Sunday, August 18, 2013

Great New Reads

Now that school is back in session, I have to be honest, not a  lot is getting done at my house.  This year is really different for me, as a media specialist my job (until this year) consisted of running the media center and all that entails.  However, this year I am teaching 4 specials (classes) a day, ranging from kindergarten to 3 grade.  It is definitely an adjustment!!!  I am exhausted everyday when I get home, hopefully that will change soon as a I get adjusted to this schedule.  One thing I have been doing is some reading and I have discovered a new author that I really like, Emily March.  Her books are very similar to Robin Carr in a way, the first in the series is Angel's Rest.  These stories take place in the fictional town of Eternity Springs in Colorado with quite a cast of characters.  I  found this entirely by accident when scanning the shelves at the library a few weeks ago.  Luckily the first two of the series were available, the second title is Hummingbird Lake.  I enjoyed these two so much that I purchased the third one for my Nook.

Second in the series, Hummingbird Lake.

Another great book that I just finished is The Irresistible Blueberry Bakeshop & Café.  What made me pick this one up was this  "if you like The Guernsey Literary and Potato Pie Society you will like this one".  Since I liked that book I had to try this one out.  It is really one of those feel good books, the setting is small town Beacon, Maine.  The main character, Ellen travels there to deliver a letter from her recently deceased grandmother to  her first love.  You just know that this is not going to be a simple delivery when on the first page Ellen almost drowns and is rescued by the first love's grandson (although she doesn't know it at the time).  This is just the first of  many encounters Ellen has with Roy while looking for his grandfather and discovering what she really wants out of her life.  A very quick and feel good read.

1 comment:

Bonnie said...

I so enjoyed all the books from Emily March -- but darn, that's a pseudonym for Geralyn Dawson who has written a slew of other romance books. She's got a new book coming out in November. Yippee! I really like the literary society book also. I was sad to realize that the author (main one as her niece finished it for her if I remember correctly) died or is seriously ill. The niece is a well known children's author although I forget which one. I am a retired elementary Media Specialist. I sure understand the exhausted part at the beginning of school year. Retirement is wonderful for adding personal reading and quilting time!