Got My Eye On (12)


My font is wonky still. Sorry about that but it does what it wants to do. Ugh, the past two weeks have been murder on my blogging life. I used up all of my scheduled posts and am now truly flying by the seat of my pants. I apologize for being behind in comments and visits and hope to fix that in the coming days. Thanks for sticking around while I attempt to find some balance.

I saw a post over at Mailbox Monday that was encouraging readers to share their best finds of the week via their Books That Caught Our Eye posts. I love, love, love that idea so this is my warped version of it.

Here are the books I've added to my wishlist recently with credit to my enablers :)



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Death by Chocolate Lab by Bethany Blake

Pet sitter Daphne Templeton has a soft spot for every stray and misfit who wanders into the quaint, lakeside village of Sylvan Creek. But even Daphne doesn’t like arrogant, womanizing Steve Beamus, the controversial owner of Blue Ribbon K-9 Academy. When Steve turns up dead during a dog agility trial, Daphne can think of a long list of people with motives for homicide, and so can the police. Unfortunately, at the top of the list is Daphne’s sister, Piper—Steve’s latest wronged girlfriend.

Certain that Piper is innocent, in spite of mounting evidence to the contrary, Daphne sets out to clear her sister’s name—and find Axis, Steve’s prize-winning chocolate Labrador, who went missing the night of Steve’s death. Aided by Socrates, her taciturn basset hound, and a hyperactive one-eared Chihuahua named Artie, Daphne quickly runs afoul of Detective Jonathan Black, a handsome and enigmatic newcomer to town, who has no appreciation for Daphne’s unorthodox sleuthing.

Can a free-spirited pet sitter, armed only with a Ph.D. in Philosophy and her two incompatible dogs, find the real killer before she becomes the next victim?g home is hard for Lane. Hard because her beloved uncle Harry has died suddenly, but also because of him. Kale.

Kale Hunt has been her best friend since childhood. But it was never that simple. He was Lane’s reason for leaving home and moving to New York. Seeing him with someone else, in love with someone else, shouldn’t have hurt. But it did. It really, really did. So she upped sticks and left, started a new life and cut herself off from her past.

But now she’s back and all the feelings are right there. As if she had never left.

Emotions are running high, and tragedy has a funny way of bringing people together. But is Lane reading the signs right? Are they still just friends, or is there something more?

Barb has a knack for finding these doggy books!




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The Orphan's Tale by Pam Jenoff

A powerful novel of friendship set in a traveling circus during World War II, The Orphan's Tale introduces two extraordinary women and their harrowing stories of sacrifice and survival.

Sixteen-year-old Noa has been cast out in disgrace after becoming pregnant by a Nazi soldier and being forced to give up her baby. She lives above a small rail station, which she cleans in order to earn her keep… When Noa discovers a boxcar containing dozens of Jewish infants bound for a concentration camp, she is reminded of the child that was taken from her. And in a moment that will change the course of her life, she snatches one of the babies and flees into the snowy night.


Noa finds refuge with a German circus, but she must learn the flying trapeze act so she can blend in undetected, spurning the resentment of the lead aerialist, Astrid. At first rivals, Noa and Astrid soon forge a powerful bond. But as the facade that protects them proves increasingly tenuous, Noa and Astrid must decide whether their friendship is enough to save one another—or if the secrets that burn between them will destroy everything.

I am a sucker for circus books & Kimba gave this book five stars and made it sound like an amazing journey.



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Beauty of the Beast by Rachel L. Demeter

Experience the world’s most enchanting and timeless love story—retold with a dark and realistic twist.

A BEAST LIVING IN THE SHADOW OF HIS PAST

Reclusive and severely scarred Prince Adam Delacroix has remained hidden inside a secluded, decrepit castle ever since he witnessed his family’s brutal massacre. Cloaked in shadow, with only the lamentations of past ghosts for company, he has abandoned all hope, allowing the world to believe he died on that tragic eve twenty-five years ago.

A BEAUTY IN PURSUIT OF A BETTER FUTURE


Caught in a fierce snowstorm, beautiful and strong-willed Isabelle Rose seeks shelter at a castle—unaware that its beastly and disfigured master is much more than he appears to be. When he imprisons her gravely ill and blind father, she bravely offers herself in his place.


BEAUTY AND THE BEAST


Stripped of his emotional defenses, Adam’s humanity reawakens as he encounters a kindred soul in Isabelle. Together they will wade through darkness and discover beauty and passion in the most unlikely of places. But when a monster from Isabelle’s former life threatens their new love, Demrov’s forgotten prince must emerge from his shadows and face the world once more…


Perfect for fans of Beauty and the Beast and The Phantom of the Opera, Beauty of the Beast brings a familiar and well-loved fairy tale to life with a rich setting in the kingdom of Demrov and a captivating, Gothic voice.


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Beauty of the Beast is the first standalone installment in a series of classic fairy tales reimagined with a dark and realistic twist.


Disclaimer: This is an edgy, historical romance retelling of the classic fairy tale. Due to strong sexual content, profanity, and dark subject matter, including an instance of sexual assault committed by the villain, Beauty of the Beast is not intended for readers under the age of 18.




Yodamom is killing my tbr with these Beauty & the Beast tales lately.Experience the world’s most enchanting and timeless love story—retold with a dark and realistic twist.

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Thanks everyone! I am so excited to see what this week will bring.


Find something irresistible during your blog perusals this week? Please share!

Comments

  1. Barb and I did a buddy read/review of Death By Chocolate Lab, it was pretty fun! Those other ones look cool too! :)

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  2. Also curious about Orphan's Tale. It sounds like something I'd like. I love Historical fiction.

    Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Death by Chocolate Lab looks like one that I would pick up. I love Barb and all of her dog books!

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  4. I blog by the seat of my pants all the time now. :D Orphan's Tale sounds good - Kim can pick 'em!

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  5. I love the cover for Death by Chocolate Lab and despite it not being my genre, I think the story sounds interesting! I used to read a lot of holocaust related stuff but I was finding it too sad and depressing so have to stay away from that kind of thing now. Zombies usually cheer me up though which is kinda twisted...! I really enjoy this feature on your blog!

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  6. I am really interested in the Beauty and the Beast retelling. I wasn't aware The Orphan Train had a circus element. Like Chuckles though, I'm afraid I would find it depressing. Hope you love Death by Chocolate Lab. It was a lot of fun.

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