#FuturisticFriday review: The Shimmering Road by Hester Young

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Photo Credit: Putnam Books, 2/14

This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration.

The Shimmering Road

Summary: A pulse-pounding mystery from the author of “The Gates of Evangeline” featuring Charlotte Charlie Cates, an unforgettable heroine whose dark visions bring to light secrets that will heal or destroy those around her…

When soon-to-be mother Charlotte Charlie Cates begins to have recurring dreams about harm coming to her unborn daughter, she knows these are not the nightmares of an anxious mom-to-be. They are the result of her mysterious gift. But before she can decipher what these dreams might mean, Charlie learns that the mother who abandoned her when she was a toddler is the victim of a double murder in Arizona. The other victim Jasmine, a half-sister Charlie never knew she had has left behind a child, a little girl who speaks to Charlie in her dreams and was present on the night of the murders. Convinced that she must help her orphaned niece, Charlie travels to Tucson, Arizona, where she must confront her painful ties to her mother and delve into her sister s shadowy past.

To untangle the web of secrets that will reveal the truth of her nightmares, Charlie can no longer avoid her family’s checkered history. Who is in the racy photos that turned up in Jasmine’s apartment? Where is her niece’s father, whom Jasmine was rumored to have been seeing again on the sly? Was her mother’s charity work in Mexico really as selfless as it seemed? And most important of all, what did her niece really witness on the night of the murders?

The search for answers leads Charlie across the Mexican border, from the resort town of Rocky Point to the border town of Nogales, and elucidates the meaning of her dreams in most unexpected ways. Ultimately, to protect her niece and her unborn child, Charlie must battle not just evil but the forces of nature, in one final terrifying encounter in the Tucson desert.

A thrilling mystery that combines literary suspense and romance with a mystical twist that is unputdownable. If you love Kate Atkinson and Alice Sebold, you should not miss Hester Young. Continue reading

Book Spotlight + Giveaway of One Good Mama Bone by Bren McClain

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One day, as it tends to happen on Twitter and Facebook, I saw a trusted author friend talking about a book. I may be remembering it all wrong, but I do believe that it was Miss Kimberly Brock praising this book, One Good Mama Bone and then my friend Erin at Deep South Magazine asked me if I had heard of this book. Then, a  publicist contact reached out about this book- and I knew that I needed to make sure that readers of Traveling With T had a chance to not only hear about this book, but to win a copy (US only). Continue reading

Literary Friday ya’ll…..

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Last weekend was a fun weekend with Miss A. Coloring, dressing up, running around- we had a great time!

I’m going to see both the A’s for a bit tomorrow- and hope the weather is nice enough so Big A and I can play a bit outside with her dog. 🙂

 

On to Literary Friday…

 

1. ICYMI at Traveling With T: A review of Love Her Madly and 2 giveaways: Caught In The Revolution and The Mother’s Promise. Continue reading

Love Her Madly by M. Elizabeth Lee

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Photo Credit: Atria Books

This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration.

Love Her Madly

Summary: If you loved Luckiest Girl Alive and The Girl on the Train, you’ll devour this stunning debut novel about an intense best friendship between two college girls which leads to the abrupt disappearance—and presumed death—of one and the survival of the other, who reveals the twists and turns of their relationship seven years later.

Glo never thought she’d become best friends with a girl like Cyn. Blonde, blue-eyed, and stunningly gorgeous, Cyn is the kind of girl other girls love to hate. Yet Cyn is the only person who embraces Glo when she transfers to their tiny liberal arts college in Florida, looking for a second chance to get things right after falling apart at her first-choice school. With her dark sense of humor and bad-girl ways, Cyn is captivating to a nice girl like Glo, and soon they’re inseparable.

Until they both fall for the same guy.

It’s Cyn who suggests they share Raj. Half the time he’ll be Cyn’s boyfriend, the other half he’ll be Glo’s. And for a while, everything goes smoothly. Until Glo realizes that she doesn’t know Cyn or Raj half as well as she thinks. Until Glo and Cyn’s friendship implodes while they’re studying abroad in Costa Rica. Until Cyn disappears one night, setting off a media firestorm and leaving Glo in the dark for seven long years.

Until Cyn resurfaces. Continue reading