#SundayPost: Precious Memories

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted here @ Caffeinated Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog and showcase books and things we have received. Share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead. See rules here: Sunday Post

Monday brought a return from vacation and a return to reality. I had training for work a large part of the week, so it was pretty quiet work-wise.

Today brought reality in a deeper way, as I went to the hospital in Asheville to say goodbye to my Aunt Linda before she left this world. As I type this I have just been told that she has passed. This was a sweet and godly woman who, through love and kindness, leaves behind a wonderful legacy of precious memories for her children and grandchildren. I hope to leave such a legacy myself someday. Of course, this makes me think of my late Mom and how much she loved her family. I was proud to represent her today.

My original plan today was to can tomatoes, so I did some of that when I got back home. I have some tomatoes in the canner and I have plans to use my garden habaneros to make habanero-peach jam.

I hope everyone has a wonderful week.


On Monday I reviewed The Safe Game by Wes Verde.

On Tuesday I participated in Top Ten Tuesday.

On Friday I participated in Book Blogger Hop.

Also on Friday I reviewed Gail Meath’s new release, Deuce, for Indie Weekend. This is Book 3 in the Jax Diamond Mysteries series.


On Monday I will review Dreamland by Nicholas Sparks.

On Tuesday I will review The American Adventuress by C.W. Gortner. This is historical fiction about the life of Jennie Jerome, the mother of Winston Churchill. I will also participate in Top Ten Tuesday if time permits.

On Wednesday I will do an excerpt of Millstone of Doubt by Erica Vetsch

On Friday I will participate in Book Blogger Hop if time permits.

On Saturday I will review Dreams of Song Times by Amy L. Bernstein as part of Indie Weekend.


My name is Bonnie, and I’m a Netgalley addict…..

I requested too many books this week! Somebody stop me! Seriously, I have a lot of reading to do. Click on the cover to learn more about the book.

Set in the dual times of 1807 and 1904. In 1807, a baby is discovered floating in a basket in a canal in Venice. He is raised by a group of Artisans and taught all of their trades. In 1904, Daniel Goodman is sent from California to Venice to procure and translate a new book. What he uncovers are secrets from the past.

This is historical fiction about Dorothy Horstmann, who helped find the cure for polio. I am reading this for Historical Novels Review, the magazine of the Historical Novel Society.

This is book 4 in the Jersey Girl Legal Mysteries. Eleven-year-old Riley’s father has been convicted of murdering her mother, and she is determined to get him out of jail.

A Christmas story about the breakup of Sarah Dunne’s marriage, her strained relationship with her daughter, and a chance to find love again.


This is a reimagining of the story of Hester Prynne, the tragic heroine in Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter.

This is a Christmas novella set in World War II London. I am also reading this one for The Historical Novel Society.
In the 1850s, Annie reluctantly moves with her family from New York City to Cincinnati, the Queen City of the West, and is none too happy about it. She soon meets Max, an immigrant from Cincinnati’s Over the Rhine neighborhood, and they begin to fight for their dreams. I was born and raised in Cincinnati, so I had to check this one out. This is an Indie book that I am also reading for The Historical Novel Society.

58 thoughts on “#SundayPost: Precious Memories”

  1. My deepest sympathies for the loss of your aunt, Bonnie. She sounds like a wonderful woman, and I’m sure the whole family will treasure her and her memories as well as your families’ memories of her. (Side note: That habanero-peach jam sounds fantastic!)

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      1. You’re welcome, Bonnie. I read The Scarlet Letter in high school and again in college. In high school, I thought that Dimmesdale was a tragic romantic figure. In college, I thought he was a selfish, cowardly creep.

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  2. I also have the Hester ARC – and I think it’s up next in my reading stack. Coincidentally I just for the first time heard of Gail Meath and the 1st bk in that series over on Elza Reads where I added it to my TBR. Then here you’re reviewing the 3rd in the series – I love that it’s set in a different time frame and there’s a dog involved. I look forward to the series.
    Terrie @ Bookshelf Journeys

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  3. First of all, I am so sorry for your lost Bonnie. But what lovely words you leave her with. I hope wherever she is, she will know how much she’s meant to you and numerous people around her.

    And then – you are so funny!! A Netgalley Addict… LOL!! I am an overall review addict. I was actually lying awake and last night thinking that I might be a bit overextended with reviews at the moment… But we just really don’t want to miss out!

    Thanks for the earlier visit, I hope you will have a wonderful week.

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  4. My sincere condolences on the loss of someone so important to you.

    I’m fascinated by your talk about canning food. It’s popular to pickle or make preserves over here but I’ve never met anyone in the UK who cans food at home.

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    1. That is really interesting about canning in the UK. It’s quite popular here to grow and can tomatoes and other garden produce. I also can meat. Grabbing a jar of chicken off the shelf is a blessing when I am busy. It can easily be made into chicken and dumplings or a casserole.

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  5. I am so sorry for your loss Bonnie!! From what you said about her she sounds like an incredible kind hearted woman. I read What Child is this a while back and I enjoyed it. I look forward to your thoughts on it.


  6. My deepest sympathies on the loss of your aunt. I will pray for peace for you and the rest of her family as you grieve her loss, Bonnie. You made me laugh as I finished reading this post, thought. I too, am a Netgalley addict. Enjoy your new books.


  7. I’m so sorry for your loss. It sounds like your Aunt Linda was a wonderful person. {{{hugs}}}

    I wanted to tell you the last time I commented, but I forgot, that I love the color and theme change for fall. It’s very cozy.


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