Hooked on Books.

Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Then Came You


Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour for Then Came You by Rachel D. Russell presented by Susan May Warren, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

About the Book

Title: Then Came You

Series: Deep Haven Collection #4

Author: Rachel D. Russell presented by Susan May Warren

Publisher: Sunrise Publishing

Release Date: July 6, 2021

Genre: Contemporary Christian Fiction 

He doesn't need any trouble. She can't seem to escape it.

Can't Wait Wednesday-A Christmas Courtship

Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we're excited about that we have yet to read. Typically they are books that have not been released yet. It's based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. This week I am showcasing A Christmas Courtship by Shelley Shepard Gray. This is the third book in the Berlin Bookmobile series and it releases October 19, 2021.

 About the book (from Goodreads):

In this endearing Christmas tale, a bookmobile librarian knows just the novel to help an Amish bachelor woo his next-door neighbor in the latest installment of the “charming” (Carla Laureano, RITA Award–winning author of Five Days in Skye) Berlin Bookmobile series.

A solitary sort, forty-two-year-old Atle Petersheim spends his time hard at work in his wood shop. But as the days get long, he realizes just how lonely he’s become. When his longtime crush, Sadie Mast, a widow and mother of three, asks him to help her build a room in their barn for her son Cale, Atle can’t say no. Eager to pursue Sadie at last, he turns to bookmobile librarian Sarah Anne Miller for courting advice. More than happy to help, Sarah Anne decides the best way to learn about love is through books—romance novels to be precise.

Between completing holiday orders for her flourishing food business, helping Cale navigate a dramatic new relationship with his boss’s daughter, and coming to terms with the trauma her late husband had inflicted upon her and her children—not to mention Atle showing up at her door with flowers—Sadie is in over her head. Though Atle’s efforts are initially clumsy and his declarations a bit awkward, Sadie can’t help but be charmed by him. He’s patient and kind...and at times even seems to know far more about romance than he’s let on.

Another delightful romance about the “transformative powers of love, hope, and faith” (Publishers Weekly), A Christmas Courtship is the perfect holiday read.

What book are you eagerly anticipating? I can't wait to see what you are looking forward to :) If you would like to join in the Can't wait Wednesday fun just click on the image below to be taken to today's post. Happy reading!


Tuesday, August 3, 2021

TTT-Cover Love

 Welcome to another Top Ten Tuesday! I hope you are off to a great start to your week. This week’s topic features books that I would want to buy/read based on the cover. Since I just bought 33 books over the weekend, I will pick 10 from that book haul. If you want to see all 33 books or find out why I bought so many books at one time (trust me, not my normal!!!) you can read that blog post here. Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl and you can head over there to see what books others would buy/read or some other take on this week's topic.

Monday, August 2, 2021

Woman In Shadow

 Title: Woman In Shadow

Author: Carrie Stuart Parks

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

Genre: Suspense 

Source: Net Galley

My review:

 Targhee Falls, Idaho

"Why are those dogs barking?" I pointed across the wooden picnic table toward two obviously upset canines yelping nearby.

My First Best Cousin Friend

My First Best Cousin Friend

 Title: My First Best Cousin Friend

Series: The Adventures of Khay-La-La Bookie and Gabby Goo #1

Author: Lynn C. Page

Publisher: Pagegirl 101 Publishing

Genre: Children's Fiction

Sunday, August 1, 2021

No add July update

 July was hard because I decided not to buy any books or add any books to my to-be-read list on Goodreads. The plan was to work on catching up on reviews and obligated books, not adding any more obligations. Which I did. I read quite a bit and while I am not as far behind I am not completely caught up either! I went to several bookstores in July and walked out with no books for me...until yesterday. We are in Virginia visiting friends and they mentioned they had a McKay's bookstore 😲 Not sure how we have been here for 10 years and not know that (our checkbook thanks us!).

Friday, July 30, 2021

First Line Friday #11-Woman in Shadow

Happy Friday! I hope you are having a great day and looking forward to a relaxing weekend! I am excited to be in VA this weekend with some longtime friends 😀
Welcome back to First Line Friday, hosted by Hoarding Books!! I will also be linking up with Gilion on Rose City Reader for Friday Beginnings. It’s time to grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line. This week I am sharing from Woman in Shadow by Carrie Stuart Parks

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

An Unexpected Amish Courtship

Title: An Unexpected Amish Courtship

Series: Surprised by Love #2

Author: Rachel J. Good

Publisher: Zebra Books

Genre: Amish, Christian Fiction, Romance

My review:

While this is the second book in the series it can easily be read as a stand-alone. There are a few characters who make appearances from the first book, but there is not so much background that you are lost.