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It’s Monday (August 19, 2019)!
What Are You Reading! #IMWAYR
#Books #Reading #TBRList

 

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? hosted by Kathryn at Bookdate is a weekly post to share what you’ve recently finished reading, what you’re currently reading, and what you plan on reading this upcoming week.

 

So here is what I just read, am reading, and what I plan to read next:

 

What I Read Last Week:

 

Title: An Alaskan Christmas (Wild River #1)

Authors: Jennifer Snow

Immediate Thoughts: Sweet, sexy, and heartwarming!

Rating: 9/10

Publication Date: September 24, 2019

 

 

Title: Missing Person

Authors: Sarah Lotz

Immediate Thoughts: Gripping, mysterious, and simmering!

Rating: 8/10

Publication Date: September 3, 2019

 

 

Title: Butterfly in Frost

Author: Sylvia Day

Immediate Thoughts: Quick, fervent, and twisty!

Rating: 7/10

Publication Date: August 27, 2019

 

 

Title: Winter in Paradise (Paradise #1)

Author: Elin Hilderbrand

Immediate Thoughts: Mysterious, romantic, and intense!

Rating: 9/10

Publication Date: October 9, 2018

 

 

What I’m Currently Reading:

 

When disaster strikes, paradise calls…
As a published novelist, Lila Rose has been writing about fictional weddings all her life. But disaster strikes on her own big day when she hears her philandering fiancé, Daniel whispering sweet nothings to someone else.

With her dream day shattered, all Lila wants to do is run and hide, so she decides to fly solo on her own honeymoon.

When Daniel arrives in the resort with his new squeeze, Lila strikes up a ‘showmance’ with hot new movie star, Freddie Bianchi. Freddie is perfect for the part and Lila soon relaxes into her leading lady role.

But as truth starts to merge with fiction, could real love be in the air?

A sizzling holiday romance, perfect for fans of Sophie Kinsella, Lindsey Kelk and Sophie Ranald’s Sorry Not Sorry.

 

What I’m Reading Next:

 

From the international bestselling author of The Gilded Hour comes Sara Donati’s enthralling epic about two trailblazing female doctors in nineteenth-century New York

Obstetrician Dr. Sophie Savard returns home to the achingly familiar rhythms of Manhattan in the early spring of 1884 to rebuild her life after the death of her husband. With the help of Dr. Anna Savard, her dearest friend, cousin, and fellow physician she plans to continue her work aiding the disadvantaged women society would rather forget.

As Sophie sets out to construct a new life for herself, Anna’s husband, Detective-Sergeant Jack Mezzanotte calls on them both to consult on two new cases: the wife of a prominent banker has disappeared into thin air, and the corpse of a young woman is found with baffling wounds that suggest a killer is on the loose. In New York it seems that the advancement of women has brought out the worst in some men. Unable to ignore the plight of New York’s less fortunate, these intrepid cousins draw on all resources to protect their patients.

 

Have you read any of my upcoming reads? What do you have coming up?

It’s Monday (August 12, 2019)!
What Are You Reading! #IMWAYR
#Books #Reading #TBRList

 

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? hosted by Kathryn at Bookdate is a weekly post to share what you’ve recently finished reading, what you’re currently reading, and what you plan on reading this upcoming week.

 

So here is what I just read, am reading, and what I plan to read next:

 

What I Read Last Week:

 

Title: The Paris Orphan

Authors: Natasha Lester

Immediate Thoughts: Poignant, heartbreaking, and enthralling!

Rating: 10/10

Publication Date: September 3, 2019

 

 

Title: Your Truth or Mine?

Authors: Trisha Sakhlecha

Immediate Thoughts: Gripping, cunning, and pacey!

Rating: 8/10

Publication Date: September 3, 2019

 

 

Title: The Reckless Oath We Made

Author: Bryn Greenwood

Immediate Thoughts: Heart-tugging, unconventional, and gritty!

Rating: 8.5/10

Publication Date: August 20, 2019

 

 

Title: Hello I Want To Die Please Fix Me

Author: Anna Mehler Paperny

Immediate Thoughts: Informative, honest, and perceptive!

