Sunday, August 11, 2019

Sunday Post & Stacking the Shelves - 08/11/19

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ The Caffeinated Book Reviewer ~this meme was inspired in part by ~ In My Mailbox~ 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 for the week on our blog.

Wow! We're coming up on mid-August, and I'll probably be saying that I can't believe we're so far into the year for the entire rest of the year. But seriously. Monday and Tuesday were pretty normal days around here. Wednesday, Little Girl started Mother's Day Out back up. She'll be going 3 days a week (half days) this year instead of 2 like last year. That's because her age group only had the option of 3 days or 5 days a week and I just didn't want her going 5 days. She had a blast, and I can tell that this year is going to be more structured. Thursday, Husband had Lasik so I went with him to that while Grammy had the kids. He had to take a nap when he got home (doctor's orders), and so I took that opportunity to read. Friday we had a ton of running around to do. I dropped Little Girl off at school. Then Little Boy and I came home and went for a walk. We got into the swimming pool after that. When we got out of the swimming pool, we went to meet my aunt at a local flea market because she has a booth there and has agreed to try to sell a few things for me. Then we headed back to school to get Little Girl. Then we went to the salon for the kids to get haircuts. Finally home for lunch and nap. Saturday was a normal day except that Husband has been banned from doing yard work for a couple of weeks so his eyes can heal. The kids loved having him more available to them.

THE PAST WEEK:

Monday: Review of Just in Case You Ever Wonder by Max Lucado (5 Stars)
Wednesday: Can't Wait for 10 Blind Dates by Ashley Elston

UPCOMING THIS WEEK:

Monday: Review of With this Pledge (Carnton, # 1) by Tamera Alexander
Tuesday: Top Ten Tuesday?
Wednesday: Can't Wait for Wednesday

Don’t forget to link up for the 2019 Series Enders Reading Challenge! You have until December 15th, 2019 to sing up. Each month there will be a giveaway for those participating with an end of the year giveaway too! Click on the picture below or the link above to find out more!

Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews.

Never Have I Ever

By: Lauren Blakely

Narrated By: Amanda Ronconi & Jason Clarke

Expected Publication: July 30th 2019 by Audible Studios

Genre: Adult, Contemporary

Source: Publisher (Thank you!!)

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Goodreads description--What happens when two frenemies can't stop pushing each other's buttons? Find out in this tender, laugh-out-loud funny romance from number-one New York Times best-selling author Lauren Blakely, available in audio first!

Never Have I Ever been so infuriated by a man I wanted to kiss.

They say opposites attract, but I beg to differ. Combust is more like it. Because every single time I talk to Zach Nolan, I see red.

The too-good-looking, too-smart, too-effortlessly-charming single dad who works down the hall from me has turned getting under my skin into a sport. Call it the battle of wits between the wedding planner and the divorce attorney. Trouble is, when we’re forced into closer quarters, planning an engagement party for our best friends, I start to see his other sides.

And I fear I’m falling for the enemy.

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I’m not out to make friends. My goals are simple -- fight till the end for my clients, and my family. The last thing I need is a vibrant, outgoing, snarky, and surprisingly big-hearted wedding planner to spend my precious free time with…except, watching Piper bond with my daughter just might break down the cinder block walls I’ve built around my heart these last few years. Second chances don’t come around for guys like me…or do they?

Aiming for Love (Brides of Hope Mountain, # 1)

By: Mary Connealy

Expected Publication: October 1st 2019 by Bethany House Publishers

320 pages

Genre: Historical Fiction, Christian Fiction

Source: Publisher via NetGalley (Thank you!!)

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Goodreads description--Josephine Nordegren is one of three sisters who grew up nearly wild in southwestern Colorado. She has the archery skills of Robin Hood and the curiosity of the Little Mermaid, fascinated by but locked away from the forbidden outside world--a world she's been raised to believe killed her parents. When David Warden, a rancher, brings in a herd much too close to the girls' secret home, her older sister especially is frightened, but Jo is too interested to stay away.

David's parents follow soon on his heels, escaping bandits at their ranch. David's father is wounded and needs shelter. Josephine and her sisters have the only cabin on the mountain. Do they risk stepping into the world to help those in need? Or do they remain separated but safe in the peaks of Hope Mountain?

Hope's Highest Mountain (Hearts of Montana, # 1)

By: Misty M. Beller

Expected Publication: October 1st 2019 by Bethany House Publishers

336 pages

Genre: Historical Fiction, Christian Fiction

Source: Publisher via NetGalley (Thank you!!)

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Goodreads description--Ingrid Chastain readily agreed to accompany her father to deliver vaccines to a mining town in the Montana Territory. She never could have anticipated a terrible accident would leave her alone and badly injured in the wilderness. When rescue comes in the form of a mysterious mountain man who tends her injuries, she's hesitant to put her trust in this quiet man who seems to have his own wounds.

Micah Bradley left his work as a doctor after unintentionally bringing home the smallpox disease that killed his wife and daughter. But his self-imposed solitude in the wilds of Montana is broken when he finds Ingrid in desperate need of medical attention, and he's forced to face his regret and call on his doctoring skills once again.

Micah can't help but admire Ingrid's tenacious determination despite the severity of her injuries, until he learns the crate she brought contains smallpox vaccines to help quell a nearby outbreak. With Ingrid dead set on trekking through the mountains to deliver the medicine--with or without his help--he has no choice but to accompany her. As they set off through the treacherous, snow-covered Rocky Mountains against all odds, the journey ahead will change their lives more than they could have known.

Diamond in the Rough (American Heiress, # 2)

By: Jen Turano

Expected Publication: September 3rd 2019 by Bethany House Publishers

352 pages

Genre: Historical Fiction, Christian Fiction

Source: Publisher via NetGalley (Thank you!!)

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Goodreads description--To save her family from financial ruin, Miss Poppy Garrison accepts an unusual proposition to participate in the New York social season in exchange for her grandmother settling a family loan that has unexpectedly come due. Ill-equipped to handle the intricacies of mingling within the New York Four Hundred, Poppy becomes embroiled in one hilarious fiasco after another, doomed to suffer a grand societal failure instead of being deemed the diamond of the first water her grandmother longs for her to become.

Reginald Blackburn, second son of a duke, has been forced to travel to America to help his cousin, Charles Wynn, Earl of Lonsdale, find an American heiress to wed in order to shore up his family estate that is in desperate need of funds. Reginald himself has no interest in finding an heiress to marry, but when Poppy's grandmother asks him to give etiquette lessons to Poppy, he swiftly discovers he may be in for much more than he bargained for.

That's it for my shelves and recaps of my past and upcoming week. What did you add to your shelves this week? Any bookish news you want to talk about? Let me know!

2 comments:

  1. Jessica @ a GREAT readAugust 11, 2019 at 7:34 AM

    Sounds like a busy week! Glad your husband surgery went well.


    Nice new reads too! Hope you enjoy them all!


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    Have a GREAT day!


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  2. You had such a busy week! I hope your husband recovers well. I've thought about getting lasik but I'm terrified of contacts so I think I'd be really scared of surgery. My mom had it though and she hasn't had an issue.

    I hope you have a lovely week!
    Tina @ As Told By Tina

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