All I Want for Christmas by Maggie Knox

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

All I Want for Christmas

Summary: True love wasn’t on their holiday wish list.

When Sadie and Max are selected as contestants on the famed reality singing show Starmaker, each thinks they’ve finally gotten their big Nashville break. But then they’re paired up for duet week and stun the world with their romantic onstage chemistry. With fans going wild for #Saxie the network demands that they remain a duo on and offstage, or exit the competition. Faking a relationship until their final performance in the Starmaker holiday special shouldn’t be too hard, except for one small problem–Sadie and Max can’t stand each other.

But with their dreams just within reach, they agree to the ruse. Will their fake relationship be exposed before they can win? Or will an unexpected trip to Banff spark real feelings by the Christmas finale?

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Cover Reveal: Our Place on the Island by Erika Montgomery


Way back in 2020 (everyone remember THAT year?!) I had the opportunity of doing a cover reveal for an author that I really respect and admire- Erika Montgomery! The cover of A Summer to Remember was wonderful and the book was even better (read my review of A Summer to Remember!)

So the other day, when I was taking a break on my road trip to Nashville for Church Communicators Conference and I saw an IG message from Erika- COLOR ME PLEASED AS PUNCH to see that she wanted me to reveal another cover for a new book ( Our Place on the Island- coming out 6.13.2023 and available for preorder now!) Continue reading

6 Books I Recently Requested on Netgalley


I remember when I first joined Netgalley. It was like being a kid in a candy store- minus the stomach ache part from eating too much candy!

Oh those were the days- I used to go on Netgalley binges and request books that sounded interesting.

And then one day, I stopped. I had started getting more print books at that point and I was just tired of surfing NG looking for books that didn’t just sound good, that they were actually GOOD. Maybe even GREAT. Continue reading

Futuristic Friday: Find Your New Reads August & September 2022 edition




Well folks we are back. Late, but we are back. I take full credit on us being late with this new round up of Futuristic Friday: Find Your New Reads 3rd quarter edition between all the things that went on between getting RIF from my previous job to finding my new job to GETTING ENGAGED!!!!

Katie at Doing Dewey is a rockstar- because she just rolls with the punches when things are getting topsy-turvy on our collab 🙂

And you may be wondering where is July’s books? Well because we were late in getting things together, we just did August and September. Never fear, we’ll end the year on the right note 🙂

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Stay Awake by Megan Goldin

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

Stay Awake

Summary: Liv Reese wakes up in the back of a taxi with no idea where she is or how she got there. When she’s dropped off at the door of her brownstone, a stranger answers―a stranger who now lives in her apartment and forces her out in the cold. She reaches for her phone to call for help, only to discover it’s missing, and in its place is a bloodstained knife. That’s when she sees that her hands are covered in black pen, scribbled messages like graffiti on her skin: STAY AWAKE.

Two years ago, Liv was living with her best friend, dating a new man, and thriving as a successful writer for a trendy magazine. Now, she’s lost and disoriented in a New York City that looks nothing like what she remembers. Catching a glimpse of the local news, she’s horrified to see reports of a crime scene where the victim’s blood has been used to scrawl a message across a window, the same message that’s inked on her hands. What did she do last night? And why does she remember nothing from the past two years? Liv finds herself on the run for a crime she doesn’t remember committing as she tries to piece together the fragments of her life. But there’s someone who does know exactly what she did, and they’ll do anything to make her forget―permanently.

In the vein of SJ Watson’s Before I Go to Sleep and Christopher Nolan’s cult classic Memento, Megan Goldin’s Stay Awake is an electrifying novel that plays with memory and murder. Continue reading

Girls Like Us by Cristina Alger

Traveling With T purchased this book for her own reading time.

Girls Like Us

Summary: From the celebrated and bestselling author of The Banker’s Wife, worlds collide when an FBI agent investigates a string of grisly murders on Long Island that raises the impossible question: What happens when the primary suspect is your father?

FBI Agent Nell Flynn hasn’t been home in ten years. Nell and her father, Homicide Detective Martin Flynn, have never had much of a relationship. And Suffolk County will always be awash in memories of her mother, Marisol, who was brutally murdered when Nell was just seven.

