Friday, January 18, 2019

The Kindrily Series by Karen Amanda Hooper ~ New Covers and a Giveaway!


I absolutely love this series!

And now Karen has beautiful new covers for these amazing stories. Take a look at that awesomeness! 

Then be sure to check out the series. It is sooooo good.

You can read book #1 ~ Grasping at Eternity for FREE!! 

GRASPING AT ETERNITY (The Kindrily Book 1) by [Hooper, Karen Amanda]


The other two books in the series are only $3.99 each!

TAKING BACK FOREVER (The Kindrily Book 2) by [Hooper, Karen Amanda]     FIGHTING FOR INFINITY (The Kindrily Book 3) by [Hooper, Karen Amanda]


Aren't they gorgeous?!

Hop on over to Karen's blog where she is sharing the announcement of the new covers. Her post includes a fun mini-interview with her fabulous cover designer and info about how to enter a contest to win a signed set of paperbacks.


You can keep scrolling and enter the giveaway right here but I'm pretty sure you'll want to check out Karen's blog for more information about her books.




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Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Release Day! Home for Wounded Hearts by Ashley Farley #HomeForWoundedHearts

Happy Release Day!!

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Congratulations Ashley
on the release today of
Home for Wounded Hearts!

Home for Wounded Hearts
 by Ashley Farley

Print and ebook, 255 pages
Published January 15th 2019 by Leisure Time Publishing

A novel of hope and renewal by the author of the bestselling Sweeney Sisters series.

Faith Neilson, survivor of an abusive marriage, has finally discovered her life’s passion. She’s established a shelter for women in crisis. Not only for homeless women but also for those who are suffering from abuse, dealing with addiction, or coping with grief over the loss of a loved one. Faith’s mission, when she opens her doors, is to help the residents mend their broken hearts. In the midst of that challenge, she struggles to find additional funding to keep her program afloat while balancing the demands of career and home.

This standalone spinoff of the bestselling Sweeney Sisters series presents a cast of memorable characters. Tilda, who is convinced she has Alzheimer’s. Molly, a street-smart homeless woman who has an endearing childlike quality. Caroline, whose gardening hobby has become an obsession since the death of her son. And Jenny, a young woman whose anger at her husband for having an affair with her best friend has spiraled out of control

Join these women in their day-to-day lives as they endeavor to move from uncertainty toward independence. When the actions of a young resident’s abusive stepfather threaten the residents’ lives as well as the future of the shelter, tension mounts and bonds of friendship are tested in a dramatic conclusion.

A Sweeney Sisters Series standalone spinoff.


I loved Home for Wounded Hearts as I have loved all of Ashley's stories. And I loved visiting the Sweeney Sisters again. I highly recommend it! You can read more of my thoughts here.

About the author

Ashley Farley

Ashley Farley writes books about women for women. Her characters are mothers, daughters, sisters, and wives facing real-life issues. Her goal is to keep you turning the pages until the wee hours of the morning. If her story stays with you long after you've read the last word, then she's done her job.

After her brother died in 1999 of an accidental overdose, she turned to writing as a way of releasing her pent-up emotions. She wrote Saving Ben in honor of Neal, the boy she worshiped, the man she could not save.

Ashley is a wife and mother of two young adult children. While she’s lived in Richmond, Virginia for the past 21 years, part of her heart remains in the salty marshes of the South Carolina Lowcountry where she grew up. Through the eyes of her characters, she’s able to experience the moss-draped trees, delectable cuisine, and kind-hearted folks with lazy drawls that make the area so unique. ~ Goodreads

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Saturday, January 12, 2019

Book Spotlight Giveaway! An Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen


I have sooooo many books! The Book Spotlight Giveaway feature that I post every Saturday is a way for me to clear my shelves and to share some of the many books I have. This feature is a way for my to cull my collection and to give someone else the opportunity to enjoy these treasures.

An Anonymous Girl just came out earlier this week and I loved it! This is the second novel these two amazing authors have penned together and I know this one is going to be another hit for them. I read and reviewed this fabulous book earlier and you can read my thoughts here

Somehow, I ended up with two advanced reader copies so I'm passing one on. I hope whoever wins it will enjoy it as much as I did. And please leave a review when you're done! 

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An Anonymous Girl

An Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen
Print and e-book, 384 pages
Published January 8th 2019 by St. Martin's Press

The next novel of psychological suspense and obsession from the authors of the blockbuster bestseller The Wife Between Us.

Seeking women ages 18–32 to participate in a study on ethics and morality. Generous compensation. Anonymity guaranteed.

