee [Mobi ebook from Edelweiss]                                                                    * Nora & Kettle (Paper Stars 1/2) by Lauren Nicole Taylor [Kindle Book with        audible Narration]

Well as you can see I have had a good and varied reading week. if any of you have read or want to read any of these books then feel free to let me know what you thought of them or what makes you want to read them as Idlove to talk to you about them.

Weekly Reads | 2018 | Week 16 – 16th to 22nd April

In this post I will be discussing the books I currntly reading or have started this week and the books that I have read/finished reading this week.

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The Books that I read this week are:

Ghost Memories (The Bone Island Series 0.5/4/Prequel) by Heather Graham                                                                                                                            Read from 15th to 16th April 2018                                                                               Star Rating: 5/5 Strs                                                                                                     book information                    Book Review              Series Review                            This  a short prequel Novella about the Ghost, Bartholomew, who appears in the main booksin this series (Trilogy). It was quick and easy to read and gave a good background to the stories from the main books, as well as Bartholomew’s history. I would reccomend this book to anyone who enjoys this series or any of Heathers other books but I would recommend that it is read after the books from the main

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American Street by Ibi Zoabi <Narrator: Robin Miles>                                       Read from  to 16th April 2018                                                                                        My Rating:  5/5 Stars                                                                                                      book information post              Book review                                                                I am so glad that I finally read this book which I’d heard about from several book tubers that II follow all of whom had said how great it was and they were all right. This told the story of Fabiola a young girl who had travelled to America with her mother from Port-au-Prince,Hati and their journey through her mother being arested at Customs.                                                                       This was a fantastically well written                                              

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Heart of Evil (Krewe of Hunters 2/26) by Heather Graham <Narrator: >       Read from  to 2018                                                                                                         My Rating: 5/5 Stars                                                                                                      book information post           Book Review                                                              This is the second book in the Krewe of Hunters series in which the team are asked to investigate the Murder of one of the Reenacters at the Donegal Plantation the home of one of the groups, Jake Mallory, old flame of the Granddaughter, Ashley Donegal, of the owner of the Plantation.    

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The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie (Flavia de Luce 1/) by Alan Bradley <Narrator: Emillia Fox>                                                                                Read from 12/3/17 to 19/4/18                                                                                      Star Rating: 5/5 Stars                                                                                                      Book Information Post            Book Review                                                                I started reading this book as Paperback but as I hadn’t finished reading it by the time i had to return it to the library I then bought a copy on my kindle however I ended up buting the audiobook version of it as I still wasn’t able to get it finish it in kindle format. It has to be said that I am glad that I got it in audiobook format because it meant that i was finally able to finish reading it due to the narrators skill in voicing all the different characters.                           The Characters and plot in the story were well written and developed which meant they were beleivable.It was a good introduction to what i am sure is going to be a great YA historical mystery series.

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China Rich Girlfriend (Crazy Rich Asians 2/3) by Kevin Kwan [Narrator: Lydia Look]                                                                                                                      Read from 7th to 20th April 2018                                                                                 My Star Rating:5/5 Stars                                                                                                 Book information & Review Post                 Book Review                                        This is the second book in the Crazy Rich Asians Trillogy and I started reading it as soon as I’d finished reading the previous Book (Crazy Rich Asians, because I enjoyed it so much.                                                                          I enjoyed this book as much as the first one especially as I listened to it as I had the first one. Although the Narrator for this book was different from the first one she narrated the book as well as the other one and I will make a point of finding other books she’s narrated.                             

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The Prince’s Bride (Royal Wedding Invitations 1/4) by Sophie Watson           Read from  to 2018                                                                                                        Book information & Review post 

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The Books I Started or Continued with this weekare:                                              * Started – [Kindle Book] Sacred Evil  (Krewe of Hunters 3/26) by Heather           Graham                                                                                                                       * Started – The Bachelor Girl’s Guide to Muredr (Herringford and Watts              Mystery 1/) by Rachel McMillan                                                                               * Started [Netgalley Mobi/audible Audio Book] The Mermaid and Mrs                Hancock                                                                                                                       * Continued – [Kindle book with audible Narration] The Final Empire                    (Mistborn 1/6) by Brandon Sanderson                                                                   * Continued – [Kindle Book] Deadly Harvest (Flynn Brothers 2/3) by Heather      Graham                                                                                                                       * Continued – [mobi] The Dazzling Heights (The Thousandth Floor 2/2) by           Katherine McGee                                                                                                        * Continued [Kindle book with audible Narration] Days of Blood and                  Starlight by Laini Taylor <Narrator: >

 

 

 

Weekly Reads | 2018 | Week 15 9th to 15th April

This post is going to be looking at the books that I have read or finished reading as well as started or continued reading this week. If all the things listed (Book Information post etc.) under each of the short reviews are not links once this post published then they will be as soon as the reviews etc. are published themselves.

