I've been reading this series on and off for years but this is the first audiobook I've listened to. It's funny, Miss Julia and Sam both sound exactly how I would have imagined lol 😂
This is the second in a series of three books that I am really enjoying! I read the first book in advance of an author talk at our local library. I purchased the other two books at the talj and I'm so glad I did, It's absolutely fascinating to read about her hikes in the state I am blessed to call home! This photo was taken at the highland State Park with lake Michigan in the background ♥️ Book 1 of #14Books14Weeks
3 and 1/2 stars for me. One star for the first 30% and two stars for the last 30%. A half a star for the middle 40% which could have been told in a small fraction of the pages they actually used. I almost bailed in the middle, the ending made up for it but the book did not live up to all of the hype for me.
If this book had been written by any other author, it probably would have been a 4 star book for me. I've come to expect so much from DS that this one didn't quite make it as a four-star level book for me. I did enjoy it, it was a good "story" but lacked any real depth for me. It read a bit like a fairytale with extreme tragedies along the way to ending with everyone happy & the main character "gets a man". Good but, not my favorite DS.
I really struggled with this book. I pushed on through hoping it would get better and it did for about 50 pages in the 300s, but backslid after that. The self centered selfish, often crass and crude (& occasionally funny.) Ava and Jen lacked hardly any character development from the beginning to the end of the book. It not only fell flat for me, it fell far short of that. Perhaps because I had not read the first book in the series? Probably not ☹️
Happy June and happy summer reading! My June reading goals include 4 of my #14Books#14Weeks, one new release not shown that comes out the third week of June, and three books on the Kindle (two of those for review). There's also a couple of library books that came in from holds that are not shown as well as a couple of audio books 😂 Goals are good 😁 Happy reading Littens 📖📚
I always enjoy Sarah Gruen's writing talent and storytelling ability! I have to say, I personally found the Marie, the main character, very dislikable. Throughout the majority of the book she seemed self-centered and selfish, rude, and thoughtless. At times I felt sorry for her but did not like her. The story was very interesting and I enjoyed it and in the end enjoyed the book very much!
Realistic, relatable fiction. How often do we say "I'm fine" when asked tho we are not? A story of 2 friends & the aftermath when one of them suddenly dies. The last text to her best friend told her to make changes if she didn't like the way things were. And so many changes come! Well written and realistic, poignant and sometimes difficult, inspiring! The cover does not convey the depth and difficult subject matter of this book. Worth the read!
How fun to read this short but picture and fax filled book about my hometown. I'll be sharing it in my Heartland Little Free Libraries next 😁
PS .. windmill in the background is DeZwaan, The windmill on the cover of this book and the only working Dutch windmill in the United States! It's still Mills grain that is sold locally and across the states. I believe it was the last windmill to be allowed to leave the Netherlands 😊
This book will fill your heart and touch your soul! as a child born in the '60s my memory of this era playing my mind through rose colored glasses. I have many happy memories and only a bad recollection of the war and news of the war. Not many novels are set during this ara making this an extra special book! More in comments...
Last year I posted the 13 books in 13 weeks challenge. This year there are 14 weeks between memorial day & labor day so this year's challenge will be 14 books in 14 weeks. Who's in with me this year? These are the 14 I chose off my TBR stack. I only chose books off my actual stack, not my Kindle because I like the visual representation & these take up a lot more room than the hundreds waiting to be read in my Kindle lol 😂 #14Books14weeks. Share..
The very best books are those into which you can completely disappear as the world around you fades away and your existence is entirely within the pages of the book! And when something finally pulls you out of the magical rabbit hole into which you have fallen down, it is like a rude awakening to find yourself back in your own reality and not in the lovely place you've been visiting. And you can't wait to go back. (More in comments)
A little late but here are my May book goals 😁 The list includes Daniel Steele's new release, the next in the Whiskey Creek and National Park series for me, an advanced copy to review, and three Kindle books, two of them Nett Galley books to review. Whew, It's going to be another busy month but what fun books to read! ,😁📚📖📚❤️
Just a quick fun audiobook to enjoy on my short commute 😁
This was such a wonderful book! I loved the history and the suspense, the ro redmance and the knowledge. Enough wine info to satisfy this cork dork, enough history to satisfy my love of historical fiction, and wonderful twists and turns by the author to keep us guessing up until the end. I'm hoping there's a sequel to tie up some loose ends 😁🍷🍇
Lindsay Harrell has quickly become one of my favorite authors! This was the only book of hers I had not read and after winning my choice of any of her books, of course this is the one I chose! Strength, faith, hope, and forgiveness are the corner stones of this book and the story of Olivia and Ellie is beautiful and sweetly told!
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this first book in this series and definitely plan on continuing! A Canadian high school senior goes to France as an exchange student spending time with four families while there. Laura immerses herself in the culture and experiences amazing food and wine (I'm surprised I didn't gain five pounds just reading this book!) while gaining a better grasp but of the language and making new friends during her year. ❤️🍷🍇🥖🧀
This book has been lingering on my TBR stack for way too long! I'm so glad I finally read it ☺️ What an amazing young lady, what an incredible story!
