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: Becoming Mrs. Lewis
Authors: Patti Callahan
Immediate Thoughts: Vivid, compelling, and immersive!
Publication Date: October 2, 2018
Title: Man Card (Man Hands #2)
Authors: Sarina Bowen & Tanya Eby
Immediate Thoughts: Sexy and super funny!
Publication Date: January 15, 2018
Title: The Secrets of Villa Rosso
Author: Linn B. Halton
Immediate Thoughts: Atmospheric, heartwarming, and magical!
Publication Date: July 21, 2017
Title: Open Your Eyes
Author: Paula Daly
Immediate Thoughts: Addictive, edgy, and entertaining!
Publication Date: October 9, 2018
Title: Better Not Pout
Author: Annabeth Albert
Immediate Thoughts: A warm, romantic, festive read!
Publication Date: November 12, 2018
What I’m Currently Reading:
Snow is falling in Little Pondale, lights are twinkling and the smell of pine trees and roasting chestnuts fills the air…
But Mia Ward is in a bit of a jam. She’d planned to rent out Corner Cottage for Christmas but thanks to best friend, Ella Swann, it’s double-booked. Now Mia’s got to let one ‘party’ down, or find another cottage – fast.
Best friends and single mums, Cathy Cole and Christy Franks want their kids to have an old-fashioned Christmas. Ice-skating, carol singing, making decorations, and tobogganing are on their list of festive fun … but their kids have other things in mind.
City bankers, Leo and Hal Hardman are wondering if renting a cottage for Christmas and their parents’ anniversary is such a good idea. Little Pondale is tiny, there’s only one pub, mobile phone reception is non-existent and the cottage doesn’t even have a TV.
Meanwhile, Jenny Lake in settling in at her cousin’s bakery, but she’s left her (broken) heart in Florence, and Christmas was never her favourite time of year. And Reverend Glen Fox has taken over at St Michael and All Angels. He’s glad it’s a temporary post because village life is definitely not for him.
But luckily, for locals and visitors alike, there’s a sleigh-load of Christmas magic heading for Lily Pond Lane; enough to put a sparkle in everyone’s festive season. Although Christmas may not go quite as each of them has planned.
What I’m Reading Next:
The first new novel in four years from the beloved superstar author of Sarah’s Key, a heartbreaking and uplifting story of family secrets and devastating disaster, in the tradition of THE NEST.
The Rain Watcher is a powerful family drama set in Paris as the Malegarde family gathers to celebrate the father’s 70th birthday. Their hidden fears and secrets are slowly unraveled as the City of Light undergoes a stunning natural disaster. Seen through the eyes of charismatic photographer Linden Malegarde, the youngest son, all members of the family will have to fight to keep their unity against tragic circumstances.
In this profound and intense novel of love and redemption, De Rosnay demonstrates all of her writer’s skills both as an incredible storyteller but also as a soul seeker.
Have you read any of my upcoming reads? What do you have coming up? How are your stats?