My Favorite . . . Romantic Moment — February 15, 2017

 

My Favorite . . . is a weekly meme hosted by Maureen’s Books. In this meme we share every week something we love with each other. Because let’s face it, the world can be a dark place and it’s time to share something positive.

 

Each week I will post a new My Favorite . . . post about one subject and I’ll tell you all about it. And the best part? Everyone is welcome to join. The only thing you’ll have to do is sign up on the weekly post, link back to that post, and visit others.

 

This week’s Favorite is: Romantic Moment
I think my favorite romantic moment is when my husband brings me coffee in the morning. Almost every morning, while I’m getting ready for the day, he brings me a cup of coffee just the way I like it. That to me is so sweet and very romantic. Oh! One more romantic moment: he’s making me custom bookshelves!
After my husband proposed (and I forgot to say ‘yes’), he told me we were going out to dinner to celebrate. He’d reserved a table on the second floor of our favorite restaurant, and when I got to the top of the stairs, I saw a giant table and all of my (soon-to-be) family members waiting to welcome me into the family. I still hadn’t actually said “yes,” but Husband and I are going on nine years of marriage and that moment still makes me all melty inside.

 

Boost It Tuesday! – February 14, 2017

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Have you noticed that despite ALL of your Facebook “Likes” you are only “reaching” a very small portion of those followers? Does that bother you? It bothers us, and we want to boost each other up. Link up with Every Free Chance BooksIf These Books Could Talk, and Between My Lines.

 

What is Boost It Tuesday, you ask? Well, we want to help each other out. We are a great community of bloggers and authors, and we should be supporting each other. Share your Facebook address below, then visit the Facebook pages, like 3-5 posts, share or comment on 1 or 2 posts. That’s it. You don’t have to “like” the page if you don’t want to, just “like” some posts. Let’s help expand each other’s page reach. Who knows! You may find a new blog or author to follow along the away. Please be aware that any non-Facebook links will be deleted.

 

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#ChickLitLoveHop 2017

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Join 50 chick lit and romantic comedy authors in celebrating friendship and romance in the #ChickLitLove Hop on Facebook. We’ll honor Galentine’s Day on February 13 and Valentine’s Day on February 14 with giveaways, freebies, and entries for the chance to win the grand prizes of SpaFinder gift certificates.

 

Here’s a list of the participating authors:

GALENTINE’S DAY (Monday, February 13)
Traci Andrighetti
Melissa Baldwin
Tracie Banister
Kathryn R. Biel
Renee Conoulty
Geralyn Corcillo
Whitney Dineen
Lauren Faulkenberry
Amy Gettinger
Elizabeth Hein
Laura Kenyon
Liberty Kontranowski
Jennie Marts
Monique McDonell
Kirsty McManus
Becky Monson
Joy Norstrom
Kate O’Keeffe
Meredith Schorr
Carol Maloney Scott
Holly Tierney-Bedord
Barbara Valentin
Heather Wardell
Stacey Wiedower

 

VALENTINE’S DAY (Tuesday, February 14)

Cindy Arora
Glynis Astie
Laurie Baxter
Laura Chapman
Adria J. Cimino
Karen M Cox
Maggie Dallen
Lindsay Detwiler
Katlyn Duncan
Liz Durano
Laurie Finkelstein
Tina Ann Forkner
Hilary Grossman
Kate Hewitt
Cristina Hodgson
Erin Huss
Elaina Jadin
Andrea Johnston
Beth Labonte
Robyn Neeley
Elise Noble
CeCe Osgood
Amy Rivers
CF Rose
Charlene Ross

Check the Facebook event page (click here to join) throughout the days of February 13 and 14 for prompts on where to hop next and how to enter to win prizes. Be sure to check out the Galentines and Valentines shared on each the pages. You’ll learn more about your favorite characters and meet new ones. Plus, you never know. Maybe you’ll find the perfect way to say “I love you” to the loved ones in your life.

 

We’ll see you at the party!

 

Romance is in the Air Giveaway Hop

 

I’m pleased to participate in this year’s Romance is in the Air Giveaway Hop hosted by Bookhounds!

 

I’m giving away any book by Aven Ellis. I love her stories. They are fabulous, feel-good, happily ever after reads that always leave me with a smile. You can find her books on Goodreads, Amazon, and Book Depository. The winner can either choose the book or I will choose one.

 

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Be sure to stop by the other stops on the hop!




Chrissy’s Review: Mr. Lemoncello’s Library Olympics by Chris Grabenstein

Mr. Lemoncello’s Library Olympics (Mr. Lemoncello’s Library #2)
written by Chris Grabenstein
published by Random House Books for Young Readers, 2016

find it here: (affiliate links) Barnes & Noble, Amazon, iBooks, TargetBook Depository, Goodreads


Did I enjoy this book: 
After reading Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library, I had to dive into this book. I really enjoyed this read as well, not quite as much as the first book, but it was still great.

We are back with Kyle Keeley and his friends, the champions of the library escape. They have now been challenged to a library olympics against teams of kids from across the country. Mr. Lemoncello devised another fun set of games, but as always, there is a twist. I did like the twist at the end of this book.

This story was fun and kept me reading from beginning to end.

Would I recommend it: Sure! I loved the first book, and this was a great follow-up. I can’t wait for book 3, Mr. Lemoncello’s Great Library Race.

 

Chrissy


About the book – from Goodreads: 
Welcome, boys and girls, readers of all ages, to the first-ever Library Olympiad! Kyle and his teammates are back, and the world-famous game maker, Luigi Lemoncello, is at it again!

