Books completed in 2014:

  1. Eating Mindfully: How to End Mindless Eating & Enjoy A Balanced Relationship with Food, Susan Albers. ***** (Lots to ponder and apply in this missive.  I think it will help.)
  2. The Miniature Golf Course Murders, Sara Penhallow. **** (A fun cozy mystery series)
  3. Twisted Roads, Travis Erwin.  *** (Quite a few copy editing errors, truly unlikable characters)
  4. A Brave New World, Aldous Huxley.  *** 1/2 (A classic I needed to read, but…the coolest feature was he has the Osprey–the modern military’s vertical takeoff/landing plane–in use then.)
  5. A Death in Vienna, Daniel Silva **** 1/2 (A thriller based on a Nazi war criminal still on the loose and operating)
  6. The Nazi Officer’s Wife: How One Jewish Woman Survived the Holocaust, Edith Hahn Beer. **** (An inside account encompassing one person’s view from the inside of this horrible time in history.)
  7. Wild Mint Tea, Valerie Comer.  **** 1/2 (The second in Valerie’s Farm Fresh Trilogy, and it’s every bit as good as the first.)
  8. Taken With You, Shannon Stacey.  **** 1/2 (You cannot go wrong with the Kowalski’s series.)
  9. Turning PRO, Steven Pressfield.  **** (This gave me a lot to think about, and I understand why a friend recommended I read it.)
  10. Enter the Death Circus: Tales from the Longview, Episode 1, Holly Lisle  **** (I wasn’t wild about the opening, but I came back later and gave it another chance.  Glad I did.)
  11. Deadly Decor, Karen Rose Smith ***1/2 (I’m really enjoying this series.)
  12. Majai’s Fury, Valerie Comer.  **** 1/2 (Every bit as good as Valerie’s Farm Fresh Romance series but very different.)
  13. Grounded, Angela Correll **** (I really enjoyed this first time novelist’s story)
  14. Farmcall Fatality, Abby Deuel ** (I really wanted to be able to recommend this book, because the author is supporting a cause with the proceeds that are near and dear to my heart, but this first novel needed a lot more polishing before publishing.)
  15. Falling for Max, Shannon Stacey **** 1/2 (You cannot go wrong with Shannon Stacey’s Kowalskis.)
  16. The Selling of Suzee Delight, Holly Lisle **** 1/2 (An unusual story)
  17. You Can Get There from Here, Sally Jane Driscoll **** (A surprising collection of stories that keep you thinking.)
  18.  A Side of Faith, Krista Phillips *** 1/2 (The latest episode in the Sandwich series.)
  19. Alaskan Hero, Teri Wilson *** 1/2 (A enjoyable premise)
  20. Enter the Death Circus, Holly Lisle ***** (This series has me very curious about how it comes together)
  21. No Place to Hide, Shannon Stacey **** (This Devlin Group thriller isn’t quite as good as the Kowalski’s, but it’s close)
  22. The Selling of Suzee Delight, Holly Lisle ***** (The curiosity grows)
  23. The Dwarf and the Twins, Katharina Gerlach ***** (I liked this version better than the original — also included in the story)
  24. Snowflake Tiara, Angela Breidenback and Valerie Comer ***** (Very well done)
  25. Waltz Back to Texas, MJ Fredrick *** (Calling an airman a soldier detracted for me, but many people won’t let that bother them)
  26. The Illuminated Heart, Thea van Diepen ***** (I expected zombies and got faith and hope. Awesome!)
  27. Her Holiday Man, Shannon Stacey *****
  28. Sweetened with Honey, Valerie Comer ***** (This is a wonderful series — Farm Fresh Romance)
  29. What (Not) to Expect when You’re Expecting, MJ Fredrick ****
  30. Gifts for Holly, Katharina Gerlach, Larkin Hunter, et al ****
  31. Twenty-One Hours (Dalton Gang, Alison Kent ****
  32. That Wild Texas Swing, MJ Fredrick *****