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The Books I read or finished reading this week are:

Autumn (Seasonal Quartet 1/4) by Ali Smith [Narrator: Melody Grove]        Reading period: read from 7th to 9th April.                                                                  Star Rating: 5/5 Stars                                                                                                      book information post           Book review             Series Review         

 I heard great things about this book from many Booktubers on you tube (simon from Savage Reads, Merceides form merciesbookmusings) all saying how amazing it was which is why I purchased and read it (as a Kindle book with audible Narration(aduio book)). This is an amazing well writen book which was thoroughly engrosing and an interesting take on Britains withdrawl from the EU.                                                                                                    The skill of the Narrator along with the authors great writing made the book a joy to read and the story engrossing. I would thoroughly recommend this book to anyone who’s interested in the current political position in the UK particularly in connection with Brexit.

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A Symphony of Echoes (The Chronicles of St Mary’s1/16) by Jodi Taylor [Narrator: Zara Ramm]                                                                                               Reading period: 27/10/17 to 9/4/18                                                                       Star Rating: 4/5 Stars                                                                                                      book information & Book Review post                                                                       I immediately started reading this as soon as I’d strated reading this book as soon as I’d finished the first book in the series (Just One Darned thing after another) because I’d enjoyed it so much that I wanted to know what happened next. Initially I was reading it as a Kindle Book then I added audble narration to the book and as soon as I started listening to the book I was toatlly immersed in the story due to the skill of the Narrator.                       It was great being back in this world and with the characters again. For my full review please feel free to follow this link….

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The Shadow of the North (Sally Lockhart Mystery Series 2/4) by Phillip Pullman [Narrator: Anton Lesser]                                                                            Reading Period: read from 14/2 to 13/4 2018                                                              Star Rating: 4/5 Stars                                                                                                      Book information & Review Post                                                                                 I started reading this book when I fnished reading the previous book in this series (The Ruby in the Smoke) because I enjoyed it so much. In this book Sally Lockheart investigates the mystery of the dissapearance of the steamship the Ingrid Linde and the rich financier Axel Bellmann.                                            This book was just as good as the first one and it was great being back with the characters and in the world. Phillip has developed the characters and the plot with great skill and this along with the skill of the narrators narration eneabled me to become engrosed in the story.               

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Ghost Moon (The Bone Island Series 3/4) by Heather Graham                     Reading Period: read from 14/2 to 13/4 2018                                                             Star Rating: 4/5 Stars                                                                                                     Book information & Review Post     weekly Reads- Week 15      series review       I started reading this book as soon as I’d finished the previous book (Deadly Night) in the series because i’d enjoyed the book so much and I wasn’t dissapointed.  This book was really welll written and the plot was well developed and beleivable. As with all the other books in the series I connected with all the characters in the book at different points throughout the book.

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The Books I Started or Continued with this week are:                                               * Started – [Kindle Book] Spellslinger (Spellslinger 1/3) by Sebastien de               Castell                                                                                                                           * Continued – [Kindle book with audible Narration] The Final Empire                    (Mistborn 1/6) by Brandon Sanderson                                                                   * Continued – [Kindle Book] Flawless (New York Confidential 1/3) by                     Heather Graham                                                                                                       * Continued – [Kindle Book with audible Narration] China Rich Girlfriend             (Crazy Rich Asians 2/3) by Kevin Kwan                                                                   * Continued – [mobi] The Dazzling Heights (The Thousandth Floor 2/2) by           Katherine McGee                                                                                                       * Continued – [Kindle Book] Deadly Harvest (Flynn Brothers 2/3) by                      Heather Graham                                                                                                        * Continued – [epub ebook from library via BorrowBox] Flawed (Flawed 1/3) by Cecilia Ahern                                                                                                           * Continued [Kindle Book and Audobook] America Street by Zoabi                    * Continued [Kindle book with audible Narration] Days of Blood and                   Starlight (Daughter of Smoke & Bone 2/4) by Laini Taylor                                  * Continued [Kindle Book/Audio Book] Heart of Evil (Krewe of Hunters 2/26) by Heather Graham

On the whole I had a good reading week which is quite surprising as it was during the Easter Holidays so obviousley my son was at home so I wasn’t expecting to be able to read very much during the day. I enjoyed everything I read this week whether it was something I finished reading or started/continued reading.                                                                                            If any of you have anything you want to share with me about the books that I have reviewd and mentioned in this post then please feel free to share them with me in the comments below,

