TUESDAY POTPOURRI: WISHING & WAITING…

As I sip my tea this morning, I am feeling very pleased with my newest books, while keeping an eye out for those that are coming soon.

Today I downloaded Coconut Layer Cake Murder, by Joanne Fluke.  I haven’t read many books in the series…yet, but I have loved watching Alison Sweeney star as Hannah Swensen on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries.

Bakery owner Hannah Swensen is leaving Lake Eden to help a friend in sunny California. But an unexpected phone call swiftly brings her back to a cold Minnesota winter . . . and murder . . .

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A few days ago, I pre-ordered this book in its print format…and it will arrive tomorrow:

The Girl in White Gloves:  A Novel of Grace Kelly, by Kerri Maher

A life in snapshots…

Grace knows what people see. She’s the Cinderella story. An icon of glamor and elegance frozen in dazzling Technicolor. The picture of perfection. The girl in white gloves.

A woman in living color…

But behind the lens, beyond the panoramic views of glistening Mediterranean azure, she knows the truth. The sacrifices it takes for an unappreciated girl from Philadelphia to defy her family and become the reigning queen of the screen. The heartbreaking reasons she trades Hollywood for a crown. The loneliness of being a princess in a fairy tale kingdom that is all too real.

Hardest of all for her adoring fans and loyal subjects to comprehend, is the harsh reality that to be the most envied woman in the world does not mean she is the happiest. Starved for affection and purpose, facing a labyrinth of romantic and social expectations with more twists and turns than Monaco’s infamous winding roads, Grace must find her own way to fulfillment. But what she risks–her art, her family, her marriage—she may never get back.

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Yesterday, I received a NetGalley ARC of a favorite author’s newest book:

What You Wish For, by Katherine Center – (Book will be released on July 14)

From Katherine Center, the New York Times bestselling author of How to Walk Away comes a stunning new novel full of heart and hope.

Samantha Casey loves everything about her job as an elementary school librarian on the sunny, historic island of Galveston, Texas—the goofy kids, the stately Victorian building, the butterfly garden. But when the school suddenly loses its beloved principal, it turns out his replacement will be none other than Duncan Carpenter—a former, unrequited crush of Sam’s from many years before.

When Duncan shows up as her new boss, though, he’s nothing like the sweet teacher she once swooned over. He’s become stiff, and humorless, and obsessed with school safety. Now, with Duncan determined to destroy everything Sam loves about her school in the name of security—and turn it into nothing short of a prison—Sam has to stand up for everyone she cares about before the school that’s become her home is gone for good.

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Finally, another NetGalley ARC came today: (Release Date:  8/11/20)

Until I Find You, by Rea Frey

In Until I Find You, celebrated author Rea Frey brings you her most explosive, emotional, taut domestic drama yet about the powerful bond between mothers and children…and how far one woman will go to bring her son home.

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So…what exciting books are you awaiting?  What tomes are on your wish list?

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5 thoughts on “TUESDAY POTPOURRI: WISHING & WAITING…

  1. Yes, I’m looking forward to Swanson’s newest book. I’ve ordered it from the library, but because it received starred reviews from Library Journal and Publishers Weekly, not to mention lots of general buzz, I might not be able to wait. Eager to hear what you think of it.

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