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My Favorite Books of 2018!

Week of November 4th, 2019

Book Review:
Evvie Drake Starts Over
By Linda Holmes
*Top Recommendation!* 

It seems as though I’ve finally hit my reading stride now that 2019 is almost over, but better late than never.  Evvie Drake Starts Over  
had been on my to-be-read list since its release and, while I’m kicking myself for not reading it sooner, I’m just so glad that I finally did.  I was completely charmed by this novel.

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Week of October 28th, 2019

Book Review:
Perfectly Adequate
By Jewel E. Ann
*Top Recommendation!*   

After being in a bit of a reading slump for a few weeks, I was beginning to think that I was losing my reading mojo and might 
need a new hobby.  Oh, the horror!  This book pulled me out of my doldrums and brought me back to my happy place – within the pages of a book that I am completely invested in.  I wasn’t very far into  Perfectly Adequate  when I realized that this book was
just the book that I was looking for.

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Week of October 21st, 2019

New Release  &  Review:
Twice in a Blue Moon
By Christina Lauren

There’s no denying that whenever this writing duo has a new book coming out, it goes to the top of my must-read list.  When I need a book to make me smile, laugh, or just to feel good, their books hit the mark.  When it was mentioned that this book was going to be a bit different from their previous work, my curiosity was piqued.  While they are known for their witty characters and laugh-out-loud banter, I was intrigued to go on a different journey and see a new side to this fab duo.

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Week of October 7th, 2019

New Release & Review:

Seven Letters

By J.P. Monninger

Ireland was already on my bucket list of travel destinations, but after reading this captivating story, I would love nothing more than to drop my obligations, pack my bags, and hop on a flight.

Seven Letters was truly a lovely story.  J.P. Monninger gave such great detail about Ireland and the Blasket Islands that I felt as though I was right there with Kate, feeling the wind in my face and smelling the salty sea air.

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Week of September 23rd, 2019

New Release   Review:​​​​​​​​​​ 
The Grey Sisters
By Jo Treggiari

The Grey Sisters  captured my interest the moment that I read the synopsis.  In an attempt to find some closure, D, Spider, and Min take a road trip to a secluded, treacherous mountainous area to the site of the plane crash which claimed the lives of two of their siblings.  They quickly discovered that facing their grief was the least of their problems in this dangerous, unforgiving territory.  

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Week of September 9th, 2019

Book News:

              Tell Me Everything                 
By  Amy Hatvany
Releasing November 5th!
Available for pre-order.


A happily married couple.  A dance with a stranger at a bar.
One night—one seemingly insignificant choice—can change everything.

Jessica and Jake Snyder love each other, and their life together. Successful in their chosen careers, they reside in the picturesque, though at times stifling, Seattle suburb of Queens Ridge as they parent teenagers Ella and Tucker.

As so often happens in marriage, their romantic life falls casualty to busy schedules and repetitive routine, until one night, a stranger asks Jessica to dance. On a whim, Jake urges her to say yes, saying that he wants to watch this other man touch her, something that surprises Jessica by arousing her like never before. A door opens for them then, into a realm of exploration neither of them knew existed.

They create rules to protect their marriage, and are thrilled when their relationship is strengthened and enriched by deeper levels of communication and trust brought about by this exciting, but taboo behavior. That is, until Jessica keeps a secret from Jake and embarks on a tryst with an intriguing man from her past, who, when she tries to end things between them, decides to seek revenge.

What happens after that will threaten to destroy their world—and them.

September 5th, 2019

Book Review:
                 Can You Keep a Secret?                 
By Sophie Kinsella

Well, it’s no secret that whenever I’m in the mood for a feel-good romantic comedy, Sophie Kinsella is one of my top picks.  If I need a pick-me-up after a darker, heavier read, or if real life seems to be 
dragging me down, this author’s writing has always been able to make me smile and have me laughing within the first couple of 
pages.  Can You Keep a Secret?  was just the book that I was looking for. 

I think what draws me to Kinsella’s books is her ability to create normal characters that most people can probably relate to.  Yes, she makes them quirky, puts them in some outrageous situations, but at the heart of it, these characters all have little bits and pieces that I think most readers can connect with. 

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Summer - 2019

New Release  &   Review:
               The Last Post                 
By Renée Carlino
*Top Recommendation!*

It has taken me a few days to try and compile my thoughts into a review that will express exactly how I feel about this book.  To be honest, I’m still not sure that I will be able to do it justice.  The Last Post  was on my must-read list the minute that it was announced.  There are certain authors that just seem to have the knack of striking the perfect chord with me, and this author is definitely one of them. 

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 New Release  &   Review:

   Things You Save  in a Fire

    By Katherine Center
*Top Recommendation!*

Things You Save in a Fire is one of those special books where you just want to wrap yourself up in a blanket and ignore real life until 
you’ve finished the final page.  

This book is my definition of a well-rounded novel.  It is relevant, heartbreaking, hopeful, witty, clever, and romantic.  The author’s storytelling ability shines in this novel.  She writes about realistic characters with realistic feelings and struggles.  She pulls you in quickly, invests you in the characters, and makes you feel a gamut of emotions.

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New Release  & Review:

Say You Still Love Me 

By K.A. Tucker

K.A. Tucker is high on my list of must-read authors, so when she announces that she has a new book coming out, I immediately 
add it to my to-be-read list.  

Say You Still Love Me  is a great summer read.  From a love story between two summer camp counselors from very different lifestyles to a second chance romance
thirteen years later, this story has all of the feelings, anticipation, and heart that I’ve come to expect from this author.

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