Aug 122013
 

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

Finished, but not reviewed yet:

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Another Day In Paradise by Laurie Hanan

This is the third book in the Louise Goldman mystery series and they are all really really good!

Reading Now:

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Rainwater Kisses by Krista Lakes
this is a short one, I think 176 pages

17739489 (1)The Rockin’ Chair by Steven Manchester

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Dad Is Fat by Jim Gaffingan (audiobook)

Up Next:

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My Bookstore by Ronald Rice
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I only received one book last week. One I’ve been wanting to read for a while.  I loved the first two books Chevy wrote, so I’m pretty sure I’m going to love this book too!

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Always Watching by Chevy Stevens

She helps people put their demons to rest.

But she has a few of her own…

In the lockdown ward of a psychiatric hospital, Dr. Nadine Lavoie is in her element. She has the tools to help people, and she has the desire—healing broken families is what she lives for. But Nadine doesn’t want to look too closely at her own past because there are whole chunks of her life that are black holes. It takes all her willpower to tamp down her recurrent claustrophobia, and her daughter, Lisa, is a runaway who has been on the streets for seven years.

When a distraught woman, Heather Simeon, is brought into the Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit after a suicide attempt, Nadine gently coaxes her story out of her—and learns of some troubling parallels with her own life. Digging deeper, Nadine is forced to confront her traumatic childhood, and the damage that began when she and her brother were brought by their mother to a remote commune on Vancouver Island. What happened to Nadine? Why was their family destroyed? And why does the name Aaron Quinn, the group’s leader, bring complex feelings of terror to Nadine even today?

And then, the unthinkable happens, and Nadine realizes that danger is closer to home than she ever imagined. She has no choice but to face what terrifies her the most…and fight back.

Sometimes you can leave the past, but you can never escape.

 

What are you reading this week?

  19 Responses to “It’s Monday! What Are You Reading & Mailbox Monday”

  1. I’m happy you liked Another day in paradise. Dad is fat is supposed to be really funny as well .

    My IMWAYR

  2. Lots of intriguing titles. Enjoy your reading week!

    Here’s my What Are You Reading?!

  3. The Bookstore looks like a fun book. Always Watching is on my TBR list too. Have a great week.

  4. Always Watching got mixed reviews, but I loved her other books and still have it high on my wishlist. Hope you enjoy it and your other books this week!

  5. I’ve been wanting to read Chevy Stevens too. I hope you have a great week!

  6. Another Day in Paradise looks like a very summery read, just from the cover! And I heard Dad is Fat is really funny too. Enjoy!

  7. I’m liking the description of Chevy Stevens book, I’ll be watching for your review.

  8. Dad is fat looks really funny. Thanks for visiting my Monday post!

  9. Great list! Always Watching seems very intriguing.

  10. Wow…what a great week. ENJOY!!!

    I read ALWAYS WATCHING. I had never read a book by Chevy Stevens. It was VERY good.

    THANKS for stopping by my blog. I wish I could read more than one book at a time. 🙂

    Elizabeth
    Silver’s Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday

    • Hi Elizabeth~ Rainwater Kisses is only 176 pages, and Dad Is Fat is an audiobook that I only listen to while on my treadmill, so I’m giving the whole more than one at a time a try. I usually don’t read more than one at a time though, so I don’t know how good this is going to work for me…

  11. I like the look of The Rocking Chair. Enjoy your week!

  12. Always Watching looks promising! I’ve seen great reviews for it.

  13. Bookstore and Dad is Fat are on my wish list, along with the new Chevy Stevens. Happy reading week

  14. def lots of reading for you! enjoy…

  15. Hi Vicki,

    I have all the Chevy Stevens books sat on my TBR shelves, as my Dad has read and recommended them all to me. You are obviously also a fan, so I am looking forward to getting to read them … one day!!

    Hope that your week is a good one so far.

    Yvonne

  16. My husband can’t wait to read “Dad Is Fat;” how are you liking it?

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