Wednesday, September 15, 2021

New Books for all you awesome readers out there!

When you have a moment, take a look at some of the new and interesting novels that have crossed my desk in the last couple of months.  You can find little write - ups or shout outs on Instagram @lindsaykinah or the Dew's Facebook page facebook.com/dewonthekudzu.

Some of my favorite authors are here: Patti Callahan, J.T. Ellison, Kristin Harmel, Sally Kilpatrick.  I don't know the other authors but from reading their books, they are soon to be on my favorite's list too!  


Thursday, July 8, 2021

The Other Me by Sarah Zachrich Jeng


An interesting suspense novel that dips into Sci-Fi, but keeps it to the outer edges for the most part.  It's really more of a story of Kelly and how her life suddenly turns upside down.  She has memories of another life, but also fully remembers the one she's currently in.  Does she talk to her husband about this?  Will he think she's crazy?  Is he part of the problem?

 There's a lot of going back in time with her memories and flashbacks on what she might have done better/different, but the writing is smooth and doesn't stagger in spots, as it easily could with this type of novel.

 Altogether, an enjoyable read.

 

Available August 10th.

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Wait for it by Jenn McKinlay


This a sweet romance book about a woman realizing that perhaps she's a bit smother-y in relationships while at the same time trying to help a wounded man - both in mind and body - find his place in life again and begin to live after becoming a recluse.  There's the usual sexual tension, angst-y moments, light humor and HEA that one finds in an enjoyable romantic read.   A good way to while away an afternoon by the pool or beach.

PS - By sweet, I mean the story - there's definitely sexy times in there!

 

Publication Date: August 10

#Berkley Publishers #waitforit #jennmckinlay

 

 

Sunday, June 20, 2021

All Together Now by Matthew Norman

And what lovely item just showed up in my mail..... Matthew Norman's latest novel, All Together Now!!! Once again, Matthew hit one out of the ballpark.  I was instantly pulled into the story and interested in all the characters. It was a very fast, easy read and I tore through the book in a little over a day. (Girl does have to sleep at some point!)
 
What happens when 4 friends reunite after 6 years and one happens to not only be a billionaire, but a dying one?  Read and find out!
 
I have enjoyed Matthew's writing since his very first book, Domestic Violets, and am already looking forward to his next one!
 
 
 Available for purchase NOW.  Click on link to read an excerpt: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/.../all-together-now.../

 



Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Pack Up the Moon by Kristan Higgins

 

This is a gut wrenching story about a husband who is not comfortable in the world and has relied deeply on his wife to make his way through most social interactions.  He loves her deeply and when she dies after a long illness, he not only feels her loss, but loss of living in the world itself.  She was his rudder.

She made a plan before she died, knowing him as she does.  Once a month a letter is delivered to him for the first year after her death.  In the letter is a chore or task, something to pull the husband out of his hiding from the world shell.
 
This book has a lot of emotion in it and I might shy away from it if there was a recent loss.  If you dive in to enjoy a really rich story, expect the tears.
 
Releases June 8, 2021
 
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Every month, a letter. That's what Lauren decides to leave her husband when she finds out she's dying. Each month, she gives Josh a letter containing a task to help him face this first year without her, leading him on a heartrending, beautiful, often humorous journey to find happiness again in this new novel from the New York Times bestselling author Kristan Higgins.
 
Joshua and Lauren are the perfect couple. Newly married, they're wildly in love, each on a successful and rewarding career path. Then Lauren is diagnosed with a terminal illness. 
 
As Lauren's disease progresses, Joshua struggles to make the most of the time he has left with his wife and to come to terms with his future--a future without the only woman he's ever loved. He's so consumed with finding a way to avoid the inevitable ending that he never imagines his life after Lauren.
 
But Lauren has a plan to keep her husband moving forward. A plan hidden in the letters she leaves him. In those letters, one for every month in the year after her death, Lauren leads Joshua on a journey through pain, anger, and denial. It's a journey that will take Joshua from his attempt at a dinner party for family and friends to getting rid of their bed...from a visit with a psychic medium to a kiss with a woman who isn't Lauren. As his grief makes room for laughter and new relationships, Joshua learns Lauren's most valuable lesson: The path to happiness doesn't follow a straight line. 
 
Sometimes heartbreaking, often funny, and always uplifting, this novel from New York Times bestselling author Kristan Higgins illuminates how life's greatest joys are often hiding in plain sight.