Sunday, August 14, 2016

Weekly Book Haul.....August 14, 2016

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly book meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews, The Sunday Post is another great site hosted by The Caffeinated Book Reviewer.  The Sunday Salon is a Facebook page where great readers share what they've read this week and Mailbox Monday is a weekly roundup of the new books people have received.

It's that time of year where summer is winding down back in the midwest and everyone is getting excited for fall.   In Arizona, this is the time of year where everyone starts to get very short tempered and just generally sick of the heat.  It's similar to the end of winter in Illinois.  You get little glimpses of spring, and then the late March snowstorm hits and brings with it overwhelming despair.

In Arizona, it's just the reverse.  You go from your house to work and back again, spending as little time as possible outside in God's oven.  So by the end of August, you are sick of being trapped inside, even your pool water is too hot, and you're ready for winter.

Since I'm from the midwest originally, I'm all about fall and football weather.  It feels unnatural here when I start watching the Bears in 109 degree weather.  I want blankets, crisp air and chili.  None of which are part of an Arizona fall.

I'm still slogging through my TBR pile - I need to power through some reviews today because I've read a lot, but I'm behind on my reviews.

Only one add this week - and it's a Christmas book!  Sadly, I still never received the August Booksparks box.  They've gone through some personnel changes, so I'm not sure what's going on, but it's better for me to start working through my NetGalley pile.


A Cornish Christmas by Lily Graham.....Nestled in the Cornish village of
Cloudsea, sits Sea Cottage – the perfect place for some Christmas magic … 

At last Ivy is looking forward to Christmas. She and her husband Stuart have moved to their perfect little cottage by the sea - a haven alongside the rugged cliffs that look out to the Atlantic Ocean. She’s pregnant with their much-longed for first baby and for the first time, since the death of her beloved mother, Ivy feels like things are going to be alright. 

But there is trouble ahead. It soon emerges that Stuart has been keeping secrets from Ivy, and suddenly she misses her mum more than ever. 

When Ivy stumbles across a letter from her mother hidden in an old writing desk, secrets from the past come hurtling into the present. But could her mother’s words help Ivy in her time of need? Ivy is about to discover that the future is full of unexpected surprises and Christmas at Sea Cottage promises to be one to remember. 

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