It’s been an insanely busy month, but I finally figured out a way to get some reading done. I didn’t want a repeat of last month, when I didn’t read anything except my own writing and a few news articles. Since I usually eat alone (hubby likes to eat at times that don’t fit into my schedule), I decided to open my ipad and read while I’m eating. This month I was happy to cross a few more books off my To-Be-Read List! I’ll give you short descriptions here, and if you click on the book covers you’ll be able to see my reviews on Goodreads.
Mission to New Earth by Diane Burton. I’ve had Diane as a guest here twice, and I’ve mentioned how much I enjoy her space travel futuristic romances. So when she told me she’d written a new book I jumped at the chance to review it. In this story, three teams of pioneers are sent to different planets in other galaxies to find an alternative place for humans to live, because Earth is becoming inhabitable. The trip for Sara and her team is one-way, and will take three years to get there. I’m not sure I would be brave enough to take that trip! I’m so excited about this novella and sincerely hope it develops into a new series.
Snow Globe Reunion by Christina Lorenzen. I picked up this short novella because it sounded interesting. Christina writes sweet romance for one of my publishers, and her first two books were contemporaries. This story is a time travel, and I like the way it was handled. Somehow the thought of waking up in a scene that was inside a snow globe appealed to me. I really wondered how the heroine was going to get out out of her fix, but even more, I wondered what happened to the boy she left behind. This is a nice, entertaining story.
The Roche Hotel, Season Three by Mysti Parker. I read Seasons One and Two last year, so when I heard Mysti Parker had continued the series I just had to find out what happened to the whacky characters in the Roche Hotel. All my favorites are there – Jane Seymour, her ex-husband Nick, and Henry the Donut Guy, as well as the rest of the hotel staff. I recently read a Facebook post explaining that the stories were inspired by the time Mysti spent working at the front desk in a hotel. They say truth is stranger than fiction, and if that’s so I shudder to think what happened in the real hotel! I loved this installment and can’t wait for more.
Buried Secrets by Elizabeth Meyette. I had Elizabeth here as my guest a few weeks ago, before I’d had a chance to read her latest release. I loved The Cavanaugh House, which introduces Jesse Graham and her move from the big city to Seneca Falls, New York. So I was excited to read the sequel. Apparently, now that Jesse is able to see and detect ghosts, other ghosts are contacting her. Jesse’s starting a new job teaching at St. Bartholomew’s Academy, and sorting out her feelings for Joe. She doesn’t have time for these ghostly visits. And the attentions of the attractive riding instructor, while flattering, aren’t helping her sort her feelings for the rugged contractor.
So there’s my reading list for September. Now that I’ve figured out a way to keep reading even when my plate is full, I hope to pick up the pace. According to Goodreads, I’m four books behind schedule to finish reading my goal of 50 books this year. I’d better get going!
What have you read lately?