What I Read This Week: January 17, 2021

I finished three books this week and am almost done with Transcendent Kingdom. While I’ve always gravitated toward literary fiction, since the pandemic I’ve found it challenging. I’m slower with those books and prefer to fly through romance or thrillers these days!

Housewife Chronicles by Jennifer Snow

Contemporary fiction/Mystery

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Advanced copy from NetGalley, expected publication January 12, 2021

The word that comes to mind to describe this novel is JUICY. It’s a gripping story about a group of housewives who band together when one of them is faced with a crisis. I loved the women in this story, each is strong in their own way. The story is part mystery, part family drama, part romance. The writing is full of emotion and dark humor. It made for a quick, easy, enjoyable read. I highly recommend this one for readers of women’s fiction and mysteries. 

Dating-ish by Penny Reid

Contemporary romance

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Book six in the Knitting in the City series. Friends to lovers is my favorite romance trope, so I enjoyed this one a lot. Penny Reid’s characters are often struggling to learn that they are worthy of love, which is realistic and makes them endearing. Here, Matt and Marie are both carrying a lot of baggage that makes them feel unloveable. As with all of Reid’s books, the main characters have people in their lives who rally around them and show them the way. I recommend this series for romance readers, and while this is technically a stand alone novel, you should start with book one.

Beautiful Facade by Kathryn S. Rose

Contemporary romance

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Advanced copy from Xpresso Book Tours, expected publication February 2, 2021 I like to have a heavy dose of reality with my swoon romance, and this story delivers! Stay tuned for my Blog Tour post for this book on February 4th.

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