Today starts my last weekend of MBA classes. Woot! If you missed my happy dance, be sure to go here. It’s six seconds of sheer silliness that had my 14 year-old rolling her eyes. Because of the intensity of these last days of classes, I haven’t finished a novel this week. Scandalous! But I’m in the process with two I’m really enjoying.
The first of those is Shelley Shepherd Gray’s Secrets of Sloane House. I’ve heard excellent things about this book, so it’s been fun to dive into the pages, though I wish I could immerse myself in them. So far, it’s an intriguing story of social classes, the World’s Fair, and a mystery that might just turn suspenseful before the book ends. Not sure about that yet.
It’s an enjoyable read with an interesting mix of characters. I’ll be interested to see who the villain is because right now all signs are pointing one direction and I can’t quite believe it’s really him. It’s almost too easy, if you know what I mean. But I can’t wait to dive back in and consume the rest of this book…Saturday night!
The other book I’m enjoying is Rosanna Huffman’s Hand Me Down Husband. This is completely different from Secrets of Sloane House. Where Shelly’s book is a historical mystery set during the Gilded Age, Hand Me Down Husband is a contemporary romance with strong women’s fiction themes. But unlike many women’s fiction books that I’ve picked up, this one doesn’t have me bogged down. Instead, I’ve really come to care about Suzanne and Mitch. It’s not 100% given that they will end up together — so many factors are destined to keep them apart. It’s a really enjoyable first novel from an author that I’ve known for several years. It’s been so fun to read her novel! If you like contemporary romances with some meatier overtones, then this is one I bet you’ll enjoy as much as I have.
Now for fun, here’s a photo of my TBR pile. I CANNOT WAIT to dive into these as soon as I leave class on Saturday. Which would you pick to read first? Enter the Rafflecopter, and I’ll pick a lucky reader to receive a copy of the ARC to Tamera Alexander’s latest book To Win Her Favor. It’s hiding there in the pile. And don’t forget, To Win Her Favor is currently on ebook sale for $4.49. Preorder it at this price while you can!
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