Can’t Wait Wednesday – A WITCH’S GUIDE TO FAKE DATING A DEMON by Sarah Hawley

 

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, which encourages fellow bloggers to spotlight upcoming releases that we’re excited about.  It is a meme that I have  loved participating in since I first started blogging, but as Jill is no longer actively posting, from now on I’ll be linking to Can’t Wait Wednesday, hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings, which is a spinoff of the original WoW meme.

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My selection for this week is A Witch’s Guide to Fake Dating a Demon by Sarah Hawley.  I’m always on the lookout for witchy reads and this one just sounds like such a fun one.  Too bad we have to wait until March to read it because it would be perfect for right now during spooky season.

 

A WITCH’S GUIDE TO FAKE DATING A DEMON by Sarah Hawley

Publication Date:  March 7, 2023 by Berkley Books

From Goodreads:

Mariel Spark knows not to trust a demon, especially one that wants her soul, but what’s a witch to do when he won’t leave her side—and she kind of doesn’t want him to?

Mariel Spark is prophesied to be the most powerful witch seen in centuries of the famed Spark family, but to the displeasure of her mother, she prefers baking to brewing potions and gardening to casting hexes. When a spell to summon flour goes very wrong, Mariel finds herself staring down a demon—one she inadvertently summoned for a soul bargain.

Ozroth the Ruthless is a legend among demons. Powerful and merciless, he drives hard bargains to collect mortal souls. But his reputation has suffered ever since a bargain went awry—if he can strike a bargain with Mariel, he will earn back his deadly reputation. Ozroth can’t leave Mariel’s side until they complete a bargain, which she refuses to do (turns out some humans are attached to their souls).

But the witch is funny. And curvy. And disgustingly yet endearingly cheerful. Becoming awkward roommates quickly escalates when Mariel, terrified to confess the inadvertent summoning to her mother, blurts out that she’s dating Ozroth. As Ozroth and Mariel struggle with their opposing goals and maintaining a fake relationship, real attraction blooms between them. But Ozroth has a limited amount of time to strike the deal, and if Mariel gives up her soul, she’ll lose all her emotions—including love—which will only spell disaster for them both.

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I’d love to hear what upcoming book releases you’re waiting on this Wednesday? Leave me your link in the comments below and I’ll stop by and check out your CWW selection for this week. 🙂

Top Ten Tuesday – 10 Books That are Perfect for Spooky Season

 

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.  Top Ten Tuesday has been one of my favorite memes ever since I started blogging, so huge thanks to Jana for taking over the hosting duties!

This week’s TTT topic is actually supposed to be Books I Read On Vacation.  I haven’t really taken a vacation any time recently and I’m pretty sure I didn’t read much the last time I did, so I decided to go rogue this week and share some spooky season book recommendations instead. Now I don’t really read actual horror because I’m a big chicken, so if you’re looking for truly terrifying reads, you’ll have to look elsewhere.  Aside from that, I think I have a pretty good variety here.

10 Books That are Perfect for Spooky Season

 

 

1. THE EX HEX by Erin Sterling  –  “New York Times bestselling author Rachel Hawkins, writing as Erin Sterling, casts a spell with a spine-tingling romance full of wishes, witches, and hexes gone wrong..” This is a fun witchy rom-com that features the second chance romance and enemies to lovers tropes.

2. THE KISS CURSE by Erin Sterling  – “This follow-up to The Ex Hex features fan favorite Gwyn and the spine-tinglingly handsome Wells Penhallow as they battle a new band of witches and their own magical chemistry. When their professional competition leads to a very personal—and very hot—kiss, both Wells and Gwyn are determined to stay away from each other, convinced the kiss was just a magical fluke. But when a mysterious new coven of witches come to town and Gwyn’s powers begin fading, she and Wells must work together to figure out just what these new witches want and how to restore Gwyn’s magic before it’s too late.”  I’m reading this one right now and loving it even more than the first book in the series!

3. THE VERY SECRET SOCIETY OF IRREGULAR WITCHES by Sangu Mandanna – “A warm and uplifting novel about an isolated witch whose opportunity to embrace a quirky new family–and a new love–changes the course of her life..” I reviewed this one on the blog a few weeks ago and just adored everything about it.

4. THE ONCE AND FUTURE WITCHES by Alix E. Harrow  – This is a wonderful story about sisterhood and suffragist witches who are determined to reclaim the power that men have historically denied them.

