I’m about a quarter of the way through Collateral Damage by Lynette Eason. I’m so happy that Revell Reads provided me a copy to review, since this is a eye-opening … Continue reading Reading Blog: Collateral Damage
A new month always promises fun new books to discover and enjoy! Here is a short list of new book releases for the month of January: January 7: Woven in … Continue reading January 2020 New Releases
It’s so exciting to see people put up decorations in their homes during the holidays! I’m featuring some new pieces of Christmas decor that I added to my collection. My … Continue reading Blogmas Day 19: New Christmas Decorations
Hi everyone! In this Blogmas post, I’m going to list some books with a Christmas/holiday theme. I can’t wait to tackle some of these this month! Christmas by Accident by … Continue reading Blogmas Day 5: Books Themed Around Christmas
A Dog’s Purpose by W. Bruce CameronPublisher: ForgePurchased through Barnes & NobleLength: 319 pagesGenre: FictionRelease Date: July 2010 (1st edition) A Dog’s Purpose is a loving, heartwarming story about life … Continue reading A Dog’s Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron/A Review
This week I received one eARC from NetGalley, a site where you can request to receive digital ‘advance reader copies’ of books in exchange of an honest review.
‘Knot On Your Life’ by Betty Hechtman
Beyond the Page Publishing
A Yarn Retreat Mystery (Book #7)
I’m such a lover of yarn crafting, so when I saw this book available on Net Galley, I put in my request immediately! It looks like that it combines knitting and solving a crime in the plot line, so I can’t wait to begin reading this!
The yarn retreat group visiting scenic Vista Del Mar has already planned their own activities, so part-time dessert maker and retreat host Casey Feldstein is looking forward to a stress-free weekend. But the rustic locale is also playing host to a mindfulness retreat for Silicon Valley start-up entrepreneurs along with a flock of bird-watchers, and soon everyone at the resort is getting wound up. And when Casey discovers the dead body of one of the tech gurus on the rocky shore of the Pacific, she begins to suspect that what looks like an accident is actually a calculated murder.
With so many suspects to choose from and mysterious connections emerging between members of the groups, Casey will have to knit together a colorful array of clues as she wrangles with Vista Del Mar’s prickly manager and the curmudgeonly local police lieutenant. And as she closes in on the likely culprit, she’ll have to tie up the loose ends of her investigation before the killer can stitch her full of holes . . .
This week I received two ARCs! One is a Historical Fiction, and the other is a Romantic Suspense novel. I would also like to add that these two are my first physical ARCs! I’m so excited!
We Ride Upon Sticks by Quan Barry
From the author of the widely acclaimed She Weeps Each Time You’re Born, a comic tour de female force about a 1980s field hockey team.
In the coastal town of Danvers, MA, home of the original 1692 witch trials, the 1989 Danvers Falcons will do anything to make it to the state finals — even if it means tapping into some devilishly dark powers. In chapters dense with ’80s iconography–from Heathers to “big hair”–Quan Barry expertly weaves together the individual and collective journeys of this enchanted team as they storm their way to the championship. Helmed by good-girl captain Abby Putnam (a descendant of the infamous Salem accuser Ann Putnam) and her co-captain Jen Fiorenza, whose bleached blond “Claw” sees and knows all, the DHS Falcons prove to be wily, original, and bold, flaunting society’s stale notions of femininity in order to find their glorious true selves through the crucible of team sport and, more importantly, friendship.
I received this ARC from Penguin Random House and Pantheon Books (thank you for the copy!). The moment I first came across We Ride Upon Sticks, I knew that I wanted to learn more. A novel covering a female sports team trying to become successful in the 80s sounds very riveting to me. The face that it also involves supernatural powers is a definite plus! We Ride Upon Sticks is scheduled to come out during March 2020.
Deadly Deceit (Harbored Secrets #2) by Natalie Waters
When journalist Vivian DeMarco’s boss dies under suspicious circumstances, her only hope for finding the truth is Deputy Ryan Frost. The deeper they dig, the more twisted the truth becomes, and someone called The Watcher forces Vivian to decide what she’s willing to lose for the sake of a headline.
I received a copy of Deadly Deceit from Revell Books, as part of a blogger tour stop coming soon (thank you for the complimentary copy!). Although I haven’t read Book 1, I’m hopeful that I won’t need it to get into this story! Deadly Deceit comes out on November 5th.