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Title: In the Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winters Pages: 387 Genres: YA, Historical Fiction, Paranormal, Mystery Published by: Amulet Books (Apr. 2, 2013) Summary In 1918, the world seems on the verge of apocalypse. Americans roam the streets in gauze masks to ward off the deadly Spanish influenza, and the government ships young men to the front lines of a brutal war, creating an atmosphere of fear and confusion. Sixteen-year-old Mary Shelley Black watches as desperate… Read More

Hello! Can you guys even believe it is March already?!  I can’t wait for the weather to get warmer and the spring flowers to show up!  February was kind of a reading slump-y month for me.  To be honest, I feel like I always read a super small amount in February. 🤔 BOOKS READ I only completed 2 books in February! – A Valentine Secret by Emily Murdoch \\ ⭐️⭐️⭐️ – Intermission by Serena Chase \\ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ STANDOUT BOOK… Read More

Hello!  Today is Top Ten Tuesday – A weekly bookish list created by The Broke and the Bookish!  This week’s topic is: Top Ten Books I Liked More/Less Than I Thought I Would Books I Liked More 1. Me Before You I had a lot of problems with this book before starting it, and honestly, the issues I had with Me Before You are still there (I touch on those issues in my review)…. Read More

Title: The Angel of Forest Hill by Cindy Woodsmall Pages: 208 Genres: Fiction, Christian/Amish, Romance, Christmas Published by: WaterBrook (Oct. 4, 2016) Summary A time of anticipation. A season of miracles. Because of Joel s impossible situation, twenty-one-year-old Rose must sacrifice everything. As days pass into years in the midst of the beautiful hills, the laughter of children, and God s providence is it too much for Rose to hope for love in return? An amazing journey… Read More

Ahhh! We are SO close to Christmas! I am so excited, but I cannot believe it’s almost here.  Countdown to Christmas is a weekly feature where I recommend a different Christmas-y book each week to read during this holiday season, which was inspired by Kourtni Reads‘ Christmas countdown!  Usually, it’s  posted on a Sunday, but I was sick earlier this week and didn’t get a chance to post Week 5’s countdown…so here… Read More