Rating: 8/10

Publication Date: August 6, 2019

 

 

What I’m Currently Reading:

 

The New York Times bestselling author of Beautiful Exilesconjures her best novel yet, a pre-World War II-era story with the emotional resonance of Orphan Train and All the Light We Cannot See, centering on the Kindertransports that carried thousands of children out of Nazi-occupied Europe—and one brave woman who helped them escape to safety.

In 1936, the Nazi are little more than loud, brutish bores to fifteen-year old Stephan Neuman, the son of a wealthy and influential Jewish family and budding playwright whose playground extends from Vienna’s streets to its intricate underground tunnels. Stephan’s best friend and companion is the brilliant Žofie-Helene, a Christian girl whose mother edits a progressive, anti-Nazi newspaper. But the two adolescents’ carefree innocence is shattered when the Nazis’ take control.

There is hope in the darkness, though. Truus Wijsmuller, a member of the Dutch resistance, risks her life smuggling Jewish children out of Nazi Germany to the nations that will take them. It is a mission that becomes even more dangerous after the Anschluss—Hitler’s annexation of Austria—as, across Europe, countries close their borders to the growing number of refugees desperate to escape.

Tante Truus, as she is known, is determined to save as many children as she can. After Britain passes a measure to take in at-risk child refugees from the German Reich, she dares to approach Adolf Eichmann, the man who would later help devise the “Final Solution to the Jewish Question,” in a race against time to bring children like Stephan, his young brother Walter, and Žofie-Helene on a perilous journey to an uncertain future abroad.

 

What I’m Reading Next:

 

In Alaska, it’s always a white Christmas—but the sparks flying between two reunited friends could turn it red-hot…

If there’s one gift Erika Sheraton does not want for Christmas, it’s a vacation. Ordered to take time off, the workaholic surgeon reluctantly trades in her scrubs for a ski suit and heads to Wild River, Alaska. Her friend Cassie owns a tour company that offers adventures to fit every visitor. But nothing compares to the adrenaline rush Erika feels on being reunited with Cassie’s brother, Reed Reynolds.

Gone is the buttoned-up girl Reed remembers. His sister’s best friend has blossomed into a strong, skilled, confident woman. She’s exactly what his search-and-rescue team needs—and everything he didn’t know he craved. The gulf between his life in Wild River and her big-city career is wide. But it’s no match for a desire powerful enough to melt two stubborn hearts…

 

Have you read any of my upcoming reads? What do you have coming up?

It’s Monday (August 5, 2019)!
What Are You Reading! #IMWAYR
#Books #Reading #TBRList

 

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? hosted by Kathryn at Bookdate is a weekly post to share what you’ve recently finished reading, what you’re currently reading, and what you plan on reading this upcoming week.

 

So here is what I just read, am reading, and what I plan to read next:

 

What I Read Last Week:

 

Title: The Aussie Next Door (Patterson’s Bluff #1)

Authors: Stefanie London

Immediate Thoughts: Charming, sweet, and hopeful!

Rating: 8/10

Publication Date: August 27, 2019

 

 

Title: Life and Other Inconveniences

Authors: Kristan Higgins

Immediate Thoughts: Graceful, nuanced, and moving!

Rating: 10/10

Publication Date: August 6, 2019

 

 

Title: Never Have I Ever

Author: Lauren Blakely

Immediate Thoughts: Spicy, addictive, and intriguing!

Rating: 9/10

Publication Date: July 30, 2019

 

Title: The Long Call (Two Rivers #1)

Author: Ann Cleeves

Immediate Thoughts: Simmering, menacing, and clever!

Rating: 8.5/10

Publication Date: September 3, 2019

 

 

Title: A Question of Us

Author: Mary Jayne Baker

Immediate Thoughts: Cheeky, hilarious, and authentically British!

Rating: 8/10

Publication Date: September 5, 2019

 

 

What I’m Currently Reading:

 

A husband’s secret life, a wife’s new beginning: escape to the Caribbean with New York Times bestselling author Elin Hilderbrand.

