Redemption Bay by Raeanne Thayne (Book #2 in the Haven Point Series) HQN Books; June 30, 2015 My Rating: 4/5 Hello Friends! A few months ago I read my first Raeanne Thayne novel, Snow Angel Cove which has become a book that I haven’t been able to get off my mind after having finished. Despite the … Continue reading Perfect summer reading: Redemption Bay by Raeanne Thayne (review)
Happy Friday Friends we have survived yet another week. It has been a H O T one here in south Texas, like unbearably hot. One day this week I walked to my car after group therapy, turned the air conditioner on immediately after getting inside and literally sat in my car for about 30 minutes … Continue reading Friday Reflections/ June 1.2018
Hello Friends and Happy Thursday. I am excited to announce that I will be participating in the upcoming Summer Romance 2018 Bingo . This is being hosted by Sarah from Not Just Romance Novels and Sissy @ Romance Queen of Booktube on Youtube from June 1-August 1. Once I saw Sarah’s video announcing the Bingo I knew immediately I … Continue reading long nights, wine drinking & Summer Romance Bingo
I remember the day I decided to (finally) take the plunge and read a romance novel. I was watching a Hallmark Christmas romance and the little voice in my head that kept whispering, “Why do you watch these holiday romances every year and have never actually read a romance novel?” started getting louder and louder (with some sass to her voice). So I … Continue reading Hesitation: Why it took me So long to start reading romance.
The Shop on Blossom Street by Debbie Macomber
Mira; April 27, 2003
My Rating: 5/5
Hello Friends! I finished The Shop on Blossom Street and as expected, Debbie Macomber had my emotions completely heightened and all over the place. I checked the audio version of this book out from my library via Overdrive and the last two chapters had me crying so hard while driving that I had to pull over and get myself together.
Bestselling romance author and ardent knitter Debbie Macomber combines both her skills in this novel about a newly opened Seattle yarn shop and the knitting class that brings four women together to make baby blankets. The owner of the shop and her three students produce more than blankets, knitting together bonds of solidarity, friendship, love, hope, and renewal. The book even includes the pattern for the blanket, which was created by premier knitting designer Ann Norling.
When Lydia Hoffman, a cancer survivor and owner of A Good Yarn, starts a knitting class for her patrons, she forms a special friendship and bond with three extraordinary women–Jacqueline, Carol, and Alix–and together they share laughter, heartbreak, and dreams.
Happy Friday Friends! This week is a blur now that it’s coming to an end. It went by so fast. It is, for some a long weekend here in the states with the upcoming holiday–so if that’s the case for you, enjoy your down time-have fun, relax and be safe. I will be off for … Continue reading Friday Reflections/May 25.2018
Hate To Want You by Alisha Rai
Avon; July 2017
My Rating: 4/5
So I am going to be honest here–I have picked this book up at my local book store probably ten times and each time have talked myself out of buying it. I have a crazy tendency to stay where I’m comfortable and I expected this novel to take me WAY out of my comfort zone. Needless to say Friends.. that is exactly what it did. And it felt so good..I loved it!
“I believe you love me. I just don’t know if you’ll be able to stay with me. Out there, in the real world. And I—I deserve that.” As she said the words, she felt them lifting her spirits and her self-confidence. “I deserve that,” she repeated. “When shit goes down, storybook princes are unreliable. I need a man who’s going to stand by my side in the cold light of day. I can’t be someone’s secret anymore. I can’t carry the emotional load all by myself.”