When Jessica Farris signs up for a psychology study conducted by the mysterious Dr. Shields, she thinks all she’ll have to do is answer a few questions, collect her money, and leave. But as the questions grow more and more intense and invasive and the sessions become outings where Jess is told what to wear and how to act, she begins to feel as though Dr. Shields may know what she’s thinking…and what she’s hiding. As Jess’s paranoia grows, it becomes clear that she can no longer trust what in her life is real, and what is one of Dr. Shields’ manipulative experiments. Caught in a web of deceit and jealousy, Jess quickly learns that some obsessions can be deadly.

From the authors of the blockbuster bestseller The Wife Between Us comes an electrifying new novel about doubt, passion, and just how much you can trust someone.


About the authors

Greer Hendricks

Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen are the co-authors of the blockbuster New York Times bestseller, The Wife Between, as well as the forthcoming, An Anonymous GirlAn Anonymous Girl has been optioned for a television series by eOne, with Sarah and Greer executive producing. The Wife Between has been optioned for film by Amblin Entertainment, with Sarah and Greer screenwriting the adaptation.

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Friday, January 11, 2019

Miss Etta by Deanna Lynn Slettten ~ 99¢ SALE!! Today Only! #MissEtta

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Oh my gosh everybody! This amazing book is only 99¢ and only for today. I loved this book and I know you will too. Grab it while it's on sale ~ what a bargain! 

Miss Etta: A Novel by Deanna Lynn Sletten
Historical Women's Fiction
Published by Deanna Lynn Sletten
Published September 4, 2018

She rode with the most famous outlaws of her time. Then she vanished.

In the fall of 1895, Etta Place falls in love with Harry Longabaugh, alias the Sundance Kid. She gives up everything to follow him and his partner-in-crime, Butch Cassidy, in their outlaw life across the continent and beyond. Breathtakingly beautiful and every inch a lady, Etta can also ride and shoot as well as any man. As their fugitive life begins to crumble, she finds herself alone and living in a convent with her newborn son. Knowing she can’t hide away forever, she moves halfway across the country to begin anew. Etta prays her past won’t catch up with her.

In 1911 Emily Pleasants steps onto the train station platform of Pine Creek, Minnesota with a teacher’s contract in hand and a secret life she’s fled. A young widow with a small son, she’s searching for a safe place to raise her child where no one will recognize her. She meets Edward Sheridan, a successful merchant and bank owner, who quickly falls for her beauty, intelligence, and kindness. Still, she worries her notorious past will threaten the one thing dearest to her—her son.

From the deserts of Texas to the sweeping vistas of Wyoming, the refinement of New York City to the lush valleys of Argentina, Etta followed the outlaw men she loved so dearly. And then, she disappeared.

One woman, two separate lives. What became of the elusive Etta Place?

  
My thoughts about Miss Etta ~~ 
(originally posted September 4, 2018) 

(I love to note the first lines of the books I'm reading. First lines can really grab a reader's attention and I love seeing where the author takes the reader after their first lines.)

First line—"Susan Sheridan hurried out of her car and headed across the street to the assisted-living facility where her grandmother lived."

I've always loved the movie Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid starring Paul Newman and Robert Redford. I can't even guess how many times I've seen it. There is also a female character in this story, Etta Place. Little is known about her after the outlaws' lives fell apart.

I was so excited when I heard that one of my very favorite authors was working on a book depicting what she thinks Etta's life might have been like after she is separated from the duo. Miss Etta is a believable, heart-warming tale that looks at what life was like for a woman in the early 1900's. It was even tougher for someone like Etta, who was trying to leave her old life in the past and start all over with a new one.  

Etta moves to Minnesota, remaking her life as Emily, a young widow with a little boy. She is a strong woman who just wants to raise her son to be a good man, all while living in the fear that her other life will be found out. Is a happy, carefree life and a good man to love even possible for her to think about?  

Etta and Harry, the Sundance Kid, had a deep loving relationship—their story was such a beautiful love story, even though they led very unusual lives, very tough lives. Their strong bond and the deep love that they had for each other gets them through the tough times, even at the very end. 

I would love to think that Miss Etta's life ended up the way that Deanna wrote about it here. Sure, she had a tough life with tough decisions to make and she did it all while raising a little boy, a boy who was safe and loved. Miss Etta is a wonderful tale that ended for me just the way I wanted it to. I absolutely loved everything about this story.

The Real Etta Place

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Harry Longabaugh alias the Sundance Kid
and Etta Place

Etta Place was a real woman who was married to the notorious outlaw the Sundance Kid. From 1895 to 1907, she followed Sundance and Butch Cassidy, the leader of the Wild Bunch, along the Outlaw Trail and down to South America where the threesome tried to go straight. She was a young, beautiful woman who was said to be refined and mannered, even though she could shoot and ride as well as any man. No one knew her real name. She went by the alias Etta Place, but some thought her name was Ethel.

