The Address by Fiona Davis

Book I won, I have to figure out where I won it from lol!

The Address by Fiona Davis

‘” on sale August 1, 2017 “”

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Description: 

Fiona Davis, the author of The Dollhouse, returns with a compelling novel about the thin lines between love and loss, success and ruin, passion and madness, all hidden behind the walls of The Dakota—New York City’s most famous residence.

After a failed apprenticeship, working her way up to head housekeeper of a posh London hotel is more than Sara Smythe ever thought she’d make of herself. But when a chance encounter with Theodore Camden, one of the architects of the grand New York apartment house The Dakota, leads to a job offer, her world is suddenly awash in possibility—no mean feat for a servant in 1884. The opportunity to move to America, where a person can rise above one’s station. The opportunity to be the female manager of The Dakota, which promises to be the greatest apartment house in the world. And the opportunity to see more of Theo, who understands Sara like no one else…and is living in The Dakota with his wife and three young children.

In 1985, Bailey Camden is desperate for new opportunities. Fresh out of rehab, the former party girl and interior designer is homeless, jobless, and penniless. Two generations ago, Bailey’s grandfather was the ward of famed architect Theodore Camden. But the absence of a genetic connection means Bailey won’t see a dime of the Camden family’s substantial estate. Instead, her “cousin” Melinda—Camden’s biological great-granddaughter—will inherit almost everything. So when Melinda offers to let Bailey oversee the renovation of her lavish Dakota apartment, Bailey jumps at the chance, despite her dislike of Melinda’s vision. The renovation will take away all the character and history of the apartment Theodore Camden himself lived in…and died in, after suffering multiple stab wounds by a madwoman named Sara Smythe, a former Dakota employee who had previously spent seven months in an insane asylum on Blackwell’s Island.

One hundred years apart, Sara and Bailey are both tempted by and struggle against the golden excess of their respective ages—for Sara, the opulence of a world ruled by the Astors and Vanderbilts; for Bailey, the free-flowing drinks and cocaine in the nightclubs of New York City—and take refuge and solace in the Upper West Side’s gilded fortress. But a building with a history as rich—and often tragic—as The Dakota’s can’t hold its secrets forever, and what Bailey discovers in its basement could turn everything she thought she knew about Theodore Camden—and the woman who killed him—on its head.

With rich historical detail, nuanced characters, and gorgeous prose, Fiona Davis once again delivers a compulsively readable novel that peels back the layers of not only a famed institution but the lives—and lies—of the beating hearts within.

 

The Other Side of DARE by Vanessa Davis Griggs

Ahh, so far it’s good. The description is interesting. This is an urban Christian fiction. I love me some #urbanchristianfiction.
As I look at these pages I can smell the burn from the pages that someone set on fire 🔥 😲… Oh well. “The Other Side of DARE by Vanessa Davis Griggs 📘

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Book Review: 

Few Spoilers here and there….

The Other Side of Dare is really good, and it getting juicer and juicer, Lord I didn’t want to put this book down and stop reading but I had to. I was like I have to find out what happened next. Lord knows I have to get and find the other book so I can find out if Andrew will learn about Paris sleeping with Darius, myself I couldn’t figure out if they did or not. And the devil not finishes with Darius, it’s like he doesn’t want help or to actually fix his marriage in the right way. He may end up losing more than what he wanted and I bet Paris will be right in the middle and lose Andrew. But I couldn’t hate Gabrielle, as much as other people but she wanted her daughter back and I thought it was right for her to get a full custody of her own child. Hopefully, she will tell her daughter Jasmin who her father and siblings are instead of holding out on secret and be whiny when the girl finds out. But this book was not a letdown nor was I disappointed.

Description:

When a battle of wills threatens to tear a family apart, a child shall lead them–straight to a shocking secret. Will they betray their faith–and each other–to keep it buried?
After seven years of marriage, Paris Simmons-Holyfield and her husband, Andrew, are still childless. Now Paris is determined to adopt orphaned nine-year-old Jasmine Noble. Trouble is, Jasmine’s in the custody of ex-stripper Gabrielle Mercedes. Worse, Andrew is vehemently against the idea–and he’s not alone. Paris’s father, Lawrence Simmons, a powerful politician, has vowed to shut his daughter down. The only man to even dare be on Paris’s side is shady Darius Connors. Unemployed and not quite out of the dog house with his wife, Darius is more than happy to help the beautiful, vulnerable, yet undeterred Paris. . .
Paris has her suspicions about why her husband and her father are so opposed to the adoption. But the reality is far more scandalous than she imagines. To get to the bottom of it, she’ll have to deal with blackmail from the last person she ever expected–and battle Gabrielle, who’ll fight with everything she’s got–including the truth. Soon, all involved will learn just what’s on the other side of dare. . .

