Bookstores and Books

Good Morning Sunday!

What a fun weekend I had! Not only did I get my last name switched but I also visited a beautiful bookstore on Friday. This bookstore was packed with books of all different genres. It was so packed that my purse knocked over a few books and my husband Eric was afraid to touch a book because we probably wouldn’t be able to put it back the way it was. We were surrounded by books and I could have stayed there for hours!


While I was there, I picked up The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis (first edition). Main reason why I picked this book because it was massive, beautiful, and I never read it before. Plus, I would love to pass it down to my future children.


This little bookstore that was filled with so many books was just so cute and quirky! If you would like to visit this bookstore, it is called Beyond Bedtime Books in Dormont, PA.

The next stop was Barnes and Noble on Saturday. Of course when you walk in there, you are surrounded by so many great books. So many that it is hard to choose which books to get. I always visit YA Fantasy first, then Fiction, and then Romance. Here are my amazing finds.

  • Crown of Coral and Pearl by Mara Rutherford
  • Making A Play by Abbi Glines
  • Say You Still Love Me by K.A. Tucker
  • The Ultimate Cookie Book (YES, it is a cook book)

If you bought a book from the Romance section, you receive a free book.

  • Primary Suspect by Laura Scott


When I stumbled upon Crown of Coral and Pearl, I knew I just had to have it. Like I have been saying, I want to expand outside of romance genre so I am hoping this is the right book.

Released- August 19th, 2019

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For generations, the princes of Ilara have married the most beautiful maidens from the ocean village of Varenia. But though every girl longs to be chosen as the next princess, the cost of becoming royalty is higher than any of them could ever imagine…

Nor once dreamed of seeing the wondrous wealth and beauty of Ilara, the kingdom that’s ruled her village for as long as anyone can remember. But when a childhood accident left her with a permanent scar, it became clear that her identical twin sister, Zadie, would likely be chosen to marry the Crown Prince—while Nor remained behind, unable to ever set foot on land.

Then Zadie is gravely injured, and Nor is sent to Ilara in her place. To Nor’s dismay, her future husband, Prince Ceren, is as forbidding and cold as his home—a castle carved into a mountain and devoid of sunlight. And as she grows closer to Ceren’s brother, the charming Prince Talin, Nor uncovers startling truths about a failing royal bloodline, a murdered queen… and a plot to destroy the home she was once so eager to leave.

In order to save her people, Nor must learn to negotiate the treacherous protocols of a court where lies reign and obsession rules. But discovering her own formidable strength may be the one move that costs her everything: the crown, Varenia and Zadie. 

One of my favorite authors is Abbi Glines. I stumbled upon her years ago when I received by very first NOOK.

Released on August 20th, 2019

Making A Play 

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Ryker Lee is finally enjoying his senior year—he has great friends, hangs out with hot girls, and is on track to get a football scholarship that will set him up for college. Despite this, a small part of him wonders if there’s more to life than parties and meaningless hookups—and if football even means as much to him as it does to his fellow teammates. And when he meets the new girl at school, his world totally changes…

Aurora McClay is new to Lawton. She’s grateful that her twin brother, Hunter, is star of the football team and can help her adjust to her new school, but she’s not grateful at how overprotective he is over every person she meets. Just because she is deaf does not mean people have to treat her differently. When she meets Ryker Lee, the two of them spark an instant and intense chemistry, one that proves to be controversial not only because of Ryker’s reputation as a player, but also because of Aurora and Hunter’s father’s bigoted views about who Aurora can and can’t date.

Aurora and Ryker know in their hearts that they are meant for each other. But can their relationship endure the turmoil of rumors and prejudice? 


The last book that I am going to share with you is Say You Still Love Me by K.A. Tucker. I have only read one book from her and I absolutely LOVED it. So I am super excited to read this.

Released on August 6th, 2019

Say You Still Love Me 

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Life is a mixed bag for Piper Calloway.

On the one hand, she’s a twenty-nine-year-old VP at her dad’s multibillion-dollar real estate development firm, and living the high single life with her two best friends in a swanky downtown penthouse. On the other hand, she’s considered a pair of sexy legs in a male-dominated world and constantly has to prove her worth. Plus, she’s stuck seeing her narcissistic ex-fiancé—a fellow VP—on the other side of her glass office wall every day.

Things get exponentially more complicated for Piper when she runs into Kyle Miller—the handsome new security guard at Calloway Group Industries, and coincidentally the first love of her life.

The guy she hasn’t seen or heard from since they were summer camp counsellors together. The guy from the wrong side of the tracks. The guy who apparently doesn’t even remember her name.

Piper may be a high-powered businesswoman now, but she soon realizes that her schoolgirl crush is not only alive but stronger than ever, and crippling her concentration. What’s more, despite Kyle’s distant attitude, she’s convinced their reunion isn’t at all coincidental, and that his feelings for her still run deep. And she’s determined to make him admit to them, no matter the consequences. 


I really hope you enjoyed my weekend book haul. I am hoping to go to another book haul out Moon Township today for their big book sale!

Stay tuned and Keep reading!



2 thoughts on “Bookstores and Books

  1. Might have to check out crown of coral & pearls!


    1. I think you will love it! I have it now if you want to borrow it.


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