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It was a pretty good week for me - it's starting to cool down in sunny Arizona finally, so it doesn't feel like walking into a life sized pizza oven every time I open my front door. You dread the walk from the parking garage to your car, knowing you will be a sweaty mess by the time you get to your office. Then you get to put on a sweater, since every building in Arizona is kept around 70 degrees from June to September. If the zombie apocalypse ever hits, I'm heading east quick. No human could live here without air conditioning.
I've read some great books this week - And congratulations to Brooke, who won a copy of A Window Opens by Elisabeth Egan! I love doing giveaways.
One part of fall that I love is the new seasons of good TV. I don't watch a ton of television, but there are some shows I love. I'm looking forward to the new episodes of The Affair, and I just watched the first episode of Scream Queens, which cracked me up! I've been watching The Mindy Project on Hulu - I was so bummed that it got cancelled by Fox. I need to pick up Mindy Kaling's new book.
Right now, I'm reading the new Kate Morton book, The Lake House. It's as awesome as I expected, so that review will be coming soon.
I only added a few new books this week, as my TBR is getting out of control again. I always know it's fall when the ARC's of Christmas books start coming in. That's one of my favorite parts of Christmas - snuggling in with a Christmas chick lit book, you know it's going to be a happy ending!
One Wish in Manhattan by Mandy Baggot.....
and the rush of .
Single mother loves her family more than anything, and doesn’t regret for a moment having had to put her dreams of being an interior designer on hold. But with her son, Max, growing up, when a friend recommends her for a small design job she jumps at the chance. How hard can it be?
needs his house decorated in time for his family’s festive visit – and money is no object. What he doesn’t need is to be distracted from his multi-million dollar business – even if it is Christmas.
When Abbey pulls up to the huge Sinclair mansion, she has a feeling she might be out of her depth. And when she meets the gorgeous, brooding Nicholas Sinclair, she knows that she’s in real trouble…
With the snow falling all around, can Abbey take the chance to make her dreams of being a designer come true? And can she help Nick to finally enjoy the magic of Christmas?
The Opposite of Everyone by Joshilyn Jackson....Born in Alabama, Paula Vauss spent the first decade of her life on the road with her free-spirited young mother, Kai, an itinerant storyteller who blended Hindu mythology with Southern Oral Tradition to re-invent their history as they roved. But everything, including Paula’s birthname Kali Jai, changed when she told a story of her own—one that landed Kai in prison and Paula in foster care. Separated, each holding her own secrets, the intense bond they once shared was fractured.
These days, Paula has reincarnated herself as a tough-as-nails divorce attorney with a successful practice in Atlanta. While she hasn’t seen Kai in fifteen years, she’s still making payments on that Karmic debt—until the day her last check is returned in the mail, along with a cryptic letter. “I am going on a journey, Kali. I am going back to my beginning; death is not the end. You will be the end. We will meet again, and there will be new stories. You know how Karma works.”
Then Kai’s most treasured secret literally lands on Paula’s doorstep, throwing her life into chaos and transforming her from only child to older sister. Desperate to find her mother before it’s too late, Paula sets off on a journey of discovery that will take her back to the past and into the deepest recesses of her heart. With the help of her ex-lover Birdwine, an intrepid and emotionally volatile private eye who still carries a torch for her, this brilliant woman, an expert at wrecking families, now has to figure out how to put one back together—her own.
The Opposite of Everyone is a story about story itself, how the tales we tell connect us, break us, and define us, and how the endings and beginnings we choose can destroy us . . . and make us whole. Laced with sharp humor and poignant insight, it is beloved New York Times bestselling author Joshilyn Jackson at her very best.
The Year of Necessary Lies by Kris Radish....One amazing year in a remarkable woman¹s life journey becomes the inspiration for generations when she takes a huge risk, follows her heart, embraces forbidden love, and unwittingly becomes the champion of a winged world that is on the brink of extinction. It’s 1903, the world is poised for drastic change, and Julia Briton is a naive, beautiful Boston socialite who suffers a series of devastating losses and discovers that her beloved husband is involved in the plume trade—the massive slaughter of birds for use in the fashion industry. When Julia is secretly ushered into the early 20th century by a group of brazen female activists, she boldly risks everything and embarks on a perilous journey to the wilds of untamed Florida, a place of great danger where men will stop at nothing to get what they want and where one man, and a faithful friend, force her to make yet more life-changing decisions. Years later, when Julia’s great-granddaughter, Kelly, discovers some hidden tape recordings in her famous great-grandmother¹s dresser and learns the real truth about Julia’s year, a year that changed the course of history, she must decide what to do with her grandmother¹s incredible legacy. Will she keep the real “secret of the year”, or will she be brave enough to follow her own heart?