Saturday, May 30, 2020

TODAY'S PROMPT: NOSTALGIA


Thank you to eggs of Litsy for today's prompt: 

#MagicalMay
@eggs

Today’s Prompt:  NOSTALGIA

Loved this book.

It’s the 1950’s, listening to conversations could be done by switchboard operators with a simple "number please."  The operators could also disconnect a call.

FULL REVIEW HERE  

Friday, May 29, 2020

SPINE POEM

Thank you to eggs of Litsy:

#MagicalMay
@eggs

Today’s Prompt:  SPINE POEM

What Lies Below
The Glass Ocean
I Let You Go
Freefall
AFTER 29 Seconds

Book Blogger Hop - 5/29 - 6/4


Question of the Week

What social media sites do you visit? Please leave your links so we can follow. (submitted by Elizabeth @ Silver's Reviews)

My Answer:

I visit these sites daily to post topics:  Instagram, Litsy, Twitter, and Facebook .  My links are down the side under FOLLOW ME.

I also visit Goodreads and Pinterest almost every day - links are under FOLLOW ME.








Friendly Fill-Ins - 5/29/2020

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FRIENDLY FILL-INS:

1. I would like to improve my _____ skills.

2. My _______ is _______.

3. My current to-do list includes ______.

4. I finally ______.

MY ANSWERS:

1. I would like to improve my sewing skills.

2.  My house is getting decluttered.

3.  My current to-do list includes continuing to pitch things.

4.  I finally decided to plant my basil since the temperatures finally warmed up.

Thursday, May 28, 2020

TODAY'S PROMPT: HEAVEN


Thank you to eggs of Litsy:

#MagicalMay
@eggs

Today’s Prompt:  HEAVEN

AS BRIGHT AS HEAVEN has a beautiful story line, beautiful research, and beautiful characters. 

It is about the 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic. 

REVIEW HERE
 

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

FEATURING: BEDSIDE MANNERS by Heather Frimmer


If you enjoy family situations and learning some medical information, you will enjoy BEDSIDE MANNERS. 

REVIEW HERE

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

The Prisoner's Wife by Maggie Brookes

 
Izabela and Bill were destined to meet, but did Izabela realize what she was getting herself and Bill into when she rushed the marriage and escaped the farm she had known for her entire life?

Izabela immediately fell in love with Bill when she saw him in a group of British prisoners who came to help on the farm during WWII.  


Her plans were to marry Bill, find her father and brother, and join the resistance, but the Germans had other plans for them.


We follow Izzy and Bill as they escape the farm, travel in the night, sleep in the day, become captured, and endure the prison camp.
 
They were sent to Lamsdorf Prison where Izzy had to hide that she was a woman.  Surprisingly the men in their hut actually helped to hide her.

THE PRISONER'S WIFE which is based on true events was very tense, very well written, and very well researched.

You will feel the terror and pain the prisoners endured in the camps and on the historical Long Walk from Poland to Germany. 


The characters were resilient, loyal, unbelievably strong, and easy to like.


Historical fiction fans will be completely absorbed in this book that gives yet another look at what suffering went on during WWII.

THE PRISONER'S WIFE is a beautiful but heartbreaking book.

A MUST READ!!  5/5

This book was given to me by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Monday, May 25, 2020

Today's Prompt - WINE


Thanks to these Litsy folks for today’s prompt:

#BiblioMAYania
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
@OriginalCyn620

Today’s Prompt:  WINE

THE VINEYARDSOF CHAMPAGNE - REVIEW HERE  

THE WINEMAKER’S WIFE - REVIEW HERE  

Mailbox Monday - 5/25/2020

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 @ Under My Apple Tree
Serena @ Savvy Verse And Wit
Martha @ Reviews By Martha's Bookshelf
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THANKS to everyone for keeping Mailbox Monday alive.
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I hope you had a good mailbox.
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On Monday, 18, I received:

1.  STRANGER IN THE LAKE by Kimberly Belle, courtesy of the author.
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On Wednesday, May 20, I received:

1.  THE REQUEST by David Bell, courtesy of Goodreads and Berkley Publishing.
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On Friday, May 22, I received:  

1.  NO ONE SAW by Beverly Long, courtesy of Lia Ferrone of Harlequin/MIRA and NetGalley for a blog tour. 

I loved her other book:  TEN DAYS GONE.


