Month: July 2022

The Sunday Post #78

The Sunday Post #78

Greetings you guys! Tomorrow is the 1st of August… How the heck did we get here? Where did July go? Arrival of the new puppy was planned beginning of June, puppy arrived the 15th of July and poof – it’s end of the month. What did I miss? I guess I’m old news to you guys now as well and you all want to know how the new terror is doing? She’s doing just fine. Growing like a vampire child and terrorizing the whole household. The only major problem is what to call her. Mommy wanted to call her Agatha (Aggie). Yes, for Agatha Christie. Daddy liked Anna more. But now he says she’s not quite an Anna. The grandparents call her Paddy, because she resembles Paddington Bear. I think I’m just going to call her Marmalade. She looks like a Marmalade to me. I don’t like Marmalade very much. Which one of these names would you call her? The rest of life has been good. Mommy is busy at school but what bliss to be done with all the renovations. We are almost getting a rhythm for the year. Halfway to Christmas or not…. I see a few of […]

Posted July 31, 2022
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Between the Lines by D. Hale Rambo

Between the Lines by D. Hale Rambo

Between the Lines by D. Hale Rambo Series: The Planar Pages #1 on July 27th, 2022 Genres: Fantasy Pages: 305 Format: ARC Source: The History Quill Book Club Buy on Amazon Goodreads Life flourishes in the Book, a realm of stacked worlds, like the pages of a novel. Each more unique than the last. Those who can travel through them are page turners. Blessed with the power to go from one page to the next. For investigator Fiona Thorne, being a turner is normal life. Solving mysteries is where the excitement lives. Minor cases are still work to be done, people to be helped, and she’s determined to make an impact in the Book, no matter what. Blaze, the page of fire, is wasting away. Fire elementals are being smuggled out in waves, but by whom? Fiona is on the job and nothing will hold her back, not even the overbearing Travel Guild. They may run the Book, but they don’t rule her. With the fire page and its creatures on the brink of winking out, she has to race to unravel who the smugglers are and how to stop them. Is there more to this case than it seems? […]

Posted July 30, 2022
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Naomi’s Gift (A Point in Time Collection) by Martha Hall Kelly

Naomi’s Gift (A Point in Time Collection) by Martha Hall Kelly

Naomi’s Gift by Martha Hall Kelly Series: A Point in Time #1 Published by Amazon Original Stories on July 28th, 2022 Genres: Short Stories Pages: 53 Format: ARC Buy on Amazon Goodreads A woman’s life-altering discovery after her mother’s death sheds light on the best and worst of humanity in this haunting short story by New York Times bestselling author Martha Hall Kelly. After her mother’s passing, Aldona finds a tin filled with old letters from a prisoner at Ravensbrück, a women’s concentration camp in northern Germany. Amid the descriptions of daily deprivations and humiliations at the camp, she uncovers the heart-wrenching story of a small circle of women who risked their lives to hide a baby girl from the guards. Aldona is rocked to the core by this record of courage and sisterhood during one of the grimmest chapters of human history. Martha Hall Kelly’s Naomi’s Gift is part of A Point in Time, a transporting collection of stories about the pivotal moments, past and present, that change lives. Read or listen to each immersive story in a single sitting. From the pen of best selling author of The Lilac Girls, Martha Hall Kelly, comes a remarkable short story […]

Posted July 28, 2022
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Wednesday Wisdom from The Frequency of Us by Keith Stuart

Wednesday Wisdom from The Frequency of Us by Keith Stuart

The Frequency of Us by Keith Stuart Published by Little Brown Book Group on March 21st, 2021 Genres: Fiction Pages: 400 Format: Paperback Source: Book Club Buy on Amazon Goodreads In Second World War Bath, young, naïve wireless engineer Will meets German refugee Elsa Klein: she is sophisticated, witty and wordly, and at last his life seems to make sense . . . until, soon after, the newly married couple’s home is bombed, and Will awakes from the wreckage to find himself alone. No one has heard of Elsa Klein. They say he was never married. Seventy years later, Laura is a social worker battling her way out of depression and off medication. Her new case is a strange, isolated old man whose house hasn’t changed since the war. A man who insists his wife vanished many, many years before. Everyone thinks he’s suffering dementia. But Laura begins to suspect otherwise . . . Greetings you guys! We haven’t done a Wednesday Wisdom post in over a year. I actually kind of forgot about this fun feature where I share quotes or passages that stood out for me from a specific book. That is until I’ve read The Frequency of Us by Keith […]

Posted July 27, 2022
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Blog Tour & Review: What Remains True by Nancy Naigle

Blog Tour & Review: What Remains True by Nancy Naigle

What Remains True by Nancy Naigle on May 3rd, 2022 Genres: Romance Pages: 336 Format: ARC Source: Travelling Pages Tours Buy on Amazon Goodreads One woman wants to win a bet. One man wants to become a rodeo champion. One little girl may give them both something even better–from USA Today bestselling author Nancy Naigle. “A commitment-phobic rodeo star and a divorce with secrets find love in this wholesome romance. . . . As uplifting as it is sweet.”–Publishers Weekly Working at a little shop on Main Street in a small town is exactly the break that executive Merry Anna Foster needs following her divorce. She’s made a bet with her ex-husband that she can live on the amount of money she’s giving him in alimony. If she can do it, then Kevin will have to stop complaining and leave her alone. But after three months of this new life, will she even want to leave Antler Creek? Adam Locklear, bull rider and owner of the local feedstore, is having the best year of his rodeo career. He’s also a bit distracted by the pretty new neighbor living in his old bunkhouse. But Adam has no time for matters of […]

