Thursday, January 19, 2017

5 Year Blogivesary Celebration: Historical Fiction Giveaway

Thank you for stopping by and visiting me on this final day of my 5 Year Blogiverary Celebration!!

Even though this is the last giveaway for the celebration, please know that it isn't the last of the fun. I have some amazing reviews coming up here. Plus, I love featuring up-and-coming books and children's books. I'm always up for hearing new ideas on features. If there is something you would like to me to start featuring, please don't hesitate to let me know. 

Thank you everyone who has stopped by and visited!

Historical Fiction Giveaway:
Historical Fiction is one of my most favorite genres. It encompasses so many years and and has so many fantastic authors writing for it.

 The Icecutter's Daughter by Tracie Peterson
Daughter of the Regimen by Stephanie Grace Whitson
The Brickmaker's Bride by Judith McCoy Miller
Playing By Heart by Anne Mater
Speak to Me of Love by Robin Lee Hatcher
Starving Hearts by Janine Mendenhall
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Thank you everyone who has helped me celebrate this blogging milestone with me! 
Each of the giveaways are open for a full week from the time they started. I will be announcing winners here on the blog.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Waiting On Wednesday: The Lost Girl of Astor

Waiting On Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine. 
Each week offers the opportunity to spotlight an up-and-coming release that you are most excited about. 

Waiting On:
Title: The Lost Girl of Astor
Author: Stephanie Morrill
Publisher: Blink YA
Publication Date: February 4th, 2017

Synopsis:
From GoodReads
Lydia has vanished.

Lydia, who’s never broken any rules, except falling in love with the wrong boy. Lydia, who’s been Piper’s best friend since they were children. Lydia, who never even said good-bye.

Convinced the police are looking in all the wrong places, eighteen-year-old Piper Sail begins her own investigation in an attempt to solve the mystery of Lydia’s disappearance. With the reluctant help of a handsome young detective, Piper goes searching for answers in the dark underbelly of 1924 Chicago, determined to find Lydia at any cost.

When Piper discovers those answers might stem from the corruption strangling the city—and quite possibly lead back to the doors of her affluent neighborhood—she must decide how deep she’s willing to dig, how much she should reveal, and if she’s willing to risk her life of privilege for the sake of the truth.

From the glitzy homes of the elite to the mob-run streets of 1920s Chicago, Stephanie Morrill’s jazz-age mystery shows just how far a girl will go to save her friend.
Why I'm Waiting:
I have been hearing about this book for a little while now, and the more I hear about it, the more excited about it I get. The era, the idea, it all just sounds so fun and intriguing. I can't wait for this book!!

What are you waiting on this week?

5 Year Blogiversary Celebration: Edwardian/Victorian Era Fiction Giveaway

Hello! Welcome to the blogs 5 Year Blogiverary Celebration, day 4!!

I started this blog 5 years ago on New Years Day to help keep track of the books that I was reading. I had joined GoodReads a couple of years before that, but really didn't know how to navigate around it at the time, so it fell by the wayside. I had no idea what I was doing when I first started this blog, nor what I wanted to focus on, other then books. Over the first couple of years, the blog morphed and changed till finally it formed to something I was happy and proud of. I will say though, the changes may not have stopped yet. I have been contemplating some new ideas, and possibly a new name. Time will tell.

This blog also brought me into a whole new area of social media and with that to a group of wonderful people, who I'm proud to call friends. Blogging has opened to the door to fellow bloggers and the support and discussions that have brought me into has been a delight!

Edwardian/Victorian Era Fiction Giveaway:
These are two new eras I was introduced to when I started diving into new genres of fiction. I loved studying them through history, and loved it even more just reading to enjoy.


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I hope you'll come back and visit tomorrow for my final day of Giveaways!!

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Top Ten Tuesday: Hidden Gem Books I've Read

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
Each week features a book related topic that offers the opportunity to spotlight your Top Ten. 

Topic: 
Underrated/Hidden Gem Books I've Read
 The books that I see as hidden gems, are books that I have read and loved, but haven't heard much from anyone else really talking about. These are books that I have read in the last 5 years.

 1. The Last Witness by Glenn Meade
2. Dead Man's Switch by Sigmund Brouwer
3. The Lost Manuscript of Martin Taylor Harrison by Stephen Bly
4. The King's Speech by Mark Logue & Peter Conradi
5. Anomaly by Krista McGee
 
6. The Promise by Beth Wiseman
7. The Last Disciple by Hank Hanegraaff & Sigmund Brouwer
8. The Hatmaker's Heart by Carla Stewart
9. The Dandelion Field by Kathryn Springer
10. The Thief by Stephanie Landsem

 What are your book gems this week??


5 Year Blogiversary: Contemporary Fiction Giveaway

Welcome! Welcome!!

So glad that you could join me today in day 3 of this 5 day celebration of my Blogiversary!!
Today's giveaway focuses on a fairly new genre for me. It is actually because of blogging that I got out of my reading comfort zone and started reading new to me genres. I'm thankful for the different reading opportunities that blogging has opened up for me.

Contemporary Fiction Giveaway:
Today's giveaway features Contemporary Fiction.


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Thanks for stopping by today!! Tomorrow will be featuring a new giveaway!