5. WILD IS THE WITCH by Rachel Griffin – “When eighteen-year-old witch Iris Gray accidentally enacts a curse that could have dire consequences, she must team up with a boy who hates witches to make sure her magic isn’t unleashed on the world.” Loved the haunting and atmospheric writing in this one and that the magic is so steeped in nature.

6. SPELLS FOR FORGETTING by Adrienne Young – “A deeply atmospheric story about ancestral magic, an unsolved murder, and a second chance at true love.”

7. YOU’LL BE THE DEATH OF ME by Karen McManus  –  “From the author of One of Us Is Lying comes a brand-new pulse-pounding thriller. It’s Ferris Bueller’s Day Off with murder when three old friends relive an epic ditch day, and it goes horribly–and fatally–wrong.”  Honestly, if you enjoy YA thrillers, any of McManus’ novels are great choices for spooky season. I read this one over this past weekend and couldn’t put it down.

8. IN MY DREAMS I HOLD A KNIFE by Ashley Winstead – “A college reunion turns dark and deadly in this chilling and propulsive suspense novel about six friends, one unsolved murder, and the dark secrets they’ve been hiding from each other—and themselves—for a decade.”  Another thriller that I devoured this weekend.  If you enjoy dark academia, this is a great choice. It kept me guessing from beginning to end.

9. SIGN HERE by Claudia Lux  –  “A darkly humorous, surprisingly poignant, and utterly gripping debut novel about a guy who works in Hell (literally) and is on the cusp of a big promotion if only he can get one more member of the wealthy Harrison family to sell their soul..” This was my October Book of the Month pick and my current read and I’m loving the dark humor so much!

10. EMPIRE OF THE VAMPIRE by Jay Kristoff – “Gabriel de León is a silversaint: a member of a holy brotherhood dedicated to defending realm and church from the creatures of the night. But even the Silver Order couldn’t stem the tide once daylight failed us, and now, only Gabriel remains. Imprisoned by the very monsters he vowed to destroy, the last silversaint is forced to tell his story. A story of legendary battles and forbidden love, of faith lost and friendships won, of the Wars of the Blood and the Forever King and the quest for humanity’s last remaining hope: The Holy Grail.”  This is a brick of a book at 739 pages, but I flew through it in 3 days.  It’s a dark read, often gory and violent, definitely not for kids, but it’s also filled with tremendous emotion and passion as the last silversaint shares his often painful story.

 

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Question:  Have you read any of these or are you planning to read any of them?

Can’t Wait Wednesday – THE TRUE LOVE EXPERIMENT by Christina Lauren

 

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, which encourages fellow bloggers to spotlight upcoming releases that we’re excited about.  It is a meme that I have  loved participating in since I first started blogging, but as Jill is no longer actively posting, from now on I’ll be linking to Can’t Wait Wednesday, hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings, which is a spinoff of the original WoW meme.

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My selection for this week is THE TRUE LOVE EXPERIMENT by Christina Lauren.  Back when I read Christina Lauren’s The Soulmate Equation, I adored the secondary character of Fizzy.  She was such a fun character and I said then that I hoped CLo would give her her own book at some point.  Well, lo and behold, they did and I’m so here for it!

 

THE TRUE LOVE EXPERIMENT by Christina Lauren

Publication Date:  May 16, 2023 by Gallery Books

From Goodreads:

Sparks fly when a romance novelist and a documentary filmmaker join forces to craft the perfect Hollywood love story and take both of their careers to the next level—but only if they can keep the chemistry between them from taking the whole thing off script—from the New York Times bestselling authors of The Soulmate Equation and The Unhoneymooners.

Felicity “Fizzy” Chen is lost. Sure, she’s got an incredible career as a beloved romance novelist with a slew of bestsellers under her belt, but when she’s asked to give a commencement address, it hits her: she hasn’t been practicing what she’s preached.

Fizzy hasn’t ever really been in love. Lust? Definitely. But that swoon-worthy, can’t-stop-thinking-about-him, all-encompassing feeling? Nope. Nothing. What happens when the optimism she’s spent her career encouraging in readers starts to feel like a lie?

