First Chapter Tuesday

Good Moring book lovers, its been a month since my last post. I had a lot of things going on in the month of July. But here I am again, I do have some new ideas that I want to write or blog about. Have a great week everyone.

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros

Welcome toFirst Chapter/Intros, now hosted by Yvonne @ Socrates Book ReviewsEach week readers post the first paragraph (or 2) of a book they are reading or that they plan to read soon.  This week’s pick is by an author I always look forward to reading its by Sally Rigby.

Catherine Cooper walked into the social services meeting room for a conference regarding Lacey, the child sthe’d been fostering over the last few weeks. It was the strangest case she’d ever come across and the police were no closer to solving it.

Government agencies had been working hard to find the parents but, so far, with no success.

What happens when someone’s too scared to speak? 

Ex-police officer Sebastian Clifford had decided to limit his work as a private investigator, until Detective Constable Bird, aka Birdie, asks for his help.

Twelve months ago a young girl was abandoned on the streets of Market Harborough in shocking circumstances. Since then the child has barely spoken and with the police unable to trace her identity, they’ve given up.

The social services team in charge of the case worry that the child has an intellectual disability but Birdie and her aunt, who’s fostering the little girl, disagree and believe she’s gifted and intelligent, but something bad happened and she’s living in constant fear.

Clifford trusts Birdie’s instinct and together they work to find out who the girl is, so she can be freed from the past. But as secrets are uncovered, the pair realise it’s not just the child who’s in danger.

Speak No Evil is the second in the Detective Sebastian Clifford series. Perfect for readers of Faith Martin, Matt Brolly and Joy Ellis.

What do you think read more or pass?

WWW.Wednesday

Happy WWW Wednesday!

And just like that we are half way through the week. I hope your Wednesday is going well.

WWW Wednesday is hosted by Sam on Taking on a World of Words. Anyone can participate by answering the three questions below and then posting a link to your post from your blog on Sam’s website, or just answer the questions on her post, if you do not have a blog.

The three questions (Ws) are:

1.) What are you currently reading?
2.) What did you recently finish reading?
3.) What do you think you’ll read next?

I am currently 50% through Out of Sight By: Elmore Leonard and I must say what a great start and I am enjoying this author, it’s the first that I have read by this author.

What did you recently finish reading?

I currently finished Web of Lies By: Sally Rigby, and I must say she really did it with this story line and I enjoyed reading it.  And I can’t wait until Speak No Evil come out in July.

What do you think you’ll read next?

I have just download Close Your Eyes By:  Rachel Abbot, I can’t wait to start reading  this one.

Thanks for reading this week’s WWW on my blog! Have you read any of these books or have plans to? Have you also done a WWW on your blog, if so I will check it out. I welcome your thoughts/comments, and as always-

Thanks for Reading One Girl and a Book

Rochelle xoxo

First Review

Hello and welcome to Tuesday. I hope everyone is having a great week so far. This is my first review of the year. And I must say this author has out done herself with this one.

And on to my review of:

Synopsis

A trail of secrets. A dangerous discovery. A deadly turn.

Police officer Sebastian Clifford never planned on becoming a private investigator. But when a scandal leads to the disbandment of his London based special squad, he finds himself out of a job. That is, until his cousin calls on him to investigate her husband’s high-profile death, and prove that it wasn’t a suicide. 

Clifford’s reluctant to get involved, but the more he digs, the more evidence he finds. With his ability to remember everything he’s ever seen, he’s the perfect person to untangle the layers of deceit.

He meets Detective Constable Bird, an underutilised detective at Market Harborough’s police force, who refuses to give him access to the records he’s requested unless he allows her to help with the investigation. Clifford isn’t thrilled. The last time he worked as part of a team it ended his career.

But with time running out, Clifford is out of options. Together they must wade through the web of lies in the hope that they’ll find the truth before it kills them.

My Review

I read my first Sally Rigby book, after joining a Facebook Book Club.  I have read all of her books.  When I seen this on my kindle, I knew I had to read this one.  And I was right what an awesome read.

