It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #SundayPost #SundaySalon

 

Linking to: It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? at BookDate; Sunday Post @ Caffeinated Reviewer; and the Sunday Salon @ ReaderBuzz

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Life…

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I hope you have all had a wonderful week and were able to spend time with loved ones. We had a tasty lunch with my parents for Christmas Day, but are otherwise staying home because of the major Omicron outbreak here.

While we are all in the same place at the same time, since no one is working or at school, I’m focusing on family this week, especially as it’s also my youngest son’s 16th birthday on Thursday.

Wishing you a great week!

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What I’ve Read Since I last Posted…

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The Santa Suit by Mary Kay Andrews

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New Posts…

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Review: The Prodigal Sister by Darry Fraser

Review: The Santa Suit by Mary Kay Andrews

Merry Christmas!

Bookshelf  Bounty

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What I’m Reading This Week…


The same as last week!

 

 

A homecoming snares a young woman in a dangerous tangle of lies, secrets, and bad blood in this gripping novel by the bestselling author of An Accusation.

Running from a bad relationship, journalist Jo Sharpe heads home to Arthurville, the drought-stricken town she turned her back on years earlier. While some things have changed—her relationship with her ailing, crotchety father, her new job at the community newspaper—Jo finds that her return has rekindled the grief and uncertainty she experienced during her childhood following the inexplicable disappearance of her mother and baby sister.

Returning to Arthurville has its unexpected pleasures, though, as Jo happily reconnects with old friends and makes a few new ones. But she can’t let go of her search for answers to that long-ago mystery. And as she keeps investigating, the splash she’s making begins to ripple outward—far beyond the disappearance of her mother and sister.

Jo is determined to dig as deep as it takes to get answers. But it’s not long before she realises that someone among the familiar faces doesn’t want her picking through the debris of the past. And they’ll go to any lengths to silence the little bird before she sings the truth.

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A popular sorority girl. An unsolved murder. A campus podcast with chilling repercussions.  

Lucas Vega is obsessed with the death of Candace Swain, who left a sorority party one night and never came back. Her body was found after two weeks, but the case has grown cold. Three years later while interning at the medical examiner’s, Lucas discovers new information, but the police are not interested.

Lucas knows he has several credible pieces of the puzzle. He just isn’t sure how they fit together. So he creates a podcast to revisit Candace’s last hours. Then he encourages listeners to crowdsource what they remember and invites guest lecturer Regan Merritt, a former US marshal, to come on and share her expertise.

New tips come in that convince Lucas and Regan they are onto something. Then shockingly one of the podcast callers turns up dead. Another hints at Candace’s secret life, a much darker picture than Lucas imagined—and one that implicates other sorority sisters. Regan uses her own resources to bolster their theory and learns that Lucas is hiding his own secret. The pressure is on to solve the murder, but first Lucas must come clean about his real motives in pursuing this podcast—before the killer silences him forever.

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Red White & Royal Blue meets Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell in debut author Freya Marske’s A Marvellous Light, featuring an Edwardian England full of magic, contracts, and conspiracies.

Robin Blyth has more than enough bother in his life. He’s struggling to be a good older brother, a responsible employer, and the harried baronet of a seat gutted by his late parents’ excesses. When an administrative mistake sees him named the civil service liaison to a hidden magical society, he discovers what’s been operating beneath the unextraordinary reality he’s always known.

Now Robin must contend with the beauty and danger of magic, an excruciating deadly curse, and the alarming visions of the future that come with it—not to mention Edwin Courcey, his cold and prickly counterpart in the magical bureaucracy, who clearly wishes Robin were anyone and anywhere else.

Robin’s predecessor has disappeared, and the mystery of what happened to him reveals unsettling truths about the very oldest stories they’ve been told about the land they live on and what binds it. Thrown together and facing unexpected dangers, Robin and Edwin discover a plot that threatens every magician in the British Isles—and a secret that more than one person has already died to keep.

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Thanks for stopping by!

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16 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Kathy Martin
    Dec 28, 2021 @ 01:54:20

    Happy Holidays! It is great to spend time with family. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

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  2. Donna
    Dec 28, 2021 @ 01:55:27

    I loved The Santa Suit.

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  3. Helen Murdoch
    Dec 28, 2021 @ 02:22:32

    Glad to hear you had a nice (and safe) Christmas. We did the same and had a lovely time.

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  4. Laurel-Rain Snow
    Dec 28, 2021 @ 02:25:05

    Happy Holidays! Great Christmas card. Enjoy your books and staying close to home. That darn Omicron is creating havoc!

    I’ve been wanting to read The Santa Suit, as I enjoy Mary Kay Andrews…is it too late? LOL

    Have a Happy New Year! Here are my WEEKLY UPDATES

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  5. Northwoman
    Dec 28, 2021 @ 03:35:39

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Shelleyrae! I hope you enjoy your family time and stay well.

    Anne – Books of My Heart This is my Sunday Post

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  6. Kathryn
    Dec 28, 2021 @ 06:42:09

    Its good that at least you have your nuclear family close. Yuck to that omicron. hasn’t hit here yet but will be staying home when it does. Enjoy the 16th birthday.

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  7. Cheryl Malandrinos
    Dec 28, 2021 @ 06:51:31

    Hope you enjoy that time with your family. Happy birthday to your son.

    The Sorority Murder still catches my eye. Hope you enjoy your books this week.

    Wishing you a new year filled with health and happiness.

    https://thebookconnectionccm.blogspot.com/2021/12/its-monday-what-are-you-reading-and_01340329284.html

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  8. BookerTalk
    Dec 28, 2021 @ 07:47:42

    Who would have thought this time last year, than in 12 months time, we would still be talking about masks and hospital admission statistics. Like you we did manage to have a family get together though (am recovering today!)

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  9. Deb Nance at Readerbuzz
    Dec 28, 2021 @ 08:11:30

    Enjoy your wonderful family! Happy holidays!

    A Marvelous Light sounds like a book I’d like to find out more about.

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  10. mae
    Dec 28, 2021 @ 09:18:39

    I hope you continue to enjoy the holidays and have a happy New Year.

    best… mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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  11. bevbaird
    Dec 28, 2021 @ 14:11:27

    Happy holidays – especially with family. I loved The Santa Suit. Your other listed books look intersting – will check them out.
    Happy reading!

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  12. Theresa Smith Writes
    Dec 28, 2021 @ 14:46:25

    Enjoy that family time!

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  13. Greg
    Dec 28, 2021 @ 14:56:32

    We had a scaled down holiday too. Hope you have an amazing week. I like the sound of both The Sorority Murder and A Little Bird.

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  14. sandysbookaday
    Dec 28, 2021 @ 15:23:57

    I absolutely loved A Little Bird, Shelleyrae, and hope you love it too. ❤📚

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  15. Tina c
    Dec 29, 2021 @ 07:33:53

    You have a beautiful family. I see you have a lot of great boks listed, I enjoyed A Little Bird. Merry Christmas (late) and Happy New Year. May you be blessed with many books!

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  16. WendyW
    Dec 29, 2021 @ 13:10:20

    Happy Birthday to your son! I’m so glad you were able to spend some time with family.

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