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!
This haul is for the last two weeks.
This one just sounded good to me.
Synopsis: Pre-order the brand new page-turner from the bestselling author of The Life You Left Behind.
‘When the world says “give up”, hope whispers, “try it one more time”.’
Callie’s always been the least ambitious of her sisters but also the happiest, until fate snaps her fiance before they can say I do.
One year later, she is still putting her life back together, but she might be ready for more. With so much life left to live, she has to find a way to be happy.
Nathan knows not everyone gets a second chance at life and he’s not going to waste his. He’s left the city behind, moved to Cornwall and is starting over. When he meets a beautiful woman at the beach it feels like fate, but her heart belongs to someone else.
Could Callie and Nathan be just what the other needs?
I liked the look of this bookish book.
Synopsis: The stunning and charming new novel from the bestselling author of Rosie’s Travelling Tea Shop!
A bundle of mysterious letters. A trip to Venice. A journey she’ll never forget.
When Luna loses her beloved mother, she’s bereft: her mother was her only family, and without her Luna feels rootless. Then the chance discovery of a collection of letters in her mother’s belongings sends her on an unexpected journey.
Following a clue in the letters, Luna packs her bags and heads to Venice, to a gorgeous but faded bookshop overlooking the canals, hoping to uncover the truth about her mother’s mysterious past.
Will Luna find the answers she’s looking for – and finally find the place she belongs?
I’ve read the previous books in the series. And I just love this cover!
Synopsis: A wedding brings a shocking surprise in New York Times bestselling author Lori Wilde’s newest Moonglow Cove novel. Perfect for fans of Susan Wiggs, Jill Shalvis, and Robyn Carr.
It wasn’t the wedding night she’d expected!
When Samantha said “I do” to Luca Ginelli, she knew she’d found a reliable soulmate—a strong, sexy man who’d stand beside her through thick and thin. And so she’d started her wedding day filled with joyful expectation, only to have her dreams shattered when the man she married years before shocking, unexpectedly, reappears, insisting she was still his wife!
Seven years before, Luca’s brother, Nick, had stubbornly set off in a sailing adventure, ignoring the pleas of his young bride and all common sense. He’d disappeared without a trace; everyone thought he was dead—but now he’s expecting to pick up where they’d left off. He’d once been Samantha’s “lightning strike,”—the person you know is the one from the moment you first see them.
But seven years is a long time and so much has changed. Now Samantha is faced with an impossible choice and no matter which decision she makes, it threatens to shred the very fabric of the one thing she holds most dear—family.
I can’t remember why I requested this one. I think it might be because of the cover.
Synopsis: From National Book Award finalist Adele Griffin, an insightful and warmhearted story of two very different women who make an unexpected connection when one decides to carry a baby for the other.
At I’ll Have Seconds, a high-end fairytale vintage dress shop in Manhattan, Nora Hammond loves nothing better than pairing a rare find with the perfect client.
At home, Nora grapples with the bleaker reality of enormous debt, a tiny apartment, and ever-dwindling hope that she and her husband Jacob will have a family of their own.
When socialite Evelyn Elliot charges into Nora’s life, the women spark an immediate connection, and Nora is jettisoned into the heady whirl of New York’s moneyed elite. As Evelyn’s stylist and confidante, Nora needs to learn all new rules of engagement for the uber-wealthy. But it isn’t until Evelyn decides her next cause is to carry a baby for Nora, that these rules— and this unlikely friendship—are tested.
A contemporary story that celebrates alternative routes to family, The Favor is an incisive examination of what it means to long for a child and what relationships cost us—and what they’re worth.
This looked cute.
Synopsis: The perfect pick me up romcom for fans of Beth O’Leary, Sophie Kinsella and Sophie Ranald!
Sally is a classic romantic and Harry is a classic cynic, but when a drunken bet leads the new flatmates to (badly) recreate ‘the lift’ from Dirty Dancing, and the video goes viral (#EpicRomcomReenactmentFailure), they both realise there’s potential financial benefit in blundering their way through the romcom lexicon for their suddenly vast social media following.
