I got a little behind last week on my reading, shuffled some things around, etc… But here is what I am planning to read and review this week!
Chasing Chaos: A Novel
Author: Katie Rose Guest Pryal
Publisher: Velvet Morning Press; June 6, 2016
Synopsis: Daphne Saito, a beautiful and talented Hollywood screenwriter, might look like she has the perfect life, but on the inside she’s lost. She’s wandered from one meaningless relationship to the next, and now—just as she breaks up with her longtime boyfriend Dan—she meets someone new, someone she could fall in love with. But Daphne, still traumatized by an accident involving her best friend, Greta, five years earlier, is afraid to love. Harm has always come to those close to her.
Over five life-changing days, Daphne lets her guard down and steps toward this new love. But trouble is never far behind. Dan, angry at Daphne’s departure, has targeted an innocent young woman, someone close to Daphne’s new love, as part of a plan for revenge. And an enigmatic woman from Daphne’s past returns with a vendetta of her own. Danger is on the horizon for all of Daphne’s friends—and for her.
Goddess of Undo
Author: Kat Drennan
Publisher: Escargot Books and Music; January 1, 2016
Synopsis: Some things in this life can be undone and some cannot. The art is knowing the difference. When fifty-year-old Evie is hit with the Baby Boomer’s nightmare, she steps up to rescue a mother who was never there for her. For the first time since she was three years old, Evie and her mother will live under the same roof. Evie is grateful to finally get to know the mother who had been little more than a beautiful visitor in her life. The child in Evie cries to be heard at last, while the woman in her takes on the challenge as a chance to undo the past, one heartache at a time. Betty struggles to live up to her daughter’s expectations. Lord knows, it’s about time. But as pieces of her mind fly away like petals in a windstorm, life simply doesn’t line up the way it’s supposed to anymore. The zhuum-zhuum in her head chants out a seductive mantra: It’s time to go.
Traveler’s HOT L
Author: C.R. Downing
Publisher: Koehler Books; March 15, 2014
Synopsis: The wall began to ripple. She felt a jolt, like a low voltage electric current pass through her body then it was over. She shook her head. It was, Shaina decided, time to begin her adventure. She grabbed the handle and pulled hard on the heavy, wooden door. It opened with a groan. Outside, it was overcast. But, it didn’t smell all that bad after all.
This is how Shaina Brewer arrives at what she thinks is her destination, and is one of the stories in Traveler’s HOT L. The remaining seven stories are accounts of time travel by means of one of Earth’s two Harmonic Overlapping Time Locations. The stories reveal a unique use of the HOT L by a former mental patient, a pair of counterfeiters, a detective, and four other individuals. As the travelers move through time, they try to repair the damage to the time fabric, attempting to use time as the ultimate hiding place, choosing the “other fork in the road,” and righting wrongs.
What happens to ex Army sniper, Roselyn Reynolds, while she plays the video game “Battle for a Far Planet” will leave you in doubt about the wisdom of immersing yourself in an electronic fantasy world. She is just one of eight characters who journey across time in adventures that will forever change them.
The Little Paris Bookshop: A Novel
Author: Nina George
Publisher: Broadway Books; March 22, 2016
Synopsis: Monsieur Perdu can prescribe the perfect book for a broken heart. But can he fix his own?
Monsieur Perdu calls himself a literary apothecary. From his floating bookstore in a barge on the Seine, he prescribes novels for the hardships of life. Using his intuitive feel for the exact book a reader needs, Perdu mends broken hearts and souls. The only person he can’t seem to heal through literature is himself; he’s still haunted by heartbreak after his great love disappeared. She left him with only a letter, which he has never opened.
After Perdu is finally tempted to read the letter, he hauls anchor and departs on a mission to the south of France, hoping to make peace with his loss and discover the end of the story. Joined by a bestselling but blocked author and a lovelorn Italian chef, Perdu travels along the country’s rivers, dispensing his wisdom and his books, showing that the literary world can take the human soul on a journey to heal itself.
Internationally bestselling and filled with warmth and adventure, The Little Paris Bookshop is a love letter to books, meant for anyone who believes in the power of stories to shape people’s lives.
So there are my plans for reading this week! Of course this list my change, grow, etc. Happy reading 🙂