Month: July 2011

Jul 31
Book Review: 1105 Yakima Street (Cedar Cove, #11) by Debbie Macomber

Book Review: 1105 Yakima Street (Cedar Cove, #11) by Debbie Macomber

Title: 1105 Yakima StreetAuthor:Debbie MacomberSeries: Cedar Covel,Book 11Publisher:MIRARelease Date:September 2011Pages:366Source: NetGalley eARC (My FTC Disclaimer)Purchase:Amazon, Barnes and Noble Synopsis:Dear Listener, You’ve probably heard that my wife has left me. Rachel’s pregnant, and she says that she can’t handle the stress in our household anymore. My thirteen-year-old daughter, Jolene, is jealous of her. Maybe it’s my fault. As a widower I spoiled her – Jolene was reading over my shoulder just now and says that’s not true. She claims Rachel ruined everything. But that’s not true. The real question is: How can I get my wife back? I don’t even know where she is. She’s not with Teri Polgar or any of her other friends from the salon. The other question is. . . when will Jolene grow up and stop acting like such a brat? Of course, I’m not the only one in town with problems. Linc Wyse’s father-in-law is trying to destroy his business. And you know Charlotte Rhodes? Seems she’s becoming forgetful, and the family’s worried about her and Ben. Lots of other stuff going on – but Rachel is better at keeping up with it than I am. If you have any idea where my wife is,… Read more »

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Jul 29
TLC Blog Tour&Review: Northwest Corner by John Burnham Schwartz

TLC Blog Tour&Review: Northwest Corner by John Burnham Schwartz

Title:Northwest CornerAuthor:John Burnham SchwartzPublisher: Random HousePublication Date: July 26,2011Pages:304Source: the publisher for TLC Book Tour (My FTC Disclaimer)Purchase: Barnes and Noble, Amazon Synopsis:The New York Times Book Review called Reservation Road “a triumph,” and the novel was universally acclaimed. Now, in a brilliant literary performance by one of our most compelling and compassionate writers, John Burnham Schwartz reintroduces us to Reservation Road’s unforgettable characters in a superb new work of fiction that stands magnificently on its own. Northwest Corner is a riveting story about the complex, fierce, ultimately inspiring resilience of families in the face of life’s most difficult and unexpected challenges. Twelve years after a tragic accident and a cover-up that led to prison time, Dwight Arno, now fifty, is a man who has started over without exactly moving on. Living alone in California, haunted yet keeping his head down, Dwight manages a sporting goods store and dates a woman to whom he hasn’t revealed the truth about his past. Then an unexpected arrival throws his carefully neutralized life into turmoil and exposes all that he’s hidden. Sam, Dwight’s estranged college-age son, has shown up without warning, fleeing a devastating incident in his own life. In its way, Sam’s… Read more »

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Jul 29
Bookie Friends Favorites Challenge

Bookie Friends Favorites Challenge

So, my friend Vicki over @ I’d Rather Be Reading At The Beach, has started a great new challenge called Book Friends Favorites Challenge, where you read some of your book bloggin’ buddies favorite books to see if you like them, too. The challenge stars August 1st running through December 31st, and you can find out more about it and sign up HERE. My 5 Favorite Books:1.  The Peach Keeper by Sarah Addison Allen 2. Moonlight Falls by Vincent Zandri 3. 16 Lighthouse Road by Debbie Macomber 4. The Proposal by Lori Wick 5. One For The Money by Janet Evanovich The Books I’m Reading & Whose Favorites They Are:1. Circle Of Friends by Preetham Grandhi (Vicki @  I’d Rather Be Reading At The Beach)2.3.4.5.

