Tuesday, February 24, 2015

What I have been reading

Pam Jenoff's The Diplomat's Wife

1945. Surviving the brutality of a Nazi prison camp, Marta Nederman is lucky to have escaped with her life. Recovering from the horror, she meets Paul, an American soldier who gives her hope of a happier future. But their plans to meet in London are dashed when Paul's plane crashes.
Devastated and pregnant, Marta marries Simon, a caring British Diplomat and glimpses the joy that home and family can bring. But her happiness is threatened when she learns of a communist spy in British intelligence, and that the one person who can expose the traitor is connected to her past...
In this dramatic follow-up to the bestselling Kommandant's Girl, Pam Jenoff writes of a time of uneasy peace and rising paranoia, when love and desperation could make liars of us all.
(thanks to her website)

Wow,this book was almost as good as her first novel! So many twists that I didn't always see coming!! I loved the setting and time period,I am a sucker for WWII. These characters were interesting and at times Marta was a tad annoying but she sure had a tough life! I thoroughly enjoyed this read! I give it an A.

Chevy Stevens' That Night

They said she was a murderer.They said she killed her sister.But they lied.As a teenager, Toni Murphy had a life full of typical adolescent complications: a boyfriend she adored, a younger sister she couldn’t relate to, a strained relationship with her parents, and classmates who seemed hell-bent on making her life miserable. Things weren’t easy, but Toni could never have predicted how horrific they would become until her younger sister was brutally murdered one summer night.Toni and her boyfriend, Ryan, were convicted of the murder and sent to prison.Now thirty-four, Toni is out on parole and back in her hometown, struggling to adjust to a new life on the outside. Prison changed her, hardened her, and she’s doing everything in her power to avoid violating her parole and going back. This means having absolutely no contact with Ryan, avoiding fellow parolees looking to pick fights, and steering clear of trouble in all its forms. But nothing is making that easy—not Ryan, who is convinced he can figure out the truth; not her mother, who doubts Toni’s innocence; and certainly not the group of women who made Toni’s life hell in high school and may have darker secrets than anyone realizes. No matter how hard she tries, ignoring her old life to start a new one is impossible. Before Toni can truly move on, she must risk everything to find out what really happened that night. But the truth might be the most terrifying thing of all.
(thanks to her website)

I was a bit skeptical of this new novel of hers because her last book was rather a dud and a disappointment. But this one was better! I liked the suspense and slight mystery,although it did seem to be bland until about three-fourths of the way done then it picked up speed. I saw the ending coming but it was still an enjoyable read. This book isn't as anxiety-riddled as her first two but there is an intense part that kept me on my toes. I liked Toni and Ryan,but her Mother was something else! I give this a solid B.

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What have you been reading?

Monday, February 16, 2015

Baby shower!

Saturday my Sisters and I threw a baby shower for my brother and sis-in-law and it was a great success! They loved it all and it was such an enjoyable and relaxed afternoon spent with family and friends as we celebrated Baby Boy.

These are the table centerpieces that my Sisters and I put together.

 

 

 



The favors that my older sister made. They taste as good as they look!

 No celebration is complete without a Costco cake! 

Now we wait for Baby's arrival in April!! 

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Friday, February 13, 2015

A love filled weekend!



5 things on my weekend agenda:

1. My sisters and I are throwing SIL (and brother B) a baby shower for Lovebug #6 tomorrow! We are looking forward to it!!

2. Hanging with B and K while they are in for a couple days!

3. Coffee with some of the Besties--catching up with them!

4. Baking and baking

5. Enjoying Monday's day off with my a Von Maur visit with my Mom.

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What is on your weekend schedule?

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