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Falling Behind and Sneak Peek Saturday #travelingsistersread #BookBloggers

Here we are not only falling behind on books that are scheduled group reads, we have also fallen behind on our weekly posts.  I have fallen behind on my Falling Behind Friday post and Norma missed her weekly Random Book Musing this week and won’t be posting her Keto in the coulee post today.  She has been taking every minute she can to read and catch up on that very intense reading schedule I have her on.  Anyways I am also going to get a jump on our Sneak Peek Sunday post and combine the two.  Sneak Peek Sunday is a post where we take a look into our thoughts either for an anticipating upcoming group read or we take a peek into our thoughts for a group read for a book not published yet.   It’s a great way to share thoughts on a book not yet published. So if you would like to join in either post and share the love by linking us all.  You know we are all about sharing the love.

Today Kim @It’s All About The Thrill and I are sistering up for a book we have fallen behind on and I am also taking a sneak peek into the same book from the Traveling sisters’ group read going on.  A few Sisters have finished including Norma and Christina.

Watching YouWatching You by Lisa Jewell

 

From Norma’s review

LISA JEWELL delivers an intriguing, character-driven, well-written and plotted story here with interesting and engaging characters. The police transcripts were a favorite and such an effective way for us to get a firsthand look into the investigation and pick up on some of those clues.

I absolutely loved that this book created so many questions and the subtle clues are perfectly interspersed in the storyline but piecing them all together was definitely making my head spin. So I decided that I was just going to read and let the story do the job for me. And, I am so glad that I did because what transpires, in the end, was absolutely stunning and so totally worth it!

Lindsay’s thoughts

It’s very early in the book for me but I was highly intrigued from page one.  The storyline and characters grabbed me right away. I can feel the suspense and tension already.  I love Lisa Jewell’s writing!

Christina’s thoughts

Watching You is my very first Lisa Jewell book and let me just say that she absolutely lives up to the hype I’ve seen in all the reviews for various books she’s written.  It starts off with an absolute bang – someone has been murdered, we don’t the who, the how or the why of the victim or the murderer. If that’s not enough to draw any reader in – I don’t know how to help you.
As the story progresses there were so many aspects that I found absolutely absorbing and refreshing. This is told from multiple POVs and that gave the idea that “someone is always watching” more depth and created a very dynamic and layered story.
This isn’t just a story that propels you to the end based on a need to figure out the “whodunnit” but has forward progression because the writing and development are just, well, totally solid.  I found this to be an incredibly captivating read that draws the reader in with a well paced, well developed and a really fun book!
Dorie’s thoughts

I really enjoyed this book, Lisa Jewell is one of my favorite thriller writers. Her mechanics are great and her characters are always well defined.

The plot was a good one with lots to think about and try to figure out, she always comes up with very unique ideas

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Sneak Peek Sunday on Monday: The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls by Anissa Gray @BerkleyPub #travelingsistersread #BookBloggers

Happy Monday!  Today we are sistering up with Kim @ It’s All About The Thrill and Christina @ Recipe and A Read with another Sunday Sneak Peek but on Monday where we take a peek into our thoughts for a highly anticipated group read.

We are talking about different books today, we are reading in our groups. Christina is giving a sneak peek into her current group read and Kim is given a peek into an upcoming group read.

I am taking a peek into a book not published till February 19, 2019, and sharing our thoughts for The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls by Anissa Gray.   It’s one we highly recommend adding to your TBR list and marking the pub date in your calendar if you don’t already have it.

The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls is a story to think and talk about.  It’s one you will want to talk about!

Brenda’s thoughts

I knew as soon as I received this book and read the description it was going to be a good one for me and I would love it.  It is one of those stories I love that really makes me dig deep into the character’s layers and lives and had me really think about each of them.

Anissa Gray draws us into the lives of honest real like characters and gives them each a strong voice.   We see their struggles and experiences, and what shapes the dynamics within their family.

