I read this as Secrets of the Mist
Maddie finds herself in a small Dorset village and is drawn to an old cottage which she buys. After moving in she hears and sees unexplainable things and is then on a mission to discover the history of her cottage and village. A lovely time slip novel with an enticing cover. I loved the story from start to finish, the wonderful descriptions of Dorset make the book worth reading on its own. Just one niggle - too many mentions of feeding the cat! This is the first book I’ve read by this author and will definitely read others by her.
The Duke's Winter Promise: A Christmas Regency Romance by: Isabella Thorne
Reviewed by (Isha Coleman) for Candid Book Reviews
First love. First heartache. Unforgettable romance. Alexander and Emily were everything I could have hoped for and more captivating then I could have possibly dreamed. Thorne breathes new life into a sometimes stuffy genre with less steam and more heart. The Duke's Winter Promise is a tale of young love and adult mistakes. It's a story of healing and forgiveness that pulls at your heartstrings with a vengeance. This may have been my first Isabella Thorne novel but I can assure you it won't be my last.
The news today has broken me - not any one news item, just all of it. So I am hunkering down tonight and tomorrow to read a mash up of historical true crime (serial killer!) and natural weather disaster to make me feel better OR to just ignore everyone. So my #FridayReads is Death in the Air.
After that it is back to An Extraordinary Union - which is a great book so far (I love the MCs as individuals and ohhhh the slow burn) but because it is set during the Civil War (in Richmond no less) I can't get myself to read more than a chapter a day or two chapters a day with space between the chapters to do something else. The writing is great and so are the MCs, but that time period is usually (99.9% of the time) one that I avoid. Not that present day US is any better, socially and/or politically....it's just a lot, so I am going a bit slow on it. In between chapters of AEU, I will try to work in The Preacher's Promise.
Have a good reading weekend!
We are expecting a minor winter storm tonight that would last until tomorrow afternoon. So school may not be happening tomorrow; this adds to the holiday weekend and today my son stayed home from school sick.
Basically I'm in need of a sanity saver/keeper. Usually I would be doing the 24 in 48 read-a-thon, but since the organizers cancelled this round, I don't have that. So I am making my own read-a-thon. There will be no cutesy name or hashtag; it will happen just here on BL (fingers crossed it stays up) and on IG if I remember to do so. Just me and a goal of reading for most of the weekend (Friday to Sunday) and making a dent in a stack of books.
TBR for the Weekend:
1. Courting Trouble by Deeanne Gist
2. Breathless (Old West #2) by Beverly Jenkins
3. An Extraordinary Union (The Loyal League #1) by Alyssa Cole
4. Copycat Killing (Magical Cats #3) by Sofie Kelly
5. The Preacher's Promise (Home to Milford College #1) by Piper Huguley
If you need me, I will be in my blanket fort reading.