Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Review: As Night Falls by Jenny Milchman

Title: As Night Falls   
Author: Jenny Milchman        
Published: June 2015, Ballantine Books   
Format: Hardcover, 384 pages    
Source: Publicist/Author   

From the acclaimed author of Ruin Falls and Cover of Snow comes a breathless new novel of psychological suspense about a dark, twisted turn of events that could shatter a family—a read perfect for fans of Gillian Flynn, Chris Bohjalian, and Nancy Pickard.

Sandy Tremont has always tried to give her family everything. But, as the sky darkens over the Adirondacks and a heavy snowfall looms, an escaped murderer with the power to take it all away draws close.

In her isolated home in the shadowy woods, Sandy prepares dinner after a fight with her daughter, Ivy. Upstairs, the fifteen-year-old—smart, brave, and with every reason to be angry tonight—keeps her distance from her mother. Sandy’s husband, Ben, a wilderness guide, arrives late to find a home simmering with unease.

Nearby, two desperate men on the run make their way through the fading light, bloodstained and determined to leave no loose ends or witnesses. After almost twenty years as prison cellmates, they have become a deadly team: Harlan the muscle, Nick the mind and will. As they approach a secluded house and look through its windows to see a cozy domestic scene, Nick knows that here he will find what he’s looking for . . . before he disappears forever.

Opening the door to the Tremont home, Nick brings not only a legacy of terror but a secret that threatens to drag Sandy with him into the darkness.

My thoughts: I have been looking forward to this book coming out for a while. I've only read one of Jenny's books so far, Ruin Falls, which I loved, but I do have her other book on my shelf just waiting to be read. I love her style of writing and her characters. I had the pleasure of meeting Jenny a few months ago and am going to see her while she is on tour for this book next month and I can't wait. I posted a short Q&A she did for this book a short while ago that will give you a little insight into her writing and her amazing book tours. You can read it here. (There was a giveaway, but it is closed and hopefully the winners have already received their books!)

So, about this book...that I read in one day...while a real-life prison break happened to be going on in my home-state. Yeah...how freaky is that? To be honest, it just added to the excitement of the book, because what Jenny wrote was in some way happening in real life. Luckily for me, that prison break happened miles and miles away from my house, so while I was on the edge of my seat reading the book, with my heart beating a mile a minute, I knew that I didn't have to worry about those prisoners showing up at my door.

I loved that this whole book happens in just one night. This is an intense read and the tension is palpable. I was on the edge of my seat the whole time and just couldn't put the book down, turning the pages as fast as I could to find out how it would all end. Jenny Milchman creates such wonderfully vivid characters and those in this book are no exception. I loved Sandy, faults and all, and believe me, she has a few. But, she is a strong woman and as you get to know her, you understand just how strong she really is.

I also loved how this story flows back to the past. There's a reason why Nick, one of the convicts chose Sandy's house, and very slowly that reason comes out. The chapters from the past help to flush this out and they are just are creepy as the present story-line. But, of course, nothing is given too quickly or told outright - layers are slowly peeled back, revealing secrets and a past that will leave you stunned.

This book is the reason why I read psychological thrillers. Jenny Milchman gets into the mind of a psycho and this book is the result. I loved every page of this book - the tension, the suspense, the family dysfunction - it all came together in a remarkable book that I literally could not put down once I started reading. I can't wait to read more from this amazing author, and to hear her talk about her book. If you can, I highly recommend going to see her while she's on tour - here's a link to her tour schedule
 

Sunday, June 28, 2015

The Sunday Post #77 (6.28.15)

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news. A post to recap the past week, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead. I'm also going to link this up with Sheila's It's Monday post over at Book Journey.  
 

I can't believe that this is the last Sunday in June...this year is flying by!!! It's been rather rainy this weekend, which was fine with me as it allowed me to get caught up on some reading and it was good for the grass and flowers. My dad came down last Monday and brought sore more day lilies with him that I still need to plant - I don't exactly have a green thumb when it comes to gardening, so hopefully I can get them transplanted without killing them. Right now, they are just sitting in tubs by the back door. I just need to decide where I want to put them...

Have a great week everyone!!!

