This is the final chapter of “Donna’s Adventures in Water”! *does her happy dance* The landlord finally sent the plumber again and this time he should not have to come back. Now, I can resume my regular schedule and go back to slouching on the couch with my books.
∧ Then ∧ The Little French Guesthouse, Helen Pollard
Sun, croissants and fine wine. Nothing can spoil the perfect holiday. Or can it?
When Emmy Jamieson arrives at La Cour des Roses, a beautiful guesthouse in the French countryside, she can’t wait to spend two weeks relaxing with boyfriend Nathan. Their relationship needs a little TLC and Emmy is certain this holiday will do the trick. But they’ve barely unpacked before he scarpers with Gloria, the guesthouse owner’s cougar wife.
Rupert, the ailing guesthouse owner, is shell-shocked. Feeling somewhat responsible, and rather generous after a bottle (or so) of wine, heartbroken Emmy offers to help. Changing sheets in the gîtes will help keep her mind off her misery.
Thrust into the heart of the local community, Emmy suddenly finds herself surrounded by new friends. And with sizzling hot gardener Ryan and the infuriating (if gorgeous) accountant Alain providing welcome distractions, Nathan is fast becoming a distant memory.
Fresh coffee and croissants for breakfast, feeding the hens in the warm evening light; Emmy starts to feel quite at home. But it would be madness to walk away from her friends, family, and everything she’s ever worked for, to take a chance on a place she fell for on holiday – wouldn’t it?
I finished this book last Friday and I am still in La Cour Des Roses. I don’t want this holiday to end. This book is my summer crush. I already asked for the physical copy as a birthday gift. The review will be published on June 2nd.
≈ Now ≈ Portmanteau, Paul T. Beardow
The First Harry Macadam Novel: After a body is pulled from the river Aire, what seemed like a straightforward missing person’s search becomes something much more dangerous for psychic investigator Harry Macadam.
Harry and his team from the Portmanteau Investigations Agency are rapidly drawn into a web of intrigue and find themselves being watched by both the police as well as a darker, more mysterious adversary.
The hunt for the missing woman leads them towards a criminal underworld that few people know about. Anyone that gets close to the truth doesn’t live to tell and a similar fate awaits an unknowing Harry as he uses his uncanny mental abilities to peel away layer after layer of secrets and lies.
To prevail against the utter evil that lurks in the shadows around him, Harry must not only discover a horror beyond anything he could imagine, but also confront the demons that hide inside him.
For Harry has his own secrets. Ones that he himself doesn’t even understand the full truth of and on those hidden truths rest the fates of dozens of souls.
Who is the real danger? The killer that he seeks, or Harry himself?
I really like the writing and the humor in this book. As a grammar (and general) freak, some errors irked me, but it has not distracted me from the story. I have lots of questions that need answers, so I hope to finish it tomorrow or Thursday.
∨ Next ∨ The Last Billable Hour, Susan Wolfe
Welcome to the Silicon Valley law firm of Tweedmore & Slyde, where multimillion-dollar deals are the order of the day, ambition runs high, and stabbing a colleague in the back could be taken all too literally.
T&S is a hot firm making a bid to be a major national player when Leo Slyde—the company’s chief rainmaker, its king of the “billable hour”—is found stabbed to death in his corner office. It falls to T&S’s brightest, most unjustifiably insecure young associate Howard Rickover to conduct a risky “inside job” for homicide detective Sarah Nelson. But can Howard flush out a wily murderer among lawyers who do not make it their practice to be caught unprepared—and still keep up with an associate’s impossible workload?
Does that make sense if I tell you I love the word “billable” and that it is the reason I was attracted to this book? First, it screams Lawyers In The Room. If you’ve been around for some time, you might already know I can’t resist stories involving lawyers. Secondly, “billable” is a word I use for pronunciation exercises and I think it is one of my favorite words. In brief, this book was waiting for me.
Have you read any of those books? What are you reading this week?
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