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Good morning!  Today’s post will link up to Sunday Salon, The Sunday Post,  and Book Journey, for  Weekly Updates.

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Good morning, Bloggers!  Grab some coffee (or a pot of tea!), and let’s talk about our weeks.





My week included so many great books (and lovely pots of tea), that I will have a hard time picking a favorite at the end of the month.  There was less blogging, but let’s review:



Tuesday Potpourri:  Intros/Teasers – “The Pocket Wife”

A Guilty Pleasures Read:  Waiting for “Hush Hush”

Interiors:  An Ongoing Process

My Bookish (and Not So Bookish) Thoughts:  Rituals

Creative Friday:  Book Beginning/Friday 56 – “Finding Jake”

Saturday Sparks:  Friendships

Review:  Nora Roberts Land (e-book), by Ava Miles

Review:  The Twilight Hour, by Nicci Gerrard

Review:  Florence Gordon (e-book), by Brian Morton

Review:  Larger Than Life (e-book, novella), by Jodi Picoult

Review:  Leaving Time (e-book), by Jodi Picoult




INCOMING BOOKS: (Titles/Covers Linked to Amazon)




I received ONE Vine review book in my mailbox….and downloaded one e-book….

Cancel the Wedding, by Carolyn Dingman (Vine)






A heartfelt fiction debut that will appeal to fans of Emily Giffin’s Southern charm and Jennifer Weiner’s compelling, emotionally resonant novels about the frustrations of blood ties, Cancel the Wedding follows one woman’s journey to discover the secrets of her mother’s hidden past—and confront her own uncertain future.



Ice Cold (e-book), by Tess Gerritsen





A spur-of-the-moment ski trip becomes a bone-chilling nightmare when a wrong turn leaves Boston medical examiner Maura Isles marooned—far from home and help—in the snowbound Wyoming mountains. Seeking shelter from the cold, she and her traveling companions stumble upon Kingdom Come—a remote village of identical houses that seems to have become a ghost town overnight. But the abandoned hamlet has dark secrets to tell, and Maura’s party may not be as alone as they think. Days later, word reaches Boston homicide cop Jane Rizzoli that Maura’s charred remains have been found at the scene of a car crash. But the shocking news leaves Jane with too many questions, and only one way to get answers. Determined to dig up the truth, she heads for the frozen desolation of Kingdom Come, where gruesome discoveries lie buried, and a ruthless enemy watches and waits.



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


The Pocket Wife, by Susan Crawford







Another Night, Another Day, by Sarah Rayner







River Road (e-book), by Jayne Ann Krentz







That was my week, and we’ve taken a look at next week.  I hope you all will have a fabulous final week of November!









  1. Books and tea are a good thing! I like the idea of that book about the older woman who hires someone to hide her secrets- intriguing idea! Hope you have another good reading week this week, and happy thanksgiving!


    1. Ah, well, I must admit to seven years of laziness, since I moved here that long ago and the garage was an unsorted series of boxes and bins. At least I had shelves, but thanks only to my youngest son, who put them together for me. Sadly, he has moved way up north…do you think it’s so I won’t be able to utilize his services? LOL

      Thanks for visiting, Bryan, and enjoy your week.


  2. I’ve read and loved all Tess Gerritsen books. Maura Isles is one of my favorite fictional characters– she is her “own person”, a bit different and mysterious. This book, which introduces a plotline carried on in some of the future books is somewhat of a departure from the tone of her previous in the series, but still very good.

    I do want to read Cancel the Wedding also- on my wishlist! Enjoy the week and if I don’t chat with you beforehand, have a wonderful Thanksgiving day!


    1. I have been faithfully watching the show since it began, so I’m eager to see what the books are like. I am sure I’ll see the actors as I read, however, which is okay, too. Thanks for visiting, Rita, and Happy Thanksgiving to you, too.


  3. Once again you’ve got so many great books! I’m really wanting to try the Gerritsen series. I enjoyed the first couple of seasons of Rizzoli and Isles quite a bit and would like to see them in book form. I really enjoyed River Road. It was just a fun read. Hope you enjoy it. How awesome that you had all great books this week! I love when that happens. Have a fantastic week!


    1. I have enjoyed Krentz in the past…it’s been too long since I read one, so I’m looking forward to this one. And I love the characters Rizzoli and Isles, so looking forward to reading the series. Thanks for visiting, Katherine, and enjoy your week, too.


    1. There’s a matching creamer, too, but I don’t use it. I can’t believe I wasn’t using any of these items; they were just sitting on a shelf. Bad girl! LOL

      Thanks for stopping by, Sharon….enjoy your week.


  4. Keen to hear what you think of the latest Krentz book. I’ve missed the last couple of hers I think!

    I also haven’t read any Gerritsen for ages. I watch the TV show and think that perhaps taints the books a little… (If that makes sense!)


    1. Well, I can see how I’ve been happy just watching the show…but now I want to read the books! But I will see the faces of Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander…LOL.

      I haven’t read Krentz in a while, either; I do recall enjoying her, though. Thanks for visiting, Deborah.


    1. That also reminds me that I need to use my pretty china more…it is so easy to just use the Desert Rose Apple, which are really considered “everyday” dishes, or the colorful vintage, Cornflakes logo, for fun…but I enjoy them, too. As you recall, I loved my Coca Cola dishes, but gave them to Heather.

      Thanks for stopping by, Patty.


    1. Oh, I enjoy that show, too; when they go on hiatus, I sure miss them! And I can’t believe it’s almost December either. Christmas…and then comes tax time shortly afterwards. My least favorite time of year…LOL.

      Thanks for stopping by, Nise, and I’m enjoying The Pocket Wife; have only read on and off this weekend.


  5. Great books, I’ve never read Tess Gerritsen. Always have been afraid she’d scare the daylights out of me. I like this one. I would really like to try it. Would be fun to read it during the winter. That might make it more scary.


  6. Brandie

    I love your tea pot. How adorable! I can’t believe this week is Thanksgiving. I hope you have a lovely holiday!

    Great books, too! I have never read a Krantz book, although I see them everywhere. I like the cover of that one!


    1. Oh, so do I, Brandie; I love the teapot, too…thanks! I hid its “light under a bushel” (on a shelf), but now I’m using it!

      It has been a while since I read Krentz, as well. Thanks for stopping by, and have a great Thanksgiving, too.

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