Irene Steele shares her idyllic life in a beautiful Iowa City Victorian house with a husband who loves her to sky-writing, sentimental extremes. But as she rings in the new year one cold and snowy night, everything she thought she knew falls to pieces with a shocking phone call: her beloved husband, away on business, has been killed in a plane crash. Before Irene can even process the news, she must first confront the perplexing details of her husband’s death on the distant Caribbean island of St. John.

After Irene and her sons arrive at this faraway paradise, they make yet another shocking discovery: her husband had been living a secret life. As Irene untangles a web of intrigue and deceit, and as she and her sons find themselves drawn into the vibrant island culture, they have to face the truth about their family, and about their own futures.

Rich with the lush beauty of the tropics and the drama, romance, and intrigue only Elin Hilderbrand can deliver, Winter in Paradise is a truly transporting novel, and the exciting start to a new series.

 

What I’m Reading Next:

 

Your Truth or Mine? is about the dark secrets couples keep from one another and how a marriage unravels, perfect for fans of Erin Kelly’s He Said/She Said and Lisa Jewell’s Then She Was Gone.

At their wedding Mia and Roy Kapoor promised to love and cherish each other.

Whilst not perfect, their marriage is sacred and their commitment absolute.

But a knock at the door changes everything when Roy is questioned over the disappearance of a young woman.

As Roy and Mia’s life unravels, they must question everything they know about each other if their marriage is to survive.

But what if the real truth is not what they, or you, think?

 

Have you read any of my upcoming reads? What do you have coming up?

It’s Monday (July 29, 2019)!
What Are You Reading! #IMWAYR
#Books #Reading #TBRList

 

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? hosted by Kathryn at Bookdate is a weekly post to share what you’ve recently finished reading, what you’re currently reading, and what you plan on reading this upcoming week.

 

So here is what I just read, am reading, and what I plan to read next:

 

What I Read Last Week:

 

Title: Magic Under the Mistletoe

Authors: Lucy Coleman

Immediate Thoughts: Heartfelt, festive, and romantic!

Rating: 8.5/10

Publication Date: September 5, 2019

 

 

Title: Playing for Keeps (Hot Jocks #1)

Authors: Kendall Ryan

Immediate Thoughts: Spicy, sexy, and sweet!

Rating: 9/10

Publication Date: August 13, 2019

 

 

Title: The One Who Stays (Summer Island #1)

Author: Toni Blake

Immediate Thoughts: Romantic, heartfelt, and sweet!

Rating: 7/10

Publication Date: July 30, 2019

 

 

Title: Sweet Dreams (Colorado Mountain #2)

Author: Kristen Ashley

Immediate Thoughts: Tempestuous, tantalizing, and suspenseful!

Rating: 8/10

Publication Date: June 20, 2017

 

 

Title: The Doll Factory

Author: Elizabeth MacNeal

Immediate Thoughts: Gothic, evocative, and eerie!

Rating: 8.5/10

Publication Date: August 13, 2019

 

 

What I’m Currently Reading:

 

American Angie Donovan has never wanted much. When you grow up getting bounced from foster home to foster home, you learn not to become attached to anything, anyone, or any place. But it only took her two days to fall in love with Australia. With her visa clock ticking, surely she can fall in love with an Australian—and get hitched—in two months. Especially if he’s as hot and funny as her next-door neighbor…

Jace Walters has never wanted much––except a bathroom he didn’t have to share. The last cookie all to himself. And solitude. But when you grow up in a family of seven, you can kiss those things goodbye. He’s finally living alone and working on his syndicated comic strip in privacy. Sure, his American neighbor is distractingly sexy and annoyingly nosy, but she’ll be gone in a few months…

Except now she’s determined to find her perfect match by checking out every eligible male in the town, and her choices are even more distracting. So why does it suddenly feel like he—and his obnoxious tight-knit family, and even these two wayward dogs—could be exactly what she needs?

 

What I’m Reading Next:

 

In North Devon, where two rivers converge and run into the sea, Detective Matthew Venn stands outside the church as his father’s funeral takes place. Once loved and cherished, the day Matthew left the strict evangelical community he grew up in, he lost his family too.

