Weekly Reading Round-Up

What am I reading right now?  The proofs (the final version before the actual book) of The Summer Country.


I can’t wait to share this book with you in June!  ARCs should be appearing fairly soon, so stay tuned for some contests.

In the meantime, I also had the privilege of an early peek at Chanel Cleeton’s next book, When We Left Cuba, which takes us to the plots and intrigue of the tense days of exile after Castro’s coup.

To round off my reading week, I indulged in Jenny Colgan’s latest, Christmas on the Island (it’s not too early for Christmas books, right?), the sequel– triquil?– to The Cafe by the Sea and The Endless Beach. I may have scared my seatmate on the plane back to New York with my sniffling noises– but it’s definitely a “bring a hanky” book.

What have you been reading this week?


  1. DJL on November 16, 2018 at 10:16 am

    Not much of a reading week, unfortunately, but did pick up some new Christmas-themed books to start off the season next week: Donna Andrews latest “Lark, the Herald Angels Sing!” and Mimi Matthews “A Holiday by Gaslight, A Victorian Christmas novella.”
    C’mon, long Thanksgiving weekend!

  2. LynnS on November 16, 2018 at 12:55 pm

    Yay! I know what I am getting myself for my birthday.

  3. Laurel on November 16, 2018 at 2:19 pm

    The e-galley of “The Summer Country” just showed up in Edelweiss, squee!!

    • Lauren Willig on November 17, 2018 at 7:29 pm

      Oh, wow! I can’t believe it’s there already!

  4. Elizabeth (Miss Eliza) on November 16, 2018 at 3:52 pm

    Can NOT wait for ARCs! Maybe that’s when I’ll hear back from your new publisher about them! Currently deep in my Tasha Alexander binge, just finished The Adventuress (Buccaneers have never been so fun and deadly!) and now reading A Terrible Beauty (Is her dead husband back!?!) It’s going to be a good weekend, especially as I’m seeing Crimes of Grindewald tonight!

  5. Susan C on November 16, 2018 at 4:41 pm

    I am reading Still Life With Bread Crumbs by Anna Quindlen. It’s different but am really getting into the story.
    I would have liked to have been a fly on the wall, listening to the planning of the new Team W book this past week. Curious to know if you were in Charleston.
    Would love an ARC of The Summer Country!

  6. Rachel Adrianna on November 16, 2018 at 5:27 pm

    Dear Mrs. Bird by AJ Pearce (why did I wait so long on this one?!), The Lighthouse Keeper’s Daughter by Hazel Gaynor, Sisters First by the Bush twins, Becoming Mrs. Lewis by Patti Callahan, and One Day in December by Josie Silver (the last two weren’t as good as I’d hoped, unfortunately).

  7. Catherine Ristola Bass on November 17, 2018 at 12:21 am

    I am traveling and any Carla Kelly on my ereader is my standby. Such good people, such sweet stories of love enduring after hardships.

  8. Tara on November 17, 2018 at 5:39 am

    I’m currently reading Bertrice Small’s A Distant Tomorrow which is the second book in her five book fantasy series; think Medieval times set in a European-like country of five magical realm. I’m also reading Sarah J. Maas’ Kingdom of Ash and Tolkien’s short story: The Smith of Wooten Major- it’s utterly charming.

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