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It's hard to believe that spring is almost here. It certainly doesn't seem that way according to the weather!
Not much happened this past week though my library had an Irish music concert for St. Patrick's Day at a local coffee shop. This week should be pretty quiet and this coming weekend I'll be visiting my parents. My sister and her husband will also be there Saturday for lunch. I haven't seen them since Christmas so that will be nice.
Last week on my blog:
Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller (review)
Hunted by Meagan Spooner
I liked this creative retelling of Beauty and the Beast. I will hopefully have my review written soon.
Never Let You Go by Chevy Stevens
I don't usually read suspense (I prefer mystery) and while I kind of guessed some of what was going on, I still found it to be a really gripping read and at the most suspenseful point I wanted to put my Kindle in the freezer (I didn't--though I did wait for daylight to finish the book).
The Tumbling Turner Sisters by Juliette Fay
I really enjoyed this book and look forward to hearing what the other book group members thought of it. It kind of reminded me of Water for Elephants but instead of focusing on life in the circus, it was all about vaudeville. Fascinating stuff and there is even a cameo appearance by a young Cary Grant though I didn't catch it till after I finished reading and read the author's notes.
Duels & Deception by Cindy Anstey
Currently listening to:
A Street Cat Named Bob by James Bowen
On my TBR pile:
It Happens All the Time by Amy Hatvany
This sounds like a pretty dark book but I have read some positive reviews and I liked one of her other novels so I thought I'd give it a try.
Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett
I am really looking forward to reading this as it is inspired by You've Got Mail, one of my favorite romantic comedies.
Starfall by Melissa Landers
I loved Starflight but I'm a little worried that this won't be as good because of mixed reviews I've seen as well as the fact that Cassia and Kane are the main characters instead of Solara and Doran.
The Orphan's Tale by Pam Jenoff
New books received:
The Mother's Promise by Sally Hepworth (library book)
The Dressmaker's Dowry by Meredith Jaeger (library book)
The Nearness of You by Amanda Eyre Ward (library book)
Beauty and the Beast: Lost in a Book by Jennifer Donnelly (library book)