When Martin Flynn dies in a motorcycle accident, Nell returns to the house she grew up in so that she can spread her father’s ashes and close his estate. At the behest of her father’s partner, Detective Lee Davis, Nell becomes involved in an investigation into the murders of two young women in Suffolk County. The further Nell digs, the more likely it seems to her that her father should be the prime suspect–and that his friends on the police force are covering his tracks. Plagued by doubts about her mother’s murder–and her own role in exonerating her father in that case–Nell can’t help but ask questions about who killed Ria Ruiz and Adriana Marques and why. But she may not like the answers she finds–not just about those she loves, but about herself. Continue reading

Giveaway: The Wedding Veil (signed!) + book sleeve!

I adore Kristy Woodson Harvey. Her books are like fresh breaths of air and always put me in the summer mood. When I heard she was writing her first historical fiction- I was all “Can I find the preorder button fast enough?” 🙂

Of course, with my previous job, my free time was VERY scarce. So I didn’t get to preorder this book as early as I wanted (maybe a week before it was in stores!) And then I decided to also order a second copy for a giveaway here. Shout out to South Main Book Company for shipping my copies SUPER fast!

Scroll down for the how to enter info (open to US only!)

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The Christmas Backup Plan by Lori Wilde

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

The Christmas Backup Plan

Summary: A regimented ex-Army man drives an irresistible wedding planner  from Cupid to Twilight in the next Twilight, Texas, novel from New York Times bestselling author Lori Wilde.

You are cordially invited to a Twilight, Texas, Christmas Wedding! The town is decorated, the cookies are made, and the stage is set . . . for love.

Wedding planner Aria Alzate has one goal: to give her best friend a perfect day. But after a bump on the head, she’s under doctor’s orders not to travel on her own. So she’s stuck on the road to Twilight with upright, uptight Remington Lockhart in the driver’s seat. True, Remy is one long, tall, Texas male, but the ex-military man never saw a rule he didn’t like—making this one long road trip . . .

Remy has left the military, but the military lifestyle has not left him. The uncertainty this ex-paratrooper encountered during his tour of duty has convinced him that plans—combined with backup plans—will keep life under control. Aria is undeniably tempting, but her fly-by-the-seat of her pants attitude is never going to work.

Then a sudden snowstorm strikes, and these opposites come together in a night of unexpected passion. And suddenly the magic of a Twilight, Texas, Christmas takes hold, proving that sometimes the best plan is to have no plan at all. Continue reading

The Lights of Sugarberry Cove by Heather Webber

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

The Lights of Sugarberry Cove

Summary: The Lights of Sugarberry Cove is a charming, delightful story of family, healing, love, and small town Southern charm by USA Today bestselling author Heather Webber.

Sadie Way Scott has been avoiding her family and hometown of Sugarberry Cove, Alabama, since she nearly drowned in the lake just outside her mother’s B&B. Eight years later, Sadie is the host of a much-loved show about southern cooking and family, but despite her success, she wonders why she was saved. What is she supposed to do?

Sadie’s sister, Leala Clare, is still haunted by the guilt she feels over the night her sister almost died. Now, at a crossroads in her marriage, Leala has everything she ever thought she wanted—so why is she so unhappy?

When their mother suffers a minor heart attack just before Sugarberry Cove’s famous water lantern festival, the two sisters come home to run the inn while she recovers. It’s the last place either of them wants to be, but with a little help from the inn’s quirky guests, the sisters may come to terms with their strained relationships, accept the past, and rediscover a little lake magic. Continue reading

The Holiday Swap by Maggie Knox

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

The Holiday Swap

Summary: A feel-good, holiday-themed romantic comedy about identical twins who switch lives in the days leading up to Christmas–perfect for fans of Christina Lauren’s In a Holidaze and Josie Silver’s One Day in December.

All they want for Christmas is a different life.

When chef Charlie Goodwin gets hit on the head on the L.A. set of her reality baking show, she loses a lot more than consciousness; she also loses her ability to taste and smell–both critical to her success as show judge. Meanwhile, Charlie’s identical twin, Cass, is frantically trying to hold her own life together back in their quaint mountain hometown while running the family’s bustling bakery and dealing with her ex, who won’t get the memo that they’re over.

With only days until Christmas, a desperate Charlie asks Cass to do something they haven’t done since they were kids: switch places. Looking for her own escape from reality, Cass agrees. But temporarily trading lives proves more complicated than they imagined, especially when rugged firefighter Jake Greenman and gorgeous physician’s assistant Miguel Rodriguez are thrown into the mix. Will the twins’ identity swap be a recipe for disaster, or does it have all the right ingredients for getting their lives back on track? Continue reading