Amazon Book Store

This Amazon book store is in Seattle, Washington.
It is on the small side for most book stores,
but it was fun to roam around in there.
It is in a cute shopping area.

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Always and Forever Lara Jean

Author: Jenny Han
Publisher: Simon Schuster for Young Readers
Genre: Young Adult
Source: Purchased

Goodreads:  Lara Jean is having the best senior year. And there’s still so much to look forward to: a class trip to New York City, prom with her boyfriend Peter, Beach Week after graduation, and her dad’s wedding to Ms. Rothschild. Then she’ll be off to college with Peter, at a school close enough for her to come home and bake chocolate chip cookies on the weekends.

Life couldn’t be more perfect!

At least, that’s what Lara Jean thinks…until she gets some unexpected news.

Now the girl who dreads change must rethink all her plans—but when your heart and your head are saying two different things, which one should you listen to?

Ope’s Opinion:  This was the third and final book in this series.  It was just as good as the other two. I am saving them for my granddaughter, when she gets a bit older ( she is eight).    There is a lot of romance, but not casual sex.  There is a little foul language, but not over the top.

In this book Lara Jean is in her senior year and getting ready to go off to college.  It is such a busy time for students of that age.  This book really did a great job of showing the excitement and angst of this age.  Lara Jean has friends who are headed in different directions – some to college, some to jobs, some on to other things in life – it was good for a young adult to read and see options.

I sort of wish she would write Lara Jean off at college, but Jenny Han said this was the end of the series for her.

 

The Wife Between Us

Author: Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Genre: Thriller
Source:  Kristin of Kritters Ramblings

Goodreads:  A novel of suspense that explores the complexities of marriage and the dangerous truths we ignore in the name of love.

When you read this book, you will make many assumptions.
You will assume you are reading about a jealous wife and her obsession with her replacement.
You will assume you are reading about a woman about to enter a new marriage with the man she loves.
You will assume the first wife was a disaster and that the husband was well rid of her.
You will assume you know the motives, the history, the anatomy of the relationships.
Assume nothing.

Discover the next blockbuster novel of suspense, and get ready for the read of your life.

Ope’s Opinion:  Loved the ending and the twist was amazing.  It just took a long time to get there.  A couple of times I almost quit reading, but my daughter kept saying – don’t give up on it.  I am glad I didn’t give up on it.

I couldn’t figure out who was nuts and who was in their right mind.  I was frustrated at times, intrigued at other times.  I guess that is the sign of a good thriller.

Bellingham Book Store

This is the Village Book Store in Bellingham, Washington.
I had the opportunity to go to Seattle with my husband,
while there, my daughter Kristin of Kriters Ramblings
found this book store for me to visit.

This is the inside of this amazing book store.
Not only is the store wonderful, but so is the staff.
They were helpful and friendly – available, but not intrusive.

This is the area where they do author readings
and signings.

The back entrance is as awesome as the front.

If you are in the state of Washington, a book person and you have time,
go to Bellingham and visit the Village Book Store.

 

 

Happy New Year!!

As the new year starts I usually reevaluate my blogging.  It gives me the chance to see what I may need to change and what I can improve on.  One of my goals is to visit more libraries and book stores.  As I do, I will share them with you.

As those who follow me know, I moved a couple of years ago into a new community that keeps me very busy.  I have had a struggle keeping up with my reading schedule.  At times it has become a chore instead of an enjoyment.  So this year I am going to slow down the reading and enjoy it when I have the time.

We also have the exciting news that my daughter will be having our third grandchild in February.  I am looking forward to that bundle of joy and will want to steal the other two grandchildren away for some Ope time.

It should be an exciting year.  Join me in to see where the blogging goes.

Coming Soon….

…. On a Bookshelf near you!

In January I hope to read….

Publication Date: January 23, 2018
Publisher: Harper

Goodreads:  When Angela met Jason Powell while catering a dinner party in East Hampton, she assumed their romance would be a short-lived fling, like so many relationships between locals and summer visitors. To her surprise, Jason, a brilliant economics professor at NYU, had other plans, and they married the following summer. For Angela, the marriage turned out to be a chance to reboot her life. She and her son were finally able to move out of her mother’s home to Manhattan, where no one knew about her tragic past.

Six years later, thanks to a bestselling book and a growing media career, Jason has become a cultural lightning rod, placing Angela near the spotlight she worked so carefully to avoid. When a college intern makes an accusation against Jason, and another woman, Kerry Lynch, comes forward with an even more troubling allegation, their perfect life begins to unravel. Jason insists he is innocent, and Angela believes him. But when Kerry disappears, Angela is forced to take a closer look at the man she married. And when she is asked to defend Jason in court, she realizes that her loyalty to her husband could unearth old secrets.

This much-anticipated follow-up to Burke’s Edgar-nominated The Ex asks how far a wife will go to protect the man she loves: Will she stand by his side, even if he drags her down with him?

What is coming soon …. to a bookshelf near you?

Let me know – I am always looking for a good read!