Book Information and Review | 2018 | Ghost Memories (Bone Island Prequel/Bone Island Series 0.5/4) by Heather Graham

Ghost Memories: Prequel to the Bone Island Trilogy Book Cover Ghost Memories: Prequel to the Bone Island Trilogy
Bone Island Trilogy Prequel 0.5/4
Heather Graham
Paranormal Mystery Romance
HarperCollins UK
June 1, 2013
Kindle Book
400
Amazon
Read from 15th to 16th April 2018
Ghost Moon
Bartholomew Miller
Florida Keys

In the early nineteenth century, pirates and privateers still wreaked havoc in the Caribbean. Bartholomew Miller had been one of them. After years of plying the seas for England as a privateer, he finally found a home and love on Bone Island off the Florida coast.

I started reading this book as soon as I’d finished the last book in the trilogy that this is the prequel for because I’d enjoyed it and the other books in the trilogy so much. This is a book that although it wasn’t a necessity for me to read it as it was only a short prequel novella about the pirate ghost from the trilogies life and death so enabled me as the reader to get an insight into his life.

Although this book was only a short novella Heather had still written with as much detail as she does in any of her books. The plot and characters in the book were really well-developed and believable for the shortness of the book. By the time I had read the book I really felt I knew Bartholomew like a I would a friend what with what I’d learnt about him in the main books of the trilogy. It was also really interesting getting all be it a brief glimpse into what life and Key West was like in the time when he lived.

The research that Heather had done about the time period and place during the period came through in the fact that it really felt like you were living in that time along with the characters.It was also great seeing how Bartholomew’s relationships/friendships developed.

All in all i loved this book and am immensely glad that I have read it.I would love to hear what any of you out there who’ve read it and the main trilogy thought of them so feel free to leave a comment.

Book Review | 2018 | Ghost Moon (The Bone Island Series (Trilogy) 3/4) by Heather Graham

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This is the third book in the bone Island series (original trilogy) and it is the story of Kelsey Donovan and Liam O’Hara around the mystery attached to the family home she’s Inherited from her grandfathers. I read this book as soon as I’d finished the previous book in the series (Ghost Night) because I enjoyed it so much and I wasn’t disapointed.

It was great being back with the characters and in the place because I loved them so much in the previous books. I enjoyed getting to know the new atcharacters from this book especially Kelsey the Granddaughter of Merlin Cutter. All the characters and the plot in this story were well writen and developed which meant that it was really beleivable.

This was a great close out to what has been a great trilogy because although it was a story in and of its self it also gave closure to the personal stories of the characters that had been in from the beginning. Although there is another book in this “Trilogy” which technically makes it a series you don’t have to read it as it is not a continuation to the story just a little bit of history about Bartholomew the Ghost from the Trilogy.

I can honestly say that Heather Graham is becoming an auto buy ad uthor because her writing is so easy to read and the descriptons of characters, places and events are so well carfted that when I am reading I feel like I am actually experiencing what is happening.. This is a book that I would recomend to anyone who enjoys reading historical mysteries with a paranormal slant.

Book Information & Review | 2018 | Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah

Winter Garden Book Cover Winter Garden
Kristin Hannah
Fiction
Pan Macmillan
November 20, 2014
Kindle Book/ Audiobook
401
Amazon/Audible
Read from 4/12/17 [ /4/18] to 23rd April 2018
Susan Erickson
Meridith Whitson, Nina Whiston, Anya Whiston, Stacey
Alaska, America

Sometimes when you open the door to your mother's past, you find your own future . . . Meredith and Nina Whitson are as different as sisters can be. One stayed at home to raise her children and manage the family apple orchard; the other followed a dream and travelled the world to become a famous photo journalist. But when their beloved father falls ill, these two estranged women will find themselves together again, standing alongside their cold, disapproving mother, Anya, who even now, offers no comfort to her daughters. On his deathbed, their father extracts one last promise from the women in his life. It begins with a story that is unlike anything the sisters have heard before - a captivating, mysterious love story that spans sixty-five years and moves from frozen, war torn Leningrad to modern-day Alaska. The vividly imagined tale brings these three women together in a way that none could have expected. Meredith and Nina will finally learn the secret of their mother's past and uncover a truth so terrible it will shake the foundation of their family and change who they think they are. Every once in a while a writer comes along who navigates the complex and layered landscape of the human heart. For this generation, it's Kristin Hannah. Mesmerizing from the first page to the last, Winter Garden is an evocative, lyrically written novel that will long be remembered.