What fun listening to this book! I live in a Dutch settled town that celebrates tulips and all things culturally Dutch once a year with a huge festival! And the tulips are just starting to bloom for that festival now! My town could have been the inspiration for this book ???? with a fun storyline and interesting character relationships, it was a thoroughly enjoyable read or "listen" ?
A killer latte brings readers of Tanya Kappes Killer Coffee Mystery series back to the quaint southern Town of Honey Springs and the adorable Bean Hive coffee shop. Catching up with a corky characters of the town is always refreshing; I'd love to visit a town like Honey Springs and/or have a Bean Hive nearby 😁. as a movie being filmed in town wraps up, Daisy lemon, the star is kidnapped and her director/husband is devastated! (More in comments)
I always love a good Jenny Colgan book and this one ranks right up there with the best of hers!
I usually enjoy books about books or bookshops! This book was less about a bookshop then I would have liked but definitely about the broken hearted. I liked this cover version much better than the actual cover version. It was a very slow going read and it only barely it to 3 stars with the ending of the book. It didn't do a good job of weaving back and forth from past to present and felt very disjointed. I just did not enjoy this story at all ☹️
I'm slowly working my way through Brenda Novak's whiskey Creek series. this book has a particularly interesting and potentially controversial subject as a sideline. I'm always anxious to get to the next book to see what happens and I was happily surprised to figure out that I actually already own the next book. No waiting on the library for that one 😁
I'll be honest, this book was really slow to start for me. But about halfway through, I couldn't put it down. Sometimes you just have to stick with it 😁 As a widow myself, some parts of this book really resonated with me and other parts seemed pretty extreme but sadly, I am sure many people do go through those extremes! 😢 Overall, I'm really glad I read this book!
This lovely Little memoir is written by Jo Giese, award-winning radio journalist, author, and former TV reporter. Written about her mother Babe, and the lesson she learned from her. Funny, sweet, and thoughtful. I loved reading this little gem 😊
I'm almost all caught up on this series! Finding these on audio has helped me catch back up and it's been fun hearing voices put to the characters. I love following Josh and Jamie's antics, Meg is a whirlwind of activity, and grandfather is quite a riot! The rest of the cast of characters is equally entertaining and these lighthearted mysteries make for good companions on my short commute 😁
A quick, fun project this morning! I was going to toss / recycle a stack of greeting cards from this past year. As I was reading them one last time I realized some would make beautiful bookmarks ☺️ Here are a few...I am keeping the top three because I love the prints & because 2 were from special friends who sent thoughtful notes & one of those friends has passed away. I'll think of our friendship and her bravery and faith every time I use it ❤️
White possibly the best autograph biography/memoir I've ever read! I thoroughly enjoyed reading this lovely woman story beginning with her childhood. Through the 3 parts of the book, Becoming Me, Becoming Us, and Becoming More, we are treated to a wonderfully told history of Michelle's life from childhood to just post White House years. A fascinating insight (cont. in comments)
I stayed up too late last night finishing this sweet book by Ashley Farley! I won a Kindle copy and was so excited to see the story of the Sweeney sisters continued with a bright new and exciting future for the family! I'm grateful for coffee this morning! 😁☕📖
My winning package arrived today 😁 I won a prize pack from author Lindsey Harrell after being on her launch team for The Secrets of Paper and Ink (which I loved!) . I got to choose any book of hers, autographed. This is the only one of her books I have not read yet soI had to choose this one 😊 I also received a book cozy and this delicious soy candle along with an Amazon gift card which I've already used to purchase more books 😄❤️📚
This book has been on my TBR stack for at least a year or two now. I'm so glad I finally got to it! Beautifully written, deeply moving, important and powerful! A must read!
I'm feeling a little green today, Happy St Patty's day littens 😁💚🍀
I received a digital ARC of this book & I loved it! Ashley Farley is a wonderful author & fabulous storyteller & is quickly becoming a new favorite author of mine ? Ashley tells a wonderful story about family & friendships through several generations. There is drama, romance, & a big dose of "can do" attitude to overcome difficult situations, all told with southern charm ? What a wonderful book!
Book 3 in Alan Bradley's Flavia Daluce series was another hit 😁 I've really enjoyed listening to the series and watching the character development from book to book. This book had a little bit more info about flavia's mom and some touching bits here and there. Hopefully as the series goes on I'll get to piece together a little bit more of that backstory.
Funny, I was just thinking about Silent Spring today and then I get tagged in this this evening 😁 Thanks for the love @Princess-Kingofkings ☺️
1-summer. But it used to be spring.
2-daisies & Black eyed susans
4-mostly seasonal but that can be any season lol 😂
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I really enjoyed Danielle steel's latest book, Silent Night. The setting in the characters could have been anyone of Danielle steel's books but the subject matter was fascinating. A child involved with serious accident that kills her mother and a seriously injured herself, sustaining a traumatic brain injury. Having a family member with a TBI, made the story particularly interesting for me! And that cover!!! 😁