It took me no time at all to get into ‘Web Of Lies’. The cover of a new book was enough to grab my attention and  the story within the book’s covers just sealed the deal as it were.  As soon as I started to read the story, I knew that I would not be able to put this book down. 

Web of lies is well written and the characters, seem so real and I wanted to continue reading to find out if Sarah was right about the death of her husband. 

I highly recommend this book and I am giving it 5 stars.  I can’t wait for the second on in this series to come out in July.

Have you read it, what were your thoughts? 

Mail Box Monday

Good morning and Welcome back!

I hope that you all had a great weekend.  I had a great weekend, Saturday, we took our four-legged child to a doggie beach, Sunday I meal prepped and did a little crafting, reading and just relaxed. 

So, I follow this blog called mailboxmonday, I enjoy reading what they are posting and what books they get in their mailboxes.  I really don’t get books in the mail, I usually order all of my as e-Books.   I guess that would count since its an email box.  LOL   I have included their blog, so that if you wanted you could check them out.

Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came in their mailbox during the last week. Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles, and humongous wish lists.

https://mailboxmonday.wordpress.com/

So on their blog they had a section of books that caught their eye.  After reading about what books caught their eye.  I now have a longer list on my TBR List.  See below what books I have added to my TBR list.  I am going to check my local library in hopes that I can find them. 

Books on their Book Blog that Caught My Eye

Sisters of the Resistance by Christine Wells at Silver’s Reviews.

Set in the thick of the Paris Resistance movement during WWII, this exciting novel tells of the deep involvement of Catherine Dior and two young women who risked their lives to support her efforts—perfect for fans of Kate Quinn and Jennifer Chiaverini.

Small Acts of Defiance by Michelle Wright at Sam Still Reading.

May, 1940: After a bitter tragedy, young Australian woman Lucie and her French mother Yvonne are forced to leave home and seek help from the only family they have left-Lucie’s uncle, Gerard.

As the Second World War engulfs Europe, the two women find themselves trapped in German-occupied Paris, sharing a cramped apartment with the authoritarian Gerard and his extremist views.

Drawing upon her artistic talents, Lucie risks her own safety to engage in small acts of defiance against the occupying forces and the collaborationist French regime, where the authorities reward French citizens for denouncing so-called ‘traitors’ in their community.

For the Wolf (The Wilderwood, 1) by Hannah Whitten found at Drey’s Library.

The first daughter is for the Throne.
The second daughter is for the Wolf.

For fans of Uprooted and The Bear and the Nightingale comes a dark fantasy novel about a young woman who must be sacrificed to the legendary Wolf of the Wood to save her kingdom. But not all legends are true, and the Wolf isn’t the only danger lurking in the Wilderwood.

As the only Second Daughter born in centuries, Red has one purpose-to be sacrificed to the Wolf in the Wood in the hope he’ll return the world’s captured gods.

Red is almost relieved to go. Plagued by a dangerous power she can’t control, at least she knows that in the Wilderwood, she can’t hurt those she loves. Again.

But the legends lie. The Wolf is a man, not a monster. Her magic is a calling, not a curse. And if she doesn’t learn how to use it, the monsters the gods have become will swallow the Wilderwood-and her world-whole.

Have you read any of these? If you did what did you think of them, I would love to hear what you thought of them.

Have a great week everyone.

Sunday Post

The Sunday Post is a blog news meme hosted here @ Caffeinated Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog and showcase books and things we have received. Share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead. Join in weekly, bi-weekly or for a monthly wrap up. See rules here: Sunday Post Meme

My first post for the Sunday Post Meme hosted by the Caffeinated Reviewer. i have been looking for new ways to interact with the book blogging community and I have been loving all of the new blogs that I have discovered due to blog memes and link ups. If you are new to my blog, I would love a follow.

