Stacking the Shelves #57!

Posted September 10, 2022 by WendyW in Blogging, Book Blog Meme, bookblogger / 37 Comments

Stacking The Shelves is a meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews and ReadingReality all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts, and of course ebooks! And audiobooks. Don’t forget audiobooks!

I’m pretty happy with the books I got this week!


Publication Date: March 21, 2023

I loved her previous book, From the Jump, so I’m happy to get her newest book.

Synopsis: The Westing Game meets Sweet Home Alabama in The Only Game in Town, in which an eccentric millionaire’s fortune could change one woman’s life forever…if only she can win it!

Nothing ever changes in Redford, Georgia. It’s part of what freelance editor Jess Reid loves about her hometown—and part of what keeps her from ever leaving, no matter how much she might want to. That, and her relationship with her father, a car mechanic who raised her on his own after her mom left town. Jess is resigned to a safe, unremarkable existence…until Jasper Wilhelm, the town’s eccentric benefactor, dies suddenly and leaves behind the opportunity of a lifetime.

Carter Wilhelm has been too busy working long hours as a financial advisor to visit Redford, but he’s heard countless stories about the town and its zany residents from his grandfather. A small, insular town in Georgia is the last place Carter expects to be spending his summer—but it seems his grandfather had other plans….

Because Jasper had one final trick up his sleeve. At his funeral, it’s revealed that he’s left his entire fortune to the people of Redford—but they’ll have to compete for it. Jasper has devised a massive, high-stakes game consisting of several team challenges, with the winning duo taking home the prize. The catch? He’s already taken the liberty of pairing them up.

But as tensions—of both the competitive and romantic variety—rise between Jess and Carter, and the life-changing prize grows closer, the two must decide what they’re willing to risk for the chance at a fortune. A love story full of spirit and hijinks, The Only Game in Town is a funny, quirky homage to the people we get to call home.

Publication Date: August 30, 2022

I saw a review for this here on Carla @ Carlalovestoread blog, and she just raved at how good it is, so I requested it on NetGalley and here it is!

Synopsis: 1863: In a small Creole cottage in New Orleans, an ingenious young Black woman named Stella embroiders intricate maps on repurposed cloth to help enslaved men flee and join the Union Army. Bound to a man who would kill her if he knew of her clandestine activities, Stella has to hide not only her efforts but her love for William, a Black soldier and a brilliant musician.

Meanwhile, in New York City, a Jewish woman stitches a quilt for her husband, who is stationed in Louisiana with the Union Army. Between abolitionist meetings, Lily rolls bandages and crafts quilts with her sewing circle for other soldiers, too, hoping for their safe return home. But when months go by without word from her husband, Lily resolves to make the perilous journey South to search for him.

As these two women risk everything for love and freedom during the brutal Civil War, their paths converge in New Orleans, where an unexpected encounter leads them to discover that even the most delicate threads have the capacity to save us. Loosely inspired by the authors’ family histories, this stunning novel will stay with readers for a long time.

Publication Date: March 23, 2023

This was all about the cover 🙂

Synopsis: Will a big-city veterinarian give this small town—and the single dad who’s caught her heart—a chance?

Veterinarian Harlow Jones knew returning to small-town life, even temporarily, would be a disaster. She just never guessed it would start that way—with her car skidding off the road outside Mistletoe, Maine. And while her rescuer is both charming and handsome, Harlow isn’t about to get involved with a local. She’s in town for one reason only—to pay off her vet school bills—and then she’s back to her real life in Seattle.

Nick Keegan knows all about unexpected, life-altering detours. He lost his wife in the blink of an eye, and he’s spent the years since being the best single dad he can be. He’s also learned not to take anything for granted, so when sparks start to fly with Harlow, Nick is all in. He senses Harlow feels it too, but she insists romance isn’t on her agenda. He’ll have to pull out all the stops to show her that love is worth changing the best-laid plans.

Publication Date: March 7, 2023

I read her previous book and liked it.

Synopsis: In April Asher’s next Supernatural Singles novel, Not Your Ex’s Hexes, a one-night-stand between a willful witch and a broody half-demon conjures an adventure that wouldn’t be complete without several magical mishaps.

For her entire life, Rose Maxwell trained to become the next Prima on the Supernatural Council. Now that she’s stepped down, it’s time for this witch to focus on herself. And not think about her impulsive one-night stand with Damian Adams, a half-Demon Veterinarian who she can’t get out of her head. Neither of them is looking for a relationship. But when Rose is sentenced to community service at Damian’s animal sanctuary it becomes impossible for them to ignore their sparking attraction. A friends-with-benefits, no feelings, no strings arrangement works perfectly for them both.

After a sequence of dead-end jobs, it’s not until Rose tangos with two snarly demons that she thinks she’s finally found her path. However, this puts Damian back on the periphery of a world he thought he left behind. He doesn’t approve of Rose becoming a Hunter, but if there’s one thing he’s learned about the stubborn witch, it was telling her not to do something was one sure-fire way to make sure she did.

Working—and sleeping—together awakens feelings Damian never knew he had…and shouldn’t have. Because thanks to his ex’s hex, if he falls in love, he’ll not only lose his heart—but his humanity.

That’s all I have for this week. Have you read any of these books? What’s on your list to read? Comment below!

37 responses to “Stacking the Shelves #57!

  1. I plan to read Winter Orphans as soon as I finish Love on the Brain and probably read a book received from author simultaneously.

  2. Ooooo. The Thread Collectors sounds interesting, so does Not Your Ex’s Hexes. I hope you like all of these. I look forward to reading your reviews. 😀

  3. Not Your Ex’s Hexes caught my eye right away. I am sure I would like that one! The Only Game in Town looks good too. They all do really! I hope you enjoy your new books and have a great week!

  4. Some good looking books here Wendy! And I have Thread Collectors on my TBR too but didn’t request it because I had too many to finish around that same publish date. I’ll just wait a bit. 🙂 Thanks for the visits.

  5. Janette

    The thread collectors sounds brilliant. Definitely one for me to check out. Love your new books this week

  6. I requested the Belle Calhoune book, but I am not approved by Forever very often. I shall see. I hope you enjoy all your new additions, Wendy.