Up next and due out in a couple of weeks, a Goodreads giveaway...hope it‘s a fun one! With that cover, right??! 🤣🤷🏻♀️💋
Up next and due out in a couple of weeks, a Goodreads giveaway...hope it‘s a fun one! With that cover, right??! 🤣🤷🏻♀️💋
This series continues to surprise and entertain me, and I sincerely hope that Kendra Donovan (21st-century American FBI agent) will have many more crimes to solve in 19th-century England in the future.
This was a fast-paced, intriguing murder mystery involving (surprise!) betrayal 🤣 (on several levels) and lots of twists and turns. I especially enjoyed the nerve-racking denouement (which was also a bit heartbreaking). ⬇️⬇️
So excited to FINALLY be able to dive into this one this weekend!! 🎉🎉🎉 I‘ve been wanting to read it since it came out in July but have been too busy with ARCs. My hold came in today at the library, and I can‘t wait to see what Kendra Donovan is up to in this fourth installment of a favorite mystery series.
Happy Weekend, Littens!
I simply fell in love with this passage from Maud Baum to Judy Garland. 💙
“Magic isn‘t things materializing out of nowhere. Magic is when a lot of people all believe in the same thing at the same time, and somehow we all escape ourselves a little bit and we meet up somewhere, and just for a moment, we taste the sublime.”
My last historical fiction book from Round 6 of #LMPBC...and it is a winner! Loved this part fiction/part nonfiction tale of how and why L. Frank Baum wrote his enduring masterpiece, told from his wife Maud‘s perspective as she watches the 1939 film being made. There‘s Hollywood history here as well, some surprises, some heartbreaks. I found this very interesting, moving and informative. Definitely recommend. 4.5/5⭐️
I‘ve been showered with #LitsyLove today! 🎉🎉🎉💕💕💕 A lovely card from @Mitch (hope you enjoy(ed) Austin!), birthday wishes from @Rissreads 🥳, and a lovely newsy note from @BookNAround !!! 😘 Thank you three so much for brightening my gloomy mailbox on a rainy day! ☔️🌈 You all are the BEST!!! 🏆
How utterly ADORABLE is this surprise package from the wonderful @ScientistSam ?!!! 😍😍😍😘💕 THE cutest birthday card ever, a gorgeous novel journal (this is something new to me and such a lovely idea!! ❤️), and if you‘ll squint 😆, a beautiful pair of Sense & Sensibility earrings dangling from the card...WOW...Samantha, you have spoiled me, and I thank you so much for your thoughtfulness and generosity!!!
P.S. I value your book recs too! 😊👍
I was actually leaning more towards a “so-so” rating until about halfway through this one. Both the heroine and hero redeemed themselves (she started out rather silly, he arrogant), and the slow pace picked up a bit at that point. This had some hints of P&P mixed in throughout.
Eliza is a 28 yo spinster (due to a scandal 10 years earlier) who takes care of her blind father who is a justice. Sebastian is the crown prince of Alucia, visiting ⬇️
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This is the first in a new cozy historical mystery series (Dartmouth, England 1933) coming out in December. I actually failed to notice (on the cover 🙄) that it is a cozy. I tend to avoid cozies as I need a little more oomph to my characters/plots than I‘ve found in the few I‘ve read. No offense intended to those who love them. 😊
Kitty (who lost her mom and dad mysteriously at age 6) helps her grandmother run the Dolphin Hotel.
Hi all! I have a free download for one of these books. I have never read either author. Which should I choose?? Even if you haven‘t read these particular books but have read these authors before...do you have a favorite?
I figure I can‘t go wrong here as they are both ranked in the 90% percentile or above on Litsy.
Thanks for your opinions! 😊👍📚
The always wonderful @Librarybelle is celebrating a milestone of reaching 200K in Litfluence (way to go!) by hosting a #200KGiveaway!
I would love to read the tagged book because...well...I can relate to the title. 🤣🤣 Oh yeah...and Rick Bragg is hilarious! 😊
Thanks for the offer and congrats! 🎉🎉🎉💐💐
@Louise Oh my goodness, such a beautiful array of birthday gifts from you...thank you so much! 💕 They were all wrapped so prettily (I was too anxious to tear into them for a pic...sorry! 🤣) and all choices from my TBR. And Snoopy was happy to deliver your sweet wishes as well. 😊 You are simply the most generous and thoughtful of #LitsyPenPals! Thank you for sending me so many wonderful hours of enjoyment for the days ahead, sweet friend. 😘🤗📚
The setting for this series in this 4th installment moves from Manhattan to a small coastal sea island (fictitious Bradford Island) in Georgia, 1889. Prudence & Geoffrey have travelled there for her best friend‘s wedding when tragedy strikes (and a murderer continues to strike). This story explores the history of the two landowners, the Bennetts & the Dicksons and how that history has shaped the wedding couple‘s lives. Prudence gets a lesson in ⬇️
Hi Romance Readers of Round 7 #LMPBC! Looking forward to diving into some love stories with this group! ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜
Here are five possibles. Synopses are in posts. Give me your thoughts, and I‘m happy to pick more if needed. 👍😊
@hes7 @TheAromaofBooks @Lovesbooks87 @suvata
The latest edition (#3) in the Verity Kent mystery series set in 1919 England in which we find Verity investigating two seemingly non related murders, one of which a friend is implicated in. The plot turns out to be more complex than first thought (surprise!), and we are introduced to a fiendish villain who appears above the law and will no doubt make future appearances. Some familiar faces are back, and I especially enjoyed getting to know 🔽
Time for signups for #LMPBC Round 7! And this time it‘s by genres! 🎉🎉
Go to @suvata ‘s page for details or this link to signup! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080444aead2ca0ff2-litsy7.
