I’m participating in the Spring reading challenge hosted by Katrina and thought I’d better do an update post before it completely slips my mind! My list of books for this can be found in this post and I kept my list shorter this time around.
The first two I finished were Colorado Weddings by Joyce Livingston and Kentucky Keepers, which was written by several different authors. These are women’s Christian fiction and have 3-4 different stories in each book. The one set in Colorado involved different characters, in different towns & settings but all had to do with weddings. The other one had 4 stories that all took place in the same town in Kentucky. Some of the characters appeared in each of the stories, with updates as to what happened to them, even though the main characters were different each time. These 4 stories revolved around fishing in one way or another. Both books were very light reads, typical stories with fairly predictable outcomes and were very clean, which I always appreciate. While I enjoy reading them, at times I get tired of the sameness and want something that has more to it.
204 Rosewood Lane is the third one from my list. I’ve read a couple of Debbie Macomber books and enjoy her women’s stories. This is the 2nd book in the Cedar Cove series and the characters are all residents of that Washington town. Grace Sherman is the main focus of this one, whose husband mysteriously disappeared in the previous book leaving her alone with 2 grown daughters. She’s hired a detective to help find her husband, who she believes has run off with another woman. You learn more about some of the people from the 1st book and a few new characters are introduced who I believe will be featured more in coming books. This one does solve the mystery of Grace’s husband Dan, but it wasn’t quite what I had expected to happen so it’s always good if it can keep me guessing a bit. I’ll continue later reading the rest of this series after I finish my other books for the challenge!

7 Responses to “Spring Reading Thing Update”

  1. Tammy Says:

    I have read a lot of the romance 4-1 novels, too! Sometimes I want a fairly predictable outcome and it’s a pleasant escape…other times, I also get tired of the sameness and want something more original.
    This was a fun review…that last book sounds intriguing!

  2. amy Says:

    Hey girl..I cant wait to read Debbie new book..I am loving that series!

  3. sandra Says:

    I love Debbie Macomber, can’t wait to read her new book 🙂

  4. Dianne Says:

    Funny, I just did an update post today too. I’ve enjoyed those Christian short story collections in the past also.

  5. Barb Says:

    I wasn’t sure you’d check my comments again, Gail, so here’s the answer to your question. I found the reading glasses in a tube at, of all places, the grocery store. If you’re looking for them, they’re actually pretty easy to find. Most places that sell reading glasses have them. Hope you find a pair for your hubby.

    OK, you have to know I’m going to find Colorado Weddings by Joyce Livingston, probably at my Christian book store. And Debbie Macomber can’t write the Cedar Cove books fast enough to keep up with me. I have every one in the series so far. I hope she never stops writing this series. I just love her, she’s so down to earth.

  6. Stacy Says:

    Good update, you’re doing great! I might want to borrow the Colorado and Kentucky ones from you sometime. I’m loving the Cedar Cove series too. I tried to get #5 from the library this week, but it was checked out. That reminds me, I have to get on the list for the Back to Blossom Street book. I love Debbie Macomber, predictable or not 🙂

    Happy Reading!

  7. sherry Says:

    I hear so many good things about Debbie Macomber! I will have to read something of hers.


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