Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Can't Wait for To Wager Her Heart by Tamera Alexander

What I'm waiting for:
To Wager Her Heart (Belle Meade Plantation, #3)

When does it release? August 8, 2017

Why am I waiting? I read a book by this author earlier this summer and really enjoyed it. I'm looking forward to this one.

Check out more upcoming releases at Wishful Endings.

Monday, July 17, 2017

It's Monday! What are you reading?

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

Just finished:
The Alice Network

Currently reading:
Before We Were Yours

Up next:
Life After

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

Saturday, July 15, 2017

July Book Haul #2

I took advantage of Prime Day this week and picked up a couple of books I have had my eye on. Here are all the books I acquired this week.

Physical Books
Egypt's SisterBread of Angels

Kindle Prime Day Buys
Life AfterBefore We Were Yours

Kindle Freebies
Safe In His Arms (Life Unexpected #1)Counted With the Stars (Out from Egypt, #1)

What books did you get this week? Did you take advantage of any Prime Day deals? Let me know in the comments. 

Check out more book hauls at Tynga's Reviews and The Deliberate Reader. 

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Cover Love ~ July

Here are some of my favorite covers coming out this month.

A Name Unknown (Shadows Over England #1)The Dress in the WindowThe Almost Sisters

The Life She Was GivenJust Look UpEgypt's Sister

I think my favorite cover is The Dress in the Window. I like The Life She Was Given too. What's your favorite? Let me know in the comments.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Can't Wait for The Address by Fiona Davis

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

What I'm waiting for:
The Address

When does it release? August 1, 2017

Why am I waiting? I've heard good things about this author, and this one looks right up my alley.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

June Wrap Up

I read some really great books in June. I'm pretty sure a couple of these are going to make my Best of 2017 list. 

The Painter's Daughter

Not my favorite Julie Klassen, but still lots of fun with a good mystery and romance. Plus, I love her covers. She definitely falls under the comfort reads category for me. If you enjoy Regency era fiction, you should give her a try.

 The Jane Austen Project

I hope this is the first book in a new series. I'm not a fan of time travel fiction, but this was a pleasant surprise. It reminded me of the T.V. show Timeless except these time travelers were kind of ok with changing the timeline. If you are looking for something different, give it a try. Disclaimer, there is some adult content.

 Egypt's Sister

This book was so, so, good! I love Angela Hunt, but I think this one has surpassed all her other work. If you like historical fiction, I can't recommend this one enough. I did a full review here.

Windfall

Cute book. I'm not a fan of contemporary YA, but this was a quick read. I passed it on to my daughter who really enjoys this genre.

 A Note Yet Unsung (Belmont Mansion #3)

This is the first book I've read by Tamera Alexander in a long time. I really enjoyed the historical detail she put into it. I learned a lot about orchestras and the struggle for equality that female musicians faced. I found the author's note at the end fascinating.

Jane of Austin: A Novel of Sweet Tea and Sensibility

I loved this retelling of Sense and Sensibility. I'm not a fan of Austin retellings, but this one was excellent. She stuck pretty closely to the story, but managed to make it fit in a contemporary setting. Highly recommended weather you've read the original or not.

Dreamland Burning

My second YA book of the month. That's probably a new record for me. I thought this was a really well written story about the Tulsa race riots. I enjoyed the dual timelines and the characters were very well done. If your are looking for a book with diverse characters, this would fit the bill.

The Night the Lights Went Out

This was a super fun summer read. I think this will be on my favorites list year, and it is definitely my favorite by Karen White. This has everything you would want is Southern fiction, and it's a good reminder to be kind to those around you and to password protect. Because, sometimes, people are not what they seem.


 The Dry (Aaron Falk, #1)

This was an interesting crime thriller. It suffered a little though because I read it after The Night the Lights Went Out. Still, if you like crime novels and who done its, you would enjoy this one.

Well, there's my month in books. What did you read in June? Let me know in the comments.

Check out Modern Mrs. Darcy for more short, quick reviews.


Monday, July 10, 2017

It's Monday! What are you reading?

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

Just finished:
The Dry (Aaron Falk, #1)

Currently reading:
The Alice Network

Up next:
A Moonbow NightBridge to HavenAlways Watching (Elite Guardians, #1)

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

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Can't Wait for The Cottingley Secret by Hazel Gaynor

What I'm waiting for:
The Cottingley Secret

When does it release? August 1, 2017

Why am I waiting? I've been wanting to read this author for a while. Sounds like an interesting story, and the cover is lovely.

Check out more upcoming releases at Wishful Endings.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Top Ten Tuesday ~Favorite War Time Reads

In honor of Independence Day here are some of my favorite books set during wars.

American Revolution
The Traitor's Wife: The Woman Behind Benedict Arnold and the Plan to Betray AmericaThe Messenger

American Civil War
Candle in the Darkness (Refiner's Fire, #1)Fire by Night (Refiner's Fire, #2)A Light to My Path (Refiner's Fire, #3)
All Things NewWedded to War (Heroines Behind the Lines, #1)

World War 1
The Summer Before the War

World War 2
The NightingaleWhile We're Far ApartA Woman's Place
Secrets She KeptA Sparrow in Terezin (Hidden Masterpiece #2)

Obviously, I'm lacking a bit in WW1 fiction. If you have any suggestions please leave them in the comments. Have a great day!

Monday, July 3, 2017

It's Monday! What are you reading?

I'm linking up with the Book Date to share what I'm reading this week.

Just finished:
The Night the Lights Went Out

Currently reading:
The Dry (Aaron Falk, #1)

Up next:
The Alice Network

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

Saturday, July 1, 2017

July Book Haul #1

I'm linking up with Tynga's Reviews to share this weeks book haul. Here are the books I picked up this week.

Kindle
The Women in the CastleThe Fifth Avenue Artists Society

Mrs. Saint and the Defectives: A NovelBury Your Dead (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #6)

Physical Books
With You Always (Orphan Train, #1)
With You Always

If you are reading this on July 1, Women in the Castle is a Kindle daily deal. I now own the physical copy and the ebook. That's how I roll. What books have you gotten lately? Let me know in the comments.