This weekly meme is hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words.
What are you currently reading?
I just started this because I have a blog tour review for it tomorrow. I meant to read it last week but the Christmas romance I was reading was a pretty emotional one and I needed a bit of a break. Yesterday I picked up a Christmas cowboy romance that I read in practically one sitting and has rekindled my urge to read them.
“Jackson brings the quaint Southern town to life in a memorable holiday romance complete with affable characters.”—Publishers Weekly on One Christmas Wish
It’s Christmas in Catalina Cove, a time of promise and second chances. But when you’re starting over, love is the last thing you’re wishing for…
Vaughn Miller’s Wall Street career was abruptly ended by a wrongful conviction and two years in prison. Since then, he’s returned to his hometown, kept his head down and forged a way forward. When he is exonerated and his name cleared, he feels he can hold his head up once again, maybe even talk to the beautiful café owner who sets his blood to simmering.
Sierra Crane escaped a disastrous marriage—barely. She and her six-year-old goddaughter have returned to the only place that feels like home. Determined to make it on her own, Sierra opens a soup café. Complication is the last thing she needs, but the moment Vaughn walks into her café, she can’t keep her eyes off the smoldering loner.
When they give in to their attraction, what Sierra thought would be a onetime thing becomes so much more. Vaughn knows she’s the one. Sierra can’t deny the way Vaughn makes her feel, but she’s been burned before. With Christmas approaching, Vaughn takes a chance to prove his love, and it will be up to Sierra to decide if her one Christmas wish—true happiness—will come true.
What have you recently finished reading?
Midwinter Murder: 5/5
This was a fun collection of short stories featuring some of Agatha Christie’s beloved characters.
The Last Christmas Cowboy: 5/5
I flew threw this sweet and heartwarming Christmas romance. It has a forbidden romance element that I absolutely loved. I have read one other book in the Gold Valley series and I said then that I wanted to read all the books in this series and yet I never did. I really hope that I correct that next year.
Christmas in Rose Bend: 4.5/5
My blog tour review for this goes live next week but this was the emotional Christmas romance that I mentioned earlier. I teared up multiple times during this story.
How the Dukes Stole Christmas: 4/5
I had previously read three of the four stories and overall I give the collection four stars. These were all fun and cute Christmas historical romances.
What do you think you’ll read next?
Travis Wren has an unusual talent for locating missing people. Hired by families as a last resort, he requires only a single object to find the person who has vanished. When he takes on the case of Maggie St. James—a well-known author of dark, macabre children’s books—he’s led to a place many believed to be only a legend.
Called Pastoral, this reclusive community was founded in the 1970s by like-minded people searching for a simpler way of life. By all accounts, the commune shouldn’t exist anymore and soon after Travis stumbles upon it… he disappears. Just like Maggie St. James.
Years later, Theo, a lifelong member of Pastoral, discovers Travis’s abandoned truck beyond the border of the community. No one is allowed in or out, not when there’s a risk of bringing a disease—rot—into Pastoral. Unraveling the mystery of what happened reveals secrets that Theo, his wife, Calla, and her sister, Bee, keep from one another. Secrets that prove their perfect, isolated world isn’t as safe as they believed—and that darkness takes many forms.
Hauntingly beautiful, hypnotic, and bewitching, A History of Wild Places is a story about fairy tales, our fear of the dark, and losing yourself within the wilderness of your mind.