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Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came in their mailbox during the last week. Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists….
Happy Sunday everyone. This is the last Sunday in February, this month flew by so quickly. I don’t mind that, bring on the Spring! Typical Jersey weather, we had a snowstorm last weekend and then by Wednesday the temps were up in the 70’s which was so nice. Now it’s been a quiet, rainy weekend. I took these pictures last weekend on the day it snowed. It was such a pretty snowfall on a Saturday and the sun was shining bright. We took a drive out early afternoon and I got these shots.
I haven’t gotten as much reading time in this past week as I would have liked to but that’s okay. I will try to read more this upcoming week. Work is to blame, I’ve had to learn a new computer program since being chosen as part of a team project for the next several weeks and then working late nights has had me too tired to read when I get home. I also hit a reading slump in the middle of a thriller so I re-read Nights in Rodanthe, which helped me out of it. I have been crocheting alot though and watching the last of the Olympics in the evenings.
Onto my mailbox which contains some smoldering book covers this week. I am definitely on a romance kick lately.
In My Mailbox:
My Lady Captor by Hannah Howell.
I like the sound of this one because she is the one holding him hostage…
“New York Times bestselling author Hannah Howell pens a sweeping romance set against the breathtaking Scottish Highlands, where a young woman holding a warrior hostage tries to resist his passionate seduction. . .”
Caught Up in a Cowboy (Cowboys of Creedence) by Jennie Marts. THIS is how you do a cowboy cover IMO. This is part of a book tour for Sourcebooks Casablanca. My review will be up on April 17th.
“Rockford James was raised as a tried and true cowboy in a town crazy about ice hockey. Rock is as hot on the ice as he is on a horse, and the NHL snapped him up. Now, injuries have permanently benched him. Body and pride wounded, he returns to his hometown ranch to find that a lot has changed. The one thing that hasn’t? His feelings for high school sweetheart and girl-next-door Quinn Rivers.”
Thirsty: An Eastside Brewery Novel by Mia Hopkins
After reading the blurb, I just had to. I am hoping to find Spanish phrases and dialogue thrown in here.
“A gangster hiding from his past. A single mom fighting for her future. Can she show this bad boy the man he’s meant to be?
My name is Salvador Rosas. Back in the barrio, my past is written on the walls: ESHB. Short for East Side Hollenbeck, my father’s gang—my gang. Hell, it’s a family tradition, one that sent both my brothers away. They used to call me “Ghost” because I haunted people’s dreams. Now I’ve got nothing going for me except a hipster gringo mentoring me in a new career. An ex-con making craft beer? No mames.”
Last week I purchased A Precious Jewel (Stapleton-Downes Book 2).
As soon as I saw the blurb I was interest in this one and I have been wanting to read more from Mary Balogh after I read one of her Christmas romances. I have high hopes for this one.
“New York Times bestselling author Mary Balogh weaves a sensuous spell of romance that brings together the unlikeliest pair of lovers in the unlikeliest place of all– an infamous London house of pleasure.“
I’m in the middle of Lord of Scoundrels by Loretta Chase which I purchased a while back. It is a good one and I am loving the back and forth between the strong heroine and the dark and moody hero. I am aiming to finish this one this month so I can start fresh for March reading.
Reviewed Last Week:
I re-read Nights in Rodanthe by Nicholas Sparks last week which was wonderful the second time around. So good. Re-reading an old favorite doesn’t disappoint.
I’m still working on my neon colored pooled blanket and I am just about done with it. I also submitted two patterns to the Crochet Pattern a Day Calendar which has published my patterns on and off since 2008. The folks over there are so nice, I submitted a cowl pattern and this coaster pattern for the 2019 calendar. I am trying to get one more pattern submitted, I had an idea for wine bottle cozy. For every pattern you submit that gets published you receive a free calendar. There have been years I’ve gotten four calendars in the mail so I give them out to friends and family.
That covers my updates for this week. I hope you all have a good weekend, what are you up to?
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