I’ve Got You Covered (8)

All the best (at least by my tastes) in recent cover art.

Middle Grade

1. Anya and the Dragon – Sofiya Pasternack

I actually thought this was YA or adult, but I don’t care because it’s so beautiful.

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March 2019: Month in Review

In some ways, not much happened in March. Certainly nothing exciting I can report to you guys, like vacations or visitors or anything. But, emotionally, this month was all over the place. Opportunities arose and were quashed. Decisions were made for one reason which proved false only to be right because of another reason. Weather warmed up only to cool back down again. I’m ready for the spring, you guys.

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I’ve Got You Covered (7)

For those who don’t know, I’ve Got You Covered replaced Cover Snark. Now, I’m only featuring my favorite of the new or very recent covers. Hope you enjoy the design porn!

Middle Grade

1. Double Cross (Mrs. Smith’s Spy School for Girls #3) – Beth McMullen

Love the covers for this series, double cross my heart and hope to spy.

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Tribute by Nora Roberts

Tribute by Nora RobertsTribute by Nora Roberts
Published by Putnam Adult on July 8, 2008
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Mystery
Pages: 451
Format: Hardcover
Source: Gifted
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The #1 New York Times bestselling author presents her latest blockbuster novel, the story of a big-screen legend, a small-town scandal and a young woman caught up in the secrets and shadows of both.

Cilla McGowan, a former child star, has found a more satisfying life restoring homes. So she comes to Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley to save the dilapidated farmhouse that once belonged to her grandmother—a legendary actress who died of an overdose more than thirty years ago.

Plunging into the project with gusto, Cilla’s almost too busy and exhausted to notice her neighbor, graphic novelist Ford Sawyer. Determined not to carry on the family tradition of ill-fated romances, Cilla steels herself against Ford’s quirky charm, though she can’t help indulging in a little fantasy.

But it’s reality that holds its share of dangers for Cilla. A cache of unsigned letters found in the attic points to a mysterious romance in her grandmother’s life—and may be the catalyst for a frightening, violent assault. And if Cilla and Ford are unable to sort out who is targeting her and why, she may, like her world-famous grandmother, be cut down in the prime of her life.

Though I’m late to the Nora Roberts fan club, having read my first one in late 2017, I’ll be here to stay. My feelings have been mixed across my first nine books, but that doesn’t bother me so much. Romance is a tricky genre because so much is dependent on the reader’s emotional connection to a particular couple and their personal opinions of the romance tropes used in each book. Over her massive backlist (which I wanted to read in its entirety but omg there’s too much), she’s obviously tried just about everything. Tribute is the second Nora novel I’ve read and absolutely adored. (For reference, I liked most of them and they’re fun reads.)

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A Prologue Monologue

Last month, I started a few books back to back that had prologues, and it got me thinking about them enough to want to write a blog post. Which, of course, I put off for weeks, but hey we made it.

If you look at my sidebar, it shows all the books I’m Currently Reading, and, yes, I really AM reading that many books. What I do is I switch between books; if I get bored with one, I move on to the next, returning when I’ve finished a journey through my current stack to hope for improvement. The thing I noticed was that, pretty often, if there’s a prologue, it doesn’t make me want to keep going with that book; I tend to put it down and move on to my next one.

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