Tuesday, January 26, 2010

"Promise me forever by Debbie Macomber"






Sloan Whitaker had turned into a depressing and resentful man after the automobile accident. He was mad at the world and determined that no one and nothing could. He was tired of everyone pity him for the condition he was left after the accident, when in reality it wasn't pity but love and support they were trying to give. Sloan had built walls around himself to keep everyone else out. He would sit in the dark all day and eat little if anything at all. How can a man be expected to be up to par if their is nothing to fuel him?
Nurses were going more often than not and  being put off by his mood swings  but then there was Joy. the one person who could turn things around when all else failed. She was a young nurse/PT who unlike the others had been through what Sloan had at the tender age of 16. She was told by her doctors that she would never walk again. Pure determination and the love of her father pushed her past the reservations and made it so she could walk again. It may have taken a two years for her to accomplish the goal but it did happen.
At the beginning sloan was determined to make her leave and tried numerous times to fire her but to his dismay he could not fire her because he didn't pay her, the family and company did.
At the beginning he tried to push her buttons but as hard as he pushed she would give as well as he did. Slowly he started to come around, wanting to be around her and listen to her play her flute. He came to need her and love her. In return she loved him as well but she left because she wasn't like all the women in his past and thought his love came from the graditude of helping him. Little did she know that it was pure and real.
She goes backs after the weeks of putting her self in agony to be apart from him at the mercy of his staff at the home and family. He had turned into a bitter man for when he asked her to marry him , she said no: for she thought his love was a manisfestation of him being grateful.
When she came back she had seen what he had turned into, all the hard work she had doen to restore him and he gone back, giving up. Abusing alcohol to cover both his physical and emotional pain.
In the end he finds out the real purpose to her leaving. giving him back to all the beauties of the world. He was no longer that person he was before the accident and he loved joy. Not for her what she did for him but what she did for him. She made him love again and that was a gift btter than anything he could have asked for.

 I loved this story and thought it to be a great story about love, compassion ad true sacrifice. hope you will enjoy reading  it as much as a did.!
-ali


Monday, January 25, 2010

" Bride quartet-book one visions in white



Book One in the Bride Quartet. Wedding photographer Mackensie " MAC” Elliot is most at home behind the camera, but her focus is shattered moments before an important wedding rehearsal when she bumps into the bride-to-be’s brother…an encounter that has them both seeing stars. A stable, safe English teacher, Carter Maguire is definitely not Mac’s type. But a casual fling might be just what she needs to take her mind off bridezillas. Of course, casual flings can turn into something more when you least expect it. And Mac will have to turn to her three best friends—and business partners—to see her way to her own happy ending.

karen marie moning




to date i have only read one book by k.m moning and since then have fallen in love with her characters. I didnt start at the beginning of the series but have read the immortal highlander and have fallen in love with her characters gabby and adam.

Adam had been punished for his multiple offenses that he had committed and was sent to the mortal world where he is invisible to all and to live as human, which unknown to himself he isn't actually human just as close as he can be without being human due to once a faery has been turned mortal there is no going back. Turning human would strip him of all his powers and his immortality. Adam had been wandering through this world with none of the comforts he is accustomed to . He is left with the power to sift through time for short distances, which i assume is for his own protection against those rivals and the dangers of our world.
In the mortal realm he meets gabby, the only one who can help him. she has been cursed since she was born with the ability to see both the mortal and faery worlds. Gabby had been taught to fear all members of the fae so upon meeting adam she hightails and runs. Adam not long after follows her and she helps him to restore order in the faery world for he realizes that his arch nemisis is trying to overthrow the queen of the fae and attempting to eliminate Adam . Through their adventures they fall in love and adam gives up his immortality and turns mortal only Adam doesn't have a soul like all mortals do.

recent reads

lately i haven't been able to keep up with all the books that i have been reading but here are some of the recent books that i have read.
  • the secret she kept by amy knupp
  • the marine's baby by rogenna brewer
  • a natural father by susan mayberry
  • 16 lighthouse road by debbie macomber
  • 204 rosewood lane by debbie macomber
  • 311 pelican court by debbie macomber
  • promise me forver by debbie macomber