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The Sooner the Better by Debbie Macomber

“The Sooner The Better” starts when Lorraine Dancy finds an agonizing truth that everything she knew about her father was a lie. She was always made to believe that her father was dead, but evidence that she finds after her mother’s passing not only reveals that he is alive but that he lives in a small town on the south of the border. She heads out in search of him and in the process lands herself in big trouble. To save her from the police and a deadly thief, her father sends his friend Jack Keeler. Jack is experienced, strong and attractive and it is hard to ignore the blooming chemistry between them. Will they both find true love in one another?

I like romance novels that are not completely romantic; by that I mean the ones that do not make me feel all mushy and sentimental. The Sooner The Better was a novel that had the right proportion of different elements in it. There was adventure, some amount of suspense, betrayal, emotions of all cadres, lots of love and just the right amount of violence. The story line kept me interested till the end of the book. If I had to leave the book; I was eager to get back to it to know what was happening; and that is always a good sign.

The characters in the book had a lot of depth to them. The focus was not just on the lead characters but on most of the other characters too. Like Lorraine’s father, his second wife, her fiancée or his wife (well, you need to read the story to understand these relationship complications) – they all had relatively small appearances but left with an impact that only the lead protagonist can in most novels. I enjoyed the book for the different flavors of emotion. While I disliked a few people in the beginning; I ended the book feeling secure about the world we live in and the abundance of goodness that resides in people.

I enjoyed this book in every sense!! The Sooner The Better is a really good book by Debbie Macomber and was made better by the narrator. An interesting audio and a fulfilling story makes me want to give it a four smiley faces:



It’s Monday! What are you reading? 2013/04/29

This is a weekly meme hosted by Sheila from Book Journey.

Books that I read but have not yet added my review ..




Catching up on my blogging this week; so one book it is


Dewey Read a Thon – Mini Puzzles

Mini Challenge – Book Puzzle

I have chosen an eazy puzzle and I am excited to see what you are going to guess 🙂



I have been focussing on my reading since I started a little late. I did not focus on my challenges; now I have done some substantial catching up.. 🙂

Mini Challenge – Book Sentence Challenge


When the wind blows, the Innocent man and the Pilots wife have the wedding. (Makes sense!! Sort off!!! )

Mini Challenge – Picture It

This is an esay one!!

Paul Coelho

Mini Challenge – Share a Quote

“And yet no one life is the same as any other life. It might be that we will never meet again, and I need you to know that I’ve loved you all my life. ”

From Brida by Paul Coelho

Mini Challenge – Turn the Page


“I would rather read than muddle the past and the present any day!”

Just started ‘Dorchester Terrace’ and found this challenge a little tough 😦

Mini Challenge – Cover Me

Kudos for coming up with some innovative categories..

Best Title: Lets Explore Diabetes with Owls (LOL!!!)
Best Dressed: The Elite
Best Couple: Star Crossed
Most Delicious: Bake it like you mean it
Cutest Animal: The Patron Saint of Lost Dogs
Cutest Kid: The Real Mother
Best to Avoid: In Search of Goliathus Hercules
Best Tattoo: Walking Disaster
Best Cover: The Last Camellia


Dewey Read A Thon…

Ok, so I am starting my day a little late.. but that is because today is a gorgeous day outside and we had so many spring events happening.

I participated in the Read-a-Thon two years back. I was forgetting my original love of book reading then and the read-a-thon reminded me to get back to books. I am all geared up for this day with a few audio and a few books in my list… Loving it so far!

1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today? Virginia, USA

2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to? Momzillas

3) Which snack are you most looking forward to? Cheese Cake 😉 Yes, snack!!

4) Tell us a little something about yourself! I am an avid reader, a mom and a full time software consultant.

5) If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today? I did not do last year 😦

Hour 5 to Hour 8:

Fixed myself a lunch (real quick one) and started reading Momzilla. Loved the book , once I got through that.. I spent sometime listening to an audio and napped off 😥 Yeah!!! Too bad.. I know.

Hour 8 to Hour 10:

Started reading Brida after a refreshing cup of hot steaming tea and some Yummy (hopefully healthy snack 😉 ) Ok, the picture does’nt do it enough justice really!


Mid Event Survey
We are mid way already??? Where did the time go…

1) How are you doing? Sleepy? Are your eyes tired? I cheated and took a nap inbetween, so I feel perfectly fine 🙂

2) What have you finished reading? Brida by Paul Coelho and Momzillas by Jill Kargman

3) What is your favorite read so far? I think I liked Momzilla better

4) What about your favorite snacks? I had some craisins and I loved it.

5) Have you found any new blogs through the readathon? If so, give them some love! I have been focussing on reading, going to be doing a lot of checking out blogs in the second half surely.

Hour 12
Time for an audio book while cooking some dinner and eating (hogging!) on some more snacks.. This is so darn good!!


Hour 14
Dinner is served and my audio book is taking longer than what I thought it would. Maybe I should go ahead and do some laundry. After the next 30 minutes, I will move back to my unfinished reading book :).

Did I say, I love this read a thon. 🙂

Hour 19
Wow, hour 19 and still going strong. I started a new book some 30 minutes back but I am really starting to slip. I am rummaging through my bookshelf to find something else that will keep me going .. seriously going 🙂

Ate a big and I mean a big piece of cheesecake.. some more tea… some chips and still snacking. Heck, I can always exerise tomorrow…. Cos it is not everyday we get a read-a-thon 😉

Wrap Up

1.Which hour was most daunting for you? It was definitely hour 20. Definitely that!

2.Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year? James Patterson never goes wrong.

3.Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year? No, I think it is just super duper awesome just the way it is.

4.What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?E V E R Y T H I N G

5.How many books did you read? 3

6.What were the names of the books you read? Momzillas by Jill Kargman, Ghost shadow by Heather Graham and Brida by Paul Coelho.

7.Which book did you enjoy most? Momzillas

8.Which did you enjoy least?I cant decide, I liked Ghost Shadow and Brida equally

9.If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders?I was not a cheer leader, but the current ones did great!

10.How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time?I know I am signing up for Oct definitely!!


It’s Monday! What are you reading? 2013/04/22

This is a weekly meme hosted by Sheila from Book Journey.

Books that I read last week.
Crossing Oceans





I have a cartload of stuff planned for this week .. Earth Day events, baking and studying for an upcoming exam. So just one exciting book planned for the coming week.