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Last week on the Blog:                              
* Book Spotlight & Excerpt: A Week at the Lake by Wendy Wax (Plus Giveaway!!!)
Review & Giveaway: Tiny Little Thing by Beatriz Williams
* Review: The Sound of Glass by Karen White
#FitReaders: Weekly Check-in June 26
 

Books Read:                      
* The Silkworm by Robert Galbrait (audio book) 
* The Truth & Other Lies by Sascha Arango (review e-book) 
 
* As Night Falls by Jenny Milchman (review book)
 
Currently Reading:          
* The Astronaut Wives Club by Lily Koppel (review book)          

* The Wrong Man by Kate White  (review book) 
* The Liar by Nora Roberts (review audio book)
 
* The Art Forger by B.A. Shapiro (library audio book)

Books Up Next:                               

* Ana of California by Andi Teran  (review e-book)
* Orphan Number Eight by Kim van Alkemade  (review book)

  
Recent Giveaway Winners:
*
As Night Falls by Jenny Milchman - Britney Adams & Amy B


Current Giveaway:
* A Week at the Lake by Wendy Wax...Ends 6.29.15
 
* Tiny Little Thing by Beatriz Williams...Ends 6.30.15

Coming Up on the Blog:
* Book Spotlight : Ana of California by Andi Tehran
(with Giveaway!!!)
 
* Review: As Night Falls by Jenny Milchman  
* Month in Review: June 2015  
* Review: The Wrong Man by Kate White
* Review: Die Again by Tess Gerritsen
     
 
Book Haul:    
From Library:
* The Art Forger by B.A. Shapiro (audio book)

Purchased: 

* Overseas by Beatriz Williams
* Grand Central: Original Stories of Postwar Love & Reunion by Various Authors
* Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter (audio via Audible)
* I Am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes
(audio via Audible)

* We Are Ourselves by Matthew Thomas (audio via Audible)
* Truth or Die by James Patterson

 

Saturday, June 27, 2015

#FitReaders: Weekly Check-in June 26



I seem to be getting back in the groove a bit. Having those weekly fitbit challenges really seems to motivate me - I was part of three this past week, and I loved it!!! Testing is finally coming to a close at work, which means less time out and about and more time working from home - yeah!!! That also means I can get back to my regular workout routine. I also need to plan out my training schedule for the upcoming marathon I plan on walking in October...that will be here before I know it...
   
Here's how my week went:  

Jun 20:  5,522 steps
Jun 21:  7,298 steps
Jun 22:  20 minute fitness walk with dog,  10,861 steps
Jun 23:  20 minute fitness walk with dog, 10,775 steps

Jun 24:  3 mile fitness walk (45 minutes), 15,249 steps

Jun 25:  2-20 minute fitness walks, 13,868 steps
Jun 26:  15 minute fitness walk with dog, 12,108 steps
 
Audiobooks listened to this week :

  • Finished The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith, narrated by Robert Glenister.
  • Started The Art Forger by B.A. Sharpiro, narrated by Xe Sands
 
How did your week go? You can find this week's link-up here.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Review: The Sound of Glass by Karen White

Title: The Sound of Glass   
Author: Karen White    
Published: May 2015, NAL  
Format: Hardcover, 432 pages   
Source: Publisher  


The New York Times bestselling author of A Long Time Gone now explores a Southern family’s buried history, which will change the life of the woman who unearths it, secret by shattering secret.

It has been two years since the death of Merritt Heyward’s husband, Cal, when she receives unexpected news—Cal’s family home in Beaufort, South Carolina, bequeathed by Cal’s reclusive grandmother, now belongs to Merritt.

Charting the course of an uncertain life—and feeling guilt from her husband’s tragic death—Merritt travels from her home in Maine to Beaufort, where the secrets of Cal’s unspoken-of past reside among the pluff mud and jasmine of the ancestral Heyward home on the Bluff. This unknown legacy, now Merritt’s, will change and define her as she navigates her new life—a new life complicated by the arrival of her too young stepmother and ten-year-old half-brother.

Soon, in this house of strangers, Merritt is forced into unraveling the Heyward family past as she faces her own fears and finds the healing she needs in the salt air of the Low Country.

My thoughts: This is the first book I've read by Karen White and all I can say now is, what took me so long to pick up this author's work? I really enjoyed this one and will certainly be reading more of her books as soon as I can fit them in!

This is a multi-layered, multi-generational tale that sweeps you up and doesn't let you go. The story is told from alternating viewpoints, that of Merritt and Loralee and, while mostly told in the present, it does occasionally jump back to the past, that of Edith's perspective. What I loved most about the book is that the pace seemed just right - not too fast, but not too slow either - it just meandered along, slowly revealing all that needed to be revealed at just the right moments so that we gradually see the whole picture of what really happened. 

