Friday, February 22, 2013

Book Club Friday

Hey y'all! Happy Friday!
I have read 3 books since my last link-up:
The description from Amazon:
Hot on the heels of Richard Castle's #1 New York Times bestseller Heat Rises comes the fourth novel in the Nikki Heat series, Frozen Heat. Nikki Heat and Jameson Rook are together again, facing an unsolved murder mystery that has haunted Nikki for ten years.

NYPD Homicide Detective Nikki Heat arrives at her latest crime scene to find an unidentified woman stabbed to death and stuffed inside a suitcase left on a Manhattan street. Nikki is in for a big shock when this new homicide connects to the unsolved murder of her own mother. Paired once again with her romantic and investigative partner, top journalist Jameson Rook, Heat works to solve the mystery of the body in the suitcase while she is forced to confront unexplored areas of her mother's background.

Facing relentless danger as someone targets her for the next kill, Nikki's search will unearth painful family truths, expose a startling hidden life, and cause Nikki to reexamine her own past. Heat's passionate quest takes her and Rook from the back alleys of Manhattan to the avenues of Paris, trying to catch a ruthless killer. The question is, now that her mother's cold case has unexpectedly thawed, will Nikki Heat finally be able to solve the dark mystery that has been her demon for ten years?
Richard Castle, for those who do not know, is the fictional character on the ABC show Castle.  If you like the show, you will like the books, plain and simple! I enjoyed this one and am looking forward to the next one. They come out at the beginning of every fall TV season.
Next up:
I don't think I need to give the description of this book since it's movie counterpart is currently out in theaters.  I saw the previews and think Julianne Hough is adorable so I decided to read the book.  It took less than a day...couldn't put it down. Great read.  Now if I could just find time to get to the theater!!
Btw, does anyone else out there have to read the book before they see the movie like me??! :)
Tonight is Book Club and we were supposed to read:
 The Amazon description:

A Story of Love That Won't Let Go - No Matter What!

California’s gold country, 1850. A time when men sold their souls for a bag of gold and women sold their bodies for a place to sleep. 

Angel expects nothing from men but betrayal. Sold into prostitution as a child, she survives by keeping her hatred alive. And what she hates most are the men who use her, leaving her empty and dead inside. 

Then she meets Michael Hosea, a man who seeks his Father’s heart in everything. Michael obeys God’s call to marry Angel and to love her unconditionally. Slowly, day by day, he defies Angel’s every bitter expectation, until despite her resistance, her frozen heart begins to thaw. 

But with her unexpected softening comes overwhelming feelings of unworthiness and fear. And so Angel runs. Back to the darkness, away from her husband’s pursuing love, terrified of the truth she no longer can deny: Her final healing must come from the One who loves her even more than Michael does…the One who will never let her go. 

A powerful retelling of the story of Gomer and Hosea, Redeeming Love is a life-changing story of God’s unconditional, redemptive, all-consuming love
I actually bought this book over a year ago when ladies in my old Bible study said it was their favorite book.  Then I never read it and ended up giving it to my Mom when she said she wanted some books to read.  She didn't read it either until I told her it had been chosen as the Book Club book.  She read it in two days and told me it was amazing and dropped it in the mail so I could read it. 
She was right...I couldn't put it down.  This book is excellent and definitely deserves the 5 out of 5 stars it has on Amazon.  
Anyone else read it?  I can't wait to hear what people think of it tonight at Book Club.  I think I will be immediately suspicious of those who hated it!! :)
Hope you all have an amazing weekend!
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