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How Men Think

how men think

James Taylor wrote an interesting perspective on how to understand men in his book How Men Think: Read His Mind & Unlock the Secrets to His Heart.

For women who have no idea why men do the things they do and would like a better understanding of not only the reasons behind what they do but how to tailor interactions with men for a more positive outcome, this book could be a helpful tool.

He provides answers to questions like these:

• How does he really feel about me?

• Why won’t he commit?

• What do men find attractive in a woman?

• Why do men lie to women?

• Why do men pull away?

• Why do men play games with women?

• Why do men cheat?

• Does he find me attractive?

• Why do men not call back when they say they will?

• Why do men go for “naughty” rather than “nice girls”?

For me, I found the book very interesting. I’ve spent the last twenty years with Captain Cavedweller who is not your typical male at all and if you don’t believe me, you can ask any of my friends.

As I was reading through the book, I kept asking questions like “do guys really do that?” and “do guys really think this way?”

Taylor does give a unique look into the workings of the male mind and offers some suggestions on how to have more successful and fulfilling relationships with men.

If you’ve got no clue on how men think or how to handle them, this book might be a good starting point.

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husband school

This was a fast, nice little read from Kristine Rolofson.

The Husband School  is about a small town in Montana on the verge of dying and needing some way to save it. The mayor has plans to turn it into the setting of a reality show, bringing eligible females from LA to court the many bachelors residing in the area.

The only problem is that most of the men could use a few lessons in everything from basic manners to how to dress appropriately.

Meg Ripley, who runs the local diner, finds herself roped into helping transform the scruffy cowboys into dating material before the begins. Thrown into the mix is a pregnant runaway she takes in and the love of her youth, Owen MacGregor, who suddenly returns to town.

The characters were a lot of fun and despite Meg and Owen having some issues to work through, over all the story was fun and fast-paced.

My only complaint is that another chapter at the end to wrap things up would have been helpful. It seemed like the story just ended, rather abruptly.

Other than that – a great ready for quiet afternoon.

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eyedancer

The Eye-Dancers by Michael S. Fedison is a page-turning adventure for young adults that most any age would enjoy.

The story begins with three boys who all share the same nightmare about a little girl who needs their help. They enlist the assistance of a friend and soon find themselves in an alternate universe where the girl was kidnapped.

Searching to find her, the four boys discover their own strengths and weaknesses. The author did a great job of illustrating, through the lessons the boys learned, that it is okay to be yourself, to be a unique individual.

A great read, especially for boys, this is a fun story with well-developed characters. Kudos to the author for a very nice YA tale.

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stranger in the family

Patricia McLinn weaves an interesting tale of family, loss, and hope in A Stranger In The Family.

The first book in the Bardville, Wyoming trilogy,  the story starts out with Bodie’s discovery he fathered a son 17 years ago and leads him to a ranch in Wyoming where Cambria protects her heart every bit as fiercely as she does her family.

Despite her resolve to keep away from Bodie, the attraction between them is too strong and when his secret is revealed, shatters more than just the trust he’s spent time building with his son.

A strong, engaging read, I will put out a little warning that I’d rate this PG-13 for some “hanky panky.”

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untethered

Admittedly, I’m a big Marcia Lynn McClure fan.

I’ve got a few favorites from her many titles that I’ve read more than once (or twice, maybe even three times, but who’s counting?).

Untethered has recently joined that list of favorites that I’ll come back and read again and again.

Fun from the get-go, I loved the characters and storyline.

One thing that I like about the author’s stories is that the names she chooses for her characters are always interesting and far from run-of-the-mill.

In Untethered, we meet Cricket, a young woman completely fascinated by Texas Ranger Heathro Thibodaux.

Heath has seen and survived things no man should and he tends to look at the world through a slightly jaded lens.

Cricket is a breath of fresh air, sweeping into his life, stealing a kiss, and setting him on his ear. When tragedy strikes… well, I won’t spoil the story, but it is very entertaining and engaging to watch these two to life in the pages of the author’s story.
If you’re looking for a clean romance with a little kick of sass, this one is a great selection.

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Montana

montana

While we were on vacation, I got in a lot of reading, which made me deliriously happy.

One of the books I read was Debbie Macomber’s Montana.

Just a sweet, feel-good love story with a happy ending, it was perfect for an afternoon read.

Molly’s life is anything but sweet in the big city and when she receives a phone call from a stranger named Sam Dakota  who says her grandfather is dying, she packs up her two kids and heads back to her roots in Sweetgrass, Montana.

Discovering Sam is her grandfather’s new ranch foreman, they both fight their attraction toward each other until Grandpa decides they have to get married before he dies.

Light-hearted and fun, with some poignant moments, this is just a nice, gentle read.

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stealing the preacher

Karen Witemeyer’s Stealing the Preacher is just a fun, fun  read.

From the opening pages right on through the end, her masterful storytelling is engaging and exciting, keeping you turning one page after another.

Continuing the story of the Archer brothers, Stealing the Preacher focuses on Crockett, who becomes a preacher, and Joanna Robbins. More than anything, she wants a pastor for their little community church. To fulfill her wish, her father holds up a train and kidnaps Crockett.

Much hilarity and excitement follows, along with an inspirational message.

If you enjoy inspirational, historic fiction – or just a clean, well-written story with a touch of humor, give this book a go.

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