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A WARM HEART IN WINTER A Caldwell Christmas by J. R. Ward

Family, reconnecting, sharing joy, and love for each other. That's what Christmas and the holidays are all about. Not everyone comes from a family or a home where that happens for them. Some come from broken desolate places and are only able to find that love in the here-and-now.  A Warm Heart in Winter encompasses all that for me. It's a wonderful look into the Brotherhood during the holiday season, but it's also a look into Z and Qhuinn. How the broken can be healed with personal love, yet still have lingering issues that don't just magically disappear. It's real. It's work. It's love. I cried throughout this read. Its therapy via printed pages. Thank you to J.R. Ward for acknowledging that even with a happily ever after trauma takes time to heal and people are a forever work in progress. Mixed in the "real" are some beautifully poignant moments that make,  A Warm Heart in Winter,  a stand out in the series. Whatever holidays you celebrate, I wi

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I Want to Be Where the Normal People Are by Rachel Bloom

OUT NOW Get it on Amazon - Witty, funny, brave, and encouraging. Those are the words I use to describe Rachel Bloom's new book, I Want to Be Where the Normal People Are. Ya know, I am a firm believer that the "unnormal" are the truly normal people in this world. Everyone is wearing a mask to hide their true self and when someone puts themself out there and shares... well, it's impactful. Thanks, Rachel Bloom. You are a goddess. ~Tanja From the Cover... From the charming and wickedly funny co-creator and star of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, a collection of hilarious personal essays, poems and even amusement park maps on the subjects of insecurity, fame, anxiety, and much more. Rachel Bloom has felt abnormal and out of place her whole life. In this exploration of what she thinks makes her "different," she's come to realize that a lot of people also feel this way; even people who she otherwise thought were "normal." In a collecti

Daylight (An Atlee Pine Thriller, 3) by David Baldacci

OUT NOW Get it on Amazon - What a wonderful introduction to David Baldacci's books. I'm happy that I didn't have to read the previous books in the series before starting Daylight, but I am absolutely backtracking into the Atlee Pine series for sure. It's a captivating read filled with smart back-and-forth dialogue and two main characters I will want more from.  ~Tanja  From the Cover... FBI Agent Atlee Pine's search for her sister Mercy clashes with military investigator John Puller's high-stakes case, leading them both deep into a global conspiracy -- from which neither of them will escape unscathed. For many long years, Atlee Pine was tormented by uncertainty after her twin sister, Mercy, was abducted at the age of six and never seen again. Now, just as Atlee is pressured to end her investigation into Mercy's disappearance, she finally gets her most promising breakthrough yet: the identity of her sister's kidnapper, Ito Vincen

A Field Guide to Internet Boyfriends: Meme-Worthy Celebrity Crushes from A to Z by Esther Zuckerman

Get it on Amazon - I found this so incredibly funny and yes! Informative!! Need to know the "slang" Figure out what "the kids are saying" these days? LOL!! (so many exclamation points!! I KNOW!!) Shipping, thirst, zaddy... all the things. Oh my, friends. It's amazing. A Field Guide to Internet Boyfriends: Meme-Worthy Celebrity Crushes from A to Z is like my version of Tiger Beat. I know it dates me, but oh well. It's super cute and I STAN!! ~Tanja From the cover... From Keanu Reeves and Idris Elba to Timothee Chalamet, A Field Guide to Internet Boyfriends is the ultimate celebration of the suave, sexy, sensitive, and silly celebrities who have captured our hearts and memes! Handsome and heartfelt, with winning smiles and pinnable Tweets -- this is what Internet Boyfriends are made of. But who are these meme-able men, and what makes them catch fire online? Discover the answers to these questions and more in A Field Guide to Internet

Barely Functional Adult: It'll All Make Sense Eventually by Meichi Ng

Coming November 24th Get it on Amazon - Need a little something to help you get through the upcoming holidays? Have I got the perfect graphic novel for you! Funny, insightful, and filled with the trials of becoming an adult. I couldn't put it done. Barely Functional Adult stayed on my sofa table for days. I kept picking it up to share anecdotes with my family and friends. It's a bright spot in 2020! Thanks, Meichi Ng!! Great read! ~Tanja Coming November 24th From Harper Collins Publishers #oliveinfluencer From the Cover... From the creator of Barely Functional Adult, a painfully relatable webcomic with over 130k followers on Instagram, comes a never-before-seen collection of incriminating short stories about exes, murder, friendship, therapy, anxiety, Hufflepuff, sucking at things, freaking out about things, calming down momentarily, melodrama, wrinkles, pettiness, and other wonderful delights. Wielding her tr`` to our past, present, and future selves.