I loved each of the three main female characters for their own reasons. They all had unique qualities about them that make them stand out. While at first they might rub you the wrong way, they tend to grow on you and by the end of the book, you can't help but feel for them and want all the best for each of them. I especially loved Loralee's Journal of Truths - she had some pretty good nuggets of wisdom that she was writing down in that book, some on the light side and some a little heavier, but good food for thought nonetheless.

This is the type of book that seems to have it all - secrets that are revealed, a little mystery that needs to be figured out, a romance that develops, a look at domestic violence and it's impact on everything, and relationships in general as well as relationships between step-parents and step-siblings. But even with all this, the book never seemed bogged down - it was still a delightful read and really shows us that glass isn't always as fragile as we believe it to be. I cannot wait to read more of Karen White...if you've read her before, what should I pick up next?


Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Review & Giveaway: Tiny Little Thing by Beatriz Williams (GIVEAWAY CLOSED)

Title: Tiny Little Thing   
Author: Beatriz Williams         
Published: June 2015, G.P. Putnam's Sons   
Format: Hardcover, 368 pages   
Source: Publisher   


In the summer of 1966, Christina Hardcastle—“Tiny” to her illustrious family—stands on the brink of a breathtaking future. Of the three Schuyler sisters, she’s the one raised to marry a man destined for leadership, and with her elegance and impeccable style, she presents a perfect camera-ready image in the dawning age of television politics. Together she and her husband, Frank, make the ultimate power couple: intelligent, rich, and impossibly attractive. It seems nothing can stop Frank from rising to national office, and he’s got his sights set on a senate seat in November.

But as the season gets underway at the family estate on Cape Cod, three unwelcome visitors appear in Tiny’s perfect life: her volatile sister Pepper, an envelope containing incriminating photograph, and the intimidating figure of Frank’s cousin Vietnam-war hero Caspian, who knows more about Tiny’s rich inner life than anyone else. As she struggles to maintain the glossy fa├žade on which the Hardcastle family’s ambitions are built, Tiny begins to suspect that Frank is hiding a reckless entanglement of his own…one that may unravel both her own ordered life and her husband’s promising career.

My thoughts: Beatriz Williams is back with another engrossing read and I found myself once again glued to the pages of this book. I just love her writing and the characters she creates. This book continues with another of the Schuyler sisters' stories - the first sister's story told in last year's best-selling book, The Secret Life of Violet Grant. (I finally got a chance to read that and loved it!!! Review will be up soon.) Here, we get Tiny's story, though Pepper does play a slight role.

My immediate thought upon finishing this book is that it sort of felt a bit Kennedy-esque, in that I could almost imagine Tiny as Jackie Bouvier Kennedy. She gets pulled into this family that is all about the politics - putting that image before everything else, and making sure that the image lands him his coveted political position.

Of course, it's not quite as simple as that. There are secrets and affairs and Tiny's sister coming to spend the summer with her and suddenly nothing is as it seems. I loved how the chapters alternated between the present, set in 1966, and just prior to Tiny getting married, in 1964. There are a lot of unanswered questions as you start reading, but very slowly things start to unravel and the picture comes together.

I admit that I found this book to be a bit slower at first than The Secret Life of Violet Grant, but then about a third of the way in, it picks up and I had a hard time putting it down. I ended up loving Tiny just as much as I loved Vivian in the prior book and cannot wait to read more about Pepper in her book (out later this year)! I just love these Schuyler sisters and love the way Beatriz Williams is telling their stories...so far the two books have been so different, yet so enjoyable.


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GIVEAWAY DETAILS - (US only)  
Thanks to
the publisher, one reader can win a copy of Tiny Little Thing by Beatriz Williams.  To enter the giveaway, please fill out the form by June 30th.


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Monday, June 22, 2015

Book Spotlight and Excerpt: A Week at the Lake (with Giveaway!!!) GIVEAWAY CLOSED




Title: A Week at the Lake   
Author: Wendy Wax       
Published: June 2015, Berkley  
Format: Paperback, 432 pages   


From the USA Today bestselling author of The House on Mermaid Point comes a powerful novel about secrets, loyalty, and the bonds of true friendship . . .  

Twenty years ago, Emma Michaels, Mackenzie Hayes, and Serena Stockton bonded over their New York City dreams. Then, each summer, they solidified their friendship by spending one week at the lake together, solving their problems over bottles of wine and gallons of ice cream. They kept the tradition for years, until jealousy, lies, and life’s disappointments made them drift apart.

