Watching What I Read

It really doesn’t feel like three weeks since I last posted a weekly round up. But we are mostly settled into our lovely new home. There are still 600+ books to be unpacked, but I need to buy some more shelving. I have that on my list for Wednesday, when I am off to the city for the day.

Currently I am reading

Small Great Things

which I am finding difficult to put down. My daughter-in-law loaned it to me, and she read it in one sitting in the plane on the way home from Rarotonga.

I am about to start

A Village Affair: Perfect for fans of Katie Fforde and Gervaise Phinn

which is due for publication November 6th.

I am currently listening to

Girl on a Train

which I am also loving. I am almost all done and, for once, was right about ‘whodunit’.

This week I am planning on reading

Winter Cottage

A gripping novel about family secrets…and coming home for the first time.

Still grieving the loss of her wandering, free-spirited mother, Lucy Kincaid leaves Nashville for the faded town of Cape Hudson, Virginia. She goes to see the house she’s inherited—one she never knew existed, bequeathed to her by a woman she’s never even met. At the heart of this mystery is the hope that maybe—just maybe—this “Winter Cottage” will answer the endless questions about her mother’s past…including the identity of her birth father.

Rather than the quaint Virginian bungalow Lucy expected, Winter Cottage is a grand old estate of many shadows—big enough to hold a century of secrets, passions, and betrayals. It also comes with a handsome and enigmatic stranger, a man next in line to claim Lucy’s inheritance.

Now, as Lucy sifts through the past, uncovering the legacy of secrets that Winter Cottage holds, she’ll come to discover as much about her family history as she does about herself. In searching, she could finally find the one thing she’s never really had: a home.

And hopefully I will also fit in

The Coordinates of Loss

From bestselling author Amanda Prowse comes a tale of a blissful life, a happy marriage, a beloved son…and a tragedy that destroys it all.

When Rachel Croft wakes up on her family’s boat in Bermuda, it’s to sunshine and yet another perfect day…until she goes to wake her seven-year-old son, Oscar. Because the worst thing imaginable has happened. He isn’t there.

In the dark and desperate days that follow, Rachel struggles to navigate her grief. And while her husband, James, wants them to face the tragedy together, Rachel feels that the life they once shared is over. Convinced that their happy marriage is now a sham, and unable to remain in the place where she lost her son, she goes home to Bristol alone.

Only when she starts receiving letters from Cee-Cee, her housekeeper in Bermuda, does light begin to return to Rachel’s soul. She and James both want to learn to live again—but is it too late for them to find a way through together?

Since I last posted, I have been approved for

Lost Lake (Detective Gemma Monroe, #3)


Our Little Lies

What reads do you have coming up that you are excited about?

Well, I am off to spend a couple of hours in my garden before settling in to watch the Supercars Enduro race from the Gold Coast.

Enjoy what remains of your weekend and happy reading my friends. 😎

Author: sandysbookaday

I love good quality chocolate. I love the ocean and love to be in, on or beside it. I read any and every where. I am a proud mum and Nana. I like wine, gin, Southern Comfort, a cold Heineken on a hot day. I am very versatile like that. I cross stitch, do jigsaws, garden, and work on a farm. I am an occasional scribbled. I have far too many books I want to read to ever find the time to die. I am an active member of Goodreads as Sandy *the world could end while I was reading and I would never notice* and review on Amazon under the name Sandyj21. My Goodreads reviews are automatically linked to my Facebook page. Groups I belong to and participate in on Goodreads include: The Mystery, Crime and Thriller Group; Mysteries and Crime Thrillers; Psychological Thrillers; Reading for Pleasure; Crime Detective Mystery Thrillers; English Mysteries; Dead Good Crime; Kindle English Mystery, All About Books and NZ Readers. April 2016 I made the Top 1% of Goodreads reviewers (As follows) Hello Sandy *The world could end while I was reading and I would never notice*, In our community of readers, you stand out in a notable way: You're one of the top 1% of reviewers on Goodreads! With every rave and every pan, with every excited GIF and every critical assessment, you've helped the Goodreads community get closer to a very important milestone – the 50 Million Reviews mark!

7 thoughts on “Watching What I Read”

  1. Great books! I am reading Small Great Things now in the Traveling Friends Group. I love to see your thoughts if you have a chance to pop into the threads.

    I downloaded Closer and thinking I should take a look at Lost Lake!

    I hope you enjoy them all! Happy Reading!

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  2. Great books you have read or have coming up. I am going to have to wait patiently for Small Great Things as I am on the list at the library. So glad the move is pretty much behind you. What a great opportunity to organize your bookshelves by buying more and umpacking all those boxes. Good luck.

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  3. Ahhh, I’m so jealous you got approved for Lost Lake! I read and reviewed the first two in this series, but no love this time. 😦 Small Great Things was my first by Picoult and I enjoyed it tremendously. Looks like you are as well. 🙂

    Glad to hear you are settling in to your new home!

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    1. Should I read the previous two before Lost Lake? I have read a couple of other Picoult books, but Small Great Things is definitely the best so far. How annoying for you! I have had the same thing happen to me, and you really have to wonder why?


      1. Yes, why is definitely the question? Not too long ago, I got approved for a book by an author I’ve never read, but Carla at Carla Loves to Read got declined, despite having read all the previous books. Makes you wonder what the approval process really consists of. 😉

        Hmmm…based on the second in the series, I’d say the mystery itself is unlikely to be impacted by being new to the series. But if you like it, maybe go back and read the other two to get more info on her relationship situation. 🙂

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