WWW.Wednesday

Happy WWW Wednesday!

Hello and welcome to my little corner, a place where I come to get away from everything and just relax.  I hope that your Wednesday is going well and we are half way through the week.

WWW Wednesday is hosted by Sam on Taking on a World of Words. Anyone can participate by answering the three questions below and then posting a link to your post from your blog on Sam’s website, or just answer the questions on her post, if you do not have a blog.

The three questions (Ws) are:

1.) What are you currently reading?
2.) What did you recently finish reading?
3.) What do you think you’ll read next?

 I am currently 50% through The Silent Wife By: Karin Slaughter and I must say what a great start, I love reading her books

What did you recently finish reading?

I currently finished The House of Kennedy By: James Patterson I really enjoyed reading it but wished it had a little more of the Kennedys that what it had.

Up Next: 

I have downloaded to from my Library App and hope to finish both of them for the next www.Wednesday posting.

The Great Alone By:  Kristin Hannah

Reading Lolita in Tehran  By:  Azar Nafisi

Thanks for reading this week’s WWW on my blog! Have you read any of these books or have plans to? Have you also done a WWW on your blog, if so I will check it out. I welcome your thoughts/comments, and as always-

Thanks for Reading One Girl and a Book

Rochelle xoxo

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by Ambrosia of The Purple Booker. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Today’s teaser comes from The Silent Wife by Karin Slaughter, page 52

“Oh great,” Lena mumbled. “Tennis Barbie to the rescue.” Jeffery gave Lena a look of warning.

Happy reading!

Oh No Monday Again

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? a place to meet up and share what you have been, and are about to be reading over the week. It’s a great post to organise yourself. It’s an opportunity to visit and comment and er… add to your groaning TBR pile! So welcome in everyone. This meme started on J Kaye’s blog and then was hosted by Sheila from Book Journey. Sheila then passed it on to Kathryn here at The Book Date.

Hope you are all doing okay.

What I read last week:

The House of Kennedy By: James Patterson

The Kennedys have always been a family of charismatic adventurers, raised to take risks and excel, living by the dual family mottos: “To whom much is given, much is expected” and “Win at all costs.” And they do—but at a price. 

Across decades and generations, the Kennedys have occupied a unique place in the American imagination: charmed, cursed, at once familiar and unknowable. The House of Kennedy is a revealing, fascinating account of America’s most storied family, as told by America’s most trusted storyteller.

What I am reading now:

The Silent Wife By: Karin Slaughter

Instant New York Times Bestseller!

“If you’re into mystery thrillers, then you’re into Karin Slaughter.” —THESKIMM

He watches. He waits. He takes. Who will be next . . .

THE SILENT WIFE

The New York Times bestselling author of Pieces of Her and The Last Widow returns with another electrifying thriller.

Investigating the killing of a prisoner during a riot inside a state penitentiary, GBI investigator Will Trent is confronted with disturbing information. One of the inmates claims that he is innocent of a brutal attack for which he has always been the prime suspect. The man insists that he was framed by a corrupt law enforcement team led by Jeffrey Tolliver and that the real culprit is still out there—a serial killer who has systematically been preying on women across the state for years. If Will reopens the investigation and implicates the dead police officer with a hero’s reputation of wrongdoing, the opportunistic convict is willing to provide the information GBI needs about the riot murder.

Only days ago, another young woman was viciously murdered in a state park in northern Georgia. Is it a fluke, or could there be a serial killer on the loose?

As Will Trent digs into both crimes it becomes clear that he must solve the cold case in order to find the answer. Yet nearly a decade has passed—time for memories to fade, witnesses to vanish, evidence to disappear, and lies to become truth. But Will can’t crack either mystery without the help of the one person he doesn’t want involved: his girlfriend and Jeffrey Tolliver’s widow, medical examiner Sara Linton.

When the past and present begin to collide, Will realizes that everything he values is at stake . . .

Up next:

Reading Lolita In Tehran By:  Azar Nafisi

Every Thursday morning for two years in the Islamic Republic of Iran, Azar Nafisi, a bold and inspired teacher, secretly gathered seven of her most committed female students to read forbidden Western classics. Some came from conservative and religious families, others were progressive and secular; some had spent time in jail. They were shy and uncomfortable at first, unaccustomed to being asked to speak their minds, but soon they removed their veils and began to speak more freely–their stories intertwining with the novels they were reading by Jane Austen, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Henry James, and Vladimir Nabokov. As Islamic morality squads staged arbitrary raids in Tehran, as fundamentalists seized hold of the universities and a blind censor stifled artistic expression, the women in Nafisi’s living room spoke not only of the books they were reading but also about themselves, their dreams and disappointments.