It’s been five years since Emma has seen her friends, an absence designed to keep them from discovering a long-ago betrayal. Now she’s in desperate need of their support. The time has come to reveal her secrets—and hopefully rekindle their connection.

But when a terrible accident keeps Emma from saying her piece, Serena and Mackenzie begin to learn about the past on their own. Now, to heal their friendship and their broken lives, the three women will have to return to the lake that once united them, and discover which relationships are worth holding on to . . .

Excerpt:
Today she was in New York with hours to kill before heading to the lake. At her daughter's request they were having lunch at one of the fancier restaurants on the Upper East Side not far from the Carlyle, where her grandmother's apartment had been and where she and Zoe had taken a hotel room. Emma sincerely hoped this would be the last time she'd be required to dress up to consume food for the next week.

As they entered, there was a muted stutter of surprise followed by a brief pause before conversation resumed. The other diners pretended not to notice them as they were shown to a white-cloth-covered table overlooking a walled garden. But if there was anything Emma knew how to recognize, it was an audience.

"Ms. Michaels." The maitre d' smiled and pulled out her chair.

"Emma." She smiled back, automatically mirroring his vaguely midwestern accent; she had been born and bred with a finely tuned ear and could do almost any American dialect, with the possible exception of the unnamed one on Swamp People, which even the locals required subtitles to understand. "Please. Call me Emma."

He nodded and smiled again as he pulled out the other chair for Zoe. Her daughter was fifteen and had somehow ended up with far more than her fair share of the Michaels gene pool. Her thick red-gold hair was straight and chopped in angled layers that Emma's curls refused to be ironed, blown, or wrestled into. She was even taller than her grandparents and aunts and uncles, and had the creamy skin, finely chiseled features, and gray-green eyes that attested to their English/Irish heritage. Emma's complexion was only partly creamy and was sprinkled with nutmeg-colored freckles that not even the best studio makeup people could completely obliterate. 

Emma had learned to make the most of what she had. But when you were the runt of the litter and looked more Cockerdoodle than Great Dane, you didn't do Shakespeare. You didn't start with Humphrey Bogart or James Stewart like her grandmother had. Or take direction from Mike Nichols or Stanley Kubrick like her mother. You didn't even play the tragically damaged wife of an unfairly convicted murdered on death row, a part her sister Regan won an Oscar for. You played the girl who couldn't quite get the guy. Or the spunky heroine who picked herself up after her husband left her and somehow finds a modicum of happiness as a greeter at Walmart. Emma had made a great living playing those kinds of parts. At forty-five she didn't get quite as many romantic comedy leads as she used to, though it was possible she'd still be offered the occasional dimple-and-giggle part when she was white haired and stooped from arthritis. Not that her estranged parents and siblings would be any more impressed by her body of work then than they were now.

They looked over their menus, and Emma considered how best to say all the things she wanted to say to Zoe. Conciliatory things that would convince her once and for all that Emma loved her and only wanted what was best for her. Even though despite all efforts to the contrary, she'd somehow turned out to be almost as abysmal a parent as the mother and father she'd so publicly "divorced." Uncertain, she reached for the bread. If she kept her mouth full she wouldn't be able to say the things she needed to say. But she might not say the wrong thing, either.

In just a few hours the one week she used to look forward to most every year - her lake retreat with the two women she'd known longest and best - would begin. They were the only people on earth who really understood why she'd come to New York all those years ago. They were Zoe's "fairy godmothers." The only friends around whom she'd never needed to be "on" and who remember Zoe as the little girl she'd carted around country to country and movie set to movie set. Her daughter's memory of those happy years seemed to have disappeared along with her chubby cheeks and angelic smile.

If Mackenzie and Serena were her with them at the restaurant, Emma was pretty sure the bread she'd just swallowed wouldn't be turning to lead in her stomach. She was counting on them to help her fix things with Zone and then somehow, before they all went back to their real lives, Emma would have to find a way to finally share the secret she'd had no right to keep. Then she'd see her attorneys to finish off all the paperwork. Even a benign tumor made a person want to put things right.

They place their orders. Their retreat, at which calorie counting had always been banned hadn't officially begun so despite all the bread she'd already consumed, Emma ordered rabbit food. Zoe, who got the Michaels metabolism, which appeared to be unfairly tied to height, ordered a burger and fries.

