Stacking The Shelves 07/01/23 @readingreality

This meme is hosted by Reading Reality every Saturday.

Stacking The Shelves is 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!

In other words, if you can read it or if it can be read to you – no matter how you got it – it belongs in Stacking the Shelves.

I didn’t add too many this week. I have been busy getting my other blog set up.

A Play for Revenge by Cynthia Ellingsen

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In this emotional story from Starlight Cove, a single mother must solve the mystery of the town theater to learn why it was shut down and stop the unknown forces trying to keep it closed. Newly divorced Lily Kimura returns to her hometown to start fresh with her daughter and her recently retired parents. She’s committed to rebuilding her life, starting with a new job at the town theater. The Starlight Cove Playhouse has been closed for years, ever since a tragic fire took the life of the lead actress. Now, thanks to an anonymous donor, the town is finally ready for a revival. So is Lily, who wholeheartedly dives into her new duties as theater manager, including an unexpected connection with the visiting movie star playing the lead. But strange noises, sinister messages, and a mysterious play hidden in the rafters soon make it clear that not everyone is keen to move on. Someone wants the playhouse closed for good. With the help of an old friend turned local police officer, Dean Harrington, Lily digs into the truth behind every question, threat, and possibility presented to her. She’s just not sure if Starlight Cove will be ready for the answers, or if, as they say, the show will go on.

Things that Happen in the Woods by Jessica Sorensen

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When I was fifteen, I went for a walk in the woods. I was never the same again.
I was told to bury what I saw happen and to never speak of it again.

But secrets have a way of eating you alive until nothing is left, and seven years later, I’m in the middle of a divorce and trying to start over when I receive a call from my mother, telling me my father has died.

Now I have to return to the place that holds every one of my dark secrets.
Everything appears to be the same; the town, my family, even the woods. But secrets are weeping out of the weakening branches, and I discover that my father’s death might not have been an accident.

I need answers. But finding them means digging into a past I’ve spent years trying to forget.

Sister of the Bride by Lauren Morrill

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A romcom retake on Father of the Bride about letting go, falling in love, and a whole lot of lasagna

For someone who doesn’t do well with change, Pippin Marino sure is dealing with a lot of it. First her twin sister returns from Europe with a fiancé and a plea for Pippin to plan the wedding. Then her mom announces plans to sell the 100 year old family restaurant that Pippin has been running since her father died.

But at least there’s one good development in Pippin’s life. Her best friend Toby Sullivan surprises her by moving back to Boston. Having him back is the one bright spot amidst her summer of panic, especially when he offers to help her plan the wedding.

But then one kiss changes everything.

And Pippin Marino does not do well with change.

Have you read or listened to any of these, if so what did you think? Leave me a comment with your thoughts!

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