From Norma’s review

ANISSA GRAY delivers an impressive, interesting and beautifully written read here that is told in alternating perspectives between three sisters, Althea, Viola and Lillian with letters interspersed from Proctor to Althea. The author does such a wonderful job portraying the complicated familial dynamics really allowing us to feel and see right into each of their struggles. I couldn’t help but feel strong emotions for each of these sisters stories and was definitely hoping that they would all find the strength and love they needed.

From Lindsay’s review

Raw. Emotional. Insightful. Heartbreaking. Hopeful.

This is a deeply affecting novel that had me feeling the strong sense of sadness that haunted each of the character’s lives. The author, Anissa Gray, did a fantastic job pulling me into this complicated family’s struggles and relationship dynamics. I was rooting for these characters.

Thank you to Elisha from Berkley for our ARCs.

From Diane review

A story with many layers, and under the layers, many scars. Individual ways of dealing with the trauma that even as adults they do not want to face. Scars that manifest in different ways, until they threaten to spill over into the next generation. Written in a raw, honest manner, a thoroughly believable look at a terribly flawed family, but one that comes together in love to help two young girls. While doing this they face and recognize their own silent and not so silent ghosts of the past, and are forced to deal with them. A book about second chances, if one can find the strength to take them, and the strength of women to cope and change.

From Sandi’s review

Relationships – terrifying! And when they are relationships between a Mother and her daughter they become even more confusing, more highly emotional and possibly more devastating. Then add in relationships with siblings, runaways, lies and prison and you have this amazing debut novel from Anissa Gray.

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We would love to see a peek into your thoughts on what you are reading or excited to read.  It’s a great way to share those thoughts on books you are excited about that are not yet released.  So feel free to participate and link up!

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Sneak Peek Sunday: My Favorite Half-Night Stand by Christina Lauren #travelingsistersread #BookBloggers @SimonSchusterCA @about_thethrill

Happy Sunday!  It’s that time of the week where we sister up with Kim @ It’s All About The Thrill and Christina @ Recipe and A Read with another Sunday Sneak Peek into a highly anticipated upcoming group read and give a little sneak peek into our thoughts and just how excited we are to read this book.

Lately, I have been reading a few books that are not my normal and I have to say I am enjoying this stepping out of my normal.  This will be my first book by Christina Lauren.  I have seen some really great buzz for some of her previous titles and I jumped at the chance to get my hands on My Favorite Half-night Stand.  This one really is a leap into the unnormal for me.

After reading the first few pages I have to say I am intrigued and really looking forward to this Traveling Sister group read.

My Favorite Half-Night Stand by Christina Lauren

By the New York Times bestselling author who “hilariously depicts modern dating” (Us Weekly), My Favorite Half-Night Stand is a laugh-out-loud romp through online dating and its many, many fails.

Millie Morris has always been one of the guys. A UC Santa Barbara professor, she’s a female-serial-killer expert who’s quick with a deflection joke and terrible at getting personal. And she, just like her four best guy friends and fellow professors, is perma-single.

So when a routine university function turns into a black tie gala, Mille and her circle make a pact that they’ll join an online dating service to find plus-ones for the event. There’s only one hitch: after making the pact, Millie and one of the guys, Reid Campbell, secretly spend the sexiest half-night of their lives together, but mutually decide the friendship would be better off strictly platonic.

But online dating isn’t for the faint of heart. While the guys are inundated with quality matches and potential dates, Millie’s first profile attempt garners nothing but dick pics and creepers. Enter “Catherine”—Millie’s fictional profile persona, in whose make-believe shoes she can be more vulnerable than she’s ever been in person. Soon “Catherine” and Reid strike up a digital pen-pal-ship…but Millie can’t resist temptation in real life, either. Soon, Millie will have to face her worst fear—intimacy—or risk losing her best friend, forever.

