Saturday, May 25, 2024

This OR That Giveaway № 150 ~ Things We Do in the Dark by Jennifer Hillier OR The Winters in Bloom by Lisa Tucker #ThingsWeDoInTheDark #TheWintersInBloom


I have sooooo many books!

The This or That Giveaway! feature that I post every Saturday is a way for me to cull my collection and to share some of the many books I have. I get to clear off some of my shelves to make room for more books and give someone else the chance to enjoy these treasures.

Good luck and be sure to stop back next week!


Things We Do in the Dark
by Jennifer Hillier
ARC - Published July 2022

Things We Do in the Dark is a brilliant new thriller from Jennifer Hillier, the award-winning author of the breakout novels Little Secrets and Jar of Hearts. Paris Peralta is suspected of killing her celebrity husband, and her long-hidden past now threatens to destroy her future.

When Paris Peralta is arrested in her own bathroom—covered in blood, holding a straight razor, her celebrity husband dead in the bathtub behind her—she knows she'll be charged with murder. But as bad as this looks, it's not what worries her the most. With the unwanted media attention now surrounding her, it's only a matter of time before someone from her long hidden past recognizes her and destroys the new life she's worked so hard to build, along with any chance of a future.

Twenty-five years earlier, Ruby Reyes, known as the Ice Queen, was convicted of a similar murder in a trial that riveted Canada in the early nineties. Reyes knows who Paris really is, and when she's unexpectedly released from prison, she threatens to expose all of Paris's secrets. Left with no other choice, Paris must finally confront the dark past she escaped, once and for all.

Because the only thing worse than a murder charge are two murder charges.


The Winters in Bloom
by Lisa Tucker
ARC ~ Published September 2011

In bestselling author Lisa Tucker’s latest, a family discovers that it’s only when the walls between the present and past crumble that the future can bloom.  

Together for over a decade, Kyra and David Winter are happier than they ever thought they could be.  They have a comfortable home, stable careers, and a young son, Michael, who they love more than anything.  Yet because of their complicated histories, Kyra and David have always feared that this domestic bliss couldn’t last - that the life they created was destined to be disrupted.  And on one perfectly average summer day, it is: Michael disappears from his own backyard.

The only question is whose past has finally caught up with them: David feels sure that Michael was taken by his troubled ex-wife, while Kyra believes the kidnapper must be someone from her estranged family, someone she betrayed years ago.

As the Winters embark on a journey of time and memory to find Michael, they will be forced to admit these suspicions, revealing secrets about themselves they’ve always kept hidden.  But they will also have a chance to discover that it’s not too late to have the family they’ve dreamed of; that even if the world is full of risks, as long as they have hope, the future can bloom.

Lyrical, wise, and witty, The Winters in Bloom is Lisa Tucker’s most optimistic work to date.  This enchanting, life-affirming story will charm readers and leave them full of wonder at the stubborn strength of the human heart.



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  1. A few hurricanes. I worry more about torrential rain & flooding. Stay safe!

  2. Yes! Over the years our family has experienced several types of natural disasters.

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  3. No to tornados and hurricanes but I’ve lived through several significant history making blizzards coming off of Lake Erie with 5+ feet of snow before wind causing snowdrifts double that. As a kid it was winter “normal “ to ride the school bus looking out to the snow banks a yard away taller than the bus.

  4. No to tornados. Some of my family recently moved to Texas and had one blow by their place a week or so ago, fortunately no damage!

  5. I've never been in a tornado, but one came through and destroyed a school and some businesses in another part of town. I've been through a few hurricanes living near coastal North Carolina. I lived about 80 miles away from Mount St. Helens when it erupted in 1980. An earthquake or three.

  6. I have experienced the colder side of inclement weather. Blizzards and lake effect snow storms. Lake effect storms can dump as much as 6 feet of snow in a 24 hour period..!

  7. I just moved to TN. Strong winds in Texas.


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