We kick things off on Tuesday, May 2 with a review of The Island Villa by Sarah Morgan. This women's fiction story about an estranged family is one of my favorites this year. Get ready for secrets, betrayal, redemption, and heart-tugging reconciliations. FYI: If you buy the UK versions of Morgan's books, be aware that this one has a different title - Summer Wedding - and cover but is the same story.
Wednesday, May 3 brings a tour review of The Bride Wore White by Amanda Quick. This page-turner takes readers back to 1930's California for romance, unexpected surprises, and a twisty murder mystery.
Santa will be back with a review of Happy Place by Emily Henry on Thursday, May 4. Santa says this one is about "second chances and found families, salty sea air and lobster rolls, firepits and being wrapped in warmth of life long friendships."
I'll be sharing my thoughts about Falling Hard for the Royal Guard by Megan Clawson on Friday, May 5. If you're into all things royal - or even if you aren't - this is a present-day story set within the Tower of London. Who knew people actually live there? I didn't. But, guess what? The author does; she lives there herself!
Hellie returns Monday, May 8 with a Top Dish review of Courage in the Storm by Laurel Blount. It's Hellie's first book by this Amish romance author but she says it definitely won't be her last.
I eagerly anticipate each new book in Suzanne Ferrell's Neptune's Five, WWII romantic suspense series. The newest, Cornered, takes our secret team of spy chasers to Morocco in another fast-paced, suspenseful story with a strong romantic thread. I gobbled it up in one night. Stop by on Tuesday, May 9 to read my full review of Cornered.
Join me on Monday, May 15 for a review of The Garden of Lost Secrets by Kelly Bowen. I loved Bowen's The Paris Apartment and am eager to read her newest dual timeline story, set in the 1940's and present day.
If you enjoyed the movie Encanto (I adored it), you'll want to check out my review of The Enchanted Hacienda by J.C. Cervantes on Tuesday, May 16. This magical, coming-of-age story features romance, family, discovering your worth, and finding your true calling, even if you're closing in on thirty before it happens.
Stop by on Wednesday, May 17 for a review of Summer Reading by Jenn McKinlay. She's a chef with dyslexia who avoids the library at all costs. He's a bookworm on a quest to find his father. Both find themselves on Martha's Vineyard for the summer. Will it be a hot summer fling or a forever love?
Friday, May 19 brings a review of Summer on Sunshine Bay by Debbie Mason. This multi-generation story of family, romance, reunions, breakups, and happily ever afters had me laughing out loud, wiping away tears, drooling all over my Kindle (the food!), and sighing with heart-tugging delight.
The Viscount Who Vexed Me by Julia London is in the spotlight on Tuesday, May 23. Stop by to read a review of this third historical romance in London's A Royal Match series. I'm loving this series and eager to dive into this newest installment about a shy, newly-minted Viscount and his correspondence secretary.
The Duchess Takes a Husband by Harper St. George is the fourth book in her Gilded Age Heiresses series. This one features a widowed American heiress (I've been anticipating her story since book one) and the illegitimate son of an earl who also co-owns an infamous gambling den. I'll be sharing my thoughts on Wednesday, May 24.
A tour review of Marrying Off Morgan McBride by Amy Barry will round out the month on Monday, May 30. This historical romcom features a mail-order bride and the Montana "husband" who didn't send for her and isn't expecting her. He has his little sister to thank for that.
That's it so far for the merry month of May.
What are you looking forward to this month?
Four randomly chosen people who post a comment before 11:00 PM, May 3 will each receive a package of books from my stash.