Posted July 25, 2022
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Wondrous Words Wednesday – Incorrigible

Wondrous Words Wednesday – Incorrigible

Greetings you guys! It’s Wednesday and time for us to host Wondrous Words Wednesday. Still don’t know what it’s all about? All you need to do, is share any new (or new to you) words you came across this week and share them with us. You are also welcome to share words you simply want to show off to us. For more on Wondrous Words Wednesday, you can click here. There is a Mr. Linky attached at the bottom of this post if you’d like to make your own post and add your link. Or you can just leave your word for the week in the comment section. During our last week of the holidays, we listened to such a fun little book: The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place are no ordinary children, Miss Penelope Lumley is no ordinary governess, and mysteries abound in this first volume in a new series for ages 9+. Found running wild in the forest of Ashton Place, the Incorrigibles are no ordinary children: Alexander, age ten or thereabouts, keeps his siblings in line with gentle nips; Cassiopeia, perhaps four or five, has a bark that is (usually) worse than her bite; and Beowulf, age somewhere-in-the-middle, is […]

Posted July 20, 2022
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Top Ten Tuesday – The Cat and the Fox Terrier

Top Ten Tuesday – The Cat and the Fox Terrier

Greetings you guys. It’s time for Top Ten Tuesday and we couldn’t be more grateful to Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl for making this week a freebie. I need a freebie to help me with me cattish plan to get rid of the latest infestation in our house. On Sunday, I told you about the little mongrel my Mommy brought home on Friday. In case you’ve missed it: I know, it’s still horrendous to look at. Not to mention the smell. But in any case, in order to beat your enemy, you have to know your enemy.  The best way I know how to gain information, is by reading. I started searching for books with Wirehaired Fox Terriers. Apparently that is the breed the little mutt belongs to. And this is what I found: Everyone blamed Emily Arundell’s accident on a rubber ball left on the stairs at her home in Market Basing by her frisky terrier, Bob. But the more she thought about her fall, the more convinced she became that one of her relatives was trying to kill her. So, on April 17th she wrote about her anxieties and suspicions in a letter to Hercule Poirot. And […]

Posted July 19, 2022
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Pet Lions & Well-Dressed Elephants by Donna-Lee Dicksson

Pet Lions & Well-Dressed Elephants by Donna-Lee Dicksson

Pet Lions & Well-Dressed Elephants by Donna-Lee Dicksson on June 1st, 2022 Genres: Historical Fiction Pages: 312 Format: ARC Source: Reedsy Discovery Buy on Amazon Goodreads Follow the fascinating lives of two people born and raised on opposite shores of Lake Ontario when the U.S. had but twenty-nine states and Canada was yet to become a country. Accompany them through American history as they become key players in the birth and success of “The Greatest Show on Earth.” Historically accurate nuggets of history emerge as Charley, at age fourteen, joins a traveling circus. How did his experiences prepare him to be a leader and quickly advance in rank during the American Civil War? How did he evolve into a legendary menagerie manager? Meet Annie, a child born in Canada West to Irish immigrants. At eighteen she married an acrobat and embarked upon her own circus journey. How did this diminutive woman (who became a widow and single mother) not only manage to provide for her child, but rise to become the highly respected wardrobe mistress of the fledgling “Greatest Show on Earth?” Annie and Charley were brought together when the Barnum, Coup and Castello show prepared for its first season […]

Posted July 18, 2022
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The Sunday Post #77

The Sunday Post #77

Greetings. Oh what horror I had to endure over the passed 48 hours. I have no idea whatsoever how I’m ever going to survive this. I keep on scratching myself to see if I’m awake and this isn’t just my worst nightmare. Just look at this little horrible creature Mommy and Daddy brought home on Friday afternoon… Good grief. You would have thought after they had me, the bar was set at the acceptable standard of beauty. This thing is horrendous. And njapping. And definitely not a cat. Worst part of all – naming it Anna and hoping it will make me go all warm and fuzzy with acceptance. Of course I have my tail in a knot and ignore my Mommy completely. That will be the status quo until she gets rid of the little mutt.  And if she doesn’t, I will have to take matters into my own hands. Luckily my Mommy goes back to school this week, so it will provide me with ample time to make a plan. I just hope she doesn’t plan on taking the little mongrel to school with her. What horrors did you have to face this week? Adding to the litter […]

Posted July 17, 2022
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Shifting and Shenanigans by Elizabeth Pantley

Shifting and Shenanigans by Elizabeth Pantley

Shifting and Shenanigans by Elizabeth Pantley Series: Magical Mystery Book Club #1 Published by Better Beginnings Inc on July 15th 2022 Genres: Cozy Mystery Pages: 210 Format: ARC Source: Author’s Copy Buy on Amazon Goodreads Paige and her adventurous Aunt Glo inherit a country inn from eccentric GeeGee. They pack up and hit the road, arriving at the charming place they both loved since childhood. Finally! They can get into the secret room in the basement that GeeGee kept locked! They discover it’s a wonderful library filled to the brim with mystery books. But more than the room was a secret – it’s a magical place that houses enchanted books. Paige and Glo find themselves smack-dab in the middle of a murder mystery, along with a motley group of book club friends. The club will need to work together to solve the case in order to get out of the book and back to their home. Greetings you guys! Oh we are so thrilled to share the first instalment of our favorite feline author in the whole wide world’s brand new series. Jeezzz, that sentence might be a bit long and without any punctuation marks. As long as you can […]

Posted July 15, 2022
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