September Wrap-Up

โœจ๐—ฆ๐—˜๐—ฃ๐—ง๐—˜๐— ๐—•๐—˜๐—ฅ ๐—ช๐—ฅ๐—”๐—ฃ ๐—จ๐—ฃโœจ Welcome October! We are finally getting some cooler mornings and nights, itโ€™s still warm during the day but not as brutal as during summer. Howโ€™s the weather where you live? ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ๐˜€๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—บ๐˜† ๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฝ ๐—ฆ๐—ฒ๐—ฝ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ๐˜€:โ–ช๏ธThe Winners Fredrik Backman Atria Booksโ–ช๏ธHouse of Beating Wings Olivia Wildensteinโ–ช๏ธ1000 Perfect Weekends National Geographic Booksโ–ช๏ธTreasure StateContinue reading “September Wrap-Up”

Drunk on Love

โœจ๐—•๐—ข๐—ข๐—ž ๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—ฉ๐—œ๐—˜๐—ชโœจ Thank you Penguin Random House Audio and Berkley Romance for the complimentary audiobook and gifted copy. Margot Noble needs some relief from the stress of running the family winery with her brother. Enter Luke: sexy, charming, and best of all in the too-small world of Napa, a stranger. The chemistry between them isContinue reading “Drunk on Love”

Swimming with the Blowfish

โœจ๐—”๐—จ๐——๐—œ๐—ข๐—•๐—ข๐—ข๐—ž ๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—ฉ๐—œ๐—˜๐—ชโœจ For a time, there was no bigger band in the world than Hootie & the Blowfishโ€”rock & rollโ€™s unexpected foil to the grunge music that dominated the early โ€™90s airwaves. In Swimming with the Blowfish, Jim Sonefeld, drummer and one of the bandโ€™s principal songwriters, reveals the inside story of the bandโ€™s humbleContinue reading “Swimming with the Blowfish”

The Undertaking of Hart and Mercy

Happy Pub day to ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—จ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ธ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—›๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐— ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฐ๐˜† by Megan Bannen! Hart is a marshal, tasked with patrolling the strange and magical wilds of Tanria. Itโ€™s an unforgiving job, and Hartโ€™s got nothing but time to ponder his loneliness. Mercy never has a moment to herself. Sheโ€™s been single-handedly keeping Birdsall & SonContinue reading “The Undertaking of Hart and Mercy”

Daisy Darker

Happy Pub Day to ๐——๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜† ๐——๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ธ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ by Alice Feeney ! Daisy Darker was born with a broken heart. Now after years of avoiding each other, Daisy Darkerโ€™s entire family is assembling for Nanaโ€™s 80th birthday party in her crumbling gothic house on a tiny tidal island. The family arrives, each of them harboring secrets. WhenContinue reading “Daisy Darker”

On Account of Darkness

โœจ๐—•๐—ข๐—ข๐—ž ๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—ฉ๐—œ๐—˜๐—ชโœจ For marginalized athletes past and present, achievement can bring celebrity without equality and recognition without opportunity. In many ways, Ontarioโ€™s Chatham-Kent region is a microcosm of Canadian multiculturalism. As a terminus of the Underground Railroad, it has long been home to a large Black community Walpole Island and Delaware First Nations are nearbyContinue reading “On Account of Darkness”

The Book of Lost Friends

โœจ๐—•๐—ข๐—ข๐—ž ๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—ฉ๐—œ๐—˜๐—ชโœจ Thank you Penguin Random House Audio for the complimentary audiobook. Louisiana, 1875: In the tumultuous era of Reconstruction, three young women set off as unwilling companions on a perilous quest: Hannie, a freed slave; Lavinia, the pampered heir to a now destitute plantation; and Juneau Jane, Laviniaโ€™s Creole half sister. Each carries privateContinue reading “The Book of Lost Friends”

The Blame Game

Happy Pub Day to ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—•๐—น๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ฒ ๐—š๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ฒ by Sandie Jones ๐—š๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ด๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜€. ๐—•๐˜‚๐˜ ๐—ฏ๐—น๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ฒ ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ๐—น๐˜†. As a psychologist specializing in domestic abuse, Naomi has found it hard to avoid becoming overly invested in her clientsโ€™ lives. But after helping Jacob make the decision to leave his wife, Naomi worries that sheโ€™sContinue reading “The Blame Game”

The House Across the Lake

โœจ๐—•๐—ข๐—ข๐—ž ๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—ฉ๐—œ๐—˜๐—ชโœจ Thank you Dutton, Penguin Random House for the gifted copy and Penguin Random House for the complimentary audiobook . ๐˜‰๐˜ฆ ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ง๐˜ถ๐˜ญ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ค๐˜ฉ ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ . . . Casey Fletcher, a recently widowed actress trying to escape a streak of bad press, has retreated to the peace and quiet of her familyโ€™s lakeContinue reading “The House Across the Lake”

The Family Remains

Happy Pub Day to ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—™๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ถ๐—น๐˜† ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜€ by Lisa Jewell! Early one morning on the shore of the Thames, DCI Samuel Owusu is called to the scene of a gruesome discovery. When Owusu sends the evidence for examination, he learns the bones are connected to a cold case that left three people dead on theContinue reading “The Family Remains”

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