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)

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)