Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Blog Tour and Review of The Night The Lights Went Out by Karen White

 

A new town, a new home, a friend you really don't want, a blog that tells the town's gossip, and Merilee has to deal with all of this along with her divorced husband and his pregnant girlfriend.

Living in Sweet Apple, Georgia, seemed like a good town to start over and for the most part it was.

Merilee was renting a house on the property of the town's oldest citizen, Sugar Preston.  Sugar was portrayed as anything but sweet, but actually she was.

Merilee and Sugar became friends and shared stories from Sugar's childhood that made sense as to why Sugar was the way she was.

Sugar and quite a few town residents had secrets, and now that Merilee arrived in town, the anonymous blog writer had more ammunition for her daily posts and Southern sayings. 

As Sugar knew, there were more people in this town that had better stories than Merilee had.  Sugar's past was a soap opera in itself and filled with stories but no one dared to tell them except Sugar herself and many stories were told for the first time to Merilee.


Totally and completely enjoyed the characters and the story line of THE NIGHT THE LIGHTS WENT OUT.  Sugar was very lovable, Merilee was sweet, and I didn't like Heather from the minute I met her. 

Readers of women's fiction will again be transported back to the days of Southern ​hospitality and then brought back to current day with women who keep secrets and have everything and like to flaunt it.

Ms. White has done it again with a marvelous story filled with wonderful characters with Southern charm​.  If you have ever read any of Karen White's books, you will love this book just like all of her books and not want to put the book down. 

I have LOVED all of Ms. White's books, but this has to be my all-time favorite. 5/5​

This book was given to me free of charge and without compensation by the publisher in return for an honest review.



Monday, April 24, 2017

It's Monday! What Are YOU Reading? - 4/24/2017

http://bookdate.blogspot.com/
   
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I hope you had a great reading week.  
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This is a weekly meme hosted by Kathryn at BOOK DATE!

Post the books completed, the books you are currently reading, and the books you hope to finish at some point.
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Books Completed


FOREVER SUMMER by Jamie Brenner - review will be on April 26 - finished April 23.  

An enjoyable, family-oriented read.



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THE BOOK OF SUMMER by Michelle Gable - review will be on May 9 - finished April 20.


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I FOUND YOU by Lisa Jewel - review will be on May 3 - finished April 12.

Edge-of-your-seat thriller as the book neared the end.

 
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THE CUTAWAY by Christina Kovac - finished April 7.

Review is in the book's title.

Excellent thriller and mystery.

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THE NIGHT THE LIGHTS WENT OUT by Karen White - review will be on April 25 - finished April 1.

Loved the book.  This has to be my all-time favorite of her books.
 
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THE WIDOW OF WALL STREET - by Randy Susan Meyers - finished March 26.

Review is in the book's title.

Totally enjoyed this book.  Marvelous writing and great story line.

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THE BAKER'S SECRET by Stephen P. Kiernan - review will be on May 2 - finished March 21.

If you read only ONE book this year, make it this book.  MARVELOUS...LOVED IT!!

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Book Currently Reading:

COCOA BEACH by Beatriz Williams - review will be on June 27


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Books Up Next:

SECRET SISTERS by Joy Callaway - review will be on July 6

 
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THE ALMOST SISTERS by Joshilyn Jackson - review will be on July 11
 
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HELLO SUNSHINE by Laura Dave - review will be on July 12.

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THE COTTINGLEY SECRET by Hazel Gaynor - review will be on August 1
 
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THE DAUGHTERS OF IRELAND by Santa Montefiore - review will be on August 15
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How was your reading week?

THANKS for stopping. 












Mailbox Monday - 4/24/2017

 
Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week.

Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles, and humongous wish lists!

Mailbox Monday, created by Marcia @ A Girl and Her Books, has a permanent home now at Mailbox Monday.
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Here’s a shout out to the administrators:

Leslie of Under My Apple Tree 
Serena @ Savvy Verse And Wit
Martha of Reviews By Martha's Bookshelf

THANKS to everyone for keeping Mailbox Monday alive.
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I hope you had a good mailbox.

I had a good mailbox this week.

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On Monday, April 17, I received:

1.   FOREVER SUMMER by Jamie Brenner, courtesy of Little, Brown, and Company and NetGalley.

 

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2.  HELLO SUNSHINE by Laura Dave, courtesy of Elizabeth Breeden of Simon & Schuster and NetGalley.

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3.  THE BOOK OF SUMMER by Michelle Gable, courtesy of Katie Bassel of St. Martin's Press.

A surprise hard copy of the book...thanks, Katie.  

The fun thing is I was actually reading the paperback copy Katie sent me last fall. 

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Friday, April 21, 2017

Book Beginnings - 4/21/2017

 
*Please join Rose City Reader every Friday to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires. Please remember to include the title of the book and the author's name.  *Taken directly from Rose City Reader's Blog Page. 
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My book beginnings is taken from THE BOOK OF SUMMER by Michelle Gable:

 

"Rumor has it the quintessential Nantucket manse known as Cliff House is days from falling into the ocean.  A heartbreak, to be sure.  It's the only original and complete pre-1978 building left on the northernmost half of Baxter Road."

An enjoyable read - review will be on May 9. 

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Books Finished:

I FOUND YOU by Lisa Jewell

Lots of suspense and surprises.

Review will be on May 3.
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THE CUTAWAY by Christina Kovac.

Review is in the book's title.
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THE NIGHT THE LIGHTS WENT OUT by Karen White

Review will be on April 25 - LOVED the book.
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THE WIDOW OF WALL STREET by Randy Susan Meyers

Review is in the book's title....marvelous read and story line.
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THE BAKER'S SECRET by Stephen P. Kiernan

LOVED this book.  Review will be on May 2.
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