It’s a Tall Poppy-licious Pub Day!


Happy Pub Day to these 3 Tall Poppy Authors- Kelly Simmons, Cathy Lamb and Ella Joy Olsen.

The Fifth of July by Kelly Simmons (review from Library Journal)

The Warners have summered at their cottage on Nantucket for decades, savoring traditions, salt air, and longtime friendships. But this year is different. The house is showing its age and so is Tripp, the family patriarch. He’s just not the dad the family remembers, and everyone is worried. Suddenly, tragedy strikes, and Tripp dies. Was it an accident? Was he killed? Did someone sabotage the old house? Family members appear to be harboring secrets, and everyone’s problems seem to be surfacing at once. It’s a small island, and everyone seems to have a piece of the puzzle.

Verdict Simmons’s (One More Day) cleverly dark family whodunit, narrated from multiple points of view, is just the perfect read for a day at the beach. The wonderful, salty Nantucket atmosphere and a cast of entertainingly questionable characters populate a fast-moving and spare plot.—Susan Clifford Braun, Bainbridge Island, WA


Where the Sweet Bird Sings by Ella Joy Olsen ( review from RT Book Reviews)

“With clearly drawn, authentic, and endearing characters, and a well-crafted plot filled with subtle tension, Olsen’s latest is a meaningful read. Her thought-provoking storytelling is filled with beautiful language and stark with honest, heartfelt emotion, and delicately navigates the world of Emma and Noah as they deal with the aftermath of loss and struggle through their marriage. A wonderfully tender story, readers will not be able to put this one down.”– RT Book Reviews


No Place I’d Rather Be by Cathy Lamb

Food, family, and secrets combine in Cathy Lamb’s emotional and deeply honest novel as one woman discovers the recipes and life lessons that have shaped her family’s past, and could guide her toward a second chance at happiness.


Praise from author Kristy Woodson Harvey:

“Cathy Lamb’s voice is totally unique, pitch perfect and utterly charming.”—Kristy Woodson Harvey, SLIGHTLY SOUTH OF SIMPLE


Need more convincing that these books should be added to your TBR? Check out these tweets about No Place I’d Rather Be, Where The Sweet Bird Sings and The Fifth of July! They all are also on #FuturisticFriday July-September list!


*Which one will you read first?*


Happy Reading and Bookishly Yours,

T @ Traveling With T




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