Connor Prince, documentary filmmaker and single father, loves his work in large part because it allows him to live near his daughter. But when his profit-minded boss orders him to create a reality TV show, putting his job on the line, Connor is out of his element. Desperate to find his romantic lead, a chance run-in with an exasperated Fizzy offers Connor the perfect solution. What if he could show the queen of romance herself falling head-over-heels for all the world to see? Fizzy gives him a hard pass—unless he agrees to cast the contestants according to a list of romance archetypes. When he says yes, and production on The True Love Experiment begins, Connor wonders if that perfect match will ever be in the cue cards for him, too.

The True Love Experiment is the book fans have been waiting for ever since Fizzy’s debut in the New York Times bestselling The Soulmate Equation. But when the lights come on and all eyes are on her, it turns out the happily ever after Fizzy had all but given up on might lie just behind the camera.

 

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I’d love to hear what upcoming book releases you’re waiting on this Wednesday? Leave me your link in the comments below and I’ll stop by and check out your CWW selection for this week. 🙂

Top Ten Tuesday – 5 Indie Book Stores I Love & 5 I Really Want to Visit

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.  Top Ten Tuesday has been one of my favorite memes ever since I started blogging, so huge thanks to Jana for taking over the hosting duties!

This week’s TTT topic is Favorite Bookstores OR Bookstores I’d Love to Visit.  I decided to focus my list on Indie bookstores but couldn’t think of 10 I loved or 10 I wanted to visit, so I’ve split my list in half to share 5 of each.

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5 Bookstores I Love

 

1. The Strand, NYC

The Strand will always make my list of favorite Indie bookstores. I try to stop by every time I visit NYC.

Why?  18 miles of books, some of the coolest bookish merchandise, and loads of amazing author events.

 

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2. Fountain Bookstore, Richmond, VA

 

Credit:  https://www.instagram.com/fountainbookstore/

 

If you ever find yourself in the Richmond, VA area, I highly recommend stopping by Fountain Bookstore in the quaint and quirky Carytown area. They have a great selection of books and merchandise, signed books, tons of staff recommendations which are always reliably good reads, and they also have a full schedule of author events.

 

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3. Riverby Books, Fredericksburg, VA

 

 

This is a fantastic Indie bookstore right in my own town.  The shop has an extensive collection of used books, they buy and sell rare books, and the store is just super cute with lots of little reading nooks tucked into every corner.

 

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4. Green Valley Book Fair, Mount Crawford, VA

 

 

The Green Valley Book Fair is tucked away in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley.  Prior to the Covid pandemic, for a couple of weeks, 5 or 6 times a year, the book fair would open and book lovers would come from all over to purchase deeply discounted books.  Their selection has always been vast and the prices great.  Where so many businesses failed during the pandemic, the Green Valley Book Fair completely changed the way they operated in order to survive.  Since everything was closed, they started a mail order business so that book lovers could still get the discounted books they love and they even expanded their inventory to include items like jigsaw puzzles for those who Covid kept at home.  Once things started to open back up, they began to open year round 5 days a week, and continued to offer their mail service as well as curbside pickup.  I love this bookfair, both for its great prices and extensive selection, but also because of their resilience and determination.

 

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5. CHOP SUEY BOOKS, Richmond, VA

 

 

Chop Suey Books is another fantastic bookstore in the Carytown area of Richmond. They have a fun, quirky storefront, a cat mascot named Wonton, and they buy and sell used books.

 

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5 Bookstores I Really Want to Visit

 

6. THE BOOKWORM BOX Bookstore, Sulphur Springs, TX

 

This is the bookstore that Colleen Hoover and her sisters own.  Enough said, lol. Not enough?  Here’s a little more detail:  “The Bookworm Box is a one-of-a-kind specialty bookstore with signed books donated by the authors. All profit is donated to various charities with over $1,000,000.00 donated since opening the doors in 2015. The Bookworm Box holds special events and exclusive signings with best-selling authors such as EL James, Tarryn Fisher, Anna Todd, Caroline Kepnes and Colleen Hoover.”

 

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7. BLUEBIRD & CO., Crozet, VA

 

 

Even though this book shop is only about an hour away from me, I had never heard of it until Elle Cosimano happened to mention on her social media a while back that she was doing an event there.  I unfortunately couldn’t attend the event, but looking at their instagram page, the store is just as adorable on the inside as it is on the outside so I need to visit it someday soon.

 

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8. POWELL’S BOOKS, Portland, OR

 

 

According to their website, Powell’s is the World’s Largest Independent Bookstore.  I have no idea if that is still true or not, but it’s enough to make me want to visit it.  They apparently have a very extensive inventory of used books and, and they buy and sell books.

