Review: Under the Southern Sky by Kristy Woodson Harvey

Kristy Woodson Harvey is one of my absolute favorite authors! She is the sweetest thing and I just adore her books. I mean is it even spring time without a KWH book? No—no it is not! Every spring I look forward to one of her new books and this year was no exception! Her books always have so much heart, charm, and general warm fuzzies!

Even the covers, I take one look at the covers and I can almost feel the soft sea breeze and sun on my skin. When I received the ARC of this one, it was early fall I believe and I couldn’t wait to read it but I wanted to save it for a time when I was really really ready for spring and April was the perfect month for that.

I sat down to start this one on a lazy early spring weekend and it was actually sunny out which made this one even more enjoyable to read! I read it quickly (a couple of days!) and couldn’t put it down. Every time I finish one of her books I am always left thinking that there is no way she can top that book and then a year later as I start another one of her books—-she somehow does just that!

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Review: In a Book Club Far Away by Tif Marcelo

I have read a couple of Tif Marcelo’s books and I have to say that my favorite has been The Key to Happily Ever After. Her books are always so great and written with so much heart and perspective not to mention rich with family relationship complexities. I have really enjoyed reading them and when I saw that her latest novel In a Book Club Far Away, was a Book of the Month pick, I was even more excited to get my hands on it!

Even though I had a digital copy of the book to read, I did make this one my BOTM pick not just because the book sounded good, but I also thought the cover was elegant and rich with fun bookish details! I knew that I would read the book one way or the other, but there was something about the cover and title of this one that just seemed to say ‘read me as a hard copy!’ that I simply couldn’t ignore!

Besides the author reputation and elegant cover art, this one sounded like such a great read for book clubs or maybe even a buddy read with your BFF. It’s a story about friendships and for me, it was just the book that I needed right now. It was like curling up with a good friend and a glass of wine to gossip about life and laugh about all the things that life throws at you.

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Review: Lost, Found, and Forever by Victoria Schade

This is my second novel by Victoria Schade and I have absolutely fallen in love with her novels! They are light hearted reading with romance and tons and tons of sweet dogs! The adorable doggies on the cover just get me every time and this one is no different. I jumped at this one because it sounded too cute and that dog on the cover was screaming ‘read me!’.

By Schade’s books are more than just adorable dogs on the cover, I have really loved the romances that are woven into the story. This one was especially tender and adorable. I fell in love with Griffin about as fast as Justine! He was so charming and thoughtful.

If you love romances in the vein of movies like Must Love Dog, this is an author that you absolutely need on your radar! I am 100% a dog person, but anyone who loves animals will enjoy how predominant they are featured in the story. The animals take on roles of their own and I loved learning about dog handling and training throughout the story. Fetch this one on your TBR immediately!

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Special Feature: The Bookstore on the Beach by Brenda Novak

There is something about summer beach reads season that never takes me by surprise! Usually around the beginning of March I start getting all the info on spring reads and beach reads. Unlike October when I start getting all the Christmas reads (which I am never ready for in October!), beach reads season is one that never sneaks up on me and is always welcome!

In Oregon, March is still relatively rainy, cold and often there is still a chance for snow. Last week it was a high of 40 and rainy, by the weekend it was sunny and 60. Right about now is the time I start longing for warm days and easy reads! Which is why I am looking forward to this upcoming novel from Brenda Novak! Novak is a prolific writer with loads of both holiday and beach reads under her belt!

I cannot wait for this one and am looking forward to escaping into a small beach town with all the romance and charm Novak is known for! Today I have an excerpt of this lovely read and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

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Special Feature and Excerpt: The Path to Sunshine Cove by RaeAnne Thayne

RaeAnne Thayne has been a favorite author of mine for a while! I love her Christmas books so much and her other romances aren’t bad either. She is a prolific writer who turns out consistently well written love stories and I cannot WAIT to read this one. Especially after the excerpt that I have included in this post for you guys to enjoy!

This one is set in the Pacific Northwest in a fictional coastal town and seeing as how I live in the Pacific Northwest and love visiting the coast, this one sounds like it’s going to be an extra special read for me. Setting and romance aside, you simply canot go wrong with RaeAnne Thayne.

She’s a marvelous writer who writes believable female characters with real life issues to address, and swoon worthy heroes who win me over every time. Not to mention she does small town settings so so so well. If you love womens fiction with romance, you will no doubt have heard from RaeAnne Thayne but if you have yet to give her books a go, I strongly encourage you to check her out! This beach read promises to be another hit for her!

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