Thursday, September 9, 2021

My Weekly Bookishness ~ 9/10/2021

All things bookish!

What I Read:

I started reading "The Clutter Connection" but I'm going to put a bookmark in it for now until I'm able to really dig into it and do some work.


What I'm Reading:


Falling in love with Daisy was easy for Jack. But finding the courage to tell her becomes problematic when his secret feelings lead to even bigger complications.

After two years of counseling sessions with Daisy Pendleton, Pastor Jack McReady has earned a permanent spot in her life as a spiritual leader—and nothing more. Jack would never risk losing her trust by exposing the depths of his heart, but he’s hopelessly in love with her.

Daisy loves her southern small-town life and her job at her family-run flower shop, but she doesn’t have the thing she longs for most: someone to share it with. Her recent foray into online dating has been a disaster—until she meets TJ.

Jack could kill his friend Noah for using his initials and some indistinct photos to set up a profile on the dating app Daisy is using. But when he’s finally afforded the opportunity to show her a different side of himself, he’s sucked into the plan before he has time for second thoughts.

Online, Daisy shares some of her greatest fears with TJ, but in person, Jack and Daisy are spending more time together. When a devastating family secret surfaces, Daisy knows that only her trusted friend and counselor can bring her comfort. Jack wants nothing more than to be both men for Daisy, but revealing his secret will prove to be the ultimate test of Daisy’s grace.

First Lines:

Jack McReady had fallen in love with Daisy in one-hour increments.  How many men could claim that?

56%/Page 56

There was a hopeless look shadowing her eyes, and sadness tugged at the corners of her lips.


What I'll (Probably) Read Next:


Nothing could get her home…but this.

Cassidy Leblanc worked hard to shake off her tragic childhood. As a foster child with a mother in prison for murder, she was an outcast in her small New Hampshire town until she met James. But she and James’s sister, whom she was babysitting, were kidnapped. She escaped, but Hallie didn’t survive, and everybody assumed Cassidy killed her. Like mother, like daughter, after all. With public opinion and the authorities united against her, young Cassidy fled. Now, a decade later, another little girl has been kidnapped, and Cassidy may be the only person who can find her.

He doesn’t know who to trust.

James Sullivan never believed that Cassidy killed his sister, no matter what the authorities said. When his best friend’s daughter goes missing a decade after Hallie's murder, James keeps his opinions on the matter to himself. But when he finds Cassidy sneaking around his property, his thoughts turn dark. If she’s not behind the recent kidnapping, what is she doing back in Coventry? Her answer—that she’s returned to find little Ella, and she needs his help—has him reeling. Can he trust Cassidy, despite what the police tell him? If there’s any chance he can save Ella, he has to try.

Danger lurks on the mountain.

Together, they search for the elusive cave where Cassidy and Hallie were taken, but somebody will stop at nothing to make sure they don’t find it or, if they do, that they don’t come out alive.


Book Haul:




Book Blogger Hop:

Q.  Are you more likely to choose to read a book based on the synopsis, or the cover? (submitted by Julie @ JadeSky)

A. While the cover may draw me in, it is the synopsis that will determine whether I read a book or not.


Bookishly Yours,

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  1. I should definitely read The Clutter Connection! Glimmer in the Darkness sounds really good, but I don't think I'd like On Magnolia Lane. Although romances often have unusual set ups to keep the main characters apart, between crossing the line in the therapist/patient relationship and also lying to her about his identity online, it all feels a bit too wrong.

  2. That book beginning definitely made me curious to read more to find out what is going on there.

  3. Love the cover of the Denise Hunter book - still need to read that. Here is mine

  4. I imagine a read like 'The Clutter Connection' requires you to be fully present and engaged with it, to get the most out of it! 'On Magnolia Lane' sounds lovely, however, even if the F56 is quite sad. The blurb is also the clincher for me, if that doesn't strike me it doesn't matter how beautiful the cover is. I hope you have a lovely weekend :)
    Juli @ A Universe in Words

  5. The joy of Falling seems nice!

    Happy reading this weekend.

    Elza Reads

  6. Great excerpts...and I love the cover of On Magnolia Lane. Here's mine: “THE DOWNSTAIRS NEIGHBOR”

  7. My first line this week is from The Secret Keepers of Old Depot Grocery by Amanda Cox :
    Sarah nudged aside last night’s puddle of clothes with her bare foot, the exposed designer label sticking out a bit too much.

  8. Looks like you have a great hall of books. Happy reading.

  9. I enjoy Denise Hunter books! Happy Friday!

  10. Happy Friday!
    I'm currently on chapter 26 of Crossed Lines by Jennifer Delamere, so I'll share from there.
    "'It's a coach maker's shop!' Emma said in surprise, reading the sign painted over the door."
    Hope you have a wonderful weekend! 🙂❤📚

  11. They both sound great books. I'm the same, a cover will grab my attention but it's ultimately the blurb which has me deciding whether to read it or not.

  12. That cover is beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

  13. Pretty much same here re: the cover and synopsis. I do occasionally get pulled in by an awesome cover but the synopsis has to grab me usually.

  14. For me it's the synopsis. Sometimes, though, it leaves out details that you only see on a cover.

  15. Looks like you have a lot of good reading ahead of you!
    Have a good weekend!

  16. The Denise Hunter book is the one that caught my attention the most.
    I hope you have a great week!

  17. A cover (and/or a title) often makes me stop and take a second look, but it's the synopsis which makes me decide whether to read it or not.

    Clutter Connection looks like a book a lot of people could use, but are those the people who would actually read it? Not sure.

    On Magnolia Lane has a promising plot.

  18. Popping over from Book blogger hop - totally agree, the blurb is everything in choosing a book.

  19. If it’s a spectrum, I’m definitely on the clutter side.

    Wishing you a great reading week

  20. Sounds like good reads. I'm late to comment, but my first line is from To Write a Wrong by Jen Turano.

  21. I seriously need to add that clutter book to my TBR. Hop on over to my blog


  22. Happy Wednesday!

    I need a copy of The Clutter Connection ASAP.

    Here is my WWW Wednesday post!

  23. Just got a new Bible - check out my review!


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