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I missed a lot of posting this week, but I decided to drive out to Cincinnati on Saturday to pick up my special gift for Bengals season ticket members. We got replica AFC Championship rings. I drove up to Cincy, stayed a couple hours, and headed back. Here’s a picture of the ring and of me with the Lamar Hunt trophy.
So that was a fun, quick trip that I just decided to do the day before. The only way to get the ring was to pick it up in person. Then I immediately hit the road and headed back to Tennessee.
I am behind on some posts and reviews this week due to my work schedule and unplanned trip, but I’ll be making those up.
LAST WEEK ON BONNIE READS AND WRITES
Sunday I participated in The Sunday Post.
Wednesday I reviewed Murder for the Modern Girl
NEXT WEEK ON BONNIE READS AND WRITES
Today I’m participating in The Sunday Post
Today I’m putting up Self-Published Saturday a day late.
Monday I’m reviewing Jaguar Paloma and the Caketown Bar
Tuesday I’m reviewing an audiobook of A Bookshop Christmas and participating in Top Ten Tuesday if time permits.
Friday I’m participating in Book Blogger Hop and Friday 56.
And on Saturday I will review self-published/indie books.
BOOK HAUL THIS WEEK
“No one writes bright, bold, bad, and beautiful women of history like C.W. Gortner, and he outdoes himself with his latest heroine: Jennie Jerome, American heiress, royal mistress, and mother of Winston Churchill. The American Adventuress shines on every page with Jennie’s irrepressible thirst for adventure, love, and everything else life has to offer!” — Kate Quinn, New York Times bestselling author of The Rose Code
The story of Jennie Jerome Churchill, mother of Winston, a New York-born heiress who always lived life on her own terms.
Daughter of New York financier Leonard Jerome, Jennie was born into wealth—and scandal. Upon her parents’ separation, her mother took Jennie and her sisters to Paris, where Mrs. Jerome was determined to marry her daughters into the most elite families. The glamorous city became their tumultuous finishing school until it fell to revolt.
Fleeing to Queen Victoria’s England, Jennie soon caught the eye of aristocrat Randolph Spencer-Churchill, son of the Duke of Marlborough, one of Britain’s loftiest peers. It was love at first sight, their unconventional marriage driven by mutual ambition and the birth of two sons. Undeterred by premature widowhood or society’s rigid expectations, Jennie brashly carried on a lifelong intimate friendship with Edward, Prince of Wales—a notorious bon vivant—and had two later marriages to younger men. When her son Winston launched his brilliant political career, Jennie guided him to success, his most vocal and valuable supporter.
By turns scandalous, tragic, and exciting, Jennie Jerome lived an unconventional life full of defiance—one that enshrined her as an American adventuress.
Escaping her shattered past is much more difficult than she imagined.
Julia Schultz has a reputation for being a storyteller, or as others see it, a liar. But with her dark and painful past, stories are all that have kept her company throughout her life. Longing for a fresh start and a second chance to earn real trust, Julia takes a job as a Harvey Girl at the El Tovar Hotel, where she’s challenged to be her true self.
Learning the trade of a master jeweler is hard work, but Christopher Miller takes pride in running his family’s small shop and earning the respect of the people around him. But when he discovers that he has six weeks to buy his building from his landlord before it is sold, he must find a way to save his grandfather’s legacy.
United by the discovery of a legendary treasure, Chris and Julia find hope in each other. But when Julia’s past catches up with her, doubt creeps into Chris’s heart. Can he really trust her and her stories?
Have a great week, everyone!