Pretending to Dance by Diane Chamberlain

Pretending to Dance by Diane Chamberlain

Photo Credit: St. Martin’s Press 10/6

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

Pretending to Dance

Molly Arnette is a good liar. Married to a man she adores, living in San Diego, and eager to adopt a baby since she is unable to have a child- Molly feels fear as the adoption process turns personal- and the social worker begins to question Molly about her past.

Why is Molly nervous?

Because she’s told a lie. A lie, that if her husband found out, might destroy every bit of happiness she has found. And Molly could not handle that- especially since she lost so much happiness when she was 14 and living in North Carolina.  Continue reading

A Month of Faves: Top 10 New To Me Authors


a month of favorites event GirlXoxo

Hello folks! Today the #amonthoffaves folks will be linking up with The Broke and Bookish for their weekly Top 10! Today’s Topic is Top 10 New to Me Authors!


Be sure and check out Girlxoxo and Estella’s Revenge for their posts! Continue reading

The Silent Sister Readalong Part 2 (Spoilers and Discussion)

The silent sister readalong

Hello and welcome to Part 2 of the discussion of THE SILENT SISTER! First, thanks to everyone who joined in Part 1– you’re awesome-sauce!

If you haven’t joined in yet- PLENTY of time to join in the fun. While this post is all about Part 2- feel free to go back to Part 1 to comment! Continue reading

The Silent Sister ReadAlong Week 1 (Spoilers and Discussion)

The silent sister readalong

Hey ya’ll! So today is the first day of THE SILENT SISTER Readalong. We’ll be discussing and spoiling pages 1-104 of the book. I know, I know- you may be thinking “what?!” Don’t worry- we’ll be giving plenty of notice before we got to the spoilers portion of today’s program. If you are just now hearing about this readalong- don’t fret! You can join in at anytime- but we’ll only be discussing Part 1 (pages 1-104) in this post. October 24th we’ll discuss Part 2 (pages 107-233). October 31st will be Part 3 (pages 237-343). Join in the fun- we want to hear what you think!

Ok, well it’s time to start the discussion and start spoiling some things- so if you haven’t read yet and don’t want to be spoiled……. STOP HERE. Do not read further. Do not pass go, do not collect $200. Come back when you’ve read pages 1-104! Continue reading

Did You Hear About THE SILENT SISTER Readalong?

The silent sister readalong

Hey, hey, hey! So in case you missed the fabulous chat the other night with Diane Chamberlain about her latest, THE SILENT SISTER, you probably missed the news that Erin from Deep South Magazine and I will be hosting a readalong in October. Yes, it’s true! With THE SILENT SISTER making both Deep South Magazine Fall/Winter Reading List AND She Reads Books of Fall– well, E and I knew this was a sign- and knew we needed to make something bookishly cool happen. Continue reading

Thursday Mashup

Got many things to report today- get ready!


Kiss and Thrill is giving away a copy of Hank Phillippi Ryan’s latest, The Wrong Girl!

Rachel Hauck is giving away a copy of Princess Bride!

Peeking Between the Pages is giving away a copy of The Wedding Gift by Marlen Suyapa Bodden!

Writer’s Corner is giving away a copy of The Good Wife by Jane Porter!

The Book Wheel (thanks to is giving away a lithography!

She Reads is giving away a copy of Necessary Lies by Diane Chamberlain!


#bookish things

Book-Alicious Mama has posted week 2 questions for Astor Place Vintage! Join in on the fun!

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