It’s Monday what are you reading? #1

It’s Monday What are you Reading? Is a weekly bookish meme where we get together to share what books we’ve read in the past week, what books we’re currently reading and what new books we’re planning on reading in the coming week along with any reviews or interesting posts. It’s hosted by Sheila @One Person’s Journey through a World of Books
Just Finished Reading:
Nothing This Week
Currently Reading:

The Doctor and The Diva by: Adrienne McDonnell


It is 1903, and Erika von Kessler has struggled for years to become pregnant. Resigned to childlessness, Erika-a talented opera singer and the wife of a prominent Bostonian-secretly plans to move to Italy to pursue her musical career. When the charismatic Doctor Ravell takes Erika on as a patient, he is mesmerized by her. Impetuously, he takes a shocking risk that could ruin them both.

Inspired by the author’s family history, the novel moves from snowy Boston to the gilded balconies of Florence in a stunning tale of opera, longing, and the indomitable power of romantic obsession.

 Voices of the Dead by: Peter Leonard
Detroit, 1971. Harry Levin, scrap metal dealer and holocaust survivor, learns that his daughter has been killed in a car accident. Travelling to Washington DC, he’s told by Detective Taggart that the German diplomat, who was drunk, has been released and afforded immunity; he will never face charges. So Harry is left with only one option – to discover the identity of this man, follow him back to Munich and hunt him down. The first of a two-hander, Peter Leonard’s new novel is a classic cat-and-mouse thriller. Told with swagger, brutal humour and not a little violence, it follows a good man who is forced to return to the horrors of his past.
At Home In Mitford by: Jan Karon

Combining the stellar script-adaptation skills of award-winning writer Paul McCusker with the best-selling novel by Jan Karon, Radio Theatre’s At Home in Mitford will leave listeners longing for more. Set in the charming village of Mitford, this book will delight listeners as it draws them into the life of Father Tim, an Episcopal rector who finds himself running on empty and longing for change. His bachelor existence is changed and enriched by a lovable cast of characters, including a stray dog, a lonely boy, and a comely neighbor.
Vanish by: Sophie Jordan
An impossible romance.
Bitter rivalries.
Deadly choices.

To save the life of the boy she loves, Jacinda did the unthinkable: She betrayed the most closely-guarded secret of her kind. Now she must return to the protection of her pride knowing she might never see Will again—and worse, that because his mind has been shaded, Will’s memories of that fateful night and why she had to flee are gone.

Back home, Jacinda is greeted with hostility and must work to prove her loyalty for both her sake and her family’s. Among the few who will even talk to her are Cassian, the pride’s heir apparent who has always wanted her, and her sister, Tamra, who has been forever changed by a twist of fate. Jacinda knows that she should forget Will and move on—that if he managed to remember and keep his promise to find her, it would only endanger them both. Yet she clings to the hope that someday they will be together again. When the chance arrives to follow her heart, will she risk everything for love?

Up Next:
Until There Was You by: Kristin Higgins
Posey Osterhagen can’t complain. She owns a successful architectural salvaging company, she’s surrounded by her lovable, if off-center, family and she has a boyfriend—sort of. Still, something’s missing. Something tall, brooding and criminally good-looking…something like Liam Murphy.When Posey was sixteen, the bad boy of Bellsford, New Hampshire, broke her heart. But now he’s back, sending Posey’s traitorous schoolgirl heart into overdrive once again. She should be giving him a wide berth, but it seems fate has other ideas…. 

Hidden Summit by: Robyn Carr


Sick of running into her cheery ex-husband and his new wife, Leslie Petruso accepts a job at the Virgin River branch of Haggerty Construction and takes the high road right out of town. Now she’s got Paul Haggerty’s business running like a well-oiled machine. In fact, things are so busy Paul jumps at the chance to hire an extra set of hands.

Just like Leslie, Conner Danson has been burned by love. But if Leslie was disappointed by her relationship going bad, Conner was decimated. He’s got no time for women…although he spends an awful lot of time pretending not to notice Leslie. And she’s pretty busy “ignoring” the chemistry between them.

According to Conner and Leslie, they have only one thing in common—they’re done with love. But everyone in Virgin River can see that things are heating up at Haggerty Construction. And as far as Paul Haggerty can tell, the best thing he can do is hang on to his hard hat and watch the sparks fly!

 What are you reading this week?

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8 thoughts on “It’s Monday what are you reading? #1

  1. Kathy Martin December 26, 2011 at 10:34 am Reply

    Great selection of books! I want to read Till There Was You and Hidden Summit too. They both sound like great romances. Happy reading!

  2. heather December 26, 2011 at 11:35 am Reply

    Have a great week!

  3. MarthaE December 26, 2011 at 11:38 am Reply

    Looks like a good variety! Several would draw me if I had more time… Ah so many books.
    Have a great week.

  4. Dollycas December 26, 2011 at 2:18 pm Reply

    Nice variety!!! I read the Mitford series and really likes it. The cover of the Doctor and the Diva makes me want to reach through the screen and read it today.

    Have a great week!!

  5. Pussreboots December 26, 2011 at 3:16 pm Reply

    I tried Firelight and it wasn’t my cup of tea. Enjoy your books.

    I’m still on vacation but I’ve caught a cold. I’ve been too sick to get much reading done. Please come see what I’m reading.

  6. Debbie Nance (@debnance) December 26, 2011 at 4:37 pm Reply

    You’ve got some great reads there! Thank you for sharing them.

    Here’s my It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

  7. Melissa W. December 26, 2011 at 9:25 pm Reply

    What a variety of books you are reading this week.

    Here’s my It’s Monday! What are you reading?

  8. Brunette Librarian December 27, 2011 at 10:13 am Reply

    Robyn Carr is so great! I really enjoyed Virgin River and the subsequent series. It’s fun to see characters from other books…and to meet new ones 🙂

    Happy New year!

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