Now, as he turns and walks away again, he receives a call from one of his team. A body has been found on the beach nearby: a man with a tattoo of an albatross on his neck, stabbed to death.

The case calls Matthew back into the community he thought he had left behind, as deadly secrets hidden at its heart are revealed, and his past and present collide.

An astonishing new novel told with compassion and searing insight, The Long Call will captivate fans of Vera and Shetland, as well as new readers.

 

Have you read any of my upcoming reads? What do you have coming up?

It’s Monday (July 22, 2019)!
What Are You Reading! #IMWAYR
#Books #Reading #TBRList

 

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? hosted by Kathryn at Bookdate is a weekly post to share what you’ve recently finished reading, what you’re currently reading, and what you plan on reading this upcoming week.

 

So here is what I just read, am reading, and what I plan to read next:

 

What I Read Last Week:

 

Title: The Summer House in Santorini

Authors: Samantha Parks

Immediate Thoughts: Breezy, hopeful, and romantic!

Rating: 8.5/10

Publication Date: June 7, 2019

 

 

Title: The Winemaker’s Wife

Authors: Kristin Harmel

Immediate Thoughts: Informative, beautiful, and tragic!

Rating: 9/10

Publication Date: August 13, 2019

 

 

Title: The Bistro by Watersmeet Bridge

Author: Julie Stock

Immediate Thoughts: Winsome, warm, and sweet!

Rating: 7.5/10

Publication Date: August 6, 2019

 

 

Title: The Poison Garden

Author: A. J. Banner

Immediate Thoughts: Complex, twisty, and unpredictable!

Rating: 7.5/10

Publication Date: October 22, 2019

 

 

What I’m Currently Reading:

 

Two best friends. Eight pub quizzes. One shot at love…

There are some people who seem like they have all the answers in life. Clarrie Midwinter isn’t one of them.

At the age of 26, tomboy Clarrie is still struggling to become a ‘proper’ grown-up. She’s eternally strapped for cash, she hasn’t had a date in nearly a year and her attempts to quit smoking tend to take a nosedive after the second pint. Most annoyingly of all, her ladykiller best friend Simon just won’t stop asking her out. The only thing keeping her sane is her pub quiz team, the Mighty Morphin Flower Arrangers.

But when Simon bets her a date their team will win the quiz league, Clarrie is forced to confront what she really wants out of life – and love. Is it finally time for her to grow up?

Gloriously irreverent, badly behaved romantic comedy from the author of Meet Me at the Lighthouse.

 

What I’m Reading Next:

 

Lose your heart to Summer Island, where summers are easy, winters are cozy and friends welcome you with open arms.

Summer Island has always been home to Meg Sloan. She runs the Summerbrook Inn, like her grandmother did, and she loves the laid-back pace of life and the close-knit community the island offers. Meg also loves Zack Sheppard, a local man she’s been seeing for years. What she doesn’t love is Zack’s refusal to commit to her, his reluctance to be exclusive with her.

Seth Darden arrives on Summer Island in search of summer work, but also in search of something else—his past. There are secrets buried at the Summerbrook Inn, secrets that forged the path of Seth’s life. But he wasn’t counting on falling for the lovely innkeeper, Meg.

When Meg meets Seth, she can’t ignore the sparks that fly between them, even though she feels like her heart has been torn in half. But if Zack won’t commit, should she take the leap with Seth? And can she even have a future with him if he can’t reckon with his past?

 

Have you read any of my upcoming reads? What do you have coming up?

It’s Monday (July 15, 2019)!
What Are You Reading! #IMWAYR
#Books #Reading #TBRList

 

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? hosted by Kathryn at Bookdate is a weekly post to share what you’ve recently finished reading, what you’re currently reading, and what you plan on reading this upcoming week.

 

So here is what I just read, am reading, and what I plan to read next:

 

What I Read Last Week:

 

Title: Something to Tell You

Authors: Lucy Diamond

Immediate Thoughts: Touching, heartwarming, and hopeful!

Rating: 8.5/10

Publication Date: July 16, 2019

 

 

Title: Say You Still Love Me

Authors: K.A. Tucker

Immediate Thoughts: Sincere, intoxicating, and heartwrenching!

