Book Review: Swept Away

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Jennifer Chaise is proud of her life. Coming from nothing, she’s used her beauty to her advantage and is swept up in a glamorous world of wealth and privilege as the mistress of a high-flying businessman. But when she walks in on a violent scene in their Las Vegas hotel room, Jennifer knows she can no longer ignore the truth about her boyfriend and she flees. Desperate to escape the men searching for her, she invents a whole new persona—with a new look and a new name—as she hides out in a small Nevada town.

Working as a waitress in the local diner, she finds a mentor in Louise, a retired professor who takes her in. As Jennifer begins to embrace a new life, she realizes how much was missing from her old one: a sense of community and purpose… But it’s not easy to simply disappear. Her neighbor Alex is a cop, and while he’s friendly enough, he may also suspect that Jennifer is not what she seems.

Although she is under constant threat of being discovered, Jennifer is surprised to realize that, for the first time, she’s genuinely happy. Suddenly this real world is all she wants. But will it be enough when her past catches up with her?

*****5 STARS*****

A sweet and slow-building love story. Some truly sad parts and other parts full of hope, love, and friendship. Sometimes we need to just stop and find ourselves. A sweet and wonderful read!

Some parts were predictable and other parts I was not expecting…I cried a few times and laughed out loud other times.

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When a tornado tears through Painters Mill and unearths human remains, Chief of Police Kate Burkholder finds herself tasked with the responsibility of identifying the bones–and notifying the family. Evidence quickly emerges that the death was no accident and Kate finds herself plunged into a thirty year old case that takes her deep into the Amish community to which she once belonged.

Meanwhile, turmoil of an emotional and personal nature strikes at the very heart of Kate’s budding relationship with state agent John Tomasetti. A reality that strains their fragile new love to the breaking point and threatens the refuge they’ve built for themselves–and their future.

Under siege from an unknown assailant–and her own personal demons–Kate digs deep into the case only to discover proof of an unimaginable atrocity, a plethora of family secrets and the lengths to which people will go to protect their own.

It’s been a while since I have read a book from this series. I know it’s going to be sick, twisted, and messed up…I can’t wait. 
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Book Review: No One Knows

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The day Aubrey Hamilton’s husband is declared dead by the state of Tennessee should bring closure so she can move on with her life. But Aubrey doesn’t want to move on; she wants Josh back. It’s been five years since he disappeared, since their blissfully happy marriage—they were happy, weren’t they?—screeched to a halt and Aubrey became the prime suspect in his disappearance. Five years of emptiness, solitude, loneliness, questions. Why didn’t Josh show up at his friend’s bachelor party? Was he murdered? Did he run away? And now, all this time later, who is the mysterious yet strangely familiar figure suddenly haunting her new life?

In No One Knows, the New York Times bestselling coauthor of the Nicholas Drummond series expertly peels back the layers of a complex woman who is hiding dark secrets beneath her unassuming exterior. This masterful thriller for fans of Gillian Flynn, Liane Moriarty, and Paula Hawkins will pull readers into a you’ll-never-guess merry-go-round of danger and deception. Round and round and round it goes, where it stops…no one knows


*****2 STARS*****

Huge disappointment. You can’t claim a book is like Gone Girl just because of a plot twits. Changing what a character knew or was thinking at the end of a book, is NOT a plot twist, it just makes no sense. It’s one thing if they were pretending, but to have the character believe what they are are thinking then suddenly add a final chapter about them knowing and thinking something else is confusing.

I gave it two stars because I was hoping it would end one of two ways. The whole book was not bad, but the ending just ruined it.

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Jennifer Chaise is proud of her life. Coming from nothing, she’s used her beauty to her advantage and is swept up in a glamorous world of wealth and privilege as the mistress of a high-flying businessman. But when she walks in on a violent scene in their Las Vegas hotel room, Jennifer knows she can no longer ignore the truth about her boyfriend and she flees. Desperate to escape the men searching for her, she invents a whole new persona—with a new look and a new name—as she hides out in a small Nevada town.

Working as a waitress in the local diner, she finds a mentor in Louise, a retired professor who takes her in. As Jennifer begins to embrace a new life, she realizes how much was missing from her old one: a sense of community and purpose… But it’s not easy to simply disappear. Her neighbor Alex is a cop, and while he’s friendly enough, he may also suspect that Jennifer is not what she seems.

