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Monthly Wrap Up: August

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Can you believe Septemeber is upon us? I love all things Fall cooler weather, comfort food and especially football just to name a few! This month I was really laid back with my reading and only read three books, but they were all five-star reads! Here’s how my August went reading-wise. Books Read 42. Never Have I Ever by Joshilyn Jackson 43. The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware 44. Keeping Lucy by T. Greenwood Reading Stats 5 Stars - 3 4 Stars - 0 3 Stars - 0 2 Stars - 0 1 Stars - 0 Genres Fiction - 1 Thrillers - 2 Pages Read - 1,056 Books via Publisher Holly Banks Full of Angst by Julie Valerie Well Met by Jen DeLuca What Happens in Paradise by Elin Hilderbrand Flowers in Paris by Sarah Jio The Other’s Gold by Elizabeth Ames Thank you Lake Union, Little Brown and Co, Berkley Books, Ballantine Books, and Viking thank you all for the amazing books! ARC’s via NetGalley/Edelweiss The Other Mrs.by  Mary Kubica Good Girls Lie by J.T.

Review: Keeping Lucy by T. Greenwood

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Keeping Lucy by T. Greenwood Published: August 6, 2019 Publisher: St. Martin’s Press Format: via audiobook Rating: 5/5 Synopsis Dover, Massachusetts, 1969. Ginny Richardson's heart was torn open when her baby girl, Lucy, born with Down Syndrome, was taken from her. Under pressure from his powerful family, her husband, Ab, sent Lucy away to Willowridge, a special school for the “feeble-minded." Ab tried to convince Ginny it was for the best. That they should grieve for their daughter as though she were dead. That they should try to move on.  But two years later, when Ginny's best friend, Marsha, shows her a series of articles exposing Willowridge as a hell-on-earth--its squalid hallways filled with neglected children--she knows she can't leave her daughter there. With Ginny's six-year-old son in tow, Ginny and Marsha drive to the school to see Lucy for themselves. What they find sets their course on a heart-racing journey across state lines—turning

Review: The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware

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The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware Published: August 6, 2019 Publisher: Simon & Schuster Format: via audiobook Rating: 5/5 Synopsis When she stumbles across the ad, she’s looking for something else completely. But it seems like too good an opportunity to miss—a live-in nannying post, with a staggeringly generous salary. And when Rowan Caine arrives at Heatherbrae House, she is smitten—by the luxurious “smart” home fitted out with all modern conveniences, by the beautiful Scottish Highlands, and by this picture-perfect family. What she doesn’t know is that she’s stepping into a nightmare—one that will end with a child dead and herself in prison awaiting trial for murder. Writing to her lawyer from prison, she struggles to explain the unraveling events that led to her incarceration. It wasn’t just the constant surveillance from the cameras installed around the house, or the malfunctioning technology that woke the household with booming music, or turned the lights o

Blog Tour: Reining Her In by Katie Ashley

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Today we are celebrating the release of REINING HER IN by Katie Ashley by participating in the blog tour. This is a standalone, contemporary romance title that is available now to read as part of Kindle Unlimited . Check out the blurb and links below, and follow Ashley's Group for details. REINING HER IN by Katie Ashley AVAILABLE IN KINDLE UNLIMITED Add it to Goodreads Read it Now Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU Blurb The last time I saw Declan St. James was at our rehearsal dinner. That was shortly before he jilted me at the altar. To avoid the swarm of whispers and finger-pointing every time I dared to show my face in public, I fled two hours south to Atlanta and never looked back. Over the last decade, I’d planned hundreds of scenarios about how our next meeting would go down. The expletives I’d hurl at him. Which knee I might use to annihilate his balls. Which dimpled cheek on his ridiculously handsome face I would send a

Review: Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane

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Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane Published: Scribner Publisher: May 28, 2019 Format: via audiobook Rating: 4/5 Synopsis A profoundly moving novel about two neighboring families in a suburban town, the bond between their children, a tragedy that reverberates over four decades, the daily intimacies of marriage, and the power of forgiveness. Francis Gleeson and Brian Stanhope, two rookie cops in the NYPD, live next door to each other outside the city. What happens behind closed doors in both houses—the loneliness of Francis’s wife, Lena, and the instability of Brian’s wife, Anne—sets the stage for the explosive events to come. Ask Again, Yes is a deeply affecting exploration of the lifelong friendship and love that blossoms between Francis and Lena’s daughter, Kate, and Brian and Anne’s son, Peter. Luminous, heartbreaking, and redemptive, Ask Again, Yes reveals the way childhood memories change when viewed from the distance of adulthood—villains lose their menace an

Review: Birthday by Meredith Russo

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Birthday by Meredith Russo Published: May 2, 2019 Publisher: Flatiron Books Format: via audiobook Rating: 4/5 Synopsis Two kids, Morgan and Eric, are bonded for life after being born on the same day at the same time. We meet them once a year on their shared birthday as they grow and change: as Eric figures out who he is and how he fits into the world, and as Morgan makes the difficult choice to live as her true self. Over the years, they will drift apart, come together, fight, make up, and break up—and ultimately, realize how inextricably they are a part of each other. My Thoughts Morgan and Eric are soul mates in all ways, they were born the same day and time and have been best friends forever. They have always had a shared birthday party but as time moved on and life dealt them tragedies, like the death of Morgan’s mother they tried to keep their friendship intact.  Each one is dealing with family and personal issues, Eric has a father who isn't the most

Healing Heather & Accepting Aerin by Tinsley Sellers

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Healing Heather by  Tinsley Sellers (Beckley’s Daughters Romance #1) Publication date: July 20, 2018 Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance She’s going 120mph in a 65 zone —and if driving even faster could change history, Professor Heather Harris would floor it. She’s on a collision course with Sergeant Brian Daniels, a state trooper determined to enforce the speed limit and slam the brakes on his own heartache. Can a fast-moving physicist find love with a laid-back law officer, or will ghosts from their pasts keep driving them apart? “All relationships come with an expiration date. All of mine just happened to fall on the same two days.” —Heather Harris After a long year of tragedy and loss, Dr. Heather Harris is finally ready to come to terms with the deaths that have left her devastated and alone in the world. Spending summer break at the lake cottage she inherited from her grandparents is the first step in coping with her crushing grief, but she soon finds herself on a col

Review: Never Have I Ever by Joshilyn Jackson

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Never Have I Ever by Joshilyn Jackson Published: July 30, 2019 Publisher: William Morrow Format: via Edelweiss Rating: 5/5 Synopsis Amy Whey is proud of her ordinary life and the simple pleasures that come with it--teaching diving lessons, baking cookies for new neighbors, helping her best friend, Charlotte, run their local book club. Her greatest joy is her family: her devoted professor husband, her spirited fifteen-year-old stepdaughter, her adorable infant son. And, of course, the steadfast and supportive Charlotte. But Amy's sweet, uncomplicated life begins to unravel when the mysterious and alluring Angelica Roux arrives on her doorstep one book club night. Sultry and magnetic, Roux beguiles the group with her feral charm. She keeps the wine flowing and lures them into a game of spilling secrets. Everyone thinks it's naughty, harmless fun. Only Amy knows better. Something wicked has come her way--a she-devil in a pricey red sports car who seems to know