Friday, October 14, 2011

to have or to hold/by Josi S. Kilpack

 Synopsis from back of book:

"Emma has a knack for doing things badly. At eighteen she married her high-school sweetheart just days after graduation. Three years later she's a twenty-one-year-old divorcee with a fifteen-month-old daughter. She moves to Utah with a broken heart and a head full of shattered dreams, hoping to start over. she also tries to find her place in the LDS Church again, but it's easier said then done."

"Andrew Davidson's life is going exactly according to plan. He has the lifestyle he's always wanted and spends his days working hard at his development company and his weekends enjoying the perks of being a rich bachelor. When he learns of a substantial inheritance through the father he never knew, he can't say no. Even if it means he has to marry-something he never planned on."

"When Andrew makes Emma an offer she can't refuse-a marriage of convenience in exchange for a portion of the inheritance-she feels life is taking a turn for the better. She knows everything will be fine so long as she doesn't fall in love with her temporary husband. But as with everything else in Emma's life, things don't go as expected."

My Review:

I got sucked into this book pretty much from the beginning! Emma is working in a nursing home to make ends meat after her divorce, but its not enough. So she finds a weekend job cleaning a rich mans home. She automatically assumes the guy is old. So when Andrew shows up out of the blue and she accidentally walks in on him while he is asleep, she is surprised by his appearance (young and handsome). How embarrasing!!! I could only imagine what I would do if that happened to me!
Andrew being rich, he is a little stuck up and selfish. Never really cared about anyone, accept his mother. Now he has to get married, and stay married for a year before he can receive an inheritance his father put together. So when Emma comes into his life he makes a deal with her. He takes care of her and her daughter financially for the time they are married, and also after the divorce he will pay her a good sum of money. Emma has one rule for him. He cant get together with other girls while they are married. He agrees and is pretty sure he can do it.
Throughout the marriage are so many twists and turns I couldn't put the book down. Will they end up falling in love with each other......or will they divorce and move on with their lives? You wont know unless you read it!
Josi Kilpack is one of my favorite Authors. She puts a lot into her books and keeps you pondering until the very end! Pick up this book and love it as much as I do!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

The Birthright, by Loralee Evans

  This book takes place in the time of the famous Captain Moroni in the Book of Mormon. The main Character Miriam is forced to leave her home with the Lamanites when she is but a child with her baby brother tied to her back. Her Grandmother sends her to find the Nephites who will keep her safe from her father. The father who wants to sacrafice her to the Lamanite Gods.
  She eventually meets up with the Nephites when she meets Jacob, who saves her and her brother from a Jaguar attack. Older but not old enough to be a man Jacob and the Nephites he is traveling with find a loving home for Miriam and her brother (whom she names Jacob). Then they say their goodbye's.
  4 years later Miriam's adoptive parents are gone and she is left taking care of her brother again. This leaves her working for Morianton, an evil Nephite. When she refuses to move with him, he beats her. She was able to escape with her brother to a Nephite camp where she runs into Jacob, but they do not recognize each other. He  takes her to Captain Moroni's tent so she can speak to him about some important news on Morianton and his village.
  Meanwhile Jacob recognizes her and see's how much she has changed. While Miriam in her tired state still doesn't know who he is.

  If you want to find out what happens next, go find the book and read it! I promise you will enjoy it! It has Romance, Drama, Action, Friendship, Trust. Everything you could ever want. It has also got some famous people from the Book of Mormon in it, and it feels like you are right beside them during some epic moments.
  I hope this inspires you to start reading this book. It has got to be one of my all time favorites. As you will find out I enjoy reading time period books. So keep a look out!