Summer Review

My summer has flown by with lots of fun family happenings: a daughter’s wedding, another daughter’s expecting and a fun shower to throw for her, another daughter back from a mission, a son leaving on a mission, vacations, etc. But I have found moments to sneak in my reading. Here’s a review of some of my favorites this summer.

Beauty is the Beast by Jenni James

beautyCute modern twist on the Beauty and Beast trope. Arabella is popular, beautiful and ready to take the world by a storm. When she wins state high school representative for Colorado, she is sure all her dreams are about to come true. Until she realizes she can’t bring her popular, good looking boyfriend around as her plus one to all the events she has to attend. She must pair up with Brockton, the boy’s state representative who is a little nerdy and comes from a poor background. So begins their mutual hate relationship. He thinks she’s stuck on herself. She thinks he isn’t good enough for her.

This is a fun YA story that teaches a great lesson about changing and looking beneath the skin to the true person underneath all the masks we like to wear. It was fast-paced and very captivating. Great book! Continue reading

Between Heaven & Earth

51vnl32f5ulAugust’s Matchmaker book is out and I thought I’d do a quick post to let you know about its awesomeness.

Between Heaven and Earth was a heart-tugger. Seriously. I need a cardiac surgeon to help fix mine. Hee hee. Mattie meets Matt, a widower who lost his wife to a tragic accident. Friendship comes easily to them. The only problem is she is still devoted to her husband, who has been in a care center for the last six years in a vegetative state since he was shot in the head. She’s alone in the world, yet not. Continue reading