Wednesday, January 25, 2017

WWW Wednesdays - January 25th

I'm trying a new-to-me meme this week. It's hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words.

The Three Ws are:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

What are you currently reading?


Susan Schild welcomes you back to the offbeat Southern town of Willow Hill, North Carolina, for a humorous, heartwarming story of new beginnings, do-overs, and self-discovery…

When it comes to marriage, third time’s the charm for Linny Taylor. She’s thrilled to be on her honeymoon with Jack Avery, Willow Hill’s handsome veterinarian. But just like the hair-raising white water rafting trip Jack persuades her to take, newlywed life has plenty of dips and bumps.

Jack’s twelve-year-old son is resisting all Linny’s efforts to be the perfect stepmother, while her own mother, Dottie, begs her to tag along on the first week of a free-wheeling RV adventure. Who knew women “of a certain age” could drum up so much trouble? No sooner is Linny sighing with relief at being back home than she’s helping her frazzled sister with a new baby…and dealing with an unexpected legacy from her late ex. Life is fuller—and richer—than she ever imagined, but if there’s one thing Linny’s learned by now, it’s that there’s always room for another sweet surprise…

“This charming and well observed novel about finding the courage to love after loss will make you smile as well as cry more than a few happy tears. Be prepared for a story of true tenderness, humor, and sometimes nail biting tension. Sweet Southern Hearts delivers all this and more.” --Holly Chamberlin, author of Summer with my Sisters

My thoughts so far:  

I'm enjoying this.  It looks like it's a romance, but I'm leaning towards it being more women's fiction.  

What did you recently finish reading?

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Cinderella never had to deal with this crap.

Jane isn't entirely sure that Cinderella got such a raw deal. Sure, she had a rough start, but didn't she eventually land a prince and a happily-ever-after? Meanwhile, Jane is busy waiting on her demanding, entitled sisters, running her cleaning business, and . . . yep, not a prince in sight. Until a party and a broken shoe incident leave Jane wondering if princes---or at least, a certain deliciously hunky billionaire---maybe do exist.

Except Brock Wellington isn't anyone's dream guy. Hell, a prince would never agree to be auctioned off in marriage to the highest bidder. Or act like an arrogant jerk---even if it was just a fa├žade. Now, as Brock is waiting for the auction chopping block, he figures it's karmic retribution that he's tempted by a sexy, sassy woman he can't have. But while they can't have a fairy-tale ending, maybe they can indulge in a little bit of fantasy . .

My thoughts:

I loved this one.  You can read my review here.

What do you think you'll read next?

Synopsis from Goodreads for Never Never:

When Sydney police department sex crimes detective Harriet Blue is called into her boss’s office, she never imagined it would be to tell her that her brother is the prime suspect in the brutal murders of three women.

Shocked and in denial, Harry is transferred to Perth to avoid the media exposure this case will attract. Harry is sent into the outback – the never never – to investigate the disappearance of mine worker Danny Carter. The mining town is a seedy place, full of money and immoral ways to spend it. As Harry delves deeper into the murky lives of these miners, she finds that Danny isn’t the first to go missing.

My thoughts:  

I've always been a huge James Patterson fan, but have gotten away from his books lately. When I saw this one is the start of a brand new series, I had to add it to my list.  I'm looking forward to reading this one. 

Synopsis from Goodreads for 15 Minutes:

When ex-teen star Maizie Albright returns to her Southern hometown of Black Pine, Georgia, she hoped to rid herself of Hollywood tabloid and reality show hell for a new career as a private investigator. Instead, Hollyweird follows her home. Maizie’s costar crushing, but now for her gumshoe boss. Her stage-monster mother still demands screen time. Her latest rival wants her kicked off the set, preferably back to a California prison.

By entangling herself in a missing person's case, she must reprise her most famous role. The job will demand a performance of a lifetime. But this time, the stakes are real and may prove deadly.

My thoughts:

A brand new cozy mystery series.  I couldn't resist this one.

What are you reading?


  1. Never Never looks very tempting...I haven't read James Patterson in a while fact, I think I have one of his on my TBR (Worst Case). Enjoy! Thanks for sharing, and here's MY WWW POST

  2. I used to read Paterson a lot, but like you I haven't in a long time. Never Never sounds good!

  3. Sounds like a fun list! Here's mine:

    I'm currently reading "Wish You Were Here" by Rita Mae Brown, the first Mrs. Murphy mystery. (I picked it up for the Cat Mystery challenge, and am enjoying it so far.)

    I recently finished "In Shining Armor" by Elliott James, the 4th Pax Arcana novel. (I liked it, though parts of it were a touch hard to follow on audiobook since I was often listening to it while slightly distracted. There was a lot of rewinding. I don't think I would have had this problem with a physical book, since that required a little more focus.)

    I will next be reading "Choose Your Own Autobiography" by Neil Patrick Harris. (This has been on my TBR list for a while, partly because I'm not sure if I should read it straight through, or with the random page turns as the choose-your-own-adventure books it's modeled after.)

  4. All of these look fantastic but I'm especially intrigued by the Larissa Reinhart. I read an earlier book by her and really enjoyed it.

  5. Sweet Southern Hearts sounds very good, Yvonne. Enjoy your reading this week!


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