Alright ya’ll, I mitigated my enthusiasm for Wednesday and am only posting once! Also I was super busy at work and my husbands Master’s defense is tomorrow (gimme all your good juju) so today was a mess! HOWEVER, it does not lessen how much Wednesday’s get me amped for upcoming reads.
Can’t wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Wishful Endings to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about and that we have yet to read. It’s based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine.
As I’ve done with all my CWW posts, I am posting in tandem with the fabulous ladies Brenda and Norma who host Two Sisters Lost in a Coulee. We’re reading this next book as a Traveling Sister’s read and ya’ll, I’m excited as all get out. It’s going to be an excellent change of pace and is going to make the transition into fall super cozy.
What title is perfect to ring in the cooler weather, you ask? WELL LET ME TELL YOU, none other than The Little Shop of Found Things by Paula Brakston. There’s a little romance, some time travel (A La Outlander anyone?), action, some paranormal vibes and mother-daughter love – literally, what more could you ask for? I’m so excited to read this as the cold front comes through Texas because it’s looking like the perfect read to cuddle up with my dog and a blanket on the couch!
Xanthe and her mother Flora leave London behind for a fresh start, taking over an antique shop in the historic town of Marlborough. Xanthe has always had an affinity with some of the antiques she finds. When she touches them, she can sense something of the past they come from and the stories they hold. So when she has an intense connection to a beautiful silver chatelaine she has to know more.
It’s while she’s examining the chatelaine that she’s transported back to the seventeenth century. And shortly after, she’s confronted by a ghost who reveals that this is where the antique has its origins. The ghost tasks Xanthe with putting right the injustice in its story to save an innocent girl’s life, or else it’ll cost her Flora’s.
While Xanthe fights to save her amid the turbulent days of 1605, she meets architect Samuel Appleby. He may be the person who can help her succeed. He may also be the reason she can’t bring herself to leave.
What cozy reads are you looking forward to, to ring in the cooler weather? Drop me a note in the comments and let me know!