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: It Ends With Us
Authors: Colleen Hoover
Immediate Thoughts: Raw, heartwrenching, and beautifully written!
Publication Date: August 2, 2016
Title: A Madness of Sunshine
Authors: Nalini Singh
Immediate Thoughts: Atmospheric, gritty, and suspenseful!
Publication Date: December 3, 2019
Title: The Cactus
Authors: Sarah Haywood
Immediate Thoughts: Leisurely, unique, and lighthearted!
Publication Date: May 7, 2019
Title: Man Cuffed (Man Hands #4)
Authors: Sarina Bowen & Tanya Eby
Immediate Thoughts: Spirted, sexy, and laugh-out-loud funny!
Publication Date: November 19, 2019
Title: One Day in December
Author: Josie Silver
Immediate Thoughts: Heartbreaking, heartwarming, and utterly absorbing!
Publication Date: October 16, 2018
What I’m Currently Reading:
When her husband mysteriously disappears and rumors swirl about his loyalties, a mother must rely on the remarkable power of friendship in war-torn Hawaii
It’s 1944, combat in the Pacific is intensifying, and Violet Iverson and her daughter, Ella, are piecing their lives back together one year after her husband vanished. As suspicions about his loyalties surface, Violet suspects Ella knows something. But Ella refuses to talk. Something—or someone—has scared her.
Violet enjoys the camaraderie of her friends as they open a pie stand for the soldiers training on the island for a secret mission. But even these women face their own wartime challenges as prejudice against the island Japanese pits neighbor against neighbor. And then there’s the matter of Sergeant Stone, a brash marine who comes to Violet’s aid when the women are accused of spying. She struggles with her feelings of guilt but can’t deny the burning attraction—or her fear of losing another man when Stone ships out for Iwo Jima.
Set amid the tropical beauty of Hawaii, Island of Sweet Pies and Soldiers offers a fresh perspective on World War II as it presents timeless depictions of female friendship, the bond between a mother and her child, and the enduring power of love even in the darkest times.
What I’m Reading Next:
He’s come to Gold Valley with a hidden agenda…
not to fall for his enemy’s daughter!
Emerson Maxfield is the perfect pawn for rancher Holden McCall’s purposes. She’s engaged to a man solely to win her father’s approval, and the sheltered beauty never steps out of line. Until one encounter changes everything. Now this good girl must marry Holden to protect her family—or their desire could spell downfall for them all…