Sunday, November 29, 2015

Weekly Book Haul....November 29, 2015

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 hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving weekend!  Mine has been fabulous, which means I did a whole lot of what I love to do.  Reading, light shopping, drinking tea in front of the fireplace, watching movies.  It was everything I dreamed.

I'm getting excited for my upcoming vacation.  I'm headed out to St. Maarten with some of my best friends for a much needed week off of work, kids, responsibilities.  We went to Hawaii last year, and it was so amazing that we knew we had to do it again this year.  The four of us all like to do the same things, which is to say swim, reading on the beach and shopping.  So November and December are looking to be pretty great months for me after a long, hard year.

I'm pretty excited about the new Menna van Praag book I received this week. 
I loved her last book, The Dress Shop of Dreams.


The Word Game by Steena Holmes......For overprotective parent Alyson
Ward, any time her daughter, Lyla, is out of sight is reason to panic. So it’s a big step for her when she lets Lyla attend a sleepover at her cousin’s house. Comforted by the knowledge that her sister, Tricia, is the chaperone, Alyson does the one thing she never thought possible: she lets go and trusts that her daughter will be safe.
But Alyson’s sense of peace is short lived. When Lyla comes home the next morning, she reveals something that could tear apart not only their family but also the entire community. Now, Alyson and Tricia must confront their painful shared past as they come together to help a little girl who they fear might be harboring terrible secrets similar to their own. Will the sisters be strong enough to face their demons in order to protect the child, even if it means telling their most private truths?

The Witches of Cambridge by Menna van Praag....Be careful what you wish
for. If you're a witch, you might just get it. 

Amandine Bisset has always had the power to feel the emotions of those around her. It's a secret she can share only with her friends—all professors, all witches—when they gather for the Cambridge University Society of Literature and Witchcraft. Amandine treasures these meetings but lately senses the ties among her colleagues beginning to unravel. If only she had her student Noa's power to hear the innermost thoughts of others, she might know how to patch things up. Unfortunately, Noa regards her gift as a curse. So when a seductive artist claims he can cure her, Noa jumps at the chance, no matter the cost.

Noa's not the only witch in over her head. Mathematics professor Kat has a serious case of unrequited love but refuses to cast spells to win anyone's heart. Her sister, Cosima, is not above using magic to get what she wants, sprinkling pastries in her bakery with equal parts sugar and enchantment. But when Cosima sets her sights on Kat's crush, she conjures up a dangerous love triangle.

As romance and longing swirl through every picturesque side street, the witches of Cambridge find their lives unexpectedly upended and changed in ways sometimes extraordinary, sometimes heartbreaking, but always enchanting.

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