Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Can't Wait Wednesday ~ { All Things Jane Austen}




Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Tressa of Wishful Endings to spotlight and talk about the books we're excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they're books that have yet to be released as well. It's based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking the Spine




I love reading Jane Austen's novels  time and again so I was pretty excited to find two pending new releases coming out this year based off of Jane's classics. One is being released in June 2017 and the other in November 2017. 

I can't wait to read them!





  • ISBN-10: 1601429347
  • ISBN-13: 978-1601429346
  • Publisher: WaterBrook 




Release Date  ~ June 13, 2017 

Just a few years after their father’s business scandal shatters their lives, Jane and Celia Woodward find themselves forced out of their San Francisco tea shop. The last thing Jane wants is to leave their beloved shop on Valencia Street, but when Celia insists on a move to Austin, Texas, the sisters pack up their kid sister Margot and Jane’s tea plants, determined to start over yet again.

But life in Austin isn’t all sweet tea and breakfast tacos. Their unusual living situation is challenging and unspoken words begin to fester between Jane and Celia. When Jane meets and falls for up-and-coming musician Sean Willis, the chasm grows deeper.


While Sean seems to charm everyone in his path, one person is immune – retired Marine Captain Callum Beckett. Callum never meant to leave the military, but the twin losses of his father and his left leg have returned him to the place he least expected—Texas. 


In this modern spin on the Austen classic, Sense and Sensibility, the Woodward sisters must contend with new ingredients in unfamiliar kitchens, a dash of heartbreak, and the fragile hope that maybe home isn't so far away.  





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  • ISBN-10: 0718078098
  • ISBN-13: 978-0718078096
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson


Release Date ~  November 7, 2017

After years of following her best friend’s lead, Mary Davies finds a whimsical trip back to Austen’s Regency England paves the way towards a new future.
Mary Davies lives and works in Austin, Texas, as an industrial engineer. She has an orderly and productive life, a job and colleagues that she enjoys—particularly a certain adorable, intelligent, and hilarious consultant. But something is missing for Mary. When her estranged and emotionally fragile childhood friend Isabel Dwyer offers Mary a two-week stay in a gorgeous manor house in Bath, Mary reluctantly agrees to come along, in hopes that the holiday will shake up her quiet life in just the right ways. But Mary gets more than she bargained for when Isabel loses her memory and fully believes that she lives in Regency England. Mary becomes dependent on a household of strangers to take care of Isabel until she wakes up.
With Mary in charge and surrounded by new friends, Isabel rests and enjoys the leisure of a Regency lady. But life gets even more complicated when Mary makes the discovery that her life and Isabel’s have intersected in more ways that she knew, and she finds herself caught between who Isabel was, who she seems to be, and the man who stands between them. Outings are undertaken, misunderstandings play out, and dancing ensues as this triangle works out their lives and hearts among a company of clever, well-informed people who have a great deal of conversation.








Which new releases are you excited about and can't wait to read? 



Wednesday, May 24, 2017

The Knowing by Sharon Cameron ~ Can't Wait Wednesday


Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Tressa of Wishful Endings to spotlight and talk about the books we're excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they're books that have yet to be released as well. It's based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking the Spine


This week I'm highlighting ... 



  • ISBN-10: 0545945240
  • ISBN-13: 978-0545945240

Release Date ~ October 10, 2017!

Synopsis


Samara is one of the Knowing, and the Knowing do not forget. Hidden deep in the comfort and splendor of her underground city, a refuge from the menace of a coming Earth, Samara learns what she should have never known and creates a memory so terrible she cannot live with it. So she flees, to Canaan, the lost city of her ancestors, to Forget.


Beckett has flown through the stars to find a dream: Canaan, the most infamous social experiment of Earth's antiquity. Beckett finds Samara in the ruins of the lost city, and uncovers so much more than he ever bargained for -- a challenge to all he's ever believed in or sworn to. When planets collide and memories clash, can Samara and Beckett save two worlds, and remember love in a place that has forgotten it?


What books are you waiting for? 

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

For Love and Honor by Judy Hedlund



About the Book

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Book: For Love and Honor
Author: Jody Hedlund  
Genre: Young Adult Historical  
Release Date: March 7, 2017


Lady Sabine is harboring a skin blemish, one, that if revealed, could cause her to be branded as a witch, put her life in danger, and damage her chances of making a good marriage. After all, what nobleman would want to marry a woman so flawed?

Sir Bennet is returning home to protect his family from an imminent attack by neighboring lords who seek repayment of debts. Without fortune or means to pay those debts, Sir Bennet realizes his only option is to make a marriage match with a wealthy noblewoman. As a man of honor, he loathes the idea of courting a woman for her money, but with time running out for his family’s safety, what other choice does he have?

As Lady Sabine and Sir Bennet are thrust together under dangerous circumstances, will they both be able to learn to trust each other enough to share their deepest secrets? Or will those secrets ultimately lead to their demise?





Knights, medieval castles, a flawed yet endearing hero and heroine along with a delightful romance story that takes hold of your heartstrings and won't let you go.  Romance reading at it's finest! 


For Love and Honor by Jody Hedlund is the third book in her Noble Knights series yet it can easily be read as a stand alone novel  as well. I truly enjoyed reading this book and I can't wait to catch up on the first two books in this series, Uncertain Choice and Daring Sacrifice.

If you're looking for some romance reading bliss .. pick up a copy of Love and Honor

4.5 Stars


And don't forget to check the amazing give away at the end of this post! 



Tour Blog Stops

May 4: A Greater Yes
May 6: The Scribbler
May 8: Book by Book
May 9: A Path of Joy
May 11: Radiant Light
May 12: Pause for Tales
May 12: Just Commonly
May 13: Bigreadersite
May 14: God1meover
May 15: thewitsabout
May 15: Baker Kella
May 15: Remembrancy



Give Away!



To celebrate her tour, Jody is giving away all three books in the Noble Knights Series! 


Be sure to comment on this post before you enter to claim 9 extra entries!   
I received this book for free. A favorable review was not required and all views expressed are my own. Thank you to Ms. Hedlund and Celebrate Lit Blog Tours for the opportunity to read and review this book.