"I spoke with Calvin," Zoe said after the waiter left. Calvin Hardgrove, movie hearttrob, got top billing as Zoe's father on her birth certificate but made only cameo appearances in Zoe's life. "He said that he'd be away on location all summer but that if I want to stay in his guesthouse while I work on Teen Scream I can."

"No."

Zoe's lips tightened, but not enough to prevent a response. "Why not?"

Another basket of bread arrived. Emma managed to ignore it.

"Because you're fifteen years old. You can't life alone in a Malibu guesthouse without supervision. And I read the script. It calls for nudity."

"But my character doesn't undress. And it's not gratuitous nudity," she countered. "There's a reason why the characters take off their clothes."

Emma tried to sound calm but firm, but it was a stretch. "Yes, I believe that reason is so that they can have sex."

Zoe quickly changed tack. "You've left me alone plenty of times when you've been on location." 

"I've left you with a sitter and a staff when I've had to," Emma replied. And only after Zoe got too old to miss so much school. "That's not the same thing at all." It wasn't, was it? Her voice faltered as she realized she was asking Zoe to accept things she'd never forgiven her own parents for. If Emma hadn't had Gran, she would have been completely lost.

"You're always trying to hold me back." Zoe's voice rose. It was a favorite complaint and one she'd clearly come to believe. She delivered it with conviction.

Emma knew her daughter could act. She was fairly certain she'd been emoting in the womb and she'd done really well at the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts. She just didn't think there was any reason to start a career so young. Nor did she think a teen exploitation film in which most of the characters would be screaming their heads off while naked was an acceptable first vehicle. And Emma should know. She'd walked away from childhood stardom, but that didn't mean she didn't remember every painful moment of it.

Their food arrived. She checked her watch and wondered if eleven thirty was too early for a drink.

"I'm trying to protect you, Zoe. If you decide you want to act, there's plenty of time for that. After you finish school. Not before."

"Sonya is tutored on set," Zoe argued.

Sonya Craven was sixteen and had a regular role on Teen Bitch, er, Teen Witch. From what Emma had seen of Sonya - and her mother, with whom Emma had had the "pleasure" of performing - this was a clear case of typecasting and required almost no acting at all.

"You're not Sonya. And I am not Sonya's mother." Their voices were rising. 

"That's such a cop-out." Zoe quivered with righteous indignation. "At least Sonya's mother nurtures her talent instead of trying to squash it." Zoe's eyes plumbed hers. She could feel her daughter's awareness of the scene they were playing. When you were born into a theatrical family, there was no escaping theatrics.

Zoe put her glass down on the table and crammed a French fry into her mouth.

As emotional earthquakes went this wasn't even a five on the Michaels Family Richter Scale. Compared to some of the rows that had taken place while Emma was growing up, it was barely a tremor. But there was something about the wrath of a fifteen-year-old girl to whom you'd given birth and loved more than you'd ever imagined you could love anyone, that could yank the ground right out from under your feet.

Emma glanced around the restaurant. At a Michaels family gathering this altercation would hardly be enough to make people stop chewing let alone end a meal. But the other diners had fallen silent and were no longer pretending they weren't listening. It wasn't every day you got to watch this kind of performance between two members of the Michaels family without buying a ticket. 

"Oh, what's the point?" Zoe, who knew intuitively how to end a scene and make an exit, removed the napkin from her lap, dropped it on the table, and scraped back her chair. "I'm out of here."

"Zoe!" Emma put some bills on the table as she stood. Then she was speed walking out of the silent restaurant. The last time Zoe had stormed off she made it onto a cross-country flight from LAX to Serena's in New York City.

Emma's heart beat frantically as she shoved open the door. Out on the sidewalk she saw Zoe already across the street and two blocks down. This was the Upper East Side of New York not West LA, but Zoe was a fifteen-year-old girl and bad things happened in expensive neighborhoods every day.

"Zoe!" Her eyes on her daughter, who was studiously ignoring her, Emma began to sprint across the street. Which was when something hard slammed into her with the force of a freight train and she her hurtling into the air. She flipped a couple of times, bounced off what might have been the roof or trunk of a car, and slammed into the concrete. Stray thoughts filtered through her head; she empathized with Humpty Dumpty. She congratulated herself for having on clean underwear.

