Sunday Post and a mini review

Happy May!

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Book arrivals:  (linked to Mailbox Monday)

Forever Beach (6:7)  The Obsession

Last week on Bookfan:

sister dear-2   Lone Heart Pass (4:26)

Reading plan for this week:

The Obsession


Mini review:

  • Change of Scene (4:5:16)Title:  Change of Scene: A novella
  • Author:  Mary Kay Andrews
  • Genre:  Women’s Fiction
  • Pages:  100
  • Published:  April 2016 – St. Martin’s Press
  • Source:  Publisher; NetGalley

Description:  This 100 page prequel novella to Mary Kay Andrews’s bestselling novel Beach Town is sure to delight fans and new readers alike.

Greer Hennessy is a movie location scout whose latest project has literally gone up in flames. After an avocado field accidentally catches fire on the set of her new movie, she is out of a job and practically run out of town. With her feisty grandmother Dearie, a Golden Age starlet who still has a lot of vigor left in her, complicating her life, Greer needs a bit of a rest. But Greer’s own mother then drops a bombshell on her that will change Greer’s life completely, and raise questions about her own father that she can’t ignore. In desperate need of a second chance, can Greer find what she’s looking for in the one last job she can get: a movie called BEACH TOWN? But first, she needs to find the perfect spot…  (publisher)

My mini review:  If you haven’t read Beach Town, Mary Kay Andrew’s most recent novel, you’ll want to read Change of Scene first. It covers the weeks leading up to Beach Town and gives a little more texture to Greer’s background.

If you’re like me and read Beach Town last year you’ll enjoy revisiting Greer’s story. I enjoyed it and recommend it to fans of the author. My thanks to the publisher for sending a review galley to me.

Sunday Post

Book arrivals (received in the past two weeks):  (linked to Mailbox Monday)

wedding girl (5:19 blog tour)  stitches in time  Once Upon a Wine (7:26 NAL)

better get to livin' (5:31)  one true loves (6:16 blog tour)  the cherry harvest

when the moon is low  Mata Hari's Last Dance (7:19)  the secrets she kept (7:26)

Last week on Bookfan:

  • Review:  Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld
  • Review:  The Winemakers by Jan Moran

Eligible (4:19:16 RH)   The Winemakers (4:5)

Reading plan for this week:

the-girl-from-home-9781476764283_hr   Britt-Marie Was Here (5:10)

Sunday Post

Book arrivals:  (linked to Mailbox Monday)

Riverbend Road (6:21)  I Let You Go (5:3 Berkley)  pound for pound by Shannon Kopp

Last week on Bookfan:

  • Review: Once a Rancher by Linda Lael Miller
  • Review:  Blue Stars by Emily Gray Tedrowe
  • Review:  Jane Steele by Lyndsay Faye

Once a Rancher (3:29)   Blue Stars (Trade PB)   jane steele (putnam)

Reading plan for the week:

Crushed by Deborah Coonts   Discovering You by Brenda Novak (6:1)

I’m going away this week and thought these seemed perfect for the beach:) I have a couple of posts scheduled (one is a US giveaway).  See you next week!

Sunday Post

Book arrivals: (linked to Mailbox Monday)

Change of Scene (4:5:16)  Looking Back by Joyce Maynard (kindle)  the-girl-from-home-9781476764283_hr  Family Tree by Susan Wigg (8:9:16 Wm Morrow)

Last week on Bookfan:

  • Review:  Home on Apple Blossom Road by Sheila Roberts
  • Review:  Summer at Little Beach Street Bakery by Jenny Colgan
  • Giveaway (US/CA):  Sister Dear by Laura McNeill

Home on Apple Blossom Rd. (3:22016)   summer at little beach street bakery (3:22)   sister dear

Reading plan for this week:

Blue Stars (Trade PB)  jane steele (putnam)

Sunday Post

Book arrivals:  (linked to Mailbox Monday)

An empty mailbox so I’ll enjoy a catch up week.

Last week on Bookfan:

Except for vacation weeks I can’t remember the last time I went a week with no posts. I’ve been reading though so reviews will start appearing this week:)

Reading plan for this week:

summer at little beach street bakery (3:22)  keep me posted (review 4:19)

Sunday Post

Book arrivals: (linked to Mailbox Monday)

Discovering You by Brenda Novak (6:1)  keep me posted (review 4:19)  jane steele (putnam)

Crushed by Deborah Coonts  the park of sunset dreams (Dare Valley #6)  Blue Stars (Trade PB)

Last week on Bookfan:

  • Review: The House on Primrose Pond

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Reading plan for this week:

Lone Heart Pass (4:26)  summer at little beach street bakery (3:22)

Sunday Post

I’ll be away this week on a winter escape. See you in a week or so.

