Friday, May 10, 2024

April Reading Wrap Up

 

๐Ÿ“š ๐—”๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—น ๐—ช๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ฝ ๐—จ๐—ฝ ๐Ÿ“š

April was a good reading month. Here’s my wrap up, better late than never. 

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ - loved
๐Ÿ“–All the Colors of the Dark- extraordinary characters & storytelling. Publishes on June 25. Thank you Crown Publishing and NetGalley for the digital tree copy. 

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ - really enjoyed 
๐ŸŽง Madame Pommery - inspired by the true story of a trailblazing woman. Thank you Lion Heart Publishing and @bookandwinelovers for the review copy. 

๐ŸŽง Broken Harbor - not my favorite by Tana French, but good stuff. 

๐ŸŽง Lola on Fire - lots of action and suspense. An entertaining thriller. 

๐ŸŽงThe Hotel Nantucket - Hilderbrand is my go-to beach read author. 

๐Ÿ“– Chain-Gang All-Stars - thought provoking. 

๐ŸŽง Murder Road - spooky thriller fun

๐ŸŽง The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell - book club read. 

๐ŸŽง The Murder of Mr. Ma - an interesting homage to Sherlock Holmes. 

๐ŸŽง Deus X - not the best in the August Snow series, but solid. 

⭐️⭐️⭐️ good 
๐ŸŽง The Eyre Affair - I liked the premise, but the execution missed the mark for me. 

QOTD: what was your favorite read last month or what’s your current read? 

I’m currently listening to The Good Sister because @ohiobookgal recommended it. 

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Madame Pommery

 

Author: Rebecca Rosenberg

Narrator: Katherine Anderson

Publisher: Lion Heart Publishing

Year: 2024

๐Ÿฅ‚๐—”๐˜‚๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ธ ๐—ง๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐Ÿฅ‚

Thank you @bookandwinelovers and 
@rebeccarosenbergnovelist for the #giftedcopy audiobook. 

Madame Pommery, an etiquette teacher and mother of two, must support her family after the death of her husband. In the Champagne region of France in 1860, that is no easy task. Madame Pommery decides, with no experience, to convert her husband’s small wine making business to making champagne. When she gets no help from others in the champagne business, Madame Pommery forges ahead and learns the intricacies of making champagne.

She perseveres through war and occupation, keeping her business going when most of her workers were conscripted into the army. She ignored the naysayers and created brute (dry) champagne which became wildly popular. She trusted her instincts, creating an innovative & incredibly successful business. 

This is a well researched and entertaining book. I could tell author Rebecca Rosenberg did a deep dive into the time period, the events taking place, and the intricacies of making champagne. It all comes together in  an extremely engaging look at the life of a trailblazing woman. Katherine Anderson provides a wonderful narration, really bringing the woman and the story to life. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Read this one if you’re looking for: 
๐Ÿพ Historical fiction
๐ŸพStrong female character 
๐ŸพFamily drama
๐ŸพA little romance 

Madame Pommery is available now in all formats. 

QOTD: Have you ever been to France?  If so, what did you love about it?
I’ve never been, but would love to go. 

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Friday, May 3, 2024

All the Colors of the Dark

 

Author: Chris Whitaker

Publisher: Crown Publishing 

Release date: June 25, 2024


๐Ÿ“– ๐—•๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ธ ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐˜„ ๐Ÿ“–

Girls are disappearing around a small Missouri town. When the daughter of the town’s wealthiest family is targeted, she’s saved by the most unexpected hero. Patch, a poor boy with only one eye and one friend, saves her life. But his impulsive heroism sets off a lifetime of heartache and the search for answers, love, and justice. 

I’m not sure I can put into words how much I loved this book and these characters. This book pulled me right in. Chris Whitaker’s writing is beautiful and lyrical. It’s an atmospheric story filled with haunted and heartbreaking characters. I’m giving this book all the stars because I already know it’s going to be my favorite book this year. 

All the Colors of the Dark is out June 25 and you don’t want to miss this extraordinary book. Thank you @crownpublishing and @netgalley for the digital review copy. 

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Under Your Spell

  Author: Laura Wood Narrator: Ellie Heydon Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Year: 2024 ๐ŸŽง๐—”๐˜‚๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ธ ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐˜„๐ŸŽง Many thanks...