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Good morning!  Today’s post will link up to Sunday Salon, The Sunday Post,  and Book Journey, for What Are You Reading?

**Mailbox Monday is now hosted at the home site:  Mailbox Monday.

Good morning, Bloggers!  Grab some coffee, and let’s talk about our weeks.


It has been an awesome week, full of interesting and unexpected happenings.  Not a lot of reading going on here, but my novel Interior Designs is in production!  Soon it will be available, and it feels like a very long time coming.

What was your week like?  Anything new and exciting, other than snow and more snow?  We had some rainy weather the last couple of days, but that’s okay.  It is very needed.


Tuesday Potpourri:  Exploring “Interior Designs”

Creative Tuesday:  Intros/Teasers – Touch & Go

The Misty Shroud of Anxiety:  Tax Time, Etc.

So Many Books, So Little Time

Creative Stylin’:  Saturday Snapshots

Troubling Dreams:  An Excerpt from “Interior Designs”

Goodbye February, Hello March!  Wrapping Up the Month

Review:  Return to Tradd Street (e-book), by Karen White

Review:  Touch & Go (e-book), by Lisa Gardner

INCOMING BOOKS: (Titles/Covers Linked to Amazon)

Two review books arrived in my mailbox, and I downloaded a free e-book.

Save Yourself, by Kelly Braffet (Amazon Vine)


Love Story, with Murders, by Harry Bingham (Amazon Vine)


Third Chapter, Second Chance (e-book), by Geraldine Helen Hartman (Freebie)



WHAT’S UP NEXT? (Titles/Covers Linked to Amazon)

The Lost Years, by Mary Higgins Clark (For Mt. TBR Challenge) – Currently Reading


Then Again, by Diane Keaton (Didn’t even open this one, but it’s next!)


The Gods of Second Chances, by Dan Berne (Review Book)


Twelve to Murder, by Lauren Carr (Review Book)



Maybe this will be a better week for reading and blogging, but even if it is not, I’m going forward with optimism about many things.  What about you?  I hope you’ll stop by and share.





    1. Oh, so do I, Stacy. Can’t wait to read more of it, but I’ve been proofing the interior of my new book today. Exciting! Tomorrow I have a cover consultation with the design team.

      Thanks for stopping by.


  1. Congrats on the progress in your novel! I hope it continues to go well 🙂 Diane Keaton is an absolute legend so I hope you enjoy that one! I saw The Gods of Second Chances somewhere else as well, I hope you enjoy it!
    Thanks for sharing 🙂 I hope you have a great week!
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  2. Congratulations on your upcoming release. How exciting. Let me know when you’re ready and I’ll feature you at my blogs. A lot going on here, but not getting done what I want to. I’m totally captivated by Pioneer Girl by Bich Minh NNguyen.

    Thanks for visiting The Busy Mom’s Daily.


    1. Thanks, Cheryl, that’s good to know. I suspect it will move along quickly, as I already have the completed interior files to proof, and a cover design consultation tomorrow. I’ll let you know. Thanks for visiting.


  3. Hi Laurel-Rain,

    First off, Many Congratulations on getting the new book into production, I hope that it will be a huge success for you.

    I too, have ‘Love Story, With Murders’ in my review stack, however I obtained my copy via a Kindle download link from Netgalley.

    I can’t wait to read your thoughts about ‘The Lost Years’. This seems like such a vast change in style and genre for Mary Higgins Clark, however I have never been disappointed by any of her work to date, so this is a definite for my reading list.

    Thanks for another interesting post and I hope that your week is a good one.



  4. Congrats on your book progress, that’s super exciting!! Bit of a second chance theme with your reading, I love the cover and title of Third Chapter, Second Chance. Have another awesome week and happy reading 🙂


    1. Yes, after the long process of writing, editing, etc., it does seem as if it is coming together rather quickly. But, of course, it only FEELS that way. It was a long journey.

      Thanks for visiting, Peggy, and for sharing your thoughts.

      I love the cover of Save Yourself, too.


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