Showing posts from April, 2021

Blog Tour: Heart on a Leash

    Heart on a Leash By Alanna Martin 368 pages Published April 27, 2021 by Berkley   Note: I received this book directly from the publisher via Net Galley to facilitate my review. All opinions are my own and I received no other compensation.    About the Book: Taylor Lipin has made it her life's mission to leave her hometown and its ridiculous, century-old feud with the Porters behind. But when her sister needs help running the family inn, Taylor agrees to return to Helen, Alaska on a temporary, definitely not longer than two weeks, basis. Or so she thinks, until she's quite literally swept off her feet and into enemy territory by three happy huskies and their drool-worthy owner, Dr. Josh Krane. Though Josh didn't grow up in Helen with the rest of his Porter cousins, he's heard the stories: Porters rescue huskies. The Lipins are cat people. Keep to your pack. But Taylor is too tempting to give up—plus, his dogs love her. As Taylor and Josh grow closer, te

Bout of Books 31 Sign Up!

  Bout of Books 31 is set to start May 10! Bout of Books is my absolute favorite reading event, and I am super excited for another round of it! I've participated in so many of these reathons and I always enjoy the fun, low pressure, encouraging nature of the readathon week.    If you're new to my blog and are not familiar with Bout of Books, here's the official 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 10th and runs through Sunday, May 16th in YOUR time zone. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are reading sprints, Twitter chats, and exclusive Instagram challenges, but they’re all completely optional. For all Bout of Books 31 information and updates, be sure to 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 get excited about reading, and share

Review: The Women of Chateau Lafayette

    The Women of Chateau Lafayette By Stephanie Dray 576 pages Published March 30, 2021 by Berkley Note: I received this book directly from the publisher via Net Galley to facilitate my review. All opinions are my own and I received no other compensation.    About the Book: An epic saga from New York Times bestselling author Stephanie Dray based on the true story of an extraordinary castle in the heart of France and the remarkable women bound by its legacy in three of humanity's darkest hours. Most castles are protected by powerful men. This one by women... A founding mother... 1774. Gently-bred noblewoman Adrienne Lafayette becomes her husband's political partner in the fight for American independence. But when their idealism sparks revolution in France and the guillotine threatens everything she holds dear, Adrienne must choose to renounce the complicated man she loves, or risk her life for a legacy that will inspire generations to come. A daring vis

TLC Book Tours: Before Summer Ends (excerpt)

  About Before Summer Ends (Harlequin Special Edition) Publisher :  Harlequin Special Edition; Print edition (April 27, 2021) Mass Market Paperback :  288 pages A long, hot summer with her secret crush… What could possibly go wrong? Nissa Lang knows Desmond Stilling is out of her league. He’s a CEO, she’s a teacher. He’s gorgeous, she’s…not. So when her house-sitting gig falls through and Desmond offers her a place to stay for the summer, she vows not to reveal how she’s felt about him since their first—and only—kiss. Desmond should’ve known better than to bring temptation into his house. He decided long ago that his best friend’s sister was too sweet, too  good , for him. She deserves a guy who can give his heart. For her sake, he’s stayed away. But as her laughter breathes life into his lonely mansion, he’s not sure how long he’ll be able to resist. From Harlequin Special Edition: Believe in love. Overcome obstacles. Find happiness. Purchase Links Harlequin | Amazo

TLC Book Tours: No Pain, No Gaines (review)

  About  No Pain, No Gaines Hardcover : 224 Pages Publisher : Thomas Nelson (March 16, 2021) Chip Gaines likes to sweat.  That’s been true ever since he was a little pint-sized hustler selling candy and Capri Suns down at the public tennis courts in northeast Texas. You’ve probably seen him sweat on his television show, Fixer Upper. Deep in his bones he has always known that hard work yields great results, even when there’s little observable evidence of it. On the cusp of launching into what might be the hardest work he and his wife, Joanna, have ever done—building a network—Chip realized that none of it would be possible without his  network of people . Call it a network, a community, a home team. We’ve all got one. Today it might be made up of your family, your neighbors, the people you work with. But if you want a network that will pull you into a life of meaning, a life of joy and connection, you need to be intentional about choosing the people in it. People who are

Blog Tour: Summertime Guests (review)

  Summertime Guests By Wendy Francis  ISBN: 9781525895982 Publication Date: April 6, 2021 Publisher: Graydon House Books   Note: I received this book directly from the publisher via Net Galley to facilitate my review. All opinions are my own and I received no other compensation.   Buy Links:  Harlequin  Barnes & Noble Amazon Books-A-Million Powell’s About the Book Sip cocktails in the lounge, bask in the summer sun by the pool, and experience the drama of the rich  and famous firsthand in Wendy Francis’s newest novel, SUMMERTIME GUESTS (Graydon House;  April 6, 2021; $16.99 USD). With its rich history and famous guests, The Seafarer is no stranger to  drama. But the bustle at the social hotspot reaches new heights one weekend in mid-June when a  woman falls tragically to her death from the tenth floor, unwittingly intertwining her life with the lives of  the hotels’ guests and staff. Claire O’Dell, reeling from the loss of her husband and possibly her job, has gone to The Seafar