Rating: 10/10

Publication Date: July 11, 2019

 

 

Title: Her Deadly Secrets

Author: Laura Griffin

Immediate Thoughts: Ominous, highly suspenseful, and romantic!

Rating: 8.5/10

Publication Date: July 2, 2019

 

 

Title: Every Little Piece of Me

Author: Amy Jones

Immediate Thoughts: Pensive, sharp, and tragic!

Rating: 8/10

Publication Date: June 4, 2019

 

 

 

What I’m Currently Reading:

 

From the New York Times bestselling author of Good Luck with That comes a new novel about a blue-blood grandmother and her black-sheep granddaughter who discover they are truly two sides of the same coin.

Emma London never thought she had anything in common with her grandmother Genevieve London. The regal old woman came from wealthy and bluest-blood New England stock, but that didn’t protect her from life’s cruelest blows: the disappearance of Genevieve’s young son, followed by the premature death of her husband. But Genevieve rose from those ashes of grief and built a fashion empire that was respected the world over, even when it meant neglecting her other son.

When Emma’s own mother died, her father abandoned her on his mother’s doorstep. Genevieve took Emma in and reluctantly raised her–until Emma got pregnant her senior year of high school. Genevieve kicked her out with nothing but the clothes on her back…but Emma took with her the most important London possession: the strength not just to survive but to thrive. And indeed, Emma has built a wonderful life for herself and her teenage daughter, Riley.

So what is Emma to do when Genevieve does the one thing Emma never expected of her and, after not speaking to her for nearly two decades, calls and asks for help?

 

What I’m Reading Next:

 

The Doll Factory, the debut novel by Elizabeth Macneal, is an intoxicating story of art, obsession and possession.

London. 1850. The Great Exhibition is being erected in Hyde Park and among the crowd watching the spectacle two people meet. For Iris, an aspiring artist, it is the encounter of a moment – forgotten seconds later, but for Silas, a collector entranced by the strange and beautiful, that meeting marks a new beginning.

When Iris is asked to model for pre-Raphaelite artist Louis Frost, she agrees on the condition that he will also teach her to paint. Suddenly her world begins to expand, to become a place of art and love.

But Silas has only thought of one thing since their meeting, and his obsession is darkening . . .

 

Current Stats:

 

# of Books Still on my Goodreads TBR List: 442 (😊)

 

 

# of Books Read in the #20BooksofSummer Challenge: 6/20

😬 (14 More to Go!) 😬

 

 

 

Have you read any of my upcoming reads? What do you have coming up?

It’s Monday (July 8, 2019)!
What Are You Reading! #IMWAYR
#Books #Reading #TBRList

 

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? hosted by Kathryn at Bookdate is a weekly post to share what you’ve recently finished reading, what you’re currently reading, and what you plan on reading this upcoming week.

 

So here is what I just read, am reading, and what I plan to read next:

 

What I Read Last Week:

 

Title: Secret Wishes and Summer Kisses on Lily Pond Lane

Authors: Emily Harvale

Immediate Thoughts: Warm, delightful, and satisfying!

Rating: 9/10

Publication Date: June 26, 2019

 

 

Title: Come Back For Me

Authors: Heidi Perks

Immediate Thoughts: Ominous, suspenseful, and engrossing!

Rating: 9/10

Publication Date: July 11, 2019

 

 

Title: The Sentence is Death (Hawthorne #2)

Author: Anthony Horowitz

Immediate Thoughts: Mysterious, sharp, and crafty!

Rating: 9/10

Publication Date: May 28, 2019

 

 

Title: Black Sheep (Dirty Mafia Duet #1)

Author: Meghan March

Immediate Thoughts: Edgy, sultry, and risqué!

Rating: 8/10

Publication Date: July 2, 2019

 

 

Title: Dragonfly

Author: Leila Meacham

Immediate Thoughts: Poignant, absorbing, and incredibly affecting!

Rating: 10/10

Publication Date: July 9, 2019

 

 

What I’m Currently Reading:

 

When Frankie stumbles upon an unopened letter from her late mother, she’s delighted to have one last message from her . . . until she reads the contents and discovers the truth about her birth. Brimming with questions, she travels to York to seek further answers from the Mortimer family, but her appearance sends shockwaves through them all.

