Friday, July 22, 2016

High Summer Read-a-thon Update


Pages read: 415
Books finished: 2

I'm gonna call that a good week. I have to admit I see the number 400 and can't believe it, like I can't figure out where they came from.

Monday, July 18, 2016

High Summer Read-a-thon Start Up


This read-a-thon would have been great last week since I had the house (more or less) to myself. Not that I got much reading done; it's one of those weeks were you look back and can't entirely say what you did.
Honestly though, I woke up around 5 this morning realizing I could probably say the same about the last ten months. Changes are coming, and (hopefully) I mean it this time.

Moving on to the books now:

Friday, July 15, 2016

Sister Dear by Laura McNeill - Book Review

Sister DearSister Dear by Laura McNeill
My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars
Published April 19th 2016 by Thomas Nelson

All Allie Marshall wants is a fresh start.  But when dark secrets refuse to stay buried, will her chance at a new life be shattered forever?

Convicted of a crime she didn’t commit, Allie watched a decade of her life vanish – time that can never be recovered. Now, out on parole, Allie is determined to clear her name, rebuild her life, and reconnect with the daughter she barely knows.

But Allie’s return home shatters the quaint, coastal community of Brunswick, Georgia. Even her own daughter Caroline, now a teenager, bristles at Allie’s claims of innocence. Refusing defeat, a stronger, smarter Allie launches a battle for the truth, digging deeply into the past even if it threatens her parole status, personal safety, and the already-fragile bond with family.

As her commitment to finding the truth intensifies, what Allie ultimately uncovers is far worse than she imagined. Her own sister has been hiding a dark secret—one that holds the key to Allie’s freedom.


Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Torn by Jennifer L. Armentrout - Excerpt Reveal

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The highly anticipated second book in #1 New York Times Bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout's Wicked Trilogy is releasing July 19, 2016, and we have an excerpt for you! Check it out below, and be sure to grab the first book in the series, WICKED, which is on sale for $.99 for a limited time!

Friday, July 1, 2016

Petit Fleurs & Vignettes by Louise Caiola - Book(s) Review

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Published November 6th 2014 by Immortal Ink Publishing


Vignettes
Vignettes by Louise Caiola
My rating: 5 of 5 stars


It’s a first love unfinished, a family bond tested and forged. It’s a young woman staring at the messy underside of her dreams, and another facing a future she hasn’t chosen for herself. We meet an alcoholic country singer trying to be a father, a child who may never hear the beautiful sound of his mother’s voice, a fallen hero’s daughter, a stray who stays, and so much more. In PETIT FLEURS and its companion VIGNETTES, we come to know fascinating and flawed people from all over the world, each with a unique story to tell - scenes of life shown throughout the years. Secrets exposed, tender hellos, and tumultuous goodbyes.

This multi-faceted two-book collection of short stories captures those defining moments that challenge and change us, those that serve as the catalyst to our greatest experiences, our dearest memories, our deepest joy, and perhaps our sincerest sorrows.

Ideal for readers ranging from the seasoned literary fan to today’s savvy young adults.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Quotes I Loved From Books I Read In The Past Year

It's a freebie top ten, so I decided to do what I did last time quotes were a topic and make up for past quotable quotes.
Since the last time I posted, I owe you about seven although I think this year I've only posted three.