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