Saturday, April 18, 2009


One Lovely Blog Award

Melissa over at Melissa's Bookshelf gave me the One Lovely Blog Award this week. Thank you so much! Here's more info about what this award means...

This award which is given to new blogs and blogging friends.

The rules to follow are:

1) Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award and his or her blog link.

2) Pass the award to 15 other blogs that you've newly discovered. Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen for this award.

Well, I don't know that I'll be awarding "new" blogs here, but I will pass this on to 15 fabulous, lovely blogs that I've found recently:

At Home with Books
Shhh I'm Reading...
A Bookworm's World
As Usual, I Need More Bookshelves
Age 30+...A Lifetime of Books
The Sleepy Reader
The Movieholic & Bibliophile's Blog
A Sea Of Books
Unmainstream Mom Reads
Cafe of Dreams
Drey's Library
A Circle of Books
Jenn's Bookshelf
Sophisticated Dorkiness
Julie's Jewels

Click on over to their blogs and enjoy!!!


Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Book Review: Defending Angels

Author Mary Stanton has created an amazing new paranormal/cozy mystery series called “A Beaufort & Company Mystery.” “Defending Angels” is the first book of the series that mixes cozy, mystery and paranormal, which will pull you in to the story from the first chapter and won’t let you go until the last page is read.

Lawyer Brianna Winston-Beaufort comes to Savannah to take over her late uncle’s practice. After finding an office to rent at a low price in a cemetery, she slowly begins to realize her practice isn’t going to be normal. Brianna gets her first phone call from a prospective client, but soon realizes he died ‘before’ she got his call! Strange things begin to happen to her as she begins her investigation in to the ‘murder’ of her client. Brianna’s family history is different then what she thought it was. Organizations, angels, demons and a freaky painting all come in to play for Brianna as she works to solve the murder of the ‘dead’ client.

“Defending Angels” was a truly charming book that had me hooked from the beginning. Mary Stanton’s writing and unique characters are what kept my attention throughout this book. I was initially worried about the ‘southern’ locale which I was afraid I wouldn’t like, but it really gave the story the historical background that was the backbone to the book. With so many ‘cozy mystery’ being published, this one really seemed to have all the pieces of a book that can stand up among the best. I will be looking forward to the next book in the series!!

Thank you to RebeccaReads for this review copy!!

Rating: 4/5