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As I posted last Sunday, we spent the whole week in Holden Beach. Besides walking on the beach, collecting shells, and lounging by the pool, we went antiquing and shopping at outlet malls. The highlight of our week was a three-hour boat tour on Tuesday. Since it was a “three-hour tour,” we all made lots of jokes about how we hoped our boat was not called “The Minnow!” The tour was wonderful and we saw the most beautiful sunset any of us had ever seen. And we’ve seen some sunsets in our time! Here’s a picture below taken by my cousin Chris during the tour that captures it all–an orange sky, a setting sun, and a pelican!
We also saw pods of dolphins! It was such a wonderful tour.
In my downtime, I finished up my reviews for the November edition of Historical Novels Review, the magazine of The Historical Novel Society. I’ll be able to post those after November 1st.
We arrived back home today (It is Saturday as I write this.) Work beckons on Monday. But we had a great time!
LAST WEEK ON BONNIE READS AND WRITES
On Monday I reviewed Our Stolen Child by Melissa Wiesner as part of a blog tour for Bookouture.
On Friday I did a Spotlight as part of a book tour for Goodbye Orchid and Orchid Blooming by Carol Van Den Hende.
Also on Friday I debuted the new Indie Weekend (formerly Self-Published Saturday) with a review of an audiobook–Relatively Normal Secrets by C.W. Allen, along with a great Q&A with the author.
NEXT WEEK ON BONNIE READS AND WRITES
On Monday I will review The Safe Game by Wes Verde as part of a blog tour for R&R Book Tours.
On Tuesday I will participate in Top Ten Tuesday if time permits. I will also review Dreamland by Nicholas Sparks.
On Wednesday I will review Enola Holmes and the Elegant Escapade by Nancy Springer.
On Friday I will participate in Book Blogger Hop if time permits.
From Friday to Sunday is the new Indie weekend, where I post reviews and spotlights of Indie books.
BOOK HAUL THIS WEEK
I haven’t been requesting much because I have a lot on my Netgalley Shelf, but I received the following two books for upcoming blog tours:
As my girlfriends and I sip wine and share secrets in the flickering candlelight of our remote Scottish hideaway, we all agree we need this break. Every morning we will swim in icy cold lochs and hike to remote beaches and each night we will sip wine and share stories, cozy beside the log burner. It will be a break none of us will ever forget.
But behind my warm smile, there is ice in my heart. One of my friends is my husband’s lover, and it’s only a matter of time before I discover which one. She thinks she has me fooled, but she’s not the only one with secrets.
I don’t let my smile slip, but as I get closer to the truth, it becomes very clear that in these remote Scottish hills, far from help, someone is going to pay for their lies with their life…
A London heiress rides out to the wilds of the English countryside to honor a marriage of convenience with a mysterious and reclusive stranger.
Tall, dark, and dour, the notorious Captain Jasper Blunt was once hailed a military hero, but tales abound of his bastard children and his haunted estate in Yorkshire. What he requires now is a rich wife to ornament his isolated ruin, and he has his sights set on the enchanting Julia Wychwood.
For Julia, an incurable romantic cursed with a crippling social anxiety, navigating a London ballroom is absolute torture. The only time Julia feels any degree of confidence is when she’s on her horse. Unfortunately, a young lady can’t spend the whole of her life in the saddle, so Julia makes an impetuous decision to take her future by the reins—she proposes to Captain Blunt.
In exchange for her dowry and her hand, Jasper must promise to grant her freedom to do as she pleases. To ride—and to read—as much as she likes without masculine interference. He readily agrees to her conditions, with one provision of his own: Julia is forbidden from going into the tower rooms of his estate and snooping around his affairs. But the more she learns of the beastly former hero, the more intrigued she becomes…