Azar Nafisi’s luminous masterwork gives us a rare glimpse, from the inside, of women’s lives in revolutionary Iran. Reading Lolita in Tehran is a work of great passion and poetic beauty, a remarkable exploration of resilience in the face of tyranny, and a celebration of the liberating power of literature.

Thanks for reading this week’s It’s Monday! What are your Reading on my blog! Have you read this book or have plans to? Have you also done the It’s Monday What Are You Reading? on your blog, if so I will check it out. I welcome your thoughts/comments, and as always-

Thanks for Reading One Girl and a Book

XO

Rochelle

Welcome

Welcome in all! Hope your reading week went well. I have been reading, working on some crat projects and finally got my Christmas decor down. I have started reading The Silent Wife By Karin Slaughter, so far I am enjoying it. What are you reading?

Here is a little about the book.

Instant New York Times Bestseller!

“If you’re into mystery thrillers, then you’re into Karin Slaughter.” —THESKIMM

He watches. He waits. He takes. Who will be next . . .

THE SILENT WIFE

The New York Times bestselling author of Pieces of Her and The Last Widow returns with another electrifying thriller.

Investigating the killing of a prisoner during a riot inside a state penitentiary, GBI investigator Will Trent is confronted with disturbing information. One of the inmates claims that he is innocent of a brutal attack for which he has always been the prime suspect. The man insists

that he was framed by a corrupt law enforcement team led by Jeffrey Tolliver and that the real culprit is still out there—a serial killer who has systematically been preying on women across the state for years. If Will reopens the investigation and implicates the dead police officer with a hero’s reputation of wrongdoing, the opportunistic convict is willing to provide the information GBI needs about the riot murder.

Only days ago, another young woman was viciously murdered in a state park in northern Georgia. Is it a fluke, or could there be a serial killer on the loose?

As Will Trent digs into both crimes it becomes clear that he must solve the cold case in order to find the answer. Yet nearly a decade has passed—time for memories to fade, witnesses to vanish, evidence to disappear, and lies to become truth. But Will can’t crack either mystery without the help of the one person he doesn’t want involved: his girlfriend and Jeffrey Tolliver’s widow, medical examiner Sara Linton.

When the past and present begin to collide, Will realizes that everything he values is at stake . . .

Have you read it, if so what were your thoughts, I would love to hear them.

Happy reading everyone.

Xo

Rochelle

2021 Thrillers To Your Reading List

Hello and welcome to my little corner on the web, where I go to read, relax and there are times I surf the web for new reads.  I follow this blog called Ludwig’s Thrillers well guys if you are looking for some great Thrillers well your in for a treat. 2021 Thrillers To Add To Your Reading List

 He has some great books, that you can add to your TBR shelf.

Check out his page click on the link below:

https://ludwigsbookreviews.wordpress.com/author/ludwigsbookreviews/

Hey friends, who else is excited for this year’s upcoming releases?! I put together a couple of the most highly anticipated thrillers (click on the link to check out the titles!!) coming out this year and thought I’d share! Which releases are you guys most excited about?  I know there are a few that I will be looking for.

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Titles included:

The Maidens by Alex Michaelides

Survive The Night by Riley Sager

For Your Own Good by Samantha Downing

Every Vow You Break by Peter Swanson

The Stranger In The Mirror by Liv Constantine

The Therapist by B A Paris

Finding Tessa by Jaime Lynn Hendricks

The Drowning Kind by Jennifer Macmahon

A Slow Fire Burning by Paula Hawkins

You Love Me by Caroline Kepnes

The Other Emily by Dean Koontz

Dark Roads by Chevy Stevens

Local Woman Missing by Mary Kubica

First Lines Fridays

Happy Friday everyone hope that your week was event full.

First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines?

  • Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page
  • Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first
  • Finally… reveal the book!

They are known as “coffin ships”: overcrowded, disease-riddled, barley seaworthy sailing vessels that transport millions of impoverished Irish fleeting the mid-nineteenth-century Great Hunger, or famine, hoping to begin new lives in the US and Canada.  Assuming they make it that far-some 30 percent of transatlantic passengers commonly die at sea during the treacherous three-thousand miles crossing, which can take as long as four months. 

Given the conditions, many travelers mark their departure from Ireland with an “American wale” evoking the finality of the voyage they are about to undertake.  One Such traveler is Patrick Joseph Kennedy, a twenty-seven-year-old cask and barrel maker from Dunganstown, County Wexford, and future great-grandfather of President John F. Kennedy.

