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#OMKindle Marvelous Monday

Monday, May 9, 2016
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Kyle and I had a great vacation, but it is good to be back!

Our Vacation

We spent three days in Kansas City where we ate some fantastic barbecue, visited several shopping districts, and checked out the zoo. We were dismayed to discover that the Nelson Atkins museum is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays, but we plan on going back to KC in the near future to see the museum.

After spending some time in KC, we decided to visit Rolla, Missouri. Our first night there, we visited the Public House Brewing Company and a pie place called A Slice of Pie. We absolutely loved the vibe at the brewery because it had a coffee house feel, but they offer micro-brews instead of coffee. We sampled some of the brews and munched on one of the meat and cheese plates that they offered. After that, we headed over to A Slice of Pie for dessert. The dining room is not much to look at, but their pies are fantastic!

The next day we went to the St. James Winery. We were a bit disappointed with our visit. We were able to taste several wines, but we were not able to tour the facility and the person serving us was a bit surly. We bought a few bottles of wine that we enjoyed and ended up visiting the Public House Brewing Co. later on that day.

I did not get much reading done during our vacation; however, I was able to read a couple of books before our trip, so I can post reviews for those books this week.

To Be Reviewed

Cover image of Sunshine & Tears by Ruth O'Neill. To be reviewed by On My Kindle Book Reviews.    Cover image of Viewings by P.S. Winn. To be reviewed by On My Kindle Book Reviews.

Sunshine and Tears by Ruth O'Neill is based on a true story and discusses how alcoholism affects the family dynamic. Viewings by P.S. Winn is a story about a man who has visions of current and future events with an interesting twist that explains the origins of the man's abilities.

I do not want to spoil the surprise, but I enjoyed reading both books!

To Be Read

Even though I did not get much reading done last week, I was able to get a little bit of a head start on this week's TBR list.

September Sky (American Journey #1) by John A. Heldt

Cover image of September Sky by John A. Heldt. To be read by On My Kindle Book Reviews.

When unemployed San Francisco reporter Chuck Townsend and his college-dropout son, Justin, take a cruise to Mexico in 2016, each hopes to rebuild a relationship after years of estrangement. But they find more than common ground aboard the ship. They meet a mysterious lecturer who touts the possibilities of time travel.

Within days, Chuck and Justin find themselves in 1900, riding a train to Texas, intent on preventing a distant uncle from being hanged for a crime he did not commit. Their quick trip to Galveston, however, becomes long and complicated when they wrangle with business rivals and fall for two beautiful librarians on the eve of a hurricane that will destroy the city.

Filled with humor, history, romance, and heartbreak, September Sky follows two directionless souls on the adventure of a lifetime as they try to make peace with the past, find new purpose, and grapple with the knowledge of things to come.

~ Blurb for September Sky retrieved from Goodreads

Love's Long Road by G. D. Harper

Cover image of Love's Long Road by G. D. Harper. To be read by On My Kindle Book Reviews.

Glasgow, 1975. How do you cope when your boyfriend kills himself because of you?

When Bobbie Sinclair’s boyfriend commits suicide and blames her, she vows never to love again. Instead she chooses to lead a double existence, kind-hearted by day and promiscuous by night. She increasingly struggles to maintain the balance between light and dark and soon finds herself sucked into the world of a controlling and ruthless crime lord from which she must escape. 

Set against a vibrant but seedy 1970s Glasgow backdrop, Love’s Long Road plots Bobbie’s desperate plight. Starting a new life but constantly afraid of her past catching up with her, she battles danger, adversity and drug addiction on the long and perilous road back to love.

Love’s Long Road is about dealing with the guilt of terrible events in your past and the risk of being corrupted by the world around you; it is a story that captures to perfection what it was like to be young and single in the 1970s.

~ Blurb for Love’s Long Road retrieved from Goodreads.

Have you read any of the books from this week's lists? If so, let me know what you thought of them in the comments.

Has one of the books piqued your interest? Share why you'd like to read it in the comments.

Have a marvelous Monday and an awesome week!