August 14, 2017

Giveaway: Clear Your Shelf Giveaway Hop

My blog, Reading with Beth, is participating in the Clear Your Shelf Giveaway Hop! 



The winner will receive a print copy of We're Going to Need More Wine Stories, by Gabrielle Union. I received this ARC uncorrected proof sample chapters at a recent book conference, and I'm looking forward to reading the full text when this book is published in October 2017.

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International readers are welcome to enter to win. The randomly selected winner will be sent an email. If the winner doesn't response within 72 hours, then a new winner will be chosen.

This giveaway hop, which starts on Tuesday, August 15, and ends on Wednesday, August 30, is hosted by Bookhounds.


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Book Review: Ten Days with the Highlander


Ten Days with the Highlander is an enjoyable and humorous contemporary romance by Hayson Manning.

As the owner of a small hotel in the Scottish Highlands, Callum MacGregor prefers his hometown to remain exactly the same without modern changes. However, Georgia Paxton has decided that his hotel would be perfect as the next step in her business plan. Even though Callum and Georgia are at odds, their instant attraction builds as they try to discourage each other's plans. As the story unfolds, quirky characters, unusual animals, and creative folktales create an intriguing storyline.

Ten Days with the Highlander is a quick read that's geared and recommended towards those who enjoy reading contemporary romances set in the highlands.


Note: I received this book from NetGalley, which is a program designed for bloggers to write book reviews in exchange for books, yet the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

Book Review: Her Sexy Challenge



Her Sexy Challenge is a contemporary romance by Sarah Ballance, and the first book in the Firefighters of Station 1 series.

After moving to a new town, Caitlin Tyler is excited about her new dream job. Due to her fears and unusual circumstances, she needs to be recused twice in one day by the same firefighter, Shane Hendricks. While Caitlin is new to the town of Dry Rock, Colorado, Shane is planning to move away in two weeks, yet their instant attraction leads to a romance. And Shane's group of close friends are prominently featured in the story.

While this book focus on an interesting premise of the new woman in town needing rescued twice in one day by the same firefighter, the dialogue is slightly inauthentic and not quite expected. However, the situations provide humor, along with the close group of friends.

Her Sexy Challenge is a quick read and geared towards those who enjoy reading contemporary romances.


Note: I received this book from NetGalley, which is a program designed for bloggers to write book reviews in exchange for books, yet the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

Book Review: Two Dukes and a Lady


Two Dukes and a Lady, by Lorna James is an usual historical romance novella.

Charles Ashdown and William Kenwood are both dukes and best friends. Their childhood friend and the only woman they've loved, Lillian Drew, has returned to England as a widow. Since she's in desperate need of financial assistance, Lillian is seeking a husband and both dukes are interested in sharing that role with plenty of issues to sort out. In an unsettling manner, Lillian continues to befriend the ex, who tries to trick her and ruin the relationship.

Even though it's a short book, there's a lot of drama and romantic encounters, as well as a few surprises. It's definitely not a typical regency romance, and I didn't enjoy the story.

Two Dukes and a Lady is geared towards those who prefer reading descriptive and intense historical romances.


Note: I received this book from NetGalley, which is a program designed for bloggers to write book reviews in exchange for books, yet the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

Book Review: The Wolf of Kisimul Castle


The Wolf of Kisimul Castle, by Heather McCollum is a captivating historical highlander romance.

Alec MacNeil is also known as the Wolf of Kisimul Castle, and he's ready to take revenge against those who murdered his wife, so he secretly kidnaps his enemy's bride on her wedding day.

Even though Mairi Maclean is preparing for her wedding, she's not in love with her groom. However, she never expected to be kidnapped, especially by a man with two adorable children - one of my favorite aspects of the book!

As the story unfolds, Alec and Mairi are forced to deal with plenty of secrets and ensuring dramatic events. However, Mairi is still considered Alec's prisoner, until she agrees to marry him. Even though it's the third book in the Highland Isles series, it's not necessary to read the books in order. 

The Wolf of Kisimul Castle is geared towards those who enjoy reading highly entertaining historical romances, particularly stories involving highlanders.


Note: I received this book from NetGalley, which is a program designed for bloggers to write book reviews in exchange for books, yet the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

Book Review: The Man Who Loved Libraries


The Man Who Loved Libraries: The Story of Andrew Carnegie is a children's biography written Andrew Larsen and illustrated by Katty Maurey.

In thirty-two pages, this informative and interesting book focuses on the life of Andrew Carnegie, particularly his desire for learning and love of libraries, which prompted Carnegie to build over 2,500 libraries throughout the world, including the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom, as well as across Europe and the Caribbean.

The Man Who Loved Libraries is a quality resource for children, particularly ages four to eight, yet it's worthwhile for all grade school students.

 
Note: I received this book from NetGalley, which is a program designed for bloggers to write book reviews in exchange for books, yet the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

Book Review: Light


Light: Physical Science, by Mary Lindeen is an informative book that provides a fun way for children to learn about various aspects of light.
 
As a part of the Read and Discover Science series, this book encourages children to learn about scientific subjects while working on their reading skills. According to a note from the publisher: "The series can be used with beginning readers to practice high-frequency words, academic language, and to expand comprehension of life, earth, and physical science."

Within thirty-two pages, there are interesting science facts and Did You Know sidebars intermixed with full-color images. Also, there are sections titled as How Have You Used Light Today, Connecting Concepts, and Word List.

Light is a children's non-fiction picture book that's geared toward kindergartners to third graders.

 
Note: I received this book from NetGalley, which is a program designed for bloggers to write book reviews in exchange for books, yet the opinions expressed in this review are my own.