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Jul 28
WOW Blog Tour Part 2: ♥Making Your Dream a Reality♥ Guest Post by Melissa Foster

WOW Blog Tour Part 2: ♥Making Your Dream a Reality♥ Guest Post by Melissa Foster

Please welcome Melissa Foster to Reviews By Molly today!  Making Your Dream A Reality, by Melissa Foster Snow was falling outside the window, my two young boys were sleeping upstairs, and these images came to me like a recurring dream; a mother sitting poolside, her daughter playing beside her, and the feeling of freedom whisking through the air like a breeze—freedom from a marriage unraveled. Those are the images and the sensations that first sent me running to my computer. There was a story in my head vying for release. That was in 1991. Fast forward many years, and several children, later, and here I am—a full-time author. I have craved writing since that bitter winter afternoon, when I began poking away at my IBM Thinkpad balancing in my lap on a chair in our guestroom. That particular story has yet to be written, but it opened a door for many more to develop. Writing is a curious, and solitary, process for me. I can write just about anywhere with a window and a radio. For the most part, though, I must be alone. I sometimes act out my scenes several times before finding just the right emotions to portray…. Read more »

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Jul 28
PUYB Tour&Review: No One To Hear You Scream by Julia Madeleine

PUYB Tour&Review: No One To Hear You Scream by Julia Madeleine

Title: No One To Hear You ScreamAuthor: Julia MadeleinePublisher:Black Heart BooksPublication Date: March 22,2011Pages: 268Source: From the author for Pump Up Your Book tours (My FTC Disclaimer)Purchase: Amazon Synopsis:In the quiet environs of upstate New York, a family can get a great deal of land, a beautiful home, and a chance to live in the throw-back, bucolic world of small town America. For Brett and Pamela Jameson, that opportunity arose when a house they loved went into foreclosure. What they didn’t know was that this dream home was about to turn into their worst nightmare. Former owner, Irish emigrant and violent ex-gang member Rory Madden, is out of incarceration and wants his house back, and he will stop at nothing to get it. Rory unearths the secrets hidden within the Jameson family, and begins to leverage his knowledge to slowly drive wedges between them. When their seventeen year-old, mentally unstable daughter Justine falls for Rory’s advances, the devious mind of a career criminal turns her against her own parents, setting off a series of increasingly treacherous events that culminates into a charged climactic moment. At once a classic noir and a modern cautionary tale about the roiling truth lurking within… Read more »

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Jul 28
WOW Blog Tour & Review: Chasing Amanda by Melissa Foster

WOW Blog Tour & Review: Chasing Amanda by Melissa Foster

Title: Chasing AmandaAuthor: Melissa FosterPublisher:Solstice PublishingPublication Date:May 12,2011Source:From the author for WOW Blog Tour Review (My FTC Disclaimer)Purchase: Amazon, Smashwords Synopsis:Nine years ago, Molly Tanner witnessed a young girl’s abduction in the busy city of Philadelphia, shifting her occasional clairvoyance into overdrive. Two days later, the girl’s body was found, and Molly’s life fell apart. Consumed by guilt for not acting upon her visions, and on the brink of losing her family, Molly escaped the torturous reminders in the city, fleeing to the safety of the close-knit rural community of Boyds, Maryland.Molly’s life is back on track, her son has begun college, and she and her husband have finally rekindled their relationship. Their fresh start is shattered when a seven-year-old girl disappears from a local park near Molly’s home. Unable to turn her back on another child and troubled by memories of the past, Molly sets out to find her, jeopardizing the marriage she’d fought so hard to hold together. While unearthing clues and struggling to decipher her visions, Molly discovers another side of Boyds, where the residents–and the land itself–hold potentially lethal secrets, and exposes another side of her husband, one that threatens to tear them apart. OTHER INFO:Megan’s… Read more »

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Jul 28
TLC Blog Tour&Review: The Homecoming of Samuel Lake by Jenny Wingfield

TLC Blog Tour&Review: The Homecoming of Samuel Lake by Jenny Wingfield

Title: The Homecoming of Samuel LakeAuthor:Jenny WingfieldPublisher:Random HousePublication Date:July 12,2011Pages:336Source:from the publisher for TLC Book Tours (My FTC Disclaimer)Purchase:Amazon Synopsis:Every first Sunday in June, members of the colorful Moses clan gather for their annual reunion at “the old home place,” a sprawling hundred-acre farm in Arkansas. Samuel Lake, a handsome young preacher with a huge heart and strong convictions, has brought his wife, Willadee Moses, and their three young children to the festivities. For the children it’s a time to vacation away from the prying eyes of their father’s congregation, and for Willadee it’s a chance to be with her beloved mother and father. But tragedy strikes, jolting the family to their core and setting the stage for a summer of crisis and profound change. Samuel soon learns that he has lost his parish back in Louisiana, so he and his family take up temporary residence on the farm. Everyone is drawn to Samuel’s eleven-year-old daughter, Swan, with her outspoken questions and mischievous spirit. Swan, in turn, is fascinated by her powerful, secretive Uncle Toy, a war veteran, and his sultry wife, Bernice, an old girlfriend of Samuel’s whose desire to win back her old beau is a bit too… Read more »