Perfect for fans of Roxanne and She’s the Man, Christina Lauren’s latest romantic comedy is full of mistaken identities, hijinks, and a classic love story with a modern twist. Funny and fresh, you’ll want to swipe right on My Favorite Half-Night Stand.

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Sneek Peek Sunday @about_thethrill #travelingsistersread #travelingfriendsread

Happy Sunday Everyone!!!  Today we are joining Kim @ It’s All About The Thrill and Christina @ Recipe and A Read with another Sunday Sneak Peek where we take a look inside a highly anticipated upcoming group read and give a little sneak peek into our thoughts and just how excited we are to read this book.

Today, we have two books we are taking a sneak peek into.   I added Jane Doe by Victoria Helen Stone to the Traveling Friends group after a suggestion from a friend.  Kim’s review clinched the deal and Christina and I are doing the cheer of excitement for the upcoming read.  Lately, Kim has been keeping me on my toes and she spotted The Hiding Place by C.J. Tudor on NetGalley and we quickly were able to add that one to our shelve.  Kim recently finished up a Traveling Friends group read for Chalk Man and loved it!  So we are now doing the cheer of excitement over this one.

Jane DoeJane Doe by Victoria Helen Stone

A double life with a single purpose: revenge.

Jane’s days at a Midwest insurance company are perfectly ordinary. She blends in well, unremarkably pretty in her floral-print dresses and extra efficient at her low-level job. She’s just the kind of woman middle manager Steven Hepsworth likes—meek, insecure, and willing to defer to a man. No one has any idea who Jane really is. Least of all Steven.

But plain Jane is hiding something. And Steven’s bringing out the worst in her.

Nothing can distract Jane from going straight for his heart: allowing herself to be seduced into Steven’s bed, to insinuate herself into his career and his family, and to expose all his dirty secrets. It’s time for Jane to dig out everything that matters to Steven. So she can take it all away.

Just as he did to her.

The thrilling second novel from the author of The Chalk Man, about a teacher with a hidden agenda who returns to settle scores at a school he once attended, only to uncover a darker secret than he could have imagined.

Joe never wanted to come back to Arnhill. After the way things ended with his old gang–the betrayal, the suicide, the murder–and after what happened when his sister went missing, the last thing he wanted to do was return to his hometown. But Joe doesn’t have a choice. Because judging by what was done to that poor Morton kid, what happened all those years ago to Joe’s sister is happening again. And only Joe knows who is really at fault.

Lying his way into a teaching job at his former high school is the easy part. Facing off with former friends who are none too happy to have him back in town–while avoiding the enemies he’s made in the years since–is tougher. But the hardest part of all will be returning to that abandoned mine where it all went wrong and his life changed forever, and finally confronting the shocking, horrifying truth about Arnhill, his sister, and himself. Because for Joe, the worst moment of his life wasn’t the day his sister went missing.

It was the day she came back.

For more of a sneak peek into Jane Joe a couple reviews caught my eye

Carries Book review

Books on the Book Shelf

 

The Hiding PlaceThe Hiding Place by C.J. Tudor

The thrilling second novel from the author of The Chalk Man, about a teacher with a hidden agenda who returns to settle scores at a school he once attended, only to uncover a darker secret than he could have imagined.

Joe never wanted to come back to Arnhill. After the way things ended with his old gang–the betrayal, the suicide, the murder–and after what happened when his sister went missing, the last thing he wanted to do was return to his hometown. But Joe doesn’t have a choice. Because judging by what was done to that poor Morton kid, what happened all those years ago to Joe’s sister is happening again. And only Joe knows who is really at fault.

Lying his way into a teaching job at his former high school is the easy part. Facing off with former friends who are none too happy to have him back in town–while avoiding the enemies he’s made in the years since–is tougher. But the hardest part of all will be returning to that abandoned mine where it all went wrong and his life changed forever, and finally confronting the shocking, horrifying truth about Arnhill, his sister, and himself. Because for Joe, the worst moment of his life wasn’t the day his sister went missing.

It was the day she came back.

