Book Club Thursday: Reading Challenge 2017

Welcome back to Book Club Thursday! 

Today we are doing our...

I picked from:


Read a book published before 2010
Read a book with a wedding 
Read a book published in the month (not year) you were born
Working Girls 
Read a book set in your home state
Read a book that includes nature on the cover 
Read a book with a cover that you really don’t like (ugly)
Read a book you once gave up on
Read a book with a clever title
Read a book that takes place in Winter
Read a book that includes a Holiday
Read a book set in/around New Orleans
Read a book with a “Food” word in the title
Read a book that includes a food item on the cover
Read a book with a seasonal word in the title

I did...
Read a book with a seasonal word in the title

Big Sky Summer
Parable, Montana #4
Linda Lael Miller
HQN Books
May 28 2013
Pages: 320
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased

With his father's rodeo legacy to continue and a prosperous spread to run, Walker Parrish has no time to dwell on wrecked relationships. But country-western sweetheart Casey Elder is out of the spotlight and back in Parable, Montana. And Walker can't ignore that his "act now, think later" passion for Casey has had consequences. Two teenage consequences!

Keeping her children's paternity under wraps has always been part of Casey's plan to give them normal, uncomplicated lives. Now the best way to hold her family together seems to be to let Walker be a part of it—as her husband of convenience. Or will some secrets—like Casey's desire to be the rancher's wife in every way—unravel, with unforeseen results?

There is just something about her books that keep my coming back for more. As you can see I don't always read them the day they get out but I usually buy them the second they come out, even if it will take me years to read it. I just hate not having them. I need them. Silly I know. 

What can I say, she writes a good story. 

Big Sky Summer is book #4 in the Parable, Montana series and each book keeps getting better and better. I really have been enjoying the series as a whole. I'd like to say I have a favorite book but I don't. The book I just finished becomes my favorite until I read the next one. 

One day maybe I'll be caught up with her...I'm laughing here!!!

What I loved about this story is the emotions it dragged out of me. At times I have to say that I didn't care for Casey. The lies she told her children really pissed me off. I get that she thought it all for the best, but most of it was for selfish reasons. Now, I'm not saying it would have been better to go into something when you're not ready for it, I just mean sometimes we have to look at our motives and think about them. 

I want talk deeper about the story but don't want to ruin anything for anyone. You really need to read it for yourself. 

Now don't get me wrong, Walker shared some of the blame for the lies, it was just that he too was lied to so you have a tiny bit more sympathy for him. The whole thing was a mess. Lies have a way of coming back and biting you on the ass. 

I did like how as a family they worked through everything. No matter how made they were at each other, they stood next to each other when times called for it. You really will enjoy this story. 

Big Sky Summer can be read on it's own but I wouldn't do it. I'd read the series in order because you really do learn a lot about these people in each book you read. You'll get a fuller picture of the town and the people who live in it. 

If you've read Big Sky Summer or any other book by Linda Lael Miller I'd love to hear your thoughts. Thanks for visiting and happy reading! ♡

For a list of all the books in the Parable, Montana Series click here

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  1. I have not read her in FOREVER. It's hard sometimes to like a book when one of the main characters aren't as likable

    1. It is. Thank gosh I kept going back and forth with her. In the end I liked everyone!

  2. Nice review! I like her books, but I am so behind. Stories where the main character is flawed can drive you crazy on the emotions.

  3. It's been years since I've read her. I liked all the books I have read though.

    1. She's one of those authors I just can't stop reading even if I do fall behind.

  4. Oh yes. I enjoy her books as well and bwahaha on ever getting caught up on them.


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