Today is one of these perfect Sundays where the sun is shining and the humidity is low, but we could use so much needed rain.  And can you believe that we are halfway through the year.  I have decided that I want to start a Virtual Assistant Company, so I have been busy with research and looking into a website for this.  I have wanted to do this for a while now, and now is the time.

Last Week On The Blog

Monday:  It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?


Tuesday: Tell Me Something Tuesday

Wednesday: Can’t-Wait Wednesday

This Week On The Blog

Monday: Happy Memorial Day (US) – No blog posts
Tuesday: Book Quote
Wednesday: Library Loot Meme

New Arrivals At One Girl and Book

In the shocking new thriller from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Run Away, a man whose past is shrouded in mystery must find a missing teenage girl before her disappearance brings about disastrous consequences for her community . . . and the world.

The man known as Wilde is a mystery to everyone, including himself. Decades ago, he was found as a boy living feral in the woods, with no memory of his past. After the police concluded an exhaustive hunt for the child’s family, which was never found, he was turned over to the foster system.

Now, thirty years later, Wilde still doesn’t know where he comes from, and he’s back living in the woods on the outskirts of town, content to be an outcast, comfortable only outdoors, preferably alone, and with few deep connections to other people.

When a local girl goes missing, famous TV lawyer Hester Crimstein–with whom Wilde shares a tragic connection–asks him to use his unique skills to help find her. Meanwhile, a group of ex-military security experts arrive in town, and when another teen disappears, the case’s impact expands far beyond the borders of the peaceful suburb. Wilde must return to the community where he has never fit in, and where the powerful are protected even when they harbor secrets that could destroy the lives of millions . . . secrets that Wilde must uncover before it’s too late. 

I absolutely loved Invisible Girl—Lisa Jewell has a way of combining furiously twisty, utterly gripping plots with wonderfully rich characterization—she has such compassion for her characters, and we feel we know them utterly… A triumph!” —Lucy Foley, New York Times bestselling author

The #1 New York Times bestselling author of Then She Was Gone returns with an intricate thriller about a young woman’s disappearance and a group of strangers whose lives intersect in its wake.

Young Saffyre Maddox spent three years under the care of renowned child psychologist Roan Fours. When Dr. Fours decides their sessions should end, Saffyre feels abandoned. She begins looking for ways to connect with him, from waiting outside his office to walking through his neighborhood late at night. She soon learns more than she ever wanted to about Roan and his deceptively perfect family life. On a chilly Valentine’s night, Saffyre will disappear, taking any secrets she has learned with her.

Owen Pick’s life is falling apart. In his thirties and living in his aunt’s spare bedroom, he has just been suspended from his job as a teacher after accusations of sexual misconduct—accusations he strongly denies. Searching for professional advice online, he is inadvertently sucked into the dark world of incel forums, where he meets a charismatic and mysterious figure.

Owen lives across the street from the Fours family. The Fours have a bad feeling about their neighbor; Owen is a bit creepy and suspect and their teenaged daughter swears he followed her home from the train station one night. Could Owen be responsible? What happened to the beautiful missing Saffyre, and does her disappearance truly connect them all?

Evocative, vivid, and unputdownable, Lisa Jewell’s latest thriller is another “haunting, atmospheric, stay-up-way-too-late read” (Megan Miranda, New York Times bestselling author).

#1 New York Times bestselling author Kathy Reichs “roars back with a Temperance Brennan mystery unlike any that have come before” (Booklist, starred review) in which the forensic anthropologist must use all her skills to discover the identity of a faceless corpse and its connection to a decade-old missing child case.

It’s sweltering in Charlotte, North Carolina, and Temperance Brennan, still recovering from neurosurgery following an aneurysm, is battling nightmares, migraines, and what she thinks might be hallucinations when she receives a series of mysterious text messages, each containing a new picture of a corpse that is missing its face and hands. Immediately, she’s anxious to know who the dead man is, and why the images were sent to her.

An identified corpse soon turns up, only partly answering her questions.

