Sunday Post

Book arrivals:  (linked to Mailbox Monday)

a gift of love Family Sins (Oct.'16)  Beachcombers (kindle:audible)  a place to call home

Last week on Bookfan:

Santorini Sunsets_FC  behind closed doors (SMP 8:9)  Mata Hari's Last Dance (7:19)  the other daughter

Reading plan for this week:

you will know me (7:26)  the life she wants (9:27)

Sunday Post

Book arrivals:  (linked to Mailbox Monday)

How the Light Gets In (Bk 9)  the flood girls (audiobook)  the things we wish were true

Last week on Bookfan:

the french war bride  the house between tides (Atria 8:2)  Firefly Summer (7:26)

Reading plan for this week:

sunrise crossing (9:1)  Family Tree by Susan Wigg (8:9:16 Wm Morrow)

Sunday Post

Book arrivals:  (linked to Mailbox Monday)

behind closed doors (SMP 8:9)  the denim blue sea  the house between tides (Atria 8:2)

Last week on Bookfan:

you will know me (7:26) the secrets she kept (7:26) Now and Then Friends (7:28) Once Upon a Wine (7:26 NAL)

Reading plan for this week:

all the time in the world   sweet tomorrows (8:2)

 

Sunday Post

Book arrivals: (linked to Mailbox Monday)

the light of paris (audio)  the other daughter

Last week on Bookfan:

a curious beginning - new cover by the numbers image001-2 better get to livin' (5:31) girl in the afternoon (7:12)

Reading plan for this week:

Firefly Summer (7:26)


Buzz Books 2016

buzz books 2016 RomanceIf you’re a book blogger do you take advantage of the Publishers Lunch books? They’re the ones that feature excerpts from upcoming books. I’ve enjoyed past editions of general fiction and now they’ve released a Romance edition. I found it at NetGalley.

This is a great way to get a taste of books to read in the upcoming season. I found a few favorite authors and clicked the links (when available) to request the galleys. Thanks to Publishers Lunch for offering a Romance edition!

Sunday Post

Book arrivals:  (linked to Mailbox Monday)

Absalom's Daughters  the last treasure  buzz books 2016 Romance  Someone to Love (11:1)

Last week on Bookfan:

when the moon is low   Riverbend Road (6:21)   all the time in the world   Absalom's Daughters

Reading plan for this week:

The Matchmakers of Minnow Bay (Aug 9)  swear on this life (blog tour 8:11)

 

Sunday Post

Book arrivals:  (linked to Mailbox Monday)

girl in the afternoon (7:12) here's to us (audiobook) the tie that binds (kent haruf) I like you just fine when you're not around

Last week on Bookfan:

the big sheep sweet little lies - audio (6:28) Flight Patterns (6:30 blog tour) Happy Ever After in Christmas (6:28)

Reading plan for this week:

Falling (7:19)  Once Upon a Wine (7:26 NAL)

Sunday Post and a review: Living Large in Our Little House by Kerri Fivecoat-Campbell

Book arrivals:  (linked to Mailbox Monday)

you will know me (7:26)  the life she wants (9:27)  image001-2  Untitled-1

Last week on Bookfan:

sunshine beach (6:21) Berkley   pound for pound by Shannon Kopp

Reading plan for this week:

the secrets she kept (7:26)

Same as last week. We’re in the middle of a kitchen renovation so reading time has been limited.


  • living large in our little houseTitle:  Living Large in Our Little House
  • Author:  Kerri Fivecoat-Campbell
  • Genre:  Non-fiction
  • Published:  June 2016 – Reader’s Digest
  • Source:  FSB Associates; Publisher

My take:  I’m a fan of the cable shows about finding the perfect tiny house to live in but I’m not sure it would be the right permanent housing choice for me. Maybe for a weekend.

Kerri Fivecoat-Campbell and her husband Dale found it to be the best choice for them. Kerri’s book is a combination memoir and How To guide for anyone thinking of making the leap to living in a little house. She uses her experiences of what to do and what not to do when building a small home. Included are lists of pantry/kitchen necessities, details about financial considerations, a helpful index, and a resource list – just to name a few. Kerri and Dale know what they’re talking about – they went from a three bedroom home in the suburbs to a 480 square feet home in the woods!

Several little house owners are spotlighted in the book. They all have unique experiences. There are many photographs scattered throughout. If you’re a fan of shows about this trend or you’re serious about making the move to a little house I think you’ll enjoy this book.


Author Bio:
Kerri Fivecoat-Campbell is a journalist and author who has written a column on small space living for Parade.com. She’s also written on small space living for Mother Earth News and Realtor.com and has been interviewed extensively on her tiny house expertise. Her work has also appeared in Audubon MagazineEntrepreneur Magazine, Yahoo! News, MSN.com and NBC Digital’s pet channel. A member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors, the Society of American Travel Writers, and the Society of Environmental Journalists, a past national board member of the Society of Professional Journalists, and a past president of the Kansas City Press Club, Kerri’s other writing specialties includes animals and pets, business, travel, and the environment. She loves boating and fishing, hiking, and spending time with her husband of 30 years and their dogs. Kerri lives an intentional life with an eye toward sustainability in a 480-square-foot cabin in the Ozark Mountains with her husband and five “recycled” (rescue) mutts, which she documents on her blog, Living Large in Our Little House.

For more information visit her website http://livinglargeinourlittlehouse.com and follow her on Facebook and Twitter.

Sunday Post

Book arrivals:  (linked to Mailbox Monday)

the witness by nora roberts (audio) the big sheep living large in our little house

the secrets she kept (7:26) Fall of Poppies (LTER win)

Last week on Bookfan:

Monsters- A Love Story  stitches in time living large in our little house Forever Beach (6:7)

Reading plan for this week:

by the numbers

Sunday Post

Book arrivals: (linked to Mailbox Monday)

sunrise crossing (9:1) always a cowboy (9:1)

all summer long (audible) all the time in the world

Last week on the blog:

Lawyer for the cat Discovering You by Brenda Novak (6:1)

Reading plan for this week:

Flight Patterns (6:30 blog tour)

Sunday Post

Book arrivals:  (linked to Mailbox Monday)

sunshine beach (6:21) Berkley   by the numbers

sweet tomorrows (8:2)   better off without him (kindle:audible)

Last week on Bookfan:

the weekenders   I Let You Go (5:3 Berkley)

Reading plan for this week:

Forever Beach (6:7)

Breaking news🙂

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 Rosie

Meet our new granddaughter Rosemary Kathleen

Sunday Post

Book arrivals:  (linked to Mailbox Monday)

Happy Ever After in Christmas (6:28) The Angel's Share (7:26) the space between sisters (6:14)

Monsters- A Love Story swear on this life (blog tour 8:11) the wedding sisters (6:7)

Last week on Bookfan:

  • Review:  Britt-Marie was Here by Fredrik Backman
  • Review:  The Obsession by Nora Roberts

Britt-Marie Was Here (5:10)   The Obsession

Reading schedule for this week:

the weekenders

 

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)