Monday, September 2, 2019

My Hurricane Dorian TBR

I'm linking up with The Book Date to share this week's TBR.

We are currently prepping for hurricane Dorian. If it stays on course it should hit us tomorrow morning, but he's been really weird so far, so we'll see. Here's what I'm planning to read over the next few days to keep my mind off the storm.

A Curious Beginning (Veronica Speedwell, #1)Daughters of Northern Shores (Blackbird Mountain, #2)The Heiress of Winterwood (Whispers on the Moors, #1)

What are you reading this week? Let me know in the comments.


Friday, August 30, 2019

September Cover Love

Here are some of the beautiful books releasing in September!

The Timepiece

Diamond in the Rough (American Heiresses, #2)
Diamond in the Rough

The Spice King (Hope and Glory, #1)
The Spice King

As the Light Fades
As the Light Fades

You Belong with Me (Restoring Heritage #1)
You Belong With Me

Once Upon a Dickens Christmas: 3 Charming Christmas Tales Set in Victorian England
Once Upon a Dickens Christmas

A Single Light (The Line Between #2)
A Single Light

Once Upon a Dickens Christmas is so pretty. I love Christmas covers. I love the beach cover on As the Light Fades as well. Which ones are your favorites? Let me know in the comments. Happy reading!

Thursday, August 29, 2019

August Wrap Up


As I'm writing this, we are prepping for hurricane Dorian. He's heading right for Central Florida. At least I'll get some reading done. Here are the books I read in August and some of my thoughts. I read a lot of contemporary novels this month. I'll have to remedy that in September.


The Killing Tide (Coastal Guardians, #1)
The Killing Tide

This was a fast paced, quick read. I really enjoyed the supporting cast, and I'm looking forward to the next book in the series. I found the ending to be a little over the top, but, overall, it was a fun read. If you enjoy romantic suspense give this one a try.

I received a free copy from the publisher for review. 

Five Days in Skye (MacDonald Family Trilogy, #1)
Five Days in Skye

I don't read a lot of contemporary romance, so I was a little hesitant to start this one. I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed it. The setting is amazing and I fell in love with the characters. I'm looking forward to reading the next installment in the series.

King's Shadow: A Novel of King Herod's Court (The Silent Years, #4)
King's Shadow

Angela Hunt is an all time favorite author of mine. I love her writing style. This series has been fascinating. I knew a little about the time period between the Old and New Testaments from history class, but she has really made these characters come alive. This final installment about Herod's family has been one of my favorites. Salome is an interesting and complicated character, and I loved her handmaid, Zara. If you enjoy ancient history, you will love The Silent Years Series. Highly recommended.

I received a free copy of this book for review.

Never Have I Ever
Never Have I Ever

This one had an interesting premise, but left me feeling really icky. I liked the story well enough, but I feel like the author threw things in just to make the reader uncomfortable. It was a good thriller, but I can't really recommend it if you prefer clean reads.

Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, Her Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed
Maybe You Should Talk to Someone

Interesting nonfiction by a therapist that ended up having to go to therapy. Like most nonfiction, my interest came and went, but I mostly enjoyed it.

Searching for Sylvie Lee
Searching for Sylvie Lee

Okay, another thriller that left me feeling yucky. This one really had me turning the pages, but the ending was a little too convenient. I also found myself skimming to find out what happened instead of really immersing myself in the story. And I did not like the ending. It was ok. If your looking for a more literary thriller you should give it a try. Maybe you'll like it more than I did.

A Seahorse in the Thames
A Seahorse in the Thames

This is an older Susan Meissner book that I hadn't read, and I loved it. It was a really great family drama with some mystery thrown in. I thought it was going to be a run of the mill romance, but the love story was just a small part of it. So good! Highly recommended.

Pride and Prejudice
Pride and Prejudice

This is my second reading of P&P. I enjoyed this annotated edition. It had a lot of interesting notes. If you are looking for a classic to read, this is a good one. The language isn't that hard to get into, and the story is engaging. I totally give you permission to watch the movie first. It will help you get into the story and understand the characters better.

London Tides (The MacDonald Family Trilogy #2)
London Tides

This contemporary romance fell a little flat for me. I really struggled to like the main characters which is necessary for me to enjoy a romance. There just seemed to be a lot of physical and not a lot of emotional connection. This isn't my favorite genre, so if you enjoy romance, you may want to give it a try. 

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Can't Wait for The Spice King by Elizabeth Camden


 I'm linking up Wishful Endings to share an upcoming release I'm excited about.

The Spice King (Hope and Glory, #1)

Release date: September 3, 2019

I love Elizabeth Camden's historical romance. She always includes interesting settings and details. I'm excited to see what she does in this new series.

Monday, August 26, 2019

It's Monday! What are you reading?

I'm linking up with The Book Date to share this week's TBR and Bout of Books to share my wrap up for the Bout of Books read-a-thon.

Read this week
Searching for Sylvie LeeA Seahorse in the ThamesPride and Prejudice

Up next
London Tides (The MacDonald Family Trilogy #2)The Solace of Water

What are you reading this week? Let me know in the comments.

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Can't Wait for Finding Lady Enderly by Joanna Davidson Politano

I'm linking up with Wishful Endings to share an upcoming release I'm excited about.

Finding Lady Enderly

Release date: August 20, 2019

I love a good Gothic mystery and this author always delivers. I can't wait to read her newest book.

Monday, August 5, 2019

It's Monday! What are you reading?

I'm linking up with Book Date to share this week's TBR.

Just finished:
The Killing Tide (Coastal Guardians, #1)King's Shadow: A Novel of King Herod's Court (The Silent Years, #4)Five Days in Skye (MacDonald Family Trilogy, #1)

Currently reading:
Pride and PrejudiceMaybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, Her Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed

The Bout of Books read-a-thon starts on the 19th of August. I absolutely love participating. It's very low pressure. You can set your own goals. I usually try to read three books during the week. Let me know in the comments if you'll be doing Bout of Books this time around. Happy reading!