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Jul 28
CFBA Tour&Preview: Love Finds You in Amana, Iowa by Melanie Dobson

CFBA Tour&Preview: Love Finds You in Amana, Iowa by Melanie Dobson

This week, theChristian Fiction Blog Allianceis introducingLove Finds You in Amana, IowaSummerside Press (June 1, 2011)  by   Melanie Dobson  ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Melanie Dobson is the award-winning author of The Black Cloister; Love Finds You in Liberty, Indiana; and Together for Good, and she has now authored nine contemporary and historical novels including Love Finds You in Nazareth, Pennsylvania which releases in November 2011.   Prior to launching Dobson Media Group in 1999, Melanie was the corporate publicity manager at Focus on the Family where she was responsible for the publicity of events, products, films, and TV specials. Melanie received her undergraduate degree in journalism from Liberty University and her master’s degree in communication from Regent University. She has worked in the fields of publicity and journalism for fifteen years including two years as a publicist for The Family Channel. Melanie and her husband, Jon, met in Colorado Springs in 1997 at Vanguard Church. Jon works in the field of computer animation. Since they’ve been married, the Dobsons have relocated numerous times including stints in Virginia, Tennessee, North Carolina, Colorado, Berlin, and Southern California. These days they are enjoying their new home in the Pacific Northwest. Jon and Melanie have… Read more »

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Jul 27
PUYB Guest Post: Evolution by L.L.Reaper

PUYB Guest Post: Evolution by L.L.Reaper

Let’s welcome L.L. Reaper to REVIEWS BY MOLLY today! EvolutionDo you remember the first book you fell in love with? I do. It was Lambert the Sheepish Lion, a children’s book about a lamb who had adopted this lion cub and raised him as her own. He grew up to be shy and easy to push around, that is until his mother was in danger, then he was no longer sheepish. My mom would read that story to me over and over. She probably hates it now. When I was in Junior High, my reading taste changed a slight bit. I read a lot of murder mystery, but fell in love with this book called The Assistant by Bernard Malamud. With as many times as I’ve read that book, I barely remember what it was about. I guess when I graduated high school, I did a major core-dump of everything. Then I hit my college years and discovered science-fiction. Let me clarify that. Isaac Asimov. I couldn’t read enough of his work. I’d read other sci-fi authors, but found few whose work I enjoyed as much. I was a romance snob. Wouldn’t touch the stuff. My sister gave me a… Read more »

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Jul 26
Tribute Books Blog Tour&Review: Intransit by Kathleen Gerard

Tribute Books Blog Tour&Review: Intransit by Kathleen Gerard

Title: IntransitAuthor:Kathleen GerardPublisher:Gale Cengage – Five StarPublication Date:May 2011Pages:284Source: from the publisher for Tribute Books Blog Tours (My FTC Disclaimer)Purchase: Barnes and Noble, Amazon Synopsis:Can a rookie cop survive the men who cross her path in the NYPD? When a psychic in a shopping mall tells Rita Del Vecchio that she is “destined for greatness,” and she will “marry a man in uniform,” the restless, wet-behind-the-ears, 22 year-old decides to finally take control of her life. Rita sets out on a quest to become a New York City Police Officer. But can a spry, feisty, single woman thrive in the gritty world of New York’s Finest? Leaving behind the suburbs of New Jersey and a job as an under-tipped waitress, Rita Del Vecchio hangs up her apron and ballet slippers for a bullet-proof vest. But will she wear it? And if she does, will it protect her on the mean streets of Manhattan? Can it also protect her from Cupid’s arrows if they should land amiss? Rita is assigned to the New York City Transit Police Squad and gets more than she bargained for. Riding the Lexington Avenue Subway Line, Rita winds up meeting not one man in uniform, but… Read more »

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