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The Celebration by Wanda E. Brunstetter

The Celebration - Wanda E. Brunstetter

The Celebration is enjoyable. I like that you get to meet all the families and it rotational. It not with only one family and I like that. I like how Wanda does that with this book and series.


I like Hedi Toyer and how we see how she has struggled. We alway see how she reaches out to other children and their parents along the way as she is trying to help her foster children adjust and get to know other children.


We meet the Velma and her family. We also see the other families and meet them. Will they all heal over this Amish food and cooking class. Then gain they may form friendships they did not know will happen.


The one thing I noticed that I wish was different was that it gave us more of the children point of view more. It was a cooking class for children. I was hoping that would let see the children point of view along with the parents point of view.


The plot is done well. Wanda Brunstetter as done herself well with this book. I know this is the third book in the series. I want to read the other two hopefully soon. I would recommend any of Wanda’s books to read. This is good. This one is unique to me and have yet to see and Amish author do it the way she as.


Kill the Darling: Green Team Guess Round 4

I have choose "The Celebration" by Wanda E. Brunstetter. For my next book to read and you will see what card I am using with it.



I am choosing Suspect: Walter Mosely - Read a Book Written by an author whose First or Last name begins with W or M.


My book is written by author: Wanda E. Brunstetter

Killing Your Darling: Green Team Guess

I have read ICE by Lauren Carr. I will have the review either later tonight or tomorrow maybe as it is a book tour book, It is a bit before it on my blog though I can write beforehand. For this game, I choose this book because it fits several of the cards.




I have chosen Agatha Cristie as my suspect for this book ICE. I cover Read a book that in the Mystery Genre and The author first or Last name Begins with the Letters A or C. You will find that this is genre Crime fiction, and Mystery and the author's name is Lauren Carr

Lone Wolf Lawman

Lone Wolf Lawman (Appaloosa Pass Ranch) - Delores Fossen

Looking for an action-packed book. Well, Lone Wolf Lawman is packed to the brim with action. You get quite a few things in this book. There a romance as well. We meet Angie and Wes.

When Addie is pulled inside her barn by someone. She starts fighting him as she thinks she is attacked or dragged. But when we find out it Weston. He has come back and he when to warn Angie that the Moonlight Strangler may be after her and want her as his next victim.

Who is Moonlight Strangler? Who wants Addie dead. There is the twist and turns throughout this page-turner. Once you get started you are pulled in.

Who is after her and Weston? Delores Fossen plot is great, She tells the story like no other romance to a point that it has action throughout the story plot. There a surprise that Addie tells Weston?

This brings in the sheriff and Addie family and you will find that there are more surprises and twisted along the way. You will not be disappointed and you will be surprised at how it ends.


Last Stop in Brooklyn

Last Stop in Brooklyn: A Mary Handley Mystery - Lawrence Levy

Mary is a case when she feels like someone is following her. But she cannot tell who at the moment. Once she sees her friend's husband talking to Colleen. She thinks the worse of her best friend's husband. 

On her way out, she confronts a man see that is following her. When she does, he wants her to look into his brother case that is that Ben Ali is not a killer. 

There seems to be some corruption going on in the NYPD in the year of 1894. Who does all the cover-up? Who the Killer of more than a dozen woman. 

Looks like Mary get pulled into an investigation that has to do with Sage Bombing and as she gets more into the case of Ben Ali she finds more clues and finding the killer. Who is Jack the Ripper, the killer? 

You will be turning the page to find out. Have you read the book you learn about that time period in NY? We even meet Teddy Roosevelt before he becomes President of United States and the reason why or at least partly. 

If you are a historical Fiction fan you will enjoy this book. It a Mystery and part historical so you will get both if you are a fan of both or one or the other.


The Voice Behind the Small Attic Door

The Voice Behind the Small Attic Door - Mary Lynn Plaisance

This story takes place shortly after a woman wants to be a bride and have her dream wedding. There a mystery that unfolds as soon as the bride and groom are to leave the church. Why and how does Mike Harwing die and why?

There seems to be a someone that knows and Susan also knows but why? The parent of Susan want to help their daughter but do not know how.