*Must be 18
I am looking forward to more good reads! I can't wait for a review of Summer Reading.ReplyDelete
I'm looking forward to reading it. I enjoy Jenn McKinlay's writing.Delete
Always lots of good reads! My youngest just had a birthday and now my oldest has one in a few days. I planned them both for spring and it worked lol.ReplyDelete
Good planning! :)Delete
Looking forward to any new contemp romances coming out, warmer weather, and an overnight trip with friends.ReplyDelete
A beautiful May filled with celebrations. My 53rd anniversary and my grandson's birthday. My son's anniversary.ReplyDelete
I am definitely looking forward to reading these books. I'm trying to be patient with this weather, really hoping for sunshine and warmer days so I can relax and read on my front porch!ReplyDelete
I love reading outside! And front porches are among my favorite places.Delete
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I am looking forward to enjoying long walks, sitting in the backyard reading and beautiful days filled with sunshine.ReplyDelete
I just came in from reading on the pool deck. So relaxing.Delete
My son is driving me to visit relatives I have not seen for a long time. A road trip with my son, what a lovely thing. The weather here in Austin is generally really nice in May. And the Amanda Quick book - that series is an addictive bunch of books.ReplyDelete
I hope you have a lovely visit. Enjoy your road trip with your son too!Delete
I've been hearing so much about Happy Place by Emily Henry, that I may have to dive into that one. Summer Reading also looks like a timely book for me :-)ReplyDelete
Santa has a lot of good things to say about Happy Place.Delete
Oh, I can't wait for Morgan McBride's book!! That looks hilarious! I loved the first in the series. Junebug was a RIOT. And yes, I adored Courage in the Storm. (I had to go and find the first in the series...and I read it over the weekend. JUST AS AWESOME. That woman is going on my autobuy list, I think.ReplyDelete
I haven't read the first book yet but this one looked like so much fun.Delete
And I'm definitely going to try Laurel Blount.Delete
So many great books! I loved Happy Place and I’m really looking forward to The Duchess Takes a HusbandReplyDelete
I'm eager to read The Duchess Takes a Husband. I've loved the other books in the series.Delete
I’ve only read 3 of the authors you listed.ReplyDelete
May: babysitting, 1500+ mile drive, yard work then gearing up for family get together June 14th. I’m sure the month will fly by. Hoping for sunny days! Lots of stormy weather in April in SE Florida.
Oops! My comment Laurie Gommermann. johns lake at usa dot comDelete
Safe travels! Last week's weather was crazy. We were lucky at our house but some not too far from us had 6 inches of hail!Delete
I am looking forward to all these great titles coming out this month. I have such a backlog of books to read including one by Jenn McKay entitled Wait For It. On hold in my public library and on Libby for the new Emily Henry book and trying to fit everything in. Sometimes I wish I was a speed reader!ReplyDelete
Hi PJ. I just started Happy Place and it's getting my emotions already!ReplyDelete
Courage in the Storm looks enticing. Looking forward to reading your review. I am looking forward to wrapping up school in May and then beginning summer vacations. I feel so burned out.ReplyDelete
I am looking to reading The Bride Wore White! Love her books and this is a great series.ReplyDelete
A nice selection of books for this month, especially the historical books. Amanda Quick is a favorite and I enjoy Julia London's books. Mail order bride books are favorites. Courage In The Storm looks like it will be good. I enjoy Amish set books. My granddaughter introduced me to Canto which I thoroughly enjoyed. I will definitely be looking for the "adult" version, The Enchanted Hacienda. There have been such wonderful WWII set books coming out lately and The Garden Of Lost Secrets sounds like a good addition. For contemporary books, Debbie Mason's is sure to be good. She writes enjoyable books. One of my favorite genre, suspense/intrigue, has one lonely entry, but it sounds like a good one.ReplyDelete
So many good books!! I’m looking forward to reading Debbie Mason’s new book. Sarah Morgan’s new book just landed on my kindle!!ReplyDelete
I love Amanda Quick (JAK) books, I have some catching up to do!ReplyDelete
Debbie Mason's book!!!ReplyDelete
And since I have had my cataract surgery and seeing better!!!
I'm looking forward to reading Summer Reading by Jenn McKinlay and Summer on Sunshine Bay by Debbie Mason and The Island Villa by Sarah Morgan the rest sound good, I'm also looking forward to getting my other eye cateract out so I can see better hopeing for next week the right eye surgery went well.ReplyDelete
In May I’m looking forward to celebrating Mother’s Day and my sister’s birthday. I will also be spending Memorial Day with my daughter’s family.ReplyDelete
So many wonderful authors with books out this month! Julia London, Debbie Mason are two favorites.
Those all sound excellent! Looking forward to these and more this month!ReplyDelete