Friday, January 16, 2015

What I have been reading

These are my 5 favorite books that I have read this year so far:

1. Kristan Higgins' In your Dreams 

Her ex-fiancé is getting married in Malibu and, obviously, she can’t go to the wedding alone. In Manningsport, New York, tall, blond and gorgeous Jack Holland is practically a cottage industry when it comes to rescuing desperate women. He knows the drill, Em figures, so he won’t get the wrong idea.
What Jack needs is an excuse to leave town. Ever since rescuing four teenagers from a car wreck, he’s been hailed as a hero and the attention is making him itchy, especially since his too-pretty ex-wife is back, angling for a reunion. He’s always liked Emmaline. She needs a weekend date? No problem.
So when they wind up in bed together, Em chalks it up to red wine and chocolate cake, just one impulsive night not to be repeated. But Jack’s pushing for more, and if she lets down her guard, either she’ll get her heart crushed again, or discover that Jack’s worth more than just dreaming about.
(thanks to her website)

Another KH classic,I love the Holland family and seeing "old" characters pop back up and to her how they are doing. Again,I was laughing out loud while reading this book and falling in love with the characters and small East Coast town,as usual.

2. Mark Owen's No Easy Day

From the streets of Iraq to the rescue of Captain Richard Phillips in the Indian Ocean, and from the mountaintops of Afghanistan to the third floor of Osama Bin Laden’s compound, operator Mark Owen of the U.S. Naval Special Warfare Development Group — commonly known as SEAL Team Six — has been a part of some of the most memorable special operations in history, as well as countless missions that never made headlines.
No Easy Day
 puts readers alongside Owen and the other handpicked members of the twenty-four-man team as they train for the biggest mission of their lives. The blow-by-blow narrative of the assault, beginning with the helicopter crash that could have ended Owen’s life straight through to the radio call confirming Bin Laden’s death, is an essential piece of modern history.


Wow,this first hand account of a major part of American history was mesmerizing. The fact that it felt like I was on that Seal team,too,was another alluring part of this book. What a unique experience it was to read this book and to know a bit more about what our Soldiers sacrifice for us and how/why they do what the do.

3. Dr, Jan Pol's Never Turn Your Back on an Angus Cow

Dr. Jan Pol is not your typical veterinarian. Born and raised the in Netherlands on a dairy farm, he is the star of Nat Geo Wild’s hit show The Incredible Dr. Pol and has been treating animals in rural Michigan since the 1970s. Dr. Pol’s more than 20,000 patients have ranged from white mice to 2600-pound horses and everything in between.
(thanks to amazon)

 I adore Dr . Pol and I love watching his show on nat geo wild each week so I knew this book would be just as great. It was cool to learn more about Jan and his upbringing and why he became a vet. I enjoyed reading about how he settled in Michigan and how he started up his own clinic, Great anecdotes and animal stories,too,

4.Pam Jenoff''s The Kommandant's Girl

Based in part on actual events, The Kommandant's Girl is a compelling tale of love and courage in a dangerous and desperate time. Unique in voice and evocative in historical detail, the novel’s widespread appeal stems not only from its eternally popular subjects of World War II and the Holocaust, but also from its timeless themes of hope, struggle and defiance in the face of overwhelming odds.
(thanks to her website)

I am a sucker for Pam's books,she writes so eloquently and with such intensity that you are instantly transported back in time. I loved these characters and their struggling journey through a true part of Europe's history. I didn't want it to end!!

5. Chevy Stevens' That Night
I just learned that Chevy has another book out and I cannot wait to get my hands on it! Her first two novels,especially, were intense and dark and had me hooked so I can only imagine what this one will hold.

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