 

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9. McNally Jackson Books, NYC

 

 

Even though I visit NYC pretty often, I’ve somehow never made it to this shop and I need to remedy that. It just looks so cozy and quaint and apparently it has a nice cafe in it as well.

 

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10. NEW DOMINION BOOKSHOP, Charlottesville, VA

 

 

This is yet another Indie bookshop that is only about an hour from me but I’ve yet to make it there.  New Dominion is the oldest independent bookstore in my state and the picture I chose to represent it features the stunning rose garden they have.  Some of the other photos on their Instagram page show bookclubs meeting in the garden as well as some author events.  It just looks so lovely and peaceful and I would love to experience it in person.

 

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Question:  Have you visited any of these shops?

Can’t Wait Wednesday – THE GOLDEN DOVES by Martha Hall Kelly

 

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, which encourages fellow bloggers to spotlight upcoming releases that we’re excited about.  It is a meme that I have  loved participating in since I first started blogging, but as Jill is no longer actively posting, from now on I’ll be linking to Can’t Wait Wednesday, hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings, which is a spinoff of the original WoW meme.

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My selection for this week is THE GOLDEN DOVES by Martha Hall Kelly.  I was a big fan of Kelly’s Lilac Girls, a moving historical fiction series, which traced three generations of women from one family from WWII all the way back to the Civil War, so I’m very excited to get my hands on this new book, which promises to be a powerful read about female spies hunting fugitive Nazi doctors.

THE GOLDEN DOVES by Martha Hall Kelly

Publication Date:  April 18, 2023 by Ballantine Books

From Goodreads:

Two former female spies, bound together by their past, risk everything to hunt down an infamous Nazi doctor in the aftermath of World War II—an extraordinary novel inspired by true events from the New York Times bestselling author of Lilac Girls

American Josie Anderson and Parisian Arlette LaRue are thrilled to be working in the French resistance, stealing so many Nazi secrets that they become known as the Golden Doves, renowned across France and hunted by the Gestapo. Their courage will cost them everything. When they are finally arrested and taken to the Ravensbrück concentration camp, along with their loved ones, a reclusive Nazi doctor does unspeakable things to Josie’s mother, a celebrated Jewish singer who joined her daughter in Paris when the world seemed bright. And Arlette’s son is stolen from her, never to be seen again.

A decade later the Doves fall headlong into a dangerous dual mission: Josie is working for U.S. Army intelligence and accepts an assignment to hunt down the infamous doctor, while a mysterious man tells Arlette he may have found her son. The Golden Doves embark on a quest across Europe and ultimately to French Guiana, discovering a web of terrible secrets, and must put themselves in grave danger to finally secure justice and protect the ones they love.

Martha Hall Kelly has garnered acclaim for her stunning combination of empathy and research into the stories of women throughout history and for exploring the terrors of Ravensbrück. With The Golden Doves, she has crafted an unforgettable story about the fates of Nazi fugitives in the wake of World War II—and the unsung females spies who risked it all to bring them to justice.

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I’d love to hear what upcoming book releases you’re waiting on this Wednesday? Leave me your link in the comments below and I’ll stop by and check out your CWW selection for this week. 🙂

Top Ten Tuesday – 10 Book Covers That Feature Typography I Like

 

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.  Top Ten Tuesday has been one of my favorite memes ever since I started blogging, so huge thanks to Jana for taking over the hosting duties!

This week’s TTT topic is Typographic Book Covers (Book covers with a design that is all or mostly all words. You can also choose to do books with nice typography if that’s easier!).  I’m not even going to lie; this topic really threw me for a loop even with the definition of a typographic book cover supplied for us.  For the longest time I couldn’t think of a single title that fit the description and even now I’m not convinced that most of these do but we’re just going to pretend I did a great job with this topic, okay? Haha!

10 Book Covers That Feature Typography I Like

 

 

1. CARAVAL by Stephanie Garber

2. IT ALL COMES DOWN TO THIS by Therese Anne Fowler

3.  THE INVISIBLE LIFE OF ADDIE LARUE by V.E. Schwab

4.  GOOD GIRL, BAD BLOOD by Holly Jackson

5. THE IT GIRL by Ruth Ware

6. NINTH HOUSE by Leigh Bardugo

7.  NOVEMBER 9 by Colleen Hoover

8.  TO SIR, WITH LOVE by Lauren Layne

9. SURVIVE THE NIGHT by Riley Sager

10. WITH YOU ALL THE WAY by Cynthia Hand

 

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Question:  Have you read any of these?

