Sunday, March 31, 2024

Coming Attractions - - April


If April showers bring May flowers what do April books bring? Just as I thought. Lots of cozy reading on rainy days, cool nights, and warm afternoons. Here's some books to whet your appetite for the month of April. 

Kicking off the month on Monday, April 1 is a review and print copy giveaway of How to End a Love Story by Yulin Kuang. This debut novel by Kuang (she's the adapting screenwriter for Emily Henry's People We Meet on Vacation and writer/director of Henry's Beach Read film) is an emotional roller coaster with - contrary to the title - a happy ending. 

Tuesday, April 2 brings a review and giveaway of Her Duke at Midnight by Wendy LaCapra. This book concludes LaCapra's compelling Mythic Dukes historical romance trilogy.

The highly anticipated Just for the Summer by Abby Jimenez is up next with a review on Wednesday, April 3. This standalone (but with crossover characters from other books) kept me reading late into the night. 

Launching a new series, Janna MacGregor's newest book is an absolute delight. Join me for a review of A Simple Seduction on Thursday, April 4.

Don't forget to stop by on Wednesday, April 10 for an excerpt and ARC giveaway of The Best Life Book Club by Sheila Roberts. This new women's fiction novel will release on May 7.

Thursday, April 11 brings a tour review and giveaway of The Kiss Countdown by Etta Easton. A hot astronaut and the struggling event planner I'd love to be pals with? Yes, please. 

Join me on Tuesday, April 16 for a review of the newest Somerset Lake novel by Annie Rains: The Finders Keepers Library. Wouldn't we all like to have one of those?

Wednesday, April 17 brings a review and giveaway of Christa Comes Out of Her Shell by Abbi Waxman. What happens when an antisocial scientist is tossed into her least favorite place - the spotlight? We'll find out on the 17th. 

I'll be sharing my thoughts about Make You Mine by Nan Reinhardt on Thursday, April 18. I thoroughly enjoyed this first book in Reinhardt's The Walker Family trilogy, part of her popular River's Edge setting.

Don't miss my review of Julie Anne Long's My Season of Scandal on Monday, April 22. This is the newest installment in Long's Palace of Rogue's series. 

Swing by Tuesday, April 23 for my review of The Lady Plays with Fire, book two in Susanna Craig's Goode's Guide to Misconduct historical romance series. 

Harper St. George's The Stranger I Wed launches her new The Doves of New York historical romance series. Stop by Wednesday, April 24 for a review and print giveaway.

I'm looking forward to reading Fake it Till You Make it, a small-town romance by Sierra London. I'll be sharing my thoughts about it on Thursday, April 25.

Wrapping up the month on Friday, April 26 will be a review of Earls Trip, a historical romcom by Jenny Holiday. Lots of chuckles and endearing characters in this one. 

Just to let you know, I'll be out of pocket for most of this month. Nothing to worry about - I'll be visiting family overseas - but I might be a bit scarce here at the blog and online. Also, winners of giveaways (with the exception of How to End a Love Story and The Best Life Book Club) won't be announced until the last week of April. 

I hope you all have a wonderful month. What are you looking forward to in April? 



  1. How exciting to be going overseas to see family! Hope you have a fantastic time.
    Our family is having a reunion in Dallas, Texas. My oldest son set it up. He saw the solar eclipse in 2017 and wanted all of us to experience it too. Hope the weather cooperates.
    Lots of great books for this month. Several authors I’ve enjoyed but also a few new ones.

  2. I'm looking forward to meeting you!

  3. I’m looking forward to reading and gardening!

  4. Patricia Bennett BarberApril 1, 2024 at 11:38 AM

    Annie Rains book and Sheila Roberts book!!!!!

  5. Have a wonderful trip and visit. Your time off is well deserved. I am looking forward to a little getaway of my own. I plan to do nothing but relax and read for a few days and hopefully catch up on some reviews. You have some interesting books lined up for us this month.

  6. I hope you have a wonderful visit with your family, P.J.! My daughter is getting married on April 26th!