Weekly Wrap-Up Sunday Post #10

Another crazy week in paradise!  Kinda.  Sorta.

This post has been shared on The Sunday Post, a weekly recap from so many amazing blogs is hosted by Kimberly over at Caffeinated Reviewer. 

This word link and the graphic will take you to The Sunday Post meme for this week – enjoy.  🙂

Just Life:

It’s been rather quiet around the homestead this past week – no major events, just getting through this pandemic… and the political scene.  I swear I’m going to avoid Twitter for a full 24 hours just to get a cleanse going on from all the political crap.

Did get to social distance visit with my best friend this week, that was the highlight.  Well, it’s mentionable because she’s moving to Tennessee at the end of October – and this damned quarantine is keeping us from doing stuff together before she goes.  But we got to spend an hour together on my patio enjoying the sunshine (and the annoyance of shouting over the neighbor’s lawnmower – grr – of course he was done when she was ready to leave!).

Last week on the blog:

Reviews were kinda light, for a change.

Dead Man Talking by Jana DeLeon

The Cowboy and His Runaway by Kaci Rose (this one might have triggers)

A Nanny Called Alice by Barbara Hannay

The Haunting on Palm Court by Stephanie Edwards

Dawn with a Duke by Erica Ridley

Once Hunted, Twice Shy by Mandy M. Roth

A Cowboy’s Proposal by C. J. Carmichael

What Not to Wear to a Graveyard by Debra Sennefelder

The Watcher by Jennifer Pashley

New Books Added to the TBR:

I was actually pretty good this week.  I did add J.D. Robb’s newest, Shadows in Death – the next Eve Dallas & Roarke adventure is an absolute must for me.  And nothing from NetGalley (for a change).  A slow week in gathering books, but I’ve plenty to keep me occupied *looks at the Kindle* – yeah, I got books to read.  🙂

Have yourself a good week – read some great books – and stay safe.

 

Weekly Wrap-Up Sunday Post #9

Another crazy week in paradise!  Kinda.  Sorta.

This post has been shared on The Sunday Post, a weekly recap from so many amazing blogs is hosted by Kimberly over at Caffeinated Reviewer. 

This word link and the graphic will take you to The Sunday Post meme for this week – enjoy.  🙂

Just Life:

Quarantine life continues.  We had a small scare as one of our friends is sick and being tested for COVID-19.  Fortunately, she’d been off work for a week before her potential contact (with a doctor’s office nurse who was asymptomatic until a random sweep of the office personnel was done when she became sick), but it still sucks for her as she is now in total lockdown until she gets the results back.  This virus is so insidious.  You can have it and have not one single symptom yet pass it along to someone else.  Wash those hands, keep a social distance.  Mask up, people.  Yeah, it’s not comfortable but you’re protecting those you love and perfect strangers – and yourself -from this dangerous virus.  Not ranting, just pleading… be safe, and keep those around you safe as well.

In other home news, regarding my son.  He’s begun a new liquid oral medicine, Evrysdi (pronounced Ev-Riz-Dee) in place of the spinal shot with Spinraza (that nine-inch needle to the spinal column was always scary and painful… but it was the only treatment, at the time, for Spinal Muscular Atrophy).  I’m comfortable mentioning it as he’s shared this information with his Twitter followers and is truly all about helping others with information that might be helpful to them or someone they might know.  Any new direction in medical treatment is always a bit scary, yet the results from this have been good.  The chance to build stronger muscle with life-altering possibilities is something that has to be tried.  If this daily medicine will save his life, allow the possibility of affecting the strength of muscle… then I’m all for it, even as I hide that motherly concern behind a positive smile.  (I’m a mom, it’s part of my job description to worry about… anything.) 🙂

Reviews on the blog last week:

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Can’t Wait Wednesday (8-19-2020)

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read. Generally, they’re books that have yet to be released. It’s based on Waiting on Wednesday, once hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.  Find out more here.

I seem to be waiting for books releasing next year these days – perhaps it’s the being cooped up in a quarantine state of mind that has me reaching for the future.  But this one really caught my eye, not only because I love the author’s work but because it’s relevant to so many women beyond that first bloom of their 20s – there comes a moment to embrace who they are wholehearted.  And that is what ‘Gray Hair Don’t Care’ is all about.  Now I don’t pretend to know your book preferences — but this looks like fun to me.  🙂

Gray Hair Don’t Care

At 47, newly divorced makeup artist Lela Bennett is dreading her next steps. Dating. Meeting people. Not letting herself go. But then she runs into Donovan James and tries something different—sleeping with her sexy crush from college. Unfortunately, in a post-orgasm stupor, Lela confesses she was in love with Donovan all those years ago. He responds by leaving while she sleeps. The next morning, her gray hairs are practically taunting her. She knows she has to get it together. Forget men. Embrace her age. Own her gray.

Now, it’s three years later. Donovan, marketing genius and, as his ex-wives will tell you, freaked out by feelings, is focused on his daughter’s lifestyle company. He’s floored when he meets the face of the beauty division. It’s Lela. With stunning silver locks and new confidence, she’s no longer swayed by his charms. When business starts booming, the universe seems intent on throwing them together time and again. And suddenly, two people convinced that romance was behind them, are wondering if love could be what’s next.

I love the cover which was revealed on August 17, 2020.  That lovely lady has a ‘take names and doesn’t care attitude’ that I certainly wish I could adopt at times.  I’m really looking forward to this one, in fact, I’ve got it on pre-order already.  February 8, 2021, may seem like forever away, but the time will pass.  And I’m definitely looking forward to Lela’s story.

Can’t Wait Wednesday

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read. Generally, they’re books that have yet to be released. It’s based on Waiting on Wednesday, once hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.  Find out more here.

I’m trying to get back into weekly bookish things, and ‘Can’t-Wait Wednesday‘ was one that I enjoyed sharing last year.  This year is more than a little crazy but I’m trying to find a new normal – and that is talking about books in any way that I can.  So, here we go again.  🙂

I read across so many genres that picking out one for this week is a bit of a challenge.  But I believe that I’m most looking forward to the release of a “debut author” who is actually using another pen name as she moves into another genre.  I’ll put the link to her new name website at the bottom.  It’s no true secret for she’s mentioned it on Twitter and her other author name is on her new site.

Pretty Little Wife” by Darby Kane becomes available on February 16, 2021

Debut author Darby Kane thrills with this twisty domestic suspense novel that asks one central question: shouldn’t a dead husband stay dead?

Lila Ridgefield lives in an idyllic college town, but not everything is what it seems. Lila isn’t what she seems.

A student vanished months ago. Now, Lila’s husband, Aaron, is also missing.

At first, these cases are treated as horrible coincidences until it’s discovered the student is really the third of three unexplained disappearances over the last few years. The police are desperate to find the connection if there even is one. Little do they know they might be stumbling over only part of the truth…

With the small town in an uproar, everyone is worried about the whereabouts of their beloved high school teacher. Everyone except Lila, his wife. She’s definitely confused about her missing husband but only because she was the last person to see his body, and now it’s gone.

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