This was simply wonderful! Beautiful, insightful writing, wonderful characters and ALL the emotions! Ailsa is a 28 yo heart transplant recipient who has lived under threat of death since birth. We‘re beside her as she navigates her new normal...the ups and downs, the losses and gains as she finds herself and reexamines her closest relationships. Heartwarming, heartbreaking, hilarious, and illuminating. 5/5⭐️
I enjoyed this anthology more than I thought I would. I normally find novellas leave me feeling rushed or let down because of their brevity. These were well-written stories featuring merchants (rather than aristocracy) and featured two authors I hadn‘t read before (MacGregor & Spencer).
Galen‘s is a sweet love story between a former slave who now owns a coffee & tobacco shop on Bond Street and a Jamaican runaway whose white father wants to 🔽
A debut novel featuring a young woman grief-stricken and alone in 2017 and mistakenly committed to a mental hospital who, in an abandoned wing, meets a young injured WWI soldier from 1917. This is a reincarnation story of two lost souls, who through overwhelming odds find each other during a tumultuous time in history. I enjoyed this story, but it wrapped up quickly and would have liked more of an epilogue. 4/5⭐️
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So with that in mind, during October #BirthdayLove will be including fun, uplifting, dance-worthy lyrics along with their birthday posts. 😊🎶
So tune in, bust a move 💃🕺🏻 and celebrate our wonderful Littens born in the month of October. 🎉🎈
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This is the second in series about a young woman living in Marlborough and helping her mum run an antique shop. Xanthe has a gift for hearing certain antique objects “speak” (in this case a copper chocolate kettle from the 17th century). She has a vision that Samuel (an architect she fell for in the previous book) may be in trouble and travels back to try and help him. In the process she learns more about her gift of “spinning” time from a ⬇️⬇️
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A big thank you and hug to @Soubhiville , @BarbaraBB and @gradcat for sending the wonderful #bookmail love for my birthday! So thoughtful and generous of you all...really above and beyond. 🤗📚🤗📚🤗📚 Looking forward to diving into these! 😍
I am overwhelmed by all of the beautiful #LitsyLove cards and wishes for my birthday!!! Littens are the most thoughtful and generous folks around! Love y‘all! 💕 @ImperfectCJ , @aroc , @AmyG , @OriginalCyn620 , @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks , @TheBookHippie , @litenthusiast , @CaliforniaCay
Thank you so much for all the #BirthdayFairy and #LitsyLove wishes for my birthday! You all definitely brought the “HAPPY” to my day! 💕💕💕
Thanks to @Lovesbooks87 (stickers & bookmark), @BookwormAHN (book note stickies), @squirrelbrain (thank you to your mum for the lovely handmade bookmark!), @SaturnDoo (stickers), @Crazeedi (bookmark) and @UwannaPublishme (bookmark & surprise note).
(Excuse the multiple posts..I‘m not good at staging!) 😆🤣
Up next is the sequel to The Little Shop of Found Things, which I read last October and was a 4⭐️ for me. These are a mixture of time travel, ghost story (my second in a row 😄), mystery and romance. Out 10/22.
💙 the cover!
OK, this book was not what I was expecting. But to be honest, I had no preconceptions as I did not read the blurb about it. 😆🙄🤭 Based on the cover, I assumed it was a thriller (which it was), however it was also a ghost/entity story and a murder mystery with some BDSM thrown in for good measure (nothing too graphic). 😳🤔 Needless to say I was a bit surprised. While the writing/story was fine, ⬇️
A sweet, fast read about a woman who saves up to be able to buy her grandparents‘ Appalachian B&B where she spent idyllic childhood summers. She purchases it through an auction, leaves her job, sells her house, hires a contractor and works to make her lifelong dream of re-opening come true. Turns out her contractor has had a crush on her since they were kids. I enjoyed this heartwarming story of family, community and following your dream. 4/5⭐️⬇️
A Christmas Abduction (Hunter): Adam is abducted by Caroline as she mistakenly believes he seduced her younger sister. A fun romp, with two likable leads. 4/5⭐️
The Perfect Match (Jeffries): Heywood steps in to save an heiress from a scoundrel and hopes to wed her himself...until he meets her cousin Cass. 3/5⭐️
One Wicked Winter Night (Putney): Anthony and Diana are former lovers who haven‘t seen each other for 7 years..can they reconnect? 4/5⭐️⬇️
@gradcat be careful what you ask for...😂😂 Here are all four covers of the In Time series, similar but also a little different each time. 💜 them all!
I have a question about sending a book through the mail.
I‘m tired of never having the appropriate size of bubble mailer when I‘m ready to send a book to another Litten. 🙄 I end up having to make a quick dash to Wal-Mart or Office Depot or package it at the post office.
I‘d like to buy some in bulk, but I‘m undecided about a good size to invest in and the best place to purchase.
Anybody want to share what they do?
#7Days7Covers #CoverCrush Day 7
@LapReader , would you like to play?
Post 7 book covers that you love over 7 days, with no explanation.
Tag a new Litten each day to play along!
@gradcat , @GrilledCheeseSamurai , @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled , @BookNAround , @eanderson , @litenthusiast