Saturday, August 23, 2014

Stacking the Shelves, August 23, 2014

Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts…

It was a quiet week....I only added three books to my shelves, but I've got quite a few good ones waiting for me.

For Review.........

Bright Coin Moon by Kirsten Lopresti.  I received this ARC from Edelweiss and I'm excited to read it.  I'm hoping it's not too much of a heartbreaker.  Teens with crappy moms give me a case of the sads.

"Seventeen-year-old Lindsey Allen is an A-student who has her heart set on becoming an astronomer. But first she must break away from her mother, an eccentric failed beauty queen who has set up a phony psychic reading shop in their Oregon garage.

Lindsey is biding time until she graduates high school, reading tarot cards for the neighbors in her mother’s shop and recording the phases of the moon in her Moon Sign notebook. Her life changes when her mother, Debbie, decides they should move to California to become Hollywood psychics to the stars. As they pull out of the driveway, Lindsey looks up at the silver morning moon. It’s a bright coin moon, which means only one thing: what you leave behind today will rise up tomorrow.

When mother and daughter arrive in Los Angeles with new identities, they move into a leaky, run-down building and spend their nights stalking restaurants and movie premieres to catch that one celebrity they hope will be their ticket. When it seems they will never make it in LA, Lindsey is assigned a new mentor through her school. Joan is a lonely, wealthy widow who can’t get past the death of her husband, Saul. Debbie is convinced they’ve hit the jackpot, and plans for a future séance commence.

As Lindsey grows closer to Joan, guilt over the scam consumes her, and she must make the ultimate decision. But can she really betray her mother?"

Dress Shop of Dreams by Menna Van Praag.  This was a good one, it was my Waiting on Wednesday pick and then NetGalley sent me a copy to review!  Getting a free copy of a book I'm wanting to read is like a winning lottery ticket for me.  I'm that cheap.

 "Since her parents’ mysterious deaths many years ago, scientist Cora Sparks has spent her days in the safety of her university lab or at her grandmother Etta’s dress shop. Tucked away on a winding Cambridge street, Etta’s charming tiny store appears quite ordinary to passersby, but the colorfully vibrant racks of beaded silks, delicate laces, and jewel-toned velvets hold bewitching secrets: With just a few stitches from Etta’s needle, these gorgeous gowns have the power to free a woman’s deepest desires.

Etta’s dearest wish is to work her magic on her granddaughter. Cora’s studious, unromantic eye has overlooked Walt, the shy bookseller who has been in love with her forever. Determined not to allow Cora to miss her chance at happiness, Etta sews a tiny stitch into Walt’s collar, hoping to give him the courage to confess his feelings to Cora. But magic spells—like true love—can go awry. After Walt is spurred into action, Etta realizes she’s set in motion a series of astonishing events that will transform Cora’s life in extraordinary and unexpected ways."

Free from Kindle...

Millie's Game Plan by Rosie Dean.  This looks like it will be fast, sweet read.  I like these books after I come up out of a deeply emotional book.  It's like sniffing coffee beans to clear your palate.

"Does your life lack fun and love? Does work consume your time? Does your mother try to fix you up with her priest's middle-aged nephew?

Millie's does – so she takes a grip on her own future and draws up a plan to find Mr Right.
When the first guy who floats her boat, Josh Warwick, doesn't meet the criteria on her wish-list she moves on to wine merchant, Lex Marshall, who ticks all the boxes. Sexy, rich and unable to keep his hands off her, he seems like the man of her dreams. But when Millie faces danger and betrayal, she wonders if her dream man might not be Mr Right after all.

So, who will be...?"  Shit, I hope it's not the priest.


  1. Great books this week! I've had my eye on Dress Shop of Dreams especially. Enjoy your reading and have a great week!

  2. It's always nice to have those relaxing weeks sometimes :)

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