Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Wondrous Words Wednesday

Wondrtous Words Wednesday

My words today are:

Proffer-  hold out (something) to someone for acceptance, offer.

Purneyer- a person or group that spreads or promotes an idea, or view.


Monday, December 26, 2016

Mailbox Monday

Mailbox Monday

I received one new book in my mailbox last week, called The Other Widow by Susan Crawford.

  As the faces of three women become tightly entwined, layers of lies and deception begin to peel away, pushing them dangerously to the edge....closer ot each other....to a terrifying truth.
What goodies did you get?


Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Wondrous Words Wednesday

Wondrous Words Wednesday

Here are my words for today:

Mariposa- is the Spanish word for butterfly.

Papillon- is a small, dainty elegant dog of fine-boned structure. 


Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesday

My teaser come from the book: I See You. by Molly McAdams

pg 38

That night had stayed etched into my soul, hidden from everyone else ever since I met Declan.


Monday, December 19, 2016

MAILBOX MONDAY

MAILBOX MONDAY

AN EMPTY MAILBOX THIS PAST WEEK.

READING:  I SEE YOU BY MOLLY MCADAMS

AURORA WILDE'S LIFE FEELS LIKE A SERIES OF WHAT IF'S, FORKS IN THE ROAD, AND DOORS UNOPENED. WHAT IF SHE HADN'T GONE TO THE PARTY THAT NIGHT?

WHAT APPEARED IN YOUR MAILBOX?


Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Wondrous Words Wednesday

Wondrous Words Wednesday

Here is a word I came across while reading.

Mead- is an alcoholic beverage created by fermenting honey with water, sometimes with various fruits, spices, grains, or hops.


Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesday

My teaser is from the book, Under The Influence by Joyce. Maynard

pg. 153

With less argument than I'd anticipated he agreed to a two week visit, by far the longest am't of time I'd gotten to spend with my son since losing custody.


Monday, December 12, 2016

Mailbox Monday


Mailbox Monday

An empty mailbox last week.

Reading:   Under The Influence by Joyce Maynard

What goodies did you receive?


Thursday, December 8, 2016

Nancy McCabe - Following Disasters - Review & Giveaway



About the Book

On her twenty-first birthday, Maggie Owen receives an unusual birthday gift: a house. That same day, the house’s owner, her aunt, dies. For three years, Maggie has been fleeing her childhood demons: the deaths of her parents, estrangement from her terminally-ill aunt, and a betrayal by her best friend. But now her career on the road, following natural disasters in temporary insurance claims offices, ends abruptly as Maggie returns home to face her past. But why does the house hold a mysterious spell over her? Why does she have the persistent feeling that her aunt is haunting her? Why did her aunt lie to her about the circumstances of her parents’ deaths? Who is the ghost child that may be hanging around the house? And what’s with the guy next door who seems so hostile toward her? FOLLOWING DISASTERS is tightly woven ghost story that raises questions about legacies and their influence on our choices.




My Review

Maggie comes of age thanks to a painful set of circumstances which culminates in the reading of her late aunt's journal which just so happens to contain some surprising entries about her mother's past. Family secrets, illness, betrayal and loss, shift the story in and out of the present time, as Maggie moves into the house that she inherited from her aunt. All in all it's a complex look at female relationships - sisters, mothers, daughters, friends. It's a book filled with believable characters, who befriend and also betray.

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Following Disasters can be purchased at:
Amazon
Barnes and Noble

Prices/Formats: $9.99 ebook, $16.00 paperback
Genre: Gothic, Horror, Ghosts
Pages: 234
Release: October 1, 2016
Publisher: Outpost19
ISBN: 9781944853037
Click to add to your Goodreads list.

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About the Author

Following Disasters is Nancy McCabe's first novel. She has also published four books of creative nonfiction, including Meeting Sophie: A Memoir or Adoption; Crossing the Blue Willow Bridge: A Journey to My Daughter's Birthplace in China; and From Little Houses to Little Women: Revisiting a Literary Childhood. She is a regular blogger for Ploughshares and has published work in Newsweek, Writers' Digest, Prairie Schooner, Gulf Coast, Fourth Genre, and other magazines and anthologies. Her work has received a Pushcart and six times made notable lists in Houghton Mifflin Best American anthologies.

Links to connect with Nancy:
Web Site
Facebook
YouTube
Goodreads
Blog


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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Wondrous Words Wednesday

Wondrous Words Wednesday

Winter weather gear.

Balaclava- A warm hat that covers the head, neck and most of the face.

Anorak- A waterproof jacket with a hood of a kind, originally used in polar regions.


Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesday

My teaser comes from the book:  I See You by Molly McAdam

pg. 5

My face fell. Not knowing his name hadn't bothered me until this afternoon, when I'd decided that I needed to see him again.


Monday, December 5, 2016

Mailbox Monday

Mailbox Monday

I had a very nice mailbox last week, after it was empty for a few weeks.

1. Under The Influence by Joyce Maynard

2. I See You by Molly Mc Adams

Courtesy of  Wm. Morrow

3. A Million Little Things. by Susan Mallery

Courtesy of  Tandem Literary

What goodies did you rerceive?