You Belong Here Now by Dianna Rostad
Three New York orphans
find a new home and family
on a Montana ranch.
Historical fiction .... 339 pages .... 3/5 stars.
(An uneven read for me; while I liked the three orphans, I found parts of the plot too unbelievable and over-the-top.)
Striking Range (Timber Creek K-9 Mystery, #7) by Margaret Mizushima
Murder, deadly drugs,
and a missing baby alarm
Mattie and Cole.
Mystery .... 275 pages .... 4/5 stars.
(Another good one in this series. Mattie's K-9 partner, Robo, is so great; plus, there are puppies!)
Not You Again by Terri Osburn
Five days. Four blind dates.
Three disasters. And one
second chance at love.
Contemporary romance .... 239 pages .... 3.5/5 stars.
(The only problem with this humorous romance is that it's too short, which made the ending feel rushed; I wanted more of Jacob's and Becca's story.)
Yay for Haiku Reviews!ReplyDelete
:D You're so sweet!Delete
I always enjoy your haikus.ReplyDelete
Thank you so much. :)Delete
I love your haikus.ReplyDelete
Basho would be jealous, lol...ReplyDelete
I wish! ;DDelete
Nicely done, as always. I read that first one, and I think your review is a good as any I've seen. Seriously. That book was all over the place and had lots of stereotypical characters.ReplyDelete
And certain aspects of the plot...like the police in NYC sending out reports on the oldest orphan to other towns...felt completely unrealistic to me. They wouldn't have done that back then!Delete
It's too bad about the first one--from the description that appeals to me.ReplyDelete
Love the haiku reviews, as always!
Maybe the things that bugged me about You Belong Here Now wouldn't bother you. There were just a few plot points in regards to the orphans that felt too unrealistic to me; otherwise it's a cute story.Delete
I love your haiku reviews! :)ReplyDelete
Thanks, Ashley! :DDelete
Your Haikus are always so succinct and tell me all I want to know. So clever.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Cath! Some books are easier to "haiku" than others.Delete
That Timber creek series looks like a good one.ReplyDelete
It is such a good series! I've loved all the books in it.Delete
I always enjoy your haiku reviews. Not You Again sounds really good. That's a shame it feels a little too short though.ReplyDelete
I just felt like the author rushed the ending, which made it less satisfying even though it was still a happy one.Delete
Great reviews, it's amazing how much information I get about a book from just a few words!ReplyDelete
Picking just the right words can be tricky, but it's a lot of fun doing it.Delete
Looks like you found a few good books.ReplyDelete
Great reviews! Striking Range and Not You Again sound good! Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
They're both good reads. :)Delete
I've seen Striking Range around and wanted to try the series. Puppies?! Must get to it then! :)ReplyDelete
It's a series I've really enjoyed. Mattie and her dog Robo are very fun characters, and there's mystery and a little romance, too.Delete
Puppies yea!!! I will take a look at Striking Range, it draws my attention for sure.ReplyDelete
Lovely short and sweet reviews. I like that!
Thank you, Elza! :)Delete
Those puppies were one of the best things about Striking Range!ReplyDelete
I agree! I loved reading about them. :DDelete
You Belong Here Now by Dianna Rostad seems lovely. :)ReplyDelete
There were several things I did like about it. It just wasn't quite as good as I hoped it would be.Delete
Your haiku reviews are the best! I was a little disappointed in YOU BELONG HERE NOW too, but I liked it overall. I'm fascinated by the history of orphanages/foster care/adoption.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Susan! I find stories about orphan trains especially fascinating myself. :)Delete
Not You Again sounds like a fun romance. I need to do some quick reviews if I'm ever going to catch up. I still haven't reviewed books I read in the Spring. Yikes.ReplyDelete
You need to do one post with a list of "books I loved" where you can catch up, and recommend all those books you've without having to write a review for each one.Delete