Sunday, May 8, 2016

Weekly Book Haul....May 8, 2016

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by The Caffeinated Book Reviewer, Showcase Sunday is hosted by Books, Biscuits and Tea, Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's ReviewsThe Sunday Salon is a new facebook group I've joined and Monday Mailbox is hosted by Marcia to be Continued.

I missed a blog again last Sunday.  It was a super busy weekend, I ended up hiking with friends on Sunday morning, and they took me about 3 miles further than I usually go, so I was useless for the rest of the afternoon.  As in, feet up, eyes closed, useless.

So I figured I would be back on track this weekend, but I forgot this was Mother's Day weekend (Supermom here) so I've been running all morning already.  My high point of today is that I'm going to see Captain America: Civil War.  Any time spent watching Robert Downey Jr., is time well spent.

Even though I haven't been writing as much as I want to, I have been reading a lot.  Just finished Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly.  It was pretty, pretty good.  Review coming soon.

The highlight of my week was getting a copy of the new Emily Giffin, "First Comes Love", in the mail.  But I did add a few other good reads to my list....

From NetGalley

The Girl Who Lied by Sue Fortin.....The truth hurts…  

Erin and Roisin were once friends until a fatal accident ruined both their lives. Now, Roisin has discovered a secret—one Erin has kept for over a decade—and she’s determined to make Erin pay for her lies.
Erin wants nothing to do with Roisin. She has a new life in London and no intention of going back home. Yet when her father is mysteriously and critically injured, Erin has no choice but to return and face Roisin—and her past. Erin knows if the secret of what she gave up got out, the consequences could be devastating.
When Roisin suddenly disappears, suspicion soon lands on Erin. She would do anything to protect her family, but just how far is she willing to go when time is running out…?

You and Me, Always by Jill Mansell.....Nothing stays secret forever, least of all love...
On the morning of her twenty-fifth birthday, Lily Harper opens the very last letter written to her by her beloved mother, who died when she was eight. Learning about the first and only real love of her mom's life is a revelation.
The same momentous day, Lily meets Eddie Tessler, an actor fleeing fame who could change her world in unimaginable ways. But her childhood friend Dan has his own reasons for not wanting Lily to get too carried away by Eddie's attentions.
As secrets past and present begin to emerge, Lily's not sure what-or who-to believe. But one thing is clear: in the beautiful Cotswold village of Stanton Langley, nothing will ever be the same again...

Deliver Her by Patricia Perry Donovan....On the night of Alex Carmody’s
sixteenth birthday, she and her best friend, Cass, are victims of a terrible car accident. Alex survives; Cass doesn’t. Consumed by grief, Alex starts cutting school and partying, growing increasingly detached. The future she’d planned with her friend is now meaningless to her.

Meg Carmody is heartbroken for her daughter, even as she’s desperate to get Alex’s life back on track. The Birches, a boarding school in New Hampshire, promises to do just that, yet Alex refuses to go. But when Meg finds a bag of pills hidden in the house, she makes a fateful call to a transporter whose company specializes in shuttling troubled teens to places like The Birches, under strict supervision. Meg knows Alex will feel betrayed—as will her estranged husband, who knows nothing of Meg’s plans for their daughter.
When the transport goes wrong—and Alex goes missing—Meg must face the consequences of her decision and her deception. But the hunt for Alex reveals that Meg is not the only one keeping secrets.

I hope everyone has a lovely Mother's Day.  For some reason, I'm thinking a lot about the people without a mom, or the people who desperately want to be a mom today.  This holiday can be one of the harder ones.

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