The bones of the story were there but I felt some of it got lost in the meandering story.
“Cornelia pulled love around me like a coat, tugged it shut, and did up the buttons, as if I belonged to her. And so I did.”
I read this largely while working on my latest jigsaw puzzle. The combo allowed me to stay up waaaaaaaay too late! Some repetition and a fairly obvious twist. Satisfied with the way it ended.
So I have wanted to read this book for a while after it was Modern Mrs Darcy pick and I‘m glad that I finally had a chance to read it! What an enjoyable read. So heart warming and positive even though it deals with domestic abuse. My first 5 ⭐️ read of the year! I‘m glad that I was able to finish it up today while my nephew was taking his nap😆
Clare meets an older woman on the eve of her wedding day, who gives her the courage to break off the wedding. Shortly after, the older woman (Edith) dies and leaves Clare her house. Thus begins a mystery of sorts, to trace back Edith‘s backstory and history. I wasn‘t sold on this immediately, but by the halfway point, I was sucked in.
It‘s actually the 3rd in the Love Walked In series, but could easily be a standalone.
“For three weeks, I regrouped,introspected, considered my options, although from the outside (and sometimes from the inside, too) this process looked a lot like taking long walks, staying up late watching old movies with my mom, and lying on various items of indoor and outdoor furniture binge-reading the books from my childhood.
And then, one day, Edith gave me a house.”
This was as refreshing a read as the title implies. We encounter Clare the day before her wedding having second thoughts when she meets a woman named Edith that speaks truth into her life. So begins the story that alternates between present day and the 1950s. This is part of a trilogy but I haven‘t read the others and had no problem following this one. But after reading this one, I‘m apt to read more by Maria De Los Santos.
This is one of many books I've read lately with two timelines that eventually match up. I liked Edith's timeline better, but I was more intrigued by Claire's. I think that was because there was more momentum on that side. I mostly enjoyed the book, but it feels like a "so-so" because Claire's central conflict was resolved abruptly and in an unrealistic manner. Also, Claire never seemed to consider Zach dangerous, and he definitely was.
This book is sublime! I couldn‘t put it down. I loved it from the very first word to the very last word. There is laughter, tears, fears, doubts, mystery, danger, love, family, history, romance. It‘s got it all, and then some. This is the best book I‘ve read all summer. Read this book. You will fall in love. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #mmdbookclub
Reading this from Modern Mrs. Darcy‘s summer reading guide. I know this is book 3 in the series. I was told I don‘t need to read the first two books, but my brain is struggling with that.
I just finished reading I‘ll Be Your Blue Sky and loved it. I never read any of the other books in the series so I was not familiar with any of the characters and I don‘t think it detracted from the story at all. I guessed the ending pretty early on but it sure was fun getting to the big conclusion.
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2018 Modern Mrs. Darcy (#MMD) Summer Reading Guide
Claire is having a hard time with marrying Zach, on paper he looks perfect but maybe not for her. On her wedding day she meets Edith who gives her the courage to think about what she needs & wait for someone who feels like home. When Edith dies she leaves Claire a house & a mystery. With her best friend & highschool boyfriend Claire searches for answers & finds herself.
Thanks to @WilliamMorrowBooks for providing an ARC for my honest review.
An author I love & a long-awaited revisit to some favorite characters make for a sweet & satisfying book. There's drama & the tough subject of domestic abuse but there's plenty of family, love, heart & humor too. The kind of book you want to curl up with or crawl inside & spend time with the characters. Paired with Dark Chocolate Blueberry Bites (going a bit with the blue theme 💙) My full book tour review & chocolates recipe are linked below.📚💙
About love and loss, family and sanctuary, this has a light mystery to it. Warning for domestic abuse. Full review at http://booknaround.blogspot.com/2018/03/review-I‘ll-be-your-blue-sky-by-ma...
The finished product from today's #audiosouping 🥕Carrot Soup with Chives & Popcorn. Love the color, the flavor & the fun toppings. Late lunch with more of the tagged book that I'm reading for a book tour review next week. Linking to the vegetarian (leave off the yogurt & it's vegan) recipe in the comments--it's from the book tagged below. 🥕🍲❤️
I‘ve been waiting for a long time for another book by Marisa de los Santos. She‘s one of my favorite authors and she didn‘t disappoint. Her books always seem to envelop me in warmth and simply make me happy.
I blame the #MarchMunchies foodie photo challenge for having #pizza 🍕as today's prompt. It caused me to stop by my neighborhood pizza place & get their spinach-mushroom-garlic slice for $8. It's actually two big slices but I always put the second slice away in the fridge & eat it for breakfast the next day.🍕😋This is one of the books I'll be reading this weekend for a book tour review next week.📚👍
Two great storylines, intermingled to show truth and love. I always enjoy a book like this which has a modern character puzzling out a mystery from the past. While some points were easy to predict, this is a satisfying read.
Here‘s the first paragraph of the new novel by Marisa de los Santos, I'LL BE YOUR BLUE SKY (on sale 3/6).
“It was what she would remember always: how the second she stepped inside, before she‘d so much as taken her first full breath of new air, she was struck by the feeling—the understanding, the certainty—however improbable, that the house was Joseph.”
Read more: https://goo.gl/8aZ1CA
Today's #bookmail is an #ARC for a March blog book tour review. It's a bit gray here this afternoon so I don't think this pic truly captures the gorgeous blue hues of the cover. I am excited to revisit characters from Marisa de los Santos's "Loved Walked In" and "Belong to Me" so it's going to be hard not to jump the line of books for review and start this one. ??
Part mystery, part love story, I‘LL BE YOUR BLUR SKY by Marisa de los Santos brings back beloved characters from her first two novels, LOVE WALKED IN and BELONG TO ME. Tag a friend in the comments for a chance to win a ARE for each of you! On sale March 6. (Giveaway is US only - closes 1/12)