Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Show Us Your Books: January 2018 recap


Life According to Steph


I somehow managed three books in January. And they were all very different.



"A Promise Broken" by Anissa Garcia
Anissa is a long-time friend of mine. Her romance series is a page-turner, mostly because of the steamy scenes and palpable tensions between the characters. I also really love the cast of characters beyond the main two, so I've enjoyed continuing to "get to know" more members of the family and their friends.

"The Twilight Wife" by A.J. Banner
Kyra remembers nothing about a diving accident she suffered, but feels fortunate her husband has remained by her side, patiently answering her questions about her life. It all felt "off" to me from the beginning. I knew the husband was shady and not being completely honest with her, but the full picture was even more twisted than I imagined. 


"Before We Were Yours" by Lisa Wingate
I saw this on another person's to-read list and thought it sounded intriguing. It was more than that. At times, it was also heartbreaking, anger-inducing, and inspiring. A family of children are thrust into an orphanage and lied to about the status of their parents. The things they endure in the orphanage are unspeakable and then they're separated into various homes. The tale is told from two perspectives that eventually bring the whole story full circle. It started slow, but once I got going, I could not stop reading.

I'm off to a slow start in February, but hopefully I can keep this pace through the year.


16 comments:

  1. I haven't read any of these, so thanks for sharing your thoughts! I hope you read many more great books this year. :)

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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  2. i keep hearing about before we were yours, so it's on my TBR!

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  3. Before We Were Yours is on my list for when I'm in the mood for that kind of book. How cool that your friend has published a series!!

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  4. I have been wanting to read Before We were Yours!

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  5. The Twilight Wife sounds interesting, adding it to my TBR. I'm undecided about Before We Were Yours. It's not that I doubt it's good but I'm not sure if it's for me, although I'm still adding it to my TBR because why not.

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  6. So I literally just added all three of these to my TBR! They all sound so interesting. That is awesome that your friend publishes books!!

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  7. I haven't heard of any of these books, but Before We Were Yours sounds so interesting!

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  8. I want to read both Before We Were Yours and The Twilight Wife!

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  9. I read The Twilight Wife in January as well and did not suspect the actual twist. I agree that I was second guessing her husband the whole time but definitely didn't see the twist!

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  10. The Twilight Wife sounds like something I might like.

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  11. Before We Were Yours always pops up as a recommendation for me, but I've never read one of her books.

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  12. It looks like you've read some really good books lately!

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  13. I read The Twilight Wife last year and really liked it! I also had a feeling the husband was acting a little shady but I don't think I got that feeling until much later in the book so the twist really got me. Tbh it's been awhile I can't even really remember everything clearly, but I just remember being very shocked and wishing that we had learned more about what happened with Kyra after she learned the truth. I actually want to re-read that book later this year!

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  14. Just added The Twilight Wife to my to read list! Thanks for the suggestion, looking forward to reading a page-turner.

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