Sunday, August 25, 2019

Sunday Post & Stacking the Shelves - 08/25/19

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.

Tuesday was one of those days where the kids were constantly fighting with each other. Snatching toys, screaming at each other, crying. My head was pounding all day. It was just a cycle of craziness. Every family has those days every now and then. I truly would have just sent them to separate rooms if they were older. Oh well. The next day was pretty great, and we took the opportunity to talk calmly about taking turns with toys, using our words to ask for what we want (or want back if it's been taken from us before we were finished), and generally discuss how the day before could have gone much better. Wednesday we had a guy come cut down a dead pine tree and trim up some low hanging tree limbs. The kids wanted to be outside (a safe distance away) to watch what he was doing. Thursday and Friday, it was nice to have things back to normal. Saturday, I did my weekly grocery shopping.

THIS PAST WEEK:

Monday: Review of A Reluctant Bride (The Bride Ships, # 1) by Jody Hedlund (3.5 Stars)
Tuesday: Ten Favorite Book Tropes
Wednesday: A Convenient Fiction (Parish Orphans of Devon, # 3) by Mimi Matthews
Today: 2019 Series Enders Reading Challenge - August Wrap Up

UPCOMING THIS WEEK:

Monday: Review of Well Met by Jen DeLuca
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.

The Work of Art

By: Mimi Matthews

Publication: July 23rd 2019 by Perfectly Proper Press

356 pages

Genre: Adult, Historical Fiction

Source: Personal Kindle Library

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Goodreads description--An Uncommon Beauty...

Hidden away in rural Devonshire, Phyllida Satterthwaite has always been considered more odd than beautiful. But in London, her oddity has made her a sensation. Far worse, it's caught the eye of the sinister Duke of Moreland--a notorious art collector obsessed with acquiring one-of-a-kind treasures. To escape the duke's clutches, she's going to need a little help.

An Unlikely Hero...

Captain Arthur Heywood's days of heroism are long past. Grievously injured in the Peninsular War, he can no longer walk unaided, let alone shoot a pistol. What use can he possibly be to a damsel in distress? He has nothing left to offer except his good name.

Can a marriage of convenience save Philly from the vengeful duke? Or will life with Arthur put her--and her heart--in more danger than ever?

Fireborn (The Aurelian Cycle, # 1)

By: Rosaria Mundo

Expected Publication: October 15th 2019 by G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young

448 pages

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy

Source: Publisher via NetGalley (Thank you!!)

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Goodreads description--Seraphina meets Red Rising in a debut young adult fantasy that's full of rivalry, romance... and dragons.

Annie and Lee were just children when a brutal revolution changed their world, giving everyone—even the lowborn—a chance to test into the governing class of dragonriders.

Now they are both rising stars in the new regime, despite backgrounds that couldn’t be more different. Annie’s lowborn family was executed by dragonfire, while Lee’s aristocratic family was murdered by revolutionaries. Growing up in the same orphanage forged their friendship, and seven years of training have made them rivals for the top position in the dragonriding fleet.

But everything changes when survivors from the old regime surface, bent on reclaiming the city.

With war on the horizon and his relationship with Annie changing fast, Lee must choose to kill the only family he has left or to betray everything he’s come to believe in. And Annie must decide whether to protect the boy she loves . . . or step up to be the champion her city needs.

From debut author Rosaria Munda comes a gripping adventure that calls into question which matters most: the family you were born into, or the one you’ve chosen.

Love Lettering

By: Kate Clayborn

Publication: January 28th 2020 by Kensington Publishing Corp.

320 pages

Genre: Adult, Contemporary

Source: Publisher via NetGalley (Thank you!!)

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Goodreads description--In this warm and witty romance from acclaimed author Kate Clayborn, one little word puts one woman’s business—and her heart—in jeopardy . . .

Meg Mackworth’s hand-lettering skill has made her famous as the Planner of Park Slope, designing beautiful custom journals for New York City’s elite. She has another skill too: reading signs that other people miss. Like the time she sat across from Reid Sutherland and his gorgeous fiancĂ©e, and knew their upcoming marriage was doomed to fail. Weaving a secret word into their wedding program was a little unprofessional, but she was sure no one else would spot it. She hadn’t counted on sharp-eyed, pattern-obsessed Reid . . .

A year later, Reid has tracked Meg down to find out—before he leaves New York for good—how she knew that his meticulously planned future was about to implode. But with a looming deadline, a fractured friendship, and a bad case of creative block, Meg doesn’t have time for Reid’s questions—unless he can help her find her missing inspiration. As they gradually open up to each other about their lives, work, and regrets, both try to ignore the fact that their unlikely connection is growing deeper. But the signs are there—irresistible, indisputable, urging Meg to heed the messages Reid is sending her, before it’s too late . . .

The Dating Charade

By: Melissa Ferguson

Expected Publication: December 3rd 2019 by Thomas Nelson

336 pages

Genre: Adult, Contemporary

Source: Publisher via NetGalley (Thank you!!)

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Goodreads description--Just when you think you’ve met your match . . . the charade begins.

Cassie Everson is an expert at escaping bad first dates. And, after years of meeting, greeting, and running from the men who try to woo her, Cassie is almost ready to retire her hopes for a husband—and children—altogether.

But fate has other plans, and Cassie’s online dating profile catches the eye of firefighter Jett Bentley. In Jett’s memory, Cassie Everson is the unreachable girl-of-legend from their high school days. Nervously, he messages her, setting off a chain of events that forces a reluctant Cassie back into the dating game.

No one is more surprised than Cassie when her first date with Jett is a knockout. But when they both go home and find three children dropped in their laps—each—they independently decide to do the right and mature thing: hide the kids from each other while sorting it all out. What could go wrong?

Melissa Ferguson’s hilarious and warmhearted debut reminds us that love can come in very small packages—and that sometimes our best-laid plans aren’t nearly as rewarding and fun as the surprises that come our way.

The Beauty of the Moment

By: Tanaz Bhathena

Publication: February 26th 2019 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux

354 pages

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary

Source: Publisher via Amazon Vine (Thank you!!)

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Goodreads description--Susan is the new girl—she’s sharp and driven, and strives to meet her parents’ expectations of excellence. Malcolm is the bad boy—he started raising hell at age fifteen, after his mom died of cancer, and has had a reputation ever since.

Susan’s parents are on the verge of divorce. Malcolm’s dad is a known adulterer.

Susan hasn’t told anyone, but she wants to be an artist. Malcolm doesn’t know what he wants—until he meets her.

Love is messy and families are messier, but in spite of their burdens, Susan and Malcolm fall for each other. The ways they drift apart and come back together are testaments to family, culture, and being true to who you are.

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!

4 comments:

  1. Jessica @ a GREAT readAugust 25, 2019 at 7:27 AM

    Sounds like stressful times with the kiddos. Glad you were able to talk to them and they understood. They bounce back so quickly after things like that!


    Nice new reads! Those are new to me ones but I hope you will positively love them!


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  2. Here's to a calmer and more normal week for both of us! Also, time to read all the great new books we got.

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  3. Ugh I remember days like that when my kids were small, now if they fight they go slamming into their own rooms on their own.
    The Dating Charade sounds like it could be fun

    Have a great reading week

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  4. Sorry to hear about the kids having all kinds of spats. Hopefully the week ahead treats you better! Excited to see what you think The Beauty of the Moment and Fireborne! Happy reading!

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