Thursday, February 4, 2021

My Weekly Bookishness ~ 2/5/2021

All things bookish!

What I Read:

You can read the blurb and my review HERE!


What I'm Reading:


From the Amazon #1 bestselling author of the Three Rivers Ranch Romance series comes a new ranch, with new cowboys to fall in love with... Go to Gold Valley, Montana and the Horseshoe Home Ranch to find your next happily ever after!

Can Jace find a way to forgive before it's too late?

Jace Lovell only has one thing left after his fiancé abandons him at the altar: his job at Horseshoe Home Ranch. He throws himself into becoming the best foreman the ranch has ever had—and that includes hiring an interior designer to make the ranch owner's wife happy.

Belle Edmunds is back in Gold Valley after she lost her job at a prestigious design firm in California. She's working for a conglomerate, but she's desperate to build a portfolio that she can use to start her own firm in Montana. She applies for the job at Horseshoe Home, and though Jace and Belle grew up together, they've never seen eye to eye on much more than the sky is blue.

The spark between them now that they're adults can't be denied, and as Jace and Belle attempt to work together, they also fight their growing attraction to each other. But Jace isn't anywhere near forgiving his fiancé, and he's not sure he's ready for a new relationship with someone as fiery and beautiful as Belle. Can she employ her patience while he figures out how to forgive so they can find their own brand of happily-ever-after?

First Lines:

The chilled bite of winter wind pulled against Jace Lovell's cowboy hat, causing him to reach up and press one palm firmly on top of his head to keep it in place.

56%/Page 56

Belle had no idea what she was doing.  Did this strange banter count as flirting?


What I'll (Probably) Read Next:


I have found rock bottom. It’s here, moving in with my older brother because I’m too broke to afford to live on my own. But that’s okay because we’ve always been close and I think I’m going to have fun living with him again.

That is until I meet Cooper…

Turns out, my brother has very strong opinions on the idea of me dating his best friend and is dead set against it. According to him, Cooper is everything I should stay away from: flirtatious, adventurous, non-committal, and freaking hot. (I added that last part because I feel like you need the whole picture.) My brother is right, though. I should stay away from Cooper James and his pretty blue eyes. He’s the opposite of what I need right now.

Nah—Who am I kidding? I’m going for him.


What I Can't Wait To Read:


Munich, 1938. Evelyn Brand is an American foreign correspondent as determined to prove her worth in a male-dominated profession as she is to expose the growing tyranny in Nazi Germany. To do so, she must walk a thin line. If she offends the government, she could be expelled from the country--or worse. If she fails to truthfully report on major stories, she'll never be able to give a voice to the oppressed--and wake up the folks back home.

In another part of the city, American graduate student Peter Lang is working on his PhD in German. Disillusioned with the chaos in the world due to the Great Depression, he is impressed with the prosperity and order of German society. But when the brutality of the regime hits close, he discovers a far better way to use his contacts within the Nazi party--to feed information to the shrewd reporter he can't get off his mind.

This electric standalone novel from fan-favorite Sarah Sundin puts you right at the intersection of pulse-pounding suspense and heart-stopping romance.


What I Was Reading 5 Years Ago:

Originally a feature called Last Year I Was Reading created by Maria from ReadingMaria
Literary Feline liked it enough to continue, but has tweaked it
 to feature Five Years Ago I Was Reading. 


Book Haul:



Book Blogger Hop:

Q.  What book series would you like to see adapted as a Netflix series? (submitted by Billy @ Coffee Addicted Writer

A.  Oh my goodness!  There have been so many books over the years that I've thought would make good movies.  As for a series, I'm going to say "The Daughters of Boston" series by Julie Lessman.  It was amazing and I love a good period piece!  Click on the cover to go to the Goodreads page for each book.



Bookishly Yours,

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  1. The Redesigned Ranch looks interesting. I like the quotes for it, especially the beginning. It really invokes the image of a wintery scene.