Meanwhile, Robyn Mortimer has problems of her own. Her husband John has become distant, and a chance remark from a friend leads Robyn to wonder exactly what he’s not been saying. Dare she find out more?

As for Bunny, she fell head over heels in love with Dave Mortimer when she first arrived in town, but now it seems her past is catching up with her. She can’t help wondering if he’ll still feel the same way about her if he discovers who she really is – and what she did.

As secrets tumble out and loyalties are tested, the Mortimers have to face up to some difficult decisions. With love, betrayal and dramatic revelations in the mix, this is one summer they’ll never forget.

 

What I’m Reading Next:

 

Life is a mixed bag for Piper Calloway.

On the one hand, she’s a twenty-nine-year-old VP at her dad’s multibillion-dollar real estate development firm, and living the high single life with her two best friends in a swanky downtown penthouse. On the other hand, she’s considered a pair of sexy legs in a male-dominated world and constantly has to prove her worth. Plus, she’s stuck seeing her narcissistic ex-fiancé—a fellow VP—on the other side of her glass office wall every day.

Things get exponentially more complicated for Piper when she runs into Kyle Miller—the handsome new security guard at Calloway Group Industries, and coincidentally the first love of her life.

The guy she hasn’t seen or heard from since they were summer camp counsellors together. The guy from the wrong side of the tracks. The guy who apparently doesn’t even remember her name.

Piper may be a high-powered businesswoman now, but she soon realizes that her schoolgirl crush is not only alive but stronger than ever, and crippling her concentration. What’s more, despite Kyle’s distant attitude, she’s convinced their reunion isn’t at all coincidental, and that his feelings for her still run deep. And she’s determined to make him admit to them, no matter the consequences.

 

Current Stats:

 

# of Books Still on my Goodreads TBR List: 444 (😊)

 

 

And check out this NetGalley Ratio 🎉

 

 

# of Books Read in the #20BooksofSummer Challenge: 5/20

😬 (15 More to Go!) 😬

 

 

 

Have you read any of my upcoming reads? What do you have coming up?

It’s Monday (July 1, 2019)!
What Are You Reading! #IMWAYR
#Books #Reading #TBRList

 

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? hosted by Kathryn at Bookdate is a weekly post to share what you’ve recently finished reading, what you’re currently reading, and what you plan on reading this upcoming week.

 

So here is what I just read, am reading, and what I plan to read next:

 

What I Read Last Week:

 

Title: The Runaway Daughter (A Stitch in Time #1)

Authors: Joanna Rees

Immediate Thoughts: Glamorous, absorbing, and incredibly atmospheric!

Rating: 9/10

Publication Date: July 2, 2019

 

 

Title: The Barista’s Beloved (River Hill #4)

Authors: Rebecca Norinne & Jamaila Brinkley

Immediate Thoughts: Cute, charming, and light!

Rating: 8/10

Publication Date: June 1, 2019

 

 

Title: Foxglove Farm

Author: Christie Barlow

Immediate Thoughts: Inspiring, heartwarming, and sweet!!

Rating: 8/10

Publication Date: June 28, 2019

 

 

Title: Layover

Author: David Bell

Immediate Thoughts: Unpredictable, complex, and character driven!

Rating: 6.5/10

Publication Date: July 2, 2019

 

 

Title: Good Guy (Rookie Rebels #1)

Author: Kate Meader

Immediate Thoughts: Sassy, steamy, and sexy!

Rating: 8.5/10

Publication Date: July 30, 2019

 

 

Title: Red, White & Royal Blue

Author: Casey McQuiston

Immediate Thoughts: Witty, optimistic, and emotive!

Rating: 9/10

Publication Date: May 14, 2019

 

 

What I’m Currently Reading:

 

At the height of WWII, five idealistic young Americans receive a mysterious letter from the OSS, asking them if they are willing to fight for their country. The men and women from very different backgrounds–a Texan athlete with German roots, an upper-crust son of a French mother and a wealthy businessman, a dirt-poor Midwestern fly fisherman, an orphaned fashion designer, and a ravishingly beautiful female fencer — all answer the call of duty, but each for a secret reason of his or her own. They bond immediately, in a group code-named Dragonfly.