Although she is under constant threat of being discovered, Jennifer is surprised to realize that, for the first time, she’s genuinely happy. Suddenly this real world is all she wants. But will it be enough when her past catches up with her?

So in love with all the characters she has met in our need to hide away. She seems to have finally found herself. This is of course going to be a sweet journey with a happy ending, I hope.

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Book Review: All Is Not Forgotten

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In the small, affluent town of Fairview, Connecticut everything seems picture perfect.Until one night when young Jenny Kramer is attacked at a local party. In the hours immediately after, she is given a controversial drug to medically erase her memory of the violent assault. But, in the weeks and months that follow, as she heals from her physical wounds, and with no factual recall of the attack, Jenny struggles with her raging emotional memory. Her father, Tom, becomes obsessed with his inability to find her attacker and seek justice while her mother, Charlotte, prefers to pretend this horrific event did not touch her perfect country club world.

As they seek help for their daughter, the fault lines within their marriage and their close-knit community emerge from the shadows where they have been hidden for years, and the relentless quest to find the monster who invaded their town – or perhaps lives among them – drive this psychological thriller to a shocking and unexpected conclusion.


*****5 STARS*****

HOLY SHIT, what a book, what a plot, what an ending. It’s all told through the therapist’s POV. So many twists and turns, so many dead ends and f*cked up revelations, then the unexpected ending. Did not see ANY of that coming. The writing was well done!!!!! Of course, now that I think back to certain comments, I want to smack myself for not picking up on obvious outcome sooner. 
It’s a tough read because of the constant reviewing of the details of her rape and torture. Makes you question what you would do as a parent. Do I wipe out her memory or make her live through it all. Though for me, I know the only way to get over something is to give it closer, so that would be a no for me. Then it makes you also question what you would do to protect your child. Would you risk your job? Lie to the police? Mess with people’s memories? Hide the truth? Hide the evidence?
No spoiler, because there were too many twists and turns in addition to a crazy, awesome ending. You MUST read this, it really is a well-written story, but know you will have to have a strong stomach. 

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The day Aubrey Hamilton’s husband is declared dead by the state of Tennessee should bring closure so she can move on with her life. But Aubrey doesn’t want to move on; she wants Josh back. It’s been five years since he disappeared, since their blissfully happy marriage—they were happy, weren’t they?—screeched to a halt and Aubrey became the prime suspect in his disappearance. Five years of emptiness, solitude, loneliness, questions. Why didn’t Josh show up at his friend’s bachelor party? Was he murdered? Did he run away? And now, all this time later, who is the mysterious yet strangely familiar figure suddenly haunting her new life?

Not sure if her husband disappeared to avoid his life, met with foul play, or Aubrey really is a sociopath and killed him. Loving how this is playing out and can’t wait for what happens next. 

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Book Review: The Kind Worth Killing

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A devious tale of psychological suspense involving sex, deception, and an accidental encounter that leads to murder. This is a modern re-imagining of Patricia Highsmith’s classicStrangers on a Train from the author of the acclaimed The Girl with a Clock for a Heart.

On a night flight from London to Boston, Ted Severson meets the mysterious Lily Kintner. Sharing one too many martinis, the strangers begin to play a game of truth, revealing intimate details about themselves. Ted talks about his marriage and his wife Miranda, who he’s sure is cheating on him. But their game turns dark when Ted jokes that he could kill Miranda for what she’s done. Lily, without missing a beat, says calmly, “I’d like to help.”

From there, Ted and Lily’s twisted bond grows stronger as they plot Miranda’s demise, but soon these co-conspirators are embroiled in a game of cat-and-mouse–one they both cannot survive–with a shrewd and very determined detective on their tail.


*****5 STARS*****

I was rooting for the murderer, crazy, I know. I wanted her to get away with it, based on her early years. I was hoping against hope she would move on and all would be okay. Then the twist, then you think it will go one way, then another flipping twist. 

No spoilers, I want you to enjoy all the twists and turns! But if you have read it I have a question and what I predict will happen,

Question and prediction…highlight to see (((So they are going to bulldoze over the land and find the bodies of Chet and Brad? Or will the bulldozer hide the bodies. The dad did say her mom is becoming and environmentalist, so maybe she is trying to keep them from discovering her daughter’s murderous deeds. It’s the least they can do for the shitty parenting all those years.

