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Other Than Reading...
This was another quiet week. With the All-Star Game messing with the baseball schedule, I had more time to read. I decided to binge on the rest of the Pink Carnation series. I also spent some time waiting for review books to arrive.
The house hunt is going slowly. My realtor seems to be sending me one link a week for potential houses. Nothing is the right fit so far. I'm not sure what I want is available in the Duluth housing market. I'm starting to think that I am going to have to find land and built it.
Read Last Week
Curious Minds by Janet Evanovich and Phoef Sutton begins a new series. This was a zany romantic comedy that makes Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series read like realistic fiction. It was fun. My review will be posted on August 18 for this August 16 release.
Then I started my Pink Carnation binge. The Orchid Affair by Lauren Willig takes place mostly in France and stars a governess who is a graduate of the Selwick's spy school. It was an excellent adventure and romance. My review will be posted on August 24.
The Garden Intrigue by Lauren Willig. This one gave side character, bad poet, and spy Augustus Whittlesby his chance to be a romantic hero. After having his heart broken by Jane's rejection, he needs to team up with Yankee import, widow Emma Delagardie to find a device that Napoleon has commissioned from Robert Fulton. My review will be posted on August 31.
The Passion of the Purple Plumeria by Lauren Willig brings Jane and her chaperone Miss Gwen back to England when Jane's sister goes missing from her boarding school. It also brings in Colonel William Reid, fresh from India, as a romantic partner for Miss Gwen. My review will be posted on September 7.
The Mark of the Midnight Manzanilla by Lauren Willig stars Turnip's little sister who is determined to save Lucien, Duke of Belliston. He has returned to England to finally try to find the person who murdered his parents but rumor has it that he is a vampire. My review will be posted on September 14.
The Lure of the Moonflower by Lauren Willig is the twelfth and last of the Pink Carnation series. This one finally stars Jane and gives her a chance to have a romance. Her romantic hero turns out to be Jack Reid who is also known as the Moonflower. My review will be posted on September 28.
Rock Wedding by Nalini Singh. I had asked for this one at NetGalley a while ago and was finally approved on Friday night. This book will be released on Tuesday! So far it is a very engaging emotional roller-coaster.
These Honored Dead by Jonathan F. Putnam is a historical mystery with Abraham Lincoln as one of the detectives.
The Damascus Threat by Matt Rees is a fast-paced thriller.
House Rules by Jodi Picoult from my TBR mountain. I have been curious about this author. When a lady I lunched with at the Senior Center recommended it, I had to get a copy and put it on my stack.
Shadow Falling by Rebecca Zanetti was an Amazon Vine pick. This is a post-apocalyptic romantic suspense title that will be released on August 30.
- Forgotten Secrets by Robin Perini (July 19 release)
- The Wild Ways by Tanya Huff (from deep in TBR mountain)
- Allegiance of Honor by Nalini Singh (recent release from the top of TBR mountain)
These Honored Dead by Jonathan F. Putnam (review book - August 9)
The Damascus Threat by Matt Rees (Review book - August 9)
Rock Wedding by Nalini Singh (review book - July 19)
The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco (review book - March 1, 2017)
Over Easy by Pamela Ford - I have been seeing this on lots of blogs and it sounds like a fun romantic comedy. I bought myself a Kindle copy.