Southern Belle Reads Friday: “The Owner of His Heart”

This week I started reading an e-book on my kindle called The Owner of His Heart by Theodora Taylor.  Someone I know read this book and they really enjoyed it.  So I thought I would give it a try too.  I have not had much time to devote to it this week so far.  But hopefully very soon I can really get into it and I will let you know what I think.  So far it is not living up to the Marriage Merger or the Crossfire Series.  I’ll keep you posted.

Southern Belle Reads Friday (Working On A Week Late): The Marriage Merger

This week I read “The Marriage Merger” by Jennifer Probst.  Wow!  I loved this book!  It was so different then the other three books of the series.  This book the main male character, Sawyer Wells, to me was a mix between Christian Gray and Gideon Cross.  It really got me out of my reading funk.  There were times when I could not and would not put it down.  I recommend the whole series but this one in particular.

Southern Belle Reads Friday: Finishing One and Starting Another

This week I finished “Entwined In You” by Sylvia Day, the third book in the Crossfire Series.  I am glad there is going to be a fourth book, because I was left wanting/needing more Gideon and Ava.  I have to see where it goes next.  This week I also started reading “The Marriage Merger” by Jennifer Probst, which is the fourth book in the Millionaires series.  I am not too far into it so I don’t have any real feelings on it yet.  I will keep you posted.

Southern Belle Reads Friday (On Saturday): Crossfire Book Three

This week I am reading Book Three in the Crossfire Series and I am almost done with it.  I am still liking it.  There are times where I really don’t like Gideon and then he does something and I change my mind all over again.  I have not yet decided if I like this series better than Fifty Shades or if I like Fifty Shades better than this one.  It is still too early to tell, especially when I hear there is going to be four books total in this series, time will only tell.

Southern Belle Reads Friday (On Tuesday): Crossfire

This week I finished book two in the Crossfire Series.  Wow, these are totally different from Fifty Shades of Gray!  Don’t get me wrong, I have enjoyed reading both series so far.  And they both are great in their own way.  Book One of Fifty was almost a little too much for me but Books Two and Three were perfect and my favorites.  The Crossfire Series seems to be pretty much even throughout the series, what you get in book one continues in book two and I would assume book three as well.  Don’t get me wrong I like that.  I will keep you posted after I finish book three.

Southern Belle Reads Friday (on Tuesday): Summer Reading Funk

My funk has returned!  I don’t know why but my reading funk is back.  I so want to sit down and get lost in a good book, but I have not been able to do that .  I miss having a book you can’t put down and you stay up half the night reading, even though you have to get up and go to work in a few short hours.  None of the books I pick up lately do that for me.  I wish I could find one and soon!  Is summer, beach read time!  I’m not going to the beach but I would love a good beach read.  Hopefully I find something soon.

Southern Belle Reads Friday: “Our Husband” by Stephanie Bond

I don’t usually read mystery books but last week I read “Our Husband” by Stephanie Bond.  It was a really good book.  It is labeled as a Romantic Mystery and maybe that is why I liked it since I love a good romance.  It is about three women that learn they have married the same man as he is dying in the hospital.  To top it all off an autopsy confirms he was murdered and the three wives have to work together to find who killed him before one or all go down for his murder.  Again not my normal type of book but one I really enjoyed.  I would recommend this book.

Southern Belle Reads Friday: 55 Books to Read in 2013 2nd Quarter Update

Here is where I am at as we end the second quarter of 2013…

55 Books to Read in 2013

I.                   Christian Fiction

  1. “Come To The Table” Neta Jackson
  2. “Lucy Come Home” Neta Jackson
  3. “Ransome’s Honor” Kaye Dacus
  4. “Grounded” Neta Jackson
  5. “All Things New” Lynn Austin
  6. “Hatteras Girl” Alice J Wisler
  7. “Angel Of The Cove” Sandra Robbins
  8. “Once Upon A Prince” Rachel Hauck
  9. “The Pirate Queen” Patricia Hickman
  10. “A Noble Groom” Jody Hedlund