This time Mr. Lemoncello has invited teams from all across America to compete in the first ever LIBRARY OLYMPICS. Will it be fun? Like the commercials say. . . HELLO? It’s a Lemoncello! But something suspicious is going on . . . books are missing from Mr. Lemoncello’s library. Is someone trying to CENSOR what the kids are reading?! In between figuring out mind-boggling challenges, the kids will have to band together to get to the bottom of this mystery.

Now it’s not just a game—can Mr. Lemoncello find the real defenders of books and champions of libraries?

 

 

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My Favorite . . . Book Cover — February 8, 2017

 

My Favorite . . . is a weekly meme hosted by Maureen’s Books. In this meme we share every week something we love with each other. Because let’s face it, the world can be a dark place and it’s time to share something positive.

 

Each week I will post a new My Favorite . . . post about one subject and I’ll tell you all about it. And the best part? Everyone is welcome to join. The only thing you’ll have to do is sign up on the weekly post, link back to that post, and visit others.

 

This week’s Favorite is: Book Cover

 

It’s hard to pick a favorite, but I love the cover for my current read, The Book Jumper by Mechthild Gläser.

 

 

 
 
 

My mom re-made a dust jacket for An Old-Fashioned Girl by Louisa May Alcott out of an old greeting card. I’m sorry to say I love that cover more than the actual book (sorry, Ms. Alcott!).

 

 
 
 

Winter Reading Challenge: Sweet Southern Hearts by Susan Schild (spotlight, giveaway)

 

Sweet Southern Hearts
written by Susan Schild
published by Lyrical Press, 2017

find it here: (affiliate links) Barnes & Noble, Amazon, iBooks, Book Depository, Goodreads

About the book – from Goodreads: Susan Schild welcomes you back to the offbeat Southern town of Willow Hill, North Carolina, for a humorous, heartwarming story of new beginnings, do-overs, and self-discovery…

When it comes to marriage, third time’s the charm for Linny Taylor. She’s thrilled to be on her honeymoon with Jack Avery, Willow Hill’s handsome veterinarian. But just like the hair-raising white water rafting trip Jack persuades her to take, newlywed life has plenty of dips and bumps.

Jack’s twelve-year-old son is resisting all Linny’s efforts to be the perfect stepmother, while her own mother, Dottie, begs her to tag along on the first week of a free-wheeling RV adventure. Who knew women “of a certain age” could drum up so much trouble? No sooner is Linny sighing with relief at being back home than she’s helping her frazzled sister with a new baby…and dealing with an unexpected legacy from her late ex. Life is fuller—and richer—than she ever imagined, but if there’s one thing Linny’s learned by now, it’s that there’s always room for another sweet surprise…

This charming and well observed novel about finding the courage to love after loss will make you smile as well as cry more than a few happy tears.  Be prepared for a story of true tenderness, humor, and sometimes nail biting tension. Sweet Southern Hearts delivers all this and more.” –Holly Chamberlin, author of Summer with my Sisters

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My Favorite . . . Childhood Memory — February 1, 2017

 

My Favorite . . . is a weekly meme hosted by Maureen’s Books. In this meme we share every week something we love with each other. Because let’s face it, the world can be a dark place and it’s time to share something positive.

 

Each week I will post a new My Favorite . . . post about one subject and I’ll tell you all about it. And the best part? Everyone is welcome to join. The only thing you’ll have to do is sign up on the weekly post, link back to that post, and visit others.

 

This week’s Favorite is: Childhood Memory

 

So many to choose from . . . one of my favorites is sledding. We had a huge hill a few blocks away, and my dad always took me sledding in the evenings. Afterward, we would come home and have hot chocolate.

 

 
 

We lived in Indiana, which is FLAT, so you could see thunderstorms coming from miles away. We used to know exactly how much longer we could play outside before it started raining.

 

 
 

Cover Reveal: Plan Cee by Hilary Grossman (spotlight, giveaway)

I’m so excited to reveal the cover for Ms. Grossman’s upcoming release, Plan Cee. I loved Plan Bea (see my review here), and I can’t wait to read this one!

 

 

Plan Cee
written by Hilary Grossman
expected release date: April 10, 2017

find it here: (affiliate links) Amazon, Goodreads

About the book – from Goodreads: Would you abandon your present for a second chance at your past?

Cecelia Reynolds has spent most of her life trying to forget the commitment-phobic man who broke her heart. It wasn’t easy, but eventually she did it, or so she thought…

As Cecelia and her husband gather for a friend’s wedding, her perfect world is thrown into complete turmoil. Even though it’s been twenty years since she last laid eyes on Keith Emerson, all it takes is one glance for her to feel emotions she thought were long gone. When Keith ends up officiating the ceremony, she quickly realizes his message of love is directed at her, not the happy couple. But can she believe him?

We live our entire lives thinking we know ourselves. But do we ever really?

As secrets and lies cause Cecelia’s world to spin completely out of control, she is forced to seek advice from the most unlikely ally. In the process, she must confront the demons of her past and the events that shaped her into the woman she is now. Will she finally learn the real meaning of love, friendship, and family?

While this book is a sequel to Plan Bea, it also reads as a standalone.

 

About the author: By day, Hilary Grossman works in the booze biz. By night she hangs out with her “characters.” She has an unhealthy addiction to denim and high heel shoes. She’s been known to walk into walls and fall up stairs. She only eats spicy foods and is obsessed with her cat, Lucy. She loves to find humor in everyday life. She likens life to a game of dodge ball – she tries to keep many balls in the air before they smack her in the face. She lives on Long Island.

Find Ms. Grossman here: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads

 

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Romance is in the Air $250 Cash Giveaway

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I am excited to be a part of this awesome group of bloggers and authors who have joined together to bring you one fabulous prize!!

 

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