Thanks for reading this week’s First Line Friday my blog! Have you read this book or have plans to? Have you also done a First Line Friday on your blog, if so I will check it out. I welcome your thoughts/comments, and as always-

Thanks for Reading One Girl and a Book

Rochelle xoxo

The Cover Reveal for … Tristan

Welcome to the Cover Reveal for … Tristan By Jeannie Lynn Roberts

But first a little about the book….

Synopsis:

His redemption might be her downfall…

Tristan has nothing left to lose. His best friend’s betrayal cost him everything. Now, he’s going to take it back. All he has to do to get the Hawks reinstated to their rightful position at the palace is track down the traitor’s younger sister and turn her over for execution. But Nim’s not the girl Tristan left behind years ago; she’s a stubborn, loyal, beautiful woman, and he can’t stop himself from wanting her.

Nim fled with nothing when the king’s favorite came for her. All she has left is the conviction that her brother is innocent—and her determination to free him. She’ll do anything…even if it means convincing Tristan to help her. But the man he’s become is a far cry from the boy she fell in love with so long ago. He’s formidably stern and deeply untrusting. She’ll just have to hope he still has a heart under that battle-scarred exterior.

When love and duty collide, will Tristan follow his orders or follow his heart?

Tristan, book 1 in The Hawks series, is a sexy, steamy, adult fantasy romance full of swords, shifters (kind of), and tons of action. But fair warning: This book is intended only for readers who love slow burn romance, fast-paced adventure, soul mates and found family—and characters who curse when they fight for survival. If that’s you, happy reading.

Goodreadshttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/56329224-tristan

Pre-orderhttps://books2read.com/u/m2M15O?store=amazon

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AUTHOR BIO: Jennie’s favourite films growing up were Dirty Dancing, Top Gun, Star Wars, and The Princess Bride. This probably tells you everything you might want to know about her!

As a teenager, she read a lot of epic fantasy while the books that she hid under her bed were filled with vampires and sexy suspense. The day she discovered romance, and found a huge array of wonderful books combining the magic and action she loved with kissing and a guaranteed Happily Ever After, she was hooked.

She has been a waitress, an analyst, a consultant, a managing director and a therapist, and now spends as much time as she can at her computer lost in a fantasy world populated with kick-ass heroines and dangerous heroes.

Jennie lives in England, with her husband and two children, in a small village with a duck-pond and, much to her disappointment, very few shifters and no dragons to speak

You can follow the author through her social media groups

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/20984183.Jennie_Lynn_Roberts

WWW.Wednesday!

Hello and welcome to Wednesday, we are half way through the week, and I can say that I will be happy when it’s Friday and then yes to the weekend. Work has been very busyso I can’t wait for the weekend.

WWW Wednesday is hosted by Sam on Taking on a World of Words. Anyone can participate by answering the three questions below and then posting a link to your post from your blog on Sam’s website, or just answer the questions on her post, if you do not have a blog.

The three questions (Ws) are:

1.) What are you currently reading?
2.) What did you recently finish reading?
3.) What do you think you’ll read next?

 I am currently 50% through The House of Kennedy By: James Patterson

What did you recently finish reading?

I currently finished Frontier Follies By:  Ree Drummon (Review to follow in an upcoming post) But I can say that I really enjoyed reading it.

 What do you think you’ll read next?

I have just download The Silent Wife By:  Karin Slaughter, I can’t wait to read this one, I have read all of her books,  I really enjoy her books.

Thanks for reading this week’s WWW on my blog! Have you read any of these books or have plans to? Have you also done a WWW on your blog, if so I will check it out. I welcome your thoughts/comments, and as always-

Thanks for Reading One Girl and a Book

Rochelle xoxo

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? a place to meet up and share what you have been, and are about to be reading over the week. It’s a great post to organise yourself. It’s an opportunity to visit and comment and er… add to your groaning TBR pile! So welcome in everyone. This meme started on J Kaye’s blog and then was hosted by Sheila from Book Journey. Sheila then passed it on to Kathryn here at The Book Date.

Hope you are all doing okay.

What I read last week:

Too Much and Never Enough By: Mary L. Trump

Frontier Follies By:  Ree Drummond

Umbrella Man By: Willow Rose

What I am reading now:

The House Of Kennedy By:  James Patterson / Cynthia Fagen

Now with an all-new bonus chapter—in the bestselling The House of Kennedy, “James Patterson applies his writerly skills to real-life history . . . re-telling the political clan’s rise and fall and rise again (and fall again) with novelistic style” (People). 
 