With the same virtuosic command of character and pacing she displayed in The Chalk Man, CJ Tudor has once again crafted an extraordinary novel that brilliantly blends harrowing psychological suspense, a devilishly puzzling mystery, and enough shocks and thrills to satisfy even the most seasoned reader.

Expected publication: February 5, 2019

I didn’t see to much buzz through my book travels for this title.  I am looking forward to seeing some more buzz around this one!

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Sneak Peek Sunday: Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen #travelingsistersread #BookBloggers @about_thethrill

Happy Sunday Everyone!!!  Today we are joining Kim @ It’s All About The Thrill and Christina @ Recipe and A Read and with this Sunday Sneak Peek where we take a look inside a highly anticipated upcoming group read and give a little sneak peek into our thoughts and just how excited we are to read this book.

Today, Kim, Norma and I are so excited to take a peek into Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen.  Christina is showing some love and excitement over on her blog for another upcoming group read.  Please travel on over to her blog to see what she is cheering for.

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Norma and I loved The Wife Between Us and when we saw Anonymous Girl on NetGalley yeah you know what we were doing!!!  We were cheering and here they are our cheering characters.

 

 

An Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks
The next novel of psychological suspense and obsession from the authors of the blockbuster bestseller The Wife Between Us

Seeking women ages 18–32 to participate in a study on ethics and morality. Generous compensation. Anonymity guaranteed. 

When Jessica Farris signs up for a psychology study conducted by the mysterious Dr. Shields, she thinks all she’ll have to do is answer a few questions, collect her money, and leave. But as the questions grow more and more intense and invasive and the sessions become outings where Jess is told what to wear and how to act, she begins to feel as though Dr. Shields may know what she’s thinking…and what she’s hiding. As Jess’s paranoia grows, it becomes clear that she can no longer trust what in her life is real, and what is one of Dr. Shields’ manipulative experiments. Caught in a web of deceit and jealousy, Jess quickly learns that some obsessions can be deadly.

From the authors of the blockbuster bestseller The Wife Between Us comes an electrifying new novel about doubt, passion, and just how much you can trust someone.

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Sneak Peek Sunday: My Lovely Wife by Samantha Downing #travelingsistersread #BookBloggers @BerkleyPub @about_thethrill @smariedowning

Happy Sunday Everyone!!!  Today we are joining Kim @ It’s All About The Thrill and Christina @ Recipe and A Read and with this Sunday Sneak a Peek where we take a look inside a highly anticipated upcoming group read and give a little sneak peek into our thoughts and just how excited we are to read this book.

Today we are so excited to take a peek into My Lovely Wife by Samantha Downing.  When we first got wind of this one we knew we needed to get our hands on it.  We checked NetGalley and Edelweiss with no luck at first however, Norma was determined and kept her eye on both and was really excited to find it on Edelweiss.  There was some dancing in the coulee when we found it and we are so excited to add this title to our list of upcoming Traveling Sisters reads.

My Lovely WifeMy Lovely Wife by Samantha Downing

From Goodreads

Dexter meets Mr. and Mrs. Smith in this wildly compulsive debut thriller about a couple whose fifteen-year marriage has finally gotten too interesting…
 

Our love story is simple. I met a gorgeous woman. We fell in love. We had kids. We moved to the suburbs. We told each other our biggest dreams, and our darkest secrets. And then we got bored.

We look like a normal couple. We’re your neighbors, the parents of your kid’s friend, the acquaintances you keep meaning to get dinner with.

We all have secrets to keeping a marriage alive.

Ours just happens to be getting away with murder.

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With that description I am already intrigued and want to find out more.  I took a peek into the first chapter and I have to say it starts off right away with what looks like a different and unique storyline.  I didn’t want to stop reading and I now know this will be coming up soon for The Traveling Sisters because I don’t think it’s one we want to wait to read.  This has been put on our list for one of our most anticipated upcoming reads.

Expected Publication Date March 26, 2019.

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