To win answers to the others, including the man’s identity, she must go rogue, working mostly outside the system. That’s because Tempe’s new boss holds a fierce grudge against her and is determined to keep her out of the case. Tempe pushes forward anyway, even as she begins questioning her instincts. But the clues she discovers are disturbing and confusing. Was the faceless man a spy? A trafficker? A target for assassination by the government? And why was he carrying the name of a child missing for almost a decade?

With help from a number of law enforcement associates including her Montreal beau Andrew Ryan and the always-ready-with-a-quip, ex-homicide investigator Skinny Slidell, and utilizing new cutting-edge forensic methods, Tempe draws closer to the astonishing truth.

But the more she uncovers, the darker and more twisted the picture becomes…

I can not wait to start reading these.  Have you read any of them, if so what were your thoughts. Happy Sunday everyone!

Weekend Cooking

Hello and welcome to Saturday, I hope you are enjoying your day.  I usually do not cook through the week, I do a meal prep on the weekends where I prepare two to three meals, and when Monday comes all, I need to do is heat what I want to eat.  With working now this is much easier for my household.  Do you meal prep?  Do you have any favorite meals that you prepare?  I have started doing the Keto diet as my doctor wants me to limit some carbs.  I found this great book and I am enjoying it and learning more about the Keto diet.  I have not tried a lot of the recipes yet, but I plan on doing some this weekend.

Weekend Cooking was started at Beth Fish Reads back in October 2009. For more than 10 years like-minded bloggers shared their posts each week. I began contributing in May 2010.

Now, I have taken over the reins and I am excited to invite you to share your reviews of cookbooks, food writing, foodie novels, and movies that make you hungry.

Weekend Cooking is a chance to share the food love. On Saturday mornings, I’ll publish my post — perhaps a cookbook review or maybe just some favorite food-related quotes.

At any time during the weekend, if you care to share a similar post, please come on back and hook up with Mr. Linky, so we can read what you have to say. I hope you’ll join in when your weekend (or recent) reading or movie watching fits in with the theme. Remember, the definition of Weekend Cooking is free and easy, if you think your post even remotely fits the theme, grab the button and sign into Mr. Linky.

Here is what I am reading

I am not much of a breakfast person, but I found that I like a smoothies for breakfast.  I have included on of the smoothie recipe that is my go to for breakfast

“Avocado and Blueberry Smoothie

How about a smoothie to start your day? Taste the delight of goodness and healthy nutrients with this avocado and blueberry smoothie. It’s one way of proving that getting into a ketogenic diet can be fun, exciting, and inspiring with cool recipes on the list.

Ingredients:

3/4 cup frozen blueberries (I have used fresh blueberries)

1 medium avocados

1 1/2 cup coconut milk

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1/4 teaspoon Lakanto drops, vanilla

1/2 cup ice cubes”

“Optional add-ins

2 tablespoons almond butter  

1 tablespoon cacao nibs (I used cacao poweder)

1/2 teaspoon cayenne powder 

1/2 teaspoon spirulina

Instructions:

1. Add all ingredients to a blender and combine until smooth.

2. Divide into two glasses and serve immediately.

You can purchase it HERE

Note: Recipe and scans shared in the context of review; all rights remain with the original copyright holder.

Have a great weekend!

Friday 56

Hello friends and welcome to my little corner on the web.  I hope that you had a great week.  Its Friday and soon it will be the weekend.  To day I am sharing with you Friday 56. I am not sure if I am doing it right but here is mine.   Have a great weekend everyone.

Hosted by Freda’s Voice, the Friday 56 is a weekly bookish prompt. It’s quite easy to do and could cover no end of different books and genres so seems great if you’re looking for a quick snippet to discover something new!

Rules:

*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader (If you have to improvise, that’s ok.)
*Find any sentence, (or few, just don’t spoil it)
*Post it.
*Add your (url) post here 

in Linky. Add the post url, not your blog url.
*It’s that simple.

This week’s Friday 56 comes from:

Check out this read on Amazon

He Laughed.  Despite having only just became acquainted, I image you managed to deal with the situation in a satisfactory manner.

