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TLC Book Tours: California Girls Review

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About California Girls
Hardcover: 432 pagesPublisher: MIRA; Original edition (February 26, 2019)The California sunshine’s not quite so bright for three sisters who get dumped in the same week…
Finola, a popular LA morning show host, is famously upbeat until she’s blindsided on live TV by news that her husband is sleeping with a young pop sensation who has set their affair to music. While avoiding the tabloids and pretending she’s just fine, she’s crumbling inside, desperate for him to come to his senses and for life to go back to normal.
Zennie’s breakup is no big loss. Although the world insists she pair up, she’d rather be surfing. So agreeing to be the surrogate for her best friend is a no-brainer—after all, she has an available womb and no other attachments to worry about. Except…when everyone else, including her big sister, thinks she’s making a huge mistake, being pregnant is a lot lonelier—and more complicated—than she imagined.
Never the tallest, thinnest or prettiest sister, Ali …

It's Monday, What Are You Reading?

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It’s Monday What Are You Reading? is a weekly reading roundup is hosted by Kathryn at The Book Date.
I haven't done the Monday post in awhile because things have been crazy! But today we had a snow day here in Oregon (yay!) so it's given me a chance to catch up on blogging and reading! I also have a review post for TLC Book tours of California Girls, the newest from Susan Mallery, set to go on Wednesday, so I won't post my usual WWW post.
I'm in the middle of several books at the moment! So many books so little time. The one I'm engrossed in the most at the moment is On the Come Up by Angie Thomas. I loved The Hate U Give and immediately requested her second novel from the library! Speeding through it both because it's excellent, and there's  long hold list! Also reading Beautiful Bad--reviewing it here on the blog next Monday!!

I'll leave you with a pic of my pups enjoying the snow! We don't get a lot of snow in our part of Oregon so when we do they g…

WWW Wednesday February 20

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Hosted by Taking On A World of Words. The Three W's are: What did you just finish reading? What are you currently reading? What do you think you'll read next? Recently Finished I absolutely LOVED this book. See my review here! Currently Reading Almost finished with this one, and really enjoying it! Look for my review next Wednesday on the blog with TLC Book Tours! I'm also working my way through Rich People Problems, but have getting through it slowly due to reading books with reviews that needed to be done!

TLC Book Tours: Beautiful Bad (excerpt)

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About Beautiful Bad
Hardcover: 368 Pages
Publisher: Park Row; Original edition (March 5, 2019)
A devoted wife, a loving husband and a chilling murder that no one saw coming.
Things that make me scared: When Charlie cries. Hospitals and lakes. When Ian drinks vodka in the basement. ISIS. When Ian gets angry… That something is really, really wrong with me.
Maddie and Ian’s love story began with a chance encounter at a party overseas; he was serving in the British army and she was a travel writer visiting her best friend, Jo. Now almost two decades later, married with a beautiful son, Charlie, they are living the perfect suburban life in Middle America. But when a camping accident leaves Maddie badly scarred, she begins attending writing therapy, where she gradually reveals her fears about Ian’s PTSD; her concerns for the safety of their young son; and the couple’s tangled and tumultuous past with Jo.
From the Balkans to England, Iraq to Manhattan, and finally to an ordinary family home in Kan…

Book Review: Daughter of Moloka'i

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Daughter of Moloka'i
Series: Moloka'i
Author: Alan Brennert
Published February 19, 2019
St. Martin's Press

Note: I received this book from the publisher via NetGalleyto facilitate my review. I received no other compensation, and all opinions are my own.

From Goodreads:

DAUGHTER OF MOLOKA′I is the highly anticipated sequel to Alan Brennert’s acclaimed book club favorite, and national bestseller, MOLOKA′I. It’s a companion tale that tells the story of Ruth, the daughter that Rachel Kalama—quarantined for most of her life at the isolated leprosy settlement of Kalaupapa—was forced to give up at birth.The book follows young Ruth from her arrival at the Kapi'olani Home for Girls in Honolulu, to her adoption by a Japanese couple who raise her on a farm in California, her marriage and unjust internment at Manzanar Relocation Camp during World War II—and then, after the war, to the life-altering day when she receives a letter from a woman who says she is Ruth’s birth mother, Rachel.

DA…

TLC Book Tours: California Girls Excerpt

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About California Girls
Hardcover: 432 pagesPublisher: MIRA; Original edition (February 26, 2019)The California sunshine’s not quite so bright for three sisters who get dumped in the same week…
Finola, a popular LA morning show host, is famously upbeat until she’s blindsided on live TV by news that her husband is sleeping with a young pop sensation who has set their affair to music. While avoiding the tabloids and pretending she’s just fine, she’s crumbling inside, desperate for him to come to his senses and for life to go back to normal.
Zennie’s breakup is no big loss. Although the world insists she pair up, she’d rather be surfing. So agreeing to be the surrogate for her best friend is a no-brainer—after all, she has an available womb and no other attachments to worry about. Except…when everyone else, including her big sister, thinks she’s making a huge mistake, being pregnant is a lot lonelier—and more complicated—than she imagined.
Never the tallest, thinnest or prettiest sister, Ali …

TLC Book Tours: Golden Child (Plus a Giveaway!!!!)

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About Golden ChildHardcover: 288 Pages Publisher: SJP for Hogarth (January 29, 2019) A new novel from Sarah Jessica Parker’s imprint, SJP for Hogarth: a deeply affecting debut novel set in Trinidad, following the lives of a family as they navigate impossible choices about scarcity, loyalty, and love
Golden Child is a stunning novel written with force and beauty.  Though true to herself, Adam’s work stands tall beside icons of her tradition like V.S. Naipaul.”—Jennifer Clement, author of Gun Love Rural Trinidad: a brick house on stilts surrounded by bush; a family, quietly surviving, just trying to live a decent life. Clyde, the father, works long, exhausting shifts at the petroleum plant in southern Trinidad; Joy, his wife, looks after the home. Their two sons, thirteen years old, wake early every morning to travel to the capital, Port of Spain, for school. They are twins but nothing alike: Paul has always been considered odd, while Peter is widely believed to be a genius, destined for…

Blog Tour: The Girls at 17 Swann Street

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Title: The Girls at 17 Swann Street
Author:Yara Zgheib
384 pages, published February 5, 2019
St. Martin's Press


Purchase Links:
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About the Book:
Yara Zgheib’s poetic and poignant debut novel is a haunting portrait of a young woman’s struggle with anorexia on an intimate journey to reclaim her life.  
The chocolate went first, then the cheese, the fries, the ice cream. The bread was more difficult, but if she could just lose a little more weight, perhaps she would make the soloists’ list. Perhaps if she were lighter, danced better, tried harder, she would be good enough. Perhaps if she just ran for one more mile, lost just one more pound. Anna Roux was a professional dancer who followed the man of her dreams from Paris to Missouri. There, alone with her biggest fears – imperfection, failure, loneliness – she spirals down anorexia and depression till she weighs a mere eighty-eight pounds. Forced to seek treatment, she …