Soon after their training, they are dropped behind enemy lines and take up their false identities, isolated from one another except for a secret drop-box, but in close contact with the powerful Nazi elite who have Paris under siege.
Thus begins a dramatic and riveting cat-and-mouse game, as the young Americans seek to stay under the radar until a fatal misstep leads to the capture and the firing-squad execution of one of their team. But…is everything as it seems, or is this one more elaborate act of spycraft?

 

What I’m Reading Next:

 

A shocking discovery.
An island wrapped in secrets.

A tiny island community is stunned by the discovery of a long-buried body.

For Stella Harvey, the news is doubly shocking: the body was found in the garden of her childhood home.

The home her family fled without explanation twenty-five years ago.

Now, questioning her past and desperate to unearth the truth, Stella returns to the isolated Dorset island. But she quickly finds that the community she left isn’t as welcoming as she remembers – and that people in it will go to any length to protect their secrets.

But one thing rings true…
You can’t bury the truth forever.

 

Current Stats:

 

# of Books Still on my Goodreads TBR List: 441 (😊)

 

 

# of Books Read in the #20BooksofSummer Challenge: 4/20

😬 (16 More to Go!) 😬

 

 

 

Have you read any of my upcoming reads? What do you have coming up?

It’s Monday (June 24, 2019)!
What Are You Reading! #IMWAYR
#Books #Reading #TBRList

 

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? hosted by Kathryn at Bookdate is a weekly post to share what you’ve recently finished reading, what you’re currently reading, and what you plan on reading this upcoming week.

 

So here is what I just read, am reading, and what I plan to read next:

 

What I Read Last Week:

 

Title: Sweet Summer Sunset (Coldwater Texas #3)

Authors: Delores Fossen

Immediate Thoughts: Spirited, steamy, and sweet!

Rating: 8/10

Publication Date: June 25, 2019

 

 

Title: The Woman in the White Kimono

Authors: Ana Johns

Immediate Thoughts: Poignant, beautiful, and incredibly heartwrenching!

Rating: 9/10

Publication Date: May 28, 2019

 

 

Title: Between the Orange Groves

Author: Nadia Marks

Immediate Thoughts: Captivating, informative, and picturesque!

Rating: 8/10

Publication Date: July 2, 2019

 

 

Title: How to Hack a Heartbreak

Author: Kristin Rockaway

Immediate Thoughts: Light, cute, and timely!

Rating: 8/10

Publication Date: July 30, 2019

 

 

Title: Dead at First Sight (Roy Grace #15)

Author: Peter James

Immediate Thoughts: Dark, devious, and pacey!

Rating: 8/10

Publication Date: July 2, 2019

 

 

What I’m Currently Reading:

 

The first novel in a dazzling and sweeping historical trilogy from bestselling author Joanna Rees.

It’s 1926 and Anna Darton is on the run from a terrible crime. Alone and scared in London, salvation comes in the form of Nancy, a sassy American dancer at the notorious nightclub, The Zip. Re-inventing herself as Vita Casey, Anna becomes part of the line-up and is thrown into a hedonistic world of dancing, parties, flapper girls and fashion.

When she meets the dashing Archie Fenwick, Vita buries her guilty conscience and believes him when he says he will love her no matter what. But unbeknown to Vita, her secret past is fast catching up on her, and when the people closest to her start getting hurt, she is forced to confront her past or risk losing everything she holds dear

 

What I’m Reading Next:

 

Isla and Drew Allaway appear to have the perfect life – a strong marriage, two beautiful children and their picture-perfect home, Foxglove Farm.
 
But, new mum Isla is struggling.  She loves her little family but with Drew working all hours on the farm, Isla’s lonely.

When she discovers that Drew has been keeping secrets from her, Isla has to face losing the home they all love.
Can the Love Heart Lane community pull together once more to help save Foxglove Farm?  And can Isla save her home…and her marriage?

