Friday, August 31, 2018

Book Beginnings - 8/31/2018

 
*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 SECRETS WE CARRIED by Mary McNear:



"Why am I here?  Quinn thought, sitting her idling car in the parking lot of the Butternut Motel on a cold, bluish twilight in late March.  Here was the town of Butternut, Minnesota, her home for the first eighteen years of her life, and by all accounts an idyllic and lovely place, with quaint shops, small houses, and a beautiful lake surrounded by great northern pines."
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Books Finished: 

LIES by T. M. Logan - review will be on September 11.

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INLAWS AND OUTLAWS by Kate Fulford - review will be on September 6.

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THE SUMMER SAIL by Wendy Francis - review will be on September 5.

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THE GLASS OCEAN by Beatriz Williams, Lauren Willig and Karen White.

Review will be on September 4.

 
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WHEN THE LIGHTS GO OUT by Mary Kubica.
Review will be on September 3.

 
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SOLD ON A MONDAY by Kristina McMorris.

Wonderful read.

Review is in the book's title.

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THE OTHER WOMAN by Sandi Jones.
Review is in the book's title.

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Book Blogger Hop - 8/31/2018


Question of the Week:

Do you have a YouTube channel? If so, do you post book review vlogs? (submitted by Billy @ Coffee Addicted Writer)

My Answer:

I do not have a YouTube Channel.

I honestly wouldn't know how to post on there. :)

Friendly Fill-Ins - 8/31/2018

http://mcguffysreader.blogspot.com/2016/06/fill-in-statements-week-4.html
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FRIENDLY FILL-INS:

1. The best teacher I ever had was ____.


2. The worst teacher I ever had was _____.

3. I recently learned how to ____.

4. I think everyone should know how to ____.


MY ANSWERS:

1.  The best teacher I ever had was my business teacher when I took some classes in high school.  She inspired me to become a business teacher.

2.  The worst teacher I ever had was no teacher.  I always had good teachers.

3.  I recently learned how to airdrop photos from my iPhone to my MacBook or to my iPad, and vice versa.

4.  You will KNOW my answer.  :)

I think everyone should know how TO TYPE.

What else would a business teacher say about the most important skill anyone can have?  :)

Knowing how to type is as important as reading according to me.  :)


Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Giveaway and Spotlight of THE GUESTS ON SOUTH BATTERY by Karen White





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All information in this post is courtesy of Tara O'Connor of Penguin Random House
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Celebrating The Release Of
The Trade Paperback Of:

THE GUESTS ON SOUTH BATTERY

by Karen White

Berkley Trade Paperback
August 28, 2018
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Behind the Scenes:
The brick-walked streets of Charleston, along with its beautiful architecture and its rich history, have always charmed New York Times bestselling author Karen White. 
So, when it came time for White to write a series about complicated characters with a side of spooky lore, she knew just where to set it. And so began the story of Melanie, a Charleston realtor with a special gift.
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About The Book:


In THE GUESTS ON SOUTH BATTERY, Melanie’s maternity leave has reached its end and she is less than thrilled to return to work, especially when she's awoken by a phone call with no voice on the other end. 

Melanie has the uneasy feeling that the ghostly apparitions that have stayed silent for over a year are about to invade her life once more.

But, Melanie’s return to the realty office goes better than expected, with a new client eager to sell her recently inherited home on South Battery. 

Despite her stroke of luck, Melanie can’t deny that spirits have started to appear to her again. 

And while she knows nothing good can come from unearthing the past, some secrets refuse to stay buried.
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About the Author:

 “Karen White credit Marchet Butler”

Karen White is the New York Times bestselling author of twenty novels, including Dreams of FallingThe Night the Lights Went OutFlight PatternsThe Sound of Glass, A Long Time Gone, and The Time Between, and the coauthor of The Forgotten Room with New York Times bestselling authors Beatriz Williams and Lauren Willig.
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GIVEAWAY:

I am partnering with Tara O'Connor of Penguin Random House for this giveaway.

USA ONLY

Trade Paperback

August 29 - September 5

Enter here
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Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Sold On A Monday by Kristina McMorris

 
Good and bad things seemed to happen on Mondays for Ellis Reed, but more bad.

