What We are Reading Wednedays

 The objective of this post is to get people reading!!  Every Wednesday I will post about the book I am reading!  Anyone who would like to comment about my book or a book they are reading is more that welcome to do so at the end of my post!!  Happy reading to everyone!!!!  

  • Jenny Praest, Library Director

December 2020/January 2021

I have been reading Christmas Themed books for the past couple months(starting the day after thanksgiving!)  I will tell you about just a couple!  I have included the Amazon synopsis for you!  

Perfect for fans of Debbie Macomber and readers who can’t get enough Hallmark movies, this special Christmas treat will warm your heart just in time for the cozy holiday season. A sparkling new novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Fern Michaels is exactly what you need to get in the spirit of the season.
Christmas is more than just a celebration for Lauren Montgomery. For generations, it’s been her family’s livelihood. Their Christmas shop, Razzle Dazzle Décor, has seen seasonal fads come and go, but there’s one trend they can’t escape. Online superstores are swallowing their sales, and this Christmas season will need to be their best ever if the store is to stay in business.
To help keep the shop afloat, Lauren also has a sideline, writing biographies for business figures. She’s thrilled when her literary agent contacts her with a new proposal—before learning that the subject will be none other than John Gerald Giompalo. He’s the titan behind Globalgoods.com, the online retailer that has spelled doom for hundreds of small businesses just like Razzle Dazzle Décor. Despite her misgivings, Lauren travels to Seattle to confer with the mogul, and is caught off guard when his son, John Jr., attends the meeting too. Handsome, intelligent, and deeply kind, he’s perfect—apart from the fact that he’s part of the company threatening everything Lauren loves.
As her deadline, and Christmas, draw closer, Lauren knows that there’s more than her family’s shop at stake. Her heart is, too. But there’s no better time than the holidays to make a secret wish on the brightest star you see—and let the season’s magic take hold . . .


#1 New York Times bestselling author Richard Paul Evans returns this holiday season with a tale of love, belonging, and family, following a trail of letters that leads to a Christmas revelation about the healing miracle of hope and forgiveness.

After nearly two decades, Noel Post, an editor for a major New York publishing house, returns to her childhood home in Salt Lake City to see her estranged, dying father. What she believed would be a brief visit turns into something more as she inherits the bookstore her father fought to keep alive. Reeling from loneliness, a recent divorce, and unanticipated upheavals in her world, Noel begins receiving letters from an anonymous source, each one containing thoughts and lessons about her life and her future. She begins to reacquaint herself with the bookstore and the people she left behind, and in doing so, starts to unravel the reality of her painful childhood and the truth about her family. As the holidays draw near, she receives a Christmastime revelation that changes not only how she sees the past but also how she views her future.


April 29, 2020 –

I am currently reading “The Things We Do for Love” by Kristin Hannah.  I really like this author, she knows how to pull at the heart strings and get your emotions going!  Here is the synopsis of the book on Amazon:

Years of trying unsuccessfully to conceive a child have broken more than Angie DeSaria’s heart. Following a painful divorce, she moves back to her small Pacific Northwest hometown and takes over management of her family’s restaurant. In West End, where life rises and falls like the tides, Angie’s fortunes will drastically change yet again when she meets and befriends a troubled young woman.

Angie hires Lauren Ribido because she sees something special in the seventeen-year-old. They quickly form a deep bond, and when Lauren is abandoned by her mother, Angie offers the girl a place to stay. But nothing could have prepared Angie for the far-reaching repercussions of this act of kindness. Together, these two women—one who longs for a child and the other who longs for a mother’s love—will be tested in ways that neither could have imagined.

The Things We Do for Love: A Novel by [Kristin Hannah]

So…….What are you reading?

