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Monday, December 22, 2014

Quicky Review #25: Lost and Found in Cedar Cove and I'm Dreaming of an Undead Christmas

Welcome back to another Quicky Review everyone.
A lot of the time I like to read short stories, prequels and free audiobooks that are short and sweet.  But why do a full review on a book that is say...80 pages long.  So I do Quicky Reviews for the shorties and children books as well.  Basically, the short stories get short reviews.
Here are just a few sentences on one children's book and one short audiobook.
There are other Quicky Reviews for you to check out too and don't worry there will be more to come. I like short stories because most of them are FREE and I can get in and out of one in no time.
Previous Quicky Review
Quicky Review #22: The Initiate, The Son and The Traitor
Quicky Review #23: Girl with Glasses and I Love You Too
Quicky Review #24: Philolzophy and Batman: The Court of Owls
Genre: Short Story
Publisher: Random House Audio
Release Date: July 15, 2013
 Audiobook:  1 hour and 7 minutes
Narrator:  Lorelei King
 Source: Free from

 Book Description

Debbie Macomber’s heartwarming new series, set at the Rose Harbor Inn in picturesque Cedar Cove, displays the author’s signature talent for creating characters who feel like friends, and small towns that feel like home. In this original short story available exclusively as an eBook, Jo Marie Rose readies her inn for spring, turning to her new friends Grace and Olivia when she needs them most.
Jo Marie has big plans for her bed-and-breakfast. With the help of handyman Mark Taylor, she intends to plant a beautiful rose garden in time for her upcoming open house. Jo Marie and Mark rarely see eye to eye—especially on matters of home improvement—but she knows he has her best interests at heart. After the two walk the grounds, Jo Marie realizes that her beloved rescue dog, Rover, is missing, and at a time when she most needs a friend, Mark abruptly leaves. Confused by Mark’s behavior and worried for Rover’s safety, Jo Marie searches for her precious pup all over Cedar Cove. Rover is on an adventure of his own—one that will lead to a delightful surprise for two unlikely people.

My Thoughts

This was a cute extremely short story. I would have love to have a better ending. There is a reason for everything happening and finding out the real meaning and reason.  The narrator had a nice sweet voice that fit this story very well.  Nothing exciting just cute and sweet. 
Author: Molly Harper
Genre: Short Story
Publisher: Audible Studios
Release Date: December 5, 2013
 Audiobook:  3 hours and 43 minutes
Narrator: Amanda Ronconi
 Source: Free from

 Book Description

It's Christmas in Half-Moon Hollow and newly turned vampire Iris Scanlon-Calix wants to make Gigi's first visit home from college as normal and special as possible. It's taken months for Iris to work up the nerve to spend time around her baby sister after her vampire transition, so she enlists help from Jane Jameson and Company to keep her blood-thirst under control and assure Gigi's safety.Gigi, on the other hand, has problems of her own, including the demise of her relationship with high school sweetheart, Ben, and a looming job interview with Ophelia Lambert, the scariest potential employer in the Hollow. And then there's the small matter of the handsome, frustrating vampire who keeps appearing in Gigi's peripheral vision, then disappearing before she can talk to him.Can the Scanlon sisters negotiate romantic problems, vampire politics, and Christmas cookie disasters and enjoy a relatively normal holiday?

My Thoughts

This was a great story and I loved the humor.  Gigi is hilarious and her family situation is too funny.  There is just one thing missing.  The Ending!  It felt like they just cut the audiobook off and there was nothing wrapped up.  Nothing.  What happened next?

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