Happy Tuesday! I am sharing one new book with you today that I will probably never read. I usually try to recommend books that I’ve read or am looking forward to reading. In all honesty, I’ve only read one book by this author and it hit me too hard. My main purpose for reading is entertainment and to enjoy what I read. That’s why my book list is generally lighter topics. After reading that one book, I will say that this author’s books are well written.
I started reading my second Christmas book of the season and I love it already. I am reading Christmas in Peachtree Bluff by Kristy Woodson Harvey. I love the Murphy women and am so happy to revisit them! It’s so tricky because I don’t want to put it down but I also want the story to go on for a long time! I have a feeling the “can’t put it down” will win out!
Diana O’Toole is perfectly on track. She will be married by thirty, done having kids by thirty-five, and move out to the New York City suburbs, all while climbing the professional ladder in the cutthroat art auction world. She’s an associate specialist at Sotheby’s now, but her boss has hinted at a promotion if she can close a deal with a high-profile client. She’s not engaged just yet, but she knows her boyfriend, Finn, a surgical resident, is about to propose on their romantic getaway to the Galápagos—days before her thirtieth birthday. Right on time.
But then a virus that felt worlds away has appeared in the city, and on the eve of their departure, Finn breaks the news: It’s all hands on deck at the hospital. He has to stay behind. You should still go, he assures her, since it would be a shame for all of their nonrefundable trip to go to waste. And so, reluctantly, she goes.
Almost immediately, Diana’s dream vacation goes awry. Her luggage is lost, the Wi-Fi is nearly nonexistent, and the hotel they’d booked is shut down due to the pandemic. In fact, the whole island is now under quarantine, and she is stranded until the borders reopen. Completely isolated, she must venture beyond her comfort zone. Slowly, she carves out a connection with a local family when a teenager with a secret opens up to Diana, despite her father’s suspicion of outsiders.
In the Galápagos Islands, where Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection was formed, Diana finds herself examining her relationships, her choices, and herself—and wondering if when she goes home, she too will have evolved into someone completely different.
**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. I shared my Christmas Books 2021 with some fun books for the end of the year. I will be shopping for my young readers from this list of new children’s books in fall 2021. Check it out, it’s a great list!
Are you a Jodi Picoult fan? What are your favorite Jodi books? Can you guess which book I read that was so good, but hit me too hard? I hope you have a great book to read today! Have a great day full of sunshine and NEW books!
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