Hello, friends! I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas celebration. Whether today finds you back at work, celebrating Boxing Day, elbowing your way through the mall for post-holiday sales, or hiding out at home for another day, do you have a good book with you? Let’s talk about what we’re reading… time for another WWW Wednesday!
It’s a fun way to keep up with what everyone is reading. To join me, read my answers, then answer the same questions about your reading in the comments below, as well as in the comments on Sam’s WWW Wednesday post! Simply use these three questions:
- What are you currently reading?
- What did you recently finish reading?
- What do you plan to read next?
And now… onward to WWW Wednesday!
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What are you currently reading?
I’m reading a quick little cozy mystery. Wedding Cake and Woes by Agatha Frost is the next installment of the Peridale Cafe Mysteries!
After nearly a year of being engaged, the time has finally come for Julia and Barker’s wedding, but like most things in Peridale, things don’t exactly go smoothly. Julia wakes up late on the damp and grey morning of her wedding to find that her cake has been ruined, her flowers are the wrong colour, and the cars are stuck in a flood. However, all of that pales in comparison when the choirmaster, Gloria Gray, drops down dead during her solo in the middle of the ceremony.
With their wedding ruined, Julia and Barker must pick themselves up again, but they soon find purpose when Gloria’s best friend, Flora Hill, begs them to investigate Gloria’s death. Julia soon discovers that Gloria’s dictator-style running of the choir created more than a few enemies, and when the police confirm that the bossy choirmaster was poisoned, Julia vows to solve the case. Who killed Flora, and more importantly, why in the middle of Julia’s wedding?
This is a fun series, and they are all quick reads that can be purchased inexpensively as Kindle books on Amazon!
What did you recently finish reading?
I just finished A Timeless Christmas by Alexis Stanton, one of the Hallmark Publishing titles I featured recently. This is a sweet novel, full of holiday romance and magic! If you’re not quite ready to let go of Christmas, pick this one up for the weekend.
What do you plan to read next?
One Day in December by Josie Silver will be my last book of the year! When this came out earlier in 2018, it was quite the buzzworthy title… I was hearing about it everywhere. Then, the icing on the cake for this one was when Reese Witherspoon featured it as the December selection (fitting, no?) for her Hello, Sunshine book club!
Laurie is pretty sure love at first sight doesn’t exist anywhere but the movies. But then, through a misted-up bus window one snowy December day, she sees a man who she knows instantly is the one. Their eyes meet, there’s a moment of pure magic…and then her bus drives away.
Certain they’re fated to find each other again, Laurie spends a year scanning every bus stop and cafe in London for him. But she doesn’t find him, not when it matters anyway. Instead they “reunite” at a Christmas party, when her best friend Sarah giddily introduces her new boyfriend to Laurie. It’s Jack, the man from the bus. It would be.
What follows for Laurie, Sarah and Jack is ten years of friendship, heartbreak, missed opportunities, roads not taken, and destinies reconsidered. One Day in December is a joyous, heartwarming and immensely moving love story to escape into and a reminder that fate takes inexplicable turns along the route to happiness.
I can’t wait to begin this story… I’ve honestly heard nothing but good things about it, so it seems the perfect title with which to cap off a great year of reading!
That’s all for now friends… but tell me, what have you been reading lately, and what books are carrying you through to the end of 2018?? Happy reading!