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.

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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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