 

Current Stats:

 

# of Books Still on my Goodreads TBR List: 444 (😊)

 

 

# of Books Read in the #20BooksofSummer Challenge: 3/20

😬 (17 More to Go!) 😬

 

 

 

Have you read any of my upcoming reads? What do you have coming up?

It’s Monday (June 17, 2019)!
What Are You Reading! #IMWAYR
#Books #Reading #TBRList

 

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? hosted by Kathryn at Bookdate is a weekly post to share what you’ve recently finished reading, what you’re currently reading, and what you plan on reading this upcoming week.

 

So here is what I just read, am reading, and what I plan to read next:

 

What I Read Last Week:

 

Title: Dear Wife

Authors: Kimberly Belle

Immediate Thoughts: Well crafted, menacing, and delightfully creepy!

Rating: 9/10

Publication Date: June 25, 2019

 

 

Title: Professor with Benefits (Beta Brothers #3)

Authors: Hazel Kelly

Immediate Thoughts: Sultry, Steamy, and titillating!

Rating: 7.5/10

Publication Date: May 30, 2019

 

 

Title: The Doll’s House (Helen Grace #3)

Author: M.J. Arlidge

Immediate Thoughts: Suspenseful, twisty, and unnerving!

Rating: 9/10

Publication Date: February 12, 2015

 

 

Title: The Word is Murder (Hawthorne #1)

Author: Anthony Horowitz

Immediate Thoughts: Unique, creative, and masterfully crafted!

Rating: 10/10

Publication Date: June 5, 2018

 

 

Title: This is Kind of an Epic Love Story

Author: Kheryn Callender

Immediate Thoughts: Humorous, tender, and romantic!

Rating: 6.5/10

Publication Date: October 30, 2018

 

 

What I’m Currently Reading:

 

Oceans and decades apart, two women are inextricably bound by the secrets between them.

Japan, 1957. Seventeen-year-old Naoko Nakamura’s prearranged marriage to the son of her father’s business associate would secure her family’s status in their traditional Japanese community, but Naoko has fallen for another man—an American sailor, a gaijin—and to marry him would bring great shame upon her entire family. When it’s learned Naoko carries the sailor’s child, she’s cast out in disgrace and forced to make unimaginable choices with consequences that will ripple across generations.

America, present day. Tori Kovac, caring for her dying father, finds a letter containing a shocking revelation—one that calls into question everything she understood about him, her family and herself. Setting out to learn the truth behind the letter, Tori’s journey leads her halfway around the world to a remote seaside village in Japan, where she must confront the demons of the past to pave a way for redemption.

In breathtaking prose and inspired by true stories from a devastating and little-known era in Japanese and American history, The Woman in the White Kimono illuminates a searing portrait of one woman torn between her culture and her heart, and another woman on a journey to discover the true meaning of home.

 

What I’m Reading Next:

 

In this high concept psychological suspense novel from the USA Today bestselling author of Somebody’s Daughter, a chance meeting with a woman in an airport sends a man on a
pulse-pounding quest for the truth…

Joshua Fields takes the same flights every week for work. His life is a series of departures and arrivals, hotels and airports. During yet another layover, Joshua meets Morgan, a beautiful stranger with whom he feels an immediate connection. When it’s time for their flights, Morgan gets up to leave, leans over and passionately kisses Joshua, lamenting that they’ll never see each other again.

As Morgan slips away, Joshua is left feeling confused by what just happened between them. That’s when he looks up and is shocked to see Morgan’s face flashing on a nearby TV screen. He’s even more shocked when he learns the reason why–Morgan is a missing person.

What follows is a whirlwind, fast-paced journey filled with lies, deceit, and secrets to discover the truth about why Morgan is on the run. But when he finally thinks every mystery is solved, another rears its head, and Joshua’s worst enemy may be his own assumptions about those around him…

 

Current Stats:

 

# of Books Still on my Goodreads TBR List: 437 (😊)

 

 

# of Books Read in the #20BooksofSummer Challenge: 3/20

😬 (17 More to Go!) 😬

 

 

 

Have you read any of my upcoming reads? What do you have coming up?

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