Waiting on Wednesday | The Place on Dalhousie

The Place on Dalhousieby Melina MarchettaContemporaryViking | April 2, 2019 About the Book:  ‘You look the type to break your father’s heart.’‘Yeah, but he broke mine first.’ When Rosie Gennaro first meets Jimmy Hailler, she has walked away from life in Sydney, leaving behind the place on Dalhousie that her father, Seb, painstakingly rebuilt for […]

Top 5 Tuesday | Character Driven Stories

Happy Top 5 Tuesday!  I feel like my picks for Top 5 Tuesday are usually pretty predictable, and this weeks topic was just going to be one more that I filled up with books I’ve already talked about.  I really really tried hard to come up with books I’ve written about less often. It wasn’t […]

Top 5 Tuesday | Favorite Ending Lines

So, I had this great idea that I’d use the ending lines from the same books I chose for opening lines.  I was so excited, like giving readers a sneak peek.  I realized pretty quickly that picking out ending lines is a lot harder, because it’s so easy to accidentally post a spoiler. With that […]

Top 5 Tuesday | Favorite Opening Lines

I didn’t realize how hard this week was until I started actually trying to think of memorable opening lines.  I could only remember one book, Jellicoe Road, that stuck out to me has having a really powerful opener.  I had to search my shelves for others. I found four that I loved, but my fifth […]

Top 5 Tuesday | Books I’d Save from Certain Death

This is IMPOSSIBLE!  My husband knows that he’s going to have to drag me out of the house, if there’s a fire, kicking and screaming because I’m going to try to carry out my entire bookshelves!  I’ve told him, “Animals and people first, then I’m going back in for my books!” Asking me to pick […]

Top 5 Tuesday | 5 Fantasies that Need a Prequel

I’ve realized today that I don’t really wish for a prequel in any genre other than forms of Fantasy. There’s something about the start of some Fantasy novels that begs the question, ‘how did we get here?’  I don’t think any of these would be books with a happy ending, but I think I’d still […]