This book has an interesting car race to add to the action. Meeting Sugar Maple was amusing.
Meeting Goldie's mom in this book was funny. Who has wanted to say, "My mom is a mermaid!" Once again she helps the resort's detective with a problem. Her success allows her to start an internship with Charles.
A fun, light-hearted detective story with an entertaining cast of characters. Goldie lives in a resort where her father works and is always finding a mystery to solve instead of doing her job. She has a lot of fun while cracking the case.
Things are a bit chaotic in the Jones house at 7:15 am on the first day of school. When the doorbell rings, Carter finds that they have been sent a butler. Grandpa Jones in England has died and left enough money for his gentleman's gentleman to come serve their family in America. Carter's dad is in the military and stationed in Germany so it is just him, his mom and three sisters. Mr. Bowles-Fitzpatrick quickly gets the family settled in to a new routine. This routine includes figuring out who each of them are and making good choices. The butler spends a lot of time working on Carter.
This is the story of two sisters, Vianne and Isabelle during World War Two in France. The Nazis have occupied their small village of Carriveau. Both sisters struggle with their relationship to each other. Isabelle is far more daring and outrageously impulsive than her older sister who simply wants to lead a quiet life with her husband and her daughter, Sophie. It is Isabelle who meets the danger of Nazi occupation head on and soon joins the resistance unwittingly putting Vianne and her family in danger.
The first book of a new contemporary romance series set in the mountains of Virginia. Sparks fly as fiery Casey Reddick and brooding Hollywood actor Tate Landers clash in the Virginia summer heat. A chef who puts her career first and her love life second, Casey doesn't see what every girl in town is swooning over. She made up her mind the moment she met Tate--he's gorgeous, but stuck-up, nothing like his ex-brother-in-law, Devlin who's playing the Wickham to Tate's Darcy in local production of Pride & Prejudice.
Babies born with heart defects that affected the flow of oxygen were called blue babies because their extremities would be blue instead of a healthy pink. Cardiac surgery was not something doctors even considered as the heart was a sacred organ and to cut into it seemed wrong. That all changed in the 1940s at Johns Hopkins Medical Center.
Jocelyn is the daughter of the great Captain Hook, who she has never actually met. She has been raised by her mother's father who is finally fed up by her antics. So Jocelyn is sent off to finishing school where of course she doesn't fit in. Jocelyn doesn't want to fit in, she wants to be a pirate and avenge her father. At finishing school, Jocelyn only makes friends with the cook's boy Roger. They sneak off every chance they get to an abandoned carriage house filled with rejects from the school. There they dream about going on adventures.
This is a beautiful story about a grandfather's struggles with dementia and the son and grandson who are trying to help him hang on to his memories. We get to see inside Grandpa's head and how he stores his memories. We see how Noah tries to help him and how Grandpa has regrets about his son. We then move past Grandpa's memories to those of the father and Noah and they live with an ever increasingly frail Grandpa. It is a touching story of loss and love and one many people with aging family can relate to.
Olive is one of those kids who has a lot of friends and gets along with lots of different types of people. That is great until the school talent show when all her friends pair off into their groups and no one invites Olive to join them. So Olive has to figure out where she belongs and what she is supposed to do. It is a story about cliques and being who you are no matter what. It was awesome and I think fans of Raina Telgmeier and Victoria Jamieson will love it.
This book will be published January 2019.
Arthur is a young fox groundling at Ms. Carbunkle's Home for Wayward and Misbegotten Creatures. It is a dreary place where the young half-human, half-animal children slave away. Arthur and his new friend Trinket make their escape one day and travel out into the world. Trinket is off to find her only relative, an uncle. Arthur is off to Lumentown to see if he can find out anything about his history. All he has is an address and hope. In Lumentown Arthur makes new friends, gets into trouble and uncovers a plot. Miss Carbunkle plans to steal the music of the world.
I am truly enjoying listening to the Harry Potter books. Jim Dale is amazing and I am finding all kinds of small details I didn't catch or didn't remember. Makes me want to have a movie marathon!
This book is a collection of views from each of Henry VIII's wives and the king's view of each of their romances. Some very different stories than the legends we have always heard. Guess it's true there are always at least two sides to every story.
When your parent is an alcoholic, what is normal? That is what Kira is trying to find out after her dad has to go to rehab. Kira's mother is out of the picture so while her dad is getting help, Kira has to leave her home in Texas and live for nine months with her aunt. The upheaval of Kira's life was sudden and tramatic. She had to leave behind her friends and boyfriend. When her dad gets out of rehab, Kira goes home to find he has opened their house to some friends he made at the facility to try to help them get on their feet. Kira is resentful and angry at her new living arrangement.