Monday, January 4, 2021

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? & Mailbox Monday - Jan 4

This is the first week I am combining It's Monday! What Are You Reading? and Mailbox Monday here. I might be making some other changes here this month as well. Stay tuned!


It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is a place to meet up and share what you have been, are and about to be reading over the week. It's a great post to organize yourself. It's an opportunity to visit and comment, and er... add to that ever growing TBR pile! So welcome in everyone. This meme started with J Kaye's Blog and then was taken up by Sheila from Book Journey. Sheila then passed it on to Kathryn at the Book Date.

I am continuing with this great new novel in Charlotte Hubbard's The Maidels of Morning Star series. I hope to finish it this week. 

Then I will work on reading these for book tours.

Then these ones are next.


Mailbox Monday is a meme started by Marcia of To Be Continued. Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came in their mailbox during the last week. It now has a permanent home at the Mailbox Monday blog.

Though my physical mailbox remained empty, I picked up this free cozy mystery on Sunday to add to my reading challenge.

Christmas is a season of surprises, but Ivy isn’t sure if Hollis is one of Santa’s helpers sent to help her, or a Grinch in disguise.

Unlucky Ivy Teague can’t shake the plague of bad luck following her around Whistler, BC. Business is so dire she’ll have to close her flower shop unless a holiday miracle lands on her door step. Then he arrives.

By-the-numbers Hollis Dash is in town to finalize a business contract with Ivy’s rival. It doesn’t take long for him to realize that he should be making a deal with the pretty florist down the street.

When a series of suspicious events target Teague Flowers, the pair find themselves caught in a real war of the roses. Hollis can only do so much to help his business competition, and Ivy is doubtful of his intentions since Hollis and her new troubles appeared at the same time. If they can trust each other--and Christmas spirit floating through town, they might make it to the new year together.

Have you read this novel? It sounds like a fun read. 


Mary (Bookfan) said...

I grew up in a Mississippi River town (up North) so that book appeals to me!

Elizabeth said...

THE TURNCOAT'S WIDOW caught my eye.

ENJOY all of your books, and Happy New Year!!

Stay safe.

Louise H said...

Happy New Year, I hope 2021 brings you some great books to read. The Turncoat's Widow looks like a winner.

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

You have some tempting book WEEKLY UPDATES s. I love the look of the mysteries. Enjoy! Here are my

Cheryl Malandrinos said...

I didn't know that, Mary. How neat. We crossed the Mississippi in 2014 on a trip with friends;even saw a paddle boat.

Elizabeth and Louise, that is such my kind of book. I hope it's a great one.

The mysteries look like fun to me, too, Laurel.

Thank for visiting, everyone.

Kathy Martin said...

Nice looking assortment of books! Come see my week here. Happy reading!

westmetromommy said...

You have a nice selection of books there! Happy New Year! (Melinda @ A Web of Stories)

Cheryl said...

Thanks, Kathy and Melinda. Off to visit your blogs now.

RAnn said...

Maybe I should add cruising the Mississippi to my retirement plans.

Martha Eskuchen said...

The Wormwood Mysteries look good. I have always wanted to do a Mississippi cruise but they are very pricey. The Turncoat's Widow is one that gets my interest too.
This blog is looking good.
Have a good week and enjoy all of your reading!