Notes From Melissa:
Recently on Melissa’s Eclectic Bookshelf:
A Chat with Jane Porter author of The Good Daughter
Cat Thursday – Piper loves Spring
Teaser Tuesdays – Letter from a Stranger – Barbara Taylor Bradford
Cover Reveal: Tremble (Denazen #3) by Jus Accardo
Excerpt & Giveaway: Stay by Jennifer Silverwood
Book Trailer & Giveaway: January Black by Wendy S Russo
Spotlight & Giveaway: Replacing Gentry by Julie N Ford
Why I Have Two Mothers – Earth Day Celebration Tour & 2 Great Giveaways
What I Read Last Week:
- Letter from a Stranger – Barbara Taylor Bradford
- I’ll Follow the Moon – Stephanie Lisa Tara
- Snowy White World to Save – Stephanie Lisa Tara
What I Am Reading Today:
- Heart Like Mine – Amy Hatvany (audiobook)
- Fly Away -Kristin Hannah
♥ $50, $100, $200 Gift Cards (4/30)
♥ WIN Victoria Scott’s Personal NOOK COLOR!! (4/20)
♥ $50 Amazon GC or Paypal Cash (4/30)
♥ 5 Copies of STAY by Jennifer Silverwood(4/15)
♥ Copy of ARROW IN THE MIST & Bookmark (4/16)
♥ $50 Amazon GC or Paypal Cash (5/5)
♥ 2 copies of STARS IN HER EYES (4/23)
♥ HELL’S HOLLOW by Summer Stone (4/19)
Added to the Bookshelf This Week:
Enchantment (Spellbound #3) – Nikki Jefford
Barcelona. Summer escape. Or so Graylee Perez thought until her old adversary, Adrian Montez, brings his magic show to Spain.
Gray seeks out a Spanish wizard to help banish Adrian from her life once and for all. Instead, she tumbles headfirst into a love spell with the arrogant warlock.
After Gray follows Adrian to Paris, she must face her true feelings and decide if Adrian’s worth fighting for.
The Bookstore – Deborah Meyler
A witty, sharply observed debut novel about a young woman who finds unexpected salvation while working in a quirky used bookstore in Manhattan.
Impressionable and idealistic, Esme Garland is a young British woman who finds herself studying art history in New York. She loves her apartment and is passionate about the city and her boyfriend; her future couldn’t look brighter. Until she finds out that she’s pregnant.
Esme’s boyfriend, Mitchell van Leuven, is old-money rich, handsome, successful, and irretrievably damaged. When he dumps Esme—just before she tries to tell him about the baby—she resolves to manage alone. She will keep the child and her scholarship, while finding a part-time job to make ends meet. But that is easier said than done, especially on a student visa.
The Owl is a shabby, second-hand bookstore on the Upper West Side, an all-day, all-night haven for a colorful crew of characters: handsome and taciturn guitar player Luke; Chester, who hyperventilates at the mention of Lolita; George, the owner, who lives on protein shakes and idealism; and a motley company of the timeless, the tactless, and the homeless. The Owl becomes a nexus of good in a difficult world for Esme—but will it be enough to sustain her? Even when Mitchell, repentant and charming, comes back on the scene?
A rousing celebration of books, of the shops where they are sold, and of the people who work, read, and live in them, The Bookstore is also a story about emotional discovery, the complex choices we all face, and the accidental inspirations that make a life worth the reading.
Storybound (Storybound #1) – Merissa Burt
In the land of Story, children go to school to learn to be characters: a perfect Hero, a trusty Sidekick, even the most dastardly Villain. They take classes on Outdoor Experiential Questing and Backstory, while adults search for full-time character work in stories written just for them.In our world, twelve-year-old Una Fairchild has always felt invisible. But all that changes when she stumbles upon a mysterious book buried deep in the basement of her school library, opens the cover, and suddenly finds herself transported to the magical land of Story.
But Story is not a perfect fairy tale. Una’s new friend Peter warns her about the grave danger she could face if anyone discovers her true identity. The devious Tale Keeper watches her every move. And there are whispers of a deadly secret that seems to revolve around Una herself….
With the timeless appeal of books like A Wrinkle in Time and the breathtaking action of Inkheart, Storybound has all the makings of a new classic. Brimming with fantastical creatures, magical adventure, and heart-stopping twists, Storybound will leave readers wishing they too could jump through the pages into this enchanting fairy-tale world.
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