Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Killing Kennedy by Bill O'Reilly & Martin Dugard

This books gives an in depth focus on Kennedy's presidency, the Bay of Pigs, the Cuban Missle Crisis, the fear American's began to have about the Soviet Union and how Lee Harvey Oswald was involved with the Soviet Union and what led him to assassinate President Kennedy. Nothing is held back in this book. Kennedy's numerous affairs and ailing health are addressed along with how this affected Jackie and the White House staff. You can feel and emphasize with Kennedy's mishap involving the Bay of Pigs. You feel the stress and anguish Kennedy tries to hide addressing the nation about how the Soviet Union is providing Cuba with nuclear war heads and how these war heads are to be aimed at American soil. You can feel Jackie's despair at Kennedy's numerous affairs, but the conflict as this is the man she truly loves. You can see how the FBI keeps hounding  Lee Harvey with a feeling something is not right with this man. Unrest is in American as blacks are fighting for equality and Martin Luther King Jr is now on the seen giving moving speeches. America is in a season of change and all the events of change leading up to the assassination are beautifully written.

Monday, December 2, 2013

The Perfect Match by Kristan Higgins

This is book 2 in the Blue Heron series created by the Kristan Higgins.  This little town has had many love matches over the years that are the subjects in Higgin's previous books. I will provide a list further down. This book is about a workaholic Honor who works the business side of the family winery. She has turned 35 and her biological clock is ticking. So in hopes of having a baby she proposes to her friend, who declines and leaves her crushed. Swooping in is the dashing Tom who has a British accent and conveniently needs a green card. Typical romance novel with tales of woe, but what makes Higgins' books stand out is the comical situations the heroines and heroes get tangled up in which do sometimes involve the minor character of a dog with quite the personality. I will not reveal them, but trust me you will laugh out loud.

Fools Rush In - with Sam & Millie
Catch of the Day - with Maggie & Malone
Just One of the Guys - with Chasity & Trevor
Too Good to be True - with Grace & Callahan
Next Best Thing - with Lucy & Ethan
All I Ever Wanted - with Callie & Ian
My One & Only -  with Harper & Nick
Until there was You -  with Posey & Liam
Somebody to Love - with Parker & James
The Best Man - with Faith & Levi - Blue Heron #1
The Perfect Match - with Honor and Tom - Blue Heron #2
Waiting on You- Coming March 2014 - with Colleen & Lucas - Blue Heron #3