Unboxing: BookSparks October FRC2016

Another fantastic box from BookSparks!

With my life being scattered between three places, sometimes I forget what I’ve posted where. Sadly, this unboxing was shared on Instagram and apparently not here. So in case you missed this on IG, here’s my October FRC2016 unboxing! The lovely people at BookSparks keep my TBR pile very well stocked 😉 Thank you!!

Which one sounds the best to you? I can’t decide what I should read first…

Order your copies of this months reads here:

The Witch House of Persimmon Point by Suzanne Palmieri

London Belongs to Me by Jacquelyn Middleton

An Address in Amsterdam by Mary Dingee Fillmore

The Next by Stephanie Gangi

Book Review: Snowfall on Haven Point by RaeAnne Thayne

A holiday romance perfect for Winter!

Being a part of the Snowfall of Haven Point blog tour has been exciting. I have loved getting to read others reviews since its release on September 27th and today I get to share mine with you! The full video review will be linked below within the week. I finished the book last night and when I woke this morning to film the review, I just couldn’t. I got hit with a really bad cold (like I can barely talk or move) otherwise I would have gotten it up for you! Until then… please enjoy all this goodness!

Synopsis:

It’s been two rough years since Andrea Montgomery lost her husband, and all she wants is for her children to enjoy their first Christmas in Haven Point. But then Andie’s friend asks a favor – to keep an eye on her brother, Sheriff Marshall Bailey, who’s recovering from a hit and run. Andie will do anything for Wyn, even park her own misgivings to check on her grouchy, wounded bear of a brother.

Marshall hates feeling defenseless and resents the protective impulses that Andie brings out in him. But when a blizzard forces them together for the holidays, something in Marshall begins to thaw. Andie’s gentle nature is a salve, and her kids’ excitement for the holidays makes him forget why he never wanted a family. If only he and Andie can admit what they really want – each other – their Christmas wishes might come true after all.

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A holiday romance perfect for Winter | 4/5 stars | Buy your copy of Snowfall on Haven Point

Overview: 
After a traumatic few years, Andrea moves herself and her two kids to Haven Point with hopes of a fresh start and a holiday full of excitement. When her friend, Wyn, asks her to watch over her brother who was recently involved in a hit-and-run accident, she can’t say no. Wyn’s brother is proud, stubborn and constantly reminds Andie that he doesn’t need help, but what sparks between them surprises them both.

What I loved: 
Strong and relatable characters, a charming small town with cozy surroundings and the best holiday cheer, a great holiday love story that had me hooked from the start, and the reoccurring themes of family and community!

What I didn’t: 
I wish I had read all the previous books now!

For my full review of Snowfall on Haven Point, click play!

coming soon.

I received a copy from Little Bird Publicity in exchange for an honest review.

 

Book Review: Operation Tenley by Jennifer Gooch Hummer

A unique fantasy middle-grade read!

Read | 4/5 stars | Buy your copy of Operation Tenley

Overview: 
Tenley, an elemental teen, is at risk. Mother Nature wants her power and Penny, Tenley’s Fair One (“fairy godmother-ish figure”) has 48 hours to convince Tenley to give up her power or be erased.

What I loved: Unique, entertaining, and had great characters.

What I didn’t: Tenley was annoying for a majority of the book and it was pretty short.

For my full review of Operation Tenley, click play!

I received a copy from BookSparks in exchange for an honest review.

TBR: October 2016

A spooky reads line up for October!

Another busy month of moving ahead… we finally got the keys to our new house and now the fun begins! In between getting into the house and working on launching our business here in Reno, I’ll be doing my best to stay on track with this spooky line up for October! What’s on your list to read this month?

Purchase your copies here:

The Red Sun by Alane Adams

Kalifus Rising by Alane Adams

Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris

Snowfall on Haven Point by RaeAnne Thayne

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

Sex Criminals Volume 1

Alex + Ada Volume 2

Chew Volume 1

Revival Volume 1

Wrap Up: September 2016

A busy September and good reads.

September was a little crazy. I flew to Nevada to go house hunting, put in an offer, got the offer accepted, packed up our home in Denver, made a big Uhaul move into storage in Nevada, flew back home to prep the Denver house to go on the market, and now I’m back in Nevada playing catch up!! Phew! What a month it has been. We’re thrilled to be so close to closing on our new home soon and it’s very bittersweet to see our home in Denver go on the market. We know it will be just as good to the new family as it was to us and can’t wait to begin our transition into life in Nevada.

Other than that crazy mess called life, I’ve been able to read a little bit here and there. I managed to read 2 comics/graphic novels, 1 poetry collection, and 3 books. I enjoyed everything I read and as you know loved some more than others. If I had to choose I’d say my favorite thing I read that month was Alex + Ada. It was just so surprising and beautiful. So happy to have volume 2 arriving soon and to continue on with it. You can watch my September wrap up below and don’t forget to subscribe because FULL reviews of each are headed your way soon 🙂

Buy your copies from Amazon here:
Rat Queens Vol 3
Alex + Ada Vol 1
A House for Happy Mothers by Amulya Malladi | FULL REVIEW
The Writers Room by Justen Davila
The Life She Wants by Robyn Carr
Operation Tenley by Jennifer Gooch Hummer

Unboxing: BookSparks September #FRC2016

The best way to kick of Fall is with BookSparks!

BOOK MAIL! I just got home from our last wedding of the season and just look at what was waiting for me. EEK!!! I couldn’t be more thrilled. Just seeing this white box makes me want to scream at the top of my lungs. I’m always in a rush to see what’s inside too so I grabbed my computer and here we are! Thank you so much BookSparks for yet another incredible reading challenge. Friends, if you’d like to join in on the fun, you can enroll in your Fall “classes” here.

Order your copy of the September reads from Amazon:

Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris

The Kept Woman by Karin Slaughter

Everything We Keep by Kerry Lonsdale

We Are Unprepared by Meg Little Reilly

Book Review: A House for Happy Mothers by Amulya Malladi

An interesting read that left me a little disappointed.

Good | 3/5 stars | Buy your copy of A House for Happy Mothers

Overview: 
Priya and Madhu can’t have a baby the traditional way and begin looking into surrogacy. Happy Mothers a surrogate house in India seems to be the perfect fit. Asha comes into their lives to carry their baby and we’re taken on a nine month journey of  sadness, love, and hope.

What I loved: 
Characters were great and the story was interesting.

What I didn’t: 
Was left cheated and disappointed.

If you like books that deal with surrogacy: definitely check this one out as well as The Choices We Make

For my full review of A House for Happy Mothers, click play!

I received a copy from BookSparks in exchange for an honest review.