I predict, or maybe I hope, since I am rooting for Lilly. I want the bulldozers to just flatten out the land and just do a better job of hiding the bodies without even knowing the truth. She will get out of metal hospital after a few months and live a happy and quiet life.)))

 

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Until one night when young Jenny Kramer is attacked at a local party. In the hours immediately after, she is given a controversial drug to medically erase her memory of the violent assault. But, in the weeks and months that follow, as she heals from her physical wounds, and with no factual recall of the attack, Jenny struggles with her raging emotional memory. Her father, Tom, becomes obsessed with his inability to find her attacker and seek justice while her mother, Charlotte, prefers to pretend this horrific event did not touch her perfect country club world.

As they seek help for their daughter, the fault lines within their marriage and their close-knit community emerge from the shadows where they have been hidden for years, and the relentless quest to find the monster who invaded their town – or perhaps lives among them – drive this psychological thriller to a shocking and unexpected conclusion.

WOW, some parts are tough to get through. What a decision to have to make, to make someone forget the trauma, but never find the criminal or remember why the scars are there. Or remember it all, but at least work through it and make the bastard pay. 

 

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Book Review: He Will Be My Ruin

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Twenty-eight-year-old Maggie Sparkes arrives in New York City to pack up what’s left of her best friend’s belongings after a suicide that has left everyone stunned. The police have deemed the evidence conclusive: Celine got into bed, downed a bottle of Xanax and a handle of Maker’s Mark, and never woke up. But when Maggie discovers secrets in the childhood lock box hidden in Celine’s apartment, she begins asking questions. Questions about the man Celine fell in love with. The man she never told anyone about, not even Maggie. The man who Celine herself claimed would be her ruin.

On the hunt for answers that will force the police to reopen the case, Maggie uncovers more than she bargained for about Celine’s private life—and inadvertently puts herself on the radar of a killer who will stop at nothing to keep his crimes undiscovered.


*****5 STARS*****

Great Book, totally captivating. I was confused by who was behind it all and really believed it would go in one direction, but bam…I was partially wrong. Really kept me guessing and worried till the end. 
No spoilers as it’s all twisted and crazy, but a flipping amazing read. 

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A devious tale of psychological suspense involving sex, deception, and an accidental encounter that leads to murder. This is a modern re-imagining of Patricia Highsmith’s classicStrangers on a Train from the author of the acclaimed The Girl with a Clock for a Heart.

On a night flight from London to Boston, Ted Severson meets the mysterious Lily Kintner. Sharing one too many martinis, the strangers begin to play a game of truth, revealing intimate details about themselves. Ted talks about his marriage and his wife Miranda, who he’s sure is cheating on him. But their game turns dark when Ted jokes that he could kill Miranda for what she’s done. Lily, without missing a beat, says calmly, “I’d like to help.”

From there, Ted and Lily’s twisted bond grows stronger as they plot Miranda’s demise, but soon these co-conspirators are embroiled in a game of cat-and-mouse–one they both cannot survive–with a shrewd and very determined detective on their tail.

AWESOME BOOK! I am thinking it will go one way and suddenly the plot changes and thickens. Great twist and loving how this is playing out. I am totally rooting for one of the “bad guys”…that is how amazing the writing is in this book. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25813905-he-will-be-my-ruin 

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Book Review: What We Find

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Join Robyn Carr, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Virgin River and Thunder Point series, as she explores the healing powers of rural Colorado in a brand-new story of fresh starts, budding relationships and one woman’s journey to finding the happiness she’s long been missing

Between the urban bustle of Denver and the high-stress environment of a career in neurosurgery, Maggie Sullivan has hit a wall. When an emergency, high-risk procedure results in the death of a teenager, Maggie finds herself in the middle of a malpractice lawsuit—and experiencing levels of anxiety she’s never faced before. It’s in this desperate moment that Maggie’s boyfriend decides he can’t handle her emotional baggage, and she’s left alone, exhausted and unsure of what her future holds. One thing is certain, though: she needs to slow down before she burns out completely, and the best place she can think to do that is Sullivan’s Crossing.

