CAPTIVE MOON By Cathy Clamp & C T Adams

Captive Moon by Cathy Clamp & C. T. Adams is the third book of the Sazi Tales. And surprise this story is not of Tony Giodonne, our hero from the previous two books. In Captive Moon we learn of different groups of Sazi and how they are interacting with each other C. T. Adams and Cathy Clamp has given us yet another fascinating story of the Sazi.

Antoine Monier,the shape-shifting half-lion, half-cougar leader is not only a World-class entertainer but also Sazi council-member. He finds out that there’s a shape shifter captive along with other tigers and goes to rescue them to find a woman, a woman from a legendary family thought extinct. California-born Tahira who is a were-tiger had been in Turkey with her brother Rabi, visiting their grandparents, when Rabi disappeared. While searching for him, Tahira was captured. Also they discover that she is very special… a mythical “power well” who can store up the energies of others. Together they find out who wants Tahira for her powers and also they fight another Were spider.

Well like the previous other two books Captive Moon too is very captivating in its read. The adventure faced by Antoine and Tahira,the race against time, and the phases of the moon, to get to the bottom of what is really going on keeps you enthralled. The character I most liked is the arrogant were-snake Ahmad who is also a council member. What I liked most about him is that in spite of his hauty manners n arrogance he fights along side Antoine and Tahira and shows that he is one who can be trusted in times of need. I hope that Cathy Clamp & CT Adams write a separate book about Ahmad the were snake. All in all Captive Moon is as enjoyable as the previous two books Hunter’s Moon and Moon’s Web.

Homespun Bride by Jillian Hart

Homespun Bride by Jillian Hart a nice sweet clean romance about two people who are separated by outside circumstances.

Montana Territory in 1883 was a dangerous place–especially for a blind woman struggling to make her way through an early winter snowstorm. Undaunted, Noelle Kramer fought to remain independent. But then a runaway horse nearly plunged her into a rushing, ice-choked river, before a stranger’s strong, sure hand saved her from certain death.

And yet this was no stranger. Though she could not know it, her rescuer was rancher Thad McKaslin, the man who had once loved her more than life itself. Losing her had shaken all his most deeply held beliefs. Now he wondered if the return of this strong woman was a sign that somehow he could find his way home.

Truthfully speaking, I almost fell asleep reading this book.  The characters were repetitive and kind off obnoxious,  it was a bit tedious at the end. Homespun Bride i think one of those books that have a good plot but turn out not so interesting. Well the blindness of the leading female character adds a different twist. It is a clean cut and simple  Christian Romance. What i liked about this book is that the main characters actually addressed and talked about most of their issues instead of ignoring them. All in all an overall read.

The Bride’s Baby by Liz Fielding

The Bride’s Baby by Liz Fielding is a romantic novel filled with emotions and dreams.

Events manager Sylvie Smith was planning the wedding of Candy one of her girlhood friends to Tom McFarlane. At the last minute the bride runs off with one of Sylvie’s employees, leaving Tom McFarlane jilted and not too happy about the number of bills that were piled up.And she has to meet with him to settle her fee.While meeting for the last time things really heat up between them and they end up sleeping together.That night of passion results in a pregnancy. Knowing he deserved to know, she penned a letter informing him, but also giving him an out.After several months of not hearing from him she writes him off. Then she gets into planning her dream wedding for a magazine with all proceeds going to charity which her mother founded.
Tom McFarlane is unaware  that the baby Sylvie was carrying was his own as he never got to read the letter due to his absence from London for the past several months. He reads about Sylvie’s pregnancy in a magazine and thinks that the wedding she is planning is for real.

The book The Bride’s Baby by Liz Fielding‘ was a sweet story with natural progression of the relationship and the way the two characters were connected. What I really liked was that Tom was understanding and supportive of Sylvie, even not knowing she was pregnant with his baby. there were a lot of misunderstanding between the two.I really liked the story but what I felt was that this was put in the wrong plot, it should have been under the misunderstanding instde of the baby plot. I think that was only the flaw.

Sweet Liar by Jude Deveraux

Sweet Liar is another book of the Taggert series by Jude Deveraux.
This story involves yet another spunky heroine in a formulaic romance.

Samantha Elliots father, in his will, has given the stipulation that she must move to New York in order to search for his mother (her grandmother) who disappeared when Sam was a baby.Samantha arrives in New York to honor her father’s will, which requires her to live there for a year.
Micheal Taggert is the landlord of the brownstone she moves into, her father has assigned to be her guardian and a handsome, outgoing man.Yet Mike could only get so far with her–when he tried to get closer, it was like running into a brick wall. But Mike wouldn’t give up. Michael agrees to help Samantha find her grandmother and she finds herself falling in love with him.

As usual Jude Deveraux has written a smart, funny ,heartwarming  story. Though I enjoyed reading Sweet Liar it at times left me frustrated. Even though the mystery was interesting there were a couple of things in the plot were I felt that it was getting lost. Also a couple of things like how can Sam’s grandfather could  have known that Samantha was his grandchild simply by the newspaper photo of Maxie holding her when she was a baby? What happened to Ornette? Did record producer take an interest in him? And what about Kane? Why did he have to test Sam after his family rejected his late wife when she couldn’t “tell the twins apart”?  well in spite of all these questions i really enjoyed reading Sweet Liar because the romance was great and It contains many lovely characters.And the most I liked it was The family helping each other when Micheal and Samantha needed them the most.

The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas

The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas one of the most famous novels of all times. Probably the best and famous french novel. The Count of Monte Cristo is a delicious novel, full of intrigue,  great fight scenes,  love,  passion, revenge and witty social satire. This novel shows everything what a great author should have,  the grandeur of the writing, the tightness of a wonderful plot, filled with subplots, the development of the characters, and the constant magic of combining romance and adventure. This is the greatest french classic novel I have ever read. One of the best romantic novels too.

Young sailor Edmond Dantes, just as his life starts to come together, is wrongfully imprisoned for fourteen years in the dungeons of the Chateau d’If as the victim of a monstrously evil plot to frame him as a Bonapartist. While in prison he makes the acquaintance of one Abbe Faria, who serves as his mentor and teaches him the ways of the world (science, philosophy, languages and literature, and so forth), and also makes him a gift of a fabulous treasure straight out of the _Thousand and One Nights_. How Dantes gets out of prison, and what he does after that.

The Count of Monte Cristo is not small lite novel. Its one of the longest novels I have read and probably the longest romantic novel I have read.This great romantic novel gonna take 3-4 days to finish depending how fast you read. Also this is a book you will want to read without putting the down the book so better start reading it when you have plenty of time like in a vacation. The Count of Monte Cristo might be 1400 pages long, but it never disappoints. Also I like how the story ends a happier ending than I expected. Not many books at Amazon.con gets 334 five star reviews and plus 27 four stars out of a 388 total reviews. It shows how great The Count of Monte Cristo is.