Fabulous Friday – 18 August 2017

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We should always find ways to celebrate the little things in life. What better day to celebrate these little things than the best day of the week? So, here are the things that make this a Fabulous Friday for me this week.

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  • I SURVIVED ONE WEEK WITHOUT CONNOR – First of all, Connor has been away from the house PLENTY of times over seventeen years. He has been on trips to grandparents, school trips, and various academic opportunities that had him travel without us. Within the last few years, he has spent many a night at friends’ houses too. This week has been different though. It is the knowledge that he is not coming back that threw me for a loop. I haven’t been crying, but I am definitely struggling to accept this new way of life. The house is so quiet, and food stays in the fridge and pantry for longer than a day. I am sure we all will adjust, me included, but right now, I am just happy I made it through this first week without him.

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What makes this a Fabulous Friday for you?

The Unquiet Grave is too quiet

The Unquiet Grave by Sharyn McCrumb

Genre: Historical Fiction Publication Date: 12 September 2017 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “Lakin, West Virginia, 1930 Following a suicide attempt and consigned to a segregated insane asylum, attorney James P. D. Gardner finds himself under the care of Dr. James Boozer. Fresh out of medical school, Dr. Boozer is eager to try the new…

Two Thumbs WAY up for Emma in the Night

Emma in the Night by Wendy Walker

Genre: Psychological Thriller Publication Date: 8 August 2017 Source: Publisher Synopsis from the Publisher: “One night three years ago, the Tanner sisters disappeared: fifteen-year-old Cass and seventeen-year-old Emma. Three years later, Cass returns, without her sister Emma. Her story is one of kidnapping and betrayal, of a mysterious island where the two were held. But to forensic…

Nyet to Domina

Domina by L. S. Hilton

Genre: Suspense & Thriller Publication Date: 11 July 2017 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “Since opening her own art gallery in Venice, Judith Rashleigh—now Elisabeth Teerlinc—can finally stop running. She’s got the paycheck, lifestyle, and wardrobe she always dreamed of, not to mention the interest of a Russian billionaire. But when a chance encounter in…

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? – 14 August 2017

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Hosted by Kathryn from Book Date, this is a weekly event to share what we’ve read in the past week and what we hope to read, plus whatever else comes to mind. To learn more about each book, just click on the book cover! Still chugging along one page at a time. FINISHED SINCE THE LAST UPDATE:…

Sunday Reflections – 13 August 2017

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Happy Sunday! It’s a bittersweet day here at the house. As I type this, Jim and Connor are loading a friend’s truck with all of the stuff Connor will be taking with him to college. We leave once they are done and will be moving him into his dorm room tomorrow morning. I am still…

Fabulous Friday – 11 August 2017

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We should always find ways to celebrate the little things in life. What better day to celebrate these little things than the best day of the week? So, here are the things that make this a Fabulous Friday for me this week. ******************** MY BABY IS A COLLEGE STUDENT – I have not decided if this makes…

We all need a little Hello, Sunshine

Hello, Sunshine by Laura Dave

Genre: Contemporary Fiction Publication Date: 11 July 2017 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “Sunshine Mackenzie is living the dream—she’s a culinary star with millions of fans, a line of #1 bestselling cookbooks, and a devoted husband happy to support her every endeavor. And then she gets hacked. When Sunshine’s secrets are revealed, her fall from…

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Down Among the Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire

Genre: Suspense & Thriller Publication Date: 13 June 2017 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “Twin sisters Jack and Jill were seventeen when they found their way home and were packed off to Eleanor West’s Home for Wayward Children. This is the story of what happened first… Jacqueline was her mother’s perfect daughter—polite and quiet, always…

Come Sundown

Come Sundown by Nora Roberts

Genre: Suspense & Thriller; Romance Publication Date: 30 May 2017 Source: Publisher Synopsis from the Publisher: “The Bodine ranch and resort in western Montana is a family business, an idyllic spot for vacationers. A little over thirty thousand acres and home to four generations, it’s kept running by Bodine Longbow with the help of a large staff,…