Named for Maggie’s great-grandfather, the land and charming general store at the crossroads of the Colorado and the Continental Divide trails have been passed down through the generations and now belong to Maggie’s estranged father, Sully. Though raised by her mother and stepfather after her parents divorced, Maggie has always adored Sully—despite his hands-off approach to fatherhood. When she shows up unannounced in Sullivan’s Crossing, he welcomes her with opens arms, and she relishes the opportunity to rebuild their relationship.

But when Sully has a sudden heart attack, Maggie’s world is rocked once again. Consumed with his care, she’s relieved to find that Cal Jones, a quiet and serious-looking camper, has been taking over many of Sully’s responsibilities as he recuperates. Still, Maggie is suspicious of this mysterious man’s eagerness to help—until she finds out the true reason for his deliberate isolation.

Though Cal and Maggie each struggle with loss and loneliness, the time they spend together gives Maggie hope for something brighter just on the horizon…if only they can learn to find peace and healing—and perhaps love—with each other.


*****4 STARS*****

Beautiful and sweet love story. It;s about tragedies and plot twists in life, but also finding yourself and changing your plans to make it work for you. At times it was repetitive and a bit slow, but the overall story was heartwarming.

Cal made a lot of references to To Kill a Mockingbird, which made me sad as Go Set a Watchman totally destroyed the classic book. 

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Twenty-eight-year-old Maggie Sparkes arrives in New York City to pack up what’s left of her best friend’s belongings after a suicide that has left everyone stunned. The police have deemed the evidence conclusive: Celine got into bed, downed a bottle of Xanax and a handle of Maker’s Mark, and never woke up. But when Maggie discovers secrets in the childhood lock box hidden in Celine’s apartment, she begins asking questions. Questions about the man Celine fell in love with. The man she never told anyone about, not even Maggie. The man who Celine herself claimed would be her ruin.

On the hunt for answers that will force the police to reopen the case, Maggie uncovers more than she bargained for about Celine’s private life—and inadvertently puts herself on the radar of a killer who will stop at nothing to keep his crimes undiscovered.

The beginning really shocks you and it seems the rest of the book leads up to what is eventually going to happen. Who is the killer? Why did he do it? Will Maggie survive? 

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Book Review: Behind Closed Doors

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Everyone knows a couple like Jack and Grace: he has looks and wealth, she has charm and elegance. You’d like to get to know Grace better. But it’s difficult, because you realize Jack and Grace are never apart. Some might call this true love.

Picture this: a dinner party at their perfect home, the conversation and wine flowing. They appear to be in their element while entertaining. And Grace’s friends are eager to reciprocate with lunch the following week. Grace wants to go, but knows she never will. Her friends call—so why doesn’t Grace ever answer the phone? And how can she cook such elaborate meals but remain so slim?

And why are there bars on one of the bedroom windows?

The perfect marriage? Or the perfect lie?


*****5 STARS*****

HOLY SHIT BALLS. This is one sick and twisted book, I don’t know how I would survive if that was me. I would have died inside. I really thought it would go one way, then BAM, as I realized the ending all my emotions overcame me and I had to pullover. What an ending. Though I would have liked his POV at the end. I really would have liked to know what was going through his head. Or what the future holds for them now.

HIGHLIGHT FOR SPOILERS: Warning, truly sick and twisted

(((Jack is one sick f%ck. He woos Grace only because he wants to terrorize and slowly kill Millie. Once their married she is trapped and any escape attempts lead him to lock her up in a tiny and boring room with no food for days. He makes her act like a perfectly happy wife, but shes tortured. He sets it up to make no one believe her. 

Millie knows though, even though Jack thinks her disability makes her an easy target, she’s too smart for him. She slips Grace sleeping pills that she got as an elaborate scheme. Grace uses them to kill Jack in the most awesome way. She grounds them up and slips them in his whiskey that she tricked him into bringing her for a few days. As he brings her to the dreaded red room he has planned for Millie, the pills take effect and she locks him in their instead. He wakes up and it is later revealed that he dies a slow, painful death of dehydration in the room…the same way he killed their dog Molly.

A new friend Esther, not old friends, realize their is more to Jack than he lets on. Esther knows Jack is full of crap in all the tings he says and catches him in the lie about the red/yellow room for Millie. She helps Grace pull her story together to make it look like Jack killed himself and locked himself away in case he didn’t take enough pills. 

