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RED HOT READS – Fan Girl Friday Edition

Hola, Rubies and Ruby friends –

TGIF! Am I right?

It’s been a loooooong week in the Talley family hacienda and I need a few things this weekend – a margarita, a morning in my PJs and, of course, a good book. I just finished up Colleen Hoover’s latest (as mentioned last week) and it has a satisfying finish. So I’m off to look for my next great read. And there’s a lot out there to choose from.

I’m counting on you for some good suggestions. Let’s start with a few Rubies and their TBR stacks:

From Ruby Heather McCollum we get an oldie but a goodie:

          I read The Guernsey Literary and Potato Pie Peel Society  this for book club and loved it. It’s literary fiction set in post WWII England and the Isle of Guernsey. It is written only in letters between people – what a unique way to tell a story. After the initial adjustment when I realized it was all written in letter format, I got sucked into the story and loved it. Totally recommend. potato society

Blurb: “I wonder how the book got to Guernsey? Perhaps there is some sort of secret homing instinct in books that brings them to their perfect readers.” January 1946: London is emerging from the shadow of the Second World War, and writer Juliet Ashton is looking for her next book subject. Who could imagine that she would find it in a letter from a man she’s never met, a native of the island of Guernsey, who has come across her name written inside a book by Charles Lamb….

As Juliet and her new correspondent exchange letters, Juliet is drawn into the world of this man and his friends—and what a wonderfully eccentric world it is. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society—born as a spur-of-the-moment alibi when its members were discovered breaking curfew by the Germans occupying their island—boasts a charming, funny, deeply human cast of characters, from pig farmers to phrenologists, literature lovers all.

Juliet begins a remarkable correspondence with the society’s members, learning about their island, their taste in books, and the impact the recent German occupation has had on their lives. Captivated by their stories, she sets sail for Guernsey, and what she finds will change her forever.

Written with warmth and humor as a series of letters, this novel is a celebration of the written word in all its guises, and of finding connection in the most surprising ways.

        And Ruby Vivi Andrews/Lizzie Shayne pulled out another one she’d been meaning to get around to:

I recently read a book that had been lingering on my Kindle for years and it was fabulous.  The first book of Lexxie Couper’s Heart of Fame series, Love’s Rhythm – about an Australian rock star trying to find his way back to what–and who–really matters in life.  Sexy rocker, secret baby, and oooooh the hotness.  A really beautifully written, sexy book.

         And out this week, Ruby Sis Kim Law has the newest in her Wildes of Birch Bay series Montana Rescue. There’s a retiring championship bull rider and the helicopter pilot/childhood crush who’s recently widowed. Lots of serious catnip for readers in this new book. And the cover is gorgeous! Check it out here:


So three good ones this week, but WE NEED MORE RECS! So what are you reading? I’d love to have your recommendation for the next book to keep me up until the wee hours. Kim_MontanaRescue




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