In this post I will be discussing my feelings and views on the book along with sharing the books information.

This amazingly evocative book tells the story of two sisters learning about their mothers past following their father’s death and so coming to understand why she’d been so emotionally withdrawn from them throughout their lives. It is told by way of an extremely mysterious “fairytale” love story that the mother tells and has been telling the sisters all their lives but she never finished it while they were growing up.

I heard about this book on JenTalksAudiobooks a Bookktube channel on YouTube when she was entrusting about it in a review. She is a booktuber who I know when she recommends books and I read them I will enjoy them as much as she did.

Thanks to how much I enjoyed this book and how well written it was I can honestly say that Kristin has become an auto read author. I can also say that due to Susan Erickson’s (narrator) skill at voicing characters and conveying feelings she is going to be an auto listen narrator for me.

All the characters and the plot were well-developed and believable. Which meant that once you got past the first 6 chapters I was totally engrossed in the story. The three women in this book were really strong, determined and independent women who as a reader you cannot help but fall in love with.

I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoy books that fall in to the genres in the  contemporary historical areas and this book fits well in to. those

Series Review | 2018 | The Bone Island Trilogy (Series) by Heather Graham

In this post I am going to be discussing my feelings/opinions on this Trilogy/series and through out this post when ever i refer to the “trilogy” it will be written as I have just written it now as although its listed as a trilogy technically as there is a prequel novella at the end of it should be refered to as a series as there’s more than 3 books in it. if any of you want to share any of your views on any of the books in the series or the series as a whole then feel free to share them with me.

I thoroughly enjoyed this series as a whole as indeed I did each of the books in the series. All the books were well written and the characters as well as the plots were well-developed and believable.

Ghost Shadow is the first book in the ‘trilogy’ and it sucked me in immediately and kept me hooked to the end due to the authors great writing and overall plot and character development. This book looks at the possible link between the spate of modern-day murders and the years old mystery surrounding the murder of a locals x-fiance. This is based against the backdrop of a young local woman who has a gift for seeing ghosts and ends up embroiled in the mystery herself.       The character development was particularly good because they were developed enough for this book but not so much that they were to overdeveloped to be taken any further in the future books, while also providing complete closure to the mystery that the book was based around in. I enjoyed this book so much that as soon as I’d finished it I immediately started reading Ghost Night the second book in the “trilogy”and I wasn’t disappointed in the slightest.

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Ghost Night, the second book in the “trilogy” and although its based around a different mystery it was great that the main story line from the previous book continued throughout this one as well as the next one “Ghost Moon”.      The book is based around mystery of the two young actors that were brutally murdered while on a film set on a remote Island, Are the murders down to modern-day marauders, the Bermuda triangle or a deadly paranormal echo of the Islands violent history?   

I enjoyed this one as much as the first one because I was back in a place which was interesting with characters who I already felt invested in. Apart from getting to know the characters from the first book a little more it was great to meet and get to know the new characters.

The new characters that appeared in this book were all well-developed and believable, so I cant wait to see which of them carry over in to the next book apart from the main one Vanessa Loren. The relationship dynamics between the characters in this book particularly the new ones with the ones from the previous book were really interesting. It was particularly interesting to see how the relationship between Vanessa and Shawn and Vanessa and Bartholomew developed. I enjoyed this book as much as I did the first one so I immediately started reading the next one in the series”Ghost Moon”.

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Ghost Moon, this is the third book in the “trilogy” again in this book although the main story line from the previous two books continued it was based around a new mystery, the mystery  of the Cutter House an old family house that belonged to an eccentric collector and appears to be haunted, or is it, the hoax of a sick minded individual with designs on owning the house themselves.  This book was equally as good as the previous books in the series.

The plot and characters in this book were well-developed and written which made them believable and easy to follow. It was great being back with the characters from the previous books in the trilogy while meeting the new characters from this book,                                                                                             Book information Post        Book Review Post     Weekly Reads Post – Week

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Ghost Memories, this is a prequel for the bone island trilogy and tells  Bartholomew’s (the ghost) life and death, and because of this although it is an interesting story it isn’t essential to read it. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and read it in 24 hours.                                                                                       Book Information Post    Book Review Posts    Weekly Reads – Week 16 Post

Weekly Reads | 2018 | Week 14 April 2nd – 8th

In this post I will be talking about the books that I have read/finished reading and Started and Continued Reading. Anything in the book information that has a [ ] around it indicates the date that a the other format of reading material was started.

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The Books that I read or finished reading this week….

