It’s a beautiful sunny day, the overnight frost is quickly melting, the grass is oddly still lush and green, the last of the leaves are falling quickly, and a cute little bird is feasting on microscopic somethings on my deck.
An inspiring start to the first day of the week.
And a book suggestion from 1531 Entertainment only adds to the excitement. Terri Blackstock has been a long time favorite author.
Twisted Innocence (Moonlighters Series Book 3)
From New York Times bestseller Blackstock comes a gripping story of a private investigator whose past choices have finally caught up to her—and are now putting her infant daughter at risk.
Though Holly’s stumbled through most of her adult life as a party girl, she longs to live a more stable life for her daughter. Then police show up to question her about the whereabouts of Creed Kershaw, Lily’s father. She has kept his identity a secret from friends and family—she never even told him about the pregnancy. Now he’s a person of interest in a drug-related murder case.
Determined to keep him out of their lives and turn him over to police, Holly uses her private investigating skills to search for him. But her bravado backfires when he turns the tables and takes her and the baby hostage. As desperate hours tick by, Holly realizes his connection to Leonard Miller—the man who has gunned down several members of her family. Creed claims he’s innocent and that Miller is after him too. His gentleness with Lily moves her, but she can’t trust a man who has held her at gunpoint . . . even if he reminds her so much of herself.
Dangers old and new threaten Holly and her baby, and lives are demanded as sacrifices for love. Through a complex web of mistakes and regret, redemption is the one hope Holly has left to hold on to.
Current Read: it’s on the lighter side. Not humorous so much as sweet. Toy store, kittens, and young children. It’s still close to the beginning though and it could deepen before we get too far into the story.
The View from Coral Cove: A Sweet Contemporary Romance
When a jilted romance novelist escapes to a small beach town, the last thing she expected to find was the start of an even better love story. In the wake of a broken engagement and the death of her last surviving family member, wholesome romance novelist Maya Reynolds moves to the haven of Coral Cove, North Carolina, to take over her great-aunt’s toy store. Some of her grief is immediately eased by the local veterinarian’s daughter, eight-year-old Ashlyn Tanner, who talks her into adopting a kitten. Ashlyn’s dad, local veterinarian Brody Tanner, is quickly smitten by the newest resident of his hometown. As a single parent, he sacrifices a lot in order to give Ashlyn the world, so a romantic entanglement with Maya is not a distraction he is looking for. As the three develop a deepening bond in the seaside town where Maya experienced some of her happiest childhood memories, clouds cast a shadow over Maya’s hope for the future. But together, they just might discover that sometimes happy endings happen outside the pages of Maya’s novels, too.
Happy Reading y’all