Show Us Your Books – 3/12/19

It’s the second Tuesday of the month so I am linking up with Jana and Steph to share my recent reads.

I read some great books in February and can’t wait to share what I read this month.

I read The Southern Side of Paradise by Kristy Woodson Harvey this month. It comes out on May 7th and I loved it! I give it ☀️ ☀️ ☀️ ☀️ ☀️!

I reviewed it here. It is the third book in the Peachtree Bluff series and does a perfect job telling youngest sister Emerson’s story. If you haven’t read the first two books in the series, Slightly South of Simple and The Secret to Southern Charm, I highly recommend them. Read them before May so you are ready for The Southern Side of Paradise!

I read The Proposal by Jasmine Guillory and thought it was good. I give it ☀️ ☀️ ☀️ ☀️. I didn’t read the description before I read it but I’d heard a lot about Jasmine Guillory so I jumped right into the book. It was definitely a little racier than the other books I read but I didn’t think it got in the way of the book. I had no idea it was a sequel to The Wedding Date, but I have it on my kindle and want to read it soon. I also have The Wedding Party by Guillory and think it may be the third in the series. Are you noticing something? I love to read series because I am always curious to see what happens to the characters after the book ends.

I read Your Second Life Begins When You Realize You Only Have One by Raphaelle Giordano. I gave it ☀️ ☀️ ☀️ ☀️. I wasn’t really sure what to expect when I picked this book up. The novel was originally written in French and has been translated to English. It was described as a charming novel about a woman in her late 30’s (like me) who was feeling like there had to be more to life than just this. She was stuck in the monotony of raising a child, working, and trying to take care of her household. She stumbles upon a routinologist who challenges her to think about the choices she makes and take charge of her own happiness. The beginning read like a self-help book and I wasn’t so sure about it, but it definitely got better. I would say it turned into a charming novel.

I finally finished my blind date book this month. I read Cold Feet by Amy FitzHenry. I give it ☀️ ☀️ ☀️ ☀️. I was excited to read this because Debbie at A Likely Story, my local bookstore, recommended it and seemed excited when she found an author in this genre I hadn’t read or even heard of. Debbie made a great recommendation. I really enjoyed it. The main character Emma is getting married in a week and realizes that she’s not sure marriage is for her. Emma and her best friend Liv head off to a relaxing week at the spa but decide to abandon their plans and search for Emma’s father who she has never met. There are a bunch of twists to the story that make it a good romantic comedy type of book. It’s a good easy read. Enjoy!

In book related news, I was excited to meet Kate Quinn last week. I am almost embarrassed to admit that I haven’t read The Alice Network because pretty much everyone I know has read it and raved about it. I am excited to start it and to read The Huntress, her new book. Kate’s appearance was in conversation with Greer Macallister. I am looking forward to reading her new book Woman 99. I am pretty bummed to miss Greer’s appearance at A Likely Story this Sunday.

Have a great day full of sunshine and books! Please add your book recommendations in the comments!

Check out my 2019 books here and my 2018 books here.

13 thoughts on “Show Us Your Books – 3/12/19

  1. Rachel says:

    That’s so exciting that you met a few authors recently!! I’m always hoping one will stop by a local bookstore, but it happens pretty infrequently.

  2. withcurlsandcocktailsblog says:

    I am dying to get my hands on The Huntress, I loved The ALice Network. I didn’t realize the Proposal was the sequel either, Ill have to read it!

  3. kristen says:

    ooh you have The Wedding Party?! i’m so jealous! my request is still pending. i loved the wedding date but a lot of my friends didn’t.. i liked the proposal, but not as much. her books are a bit odd in the sense that she has, like, closed door romance scenes but a lot of them. so it’s too steamy for a lot of people, but not steamy enough for romance fans haha. kate quinn! how exciting. i haven’t read either of those books but they are on my list.

  4. A Mindful Migration (@MindfulMigrate) says:

    I read the Wedding Date but haven’t read The Proposal yet. And I love it when I find a good series. It’s like reconnecting with old friends and I won’t lie – I squeal with joy when a new book in favorite series gets released. So cool that you go to meet Kate Quinn!

  5. kristywharvey says:

    Eeeekkkk!! Thank you so much for the wonderful review! I am so happy you enjoyed The Southern Side of Paradise 🙂 🙂 Would you mind if I shared that cute graphic? Thanks for making my day! xoxo

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