Crazy Rich Asians (Crazy Rich Asians 1/3) by Kevin Kwan [Narrator: Lynn Chen                                                                                                                                  Reading Period: 4/12/17 [/3/18] – 1/4/18                                                                      Book Information Pos                                                                                                  I thoroughly enjoyed this book from start to finish although I did find the first 4 chapters a little slow going this was helped when I swapped to the audiobook as the Narrator was brilliant so I was able to follow the story a lot easier. As I was reading the book it was easy to see that the author was writing from experience as well as research that he’d done which made the book’s plot and characters all the more well written and developed. As soon as I finished reading this book I knew I wanted to read the next one as soon as possible so I immediately downloaded the audible Narration for my kindle book as I knew I wanted to read and listen as I did with the first in the series.

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A Thousand Pieces of You (Firebird series 1/4) by Claudia Grey          Reading Period: 12/1/16 [15/3/18] – 3/4/18                                                                 Star Rating:4/5 Stars                                                                                                       Book Information Post                                                                                                 Although it took me a while to read this book I did enjoy it and my enjoyment of it was helped along the way thanks to the skill of the Narrator of the audio book because they portrayed the characters feelings and personalities so well in the way she voiced them. I can not wait to read the next book in the series to see what happens in the story and how the characters grow. It is my intention to read the next book via audio book as it is being Narrated by the same Narrator and I also intend to look for other books narrated by this Narrator.

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Deadly Night (Flynn Brothers Trilogy 1/3) by Heather Graham                       Reading Period: 15/3 [3/4] – 4/4/18                                                                                Star Rating:4/5 Stars                                                                                                      Book Information Post                                                                                                Although this book started relatively slowly it needed to, to really introduce the reader into the background of the story and I was helped over the drag of the slow beginning by listening to the audiobook version for several chapters. The way the narrator voiced the characters in the chapters really immersed me in the story so it made me want to carry on reading the book in e-book format. The characters in the book were developed as much as they needed to be for a first book in a series (trilogy) and plot was thoroughly developed which meant that as the reader I was transported to another place. I was so keen to see what happened next to the characters from this book and see what new characters were going to be brought into the series I immediately started reading the next book in the series.

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Ghost Night (The Bone Island Trilogy 2/3) by Heather Graham                      Reading Period: Read from 17/3 to 6/4 2018                                                            Goodreads Average Star Rating:                                                                                    for more book information click here                                                                         This is the second book in the Bone Island Trilogy and I started reading it as soon as I had finished reading the first book in the trilogy because I’d enjoyed it so much. I thoroughly enjoyed this book from beginning to end it was great being back in New Orleans and with the characters from the previous book while meeting the new characters. The book was as well written and the plot well-developed as the previous book.

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Endurance: A Year in Space. A Lifetime of Discoveries by Scott Kelly (Narrator: Scott Kelly                                                                                                   Reading Period: Read from 30/3 to 7/4 2018                                                                Book Information             Book Review                                                                    This is a non-fiction book about life as an astronaut so it is highly science based. I heard about this book from Jen on Jen talks Audiobooks on you(book)tube who recommend it highly on her channel. When I read it via audio book which was narrated by the author which was great in its self and it was as good as Jen said it was.                                                                                  The book was really well written and it was clear that Scotts knowledge of the subject matter. It was also incredibly interesting because the chapters combined his life as an astronaut with his family life as well as his life growing up.


The Books started/continued this week…

Deadly Harvest (Flynn Brothers Trilogy 1/3) by Heather Graham                        Started Reading: 4/4/18                                                                                                 Goodreads Average Star Rating: 4.04/5 Stars                                                               Book Information Post                                                                                            I started reading this book as soon as I’d finished reading the previous book in the series “Deadly Night” because I’d enjoyed it so much. Although I haven’t read much of it so far I can already tell that it is going to be a good continuation to what I am sure will be a great series.

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Ghost Moon (The Bone Island Series Trilogy 3/3) by Heather Graham           Reading Period: Started reading 6/4/18                                                                       Goodreads Average Star Rating: 4.04/5 Stars                                                               for more book information click here                                                                       This is the third book in the Bone Island series (Trilogy) as there is a prequel book called Ghost Memories which means that it’s a series rather than a trilogy. I started reading it as soon as I’d finished reading the previous book in the series because I’d enjoyed it so much. I have not read much of this book yet but I am enjoying it so far.

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Ghost Memories (The Bone Island Trilogy Prequel 0.5/4) by Heather Graham                                                                                                                          Reading Period: Started reading 6/4/18                                                                        Goodreads Average Star Rating: 4.04/5 Stars                                                               for more book information click here