Books I Am Reading This Week – September 21, 2022 | #wwwwednesday #readerscommunity #booktwitter

Welcome to WWW Wednesday! This meme was formerly hosted by MizB at A Daily Rhythm and revived on Taking on a World of Words. Just answer the three questions below and leave a link to your post in the comments for others to look at. No blog? No problem! Just leave a comment with your responses. Please, take some time to visit the other participants and see what others are reading. So, let’s get to it!

  • What am I currently reading?
  • What did I just finish?
  • What am I reading next?

I decided, since my dental appointment was going to be all afternoon (4-5hours), that might be a good time to listen to the audio version of Vanessa Jared’s Got a Man by LaQuette, and since it came out yesterday, I could do that without requesting the audio from NetGalley- in case it doesn’t work like I hope. I also have the ebook of it and will read some and listen some.

Genre: Rom Com

Pages: 262 pages

Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin

Publication Date: September 20, 2022

LaQuette’s debut sexy romantic comedy Vanessa Jared’s Got a Man tells the story of a woman getting her groove back and getting a second chance at love. Vanessa Jared, a 40-something divorcee, decided that the best way to pull herself out of their post-divorce slump was to form The Savvy, Sexy, Singles Club and start the “Do Me” portion of her and her friends’ lives. But on the two year anniversary, a sexy sheriff shows up on Vanessa’s doorstep wanting her to help him keep his little sister from marrying her no-good ex. Vanessa is not down for this at all. She wants nothing to do with her ex…until she spots a photo of her ex’s new fiancee wearing her grandmother’s ring–which he clearly stole from her. So now it’s on. Vanessa is ready to take this trifling (fill-in-the-blank) down. What she does not expect is to fall in love along the way.

I actually started Spells For Forgetting by Adrienne Young on Monday, stopped to listen to Vanessa Jared on Tuesday and now I’m back to this one again until I finish. I’ve loved other books by Adrienne Young, so I was happy to give this one a try.

  • Genre: Fantasy
  • Pages: 351 pages
  • Publisher: Dell Rey Books (Random House)
  • Publication Date: September 27, 2022
From New York Times bestselling author Adrienne Young comes a deeply atmospheric story about ancestral magic, an unsolved murder, and a second chance at true love. Emery Blackwood’s life changed forever the night her best friend was found dead and the love of her life, August Salt, was accused of murdering her. Years later, she is doing what her teenage self swore she never would: living a quiet existence on the misty, remote shores of Saoirse Island and running the family’s business, Blackwood’s Tea Shoppe Herbal Tonics & Tea Leaf Readings. But when the island, rooted in folklore and magic, begins to show signs of strange happenings, Emery knows that something is coming. The morning she wakes to find that every single tree on Saoirse has turned color in a single night, August returns for the first time in fourteen years and unearths the past that the town has tried desperately to forget. August knows he is not welcome on Saiorse, not after the night everything changed. As a fire raged on at the Salt family orchard, Lily Morgan was found dead in the dark woods, shaking the bedrock of their tight-knit community and branding August a murderer. When he returns to bury his mother’s ashes, he must confront the people who turned their backs on him and face the one wound from his past that has never healed—Emery. But the town has more than one reason to want August gone, and the emergence of deep betrayals and hidden promises spanning generations threaten to reveal the truth behind Lily’s mysterious death once and for all.

Jeff Wheeler’s books are always Kindle Unlimited and the come with the audio version, so I’m going to be able to talk about both the books and the audio versions for these two. My husband has read The Druid and is now reading The Hunted and says they are very good 😊

  • Genre: Fantasy
  • Pages: 333 and 313 pages
  • Publisher: 47 North
  • Publication Date: (The Hunted) September 20, 2022
An abandoned child becomes a singular inspiration to the mythology of Muirwood in an epic series by Jeff Wheeler, Wall Street Journal bestselling author of the Muirwood and Kingfountain novels. Eilean was born a “wretched”—a lowly foundling raised by the Aldermaston of Tintern Abbey. Then she’s chosen to assist in establishing the new abbey of Muirwood, now the site of a castle in the swampy Bearden Muir. Eilean’s role is as night servant to the druid Mordaunt, the king’s exiled advisor—and prisoner. He’s clever, dangerous, and invaluable to the Aldermaston. Mordaunt’s priceless secret: the hiding place of an ancient tome that reveals the existence of other worlds and the magic between them. Mordaunt knows how potent its words are and how dangerous they could be in the wrong hands. But can Eilean win him over? All she must do is gain Mordaunt’s confidence and trust and persuade the apostate to divulge his secret to her. But as she learns more from Mordaunt, Eilean’s loyalties begin to fray. And the risks are greater than she imagined. Despite betrayals, deceptions, and the deadly motivations of others, a girl from the flax fields is about to rise above her station. By exploring the potential of the power of an ancient spoken magic, Eilean is coming into her own.
A young woman’s burgeoning powers make her Muirwood’s most wanted in a breathtaking novel by Jeff Wheeler, Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The Druid. Eilean is rising. A foundling raised in an abbey, she was entrusted by its imprisoned druid, Mordaunt, with an ancient tome. Its magical words can change the world. Eilean’s first mission: translate it. Her second: rescue a benevolent Aldermaston sentenced to death as a heretic by the High Seer. But wielding power, knowledge, and ambition has now made Eilean the hunted. In pursuit is Captain Hoel Evnissyen, an inquisitor in service to the High Seer’s demands. His objective is to track Eilean and steal Mordaunt’s invaluable work. But Hoel’s quest soon yields a fascination with the woman he’s been ordered to pursue. When an invasion begins and the world erupts in chaos, Eilean and Hoel find themselves bound by their mutual wills to survive and, against all odds, realize they are not each other’s enemy. But now Eilean must decide who is friend and who is foe. Especially when the powerful tome falls into the wrong hands. The closer Eilean and Hoel get, the nearer they are to realizing the part they must play in their kingdom’s destiny—and its ties to Eilean’s own mysterious past.

What are you reading? Do you love it?

19 Replies to “Books I Am Reading This Week – September 21, 2022 | #wwwwednesday #readerscommunity #booktwitter”

  1. Spells for Forgetting sounds intriguing. It also seems to have a more mystical or urban fantasy feel to it (judging by the blurb) then straight fantasy.

    I just started The Book of Cold Cases by Simone St. James. I’m only 20% into it, but wow, am I hooked!

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  2. Spells for Forgetting sure looks good. I’m looking forward to your review for that especially. I’m reading Once Upon a December by Amy E. Reichert and so far it’s interesting.

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    1. My smile is all pretty with even just the temporaries. Yay! Hope we both enjoy Spells for Forgetting. I love the atmosphere ❤️

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    1. So am I. I’m totally fascinated by my new smile. Wish I had done it sooner. And I loved your review of Spells for Forgetting. I shared many of the same thoughts.

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    1. I am totally fascinated by my new smile. I wish I had gotten the crowns sooner. It makes so much difference. And Spells for Forgetting is such an interesting and atmospheric story. It’s more a romantic suspense with some fantasy or magical realism which I wasn’t really expecting but I liked it.

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      1. It’s amazing how much we but something off and then realize we should have done it sooner! I’m so happy for you!! Yes, it was a big surprise to me but one that I really enjoyed!

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