3/27/20

Sea Glass Cottage





The Sea Glass Cottage by RaeAnne Thayne. Ontario: HQN, 2020. 376 pages. ****

Olivia Harper is a witness to a crime and is having a difficult time moving forward from this horrific event. When Olivia's mother falls off of a ladder and requires her help, Olivia must overcome her fears and return to her hometown. Revisiting a place she couldn't wait to leave, Olivia is reminded of the friends, love, betrayal, and heartbreak left behind. Running her mother's plant business, Harper Hill Home & Garden, gives Olivia a new appreciation of the hard work and time required to keep a small business afloat. It doesn't help that her mother is the guardian of teenage Caitlin who seems to be belligerent and rude to everyone especially Olivia. Everyone has something to hide and secrets to be kept including handsome Cooper Vance, her sister's best friend and the brother of Melody, Olivia's best friend.

An easy to read book of friendship, love, and secrets. The story of each character and their connectiveness unfolds logically and it is easy to get lost in the story. I am reading this ARC while under a voluntary isolation (due to coronavirus) and it is the perfect story to escape from local and world news. I thoroughly enjoyed the characters and story line. Cape Sanctuary seems like the perfect place to visit and live, it's the town where everyone helps and looks out for each other. The perfect book for summer and beach reading.

I received an ecopy for review. 

New York Times bestselling author RaeAnne Thayne finds inspiration in the beautiful northern Utah mountains where she lives with her family. Her books have won numerous honors, including six RITA Award nominations from Romance Writers of America and Career Achievement and Romance Pioneer awards from RT Book Reviews.

For more information: https://www.raeannethayne.com

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3/18/20

The Other Mrs.


The Other Mrs. by Mary Kubica. Ontario, ParkRow Books, 2020. 364 pages. ****

Sadie and Will Foust have inherited a house on a tiny coastal island in Maine. Will's sister committed suicide and left him her house and teenage daughter. Moving is a culture shock for Sadie and her two sons, especially living with sixteen year old, Imogene. When a neighbor is murdered and the investigating officer confronts Sadie as to where she and Will were on the night in question, Sadie begins to question all of the people in her life including her son and husband. Someone is lying and Sadie begins to question her own sanity.

I love psychological thrillers and this one is no exception. Kubica weaves a wicked tale of evil and manipulation. Told in alternating voices, the reader is left to guess as to how and whom those voices belong to. I read this book in one day while self-isolating during the coronavirus pandemic. It is great escapism and engrossing enough to forget everything else. Netflix has made a deal for The Other Mrs. Details at https://deadline.com/2019/03/netflix-the-other-mrs-movie-deal-mary-kubica-1202579365/

I received an ecopy for a review.

Mary Kubica Mary Kubica is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of five novels. A former high school history teacher, Mary holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, in History and American Literature. She lives outside of Chicago with her husband and two children. Her first novel THE GOOD GIRL was an Indie Next pick in August of 2014, received a Strand Critics Nomination for Best First Novel and was a nominee in the Goodreads Choice Awards in Debut Goodreads Author and in Mystery & Thriller for 2014. Mary’s novels have been translated into over thirty languages and have sold over two million copies worldwide. For more info, https://marykubica.com.

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3/2/20

2020 Monthly Color Challenge - March




March - Oriole (Orange)








To download March's pattern, go to Pattern by Jen's Blog. I love this color combination and contrast. My Tula Pink black and white is playing nicely with each month's color. 



Make sure you trim your sections to the sizes specified. Best Press in my spray bottle from Amazon helps!


I have a group of friends who meet often to sew together at my house and one of my friends contributed this holder for the ironing board. It is available from Amazon and I highly recommend it. No more spray starch rolling off of the ironing board.


Jen demonstrates an easy way to make several flying geese at one time. Go to her websites for hints and a tutorial to make this month's block.



I like it!


I have done the Monthly Color Challenge for the last three years and I think this one is my favorite!


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