Friday, September 18, 2009

Summer Vacation Bk. 4: Twisted Creek

Are you tired of book reports yet? Sorry, that's about all I've got right now. On the bright side, I really enjoyed this one too. I bought 3 books by Jodi Thomas at the writers conference that I went to on Labor Day weekend. I figured that I'd enjoy her books since I enjoyed her in person. Plus, I think 2 of the 3 were RITA award winners. The RITA is the highest award the Romance Writers of America association gives out. First I read the historical Tall, Dark and Texan. And it was fine, enjoyable. But this one, Twisted Creek, was very good. Funny, but at the same time touching.

What makes a family? In Allie's life, it's connection. Her life's a challenge and then she inherits a lake house from an uncle she doesn't know. Taking a chance that it will take some time to figure out the mixup, she moves in. She finds a home and a group of other misfits and they build a family, solve a crime, and stop drug dealers. If you like well developed characters, humor, light romance, light suspense, some heartstring tugging, try this one. I have one more to read of hers and I have high hopes.

This is what I did on my vacation. Also, I cross stitched...but it's just basically a whole lotta white stitches. I ate, but unless I show you how my jeans stretch even more tightly now, I don't have any photographic evidence. And I watched the first season of Lost.

That really deserves its very own post.

I am getting friendly reminders from my library that it's time to bring all these books back so some other lucky soul may try them out. The timing is good: there's a quilt show at my library this weekend, sponsored by none other than the Saline County Quilt Guild.

Have I mentioned that I'll be speaking to the guild on Monday night? I think I might have.
What's my topic? I'm still not 100% sure about that, but I have a stack of quilts and some freebies and some door prizes. I have my priorities in line.

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