Sunday, April 24, 2022

Sunday Post - 04/24/22

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.

So much has happened this month. We finally moved home Friday the 8th from my parent's house. Husband also scheduled months ago for his friend from Japan to come visit on the same day and spend the weekend with us. It was terrible timing as far as not having a nice cozy place for him to come visit. He ended up sleeping on an air mattress in Husband's office. The kids swarmed him and pulled him into all kinds of games and outdoor play over the weekend. Bless him, he rolled with all of it. He even helped my dad install our barn doors on the following Monday. Unfortunately, my dad also hurt his back that same day. I'm so thankful that he didn't hurt it worse. He's gone to the chiropractor several times over the last two weeks and that has helped a lot. His chiropractor told him that he was very near rupturing a disc. And I'm so thankful it didn't get that far. Needless to say, he's taken a break from working on our house, which is just fine as much of the remaining work is painting and cosmetic. My daughter had an e-Learning day on Good Friday and Husband had off work. So we'd scheduled months ago a trip to visit my sister in Gulf Shores. We went down Friday and spent the night and returned home Saturday in time to eat a quick dinner and go dye Easter eggs at Grammy's house (a tradition). That same Friday Baby Boy woke up with a runny nose. He was clingy all weekend. I started to feel crummy on Sunday as well. But we went to church and had Easter lunch with Grammy. It was raining outside so the kids had to hunt eggs inside. Sunday evening, Little Girl started running a fever. She stayed home from school on Monday and ran fever off and on all day. We kept her home Tuesday even though she wasn't running a fever. Little Boy started up running a fever and barely got out of bed all day. I took Baby Boy and Little Boy to the doctor on Wednesday. Baby Boy has another ear infection (or likely his prior one never fully healed) and an upper respiratory infection. Little Boy tested positive for Flu A. That's probably what Little Girl had too but she was well enough to go to school Wednesday which worked out because she had a field trip to the zoo on Wednesday. I was sad because I was planning to take the boys and meet her at the zoo, but that didn't work out. I haven't gotten to go on any of her school field trips, but I remind myself that if she'd started kindergarden last year then she likely wouldn't have had any field trips at all. Thursday Little Girl came home from school coughing a ton and running a fever again so I think she might have gone back a little too soon. I decided to keep both big kids out of school on Friday. Saturday, Little Girl had a softball tournament. Her team lost both of their games so they got kicked out of the tournament pretty early. But she finally got a base hit in a game after a streak of striking out. And I literally cried because I knew how much she's been wanting to get a good hit.


Monday 4/4: Review of Always Jane by Jenn Bennett (3.5 Stars)
Wednesday 4/5: Can't Wait for Part of Your World by Abby Jimenez
Monday 4/11: Review of Enchanting the Heiress (Hearts on the Heath, # 3) by Kristi Ann Hunter (4 Stars)
Thursday 4/21: Review of My Sister's Big Fat Indian Wedding by Sajni Patel (4 Stars)


Monday: 2022 Series Enders Reading Challenge - April Wrap Up
Tuesday: Top Ten Tuesday?
Wednesday: Can't Wait for Wednesday
Saturday: April EOM Wrap Up

Don’t forget to link up for the 2022 Series Enders Reading Challenge! You have until December 15th, 2022 to sign 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!


Edward and Amelia

By: Karen Thornell

Expected Publication: June 6th 2022 by Covenant Communications

? pages

Genre: Historical Fiction, Adult

Source: Publisher via NetGalley (Thank you!!)

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Goodreads description--The last thing Amelia Kennington wants is to participate in the London Season. But the daughter of a duke is not afforded such opinions. She must put forth a subdued facade, but beneath it is a well-hidden fire that surfaces only when provoked—such as when an overly familiar gentleman startles her and she falls into the Serpentine.

Edward Drayton, the Earl of Norwich, has gained a reputation as Society’s most decorated rake. And while there are benefits to such a reputation, it no longer gives him the satisfaction it once did. This Season, he plans to find a wife—except she seems to find him instead. And she is nothing like he expected.

Scandal is inevitable following Edward and Amelia’s ill-conceived meeting, forcing them to marry. Amelia’s disdain for this man she hardly knows is more than clear, and Edward’s pride is wounded before their marriage has even truly begun. Yet, against all odds, the two slowly let their guard down, discovering the truth of who they married. But when Society gossip, a sister’s jealousy, and long-held secrets threaten their budding relationship, the unlikely couple must determine if their unconventional love is strong enough to withstand the opposition they face.

