Happy Tuesday! I am excited to be here sharing some new books with you! I am sharing two books by authors that so many readers love and they both happen to be Christmas books. It feels a little early to be sharing Christmas books, but if authors are writing them, I’m going to share them. Be on the lookout for a Christmas books round up at the end of October or early November.
We had a great day yesterday. Jack had a few teeth pulled so I took the afternoon off. It was absolutely gorgeous outside and we got to enjoy it! Jack felt great after his procedure and everyone played outside all afternoon. Luke had basketball practice and Jack’s practice was right after. Since Jeff’s the coach, Luke got to stay and play with them. Another Monday, another night with all three of my guys on the court together.
When newly-divorced Ivy Perkins buys an old farmhouse sight unseen, she is definitely looking for a change in her life. The Four Roses, as the farmhouse is called, is a labor of love―but Ivy didn’t bargain on just how much labor. The previous family left so much furniture and so much junk, that it’s a full-time job sorting through all of it.
At the top of a closet, Ivy finds an old Santa suit―beautifully made and decades old. In the pocket of a suit she finds a note written in a childish hand: it’s from a little girl who has one Christmas wish, and that is for her father to return home from the war. This discovery sets Ivy off on a mission. Who wrote the note? Did the man ever come home? What mysteries did the Rose family hold?
Ivy’s quest brings her into the community, at a time when all she wanted to do was be left alone and nurse her wounds. But the magic of Christmas makes miracles happen, and Ivy just might find more than she ever thought possible: a welcoming town, a family reunited, a mystery solved, and a second chance at love.
1996 was the year that changed everything for Maggie Dawes. Sent away at sixteen to live with an aunt she barely knew in Ocracoke, a remote village on North Carolina’s Outer Banks, she could think only of the friends and family she left behind . . . until she met Bryce Trickett, one of the few teenagers on the island. Handsome, genuine, and newly admitted to West Point, Bryce showed her how much there was to love about the wind-swept beach town—and introduced her to photography, a passion that would define the rest of her life.
By 2019, Maggie is a renowned travel photographer. She splits her time between running a successful gallery in New York and photographing remote locations around the world. But this year she is unexpectedly grounded over Christmas, struggling to come to terms with a sobering medical diagnosis. Increasingly dependent on a young assistant, she finds herself becoming close to him.
As they count down the last days of the season together, she begins to tell him the story of another Christmas, decades earlier—and the love that set her on a course she never could have imagined.
**As always, the summaries come from the author or publisher because they know it best.**
If you are looking for other newly released books, check out the Tuesday Book Release Day page. If you are looking for great summer books, check out my Summer Beach Reads 2021. This is a big season for kids’ books publishing. I shared a list of books coming out in the fall that any young readers in your life might enjoy. If you are ready to start reading Christmas books, you can always check out my 2020 Christmas books roundup.
What are you reading now? Are there any books you are looking forward to reading during the rest of 2021? I have quite a few! Have a great day full of sunshine and NEW books!
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