BOOKS ADDED THIS WEEK – JULY 14, 2018

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FROM NETGALLEY


FROM EDELWEISS


FROM MY TBR SELF


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FIRST LINES FRIDAY – SHOWCASE ON MARGARET COEL

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 Do you enjoy learning about the native American Indians tribe? This series is based on the Arapahoe Reservation. I have all of these books and several a second time. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this series.

 

Book # 20

“THE NARROW DIRT road clung to the mountainside between the granite peaks jutting overhead and the drop-off into the valley. Ponderosas, scrub brush, and scruffy undergrowth looked fat and green after the spring rain, greener than Alan Fergus remembered the Wind River range ever looking. It was the fourth Friday in May. The foliage wouldn’t turn gray and dusty until the summer heat set in.”

MY REVIEW

The Wind River Reservation books have been a favorite since I read the first. The information about the Arapahoe and Shoshone Indian is first-rate. Usually, my emotions are involved and this was no difference. as I had tears for all the in individuals engaged in the affair. Vicky is brought into the case by another lawyer. This lawyer was killed before he could inform Vicky about the case. Five years before the Liilesheilds found a white baby left on their doorstep. They want to adopt the child now. Father John niece is visiting the Mission. Her Ph.D. thesis is about sisters captured in a raid on a wagon train, one was recused, she grew up with her family. The other married an Arapahoe and had 5 children. The sisters meet in there late life. Father John ‘s niece meets an Arapahoe Indian who was considering the Priesthood. The twists that this story takes will keep you turning the pages. The ending will leave thinking. This is must read.

Disclosure: I received a free copy from Berkley Publishing Group through NetGalley for an honest review. I would like to thank them for this opportunity to read and review the book. The opinions expressed are my own



Book # 18

“Late June, the Moon When the Hot Weather Begins THE CONFESSIONAL WAS warm and stuffy. The round light in the ceiling shone on the pages of the novel he was reading and radiated heat around the small area. He could hear the wind picking up outside, the June beginnings of the hot, dry winds that would scour the Wind River Reservation all summer.”

MY REVIEW

The Wind River Series has long been my favorite Native American story. I am delighted to read this book. Visiting with Father John and Vicky Holden was a great way to pass the time. Someone is taking random shots at cars on the highway. Vicky and Adam to stop to help and find a dead man. About the same time a white buffalo calf is born on the reservation. The Arapahoe believe the white calf is scared and that it a sign creator is with it. Hoards descend on ranch to see the calf. Several cowboys who work on the ranch has disappeared. The subplots are skillfully merged together.


Book # 10

“October 1907 THE THREE WARRIORS sat their ponies against a glass-blue sky broken only by the mare’s tail cloud stream streaming overhead.”


Book # 1

“A COLD GUST of wind whipped across the Ethete powwow grounds and flapped at Father John Aloysius O’Malley’s windbreaker.”

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THROWBACK THURSDAY – CHAINED   By – EILEEN BRADY

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I have enjoy this story about Kate Turner, veterinarian. I like it so much I downloaded the last one. All are funny as we follow Kate on her rounds. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this series.


BOOK # 3

MY REVIEW

I was delighted to find the third book of Kate Turner’s experiences as a veterinarian. The exploits are Smithsonian often funny. I especially liked the pig wedding. The Alaskan malamute that found the bones was of special interest. The bones turned out to be 10 years and that  popular high school student who was believed to leave the area. Dr. Kate is asked to find out what happened. An old college friend arrives and aides her. There is a black bear in story that figures in the solution of the tale. I highly recommend this book and series

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BOOK # 1

MY REVIEW

If you like dogs and cats come along with Dr. Kate Turner, DMV as she makes her rounds for Oak Fall Animal Hospital. You will meet her patients, dogs, cats and a parrot. One home visit she find all the dogs running loose in the house. This an unusual occurrence and checking it out, Vivian and Thomas Langthores are dead and their Champion King Charles Spaniel, Charles Too is missing. Dr. Kate knows, the Langthrones would not have let their dogs loose and would have left instructions for their care. The case is rule murder/ suicide at first; later changed to suspicious. Kate attends a dog show to ask questions about the dogs. A friend of the Langthrones is shot in the ring. Kate helps saves  the friend's life. Kate knows the elderly couple was MURDER and she has no proof. Kate must decide what she knows to the police or let it go as no one would believe her. The ending is a surprise.
This is the first book I have read by her and I am looking forward to going along with Kate again.

Full Disclosure: I was given a free copy for an honest review.


BOOK # 2

MY REVIEW
This book is for animal and cozy mystery lovers both will enjoy the light fun read.  Kate Turner is  still working Oak Falls as relief veterinarian and her stories about her clients are fabulous. She becomes concern when a woma client is dead of an apparent suicide but makes no plan for dog Toto. Kate becomes concern when her handicap kennel worker is suspected of killing her. Will Kate's inquiry be in time before he convicted of the killing.

Full Disclosure: I received a free copy from Poison Pen Press through Netgalley for an honest review. I would likke to thank them for this opportunity to read and review the book. The opinions are my own.

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WWW WEDNESDAYS – JULY 11, 2018

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Today, I am taking part in WWW WEDNESDAY hosted by

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The three W’s are 

WHAT AM I READING?