Beyond Boundaries: Learning to Trust Again in Relationships

By: John Townsend

Publication: October 31st 2012 by Zondervan (first published September 25th 2011)

272 pages

Genre: Non-fiction, Self-Help, Christian

Source: Personal Kindle Library

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Goodreads description--For when your trust has been broken: discover how to set firm boundaries again, how to connect deeply without being hurt, and how to safely grow your most intimate relationships.

Painful relationships violate our trust, causing us to close our hearts. But to experience the freedom and love God designed us for, we eventually have to take another risk.

In this breakthrough book, bestselling author Dr. John Townsend takes you beyond the pain of the past to discover how to re-enter a life of intimate relationships. Whether you're trying to restore a current relationship or begin a new one, Townsend gives practical tools for establishing trust and finding the intimacy you long for.

Beyond Boundaries will help you:

Reinstate closeness appropriately with someone who broke your trust
Discern when true change has occurred
Reestablish appropriate connections in strained relationships
Create a safe environment that helps you trust
Restore former relationships to a healthy dynamic
Learn to engage and be vulnerable in a new relationship as well
You can move past relational pain to trust again. Beyond Boundaries will show you how.

Plus, dig even deeper into relational healing with the coordinating video study and study guide. Spanish edition also available.

Never Rescue a Rogue (The Merriwell Sisters, # 2)

By: Virginia Heath

Expected Publication: November 8th 2022 by St. Martin's Griffin

368 pages

Genre: Adult, Historical Fiction, Regency, Romance

Source: Publisher via NetGalley (Thank you!!)

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Goodreads description--Virginia Heath’s Never Rescue a Rogue, the next book in the Merriwell Sisters series, is filled with whip-smart banter, swoony romance, hilarious mishaps, and twisty reveals that will make you gasp and laugh in delight.

Diana Merriwell and Giles Sinclair only tolerate one another for the sake of their nearest and dearest. Everyone believes that the two of them are meant to be together, but Diana and Giles know that their constant pithy barbs come from a shared disdain—not a hidden attraction. Diana loves the freedom of working at the newspaper too much to give it up for marriage, and Giles is happily married to his bachelor lifestyle. But they do have one thing in common—the secrets they can’t risk escaping.

When Giles’ father, the curmudgeonly Duke of Harpenden unexpectedly turns up his toes, it’s only a matter of time before someone comes crawling out of the woodwork who knows the true circumstances of his only son's birth. As the threat of blackmail becomes real, Giles must uncover the truth of his parentage first, or else he and all those who depend upon him will be ruined—and dogged bloodhound Diana is his best hope at sniffing out the truth. As Giles and Diana dive into his family’s past, the attraction that the two of them insisted wasn’t there proves impossible to ignore. Soon, the future of the Sinclair estate isn’t the only thing on the line…

Crescent City (House of Earth and Blood, # 1)

By: Sarah J Maas

Publication: March 3rd 2020 by Bloomsbury Publishing

648 pages

Genre: New Adult, Fantasy

Source: Borrowed from the e-Library

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Goodreads description--Half-Fae, half-human Bryce Quinlan loves her life. By day, she works for an antiquities dealer, selling barely legal magical artifacts, and by night, she parties with her friends, savouring every pleasure Lunathion—otherwise known as Crescent City— has to offer. But it all comes crumbling down when a ruthless murder shakes the very foundations of the city—and Bryce’s world.

Two years later, her job has become a dead end, and she now seeks only blissful oblivion in the city’s most notorious nightclubs. But when the murderer attacks again, Bryce finds herself dragged into the investigation and paired with an infamous Fallen angel whose own brutal past haunts his every step.

Hunt Athalar, personal assassin for the Archangels, wants nothing to do with Bryce Quinlan, despite being ordered to protect her. She stands for everything he once rebelled against and seems more interested in partying than solving the murder, no matter how close to home it might hit. But Hunt soon realizes there’s far more to Bryce than meets the eye—and that he’s going to have to find a way to work with her if they want to solve this case.

As Bryce and Hunt race to untangle the mystery, they have no way of knowing the threads they tug ripple through the underbelly of the city, across warring continents, and down to the darkest levels of Hel, where things that have been sleeping for millennia are beginning to stir...

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!

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