“Scandal Becomes Her by Shirlee Busbee

Another FREE book I picked up from the library. Couldn’t get anymore since everybody done Jack the whole rack. Lol 😂
I thought this book was very interesting so I was glad to find this one book that was knocked over. 📗 “Scandal Becomes Her by Shirlee Busbee

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Description:

From one of the most beloved voices in romance comes a lush new novel of a chance meeting, a forced marriage-and the surprise of a love so passionate it cannot be denied. Set against the backdrop of Regency London and the English countryside, New York Times bestselling author Shirlee Busbee’s return to historical romance is a triumph readers will treasure. Love Is Sweetest When It’s Unexpected Nell Anslowe and Julian, Earl of Wyndham, are an unlikely couple in every respect. Injured in a riding accident ten years ago, Nell was left with a fiance who abandoned their engagement, a slight limp, terrifying nightmares, and the firm belief that she will never marry. The abrupt end of Julian’s unhappy marriage formed his resolve to remain a bachelor until the end of his days. But as Julian chases down his reckless stepsister, he seeks shelter from a summer storm in a cottage-and finds it occupied by Nell, who has escaped from a fortune-seeking libertine bent on carrying her off to Gretna Green. Discovered together by Nell’s family, the couple’s hasty wedding is the only way to save Nell from scandal-but the polite union each of them expects blossoms into something much more powerful . . . Busbee’s sweeping new novel delves into the souls of a man and a woman too wounded to believe in love-and too passionate to deny the truth in their hearts. “One of the best romantic writers of our time” -Affaire de Coeur “Every romance author alive owes Shirlee Busbee a huge debt . . . now she is back and better than ever” -New York Times bestselling author, Julia Quinn

Love Inspiried Books

Books that came in the mail ✉ 📬 📦 today. FREE books.

Not sure what the website is for this but I get mail about getting free books but pay for the next ones. I do know it’s from “Readers Service”👌

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1.. Second Chance Rancher by Brenda Minton #BrendaMinton
2. Lone Star 🌟 Bachelor by Linda Goodnight #LindaGoodnight
3. Second Chance Cowboy by Carolyne Aarsen #Carolyneaarsen

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Ramona The Pest by Beverly Clearly

Book 📙 for elementary, middle school kids.

Ramona The Pest by Beverly Clearly

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Description:

This is the second title in the hugely popular series about Ramona Quimby. Ramona doesn’t think she’s a pest. She knows that she isn’t a pest on purpose. So how in the world does Ramona get in trouble? Why does Davy run away whenever Ramona comes near him? And how does she manage to disrupt the whole kindergarten class during their rest time? Beverly Cleary is one of America’s most popular authors and has won many prestigious awards, including the American Library Association’s Laura Ingalls Wilder Award. “Ramona the Pest” is being published to coincide with the publication of the latest Ramona title, “Ramona’s World”.

Fresh Fiction Box

Fresh Fiction Box 👌, I got last month. I will not get one for this month. 😥 but oh well.

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1.. One Week to the Wedding 💒 by Olivia Miles #oliviamiles
2. DatingYouHatingYou by Christina Lauren #ChristinaLauren
3. Freedom’s Price by Christine Johnson #ChristineJohnson
4.Blue Hollow Falls by Donna Kauffman #DonnaKauffman
5. Run To Ground by Katie Ruggle #KatieRuggle

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OBSESSION By, Karen Robards

Got this for FREE. wish the library had better maybe something like YA, Christian Fiction (Urban), or Fiction (Urban)… But I thought the description of this book was interesting.

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OBSESSION By, Karen Robards

Description:

A woman survives a horrific attempt on her life, only to feel like a stranger in her own home, in the electrifying new novel from New York Times-bestselling author Karen Robards.

The house is all wrong. Her clothes are all wrong. When Katharine Lawrence recovers consciousness on the kitchen floor, staggers to her feet and looks at herself in the mirror, the beautiful face staring back at her is familiar-but wrong. Despite all the evidence-her pictures are all over the apartment, the clothes in the closets are the right size, and it’s her hair caught in the brush atop the dresser-everything feels wrong.

Maybe the trauma of the attempt on her life has given her some kind of amnesia. She’s twenty-nine, the special assistant to the head of the National Security Agency, and she’s lucky to be alive. She also knows she can trust no one.

Before she can act on her instincts and run for her life, CIA Agent Nick Huston arrives on the scene. The CIA is conducting a special investigation of Katharine’s boss, and the mystified woman in her “unreal” house is the key to the operation. But the real Katharine Lawrence has been whisked away for debriefing, and this expendable lookalike, Jenna Hill, is being used until the CIA gets the information it needs. But no one counted on Jenna Hill’s outrage at being used. And no one-least of all Nick-could have anticipated the heat that flares between them as the game plays on.

 

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