This is shout out to any FL book bloggers. Jill D. from Romance Rookie and I are organizing a Central FL book blogger get together. On February 13th, we will be meeting in Orlando for lunch and then heading out book shopping. Please email me at froggykm at gmail dot com if you are interested in joining us. We plan on doing this regularly, so be sure to send me an email if you are interested, even if the 13th doesn't work for you. We want to make sure you are on the list for next time. Details will go out via email as soon as everything is nailed down.
In the turbulent summer of 1974, Kate Mularkey has accepted her place at the bottom of the eighth-grade social food chain. Then, to her amazement, the “coolest girl in the world” moves in across the street and wants to be her friend. Tully Hart seems to have it all---beauty, brains, ambition. On the surface they are as opposite as two people can be: Kate, doomed to be forever uncool, with a loving family who mortifies her at every turn. Tully, steeped in glamour and mystery, but with a secret that is destroying her. They make a pact to be best friends forever; by summer’s end they’ve become TullyandKate. Inseparable.
So begins Kristin Hannah’s magnificent new novel. Spanning more than three decades and playing out across the ever-changing face of the Pacific Northwest, Firefly Lane is the poignant, powerful story of two women and the friendship that becomes the bulkhead of their lives.
From the beginning, Tully is desperate to prove her worth to the world. Abandoned by her mother at an early age, she longs to be loved unconditionally. In the glittering, big-hair era of the eighties, she looks to men to fill the void in her soul. But in the buttoned-down nineties, it is television news that captivates her. She will follow her own blind ambition to New York and around the globe, finding fame and success . . . and loneliness.
Kate knows early on that her life will be nothing special. Throughout college, she pretends to be driven by a need for success, but all she really wants is to fall in love and have children and live an ordinary life. In her own quiet way, Kate is as driven as Tully. What she doesn’t know is how being a wife and mother will change her . . . how she’ll lose sight of who she once was, and what she once wanted. And how much she’ll envy her famous best friend. . . .
For thirty years, Tully and Kate buoy each other through life, weathering the storms of friendship---jealousy, anger, hurt, resentment. They think they’ve survived it all until a single act of betrayal tears them apart . . . and puts their courage and friendship to the ultimate test.
Firefly Lane is for anyone who ever drank Boone’s Farm apple wine while listening to Abba or Fleetwood Mac. More than a coming-of-age novel, it’s the story of a generation of women who were both blessed and cursed by choices. It’s about promises and secrets and betrayals. And ultimately, about the one person who really, truly knows you---and knows what has the power to hurt you . . . and heal you. Firefly Lane is a story you’ll never forget . . . one you’ll want to pass on to your best friend.
I got this book from a friend who was doing a house
party or something like that. In the program they
gave her like 12 copies of the book and she is supposed to give them out to friends and then meet
later with everyone to discuss it. I guess it is kind of
like a book club, but they give you the book.
Well, it is a big book and it took a little while for me to get into it because it is not a romance and I very rarely
read books that have not romantic element in them.
But yesterday and today I was hooked. I started
reading during my lunch time today and could not stop. It was the end of the book and I could not put
it down and I just kept crying and reading.
The book was very well written. I loved how she moved
time in the story because the book spanned about 30
years so time was advanced by Tully's hairstyle,
clothes and what she reported on that year. So it was
cool to reminisce as I read. I do not remember
everything they mentioned but I remembered a lot of it.
This book was a great friendship book. And very
emotional as well. It was kind of like reading a very
intensive Beaches. Of which I have never read that
book but loved the movie. I say intensive because you
Night's Cold Kiss (Dark Brethren Book 1) by Tracey O'Hara
The tension between the Aeternus, an ancient vampiric people, and humanity has been mounting for over a century. But when rogue vampires begin to drain humans in order to achieve an illegal blood-high, all bets are off.
After the death of her parents, Antoinette Petrescu devoted her life to becoming one of the top Venators, the elite hunters who destroy the rogue Necrodreniacs. Her kill count is legendary and her skills superb.
But now the serial killer who killed her parents has returned. And to stop him Antoinette must join forces not only with the Aeternus, but also their most legendary killer. One that is both dangerously attractive, and involved in buried secrets of her past. More dangerous still, a dark attraction grows between them--one that could doom both races.
I grabbed this book from my library because I liked the cover. Than I read the cover quote by Nalini Singh and the back of the book and took it home. I really enjoyed it. It was a interesting new world. New spin on the vampire lure, I would say similar to Lynsay Sands' series, but still different. Great start to a series and I look forward to reading the next book.
Antoinette was a great strong character, she was a kick-butt huntress with a quick mind and sarcastic mouth. Christian is a strong, sexy hunter who has gone through a lot in the time that he has lived and is determined not to get his heart broken again.
I believe this is her first book and i definitely look forward to reading more by her.
Well this was a decent read for reading. Some great books came out this year and for me this was the year for re-reads. Thanks to Nath for her Re-read Challenge and to my lack of finances that do not allow me to get new books. I had 52 re-reads this year.
SEALed with a Ring (SEALed Book 3) by Mary Margret Daughtridge (B+) Just Between Friends by Dakota Trace (ebook) (B) Dying to Please by Linda Howard (re-read) Moving Target (Rarities Unlimited Book 1) by Elizabeth Lowell (re-read) Cowboy by J M Snyder (ebook) (C-) Ice by Linda Howard (C-)
Running Scared (Rarities Unlimited Book 2) by Elizabeth Lowell (re-read) Bastards and Pretty Boys by KZ Snow (ebook) (B-) Four Love (By the Numbers Book 4) by Riley Ashford (ebook) (B-)