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Posted October 15, 2014
I've fallen for Molly Harper's Bluegrass series. Each book has been so well written and taken us to a different part of Kentucky while still keeping all the connected characters close; I simply love it. In this third book, bombshell Kelsey finally gets to come to the forefront and have her day.
I've always liked Kelsey, even when she wasn't everyone's favorite person. Her wit and love for her friends was and is always something to admire. I didn't like how she allowed her half wit of a boyfriend and poor excuse of a mother to hurt her the way they did. I was hoping Kelsey might get her chance with Charlie, especially since she'd been in love with him for such a long time, but when Ranger Luke appeared on the scene and was keen, I was a little torn between who I'd like to see her with. The problem was that both men were smart, attractive, seemed both interested in Kelsey and good for her, and were just overall good men.
It was great to revisit characters from past stories, especially since everyone was snowed in together, and see how they were doing in their relationships. I wouldn't enjoy that happening to me, but it really brought everyone together even though it also created some friction. In this case I love that Kelsey had to figure things out once and for all about Darryl, and once she made a decision she wasn't able to go back on it, even if she had wanted to.
There is plenty of laughter, some tears of happiness, and a wonderful story to enjoy. I'm really looking forward to the next book in the series. In fact, I hope there are lots more. I would also love to see these book on my bookshelf. I think it'd be wonderful if Molly did a story featuring a guy from the tourism office. Each story has stayed fresh while entertaining. Whatever Molly Harper does next, you can be guaranteed I'm going to read it.
Posted September 30, 2014
Review Courtesy of April Hollingworth
Another wonderfully fun and brilliant book by the fabulously talented Molly Harper. Snow Falling on Bluegrass is a fabulous story of taking a chance on yourself. Of allowing your own happiness to take precedence even if it means being alone. This is the third book in The Bluegrass Series but can be read as a standalone. Witty and smart, this wonderful book, and a must read. Molly Harper is an author to remember.
Executive assistant extraordinaire Kelsey, is known around the office for her unflappable control in any situation. So when Kelsey and her fellow co-workers of the Kentucky Tourism Commission head off for their office retreat, no one’s surprised that she and her boss Sadie have everything planned.
An unprecedented snow storm changes things when it knocks out the power, trees and generally brings the state to a standstill, trapping the group in the lodge. Thankfully they have open fireplaces and plenty of food, to keep them from turning on each other.
Kelsey has had the fiercest crush on gorgeous Charlie, the office’s statistician for the three years she has worked with him, and is tempted to find a warm spot to snuggle up with him, except she just doesn’t know how he feels about her. But the handsome Ranger Luke, the only staff member in the lodge makes it very clear that he would love to keep her mind off of Charlie, and any other distractions she has.
Though the weekend is meant to be all about work, Kelsey can’t help her mind wandering, and her feeling of conflictions grow over who she wants, Luke or Charlie. Both are wonderful, but she can only have one.
FTC Advisory: Gallery, Threshold, Pocket Books through Net Galley provided me with a copy of Snow Falling on Bluegrass by Molly Harper. Published through Gallery, Threshold, Pocket Books. Kindle Edition. No goody bags, sponsorships, “material connections,” or bribes were exchanged for my review.
Posted September 25, 2014
NUMBER OF HEARTS: 5
Snow Falling in Bluegrass takes us back into the world of the KCT (Kentucky Tourism Commission). But this time the crew is going on location, well a work retreat. What started out as a fun outing (well as much fun as spending the weekend with your co-workers) soon turns into the snow apocalypse (think Gillian’s Island covered in snow, no power, no heat, no phones, no internet, lots of ice, snow and ice. Oh and your co-workers). But it is not all bad. There is Auntie Nina’s rubbery bacon cheeseburger pizza cooked in a gourmet redneck oven, The Professor, Fort Kelsey, a very cranky marsupial, the lost of panties, and some sweet revenge that smells like popcorn.
Another awesomesauce story from Molly Harper. I love how Molly can bring together such a great story while delivering some of the funniest stuff I have ever read. I have never meet a Molly Harper book that didn’t leave me in tears, gasping for air, and loving every page of what I read. I am already preparing for my Molly Harper book withdrawals (trust me it is not pretty)
As always I listened to this book on audio, because one I love love love Amanda Ronconi reading to me. Two, I love listening to Molly’s stories because Amanda brings the character to life in a way that I am not my mind could do. And three because I am weird and I started Molly’s books on audio and plan to continue listening to them on audio. But I do still own them all on paper or in ebook form (Yes, I know I have a book hoarding issue. No, I don’t need help :D )
One of many of my favorite lines:
“I would gladly slap her with a salmon”
“With a salmon”
“I would follow with cream cheese” I told him “My vengeance is best served with bagels.”
“You’re an incredibly strange girl, and I mean that in the best possible way.”
If you have not picked up a Molly Harper *wiggles finger at you* shame on you. I demand you go grab one of Molly’s book and try it out.
I received a complimentary copy of the book from NetGalley & Galley, Threshold, Pocket Books & Tantor Media in exchange for an honest review. This review is my own opinion and not a paid review.
Posted September 22, 2014
received an ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
I have recently become a big fan of all things Molly Harper. She is starting to be my go to for laugh out loud stories. This is my first book in her Bluegrass series, but I am definitely going to go back and read the others. This was a great quick read, with lots of humor, quirky characters, romance, and some drama thrown in, otherwise this would have been a short novella. Honestly, I was pulling for Ranger Luke, but perhaps that's because I haven't read the first two books in the series. Once I do that I may change my opinion. All in all I did like the ending, especially the Real Genius homage near the end, since that's one of my favorite movies. Definitely worth your time and money.