Can’t Wait Wednesday – FIVE SURVIVE by Holly Jackson

 

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, which encourages fellow bloggers to spotlight upcoming releases that we’re excited about.  It is a meme that I have  loved participating in since I first started blogging, but as Jill is no longer actively posting, from now on I’ll be linking to Can’t Wait Wednesday, hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings, which is a spinoff of the original WoW meme.

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My selection for this week is FIVE SURVIVE by Holly Jackson.  I loved Jackson’s A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder series so I’m excited to hear she has a new book coming out and that it sounds like an exciting and addictive story about a road trip from hell.

FIVE SURVIVE by Holly Jackson

Publication Date:  November 29, 2022 by Delacorte Press

 

From Goodreads:

Eight hours. Six friends. Five survive. A road trip turns deadly in this addictive YA thriller from the bestselling author of the worldwide phenomenon A GOOD GIRL’S GUIDE TO MURDER.

Red Kenny is on a road trip for spring break with five friends: Her best friend – the older brother – his perfect girlfriend – a secret crush – a classmate – and a killer.

When their RV breaks down in the middle of nowhere with no cell service, they soon realize this is no accident. They have been trapped by someone out there in the dark, someone who clearly wants one of them dead.

With eight hours until dawn, the six friends must escape, or figure out which of them is the target. But is there a liar among them? Buried secrets will be forced to light and tensions inside the RV will reach deadly levels. Not all of them will survive the night. . . .* * * * *

I’d love to hear what upcoming book releases you’re waiting on this Wednesday? Leave me your link in the comments below and I’ll stop by and check out your CWW selection for this week. 🙂

Top Ten Tuesday – Books on my Fall 2022 TBR

 

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.  Top Ten Tuesday has been one of my favorite memes ever since I started blogging, so huge thanks to Jana for taking over the hosting duties!

This week’s TTT topic is Books on My Fall 2022 TBR.  I always enjoy this topic because I’m curious to see what my fellow book bloggers are planning to read next.  I am still on my quest to read more of the books I already own, so today I’m sharing a mix of ARCs and books from my own shelves that I’m hoping to read this fall.  The Guncle and Killers of a Certain Age are definite reads because my library holds for the audiobooks both came in this week.

Books on My Fall 2022 TBR

 

 

 

1. THE GUNCLE by Steven Rowley  –  “From the bestselling author of Lily and the Octopus and The Editor comes a warm and deeply funny novel about a once-famous sitcom star whose unexpected family tragedy leaves him with his niece and nephew.”

2. KILLERS OF A CERTAIN AGE by Deanna Raybourn  – “They’ve spent their lives as the deadliest assassins in a clandestine international organization, but now that they’re sixty years old, four women friends can’t just retire – it’s kill or be killed in this action-packed thriller.”

3. RUNNING WILD by K.A. Tucker – “From the internationally bestselling author of The Simple Wild comes the story of a woman at a crossroads in her life, struggling between the safe route and the one that will only lead to more heartbreak.”

4. REMINDERS OF HIM by Colleen Hoover  – “A troubled young mother yearns for a shot at redemption in this heartbreaking yet hopeful story from #1 New York Times bestselling author Colleen Hoover.”

5. SPELLS FOR FORGETTING by Adrienne Young – “A deeply atmospheric story about ancestral magic, an unsolved murder, and a second chance at true love.”

6. THE WILDERWOMEN by Ruth Emmie Lang – “Two supernatural sisters uncover their curious past while searching for their missing mother.”

7. BEFORE I DO by Sophie Cousens  –  “What would you do if ‘the one that got away’ turned up the night before your wedding?”

8. EMPIRE OF THE VAMPIRE by Jay Kristoff – “Gabriel de León is a silversaint: a member of a holy brotherhood dedicated to defending realm and church from the creatures of the night. But even the Silver Order couldn’t stem the tide once daylight failed us, and now, only Gabriel remains. Imprisoned by the very monsters he vowed to destroy, the last silversaint is forced to tell his story. A story of legendary battles and forbidden love, of faith lost and friendships won, of the Wars of the Blood and the Forever King and the quest for humanity’s last remaining hope: The Holy Grail.”