We are pulled in and wondering what happen. Why is Susan acting the way she is. Susan hears a Voice named Piddle Paddle Waddle. No one can hear this person other than Susan. She comes into Susan room. Though her parents cannot see or hear this voice from the small Attic Door.

You will be surprised and the twist and turns this book takes you on. Does Susan have a personality disorder or not? Her parents do find some really strange emails but do not know what to do about them. They seem to find out how evil their daughter is but they love her a lot to want to get her help.

Mary Lynn Plaisance doe bring the story line together and leave you wondering what Piddle Paddle Waddle will do? Will Susan learn her lesson or will she not? You will see find out by reading the book.


Monthly Wrap up: February


February came and went as well. Where do these month go. I know February is a short month out of all the years it just that it would move a bit slow but not by much as January. This past month was a cold one to say the least. We had Ice and cold weather with some sun days. It was a month of Wet and strange weather from mother nature. I would like to say Spring is on it way now but who i am kidding.


I seem to have brought my reading up since January. I seem of gotten 7 books read this past month. Which is 3 books above last month. Here the list.


Books Read in February:


  1. Hidden by Vannetta Chapman
  2. Patrick Turns His Play into Pay by Shani Muhammad, Patrick Muhammad
  3. Megan's Munchkins by Pamela Foland
  4. Last Stop In Brooklyn by Lawrence Levy
  5. What the Bishop Saw by Vannetta Chapman
  6. I Love a Book by Joe Rhatigan
  7. The Voice Behind the Small Attic Door by Mary Lynn Plaisance
So for the month of February, I have read a total of 1,359 Pages. You can see what my total for the month by book below:
Total Pages by Book for February:
  1. Hidden - 396 Pages
  2. Patrick Turns His Play into Pay - 40 Pages
  3. Megan's Munchkins - 79 Pages
  4. Last Stop In Brooklyn - 320 Pages
  5. What The Bishop Saw - 352 Pages
  6. I Love A Book - 28 Pages
  7. The Voice Behind the Small Attic Door - 144 Pages
So Far as of 2018 the Total Pages Read are 2,494 Pages. Not including that last book Lone Wolf Lawman. That book pages will be added in March Wrap Up. Below is the Total amount of Pages Per Month.
Total Pages Per Month:
  1. January - 1,135 Total Pages
  2. February - 1,359 Total Pages
So Far as of 2018 the Total Books Read are 11 Books. Not including that last book Lone Wolf Lawman. That book will be added in March Wrap Up. Below is the Total amount of Books Per Month.
Total Books Per Month:
  1. January - 4 Books
  2. February - 7 Books
What was written and posted in January. Some of the books were read in 2017 and that is way you are see them posted in February of 2018 as for I choose those dates for the tours. You will that I have Reviews that will be posted this year that go to book that were read before 2018. Though I am trying to keep up with current reviews with book read this year there are some from back log. I just did not get to write the review. They will be marked.


Want to see all the wraps so far. Take a look Below at the list.
2018 Monthly Wrap Up:

KYD: Green Team

I got one correct. By Getting one of the Crime Scenes..

Check it out. Green Team let work together if we can.


Monthly Wrap up: January

Where did that first month go? I know we had some really cold days. I got sick for 3 weeks of the month. That what happened to me for January. I was layed up with coughing and just reading though not much reading from what I got done this month.


I only got 4 books read in January.


  1. One Christmas in Winter by Bell Renshaw
  2. Searching for Gertrude by Kevin D. Haggerty
  3. Too Rich for a Bride by Mona Hodgson 
  4. The Englisher by Beverly Lewis


So the total of pages read as of January is 1,135 Pages. Total pages by book, Look below


Total Pages by book in January:

  1. One Christmas in Winter -163 Pages
  2. Searching for Gertrude - 306 Pages
  3. Too Rich for a Bride - 320 Pages
  4. The Englisher - 346 Pages




What was written and posted in January? Some of the books were read in 2017 and that is a way you see them posted in January of 2018 as for I choose those dates for the tours. You will that I have Reviews that will be posted this year that go to book that was read before 2018. Though I am trying to keep up with current reviews with the book read this year there are some from backlog. I just did not get to write the review. They will be marked.