Now, as Harry and Sally bring major romcom moments to new life – including recreating that classic diner scene – their faking it turns to making…out and suddenly they’re living a real life romcom of their own! But like all the greatest love stories, the road to happily ever after is paved with unexpected challenges for this hero and heroine…
Another bookish book! I like the setting and the matchmaker angle.
Synopsis: A young woman with the extraordinary power to bring soulmates together searches for her own true love in this tender, lyrical standalone novel inspired by the “bona fide international hit” (The New York Times Book Review) The Little Paris Bookshop.
In Nina George’s New York Times bestseller The Little Paris Bookshop, beloved literary apothecary Jean Perdu is inspired to create a floating bookstore after reading a seminal, pseudonymous novel about a young woman with a remarkable gift. The Little Village of Book Lovers is that novel.
“Everyone knows me, but none can see me. I am that thing you call Love.”
In a little town in the south of France in the 1960s, a dazzling encounter with Love itself changes the life of little orphan Marie-Jeanne forever.
As a girl, Marie-Jeanne realizes she can see the marks Love has left on the people around her—little glowing lights on the faces and hands that shimmer more brightly when the one meant for them is near. Before long, Marie-Jeanne is playing matchmaker, bringing true loves together in her little town.
As she grows up, she helps her foster father, Francis, begin a mobile library that travels all throughout the many small mountain towns in the region of Nyons, and finds herself bringing soulmates together every place they go—and there are always books that play a pivotal role in that quest. In fact, the only person that she can’t seem to find a soulmate for is herself. She has no glow of her own, though she waits and waits for it to appear. Everyone must have a soulmate, surely—but will Marie-Jeanne be able to recognize hers when Love finally comes to her?
That’s all I have for this week. Have you read any of these books? What’s on your list to read? Comment below!
I just requested three of these Wendy. I love this selection and I hope you enjoy all of them.
The Little Village of Book Lovers looks good. 🙂
I’ve loved every Rebecca Raisin book I’ve read, so I’m curious about the one you got.
Great haul! I hope you will enjoy them.
Thank you, Yvonne!
I haven’t seen any of these but I hope you love them. Looking forward to your thoughts, Wendy!
Thank you, Rachel!
I enjoyed the Traveling Bookshop series so I’m requesting this Rebecca Raisin book. Thanks, Wendy.
It’s an excellent series. I hope you enjoy this one.
The little Venice Bookshop looks so cute!
It does! I’m excited to get to it.
The first one and the Rom-coms in a corner are both on my TBR already, a few others I’ll have to add! Enjoy your new books!
I hope you enjoy them, Lisa!
Interesting titles. I hope you enjoy them.
Thank you, Yesha!
Looks like a good haul! I hope you enjoy all of these when you get to them!
Thank you, Jenni!
Your two bookish themed books caught my eye and could be fun reads. Actually, they all look like fun reads but the bookish ones I might read. 🙂
Have a Happy New Year Wendy!
Thank you, Terrie. I love a bookish book too!
What a lovely selection of books Wendy! The Little Venice bookshop looks especially good (I love Venice)! I hope that you enjoy them all. I look forward to reading your reviews of them.
I love Venice too! Thank you, Jodie!
Great additions! I hope you love them all. Happy New Year!
Thank you, Deanna!
Bookish books are so fun! But, the one that caught my eye was No One Puts RomComs in the Corner, LOL, I loved the movie Dirty Dancing (should I even admit that?!). I hope you enjoy all of these!
I loved Dirty Dancing too! Thank you, Cindy
The Little Village of Book Lovers looks so appealing. Hope you enjoy all these, Wendy. Great haul🙂🙂
Thank you, Mallika!
The Little Village of Books Lovers really appeals. Happy reading, Wendy
Thank you, Cathy!
A great haul Wendy. I hope to read The Little Venice Bookshop too.
Happy New Year!
I hope we both enjoy The Little Venice Bookshop
Great haul! I hope you love all of them!
Thank you, Kristi!
Wonderful haul Wendy! I hope you love them all!🤗📚💜
Thank you, Susan.
A great book haul, I love the look of the shape of your heart 😊
Thank you, Jenny. The Shape of Your Heart looks really good!