Here is my latest list of what I plan on reading this week! I hope that you have some great books planned also, but if not, here are some ideas.
“Where Did Your Heart Go?” (The Heart Trilogy Book 1), by Audrina Lane
Publisher: Audrina Lane; 1 edition, July 17, 2013
Synopsis: Stephanie never truly let go of her first love James in 1988. When the relationship ended she kept her diaries, letters and memories safe in the attic and her heart locked away from any future heartbreak. Now her daughter Charlotte is experiencing the same relationship break up that she did. Handing her daughter the diaries she hopes to save her from the bleakness she felt at the loss of first love. The diaries inspire Charlotte to strive for true love as she realises that finding the right man is worth the wait.
Can Charlotte heal two broken hearts at the same time through a strange twist of fate, destiny, music and dance?
Linking the lives of a mother and daughter together you can join them on their journey of discovery through the highs and lows of first love. Will Stephanie finally face the future after the scars from the past, and find out why James left her? Charlotte starts to discover that dancing with Mitchell will be the time of her life. Does anyone ever forget their first love and can you go back?
“I Like You Just Fine When You’re Not Around,” by Ann Garvin
Publisher: Tyrus Books (May 6, 2016)
Synopsis: Everything is falling apart in psychologist Tig Monahan’s life. Her mother’s dementia is wearing her out; her boyfriend takes off for Hawaii without her; and her sister inexplicably disappears, leaving her newborn behind.
When a therapy session goes horribly wrong, Tig finds herself unemployed and part of the sandwich generation trying to take care of everyone and failing miserably. Just when she thinks she can redefine herself on the radio as an arbiter of fairness, she discovers a family secret that nobody saw coming.
It will take everything plus a sense of humor to see her way clear to a better life, but none of that will happen if she can’t let go of her past.
“The Last Minuters,” by Olin Wish
Publisher: Gray Sky Publishing; March 15, 2016
Synopsis: When recent divorcee Margaret Ayinger decides to end her life, she wants to go out in style. For those who have done their homework and for whom money is no object there is only one place for that: The Precipice Hotel. Like a hospice for the terminally eccentric, it has stood for over a hundred years in a region plagued by yearly forest fires. Upon arrival, Margaret finds the old place nothing like what was advertised.
Oh sure, the staff are friendly. And the food? Positively four-star! Something about it though just doesn’t sit well with her. For instance, the people who randomly swan dive from their balconies late at night into a thousand-foot gorge, the impossible thing living in her bedroom, and the automatons in black body stockings roaming the halls like creeping specters. Oh, and the purple monster named Fred who lives in the gorge.
“Chasing Symmetry” (Riley’s Peak Series Book 1), by Tempeste Blake
Publisher: Pocket Acorn Press; 1 edition; May 25, 2016
Synopsis: Someone had been trying for the perfect shade of red . . .
When art professor Bianca James tries to save a dying woman, the grudge-holding chief of police is all too quick to catapult her to the top of the suspect list. As if that isn’t enough, her ex-boyfriend’s younger brother, Finn Tierny, is assigned to the case, and she’s faced with a trilogy of dilemmas: go head to head with the chief, stop a cold-blooded killer on her own, or trust another Tierny.
Finn’s return to Riley’s Peak is bittersweet. He’s flooded with memories, both good and bad, as he battles doubts about being a cop, a cantankerous father, a jealous brother, and a drug dealer with a rap-sheet longer than the list of addicts he’s been supplying.
Threats escalate, the suspect list grows, and it becomes clear—the murderer’s resolve to kill Bianca is almost as strong as Finn’s desire to keep her alive.
“First Comes Love,” by Emily Giffin
Publisher: Ballantine Books; June 28, 2016
Synopsis: Growing up, Josie and Meredith Garland shared a loving, if sometimes contentious relationship. Josie was impulsive, spirited, and outgoing; Meredith hardworking, thoughtful, and reserved. When tragedy strikes their family, their different responses to the event splinter their delicate bond.
Fifteen years later, Josie and Meredith are in their late thirties, following very different paths. Josie, a first grade teacher, is single—and this close to swearing off dating for good. What she wants more than the right guy, however, is to become a mother—a feeling that is heightened when her ex-boyfriend’s daughter ends up in her class. Determined to have the future she’s always wanted, Josie decides to take matters into her own hands.
On the outside, Meredith is the model daughter with the perfect life. A successful attorney, she’s married to a wonderful man, and together they’re raising a beautiful four-year-old daughter. Yet lately, Meredith feels dissatisfied and restless, secretly wondering if she chose the life that was expected of her rather than the one she truly desired.
As the anniversary of their tragedy looms and painful secrets from the past begin to surface, Josie and Meredith must not only confront the issues that divide them, but also come to terms with their own choices. In their journey toward understanding and forgiveness, both sisters discover they need each other more than they knew . . . and that in the recipe for true happiness, love always comes first.
Emotionally honest and utterly enthralling, First Comes Love is a story about family, friendship, and the courage to follow your own heart—wherever that may lead.
Have a great rest of the week and happy reading!