Katiebird’s Favorite Fall Reads

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I hope everyone is well and enjoying a good book! I wanted to share some of my favorite reads from this fall, and share what I am looking forward to reading this winter.

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Book Beginnings on Fridays…

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Book Beginnings on Fridays is a meme hosted by Rose City Reader. A couple of Fridays a month, I will share the first sentence (or so) of the book I am currently reading, along with my initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires.

The Marriage Pact by Michelle Richmond. I am about midway through the book right now, and honestly it’s been quite a ride so far. If you are married or have been married, this book will make you think and feel things that you may love, hate or maybe both.

In this relentlessly paced novel of psychological suspense, New York Times bestselling author Michelle Richmond crafts an intense and shocking tale that asks: How far would you go to protect your marriage?

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Katiebird’s Mid Year Favorites of 2017

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Can you believe it!?! We are halfway through 2017.  I wanted to share my favorite reads and would love to know what have been your favorites of 2017 so far…

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Katiebird Reviews After All by Karina Halle

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After All by Karina Halle

– A fake relationship? √
– Lovers-to-enemies-to-lovers? √
– A one-night stand turned into a lie of epic proportions? √
AFTER ALL hits all the requirements for the PERFECT SUMMER ROMANCE

Fun, light & sexy as sin, this STANDALONE contemporary romance from the NYT and USA Today bestselling author of The Pact and Before I Ever Met You, will make you laugh, blush and swoon your heart out.

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Blog Tour / Giveaway – Black Tie Optional: Wild Wedding #1 by Ann Marie Walker

The Proposal meets Two Weeks
Notice
 in Ann Marie Walker’s 

new standalone romantic comedy, Black
Tie Optional!

 

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Katiebird Reviews Buns (Hudson Valley, Book 3) by Alice Clayton

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Buns (Hudson Valley series) by Alice Clayton 

Clara Morgan is living the dream, if you can call rebranding hotels that are desperate for a new life and running any kind of marathon a dream. Which she does. But the career she loves and the endurance races that keep her adrenaline pumping have kept her too busy to put down any roots. Growing up in foster care, she’s never been able to establish traditions of her own, which may be why she’s fascinated by the rituals that generations-old family resorts are known for. She’s especially interested in the Bryant Mountain House, and not just for their secret recipe for the yummy, gooey, can’t-get-enough-of Hot Cross Buns….

Archie Bryant, the man with the Buns, is fifth generation and one-day-owner of the charming yet run-down Bryant Mountain House in Bailey Falls, New York. He’s determined to save his family’s legacy from the wrecking ball the old-fashioned way—by gritting his teeth and doing what needs to be done. There’s no way Archie will be influenced by the new hotel branding expert his father brought in to turn one hundred and fifty years of tradition on its head just to attract a faster, younger, slicker crowd. But when some of Clara’s ideas start bringing in new, paying customers, Archie can’t deny that she may have just given him a shot at keeping his resort open.

It’s sticky, it’s messy, it’s sweet, it’s Buns.

Of the three books in this series, the main characters, Archie and Clara, in this book, have the most emotional baggage to me. I was already invested because my affection for the other books, so I went into this happy to be back in Hudson Valley.

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