What was your January?


Review: What the Bishop Saw

What the Bishop Saw (The Amish Bishop Mysteries) - Vannetta Chapman

What the Bishops Saw is a really good mystery in itself. You are guessing from the time you open the book and the last page you turn. Who killed Veron Fry? Did someone murder Vernon Fry on purpose? Is it Amish and English.

I am still surprised with the ending. The Englisher needs help as she does not get to bottom of the case or any closes. Will the bishop help save an innocent man and catch the culprit? What is Henry talent and is it good or is bad. To find out this you need to read the book.

I am still wondering why this person did what he or she did towards the Amish when they did not do anything to have it happen. Vannetta Chapman gets you hooked and wanting more. You will not want to put this book down once you start to read it. It pages turner for you. Will Henry take a leap a faith and use these talents. Find out by reading What the Bishop Saw. It a compelling story and one I hope to follow more of Henry and this community in Colorado Valley.


Review: I Love a Book by Joe Rhatigan

I Love a Book - Joe Rhatigan, Olga & Aleksey Ivanov

I Love a Book is done well. I love the pictures and it keeps me fantastic. Young Children would love looking at the pictures for hours. It would keep them to turning the page. The story is sweet as well. I believe it rhymes and make it more of a poem for parts of it.


The author does a wonderfully with it. It also might about the author when he was a young boy. You have young children that love books will this book talk about books throughout. It great for readers and parents but also for children that want learn about books a bit as well.


Reading for Green Team

I just finished this book the other day- It fit several cards for the Killing your darling Game. The main characters who are brave and heroic.


Kill Your Darlings: The Suspect Files

Reblogged from The Quilty Reader:











Announcing: Kill Your Darlings - a booklikes murder mystery reading game

Reblogged from Reading is my ESCAPE from Reality!:
Reblog; please comment & like on the original post. :)


Ever since Tigus mentioned his old Murder Mystery Game, I've been wracking my brains for a way to adapt it to a Booklikes Reading Game.


And By George, I think I've got it.


What this game is:


A fun-filled opportunity to solve a crime - by reading books!

A game that can be played either individually, or in teams!


What this game is not:


A game where you must read mysteries. Multi-genre play is absolutely available!


Game play will begin as close to March 1 as I can get the game ready. Rules and game ephemera forthcoming!



Book Tour: Megan's Munchkins

Megan's Munchkins (Megan's World Book 1) - Pamela Foland

Megan’s Munchkins was adorable. Though it did something some books rarely do. That is the fact we get to learn about kitten care though not like we are getting bogged down with information all the time like a kitten book.

It as if Megan want to prove to her parents that can take care of a pet. Though she makes mistakes along the way. We see she how she changes and that of her parents. She afraid to tell her parents that she found them.

Will Megan's fear over rule and or will she tell her parents. We see her determination and struggle to want to tell her parents. She doe take on the responsibility of the kittens. She know she want them to live and not die.

Her family does not know other then her brother. Though will she face and accept the mistakes and learn from them. You will need to find out by reading. Her parents see the changes but they get a little upset when they find out what she been hiding.


Book Tour: Patrick Turns His Play Into Pay

Patrick Turns His Play Into Pay - Shani Muhammad, Patrick Muhammad, Natalie Jurosky

Patrick turn his play into pay is really a good book for children. Did you ever know that what you enjoy the most could become a business of some sort. Patrick show this though this baking and learning to cook with his grandmother.


Patrick does what all children do when something breaks. Once he hears that his parents can not help. He get the idea about backing or what learned when he was young and visiting his grandmother.


His friend helps with a sign for this business. It a sweet. The pictures tell the story. I like the pictures and they are done well. There educational in the book as well.


Currently reading

The Inn at Ocean's Edge (Shadow Bay)
Colleen Coble
Amish Values for Your Family: What We Can Learn from the Simple Life
Suzanne Woods Fisher
Twelve Days
Teresa Hill
Charles Towne Belles Trilogy
MaryLu Tyndall, M.L. Tyndall
Progress: 963/960 pages