Showing posts from July, 2020

The Friendship List by Susan Mallery BLOG Tour

Susan Mallery’s latest book, The Friendship List, is being released on 4August and I’m so pleased to be a part of her blog tour. A perk of being part of the blog tour is you get to read the book before it’s published. I wanted to share some of that with you. The author generously shared an excerpt of herbook. While most excerpts are a few pages, with this book you have the chance to read the entire first chapter! This is a touching book about best friends who find their way back to each other after hard times. They decide they need some adventure and friendly competition. Whoever completes the most challenges on list (skydiving and getting a tattoo are a few examples) wins the challenge but they soon discover the list is just as fun as winning the challenge. This is a definite read for this summer, either at your local book store or library. Excerpt   Chapter One “I should have married money,” Ellen Fox said glumly. “That would have solved all my problems.” Unity Leandre, h

The Book of Lost Names by Kristin Harmel

I love books about WWII and the bravery people showed by doing what needed to be done to help the resistance. Kristin Harmel has written other books set during the time, including The Winemakers Wife . I was so excited to have the chance to read the book before it is published on July 21st! The Book of Lost Names  is Eva’s story fighting for the resistance. She started out trying to help free her father by forging documents to show he should not be in Germany custody. The led to her sharing her artist skills with the resistance by forging documents for Jews fleeing from France. She know what she is doing is dangerous but she has to do what she can to help save lives. Eva showed a lot of bravery during this story. She must go against her mothers wishes to forge documents. She has to be careful she is not spotted in the wrong place. Later in the book she helps the resistance in other ways. Some of the documents she forged are for children who had their parents taken away by the Germans.

The Safe Place by Anna Downs

Emily loses everything and then is offered an amazing opportunity to work with a family in France. The house is beautiful, the family is beautiful but something seems odd to Emily. The family’s daughter, Auriela, has an illness that requires her to not go on the sun and stay at the family’s home at all times. Emily forms a great relationship with the mother but can’t shake the feeling that something is wrong. The setting of this book was absolutely beautiful. It’s a secluded house on the coast of France. There are two houses, the main house and the first house. Emily stays in the guest house and it not allowed in the main house.  The book is told from several characters views and this always makes books interesting for me as you see the story from multiple angles.  Through the different characters you see the story unfold and it’s a great story. It will keep you guessing.

Just Saying by Sophie Ranal

I loved this book!! Alice is let go from her lawyer job and decides to help out at a local pub. As she works at the pub more she adores it more. At the same time her boyfriend Joe runs into an old girlfriend, Zoe, and after talking with Alice, Zoe moves in with them because she ne eds a place to stay. Alice is suspicious of Zoe’s intentions. Joe and Alice run tin a bit of a rough spot as Joe can’t understand why Alice does not want to go back working as a lawyer and Alice becomes more emotionally invested in the pub.  The story is told from Alice’s point of view and for the most part is in the present. There is something haunting her from her past that has flashbacks throughout the story. I loved the feel and the writing of this book. I could picture the story happening in my head as I read it. I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves Sophie Kinsella books. You will not be disappointed in this amazing book! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