Thursday, September 16, 2021

My Weekly Bookishness ~ 9/17/2021

All things bookish!

What I Read:

Unfortunately, I didn't finish reading anything this week :(


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:

This wasn't his ordinary way of seeing her.  Usually she came into his office to talk--hence the one-hour increments.

56%/Page 56

"She's gone," she whispered between breaths.


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.  Where do you get background images for your posts, or do you create them yourself? (submitted by Elizabeth @ Silver's Reviews

A. I haven't used a new background image in a long time.  I'm interested to see what people reply on this question.


Bookishly Yours,

Linking up to:


  1. Denise Hunter is an author I would read more off. That Robin Patchen's book cover is stunning - I also have that in my TBR. Here is my Friday post

  2. I definitely want the context of the quote from the 56. Great short and sweet teaser.

  3. I don't really change up my background image all that much, so I just spoke about the other types of images on my blog xD Have a lovely weekend :)
    Juli @ A Universe in Words

  4. I love the bloomed out magnolia on that cover

    Here is my link:

  5. I am in love with that beautiful Magnolia tree on the cover!! My father-in-law has one and it's his pride and joy! :-) Happy weekend!

  6. I love Denise Hunter's books. Don't be hard on yourself, we all have weeks where we are not able to get much or any reading done. Have a great weekend!

  7. Happy Friday!

    I'm starting the novella collection Always a Wedding Planner and the first line of the first story, Finally a Sweetheart by Toni Shiloh, is: "The musical strands of Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 21 filled the air as Felicity Edwards carefully piped intricate scrolls on the future Schwartzes’ wedding cake."

    My FLF post features A Midnight Dance by Joanna Davidson Politano:

  8. I haven't used a background image on any of my blogs in a long time.

    The premise for Glimmer in the Darkness is quite compelling.

  9. My first line is from another fantastic book Undercurrent of Secrets by Rachel Scott McDaniel:
    September. Louisville, Kentucky
    Some engagements end In happily ever afters, and some just end…on social media.

  10. On Magnolia Lane has such a beautiful cover! I’m currently reading The Mistletoe Countess by Pepper Basham and I just started Chapter 9: “Her father had wept when he learned of the engagement.”

    My First Line Friday post featured The Secret Keepers of Old Depot Grocery by Amanda Cox:

  11. I don't use background images either but whatever I need I make with Canva

  12. I like the look of On Magnolia Lane. I am sorry you didn't finish any books last week, but I bet you will next week.

    I made my own header, and I love making images for my blog on Canva.

  13. Such pretty covers...I hope you enjoy the inside of the book. :)

    I use Typorama when I want to put pictures on a background.

    Have a great week.

  14. The one you are currently reading sounds good. Hope you love it. I am hearing about most people using Canva so I'm gonna have to check that out but I mostly create things myself. Hop on over for a visit:

  15. On Magnolia Lane sounds good to me. Your book haul looks good to. Have a good week and Happy Reading!


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