That’s beside the point.  So, if your thinking of dropping me now you have what you want, think again.  She leant forward slightly and locked eyes with him.

Tell me – Do you currently participate in any memes? Do you do it all the time, or do you just drop in occasionally? Were you able to get ideas for posts on your own blog from any of the memes above? Have you found any memes that you might participate in – in the future?

Book Blogger Hop

Hello and welcome to my page. Can you believe that we are half way through the year.  I can’t believe how fast it went and soon it will be the holidays.  Today I am going to try the Book Blogger Hop. 

The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Jennifer @ Crazy-For-Books in March 2010 and ended on December 31, 2012. With Jennifer’s permission, I relaunched the hop on February 15, 2013. Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end the following Thursday. There will be a weekly prompt featuring a book related question. The hop’s purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog. 

Weekly Questions:  If you have a question, fill out the Form. Each blogger with a selected question will get credit during that week’s hop. Remember to keep the questions & answers G-rated for younger bloggers.

This weeks question was:

4th – 10th – Where do you get book images for your posts? (submitted by Elizabeth @ Silver’s Reviews

My answer to this quest is:

I get most of my book images from Amazon and Google.

Hope you all had a great Thursday.

Library Loot

Good Morning! We are half way through the week. I was looking for something to post this Wednesday and came across this so I decided to give this a try this Wednesday.

Here is my Library Loot. I have included the blogs that have created this. Check them out their blogs are great.

Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Claire fromThe Captive Reader and Sharlene from Real Life Reading that encourages bloggers to share the books they’ve checked out from the library. If you’d like to participate, just write up your post-feel free to steal the button-and link it using the Mr. Linky any time during the week. And of course check out what other participants are getting from their libraries.

Before there was Raylan, there was Sisco… U.S. Marshal Karen Sisco is on the hunt for world-class gentleman felon Jack Foley in Out of Sight, New York Times bestselling author Elmore Leonard’s sexy thriller that moves from Miami to the Motor City.

Based on Miami, Florida’s Gold Coast, U.S. Marshal Karen Sisco isn’t about to let a expert criminal like Jack Foley successfully bust out of Florida’s Glades Prison. But there’s a major score waiting for him in Detroit, and a shotgun-wielding marshal isn’t going to stop Foley from getting it.

Neither counted on sharing a cramped car trunk—or on a sizzling chemistry that’s working overtime. As soon as Sisco escapes, Foley is already missing her.

Sisco can’t forget Foley either—and she isn’t about to let him go. Too bad the next time their paths cross, it’s going to be about business, not pleasure.

In the shocking new thriller from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Run Away, a man whose past is shrouded in mystery must find a missing teenage girl before her disappearance brings about disastrous consequences for her community . . . and the world.

The man known as Wilde is a mystery to everyone, including himself. Decades ago, he was found as a boy living feral in the woods, with no memory of his past. After the police concluded an exhaustive hunt for the child’s family, which was never found, he was turned over to the foster system.

Now, thirty years later, Wilde still doesn’t know where he comes from, and he’s back living in the woods on the outskirts of town, content to be an outcast, comfortable only outdoors, preferably alone, and with few deep connections to other people.

When a local girl goes missing, famous TV lawyer Hester Crimstein–with whom Wilde shares a tragic connection–asks him to use his unique skills to help find her. Meanwhile, a group of ex-military security experts arrive in town, and when another teen disappears, the case’s impact expands far beyond the borders of the peaceful suburb. Wilde must return to the community where he has never fit in, and where the powerful are protected even when they harbor secrets that could destroy the lives of millions . . . secrets that Wilde must uncover before it’s too late.

Have you read any of the books I mentioned? Do you borrow books from the library? What books are you hoping to read this summer? Share in the comments! 

Book Quote

Hi, guys! I hope you’re having a wonderful day filled with the best readings & obviously, I hope you all had a beautiful past month! I didn’t finish my month well, I read only two books and started another. Here’s to a better month in June.