THE WAY THE STORY GOES by Samantha Chase ~ Cover Reveal

It's time for another Magnolia Sound story and today we're sharing the gorgeous new cover! Check out the cover for THE WAY THE STORY GOES by Samantha Chase and be sure to pre-order your copy today! About THE WAY THE STORY GOES Thriller writer Mia Kingsley has been hit with a serious case of writer’s block and she needs a little peace and quiet. A beach front property in Magnolia Sound seemed like the perfect escape and just the change of scenery she needs to get the words flowing again. That is, until her noisy neighbor starts running power tools and blasting music at all hours of the day and night. Before long, the next victim in her story starts to bear an uncanny resemblance to the contractor next door. Austin Coleman never wanted to come back to Magnolia Sound. But sometimes, life takes an unexpected turn and the only way to get back on your feet is to go home. His plan is to avoid all things connected to his past, and renovating a beach house in the off-season is jus

Fatal Deception by April Hunt

  Coming November 10th Get it on Amazon - Wow, friends, we kick this baby off right into the thick of it. Dr. Isabel Santiago goes from workday straight into survival mode in a matter of minutes.  This is why I'm such a fan of April Hunt's books. She grabs you from the start and doesn't let you go till the very end. After a deadly virus has been stolen from Dr. Santiago's lab, Roman Steele has been tasked to investigate. It's a heart-pumping thrill ride and a budding relationship that proves to be just as palpable as the main action and adventure. Give me all the Steele Ops Novels!! ~Tanja From the Cover... Roman Steele learned a hard lesson about trusting others. While serving his country, he put his faith in the wrong person and lost a leg for his loyalty. So far, civilian life suits him -- as long as he doesn't have to deal with anyone. But when he's called in to investigate a break-in at a high-security lab, he finds himself butt

Forever with You by Barb Curtis

  Coming November 10th Get it on Amazon - Forever with You is a homerun for debut author Barb Curtis. You couldn't ask for a more perfect pairing for a second chance romance than Jay Winter and Lyna Milan. Set in wine country, these two ex-highschool sweethearts have come a long way. It's been eighteen long years since they've seen each other. Grab the pinot and get ready to savor every interaction between these two! I enjoyed every moment of it! ~Tanja From the Cover... From debut author, Barb Curtis, a heartwarming small-town romance about high school sweethearts who return home and discover that first love sometimes gets a second chance. . . Jay Wynter wants to be successful on his own merit. That's why he left Sapphire Springs and his family's winery to build a career from scratch. But now that he's successor to Wynter Estate, Jay must return to his small hometown to face everything, and everyone, he left behind-especially his high s

A Lady's Guide to Mischief and Mayhem by Manda Collins

  Coming November 10th Get it on Amazon - If you listen closely you can hear heels on cobblestone streets and feel the damp mist of foggy air. I have never been transported so quickly in time. England 1865 is where we are. Lady Katherine Bascomb is a columnist with a passion for solving mysteries. It's all very Sherlock meets Agatha Christie. Set in an era where women are seen as silly and fragile, Lady Katherine proves she is anything but. Thankfully we have a smart man that knows better. Detective Inspector Andrew Eversham recognizes that he has met his intellectual equal and relishes the sparing. It's an intelligently funny-historical mystery.  Perfection! ~Tanja From the cover... England, 1865:  Newspaper columnist Lady Katherine Bascomb finds herself the subject of speculation when her latest article leads to an arrest in the murders plaguing London. The English believe women ought not to write about such vulgar things as crime, and a particularly

The Victory Garden by Rhys Bowen

From the bestselling author of The Tuscan Child comes a beautiful and heart-rending novel of a woman’s love and sacrifice during the First World War. As the Great War continues to take its toll, headstrong twenty-one-year-old Emily Bryce is determined to contribute to the war effort. She is convinced by a cheeky and handsome Australian pilot that she can do more, and it is not long before she falls in love with him and accepts his proposal of marriage. When he is sent back to the front, Emily volunteers as a “land girl,” tending to the neglected grounds of a large Devonshire estate. It’s here that Emily discovers the long-forgotten journals of a medicine woman who devoted her life to her herbal garden. The journals inspire Emily, and in the wake of devastating news, they are her saving grace. Emily’s lover has not only died a hero but has left her terrified—and with child. Since no one knows that Emily was never married, she adopts the charade of a war widow. As Emily learns more

Wishing you all a wonderful Day.

  Turning off everything and reading today. Have a good one friends