Thursday, August 8, 2013

End of Summer Read-A-Thon | Sign-Up & Goals


Yes, I'm participating in another read-a-thon. I totally blame Melanie and Crystal. If they hadn't posted about this, I never would have known about it. :)
The End of Summer Read-A-Thon is hosted by Lisa from Turning Pages and Audris from YA Bookmark, running from August 9th through August 12th. The End of Summer Read-A-Thon is a long weekend filled with books, challenges, giveaways and other special posts.

End of Summer Read-A-Thon
August 9-12
My Goals: Finish 2 Review Books & 1 Just For Fun Book

Rules of Murder by Julianna Deering, 336 pages (Review)
Drew Farthering loves a good mystery, although he generally expects to find it in the pages of a novel, not on the grounds of his country estate. When a weekend party at Farthering Place is ruined by murder and the police seem flummoxed, Drew decides to look into the crime himself. With the help of his best friend, Nick Dennison, an avid mystery reader, and Madeline Parker, a beautiful and whip-smart American debutante staying as a guest, the three try to solve the mystery as a lark, using the methods from their favorite novels.
 
Soon, financial irregularities at Drew’s stepfather’s company come to light and it’s clear that all who remain at Farthering Place could be in danger. Trying hard to remain one step ahead of the killer–and trying harder to impress Madeline–Drew must decide how far to take this game.


A Most Peculiar Circumstance by Jen Turano, 269 pages remaining (Review) 
Miss Arabella Beckett has one driving passion: to help the downtrodden women of America. Naturally, she supports the women's suffrage movement and eagerly attends rallies and lectures across the country. On her travels, she makes a simple offer of assistance to a young woman in need that goes sadly awry and lands both ladies in more trouble than they can manage. An independent sort, Arabella is loath to admit she needs help and certainly doesn't need help from an arrogant, narrow-minded knight in shining armor.

Mr. Theodore Wilder, private investigator extraordinaire, is on a mission. A mission that began as a favor to his good friend Hamilton Beckett, but swiftly evolved into a merry chase across the country. By the time he finally tracks down Hamilton's sister, Arabella, he is in a less than pleasant mood. When the lady turns out to have radical ideas and a fiercely independent streak, he soon finds himself at his wit's end.

When they return home to New York, circumstances force their paths to continue to cross, but the most peculiar feelings growing between them certainly can't be love. When the trouble Arabella had accidentally stirred up seems to have followed her to New York and threatens her very life, the unlikely couple must face the possibility that they might have landed in the most peculiar circumstance of all: love.

The Cowboy's Holiday Blessing by Brenda Minton, 224 pages (Just For Fun)
Reformed rebel Jackson Cooper thinks he can handle anything—until a sullen teenage girl appears at his ranch, claiming the impossible. Even though he's not Jade's father, he can't turn her away, knowing she's in need. But he's going to need the helping hand of compassionate schoolteacher Madeline Patton. An unlikely duo with their own secret fears, Jackson and Maddie certainly don't expect the Christmas surprise of instant parenthood. Yet as they work toward giving a foster child a home, they might just discover the most wonderful gift of all: family.

4 comments:

  1. LOL! So glad you signed up, Brooke!! :D

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  2. Yay! I'm so glad you're joining us :D

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  3. GREAT blog!! Love the layout...makes me think of scrapbooking. And I love scrapbooking. lol

    I actually found you on the "Christian Fictions Bloggers" group on Goodreads. I'm looking for more Christian bloggers/authors to connect with, please feel free to check us out. Right now we also have a give away for a SIGNED ARC of Rick Mapson's "Seeing Clearly" ...very much along the lines of "The Shack". Please stop by, and I look forward to enjoying your work!

    Lis Ann @ The Indigo Quill - http://theindigoquill.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks, Lis Ann! I'll have to stop by your blog and check it out.

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