Weekly Reading Round-Up

Happy 4th, all!

On my wonderful trip to Houston this week, I finally got to finish the second of Martin Walker’s Bruno mysteries, The Dark Vineyard.  Think French Longmire, in which the local chief of police must investigate a series of crimes linked to the local wine industry.

Then I broke my very sensible “don’t read Jenny Colgan books on airplanes” rule and alarmed my seatmate by sniffling over The Bookshop on the Shore all the way home from Houston.  But, really, can you read a Jenny Colgan book without tearing up?  I’m not sure it can be done.  This one is set at a remote Scottish manor house, where a down on her luck single mother takes a job as au pair to three troubled children.  Think Sound of Music with Scotland.

After that, I really don’t know what to read next!  Do you have any suggestions?

Meanwhile, if you’re looking for some weekend reading, guess what?  The Summer Country is currently half-off at both Barnes & Noble (in-store and online) and Amazon!  The sale ends Monday, so get ’em while they’re cheap!

What have you been reading this week?


  1. Betty Strohecker on July 5, 2019 at 6:45 pm

    Finished The Summer Country two days ago – fabulous!
    Now reading Murder in Morningside Heights #19 in Victoria Thompson’s Gaslight Mysteries.

  2. Susan Collins on July 5, 2019 at 8:31 pm

    I finished Whisper Network by Chandler Baker. I enjoyed this twisty legal story!
    Now I’m ready to begin The Summer Country when it arrives on Monday.

  3. Tara on July 6, 2019 at 6:01 am

    I just finished Tolkien’s The Two Towers, spectacular! I’m about to start Roshani Chokshi’s Star-Touched Stories which includes three novellas about her duology The Star-Touched Queen and Crown of Wishes; both were excellent.

  4. Lynne Hess on July 7, 2019 at 12:08 am

    Summer Country was the best!! There were some unanswered questions for me but I loved that you at least implied how things would turn out for Emily. Really beautifully written and I was glad for the historical tidbits at the end as I’m not knowledgeable about the history of Barbados. I’m now determined to do a reread of all the Poldark series – I’ve been promising myself since the current series began on PBS.

  5. Susan Willis on July 8, 2019 at 2:37 am

    Evvie Drake Starts Over by Linda Holmes. Such a good book.

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