How is your Sunday morning? I am enjoying this Sunday morning drinking coffee, watching Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, and writing this blog.
I wanted to come back on here again today because I wanted to tell you ALL that I have completely failed of not buying books until after Christmas. While shopping with my best friend and nephew yesterday morning at Target, I HAD to go to the book section. I mean I didn’t have to go to that section but it is right by the toys. My eyes and body are just drawn to it. So YES, I stopped and YES, I bought two books. I failed! But I scored on two books that I have been wanting to read.
Book #1- One Day in December by Josie Silver
Two people. Ten chances. One unforgettable love story.
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.
Book #2- Run Away With Me by Mila Gray
Emerson Lowe and popular ice-hockey player Jake McCallister have been best friends since third grade but as their friendship starts to morph into something more, a terrible event occurs that heralds the end of innocence for both of them.
Within a week, Jake’s living on the other side of the country and Emerson is left alone to pick up the pieces of her life in a small town determined to paint her as a liar.
Seven years later, Emerson is still living on the beautiful Pacific West island of Bainbridge, helping run her family’s business. The last thing she needs is Jake turning up, bringing with him old memories and opening up old wounds. But Jake—even better looking than Emerson remembers—seems determined to revive their friendship no matter how much Emerson tries to push him away.
Forced to work alongside him for the summer Emerson can’t help but fall for Jake, and soon they’re in the midst of a passionate romance that neither of them wants to end.
But both Emerson and Jake know that if they’re to have any kind of future they must first confront the past—a past that most people want to stay buried.
Wow! This is why I had to buy both books. First, One Day in December has been popping up all over my Instagram and Facebook accounts. I had to see what the fuss is all about. However, I heard GREAT things and BAD things about this book. So I am curious and even started it late last night.
Second, I fell in love with Mila Gray writings when I read Stay with Me. The book made me laugh and cry, and then laugh and cry again. So I am super excited to read this one to see if I feel the same way.
Before I leave here to go make breakfast, I wanted to share this AMAZING 2019 Planner that I found last night on my Instagram page. It is a Book Planner for 2019 and to me it was a must buy. It is by Little Inklings Design and it features so many cool things to stay organized. Just a few to describe: goals for 2019, checklists on books to read and new releases, favorite quotes, monthly reviews, monthly calendar, and wish lists. This girl I follow on Instagram received one and she was featuring it on her page. I immediately went to littleinklings website and ordered one. I can’t wait to receive it for Christmas and organize my life, my blog, my wedding, and my books!
**REMEMBER: December 11th- Stolen Words by India Caedmon is released!
Have a great Sunday! Go Steelers!