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Friday, March 9, 2012

Weekend Report (20) and Giveaway Winner!



Weekend Report is where I share what I accomplished (book-wise) the previous week! Feel free to join along and post your own Weekend Report on your blog/site. If you do, please leave the URL in a comment below.

What I'm currently reading:

About Prize of My Heart:

Massachusetts, 1815. 
Will His Love Endure Once He Learns Her Secret? 

 Three years ago, Captain Brogan Talvis's late wife abandoned their son, leaving no clue as to the boy's whereabouts. After searching relentlessly, Brogan discovers his son was adopted by a New England shipbuilder. And the man's daughter, Lorena Huntley, acts as loving guardian to the child.

Lorena, who hides a dark truth, finds herself falling for the handsome captain and ex-privateer who's come to secure ownership of one of her father's ships. She's unaware of Brogan's own secret when another's deceit has her sailing toward Europe against her will.

Haunted by thoughts of Lorena in peril, Brogan is compelled to choose between the boy he longs for and the woman who has captured his heart.

My thoughts:

I'm not that far in this book yet, but the story seems like it will be great! I'm wondering what Lorena's secret'll be...

What I've read this week:

My thoughts:

All of these books were good, but my favorite would most definitely be Bourne! I absolutely loved that book and can hardly wait for the next River of Time novel (or novella)!! :D

What I plan on reading soon:

About Before the Scarlet Dawn:

In 1775, Hayward Morgan, a young gentleman destined to inherit his father’s estate in Derbyshire, England, captures the heart of the local vicar’s daughter, Eliza Bloome. Her dark beauty and spirited ways are not enough to win him, due to her station in life.

Circumstances throw Eliza in Hayward’s path, and they flee to America to escape the family conflicts. But as war looms, it's a temporary reprieve. Hayward joins the revolutionary forces and what follows is a struggle for survival, a test of faith, and the quest to find lasting love in an unforgiving wilderness.

My thoughts:

I think Before the Scarlet Dawn sounds great! I am looking forward to reading it! :D

About Far From Here:

How long do you hold on to hope? 

 Danica Greene has always hated flying, so it was almost laughable that the boy of her dreams was a pilot. She married him anyway and together, she and Etsell settled into a life where love really did seem to conquer all. Danica is firmly rooted on the ground in Blackhawk, the small town in northern Iowa where they grew up, and the wide slashes of sky that stretch endlessly across the prairie seem more than enough for Etsell. But when the opportunity to spend three weeks in Alaska helping a pilot friend presents itself, Etsell accepts and their idyllic world is turned upside down. It’s his dream, he reveals, and Danica knows that she can’t stand in the way. Ell is on his last flight before heading home when his plane mysteriously vanishes shortly after takeoff, leaving Danica in a free fall. Etsell is gone, but what exactly does gone mean? Is she a widow? An abandoned wife? Or will Etsell find his way home to her? Danica is forced to search for the truth in her marriage and treks to Alaska to grapple with the unanswerable questions about her husband’s mysterious disappearance. But when she learns that Ell wasn’t flying alone and that a woman is missing, too, the bits and pieces of the careful life that she had constructed for them in Iowa take to the wind. A story of love and loss, and ultimately starting over, Far From Here explores the dynamics of intimacy and the potentially devastating consequences of the little white lies we tell the ones we love.

My thoughts:

I'm kinda cautious about reading this book. I heard that there is some bad language in it (after I already got it for review) and now I'm a little less excited about reading it... Hopefully there isn't too many curse words.

Reviews posted this week:

Current Giveaways!

Enter to win Frantic by Mike Dellosso! US and Canada only. Enter here.


Enter to win A Bride's Portrait of Dodge City, Kansas by Erica Vetsch ~ US only. Enter here.

Giveaway winner!

The winner of  The Maid of Fairbourne Hall is...

Liz R

Congratulations!! :D


So that's what I accomplished (book-wise) this week, what about you?


  1. Busy girl =) since you liked Bourne more than Heart's Safe Passage (which I loved!), I'll have to look Bourne up!
    Have a great weekend!

    1. Thanks, Marie! :) Bourne is a part of Lisa Bergren's River of Time series, so you might want to read "Waterfall" first. I agree, Heart's Safe Passage was really good! :)

  2. Congrats to Liz R!!!! enjoy your book :)
    You've covered a lot a books this week, Melanie!!
    I did reviews for Halflings and a Max Lucado book, joined a blog tour for Caller ID, got tagged and started Replication this week :)
    Thanks for the continuous giveaways and updates, have a wonderful weekend sweetie!

    1. Wow, Kara!!! You had a busy week. Hope you enjoy Replication!!!! Thanks so much for commenting. :D

  3. Melanie - I had the same trouble with Far From Here. The bad language is "sprinkled" throughout the last third of the book - so not tons. Once I learned that the book wasn't intended to be "Christian fiction," that helped some - b/c I was sure shocked at first!

    1. Hi Brooke! I had thought it was Christian Fiction, too... thanks for letting me know what to expect. :)

  4. I love this. :) Really want to read all of your "read this week" books!!!

    1. Thanks, Charity! :D I hope you read them! :)


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