December 19, 2018 –

Right now I have just started (as in I am only 20 pages in) a boo by Kristen Hannah.  The title of the book is Winter Garden.  So far I like the book, but I am only 20 pages in!!!  Here is the synopsis that I took from Amazon:

Mesmerizing from the first page to the last, Kristin Hannah’s Winter Garden is one woman’s sweeping, heartbreaking story of love, loss, and redemption. At once an epic love story set in World War II Russia and an intimate portrait of contemporary mothers and daughters poised at the crossroads of their lives, it explores the heartbreak of war, the cost of survival and the ultimate triumph of the human spirit. It is a novel that will haunt the reader long after the last page is turned.
1941. Leningrad, a once magical city besieged by war, cut off from aid, buried in snow. A city full of women desperate to save their children and themselves…
2000. Loss and old age have taken a terrible toll on Anya Whitson. At last, she will reach out to her estranged daughters. In a halting, uncertain voice, she begins to weave a fable about a beautiful Russian girl who lived in Leningrad a lifetime ago…
Nina and Meredith sit spellbound at their mother’s bedside, listening to a story that spans more than sixty years and moves from the terrors of war-torn Leningrad under siege to modern-day Alaska.
In a quest to uncover the truth behind the story, Nina and Meredith discover a secret so shocking, so impossible to believe, it shakes the foundation of their family and changes who they believe they are.

November 7, 2018 –

I am currently reading a title called “Home Again” by Kristin Hannah (one of my favorite authors).  It is about a man who needs a heart transplant and the people he left behind a long time ago.  So far I really like the book and can not wait to see how it ends!

Here is the synopsis:  Madelaine Hillyard is a world-famous heart surgeon at the top of her game. Her personal life is far less successful. A loving but overworked single mom, she is constantly at odds with her teenage daughter. At sixteen, Lina is confused, angry, and fast becoming a stranger to her mother—a rebel desperate to find the father who walked away before she was born. Complicating matters for Madelaine are the vastly different DeMarco brothers: While priest Francis DeMarco is always ready to lend a helping hand, his brother, Angel, long ago took on the role of bad boy. Years earlier Angel abandoned Madelaine—and fatherhood—to go in search of fame and fortune. His departure left Madelaine devastated, but now he reappears and seeks help from the very people he betrayed—as a patient in dire need. With Home Again, New York Times bestselling author Kristin Hannah has written a moving, powerful novel about the fragile threads that bind together our lives and the astonishing possibility of second chances.

December 7, 2016 – I just finished reading a young adult novel called What Light.  It was a heartwarming Christmas story about teens and love.

March 10, 2016 –

I just finished a book by one of my favorite young adult authors Jennifer Brown entitled “Shade Me”.  It is about a high school girl dealing with synsethia, a condition where she sees everything in colors.  It was a good book but not like her others.

February 17, 2016 –

This week I am reading “Turning the Tables, From Housewife to Inmate and Back Again” by Teresa Giudice, the star of the Real Housewives of New Jersey.  This book is about her life before prison and her life in prison.  She was sentenced to 15 months in Danbury for bankrupcy fraud.  So far it is ok, but I have a guilty pleasure of watching the RHWNJ.

February 10, 2016 –

I am currently reading a book entitled A Break of Day (A Shade of Vampire, Book 7) by Bella Forrest.  This series is about a girl, Sofia Claremont (an immune) that falls in love with a vampire,  (the King of the Shade) Derek Novak.  This series is similar to the Twilight series, in relation to the vampire love story.  I have enjoyed reading them and would suggest them to anyone who read and liked the Twilight series.

So What are you Reading?????

March 20, 2013 –

I am currently reading a book written by Shelly Shepard Gray entitled “Missing”.  This book is about a small Amish community in Crittenden, Kentucky.  I am about 3/4 of the way through this book and can not wait to find out how this story ends.  This is the first book in a series of three so I am anxious to read the next book in the series!!  This book is about a body of a young man that is discovered in the bottom of an abandoned well, then the book takes a turn and starts to seem more like a romance between the characters.  I am really liking this book so far and would recommend it to anyone who likes Amish fiction or wants a fast, easy read!!

So now that you know what I am reading….what are you reading??

March 27, 2013 –

So this week I am reading a book called “True Sisters” by Sandra Dallas.  It is about a group of ladies and their families traveling from Iowa City to Salt Lake Valley in Utah with a huge group of Mormons in 1856.  I am only about 50 pages in so I am just getting started but so far it is pretty good…..as for the book I was reading last “Missing”, it ended in a way that wants me to keep reading the other books in the series…..You don’t find out who killed the boy at the end of the first book, so my next book will probably be the second in this series!!!

So…..What are you reading???

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