Special Feature: Our Italian Summer by Jennifer Probst

I don’t know about anyone else, but the coronavirus and all the lockdowns have left me with major wanderlust! I literally have a list of places that I have researched throughout the lockdowns and it’s titled ‘places I’m traveling to when COVID f*cks off’. Italy is at the top of this. I have long dreamed of traveling to Italy, starting at Lake Como and traveling all the way down to Sicily.

So when I saw this book was coming out I knew it would be perfect for all those people who are also struggling with wanderlust like me! Books are so great, they give us somewhere to go when we have to stay home! This book sounds like the perfect fit for anyone struggling with the fact that they are stuck at home for the foreseeable future.

But it sounds like a book that is going to be about so much more than just the beautiful landscape of Italy. This novel sounds like it’s going to have heart, charm, emotion, and of course the sun kissed skies of Italy. I cannot wait to read this one and it will certainly be at the top of my TBR in Feb but for now, it is out today and you can snag a copy and escape to Italy for a little while!

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Special Feature: Better Luck Next Time by Julia Claiborne Johnson

This book had me at ‘do you want to read something funny?’. What kind of question is that even!? Yes of course I want to read something funny—especially right now I think we could all use a little humor. Which is exactly why I want to share this book with you guys today!

This book is technically a historical fiction novel and it’s one that isn’t set during WWII. Shocking right? So many historical fiction novels are written in that time period that something set in Reno of all places in the 1930s sounds positively unique! Add in the humor and some women’s fiction elements and you have a novel that sounds delightful!

This one is out now and would be a rather diverting read from the sound of it. So if you love humor, historical fiction, and women’s fiction maybe with a little western thrown in then this book is one you do not want to miss.

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Special Feature: The Chicken Sisters by K.J. Dell’Antonia

Do you have a foodie and a reader on your holiday shopping list? Well this might be a good option for them! This Reese Witherspoon Book Club pick is sure to be a treat for the reader on your list plus it features a food element that sounds delicious (pun intended!)

The cover is bright and sunny and also out now so add this one to your shopping cart and maybe a copy for a friend/family member today!

It sounds like the perfect book to pass the time with that is both uplifting, funny, and mouth-watering! Plus Reese Witherspoon hasn’t steered me wrong yet when it comes to her book club picks, I am definitely adding this one to my TBR!

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Review: The Star-Crossed Sisters of Tuscany by Lori Nelson Spielman

Due to COVID this was a book whose release date got pushed back a couple of times so to be honest, I forgot about it for my fall reading! It was supposed to come out in September and I thought it would be a great book to close out of late summer reading with. But then it was pushed out until November and I simply forgot about it until I checked my reading calendar and saw it was time to start reading!

Well….I take that back, I saw it was a Book of the Month pick for November and I was so excited because I knew it was coming up sometime soon and when I checked I was like, oh ya this month! So I immediately started reading!

After reading this one, the desire to travel to Tuscany is so intense that I am ready to drop everything and remove myself to Italy for the remainder of the year! Sadly I am stuck here in rainy Oregon, but reading this one, I could almost feel the Tuscan sun on my skin.

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Special Feature: THE CUL-DE-SAC WAR by Melissa Ferguson

Anyone need a rom-com to get through the holidays this year? I know I do! I love rom-coms during the holidays even if they don’t really have a holiday element to them.

This one has been getting a lot of attention all over social media which may or may not be a good thing, but for me this one sounds like a winner! I am going to read it a little later on this winter but for now, I am bringing you all the details here!

If you love rom-coms and books that are getting a little buzzy then this might be one you should add to your TBR or snag while you wait in the airport to head home for the holidays! I cannot wait to check it out!

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