What I Read In January 2019: Including Reese’s Pick Where The Crawdads Sing

 

Here’s my January wrap up of what I read – it was a great month of reading!

 

Beach House Reunion by Mary Alice Monroe

I started this series a couple of summers ago when I needed a book on vacation and I found the first book in the series, The Beach House, free on Amazon Prime (it’s currently back on the Prime free list right now). At the time I only used the Kindle app on my phone, but since finally caved and bought a Kindle Paperwhite. I love books, but I love having a Kindle (I surprised myself). It’s so small and I throw it in my purse to take with me everywhere. I don’t really purchase books for it, I tend to find free ones from Prime but also the Libby app which is a fun new lending library app I discovered recently.

Back to the Beach House series…the setting is the coastal Charleston area, Isle of Palms to be exact. I’ve become attached to the women in this story, the “turtle ladies” and their paths through life. This is a light, easy read – one I needed to start the year off and take me to the beach in January. I highly recommend starting with the first book The Beach House. If you love sea turtles and coastal life, I think you’ll really like these books.

I rated this book 4 stars on Goodreads.

You can read more about or purchase Beach House Reunion on Amazon or add it to your to-read shelf on Goodreads, here.

 

 

The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen

This book really surprised me and held my interest more than I thought it would. It is a domestic thriller with a lot of twists surrounding a dissolved marriage and soon-to-be marriage connected by husband who seems “too good to be true”. 

I rated this book 4 stars on Goodreads.

You can read more about or purchase The Wife Between Us here on Amazon or add it to your to-read shelf on Goodreads, here.

 

 

Winter In Paradise by Elin Hilderbrand

I am a sucker for Elin Hilderbrand books and I love her covers as well, how can one not?

Winter In Paradise is the first book of a new series planned by Hilderbrand, but instead of it taking place in her typical Nantucket setting, this story is set on the island of St. John, which I found intriguing. The story unfolds as a woman, Irene Steele, wakes up to learn her husband has died in a plane crash in the Caribbean. To make things more complicated, she also discovers her husband also had a secret life and second family on St. John. Irene and her two adult sons spend time on the island learning about this secret life and…

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