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: Crossing the Line
Authors: Bibi Belford
Immediate Thoughts: Touching and fascinating, coming-of-age story!
Publication Date: July 25, 2017
Title: The Scarred Woman (Department Q #7)
Authors: Jussi Adler-Olsen
Immediate Thoughts: Gritty, dark, Nordic thriller!
Publication Date: September 19, 2017
Title: The Attraction Equation (Love Undercover #2)
Author: Kadie Scott
Immediate Thoughts: Humorous, sweet, and undeniably steamy!
Publication Date: November 13, 2017
Title: Summer at the Little Wedding Shop
Author: Jane Linfoot
Immediate Thoughts: Sparkling, charming, and undeniably romantic.
Publication Date: June 29, 2017
Title: Game On (Aces Hockey #8)
Author: Kelly Jamieson
Immediate Thoughts: Sporty, sexy, and sweet!
Publication Date: January 15, 2019
Title: Chasing Forever (This Time Forever #3)
Author: Kelly Jensen
Immediate Thoughts: Intimate, sensuous, and timely!
Publication Date: December 10, 2018
Title: The Military Wife (A Heart of a Hero #1)
Author: Laura Trentham
Immediate Thoughts: Absorbing, moving, and incredibly uplifting!
Publication Date: February 5, 2019
What I’m Currently Reading:
Reminiscent of Martha Hall Kelly’s Lilac Girls and Kristin Hannah’s The Nightingale, this sweeping, entrancing story is a must-read for fans of remarkable women rising to challenges they could never have predicted.
It’s always been easier for Cara Hargraves to bury herself in the past than confront the present, which is why working with a gruff but brilliant antiques dealer is perfect. While clearing out an estate, she pries open an old tin that holds the relics of a lost relationship: among the treasures, a World War II-era diary and a photograph of a young woman in uniform. Eager to find the author of the hauntingly beautiful, unfinished diary, Cara digs into this soldier’s life, but soon realizes she may not have been ready for the stark reality of wartime London she finds within the pages.
In 1941, nineteen-year-old Louise Keene’s life had been decided for her—she’ll wait at home in her Cornish village until her wealthy suitor returns from war to ask for her hand. But when Louise unexpectedly meets Flight Lieutenant Paul Bolton, a dashing RAF pilot stationed at a local base, everything changes. And changes again when Paul’s unit is deployed without warning.
Desperate for a larger life, Louise joins the women’s branch of the British Army in the anti-aircraft gun unit as a Gunner Girl. As bombs fall on London, she and the other Gunner Girls relish in their duties to be exact in their calculations, and quick in their identification of enemy planes during air raids. The only thing that gets Louise through those dark, bullet-filled nights is knowing she and Paul will be together when the war is over. But when a bundle of her letters to him are returned unanswered, she learns that wartime romance can have a much darker side.
Illuminating the story of these two women separated by generations and experience, Julia Kelly transports us to World War II London in this heartbreakingly beautiful novel through forgotten antique treasures, remembered triumphs, and fierce family ties.
What I’m Reading Next:
Tortured and left for dead at sixteen, Evelyn Talbot turned her personal nightmare into her life’s work—studying the disturbing psychopathy of some of the world’s most vicious serial killers. Now a leading psychiatrist at Hanover House in a small Alaskan town, she tries to believe the past will never come back to haunt her—until a woman goes missing from a cabin nearby, and every clue points to the man who once brutalized her…
As her boyfriend, who is the area’s only police, begins to investigate—and finds not one but two bodies—Evelyn can’t forget that her would-be killer, Jasper Moore, was never caught. But there are no new faces in tiny Hilltop, no one who seems suspicious or potentially violent. In this twisted game of cat and mouse, Evelyn is certain of only one thing—Jasper must be hiding in plain sight. And if she can’t find him before he comes for her, she won’t be lucky enough to survive twice…
Have you read any of my upcoming reads? What do you have coming up? How are your stats?