I really would have liked Jack’s POV as he realized he was trapped in his own evil plans. I would have liked to be inside his head as he slowly and painfully died. I would have liked to see how happy Grace and Millie are now that Jack is dead)))

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Join Robyn Carr, #1 New York Times bestselling author of theVirgin River and Thunder Point series, as she explores the healing powers of rural Colorado in a brand-new story of fresh starts, budding relationships and one woman’s journey to finding the happiness she’s long been missing

Between the urban bustle of Denver and the high-stress environment of a career in neurosurgery, Maggie Sullivan has hit a wall. When an emergency, high-risk procedure results in the death of a teenager, Maggie finds herself in the middle of a malpractice lawsuit—and experiencing levels of anxiety she’s never faced before. It’s in this desperate moment that Maggie’s boyfriend decides he can’t handle her emotional baggage, and she’s left alone, exhausted and unsure of what her future holds. One thing is certain, though: she needs to slow down before she burns out completely, and the best place she can think to do that is Sullivan’s Crossing.

Named for Maggie’s great-grandfather, the land and charming general store at the crossroads of the Colorado and the Continental Divide trails have been passed down through the generations and now belong to Maggie’s estranged father, Sully. Though raised by her mother and stepfather after her parents divorced, Maggie has always adored Sully—despite his hands-off approach to fatherhood. When she shows up unannounced in Sullivan’s Crossing, he welcomes her with opens arms, and she relishes the opportunity to rebuild their relationship.

But when Sully has a sudden heart attack, Maggie’s world is rocked once again. Consumed with his care, she’s relieved to find that Cal Jones, a quiet and serious-looking camper, has been taking over many of Sully’s responsibilities as he recuperates. Still, Maggie is suspicious of this mysterious man’s eagerness to help—until she finds out the true reason for his deliberate isolation.

Though Cal and Maggie each struggle with loss and loneliness, the time they spend together gives Maggie hope for something brighter just on the horizon…if only they can learn to find peace and healing—and perhaps love—with each other.

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Book Review: Wishing on Baby Dust

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Infertility stinks. No one knows that better than Megan. After six years of insanity-inducing hormone drugs and desperate prayers, all she has to show for her efforts are enough negative pregnancy tests to fill a bassinet. All around her women are accidentally getting pregnant—like her star piano student—while Megan remains hopelessly barren.

Megan’s never felt so alone. But she’s not the only one struggling.

Christina has just entered the world of infertility, made worse by the fact her husband isn’t ready to be a father. Their marriage, already hanging in the balance, is being torn apart.

Then there’s Kyra, the mother of a precocious three-year-old. She’s shocked to be struggling with secondary infertility. A baby is priceless, but sometimes Kyra feels like she’s being forced to choose which commandment to keep: stay out of debt, or multiply and replenish the earth.

When Megan and Christina are assigned as Kyra’s visiting teachers, they all realize that what you see isn’t necessarily what’s beneath the surface. Some secrets aren’t worth the cost of keeping them.


*****3 STARS*****

I have to give some warnings about this book before I review. 

1. This book is about three religious couples whose faith is an important part of the book. I’m Catholic, so I found it reassuring in their faith to trust in God. Thankfully whatever their religion fertility treatments were not against their beliefs. 

2. You will need tissues, lots of tissues. Not everyone will have a happy ending.  It’s shocking and unexpected. That’s real life though.

3. The narrator was difficult to follow. Felt as if I was being read to rather than being pulled into the book. Too worried on pauses and sounding out each word,  rather than just letting it flow like other narrators. I did nor let that influence my star rating, but almost returned it because it was annoying.

The overall summary truly captured the reality of what it feels like to live with infertility: the emptiness, emotions, pain,  treatments,  disappointments, and fights.  The author didn’t wrap everything up in a neat little bow, which is reality.  BUT, if you are going to go into detail for every little argument, discussion, and plan for the the couples, then you need to give closure to the readers.  You can’t just stop the book.  It’s almost as if she ran out of time or couldn’t think of what to write next.

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Wishing on Baby Dust by Lydia Winters

Everyone knows a couple like Jack and Grace: he has looks and wealth, she has charm and elegance. You’d like to get to know Grace better. But it’s difficult, because you realize Jack and Grace are never apart. Some might call this true love.

Picture this: a dinner party at their perfect home, the conversation and wine flowing. They appear to be in their element while entertaining. And Grace’s friends are eager to reciprocate with lunch the following week. Grace wants to go, but knows she never will. Her friends call—so why doesn’t Grace ever answer the phone? And how can she cook such elaborate meals but remain so slim?