    1. Yes, and I can totally relate to the wintery scene right now!

  2. Great reading list. I'm Starting When Twilight Breaks this weekend!

  3. Great snippets and I like that cover! Sounds like a great read! Happy weekend!

  4. Happy Friday! My first line is from "Healing Hearts" by KImberly Rae Jordan:

    "Sophia Haldorson shut off the car's engine, then turned to look at her almost-five-year-old son who sat in his car seat behind her."

  5. Great post!
    My first line is from Obsession by Patricia Bradley:
    The January warm spell had definitely ended in South Mississippi.

  6. I started singing as soon as I saw the title of your current book Take a Chance on Me. Then I had to go and visit YouTube and found a really corny video of Mama Mia singing their hit. My quotes this week

  7. Happy Friday!
    Over on my blog I'm sharing from All of You, Always by Lindsay Harrel: Currently, I'm just starting A Dance in Donegal by Jennifer Deibel, so I'll share from there.
    "The grandfather clock downstairs chimed the hour, its clangs all too reminiscent of the funeral bells presiding over Mother's service just yesterday morning."
    Happy reading! 😀❤📚

  8. The Off Limits book looks great fun, happy reading!

  9. The book set in Munich sounds great
    My post is here

  10. The title of the Becky Wade book, Take a Chance On Me, has gotten the ABBA song with the same title in my head now. LOL I like the sound of the Redesigned Ranch. I hope you are enjoying it! Ooo! And When Twilight Breaks sounds like one I would definitely enjoy. I hope you will too!

    I like your choices for a TV series. I forget sometimes I like period pieces--and then I watch one and am reminded how much I do.

    I hope you have a great weekend!

  11. Happy Friday!

    Today on my blog I am sharing the first line of Waltz in the Wilderness by Kathleen Denly
    " "No!" The scream pierced Eli, ripping her from her sleep."

    Hope you have a lovely weekend!

  12. Happy Friday! Today, I'm sharing the first line from Tidewater Bride by Laura Frantz. "Alas, she was not a tobacco bride, but she had been given charge of them."

  13. Adding The Off Limits rule to my list! Check out my StS:

  14. The Off Limits Rule looks like it would be wonderfully diverting. I don't think I've ever so many romances as I have in the last year, and I think I enjoyed every one of them.

    And, as for the Hop question: What series would I like Netflix to adapt? I loved Queen's Gambit so much, and I'd like to see what Netflix could do with another Walter Tevis book, Mockingbird.

  15. Hope you enjoy your books and have a good week!

  16. When Twilight Breaks looks interesting.
    1930s Germany was such a bizarre, scary place

  17. A Son's Vow has been consistently popular at my library. Happy weekend!

  18. I agree, Lessman's series would make a good Netflix series

  19. Ooh, I love the cover of WHEN TWILIGHT BREAKS. I'm going to have to check that one out. Have a great week! - Melinda @ A Web of Stories

  20. The Redesigned Ranch caught my eye. Interesting title!

  21. The Off Limits Rule does sound like fun. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  22. The Off Limits Rules has a cute cover! It sounds good too. Have a great week and happy reading!

  23. The Redesigned Ranch looks like a good romance.
    Oh - a Lessman series would be good.
    Enjoy all of your reading!

  24. You received three good looking romance books this week. I hope you enjoy them all.

  25. The Off Limits Rule is on my TBR as well. You got some good books! Hope you enjoy them when you get to them.
    Lisa Loves Literature

  26. When Twilight Breaks looks soo good!! I hope you have a great week and enjoy your reading!

    My WWW!

  27. When Twilight Breaks looks so good. Here is my post-

  28. LOVE the cover of WHEN TWILIGHT BREAKS.

    Hope you are having a good week.

    ENJOY your books.

  29. I love those rom com covers they always draw me in- re. The Off LImits Rule. Hope you are having a great week!


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