9. WHEN IN ROME by Sarah Adams  –  “Opposites certainly attract for the stranded pop star and small-town baker in this charming slice of romance from the author of the TikTok sensation The Cheat Sheet.”

10. RUNAWAY GROOMSMAN by Meghan Quinn  –  “From USA Today and Amazon Charts bestselling author Meghan Quinn comes a heartfelt romantic comedy about new beginnings and finding the romanticized happily ever after in the most unlikely of places.”

 

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Question:  Have you read any of these or are you planning to read any of them?

Can’t Wait Wednesday – THE PARIS DAUGHTER by Kristin Harmel

 

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, which encourages fellow bloggers to spotlight upcoming releases that we’re excited about.  It is a meme that I have  loved participating in since I first started blogging, but as Jill is no longer actively posting, from now on I’ll be linking to Can’t Wait Wednesday, hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings, which is a spinoff of the original WoW meme.

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My selection for this week is THE PARIS DAUGHTER by Kristin Harmel.  I know I have a long wait for this one, but I just love Kristin Harmel’s books and couldn’t wait to share this one with you since she just revealed that gorgeous cover this week. It sounds like it’s going to be a heart-wrenching read, which is not a surprise based on the subject matter and the time period.

THE PARIS DAUGHTER by Kristin Harmel

Publication Date:  June 6, 2023 by Gallery Books

 

From Goodreads:

From the bestselling author of the “heart-stopping tale of survival and heroism” (People) The Book of Lost Names comes a gripping historical novel about two mothers who must make unthinkable choices in the face of the Nazi occupation.

Paris, 1939: Young mothers Elise and Juliette become fast friends the day they meet in the beautiful Bois de Boulogne. Though there is a shadow of war creeping across Europe, neither woman suspects that their lives are about to irrevocably change.

When Elise becomes a target of the German occupation, she entrusts Juliette with the most precious thing in her life—her young daughter, playmate to Juliette’s own little girl. But nowhere is safe in war, not even a quiet little bookshop like Juliette’s Librairie des Rêves, and, when a bomb falls on their neighborhood, Juliette’s world is destroyed along with it.

More than a year later, with the war finally ending, Elise returns to reunite with her daughter, only to find her friend’s bookstore reduced to rubble. Surviving neighbors tell her that Juliette and a little girl survived. But which little girl—and what happened in the bookstore’s final moments? Juliette has seemingly vanished without a trace, taking all the answers with her. Elise’s desperate quest to find out what happened to her daughter ultimately leads her to New York—and to Juliette—one final, fateful time.

An “exquisite and gut-wrenching novel” (Lisa Barr, New York Times bestselling author) you won’t soon forget, The Paris Daughter is also a sweeping celebration of resilience, motherhood, and love.

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I’d love to hear what upcoming book releases you’re waiting on this Wednesday? Leave me your link in the comments below and I’ll stop by and check out your CWW selection for this week. 🙂

Top Ten Tuesday: Ahoy Mateys! Ten Books with “Sea” in the Title

 

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.  Top Ten Tuesday has been one of my favorite memes ever since I started blogging, so huge thanks to Jana for taking over the hosting duties!

This week’s TTT topic is Books with Geographical Terms in the Title (for example: mountain, island, latitude/longitude, ash, bay, beach, border, canyon, cape, city, cliff, coast, country, desert, epicenter, hamlet, highway, jungle, ocean, park, sea, shore, tide, valley, etc.  When I started looking on my shelves for books that fit the topic, I noticed that half the titles I found had the word “sea” in them, so I took that as a sign and set out to find five more “sea” titles.  Below is what I came up with.

Ten Books with “Sea” in the Title

 

 

 

1. THE STARLESS SEA by Erin Morganstern

2. SALT TO THE SEA by Ruta Sepetys

3.  SEA OF TRANQUILITY by Emily St. John Mandel

4.  THE HOUSE IN THE CERULEAN SEA by T.J. Klune

5. THE GIRL THE SEA GAVE BACK by Adrienne Young

6. THE SEA WITCH by Sarah Henning

7.  SEAFIRE by Natalie C. Parker

8.  A VERY LARGE EXPANSE OF SEA by Tahereh Mafi

9. PERCY JACKSON: THE SEA OF MONSTERS by Rick Riordan

10. THE ISLAND OF SEA WOMEN by Lisa See

 

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Question:  Have you read any of these?