Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Until I Met You

Title:  Until I Met You

 Author:  Tari Faris

 Ch: 19

 Pg:  336

 Series: Retoring  Heritage  

 Genre:  Christian Contemporary Romance

 Rating: 4.5 Stars

 Publisher:  Revell

Until I Met You by Tari Faris is the second book in the Restoring Heritage, and I loved this one than the first one in the series. Just like the first book in the series it focuses on two couples which I hadn’t found in any other books. The main characters Librarian Libby Kingsley and Austin Williams. Along with Nate and Olivia. Since book one I had been wanting to read Nate’s story and I now get the chance.

I loved that Nate story is told along with his brother Austin’s because it works at adds more to the story. This book not only gives us two love stories and romantic relationships we get a sibling relationship.

Libby was a girl after my own heart determined to give her new town a real library. Not to mention her hobby of wanting to visit every Carnegie library. That’s on my bucket list. I also love the awesome first date one of the heroes takes the heroine on is a date I would love.

The main theme of Until I Met You is forgiveness and it’s something that applies to all of the characters and even the reader can learn from.

This book had some of my favorite quotes in it. I look forward to the next book in the series as well as anything else Tari Faris writes.

 

I received a copy of this book from the publisher a part of a blog tour. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are mine alone. 

 

I received a copy of this book from the publisher through netgalley. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are mine alone. 

Monday, September 21, 2020

Thread and Dead

 Title:  Thread and Dead

Author:  Elizabeth Penney

Ch: 27

Pg:  288

Series: Apron Shop 2

Genre:  Cozy Mystery

Rating: 4 stars

Publisher:  St. Martin’s Press

 

This is second book in the Apron Shop mystery series. Iris and her grandma have gotten their apron ship up and running in their Maine hometown when Iris finds herself involved in another murder mystery.

This is as a quick read. And I enjoyed this one more than the first book in the series. I think it’s because the characters have been established and so has the characters and unlike the first book in series I didn’t guess the murderer so that was nice. I loved the small town Maine setting. It gave me all the small town feels. I can’t wait for the next book in the series. And anything else by the author.

I received a copy of this book from the publisher through netgalley. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are mine alone. 

Sunday, September 20, 2020

Reading this week

 

Books Finished

 The Happy Ever After Playlist by Abby Jimenez 

 Mary and the Trail of tears: A Cherokee Removal Survival Story  by Andrea L Rogers

One for the Books by Jenn McKinaly

The Christmas Swap by Melody Carlson

 

Physical Book

 The Lending Library by Aliza Fogelson (at work)

 

Kindle Book

 

Review Book

The Librarian of Boone’s Hollow by Kim Vogel Sawyer

 Until I Met You by Tari Faris

Audio book

 

 

Nonfiction

Blaze of Light by Marcus Brotherton

Classic

 

DNF

The Royal Governess by Wendy Holden (at work)

Saturday, September 19, 2020

The Christmas Swap

Title:  The Christmas Swap

 Author:  Melody Carlson

Ch: 17

Pg:  163

Genre:  Christmas Romance, Rom Com

Rating: 3.5 stars

Publisher:  Revell

 

I’m a sucker for Christmas movies and books. From the beginning of November till the end of December I’m curled up with a blanket reading Christmas books. So when i read the burb about a house switch during Christmas I knew I had to read this one.

I know the house switch trope has been done before, but Melody Carlson brought her own unique twist to it. In which the house switch becomes one sided but only one party knows that.

I enjoyed this sweet Christmas Rom Com in book form. It was a quick read that I finished it in a day. This book is great for those who love hallmark movies and rom coms and Christmas.

 

I received a copy of this book from the publisher a part of a blog tour. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are mine alone. 

 

I received a copy of this book from the publisher through netgalley. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are mine alone. 

 

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Penned in

Penned In (Farm-to-Fork Mystery #4.5) by Lynn Cahoon | Goodreads

 Title:  Penned in

 Author:  Lynn Cahoon

 Ch: 9

 Pg:  92

 Series: Farm to Fork 4.5  

 Genre:  Cozy Mystery

 Rating: 3 stars

 Publisher:  Lyrical Press

 

This is a novella in the Farm to Fork Mystery series and Angie and the gang are at a haunted historic Prison. When they discover another murder victim. But unlike the times before they are trapped in locked building with a killer. This short little cozy mystery novella gave me a bit of clue feels. This is a quick read in the farm to fork mystery series.

I received a copy of this book from Netgalley. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are mine alone.

Monday, September 14, 2020

The London Restoration

The London Restoration by Rachel McMillan | Goodreads

Title:  The London Restoration

Author:  Rachel McMillan

Ch: 30

Pg:  315

Genre:  Historical Romance

Rating: 5 stars

Publisher:  Thomas Nelson

               

The London Restoration by Rachel McMillan answers the question I’ve always asked at the end of a book or when the movie credits roll what happens after the happy ever after or the wedding. This book focuses on the couple after the wedding and what happens after a couple separated by war are reunited

Not only do Diana and Brent have to figure out how to rebuild their lives together and separate but they have to come to terms with Diana’s secret life in the war. While around them the city of London figures out how to rebuild. And even through churches were bombed they weren’t destroyed.

I loved The London Restoration. A strong and capable heroine who still wants the hero in her life. And a redhead nerdy hero my favorite kind of hero. Brent is one of my favorite historical fiction heroes and the fact he’s nerdy professor with red hair doesn’t hurt. But he’s a flawed hero scares both inside and out from the war. Showing that even in WWII there’s no such thing as uninjured soldiers even the ones who never fired a weapon. Brent is showing symptoms of PTSD even if that wasn’t the name of it. Making him even more realistic and even more loveable in my opinion. And love Diana even more because she doesn’t run away.

All of Rachel’s books are awesome but The London Restoration shows that her authors heart is with historical romance and I for one can’t wait for The Mozart Code and any other historical romance from her.

 

I received a copy of this book from Netgalley. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are mine alone.

Dead in the Doorway review

 Dead in the Doorway (House-Flipper Mystery #2) by Diane Kelly | Goodreads

 Title:  Dead in the Doorway

Author:  Diane Kelly

 

Ch: 35

 

Pg:  323

 

Series: House Flipper Mystery

 

Genre:  Cozy Mystery

 

Rating: 4 stars

 

Publisher:  St. Martin’s Press

 

Dead in the Doorway by Diane Kelly is the second book in the House Flipper mystery series. I enjoyed this one more than the first one in the series and I think that it’s because with this one it’s because the main characters are established. It’s more plot and mystery based than character building. Though my favorite part of the book is the chapters from Sawdust’s point of view. Sawdust who just happens to be Whitney’s cat. This one is a quick read and I look forward to the next book in the series.

 




I received a copy of this book from the publisher through netgalley. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are mine alone.