The Kennedys have always been a family of charismatic adventurers, raised to take risks and excel, living by the dual family mottos: “To whom much is given, much is expected” and “Win at all costs.” And they do—but at a price. 

Across decades and generations, the Kennedys have occupied a unique place in the American imagination: charmed, cursed, at once familiar and unknowable. The House of Kennedy is a revealing, fascinating account of America’s most storied family, as told by America’s most trusted storyteller.

Up next:

Mind Hunter BY:  John E. Douglas

Discover the classic, behind-the-scenes chronicle of John E. Douglas’ twenty-five-year career in the FBI Investigative Support Unit, where he used psychological profiling to delve into the minds of the country’s most notorious serial killers and criminals—the basis for the upcoming Netflix original series.

In chilling detail, the legendary Mindhunter takes us behind the scenes of some of his most gruesome, fascinating, and challenging cases—and into the darkest recesses of our worst nightmares.

During his twenty-five year career with the Investigative Support Unit, Special Agent John Douglas became a legendary figure in law enforcement, pursuing some of the most notorious and sadistic serial killers of our time: the man who hunted prostitutes for sport in the woods of Alaska, the Atlanta child murderer, and Seattle’s Green River killer, the case that nearly cost Douglas his life.

As the model for Jack Crawford in The Silence of the Lambs, Douglas has confronted, interviewed, and studied scores of serial killers and assassins, including Charles Manson, Ted Bundy, and Ed Gein, who dressed himself in his victims’ peeled skin. Using his uncanny ability to become both predator and prey, Douglas examines each crime scene, reliving both the killer’s and the victim’s actions in his mind, creating their profiles, describing their habits, and predicting their next moves.

Thanks for reading this week’s It’s Monday! What are your Reading on my blog! Have you read this book or have plans to? Have you also done the It’s Monday What Are You Reading? on your blog, if so I will check it out. I welcome your thoughts/comments, and as always-

Thanks for Reading One Girl and a Book

Rochelle xoxo

WWW.Wednesday

Happy WWW Wednesday!

Hello and welcome to my little corner, a place where I come to get away from everything and just relax.  I hope that your Wednesday is going well and we are half way through the week.

WWW Wednesday is hosted by Sam on Taking on a World of Words. Anyone can participate by answering the three questions below and then posting a link to your post from your blog on Sam’s website, or just answer the questions on her post, if you do not have a blog.

The three questions (Ws) are:

1.) What are you currently reading?
2.) What did you recently finish reading?
3.) What do you think you’ll read next?

 I am currently 80% through Too Much and Never Enough  By:  Mary L. Trump

In this revelatory, authoritative portrait of Donald J. Trump and the toxic family that made him, Mary L. Trump, a trained clinical psychologist and Donald’s only niece, shines a bright light on the dark history of their family in order to explain how her uncle became the man who now threatens the world’s health, economic security, and social fabric.

Mary Trump spent much of her childhood in her grandparents’ large, imposing house in the heart of Queens, New York, where Donald and his four siblings grew up. She describes a nightmare of traumas, destructive relationships, and a tragic combination of neglect and abuse. She explains how specific events and general family patterns created the damaged man who currently occupies the Oval Office, including the strange and harmful relationship between Fred Trump and his two oldest sons, Fred Jr. and Donald.

A firsthand witness to countless holiday meals and interactions, Mary brings an incisive wit and unexpected humor to sometimes grim, often confounding family events. She recounts in unsparing detail everything from her uncle Donald’s place in the family spotlight and Ivana’s penchant for regifting to her grandmother’s frequent injuries and illnesses and the appalling way Donald, Fred Trump’s favorite son, dismissed and derided him when he began to succumb to Alzheimer’s.

Numerous pundits, armchair psychologists, and journalists have sought to parse Donald J. Trump’s lethal flaws. Mary L. Trump has the education, insight, and intimate familiarity needed to reveal what makes Donald, and the rest of her clan, tick. She alone can recount this fascinating, unnerving saga, not just because of her insider’s perspective but also because she is the only Trump willing to tell the truth about one of the world’s most powerful and dysfunctional families.

You Can Purchase it HERE

What did you recently finish reading?

 What do you think you’ll read next?

I haven’t finished any books as of yet I have a few that I want to read and hope to have them listed for the next WWW.Wednesday Posting.  Thanks for reading this week’s WWW on my blog! Have you read any of these books or have plans to? Have you also done a WWW on your blog, if so I will check it out. I welcome your thoughts/comments, and as always-

Thanks for Reading One Girl and a Book

Rochelle xoxo