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TLC Book Tours: Her Dark Lies (excerpt)

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    About  Her Dark Lies: A Novel Hardcover : 416 Pages Publisher : MIRA; Original edition (March 9, 2021) Fast-paced and brilliantly unpredictable, J.T. Ellison’s breathtaking new novel invites you to a wedding none will forget—and some won’t survive. Jutting from sparkling turquoise waters off the Italian coast, Isle Isola is an idyllic setting for a wedding. In the majestic cliff-top villa owned by the wealthy Compton family, up-and-coming artist Claire Hunter will marry handsome, charming Jack Compton, surrounded by close family, intimate friends…and a host of dark secrets. From the moment Claire sets foot on the island, something seems amiss. Skeletal remains have just been found. There are other, newer disturbances, too. Menacing texts. A ruined wedding dress. And one troubling shadow hanging over Claire’s otherwise blissful relationship—the strange mystery surrounding Jack’s first wife. Then a raging storm descends, the power goes out—and the real terror begins…

WWW Wednesday: February 24

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  WWW Wednesday is a weekly feature hosted by Sam over at 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   My Dear Hamilton is absolutely my favorite of the year so far and absolutely will be on my Top Ten this year. Yes, I know it's February. But it WILL. It's SO GOOD. Perhaps my book hangover from Hamilton affected my reading of The Paris Library --I liked it, but didn't love it. Currently Reading   I'm almost done with The Library of Legends and really enjoying it! I'm leaning so much from this one. I also just started my ARC of Her Dark Lies --I am running an excerpt from this new thriller on the blog tomorrow! J.T. Ellison does not disappoint, so I'm super excited to keep reading this one! Up Next   The Dating Plan is for a buddy read, and Girl, Woman, Other is for a book club. I'm going to the beach this weekend

Review: My Dear Hamilton

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   My Dear Hamilton    By Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie 641 pages Published April 3, 2018 by William Morrow Source: Purchased for myself From Goodreads: A general’s daughter…   Coming of age on the perilous frontier of revolutionary New York, Elizabeth Schuyler champions the fight for independence. And when she meets Alexander Hamilton, General George Washington’s penniless but passionate aide-de-camp, she’s captivated by the young officer’s charisma and brilliance. They fall in love, despite Hamilton’s bastard birth and the uncertainties of war. A Founding Father’s wife... But the union they create—in their marriage and the new nation—is far from perfect. From glittering inaugural balls to bloody street riots, the Hamiltons are at the center of it all—including the political treachery of America’s first sex scandal, which forces Eliza to struggle through heartbreak and betrayal to find forgiveness. The last surviving light of the Revolution… When a duel destroys Eliza’s

Review: Firefly Lane

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    Firefly Lane By Kristin Hannah 479 pages, published February 5, 2008 St. Martin's Press Source: purchased for myself From Goodreads: In the turbulent summer of 1974, Kate Mularkey has accepted her place at the bottom of the eighth-grade social food chain. Then, to her amazement, the “coolest girl in the world” moves in across the street and wants to be her friend. Tully Hart seems to have it all---beauty, brains, ambition. On the surface they are as opposite as two people can be: Kate, doomed to be forever uncool, with a loving family who mortifies her at every turn. Tully, steeped in glamour and mystery, but with a secret that is destroying her. They make a pact to be best friends forever; by summer’s end they’ve become TullyandKate. Inseparable. So begins Kristin Hannah’s magnificent new novel. Spanning more than three decades and playing out across the ever-changing face of the Pacific Northwest, Firefly Lane is the poignant, powerful s

WWW Wednesday: February 10

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      WWW Wednesday is a weekly feature hosted by Sam over at 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     Much ado about you was a delightful, escape from reality rom-com read that I thoroughly enjoyed! England, a bookstore, a dog...what's not to love? I REALLY wanted to love The Prophets..but it was just a three star for me. The writing was beautiful, and I loved the premise of the book and was so excited to read it, but...I spent much of the book feeling confused. The structure and alternating viewpoints and time frames were confusing. Currently Reading     I am loving both of these books so far!I haven't gotten into Kristin Hannah's backlist much, but I've been wanting to. Firefly Lane coming to NetFlix gave me the motivation to read the book and I read 130 pages in one sitting when I first started it. I love it. I'm list

TLC Book Tours: The Vineyard at Painted Moon (Excerpt)

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  About The Vineyard at Painted Moon Publication date :  February 9, 2021 Publisher :  HQN Books; Original edition (February 9, 2021) Step into the vineyard with Susan Mallery’s most irresistible novel yet, as one woman searches for the perfect blend of love, family and wine. Mackenzie Dienes seems to have it all—a beautiful home, close friends and a successful career as an elite winemaker with the family winery. There’s just one problem—it’s not  her  family, it’s her husband’s. In fact, everything in her life is tied to him—his mother is the closest thing to a mom that she’s ever had, their home is on the family compound, his sister is her best friend. So when she and her husband admit their marriage is over, her pain goes beyond heartbreak. She’s on the brink of losing everything. Her job, her home, her friends and, worst of all, her family. Staying is an option. She can continue to work at the winery, be friends with her mother-in-law, hug her nieces and nephews—but