Giveaway: Twenty-One Truths About Love by Matthew Dicks

 

Thanks to St.Martin’s Press #partner, I have 1 copy for a giveaway (open to US only) of Matthew Dick’s latest book- Twenty-One Truths About Love.

With this kind of praise from Taylor Jenkins Reid, ““Radical, extraordinary, and profoundly human.”– the book should def be on your radar 🙂 Continue reading

Bouchercon 2019: Dallas

Bouchercon has been on my bucket list for some time. It’s an event for mystery authors, writers and fans of mystery- so I wasn’t quite sure what to expect (except some good mysteries- and to probably pick up a tip or 2 on the perfect literary crime.)

I’d never been to Dallas, but when some blog friends approached me about going- and the timing of the event ( I was looking at like a belated birthday celebration) I decided to go.

And now… here is the account of Bouchercon from my beginnings in Jackson, MS to Dallas and back home…. Continue reading

#AMonthofFaves 2019 [Blog Event] Announcement

Join this year’s hosts  Girlxoxo and Traveling with T for our annual #AMonthofFaves blog event – a fun way to recap the year that was (Estella’s Revenge is taking a hiatus for this year). We have a schedule of topics planned out, so feel free to join in anytime for some or all of the topics. There will also be a link-up on our blogs so that we can all stop by each other’s posts to leave comments, high fives, good vibes and well wishes. Continue reading

Literary Friday, ya’ll…

Well, after the fun of Bouchercon (did you follow my adventures on Instagram?) and the November elections (and yes, folks- looks like there will be a run-off in less than 3 weeks!) I am a wee bit tired this week. And then yesterday, I found out my niece swallowed a penny. I need a Hallmark movie and a large drink. 😉

ALSO… we’re under a freeze warning tonight and the temperatures are looking pretty chilly for part of next week. Brrrrrrrrrr…. Continue reading

The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell

Photo Credit: Atria Books

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

The Family Upstairs

Summary: From the New York Times bestselling author of Then She Was Gone and Watching You comes another page-turning look inside one family’s past as buried secrets threaten to come to light.

Be careful who you let in.

Soon after her twenty-fifth birthday, Libby Jones returns home from work to find the letter she’s been waiting for her entire life. She rips it open with one driving thought: I am finally going to know who I am.

She soon learns not only the identity of her birth parents, but also that she is the sole inheritor of their abandoned mansion on the banks of the Thames in London’s fashionable Chelsea neighborhood, worth millions. Everything in Libby’s life is about to change. But what she can’t possibly know is that others have been waiting for this day as well—and she is on a collision course to meet them.

Twenty-five years ago, police were called to 16 Cheyne Walk with reports of a baby crying. When they arrived, they found a healthy ten-month-old happily cooing in her crib in the bedroom. Downstairs in the kitchen lay three dead bodies, all dressed in black, next to a hastily scrawled note. And the four other children reported to live at Cheyne Walk were gone.

In The Family Upstairs, the master of “bone-chilling suspense” (People) brings us the can’t-look-away story of three entangled families living in a house with the darkest of secrets. Continue reading