Hello readers! I hope you all are well and safe and had amazing weekend. Who else hates summer here? I do. If you’re looking at me oddly, I say try living in India in May. Last week was most irritating with temperature ranging from 40°C (104°F) to 44°C (111 °F)! But we finally had some relief since yesterday evening. It rained because of cyclone was predicted to be crossing through here. Don’t know how bad it’s going to be but it feels good with drop in temperature.
I received NetGalley widgets from publisher and bought The Folk of Air series. I might be last person reading it but hey, it’s never too late. And my TBR is never going to end!
I read 2 books last week and 1 short children’s story.
Last Week I Read
The Inn at Tansy Falls by Cate Woods
This was hear-warming contemporary Women’s Fiction that revolved around Penelope “Nell” Swift and her visit to Tansy Falls that changed her life. I loved the letters from Megan, Nell’s friend who died in cancer and gave her itinerary to follow, telling why place on itinerary held special place to her, and what Nell was supposed to do at this place. Not just that but this letter showed how deep Megan and Nell’s friendship was, how well they knew each other and loved each other. It was amazing to see how she discovered herself, how far she came from the scared, bereaved, and meek woman evolving to be lively, brave and bold. This was so feel good book. My review will be up tomorrow.
White Horse (Jess Bridges Mystery #2) by Joss Stirling
White Horse was engaging, entertaining and brilliantly written crime fiction. Jess was amazing. Her knack to get in trouble was still as great as previous book. Only she would join a cult with so much enthusiasm knowing they engaged in orgy. This had many interesting thought provoking topics and layers. . I could see the story becoming dark and serious if Jess didn’t give it light humorous touch. If you love murder mysteries with layers, interesting characters, and right balance between dark and humorous, plot and characters, I highly recommend this book.
Some Days by María Wernicke, Lawrence Schimel
This was okay. One line per page with large illustrations made it hard to understand this book. I can’t see how kid could get the heavy topic of loss and grief without help of adult in this as even I had to read this twice and if it wasn’t for synopsis I wouldn’t be able to figure it out. Best thing in book was illustrations.
Red House (Jess Bridges Mystery #3) by Joss Stirling
A thrilling new whodunnit series, fast-paced and funny, featuring a detective as sharp as his suits and a heroine who’s trouble.
The compelling new mystery featuring Bridges and George has them taking on a haunting new case that will leave them doubting their judgement, and even their own eyes and ears.
When the body of a Russian millionaire is found dead in the grounds of a grand home in Oxford, DI Leo George immediately suspects foul play. The death once again brings him into contact with Jess Bridges, an investigator of missing persons with the uncanny knack for sniffing out trouble, and just as often the cause of it herself.
Housesitting in the empty property next door, Jess is drawn into the investigation and the pair soon realize that there has been a nasty feud festering behind the grand facades of Oxford’s elite homeowners. When another body is found, Leo and Jess find themselves pulled into a mystery that will take them to a very dark place, and bring them closer than they have ever been before…
I couldn’t wait to start this. I’m really enjoying Jess and Leo in this series. I’m hoping something develop between them after so many hints in previous two books.
Next I’ll be Reading
The Invisible Husband of Frick Island by Colleen Oakley
Sometimes all you need is one person to really see you.
Piper Parrish’s life on Frick Island—a tiny, remote town smack in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay—is nearly perfect. Well, aside from one pesky detail: Her darling husband, Tom, is dead. When Tom’s crab boat capsized and his body wasn’t recovered, Piper, rocked to the core, did a most peculiar thing: carried on as if her husband was not only still alive, but right there beside her, cooking him breakfast, walking him to the docks each morning, meeting him for their standard Friday night dinner date at the One-Eyed Crab. And what were the townspeople to do but go along with their beloved widowed Piper?
Anders Caldwell’s career is not going well. A young ambitious journalist, he’d rather hoped he’d be a national award-winning podcaster by now, rather than writing fluff pieces for a small town newspaper. But when he gets an assignment to travel to the remote Frick Island and cover their boring annual Cake Walk fundraiser, he stumbles upon a much more fascinating tale: an entire town pretending to see and interact with a man who does not actually exist. Determined it’s the career-making story he’s been needing for his podcast, Anders returns to the island to begin covert research and spend more time with the enigmatic Piper—but he has no idea out of all the lives he’s about to upend, it’s his that will change the most.
I couldn’t wait to download this from NetGallley when publisher sent an email. This sounds really interesting women’s fiction. I’m curious to see how Piper is going to get over the loss of husband and how research in her story is going to change Anders’ life.
Links I enjoyed
- BOOK BLOGGERS TALK #2: WHY BOOK BLOGS ARE AN ASSET TODAY @ drizzle & hurricane books
- 6 Years of Blogging?! Time for a (Re)introduction to the Orangutan Librarian @ The Orangutan Librarian
- Book Review : Call It What You Want by Brigid Kemmerer @ celinelingg
- Book Review: From Little Tokyo, with Love by Sarah Kuhn @ The Reading Chemist
- The House Guest by Charlotte Northedge @ The Books Whiskers
- Die or Thrive – The Mystery of Book Blog Success @BookerTalk
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