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Review: Summer Longing

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Summer Longing By Jamie Brenner 384 pages Release Date: May 5, 2020 Little, Brown and Company Purchase on Amazon   * As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. The cost to you is exactly the same. I receive this book from the publisher via NetGalle y to facilitate my review. All opinions are my own and I received no other compensation. From Goodreads: uth Cooperman arrives in beautiful beachside Provincetown for her retirement, renting the perfect waterfront cottage while she searches for her forever home. After years of hard work and making peace with life's compromises, Ruth is looking forward to a carefree summer of solitude. But when she finds a baby girl abandoned on her doorstep, Ruth turns to her new neighbors for help and is drawn into the drama of the close-knit community. The appearance of the mystery baby has an emotional ripple effect through the women in town, including Amelia Cabral, the matriarch who lost her own child decades earlie

WWW Wednesday: April 29

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  WW Wednesday is a weekly feature hosted by Sam over at Taking On A World of Words .    The three W's are: What did you recently finish reading? What are you currently reading? What do you think you'll read next? Recently Finished I absolutely LOVED this book! Read my full review here . I also finished my ARC of Jamie Brenner's latest, Summer Longing! She's on of my favorites and I'm always excited for a new read. This one releases next Tuesday! My review is here ! I also loved The Paris Hours--if you love Paris and French culture like I do, it's a must read! Currently Reading     I'm all about the summer reads right now! Always excited for a MKA read. This one is out next Tuesday as well! Review to come soon! I also just started listening to Untamed on audio. Up Next     Continuing my beach theme with Beach Read! Also diving into This is How I Lied--review on the

Bout of Books 28 Sign up!

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Bout of Books 28 is set to start May 11! Bout of Books is my absolute favorite reading event, and I am super excited for it! With the pandemic going on, I've had two major events canceled lately that I was REALLY excited about--a yoga retreat last weekend and my trip to Hawaii in May (I would've left on Day 6 of Bout of Books 28) so I'm happy for a happy readathon distraction! New to Bout of Books? Here's the info: The Bout of Books readathon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly Rubidoux Apple. It’s a weeklong readathon that begins 12:01am Monday, May 11th and runs through Sunday, May 17th in YOUR time zone. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are daily challenges, Twitter chats, and exclusive Instagram challenges, but they’re all completely optional. For Bout of Books 28 information and updates, visit the  Bout of Books  blog. - From the Bout of Books team What I love most about Bout of Books is that is is stress free and FUN! It's a week to

Review: The Girl With the Louding Voice

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The Girl with the Louding Voice  Abi DarĂ© 384 pages Published February 4, 2020 by Dutton Books Purchase on Amazon   * As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. The cost to you is exactly the same. Source: Purchased for myself from Book of the Month ( Get your first book for $5! )  From Goodreads: A powerful, emotional debut novel told in the unforgettable voice of a young Nigerian woman who is trapped in a life of servitude but determined to fight for her dreams and choose her own future. Adunni is a fourteen-year-old Nigerian girl who knows what she wants: an education. This, her mother has told her, is the only way to get a “louding voice”—the ability to speak for herself and decide her own future. But instead, Adunni's father sells her to be the third wife of a local man who is eager for her to bear him a son and heir. When Adunni runs away to the city, hoping to make a better life, she finds that the only other option before h

Blog Tour: Sunrise on Half Moon Bay

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SUNRISE ON HALF MOON BAY  Author: Robyn Carr  ISBN: 9780778309482 Publication Date: 4/14/2020 Publisher: MIRA Books About the Book: Sometimes the happiness we’re looking for has been there all along… Adele and Justine have never been close. Born twenty years apart, Justine was already an adult when Addie was born. The sisters love each other but they don’t really know each other. When Addie dropped out of university to care for their ailing parents, Justine, a successful lawyer, covered the expenses. It was the best arrangement at the time but now that their parents are gone, the future has changed dramatically for both women. Addie had great plans for her life but has been worn down by the pressures of being a caregiver and doesn’t know how to live for herself. And Justine’s success has come at a price. Her marriage is falling apart despite her best efforts. Neither woman knows how to start life over but both realize they can and must support each ot