Friday, March 3, 2023

Coming Attractions & Giveaway - - March 2023


March has arrived and it's coming in with a plethora of great new books. I'm having a lot of fun reading new titles from favorite authors as well as intriguing stories from new, and new to me, authors and looking forward to sharing my thoughts with you. Here are the books - and a few giveaways - already scheduled for March. 

Kicking things off on Monday, March 6 will be my review of Forget What You Know by Christina Dodd. Combining quirky characters, edge-of-the-seat suspense, Dodd's impeccably placed humor, and surprising twists I did not see coming, this book kept me eagerly flipping pages until 3:00 AM. 

On Tuesday, March 7 I'll be sharing my thoughts about The House on Mulberry Street by Jeannie Chin. This third book in Chin's Blue Cedar Falls series features youngest Wu sister, Elizabeth and her best friend, Graham in a friends-to-lovers romance that brings this heart-tugging series to a satisfying conclusion.

Stop by Wednesday, March 8 for a sneak-peek excerpt from What Happens in the Ballroom by Sabrina Jeffries. This second book in the Designing Debutantes series about three sisters features military widow Eliza and her late husband's best friend, Nathaniel, the Earl of Foxstead. Come for the excerpt, stay for the fun prize package including a print ARC of What Happens in the Ballroom

Santa joins us on Thursday, March 9 with her review of Sweet Pea Summer by Alys Murray. Be sure to stop by to read what she has to say about this reunion romance.

Lori Matthews is back with another high-octane romantic suspense story in her Callahan Security series. This one kept me reading late into the night. Check out my review of Cease and Desist on Friday, March 10

Stop by Monday, March 13 to read Santa's thoughts about Artfully Yours by Joanna Lowell, a Victorian romance featuring a "lordly art critic and a lady forger." I'm intrigued! 

Wednesday, March 15
brings a sneak-peak excerpt from Mermaid Beach, the upcoming 7th book in Sheila Roberts' popular Moonlight Harbor series, and an ARC giveaway. I've read this entire series and while Moonlight Harbor fans will no doubt enjoy cameo appearances by favorite characters, readers new to this Oregon beach town should absolutely be able to enjoy this three-generation story on its own.

Santa is back on Monday, March 20 with a review of A Spinster's Guide to Danger and Dukes by Manda Collins. This newest title from Collins offers a satisfying blend of mystery and romance and according to Santa is one of Collins' best yet. I agree!

Tuesday, March 28 brings my review of What Happens in the Ballroom by Sabrina Jeffries. (Don't miss the excerpt and ARC giveaway on March 8!). I've been reading this author for years and I'm happy to say that this one is right up there among my all-time Jeffries favorites.  

That's our March schedule so far but I'm still reading so you might want to check back periodically for updates. 

What are you looking forward to this month?

What are you currently reading?

Has spring made an appearance at your house yet or are you still snuggled under a cozy blanket in front of a roaring fire...or an efficient heater?

Spring cleaning has begun here and I have four packages of books looking for new homes. Post a comment before 11:00 PM, March 5 for a chance to win one of them.

*U.S. Only

*Must be 18


  1. Patricia Bennett BarberMarch 3, 2023 at 12:46 PM

    Grass is turning green and lots of
    A\C on also here in southwest Georgia

  2. I'm looking forward to Forget what you Know!! I'm currently reading The Shadow Man by Helen Fields and really enjoying it. I live in PA and cannot complain about the weather. I think we had one snow storm all year and lots of breaking records for highs!

  3. Looking forward to spring and my birthday!

  4. It's still cold here. It doesn't feel like spring, but I do have flowers in bloom, and it helps me enjoy this time of year. I'm looking forward to The White Lady by Jacqueline Winspear. She's not a romance author, but I've enjoyed her Maisie Dobbs series.

  5. Looking forward to Sheila Roberts andd Alys Murray and yes still snuggling under a blanket and reading.

  6. I see the greens of some daffodils poking up, but it's gotten colder in the last few days so springs arrival is slowing down.
    I'm reading Brend Joyce's Masters of Time series - I'm on th 2nd book Dark Rival.

  7. The new Christina Dodd and the new Sharon Sala. I'm sure there are many more, but these are the two off the top of my head!!! The weather is up and down in Miss., hot and stormy, then cold!! Thanks for the great giveaway.

  8. I’m looking forward to Sabrina Jeffries and Sheila Roberts and Manda Collins.
    I read my first book by Dee Stewart -Fighting For Brielle. Exciting! She definitely captured my attention. I want to read more of her work.
    Also, I discovered Erin Nicholas. I enjoyed her sense of humor in 4 Weddings and A Swampboat Tour and Sealed With A Kiss.
    I’m currently reading Valerie Bowman.
    Weather’s been toasty in SE FL. Sunny and beautiful! All 4 of my children are coming down to FL this next week. I’m very excited as we haven’t been all together since October 2018.

  9. Daffodils are peaking out. Warm a few days then a cold snap!

  10. Spring has definitely come to my area of Texas. We got our veggie & herb garden mostly planted this weekend. We've already had our first 90F day though, I hope the weather people predicting El Nino are correct! I'm looking forward to getting doctor's permission to start moving around without the big boot now that I'm almost 6 weeks out from surgery. :-)

  11. Really looking forward to the review of The House on Mulberry Street by Jeannie Chin! I’m really enjoying that series — Jeannie Chin is quickly becoming one of my favorite contemporary romance authors

  12. The House on Mulberry Street by Jeannie Chin and A Spinster's Guide to Danger and Dukes by Manda Collins are two that I am looking forward to. I am currently reading Pudding Up With Murder by Julia Buckley which takes place during the spring and it is definitely feeling like spring here in NW Florida.

  13. My family and I spent the past week in Siesta Key, FL. It was lovely and warm! We’re driving back to winter in WI as I type this…Thank goodness I can cozy up with my blanket and a good book when I get home.

  14. Spring has arrived with temps in the 60's and lovely sunshine. I am reading The Hidden Palace by Dinah Jefferies. March is a busy month filled with granddaughters' birthday and d-i-l as well as sister. Fun and busy month.

  15. Reading has been wonderful filled with a variety of novels which are captivating. The Italian Girls by Debbie Rix, Girl in Ice by Erica Ferencik, and many more. After an easy winter we have Spring which is beautiful and ideal for walks.

  16. Looking forward to Sheila Roberts and Sabrina Jeffries books especially. Three days freezing, three days of AC on over and over. Good time to catch a cold to add to the allergies of the season. I will miss winter but I enjoy the daffodils of spring.

    1. Hi, my friend, Good luck.

    2. I just entered another one in response to a review. Sounds like a good read. Fingers crossed! Thanks for the tip.

  17. Our computer is locked up and I just borrowed a laptop to try and catch up. There are several of my favorite authors who have books listed above. Christina Dodd, Sabrina Jeffries, and Sheila Roberts are always winners.
    Next up for me to read is THE CONFIDANTE by Christopher C. Gorham. A little different from my usual, but will satisfy my history interest.
    The daffodils have been in full bloom for weeks and the trees are in bloom or starting to push out leaves. My rose bushes have small leaves. It has been in the 70's but we will have a frost or freeze this week. Since we moved here, March has been the month for the biggest snow storms. We'll see what happens this year. We had terrible winds last week.
    Patricia Barraclough

  18. Ooooh there are a bunch this month that sounds so good. Thanks