There was no pain, which definitely seemed wrong. She heard feet running and voices and then a siren in the distance. It occurred to her that she could die, and regret flooded through her. She'd already cheated death once. Now she'd never get the chance to prove to her daughter how much she loved her. Never see Mackenzie or Serena again. Her last thoughts began to run together: She should have scheduled the attorney before they left for the lake. Should have confessed the secret she was carrying. Should have begged forgiveness. Should have . . .

Darkness descended. Panic came with it. There was something she was supposed to take care of. Something that would alter the lives of the people who meant the most to her.

Her world was going black. And she couldn't for the life of her remember what it was.

©Wendy Wax 2015

A WEEK AT THE LAKE 
by Wendy Wax
A Berkley Trade Paperback Original/Fiction
On Sale 6-23-15
$15.00 ($18.00 Canada)
0425274470 · 978-0425274477

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Sunday, June 21, 2015

The Sunday Post #76 (6.21.15)

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news. A post to recap the past week, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead. I'm also going to link this up with Sheila's It's Monday post over at Book Journey.  

Work is really kicking my butt lately...only another week or so of having a hectic schedule where I have meetings in the morning and then have to work again at night. Then, I should be back to working mostly from home with the occasional meetings here and there, at least for the summer. I'm so much more productive when I work from home - so many fewer distractions and I can get done what I need and then have more reading time!!! Plus, the pups definitely like it when I work from home - they like company and getting more walks during the day :) 


Have a great week everyone!!!

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Last 2 weeks on the Blog:                              
* Book Spotlight & Giveaway: Love and Miss Communication by Elyssa Friedland
Review: Eeny Meeny by M.J. Arlidge
* Blog Tour & Review: Second Life by S.J. Watson

* Book Spotlight & Giveaway: The Third Wife by Lisa Jewell
* #FitReaders: Weekly Check-in June 12

* Blog Tour & Review: All the Single Ladies by Dorothea Benton Frank
* Book Spotlight, Short Author Q&A & Giveaway: As Night Falls by Jenny Milchman
#FitReaders: Weekly Check-in June 19
 

Books Read:                      
* The Reckoning by Jane Casey (audio book) 
* Second Life by S.J. Watson (review book) 

* All the Single Ladies by Dorothea Benton Frank (review book/audio book)
* The Sound of Glass by Karen White (review book)
* The Secret Life of Violet of Grant by Beatriz Williams (mine)
* Tiny Little Thing by Beatriz Williams (review book)
 
Currently Reading:          
* The Astronaut Wives Club by Lily Koppel (review book)          

* The Truth and Other Lies by Sascha Arango  (review e-book) 
* The Liar by Nora Roberts (review audio book)

* The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith (audio book)

Books Up Next:                               

* As Night Falls by Jenny Milchman (review book)    
* Ana of California by Andi Teran  (review e-book)   

* The Wrong Man by Kate White (review book)

Recent Giveaway Winners:
*
The Marriage Season by Linda Lael Miller...holdenj

* Love and Miss Communication by Elyssa Friedland...Anne
* The Third Wife by Lisa Jewell...Kimberly 

Current Giveaway:
* As Night Falls by Jenny Milchman (2 copies)...Ends 6.26.15



Coming Up on the Blog:
* Book Spotlight & Excerpt: A Week at the Lake by Wendy Wax
(with Giveaway!!!)

* Review: Tiny Little Thing by Beatriz Williams (with Giveaway!!!)
* Review: The Sound of Glass by Karen White
* Review: The Precious One by Marisa de los Santos
* Review: Die Again by Tess Gerritsen
     
 

Book Haul (last 2 weeks):    
For Review:
* Pretending to Dance by Diane Chamberlain (Courtesy of Publisher)
* The Other Daughter by Lauren Willig (Courtesy of Publisher)

* That Summer by Lauren Willig (Courtesy of Publisher)
* Summer Secrets by Jane Green (Courtesy of Publisher) 
* Every Fifteen Minutes by Lisa Scottoline (Courtesy of Publisher)
* Thrill Me by Susan Mallery (Netgalley)

* Kiss Me by Susan Mallery (Netgalley)
* Wildest Dreams by Robyn Carr (Netgalley)
* Ana of California by Andi Teran (Netgalley via Publisher)
* Tough Love by Lori Foster (Netgalley)
* The Ones We Trust by Kimberly Belle (e-copy via author)
Purchased:
* All the Single Ladies by Dorothea Benton Frank (audio via Audible)
* The Rumor by Elin Hilderbrand
 

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