Literary Friday, ya’ll….

This week has felt all fast to me- like one day it’s Monday, then it’s Friday! I had to take Jerry to the vet yesterday- he’s had his medicine dosage changed again. We also went to a new vet because I have never been that pleased with the vet he was seeing (they are just closer to my house.) It’s around ten miles further, but I’m leaning toward swapping vets. Continue reading

#FuturisticFriday Review: Are You Sleeping by Kathleen Barber

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

Are You Sleeping

Summary: Serial meets Ruth Ware’s In A Dark, Dark Wood in this inventive and twisty psychological thriller about a mega-hit podcast that reopens a murder case—and threatens to unravel the carefully constructed life of the victim’s daughter.

The only thing more dangerous than a lie…is the truth.

Josie Buhrman has spent the last ten years trying to escape her family’s reputation and with good reason. After her father’s murder thirteen years prior, her mother ran away to join a cult and her twin sister Lanie, once Josie’s closest friend and confidant, betrayed her in an unimaginable way. Now, Josie has finally put down roots in New York, settling into domestic life with her partner Caleb, and that’s where she intends to stay. The only problem is that she has lied to Caleb about every detail of her past—starting with her last name.

When investigative reporter Poppy Parnell sets off a media firestorm with a mega-hit podcast that reopens the long-closed case of Josie’s father’s murder, Josie’s world begins to unravel. Meanwhile, the unexpected death of Josie’s long-absent mother forces her to return to her Midwestern hometown where she must confront the demons from her past—and the lies on which she has staked her future. Continue reading

Book Spotlight + Giveaway: If The Creek Don’t Rise by Leah Weiss

Today, thanks to Sourcebooks- Traveling With T is taking part in the If The Creek Don’t Rise by Leah Weiss virtual tour. Leah’s book is an August #FuturisticFriday choice of mine as well. Sourcebooks has generously set up a giveaway for the duration of the tour- so please visit the Rafflecopter link at the end of the post for your chance to win! Continue reading

#FuturisticFriday Review: The Book of Summer by Michelle Gable

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

The Book of Summer

Summary: Physician Bess Codman has returned to her family’s Nantucket compound, Cliff House, for the first time in four years. Her great-grandparents built Cliff House almost a century before, but due to erosion, the once-grand home will soon fall into the sea. Though she s purposefully avoided the island, Bess must now pack up the house and deal with her mother, a notorious town rabble-rouser, who refuses to leave.

The Book of Summer unravels the power and secrets of Cliff House as told through the voices of Ruby Packard, a bright-eyed and idealistic newlywed on the eve of WWII, the home’s definitive guestbook, and Bess herself. Bess’s grandmother always said it was a house of women, and by the very last day of the very last summer at Cliff House, Bess will understand the truth of her grandmother s words in ways she never contemplated. Continue reading