WHAT I JUST FINISHED READING?

WHAT WILL I READ NEXT?


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WAITING ON WEDNESDAY – DEATH AND DAISIES By Amanda Flower

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PUBLISHER Crooked Lane Books

PUBLISH DATE November 13, 2018

NETGALLEY SAYS

“National bestselling author Amanda Flower returns with her second floral Magic Garden mystery, perfect for readers of Paige Shelton and Sheila Connolly.

Florist Fiona Knox left behind her gloomy life for a magical garden in Scotland, but a murder on her shop’s opening day spells doom.


Fiona Knox thought she was pulling her life back together when she inherited her godfather’s cottage in Duncreigan, Scotland—complete with a magical walled garden. But the erstwhile Tennessee flower shop owner promptly found herself puddle boot-deep in danger when she found a dead body among the glimmering blossoms. One police investigation later (made a trifle less unpleasant by the presence of handsome Chief Inspector Neil Craig), and Fiona’s life is getting back on a steady, thoughbewitched, track. Her sister Isla has just moved in with her, and the grand opening of her new spellbound venture, the Climbing Rose Flower Shop in Aberdeenshire, is imminent.”

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JUST ADD WATER By Jinx Schwartz Free July 10-14, 2018

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Just Add Water, Free July 10-14 and other good stuff!
FREE JULY 10-14 . The first book in the Hetta Coffey series is free just in time for Book #10’s release.

AVAILABLE FOR PRESALE NOW AT .99 

21-Author Boxed set, including BAJA GET AWAY, an original book I wrote for the set. 
All proceeds go to Pets for Vets, so please pre-order for yourself and friends. For my Amazon friends, it will be available later.

Great cause, good deal! Order as gifts…we’re talking .99 cents here.

AVAILABLE NOW FOR PREORDER NOW ON KOBO, iTUNES, and Nook. Amazon later.

KOBO: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/love-under-fire-13


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SHELVED UNDER MURDER by Victoria Gilbert

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It is October in Taylorsford, Virginia and the residents prepared for an art festival in the 2nd boo of the Blue Ridge Library series. Amy Webber and her assistant, Sunny are preparing the library to take part in the annual Heritage Festival which celebrates local history and arts and crafts. Sunny need to picked a pair of paintings that are being donated to the library by a well-known artist for sale. Amy and Richard go with Sunny to pick up the paintings. They find the artist has been stabbed to death by a pallet knife. They also find a hidden vault with a cache of paintings. The story keeps turning as efforts to find the killer and the original source of the paintings. Amy becomes a deputy so she can do online searches for the artwork. Richard needs to substitute in a dance recital. Aunt Lydia is concerned as her husband’s work is in question. Did he forge some masterpieces? Are the pictures stolen paintings or are forgeries?  Amy and Richard’s romance continues as does Sunny with Sheriff Deputy Brad. The ending was satisfactory. I recommend this book and series.

Disclosure: Many thanks to  Crooked Lane Books for a review copy. The opinions expressed are my own.

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DISORDERLY CONDUCT  Mary Feliz 

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At the beginning of each chapter are good tips on what you need to take with you if you must leave for safety reasons. Don’t forget about your pets. Very good information on fire, the drug cartel, rattlesnakes, missing children grief relatives endured after a crime. The murder is secondary to the fire

It is summer time and wildfire is burning out of control near the top of the ridge Maggie and family must excavate to Tess Olmos’s home. Tess’s husband is found dead the fire line partially burned. When further examination reveals he was murdered and Teas is arrested for his murder. Meanwhile, Maggie is exploring the death will succeed before precious to her are hurt. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this book and series.

Disclosure: Many thanks to Kensington Press for a review copy. The opinions expressed are my own.

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ANOTHER DARN COMPOSITE AKA ASTERACEAE

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This is one of the largest families of plant usually called by many DAISIES. We see them all time many will grow without aid of man. We than called wildflowers. I found hard to name their botanical names but did to try to learn theirs genera names. (a botanical name is the genera and speices) I have held its post until I had time to do more sstuding. I could be wrong.

Note: All these plants have petal on the outside and  a center circle that has many individual plants and which will produce the seed

Rudbeckia hirta, commonly called black-eyed Susan

Echinacea purpurea



 Members of the Asteraceae
Gaillarda aristata


Other ASTERACEAE


I am rather proud of the subspecies does occur in nature but is seldom seen. It likes less water than the common blanket flower. Both are short-lived perennials. This was growing Idaho.


Growing in my Pasco, Washington garden. The pink flower is St Anthony


The following all members of this family



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DEADLY ESCAPE BY Colleen Helmes

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Shelby Nichols’ life has changed from a housewife to many wild adventures in a years time because she is able to read minds. In the 11th book of her adventures, Shelby is helping the police, U.S. Marshalls, and CIA. She meets old friends, enemies, new characters, and different challenges.

Shelby is going with ‘Dimples’ to interview a suspect, she was suddenly pulled away by the FBI to Washington D.C. Ramos insisted on going along to protect her. There she meets the headed of the CIA, Gabriel, the French police officer and “Cypher”. Will Shelby help the CIA find the traitor before she loses her life? I am looking forward to the next book as the story is changing. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this book and series for a fun relaxing read.

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