But, I do want to let you know what has been keeping my reading brain turned on and happy and provide you with links so you can check them out.
The books below are all books I heartily recommend. In some cases, you'll see my reviews of them at Breakpoint or Novel Crossing and I'll let you know when they're posted there. For each I have included one word or short phrase or description that comes to mind when I think about the book
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The Irish Healer by Nancy Herriman Perfectly Paced, Slow-Burning Romance.
Veil of Pearls by Marylu Tyndall Attention to Detail. Breathless. Lace.
The Air we Breathe by Christa Parrish Trapped. Disillusioned. Plays with narrative tropes.
Home Another Way by Christa Parrish Lyrical. Music. Discordant. Clash. Rural.
Into the Free by Julie Cantrell
Gypsy. South. Drenched. Abuse. Emotional resonance. Poetry. Pitch-perfect put-in-your-pocket poetry that lolls on your tongue. Taste. Palpable.
My Most Excellent Year: A Novel of Love, Mary Poppins and Fenway Park by Steve Kluger. Cotton-candy-coloured-bright-flippant-ephemera-highschool-laugh-romance-sweet-friendship-awkward-giggle-nose-wrinkle-good.
Chasing Jupiter by Rachel Coker juvenalia-in-the-best-Bronte-way. Nostalgic. Flipped.