Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Can't Wait for Wednesday ~ Cocoa Beach by Beatriz Williams

What I am waiting for:
Cocoa Beach

When does it release? June 27, 2017

Why am I waiting? The cover is gorgeous, and it's set in Florida (my home state).

Check out more up coming releases at Wishful Endings.

Monday, May 22, 2017

It's Monday! What are you reading?

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

Just finished:
Anything Is PossibleThe Chilbury Ladies' Choir

Currently Reading:
The Orphan's Tale

Up next:
I See You

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

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Can't Wait For Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate

Today, I'm linking up with Wishful Endings to share a book I can't wait for.

What I can't wait for:
Before We Were Yours

When does it release? June 6, 2017

Why am I waiting? I have read several books by this author and loved them. She has a similar writing style to Susan Meissner. Can't wait!

Monday, May 15, 2017

Book Review ~ Wings of the Wind by Connilyn Cossette

Wings of the Wind (Out from Egypt #3)

This was a very satisfying conclusion to the Out from Egypt series. The plot kept me turning the pages. I have read what the Bible says about women taken captive during this time period, but I don't think I've come across a novel that tackles the subject. This story is very well researched. 

I really loved the characters. Alanah is a strong heroine who knows her own mind. She is dealing with grief and has no interest in love, especially with someone who is her sworn enemy. Tobiah is a swoon worthy leading man who loves Alanah and wants to protect her at all costs. I enjoyed the supporting characters too, some of which we were introduced to in the previous books.

I would recommend this book to readers who enjoy Biblical fiction, and I would recommend you start at the beginning of the series with Counted With the Stars followed by Shadow of the Storm which I reviewed here.

I received this book for free for the purpose of review.

It's Monday! What are you reading?

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

Just finished:
Catching the Wind

Currently reading:
Wings of the Wind (Out from Egypt #3)The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism

Up next:
The Chilbury Ladies' Choir

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

Saturday, May 13, 2017

May Book Haul Week Two



I took advantage of some great sales this week, and I won a Goodreads giveaway, which is always nice. Here are the books I acquired this week.

Physical books:
Wings of the Wind (Out from Egypt #3)Where the Light Falls

Kindle
Picture PerfectThe Sweetness of Forgetting

The GuineveresGood as Gone

I'm adding all of these to my summer TBR. I was super excited to win Where the Light Falls. I've read all of Allison Pataki's books so far, and have loved them. What books did you get lately? Let me know in the comments.

Check out Tynga's Reviews for more book hauls.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Book Review ~ Catching the Wind by Melanie Dobson

Catching the Wind
Catching the Wind

I highly recommend this book if you enjoy World War 2 fiction. I loved the characters and the back and forth time line. I wouldn't call it light hearted, but it isn't as heavy as a lot of of the books in this genre. The mystery really kept me guessing until the end. I've read several books by Melanie Dobson, and this is my favorite so far.

I received this book for free for the purpose of review.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Can't Wait for The Alice Network by Kate Quinn

I can't wait for:
The Alice Network

When does it release? June 6, 2017

Why am I waiting? This looks like an interesting take on WW1, and I love the cover.

Check out more upcoming releases at Wishful Endings.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Top Ten Tuesday ~ Books on My Wishlist

Here are a few recent releases that I can't wait to get my hands on.

Anything Is PossibleBeartownThe Orphan's Tale
The Night the Lights Went OutAlwaysThe Patriots
A Piece of the WorldWe Were the Lucky OnesThe Chilbury Ladies' Choir

Check out more top ten lists at The Broke and the Bookish.

Monday, May 8, 2017

It's Monday! What are you reading?

This week is the Bout of Books read-a-thon. I am really excited. Like, way more than I probably should be. This is the only read-a-thon I do, so I get into it. Here is my TBR for the week.

Wings of the Wind (Out from Egypt #3)The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of SkepticismCatching the Wind

What are you reading this week? Are you participating in Bout of Books? Let me know in the comments. Check out more TBRs at Book Date.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

April Wrap Up

Here are the books I read in April and some of my thoughts.

Truly Madly Guilty

Big Little Lies blew me out of the water. This one, not so much. Maybe I would have enjoyed it more if I had read it first. I felt like it was trying to hard to have big twists. It was okay. I used it for the place you want to visit category for the MMD reading challenge.

The Wife, the Maid, and the Mistress

This was the Modern Mrs. Darcy book club pick for April, and I loved it. It was a lot of fun and kept me guessing until the end. If you like fictionalized accounts of real life events, you would probably enjoy this one.

A Stranger at Fellsworth (Treasures of Surrey, #3)

I have really enjoyed this whole series. I reviewed this one here.

The Secret Keeper

I saw the twist coming in this one, but it was still really enjoyable. I'm looking forward to reading more by Kate Morton.

A Secret Courage (The London Chronicles #1)

This was a very enjoyable WW2 mystery. I reviewed it here.

The Memory of You

I was given this one for free for review.
This is a well written story with great characters. It deals with sensitive topics such as depression, mental illness, and grief. I would recommend this book if you enjoy contemporary women's fiction.

A Fragile Hope
A Fragile Hope

I didn't like this one. Here's my review.

Check out more book reviews and reading wrap ups at Modern Mrs. Darcy.