I have a confession to make. I haven’t been reading all the time I’ve been the human hamster (ie walking on the treadmill). Last night I watched an episode of Alfred Hitchcock presents as well as the end of Morning Glory.
But I have read a few short stories the other three days. You’ll notice a theme I’m sure. Of course, I don’t officially stop celebrating Christmas for another 7 months so I figured they’re in keeping with my mindset.
Here’s what I’ve read so far (I might have to get a widget to keep track– so if you know of one that tracks books read let me know).
Must Love Santa by Nina Bruhns. A cute novella about an undercover cop staking out a veterinarian suspected of human trafficing. I loved that animals were in the book and there was good chemistry between the hero and heroine, plus a bit of mystery thrown it.
Time’s Holiday by Jennette Marie Powell. A lunchtime read which started with the heroine planning to kill herself and the hero giving her the gift of time-travel. I’m envious of the author’s ability to world build with so few words and she actually threw in a little bit of historical events to increase the tension. Well done!
Calling All Grammies by Flo Barnett. I downloaded this children’s book because my mom is called Gramme by my children (and her other grandchildren). This is cute and short and rhymes.
Why is it only children’s books get to rhyme? Anyone think it would be fun to write a rhyming horror story? Maybe just the cannibals could rhyme. “I’ll eat your face, while I’m in this place. You’ll scream and cry, but I’ll still bleed you dry.”
Back to our normally scheduled post.
A Christmas Gift for Baby by Nancy Radke. Very short but well developed story of a man who makes peace with his estranged parents for the sake of his pregnant wife. I love happy endings and in this one everyone wins.
Christmas Babies (Holiday Babies Series) by Mona Risk. A longer novella length story about a Doctor who learns what life is about when she’s faced with the end of everything she thought mattered. The heroine’s mom is funny and the hero is perfect for the story. Throw in orphan twins and this story is guaranteed to find something that pulls on your heartstrings.
So that’s my weeks worth of reading. Now, should I count each one as a full book or do I get partial credit given their length?