Monday, June 27, 2016

Eliot-Along! -Read-a-Long during June and July!

I'm in! I am starting now (Day off!) and hoping to have my updates each Monday or Tuesday for the previous week's reading.

The schedule is like so:

June 27th - July 3rd - Chapter 1 - end of 14 (or all of Miss Brooke and the first two chapters of Old and Young)

July 4th - 10th - Chapter 15 - end of 28 (or the rest of Old and Young and six chapters of Waiting for Death)

July 11th - 17th - Chapter 29 -end of 42 (the rest of Waiting for Death and all of Three Love Problems)

July 18th - 24th - Chapter 43 - end of 56 (all of The Dead Hand and the first three chapters of The Widow and the Wife) 

July 25th - 31st - Chapter 57 - end of 70 (the rest of The Widow and the Wife and eight chapters of Two Temptations) 

August 1st - 7th - Chapter 71 - End

If you want to join up with us, just click the button up top!

Monday, June 6, 2016

June by Miranda Beverly-Whitemore (GIVEAWAY)


  • Hardcover: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Crown (May 31, 2016)
From the New York Times bestselling author of Bittersweet comes a novel of suspense and passion about a terrible mistake made sixty years ago that threatens to change a modern family forever. 

Twenty-five-year-old Cassie Danvers is holed up in her family’s crumbling mansion in rural St. Jude, Ohio, mourning the loss of the woman who raised her—her grandmother, June. But a knock on the door forces her out of isolation. Cassie has been named the sole heir to legendary matinee idol Jack Montgomery’s vast fortune. How did Jack Montgomery know her name? Could he have crossed paths with her grandmother all those years ago? What other shocking secrets could June’s once-stately mansion hold?

Soon Jack’s famous daughters come knocking, determined to wrestle Cassie away from the inheritance they feel is their due. Together, they all come to discover the true reasons for June’s silence about that long-ago summer, when Hollywood came to town, and June and Jack’s lives were forever altered by murder, blackmail, and betrayal. As this page-turner shifts deftly between the past and present, Cassie and her guests will be forced to reexamine their legacies, their definition of family, and what it truly means to love someone, steadfastly, across the ages.

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Miranda Beverly-Whittemore

MIRANDA BEVERLY-WHITTEMORE is the author of three other novels: New York Times bestseller Bittersweet; Set Me Free, which won the Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize, given annually for the best book of fiction by an American woman; and The Effects of Light. A recipient of the Crazyhorse Prize in Fiction, she lives and writes in Brooklyn.

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My Review:

My review will be short and sweet. This was a great read! I was totally blown away by how absorbing this book was! I started it and literally didn't put it down until the last page. I loved the moody atmosphere and the characters. The plot was intriguing and written beautifully.

I loved the alternating time periods and how each affected the other. The love stories, while brief, were chock full of emotion. I usually am not a fan of this tactic, but in June it worked perfectly and was very well written! 

June has some great characters too! I loved Lindie and Cassie. I loved how Lindie was written. Cassie is a perfectly flawed character that I instantly liked a lot. 

So final verdict. June is a great book. It was a quick read but still packed a wonderful punch!



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Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Sci-Fi Summer Read-a-Thon-Start and Updates

I'm going to read this one and this one for the read-a-thon!

Both are YA but one is fantasy and the other is scifi-ish. So I think they count!