The day Ellis was biding time until a scheduled meeting, happened to be the day his career changed, but it also was the day that would change his life and the life of the Dillard family.

Ellis’s story about a family who had their children for sale turned out to be something more than a story.  It really happened, and when Ellis found out, he couldn’t stop thinking about it.

Meanwhile Lily worked at the paper as a secretary and had a part in this story even though she didn’t write the story.   Lily had a secret about the story and her personal life that she hoped would never be revealed, but you know how things work with secrets.

Ellis wanted to be successful, but once he was, he still held back because he felt his success was based on the misfortunes of the family he had taken a photo of and had written a story about.

Ellis and Lily worked together once they found out what happened to the Dillard’s after the publication of the story and the sign that said:  2 Children for Sale.

They both felt responsible for the outcome, and it haunted both of them.  Neither Lily or Ellis wanted to rest until they found out where the children were and what happened to their mother.

Set during the depression, you can feel the troubles and worries families had and the desperate measures some of them took.

SOLD ON A MONDAY has wonderful, lovable characters.  Ms. McMorris marvelously portrayed characters you would want to know.  You will be with them in their pain, their indecisions, their decisions, their love for each other, and their feelings.

Ms. McMorris knows how to tell a story and keep you interested. SOLD ON A MONDAY is a beautiful story about caring and compassion.

SOLD ON A MONDAY was heartwarming as well as heartbreaking.

It is a book women’s fiction fans won’t want to miss. 5/5

This book was given to me as an ARC
by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.   All opinions are my own.

Monday, August 27, 2018

It's Monday! What are YOU Reading? - 8/27/2018


 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:

INLAWS AND OUTLAWS by Kate Fulford - review will be on September 6 - finished on August 22.

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THE SUMMER SAIL by Wendy Francis - review will be on September 5, 2018 - finished on August 19.

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THE GLASS OCEAN by Beatriz Williams, Lauren Willig, and Karen White - review will be on September 4 - finished on August 17.

Another FAB read!!

 
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WHEN THE LIGHTS GO OUT by Mary Kubica - review will be on September 3 - finished on August 4.

 
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SOLD ON A MONDAY by Kristina McMorris - review will be on August 28 - finished on July 28.

A beautiful book - terrific story line.


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THE OTHER WOMAN by Sandie Jones - review is in the book's title.

If you haven't met Pammie and the Banks Family, you will want to.

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THE DAISY CHILDREN by Sofia Grant - review is in the book's title.

A lovely read.

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Book Currently Reading:

LIES by T. M. Logan - review will be on September 11.


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Books Up Next:

HOW TO MURDER YOUR WEALTHY LOVERS AND GET AWAY WITH IT by Jane Simon Ammeson - review will be on September 18.
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THE DREAM DAUGHTER by Diane Chamberlain - review will be on October 2, 2018

 
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THE CLOCKMAKER'S DAUGHTER by Kate Morton - review will be on October 9, 2018.

 
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THE FALLEN ARCHITECT by Charles Belfoure - review will be on October 10.

   
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BEDSIDE MANNERS by Heather Frimmer - review will be on October 14.

 
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THE LAST CAROUSEL OF PROVENCE by Juliet Blackwell - review will be on October 18, 2018.

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HOUSE OF GOLD by Natasha Solomons - review will be on October 22.

 
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THE RAIN WATCHER by Tatiana Da Rosnay - review will be on October 23.

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THE LIES WE TOLD by Camilla Way - review will be on October 24.

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IMPOSTOR'S LURE by Carla Neggers - review will be on November 1.

 
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ONCE UPON A RIVER by Diane Setterfield - review will be on December 11.

 
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THE PROMISE OF PROVENCE by Patricia Sands - review will be in December 18.

  
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FREEFALL by Jessica Barry - review will be on January 3, 2019.

 
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AN ANONYMOUS GIRL by Greer Hendricks and Sara Pekkanen - review will be on January 8, 2019.

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ANNELIES by David R. Gillham - review will be on January 19, 2019.

The premise involves Anne Frank.  :) Sounds VERY good.

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THE WARTIME SISTERS by Lynda Cohen Logiman - review will be on January 22, 2019.

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WOMAN 99 by Greer MacAllister - review will be in March 2019.

No data base photo yet, but the publisher is Sourcebooks.

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