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!
Not much of a haul this week.
I liked the look of this historical novel.
Synopsis: Can Lady Philippa Ware forgive the man who once shattered all her youthful dreams? Discover the passionate and heartwarming new novel on the redemptive power of love from New York Times bestselling author Mary Balogh.
Philippa, elder daughter of the Earl of Stratton, grew up eagerly anticipating a glittering debut and a brilliant marriage. Then her brother caught their father out in a clandestine affair and denounced him publicly. The whole family was disgraced, and Philippa’s hopes grew dim, then were fully shattered when she overheard the dashing, handsome Marquess of Roath viciously insult her upon learning of her father’s identity. Only years later does Philippa find the courage to go to London at last to meet the ton. She is an instant success and enjoys a close friendship with the granddaughter of a duke. Only one man can spoil everything for her, but surely he will not be in London this year.
The Duke of Wilby is nearing death and has tasked his grandson and heir, Lucas Arden, Marquess of Roath, with marrying and producing a son before it is too late. Lucas, who usually shuns London, goes there early in the Season in the hope of finding an eligible bride before his grandparents come and find one for him. He is instantly attracted to his sister’s new friend, until that young lady asks a simple question: “Remember me?” And suddenly he does remember her, as well as the reason why the daughter of the Earl of Stratton is the one woman he can never marry—even if his heart tells him she is the only woman he wants.
Unfortunately for Philippa and Lucas, the autocratic duke and his duchess have other ideas and believe them to be perfect for each other. They will simply not take no for an answer. Telling Philippa the full truth is the hardest thing Lucas has ever faced, and the discovery of it will change them both before they discover the healing power of love.
This was a WISH on NetGalley and I got it.
Synopsis: A woman fleeing her disastrous marriage discovers that she is part of a legendary love story that spans lives, years, and continents in this modern-day reimagining of Romeo and Juliet.
When Helene was young, she dreamed of the perfect man and filled her notebooks with stories about him and about love in its purest form. But after a messy divorce, she has let go of such naive fantasies. She has moved to a small town in Alaska, where she is ready to write her novel and build a new life without romance. Fate has other plans, though.
Helene soon meets Sebastien Montague, a handsome fisherman who is her invented hero made flesh, down to the most idiosyncratic details. But how can a man she created possibly exist in the real world?
While Helene tries to discover the truth behind his existence, Sebastien is determined to keep that truth from her, for he is a man scarred by serial tragedy, hiding a secret that has broken his heart time and again. Yet the shadows of the past emerge, endangering Helene and Sebastien’s future before it even begins—and it becomes clear that it won’t be easy to forge a new ending to the greatest love story of all time.
I chose this because of the cover and the blurb.
Synopsis: Despite its beauty, Newport is a place Cass Coventry would prefer to forget. But after an extended absence, she’s back in her hometown to celebrate her sister’s engagement—even if she’s marrying into the family that famously stole the Gilded Age Coventry mansion out from under them a decade ago.
The moment Cass pulls up to the estate, she’s in for one surprise after another. The bride-to-be is hiding a big secret. Her mother has royal-wedding aspirations. And, when the date is set for only three months away, a local gossip blog makes the two families its new favorite subject.
It’s not long before Cass’s weekend in town becomes a full summer of frenzied wedding planning and society drama—but also idyllic sails, starry nights, and a former love. As the grand affair arrives, along with new truths about her family, Cass must finally face her own thorny past in Newport and decide how to honor the Coventry legacy in all its chaotic glory.
That’s all I have for this week. Have you read any of these books? What’s on your list to read? Comment below!
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The Hundred Loves of Juliet is intriguing. Love the cover! Enjoy reading these, Wendy. 🙂
Beautiful looking books! I’m a big fan of Mary Balogh but it has been awhile since I’ve read anything by her.
Gives you time to read all those review books.
ALL THE COVERS LOOK STUNNING??? I HOPE YOU LOVE THEM!!!
I hope you enjoy these, Wendy! They all sound like they will be fun reads.
Thank you, Wendy
I think I’ve read a YA book by Evelyn Skye? But this one sounds good. Enjoy your new books!
Thank you, Lisa.
All of these look good Wendy. I do enjoy historical romances so the Balogh looks an especially good one!
Thank you, Malika! I’m looking forward to the Balogh book very much.
These look good, especially the Mary Balogh one. I’m glad you got your NetGalley wish!
Lots of love going around in your new book. Enjoy!
You’re right, Linda!
I’m not familiar with any of these books, Wendy, but they look intriguing. I hope you enjoy them all!
Thank you, Carla! I don’t think I had heard of any of these before either.
All three of these covers complement each other! The Hundred Loves of Juliet really stands out to me
I just noticed that they do go together and have similar colors! Thanks!
Hope you had a great New Year!
The cover of that last one is so inviting! Makes me long for summer 🙂
Yes, I’m ready for summer too.
I hope you enjoy these books. I added The Neighbor Favor by Kristina Forest and ISHA, UNSCRIPTED by Sajni Patel this week.
Oh, I’ve had my eye on Isha, Unscripted, but was denied. I’ll probably go ahead and get it when it’s published. I hope you enjoy both these books, Yesha!
Exciting to receive a wish. I haven’t had that happen often. Enjoy!
I don’t wish for many books, but the few I wish for, I often get!
All 3 of these have ey catching covers!! I hope you enjoy them all, Wendy!! Have a great weekend!!
Thank you, Cindy!
This is a wonderful haul of books Wendy! I hope that you enjoy them all.
Thank you, Jodie!
I only received three this week too Wendy! Lets hope they are all good ones!🤗📚☕💜
Yes! It was a slow week on NetGalley!
Thank you, Kristi!
Those three all look stunning and sound really intriguing. Happy Reading!
Thank you, Janette!
Great haul! I hope you will enjoy them.
Thank you, Yvonne!
still a great haul, hope you enjoy them 😊
Thank you, Jenny!