Thursday, May 31, 2018

Book Expo Day 1

A lovely, but very tiring first day at Book Expo.

I met many bloggers and authors and picked up these wonderful books.

Which books would you choose to read?

Books Read in May

I had a record reading month!! 

I read SEVEN books and listened to TWO audios.

The audios were Tangerine and The Marriage Lie.

I hope you had a good month too.

Happy June Reading!!

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Book Expo 2018

Heading to New York tomorrow, May 29, to visit my son and to attend the Book Expo.

I won't be around too much, but will try to check in. 

I haven't been to the Book Expo for three years, and I am excited to see other bloggers.


Hanging Around With Books

Just “hanging around” with TONS of books at the Book Expo.


Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Ready to Roll!!

On my way to New York and the Book Expo!! 

Hope to see you there.

Lying In Wait by Liz Nugent

Was his life and his family made of secrets?  That is what it seemed like to Laurence.

Laurence found out that his father had killed someone because she was blackmailing him.  What his parents did with the body and the fact that Andrew killed a woman was a huge secret his father had to keep. 
This secret took its toll on Andrew and Laurence.

His mother actually was not fazed by it perhaps because of a deep, dark secret from her childhood that neither Laurence or Andrew knew about and which was another secret that didn't bother Lydia. 

Their home and this totally dysfunctional family was a house of secrets and lies. 

And the lies continued as Lydia thought of ways to hide what happened and how to protect herself.  Lydia was a very cunning woman who made sure everything benefited her.

LYING IN WAIT had a sinister tone from the start, and it continued to grow in intensity and suspense with a chilling ending.

Ms. Nugent has written an engaging, can-this-really-be happening, pull-you-in psychological thriller.

If you enjoy a book that has you biting your nails and wondering what other evil deeds Lydia is planning, LYING IN WAIT will be for you.  5/5

This book was given to me free of charge and without compensation by NetGalley and Gallery/Scout Press.

Saturday, May 26, 2018

The Great American Read

Did you watch The Great American Read?

Which book are you voting for?

I am voting for A TREE GROWS IN BROOKLYN by Betty Smith.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Beach House Reunion by Mary Alice Monroe

Two women coming home for two different reasons to the place they loved and the place with many memories.

Linnea had finished college, and Cara was coming home to be with family.

Linnea came home from college and had no choice but to return, and really didn’t want to be in her childhood home with all the drama and the rules.

Cara came home because her husband had passed away a few years earlier, she adopted a friend’s baby, and she wanted to have her daughter grow up where she grew up with family and summer beach memories.

Both women needed something, and with Linnea being Cara’s niece, the problem was solved because Linnea was going to be Cara’s nanny.  That would save Linnea from staying with her parents all summer and would be a warm remembrance of her childhood times at the beach house, Primrose Cottage.   Cara would get to spend time with her niece to catch up and have someone to finally help her so she wasn’t alone.

BEACH HOUSE REUNION was a very pleasant, heartwarming read that made you want to for the most part be in the Rutledge family and in Primrose Cottage as well as Sullivan's Island.

Everything about the book was comfy and inviting.

The characters and the beachy setting were quite pleasant.

Learning about loggerheads, surfing, seeing the love between family members and others, and joining in the family fun are some of the reasons you will want to read this book.

I actually want to learn more about the sea turtles (loggerheads). It sounded fascinating, and the excitement the characters had about them had me wanting to learn more.

BEACH HOUSE REUNION is an easy, sweet read that will be a perfect addition to your summer reading list. 5/5

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