The nearness of you by Amanda eyre ward 2 stars

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Suze the and Hyland are 39 and have been married 15 years. They have successful careers him as a architect and her as  a heart surgeon. Hyland dreams of having a baby and comes up with the idea of a surrogacy. The first couple they talk to changes their mind and they decide on 21 year old dorie. Dorie falls in love with being a mother and runs away to louisiana after being impregnanted. An interesting book trying to see if Doris would come back and if the couple would get their baby. An interesting twist at the end.

 

 

Love and gravity by Samantha sotto 2 stars

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Andrea has same name as a woman in early 15-16  hundreds that Issac newton was in love with. It shows Issac writing her letter after letter and flipping to modern day where he lives in Andrea’so wall and they slowly form a bond. Very interesting take on historical fiction.

On second thought by Krista Higgins 4 stars✴

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Kate is 39 and has struggled for years with finding the right man.. she marries an architect  nathan. The marriage is short when nathan hits his head and dies. Eric the long term boyfriend   of her sister Ainsley  had a ring intending to ask Ainsley to marry him that night. With the death the proposal  is pushed off and Ainsley is shocked when she’s broken up with. Ainsley and her sister team up to get over losing what they thought was the one.I loved Kate and Ainsley and seeing how they would cope.

The road to enchantment by Kaya McLaren 4 stars

Willow’s mom dies in a horse back riding accident. The story goes back and forth from selling the wine and live stock topay debts to the past Willows mom moved to new Mexico after her husband left her for another woman. She burns the mattress  and buys a house in new Mexico for a song  and a little money along way. Willows new house is among a Indian reservation .  They buy goats , horses and start wine making. A great heart felt book and made me reflect on my own mothers death when I was 14.

2017

2016 was a long year … I quit my job of many years as cashier at shell. I got into a bad relationship from start where got left for another woman. I embarrassed myself several times without meaning to and stood up for myself almost too much. I’ve worked a lot of jobs  longest being Lowe’s 5 years and she’ll 4 years. I went to college for medical assisting aND ended up not liking the giving the injection part and taking blood. I loved the administrative part. I became a pharmacy technician a few years ago and need to get recertifited.I’ve try ed everything from army boot camp to college with no end in sight of knowing what I want in my life. Right now I’m not working due to paranoia driving and stress. I get tired of being single sometimes but there’s so much drama when get into relationship. I had to take path of finding out whether I should work or not and what type of job I should have.  I feel like maybe need to get out house at times but i need a break to de stress.I Tried working at food lion after working at she’ll and it was diaster. I would like to be married one day never been married and no kids but at time at almost 31 I’m still not ready for kids. Blogging wise I want to read 250 books and blog more often.I’m hoping to get my life figured out in 2017.

Hope chest by viola shipman 2 stars✴

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Mattie is dying of als after 50 plus years of being married to her husband don. They’ve lived in a lakeside cottage for years but give it up when Mattie starts to get worse. Rose is hired as mattes caretaker and Mattie adores her Lil girl jeri. Her and Don were never able to have children and we’re pregnant once but lost the child. You see flashbacks of the couple when   younger. Mattie use to be landscape architect and had watercolors of  every plant she grew.

The Pony express Christmas bride Ronda Gibson 4 stars✴

Josephine joins the pony express disguised as a man after she cuts her hair short and goes by jo  for short. Her mother is dead and her father left after her mother died. Her uncle wants  to marry her to Mr Goss man who has had several young wives mysteriously die. Josephine answers a mail order bride ad in order to assure her safety and we experience the trails of the beginning of their marriage.

The holiday gift by Raeanne thane 3 stars

Faith lives at the Star N  ranch . Her next door neighbor is in love with her but she fell in love with his best friend a long time ago and had a baby with him. After faiths spouse dies in an accident chase is left to help her run the ranch and put his feelings on the back burner still dating other people. Faith slowly begins to realize  how much she means to chase. A good cozy Christmas read I finished after Christmas but that didn’t deter from the book for me.

Three Christmas 🎄 wishes by Sheila Roberts 4 stars🌟

this book made me feel old in parts. Jo,riley and noel are in different parts of their lives but all in need of romantic help for Christmas. Jo is married to a navy man who is at sea for three months at time and jo is having her first child Mikey. She is frustrated at not having mike there for birth. Riley is engaged and soon to be married but her fiance 💍 cheats on her with a close friend from work Emily. Noel who I could relate to the most is a struggling writer 31 and still looking for the right man. I’m almost 31 and finding solitude in my singleness but also looking for right man.

Snowbound with mr wrong Barbara white daille 3 stars🌉

The book starts with L yssa trying to fit into an elf costume for her  sisters Christmas  🎄 party. Lyssa’s sister works at a lodge and is having the party there. Last year’s party was a disaster after  Lyssa has her heart broke by the Santa nick. This year’s party proves to be the same when the replacement  Santa quits and Lyssa and  nick are snowed in together .

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