Sometime around 1906–1908, she disappeared. Some say that during that time, she died in a Denver hospital and Sundance went on a drunken brawl and shot up a bar before returning to South America. Others say she died in childbirth. Stories persist that she left Sundance for someone else, that she came back to America alone, or that she died in the final shootout in San Vincente, Bolivia where it was believed that Butch and Sundance died. In reality, no woman was killed during that shootout, and there has yet to be any evidence that Butch or Sundance died that day.

What became of Etta Place? No one knows. And that is what makes her story so interesting. Using a timeline of true events that are known, I create her past life with Butch and Sundance, while giving a fictional version of her life after she disappeared. Enjoy!

About the author



Deanna Lynn Sletten is the author of Maggie's Turn, Finding Libbie, One Wrong Turn, and several other titles. She writes heartwarming women’s fiction and romance novels with unforgettable characters. She has also written one middle-grade novel that takes you on the adventure of a lifetime. Deanna believes in fate, destiny, love at first sight, soul mates, second chances, and happily ever after, and her novels reflect that.

Deanna is married and has two grown children. When not writing, she enjoys walking the wooded trails around her home with her beautiful Australian Shepherd, traveling, and relaxing on the lake.

Deanna loves hearing from her readers. 
Connect with her here—

Website | Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Amazon

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Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Release Day! An Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen #AnAnonymousGirl #NetGalley

Happy Release Day!!

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Congratulations Greer & Sarah
on the release today of
An Anonymous Girl!

An Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen
Print and e-book, 384 pages
Published January 8th 2019 by St. Martin's Press

The next novel of psychological suspense and obsession from the authors of the blockbuster bestseller The Wife Between Us.

Seeking women ages 18–32 to participate in a study on ethics and morality. Generous compensation. Anonymity guaranteed.

When Jessica Farris signs up for a psychology study conducted by the mysterious Dr. Shields, she thinks all she’ll have to do is answer a few questions, collect her money, and leave. But as the questions grow more and more intense and invasive and the sessions become outings where Jess is told what to wear and how to act, she begins to feel as though Dr. Shields may know what she’s thinking…and what she’s hiding. As Jess’s paranoia grows, it becomes clear that she can no longer trust what in her life is real, and what is one of Dr. Shields’ manipulative experiments. Caught in a web of deceit and jealousy, Jess quickly learns that some obsessions can be deadly.

From the authors of the blockbuster bestseller The Wife Between Us comes an electrifying new novel about doubt, passion, and just how much you can trust someone.

 

This is the second novel these two amazing authors have penned together. And this one is going to be another hit for them. I read and reviewed this fabulous book earlier ~ read my thoughts here.

About the authors

Greer Hendricks

Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen are the co-authors of the blockbuster New York Times bestseller, The Wife Between, as well as the forthcoming, An Anonymous GirlAn Anonymous Girl has been optioned for a television series by eOne, with Sarah and Greer executive producing. The Wife Between has been optioned for film by Amblin Entertainment, with Sarah and Greer screenwriting the adaptation.

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Release Day! The Red Address Book by Sofia Lundberg

Happy Release Day!!

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Congratulations Sofia
on the release today of
The Red Address Book!

The Red Address Book by Sofia Lundberg
Paperback and e-book, 304 pages
Published January 8th 2019 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

For fans of A Man Called Ove and The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared comes a heartwarming debut about 96-year-old Doris, who writes down her memories as she pages through her decades-old address book. But the most profound moment of her life is still to come . . .

Meet Doris, a 96-year-old woman living alone in her Stockholm apartment. She has few visitors, but her weekly Skype calls with Jenny--her American grandniece, and her only relative--give her great joy and remind her of her own youth.

When Doris was a girl, she was given an address book by her father, and ever since she has carefully documented everyone she met and loved throughout the years. Looking through the little book now, Doris sees the many crossed-out names of people long gone and is struck by the urge to put pen to paper. In writing down the stories of her colorful past--working as a maid in Sweden, modelling in Paris during the 30s, fleeing to Manhattan at the dawn of the Second World War--can she help Jenny, haunted by a difficult childhood, unlock the secrets of their family and finally look to the future? And whatever became of Allan, the love of Doris's life?

A charming novel that prompts reflection on the stories we all should carry to the next generation, and the surprises in life that can await even the oldest among us, The Red Address Book introduces Sofia Lundberg as a wise--and irresistible--storyteller.

 

I absolutely loved this debut novel by Sofia Lundberg and I'm so excited it is out in the world now. You can read my thoughts here

About the author

Viktor Fremling

Sofia Lundberg is a journalist and former magazine editor. Her debut novel, The Red Address Book, will be published in 28 territories worldwide. She lives in Stockholm with her son. ~ Amazon

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