II.                Self-Help

  1. “What Southern Women Know That Everyone Should- Faith” Rhonda Rich
  2. “Dream More” Dolly Parton
  3. “20 Something 20 Everything” Christine Hassler
  4. “20 Something 20 Everything Manifesto” Christine Hassler
  5. “The Truth About Men” Ian Smith
  6. “Men Are From Mars Women Are From Venus” John Gray
  7. “Praying For Your Future Husband” Robin Jones Gunn & Tricia Goyer
  8. “Lady In Waiting” Jackie Kendall & Debby Jones
  9. “What Southern Women Know That Everyone Should” Rhonda Rich
  10. “What Southern Women Know That Everyone Should-Flirting” Rhonda Rich

III.             Mystery

  1. “High Five” Janet Evanovich
  2. “Hot Six” Janet Evanovich
  3. “Metro Girl” Janet Evanovich
  4. “Motor Mouth” Janet Evanovich
  5. “Death By Bridle” Abigail Keam
  6. “Death By Bourbon” Abigail Keam
  7. “Death By Lotto” Abigail Keam
  8. “Moving Is Murder” Sara Rosett
  9. “Killer Curves” Roxanne St. Claire
  10. “Our Husband” Stephanie Bond


IV.              Fiction/Literature

  1. “The Best Of Me” Nicholas Sparks
  2. “Perfect On Paper” Maria Murnane
  3. “The Wedding Gift” Marlen Suyapa Bodden
  4. “The Outer Banks House” Diann Ducharme
  5. “Someday, Someday, Maybe” Lauren Graham
  6. “The Perfect Hope” Nora Roberts
  7. “Black Hills” Nora Roberts
  8. “The Star Attraction” Alison Sweeney
  9. “My Dearest Cecelia” Diane Haeger
  10. “Safe Haven” Nicholas Sparks

V.                 Romance

  1. “Bared To You” Sylvia Day
  2. “The Claiming Of Sleeping Beauty” A.N. Roquelaure
  3. “Jacked Up” Erin McCarthy
  4. “One Wore Blue” Heather Graham
  5. “And One Wore Gray” Heather Graham
  6. “And One Rode West” Heather Graham
  7. “Gabriel’s Rapture” Sylvain Reynard
  8. “Anything He Wants” Sara Fawkes
  9. “The Angel” Tiffany Reisz
  10. “Beautiful Disaster” Jamie McGuire


VI.             Non-Fiction

  1. “America You Sexy B!+(# : A Love Letter To Freedom” Meghan McCain
  2. “America By Heart” Sarah Palin
  3. “The Duck Commander Family: How Faith, Family, and Ducks Built A Dynasty” Willie & Korie Robertson
  4. “Happy, Happy, Happy: My Life And Legacy As The Duck Commander” Phil Robertson
  5. “Si-cology 1: Tales And Wisdom From Duck Dynasty’s Favorite Uncle” Si Robertson


VII.              Over The Year

  1. “30 Things Every Woman Should Have And Should Know By The Time She’s 30” Pamela Redmond Satran & Glamour
  2. “One Year To An Organized Life” Regina Leeds
  3. “The Best Advice I Ever Got: Lessons From Extraordinary Lives” Katie Couric

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Southern Belle Reads Friday: Still Nothing

Well I am still in my reading slump.  I have picked up many books and none of them have been what I was looking for.  The problem is I don’t even know what I am looking for.  Mystery maybe, romance for about five minutes, self-help for a few pages.   I just wish I knew what I am looking for.  I love reading and it makes me mad when I can’t find anything to read

Southern Belle Reads Friday: In Search of the Next Great Read

This week I started two new books.  I’m trying to see which one drew me the most and that would be the book I was going to finish first.  They are two totally different books.  One’s a mystery and one’s a Christian Fiction Romance.  I am all over the board in the types of books I read.  I am looking for a book that is going to draw me in and make me want to not put the book down again.  I am still in my reading funk!  Hopefully real soon I will find “the book”!  The two books I started reading this week are “Death By Bridle” by Abigail Keam and “Once Upon A Prince” by Rachel Hauck.  Hopefully one of these is “the one” I’m looking for or if not hopefully I will find it real soon.