And why are there bars on one of the bedroom windows?

The perfect marriage? Or the perfect lie?

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Book Review: The Sister

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Grace hasn’t been the same since the death of her best friend Charlie. She is haunted by Charlie’s words, the last time she saw her, and in a bid for answers, opens an old memory box of Charlie’s. It soon becomes clear there was a lot she didn’t know about her best friend.

When Grace starts a campaign to find Charlie’s father, Anna, a girl claiming to be Charlie’s sister steps forward. For Grace, finding Anna is like finding a new family, and soon Anna has made herself very comfortable in Grace and boyfriend Dan’s home.

But something isn’t right. Things disappear, Dan’s acting strangely and Grace is sure that someone is following her. Is it all in Grace’s mind? Or as she gets closer to discovering the truth about both Charlie and Anna, is Grace in terrible danger?

There was nothing she could have done to save Charlie …or was there? 

*****5 STARS*****

The ending reminded me of the book The Husband’s Secret. Really a nail biter as you had no idea why Anna was doing this and who she really was. I wanted to reach through my radio and smack Grace for not seeing what was going on. 
I had some ideas, but no where near what the really happened, I love that I was so off and blown away. Usually books are easy to predict, so BRAVO for this plot and ending.
NO SPOILERS…I don’t want to give away anything, it’s so intense and awesome. I did actually feel bad for some characters even though I shouldn’t, after all circumstances beyond their control made them who they were. Lies and half truths destroy everyone.  

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Wishing on Baby Dust by Lydia Winters

Infertility stinks. No one knows that better than Megan. After six years of insanity-inducing hormone drugs and desperate prayers, all she has to show for her efforts are enough negative pregnancy tests to fill a bassinet. All around her women are accidentally getting pregnant—like her star piano student—while Megan remains hopelessly barren.

Megan’s never felt so alone. But she’s not the only one struggling.

Christina has just entered the world of infertility, made worse by the fact her husband isn’t ready to be a father. Their marriage, already hanging in the balance, is being torn apart.

Then there’s Kyra, the mother of a precocious three-year-old. She’s shocked to be struggling with secondary infertility. A baby is priceless, but sometimes Kyra feels like she’s being forced to choose which commandment to keep: stay out of debt, or multiply and replenish the earth.

When Megan and Christina are assigned as Kyra’s visiting teachers, they all realize that what you see isn’t necessarily what’s beneath the surface. Some secrets aren’t worth the cost of keeping them.

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Sneak Peak Saturday

 

Welcome to Sneak Peek Saturday on Reading List!

Sneak Peek Saturday on Reading List a glimpse into what I am reading currently

Current book:

The Sister 

 

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Goodreads Summary:

Grace hasn’t been the same since the death of her best friend Charlie. She is haunted by Charlie’s words, the last time she saw her, and in a bid for answers, opens an old memory box of Charlie’s. It soon becomes clear there was a lot she didn’t know about her best friend.

When Grace starts a campaign to find Charlie’s father, Anna, a girl claiming to be Charlie’s sister steps forward. For Grace, finding Anna is like finding a new family, and soon Anna has made herself very comfortable in Grace and boyfriend Dan’s home.

But something isn’t right. Things disappear, Dan’s acting strangely and Grace is sure that someone is following her. Is it all in Grace’s mind? Or as she gets closer to discovering the truth about both Charlie and Anna, is Grace in terrible danger?

There was nothing she could have done to save Charlie …or was there?

 
 

Sneak Peek:

Chapter 26  –  17:26

“There is tweet after tweet. All baying for blood, my blood. ” 

 
 
 

Initial Thoughts

OMG, what a suspenseful read. You know what is happening even though the main characters don’t. It should be obvious, but in the middle of it you can’t fathom that would be the agenda. The only thing you don’t know is who  she really is and why she’s doing this?

Here are some rules if you decide to join in:

• Pick up whatever book you are reading (non-fiction, fiction, children’s… really the sky is the limit)
• Open to any page you have already read
• Share a few “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page – make it interesting without flipping to a ton of different pages. 
 BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away — You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so we can all add your book to our To-Be-Read lists!

This particular link up will be open for a month, so stop by often to share a new sneak peek, and grow your own TBR list!