It’s free week once again, and since I still have no writing news, I’ll post an update on my reading. At this rate, I should be able to hit – and maybe exceed – my 2016 reading goal of 50 books!
So here are the titles I set aside for February:
Christi Bell is a repeat from last month, but alas, it again got left behind. I’m putting it on next month’s list so hopefully this will be the month I read it!
I did manage to finish the other three. I posted reviews on Goodreads for Watercolors in the Rain, The Color of Deception, and Romancing the Jewel – click on the book covers above to read them. In general, all three are wonderful, well-written romances. Watercolors in the Rain takes place in Michigan, the bulk of it on Mackinac Island. It’s a beautiful story about two artists – one at the beginning of her career, and the other struggling to maintain his. Color of Deception is a historical, and I thought it was a pleasant coincidence that one of the main characters is an artist! Romancing the Jewel took me to the worlds of Italian royalty and precious gems.
I also read another J.L. Salter novella – and as usual, Mr. Salter doesn’t disappoint. Again, if you want to read my review on Goodreads, click on the cover. This is a clean version of the “trapped in a cabin with a handsome guy” story. I did want to smack the girl at times (if her only memory was climbing the mountain in fear, why was she in such a hurry to get back down the mountain?), and at other times I wondered what was wrong with the guy (why couldn’t he just tell her why taking a shower wasn’t a good idea?). But it was a really entertaining book.
On to next month’s list – I’m cutting back to three books, since I’ve got a demanding teaching schedule this semester. In addition to Christi Bell, I want to read Color of Darkness by Ruth J. Hartman (second book in her Sullyard Sisters trilogy). I enjoyed the first one so much, and my sneak peek at the first chapter in book two was so enticing I’m sure it’s going to be another hit. Besides, the third book is coming out soon, so I’ve got to keep up, now that I’ve gotten a taste of this series.
But before that I need to read Angel Beneath My Wings by K S Moore. K. S. is a member of my local writers group, and this is her first novel. You’ll read more about her in a few weeks when we have another guest author week! I’ve read the first few chapters and can’t wait to dive in to the rest.
So what’s next on your TBR list?