The Family You Make by Jill Shalvis

This book was purchased by Traveling With T for her own reading time.

The Family You Make

Summary: Beloved New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis begins a new series–Sunrise Cove–set near beautiful Lake Tahoe, with a heartwarming story of found family and love.

During the snowstorm of the century Levi Cutler is stranded on a ski lift with a beautiful stranger named Jane. After strong winds hurl the gondola in front of them into the ground, Levi calls his parents to prepare them for the worst…but can’t bring himself to say goodbye. Instead, wanting to fulfill his mother’s lifelong wish, he impulsively tells her he’s happily settled and Jane is his girlfriend–right before his phone dies.

But Levi and Jane do not.

Now Levi’s family is desperate to meet “The One.” Though Jane agrees to be his pretend girlfriend for just one dinner, she’s nervous. After a traumatic childhood, Jane isn’t sure she knows how to be around a tight-knit family that cherishes one another. She’s terrified, and a little jealous. But an unexpected series of events and a host of new friends soon show Jane that perhaps this is the life she was always meant to have.

As Jane and Levi spend more time together, pretend feelings quickly turn into real ones. Now all Jane has to do is admit to herself she can’t live without the man she’s fallen in love with and the family she has always dreamed of. Continue reading

The Last to Vanish by Megan Miranda

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

The Last to Vanish

Summary: New York Times bestselling author Megan Miranda returns with a gripping and propulsive thriller that opens with the disappearance of a journalist who is investigating a string of vanishings in the resort town of Cutter’s Pass—will its dark secrets finally be revealed?

Ten years ago, Abigail Lovett fell into a job she loves, managing The Passage Inn, a cozy, upscale resort nestled in the North Carolina mountain town of Cutter’s Pass. Cutter’s Pass is best known for its outdoor offerings—rafting and hiking, with access to the Appalachian trail by way of a gorgeous waterfall—and its mysterious history. As the book begins, the string of unsolved disappearances that has haunted the town is once again thrust into the spotlight when journalist Landon West, who was staying at the inn to investigate the story of the vanishing trail, then disappears himself.

Abby has sometimes felt like an outsider within the community, but she’s come to view Cutter’s Pass as her home. When Landon’s brother Trey shows up looking for answers, Abby can’t help but feel the town closing ranks. And she’s still on the outside. When she finds incriminating evidence that may bring them closer to the truth, Abby soon discovers how little she knows about her coworkers, neighbors, and even those closest to her.

Megan Miranda brings her best writing to The Last to Vanish, a riveting thriller filled with taut suspense and shocking twists that will keep you guessing until the very end. Continue reading

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!

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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