Book arrivals:  (linked to Mailbox Monday)

The Ones Who Matter Most (NAL Tour)  The Matchmakers of Minnow Bay (Aug 9)

Last week on Bookfan:

  • Review: The Friends We Keep by Susan Mallery
  • Review: The Promise of Forgiveness by Marin Thomas

the friends we keep (2:23)   The Promise of Forgiveness (3:2)

Reading plan for this week:

best of my love (4:26)  Eligible (4:19:16 RH)  after you (audiobook:library)

Sunday Post

Last week I marked eight years of blogging about books. When I began Bookfan back in 2008 I wasn’t sure how long I would keep this blog thing going:)  Now, starting my ninth year, I’m amazed by all the wonderful people I’ve met and all the good books I’ve read. Thanks for visiting, commenting, and making this such a great experience!

Book arrivals:  (linked to Mailbox Monday)

summer at little beach street bakery (3:22)

Last week on Bookfan:

  • Review:  Everything’s Relative by Jenna McCarthy

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Reading plan for this week:

What We Find (4:5:16)   Lies and Other Acts of Love (4:5:16)

Sunday Post

My mailbox was full last week after a few sparse weeks.

Book arrivals:  (linked to Mailbox Monday)

The Promise of Forgiveness (3:2)  The Winemakers (4:5)  Lone Heart Pass (4:26)

sunshine beach (6:21) Berkley   image003   image001-2

Last week on Bookfan:

Carolina Dreaming (2:2) Berkley   Rustler's Moon (1:26:16)   Every Anxious Wave (2:9)

Currently reading:

Home on Apple Blossom Rd. (3:22016)

Sunday Post

Wishing everyone on the East Coast the best – including my little sis who is in NYC celebrating her birthday this weekend. Stay safe and warm, all!

Book arrivals:  (linked to Mailbox Monday)

Once a Rancher (3:29)  Britt-Marie Was Here (5:10)

Last week on Bookfan:

Midnight in St. Petersburg (1:19) spotlight   Cover.Final-2

Currently reading:

Winter Street (kindle)

 

Sunday Post

Book arrivals:  (linked to Mailbox Monday)

Carolina Dreaming (2:2) Berkley  TheRamblers_BookCover  Cover.Final-2  Lies and Other Acts of Love (4:5:16)  Home on Apple Blossom Rd. (3:22016)

Last week on Bookfan:

Angels Burning (Jan. 2016)  a taste of heaven (short novel)  carolina man - audio

Currently reading:

Shine On by Claire Cook

Sunday Post

I received a couple of books in my mailbox last week amid all the Christmas festivities. I hope you all had a good week and (perhaps) received books or bookstore gift cards. My family no longer tries to guess if I’ve read a book or not so it’s not an issue. I love to receive gift cards though:)

A relative loaned me her copy of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. Honestly, I’ve read so many reviews for it that I feel like I’ve read it. I’ll give it a try to see if I can come up with some good hints for simplifying. We’ve been working on our basement for the past few months.

Book arrivals:  (linked to Mailbox Monday)

a taste of heaven (short novel)  What We Find (4:5:16)

Last week on Bookfan:

Currently reading:

A Kristan Higgins book seemed like a great way to wind up the year:

waiting on you (audio)

Sunday Post

I’m looking forward to enjoying the next two weeks celebrating Christmas with family and friends. Look for my 2015 Favorite Books post on Tuesday. If I receive any books this week I’ll write a Sunday Post. Otherwise, I’ll be back on January 1st with my First Book of 2016. I wish a Merry Christmas to all who celebrate.

Book arrivals:  

No new books last week.

Last week on Bookfan:

  • Review:  Patterns of Change by Terri DuLong
  • Review:  The Last Chance Christmas Ball (anthology)

patterns of change (11:24 Lyrical Press)   the last chance Christmas ball (9:29)

Currently reading:

With my review commitments caught up I’m reading a book that’s been on my Kindle for a while.

moonlight on butternut lake #3

Sunday Post

Where did last week go?! Thankfully I’m feeling caught up in all things blog related and most things Christmas related.

2016 First BookI signed up for Sheila’s First Book of the Year – 2016.  I did it last year and enjoyed being part of the meme and seeing what everyone was reading at the start of the new year. My first book is by one of my favorite authors. I’ll post about it on January 1st. I hope you’ll consider joining in the fun.

 

Book arrivals:  (linked to Mailbox Monday)

Christmas at Rosie Hopkin's Sweetshop  the christmas pearl kindle:audible  Angels Burning (Jan. 2016)

Last week on Bookfan:

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Currently reading:

the friends we keep (2:23)

 

Sunday Post

It’s been a while since I wrote a Sunday post. I’m starting to feel better but I had to feature several spotlight/giveaway posts for books the past six weeks because I just couldn’t concentrate on reading. Luckily I also had a few reviews scheduled in advance when I got sick. I look forward to getting back into my reading habit. Thanks for continuing to visit Bookfan.

Book arrivals:  (linked to Mailbox Monday)

Christmas on candy cane lane (icicle falls #8)  every valley

Last week on Bookfan:

If Only In My Dreams 11:30  The Seafront Tearoom (12:1)  the immortals

Currently reading:

the last chance Christmas ball (9:29)