2.  THE TRANSATLANTIC BOOK CLUB by Felicity Hayes-McCoy, courtesy of Library Love Fest, Harper Collins, and Edelweiss.
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It's Monday!! What are YOU Reading? - 5/25/2020


 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:

HER LAST FLIGHT by Beatriz Williams - review will be on June 29 - finished on May 21.

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SPRING GIRLS by Karen Katchur - review wil be on June 17 - finished on May 17.

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THE REQUEST by David Bell - review will be on June 30 - finished on May 12.

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A MILLION LITTLE LIES by Bette Lee Crosby - review will be on June 15 - finished May 9.

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WE CAME HERE TO SHINE by Susie Orman Schnall - review will be on June 16 - finished on May 8.

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STRANGER IN THE LAKE by Kimberly Belle - review will be on June 11 - finished on May 5.

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PERFECTLY FAMOUS by Emily Liebert - review will be on June 2 - finished on May 1.

 
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THE PRISONER'S WIFE by Maggie Brooks - review will be on May 26 - finished April 27.

A MUST READ!!

 
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THE WIFE STALKER by Liv Constantine - review will be on May 19 - finished on April 22.

 
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THIS IS HOW I LIED by Heather Gudengauf - review and blog tour will be on May 18 - finished on April 19.

If you are suspense fan, you will not want to miss this book.

 
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SUBSTITUTE SOLOIST by D. R. Randsall - review is in the book's title.

https://www.amazon.com/Substitute-Soloist-Andy-Veracruz-Mystery/dp/1938436776/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=substitute+soloist&qid=1572985977&sr=8-1
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THE STAR-CROSSED SISTERS OF TUSCANY by Lori Nelson Spielman - review will be on November 17.

LOVED this book.

https://www.amazon.com/Star-Crossed-Sisters-Tuscany-Nelson-Spielman/dp/1984803166/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=the+starcrossed+sisters+of+tuscany&qid=1571428146&sr=8-3
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Book Currently Reading:

FINDING MRS. FORD by Deborah Goodrich Royce - review will be on June 25.

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Books Up Next:

NO ONE SAW by Beverly Long - review will be on July 6 for a blog tour.

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THE LOST AND FOUND BOOKSHOP by Susan Wiggs - review will be on July 7.

 
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THE LAST WIFE by Karen Hamilton - review will be on July 13.

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THE SAFE PLACE by Anna Downes - review will be on July 14.

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THE VACATION by T. M. Logan - review will be on July 21.

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SHADOW GARDEN by Alexandra Burt - review will be on July 22.

 
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THE KIMINEE DREAM by Laiura McHale Holland - review and giveaway will be on July 23.

 
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THE ORPHAN COLLECTOR by Ellen Marie Wiseman - review will be on July 27.

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THE LIONS OF FIFTH AVENUE by Fiona Davis - review will be on July 28.

 
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HE STARTED IT by Samantha Downing - review will be on July 29.

 
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THE LAST OF THE MOON GIRLS by Barbara Davis - review will be on August 1.

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SOMEONE'S LISTENING by Seraphina Nova Glass - review will be on August 3.

PARIS NEVER LEAVES YOU by Ellen Feldman - review will be on August 4.

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THE FIRST TO LIE by Hank Phillippi Ryan - review will be on August 5.

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LOUISIANA LUCKY by Julie Pennell - review will be on August 7.

 
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LIES, LIES, LIES by Adele Parks - review will be on August 10.

 
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UNTIL I FIND YOU by Rea Frea - review will be on August 11.

 
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WHEN I WAS YOU by Amber Garza - review will be on August 31.

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THE PAPER DAUGHTERS OF CHINA TOWN by Heather B. Moore - review will be on September 1.

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DON'T LOOK FOR ME by Wendy Walker - review will be on September 15.

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ELI'S PROMISE by Ronald H. Balson - review will be on September 22.


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THE TALENTED MRS. FARWELL by Emily Gray Tedrowe - review will be on September 29.

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THE THREE MRS. WRIGHTS by Linda Kerr - review will be on September 30.

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INVISIBLE GIRL by Lisa Jewell - review will be on October 13.

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THE TRANSATLANTIC BOOK CLUB by Felcity Hayes-McCoy - review will be on October 14. 

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THE PARIS LIBRARY by Janet Skeslien Charles - review will be on February 2, 2021 .


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