Monday, January 14, 2013

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

Hi everyone!

It's the beginning of another work week and, depending on your view, that's either good or bad. It's good for Mandy as she's not heading back to work until Wednesday morning! (*woot woot*) For those that have the work-Monday blues, we hope it gets better for you.

Last week, Mandy finished reading Well With My Soul by Gregory G. Allen and began reading A Searing Wind by W. Michael Gear & Kathleen O'Neal Gear. She also began reading Love in Disguise by Carol Cox and Ghost Town by Jason Hawes & Grant Wilson, the stars from the SyFy channel's series Ghost Hunters, which she finished and will have her review posted on here Wednesday. Come back and check it out!

As for Kathy, she is still reading Dance with Dragons by George R. R. Martin and When You Are Engulfed in Flames by David Sedaris. She did finish reading This Jealous Earth by Scott Dominic Carpenter and her review posted on here yesterday (scroll down to check it out!).

Although she's still reading two books from last week, she has begun to read The Woman from Paris by Santa Montefiore (for a book blog tour), Mindfront by Dave Becker (for review) and Much Ado About Nothing by Williams Shakespeare (for the 2013 Back to the Classics reading challenge).

Did you meet your reading goals last week? What are your reading goals for this week?

When costume-maker Ellie Moore suddenly finds herself out of a job in the middle of a bleak Chicago winter, she uses her knowledge of theatrical disguise to secure a position as an undercover operative with the Pinkerton Detective Agency. Her assignment: find the culprit behind the theft of silver shipped from the mines near Pickford, Arizona.

Disguised as Lavinia Stewart, a middle-aged widow, Ellie begins her investigation. Soon she finds she must also pose as the dazzling young Jessie Monroe, whose vivacious personality encourages people to talk.

Mine owner Steven Pierce is about to lose his business after the theft of several bullion shipments - until hope arrives in the unlikely form of Lavinia Stewart, who offers to invest in Steven's mine. In his wildest dreams, Steven never expected to be rescued by an inquisitive gray-haired widow ... or to fall head over heels for Lavinia's captivating niece, Jessie.

But then the thieves come after both Lavinia and Jessie. Ellie isn't safe no matter which character she plays! Will she be forced to reveal her true identity before the criminals are caught? What will Steven do when he discovers the woman he loves doesn't exist?

When Lord Frampton dies in a skiing accident, a beautiful young woman named Phaedra appears at his funeral - claiming to be the lord's illegitimate daughter. In his will, Lord Frampton has left the priceless Frampton suite of sapphires to this interloper, confirming her claim and outraging his three adult sons and widow. Eventually, however, Phaedra's sweet nature thaws the frosty relationships. She becomes the daughter that Antoinette Frampton never had and a wise and compassionate granddaughter to the formidable Dowager Lady Frampton. But an attraction grows between Phaedra and the eldest son, David. It seems an impossible love - blocked by their blood connection and by the fury of one family member who is determined to expose Phaedra as a fraud.

After uncovering a universal code in the brain waves of all living things that could revolutionize psychology, Martin Keller wakes one morning to find himself covered in blood, surrounded by his butchered family. Convinced he's being framed by a diabolical organization set on stealing or sabotaging his work, he dodges a multi-agency manhunt that pursues him from the seediest corners of DC to the highest offices of government. Struggling to stay alive and find his family's killer, Marty soon finds himself lost in a maze of conspiracies and paranoia, and eventually begins to doubt his own sanity. How can he find the truth when he doesn't know what's real?


  1. I didn't actually set any goals last week, but maybe I should start doing that to catch up on my books.

    Rivie @ Bookshelf

    1. I try to read at least one book a week, sometimes two if I have the spare time. That's the only real goal I set on myself. =)

  2. I'm similar to "Avid Book Reader" - my only goal is to read 1 or 2 books a week - and enjoy them of course :-)

    Tanya Patrice


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