I love being a part of this and I hope you do too!  As part of this weekly meme I love to encourage you all to go and visit the others participating in this meme.  I offer a weekly contest for those who visit 10 or more of the Monday Meme participants and leave a comment telling me how many you visited.  **You do not have to have a blog to participate! You receive one entry for every 10 comments, just come back here and tell me how many in the comment area.

Under the new and hopefully improved 2013 guidelines, the winner each week will receive a $5 Amazon gift card.  This past weeks winner is:

Mama Bear Musings

 Congratulations!   please send me an email at journeythrougnbook@gmail.com and I will get this out to you later this week!

A busy week here between organizing a 5k for a fund raiser and book club this past Tuesday.  Here is what was on the blog:


However Long The Night by Aimee Molloy  (Wow what an amazing book!)



The Fate Of Mercy Alban by Wendy Webb (Bookies June read and review)



Brown Bag Author Event:  William Souder



The Good House by Ann Leary  (pretty goof listen on audio!)



This week here is what I will be working on that is new:


Leslie Anne Greene Carter is The Last Original Wife among her husband Wesley’s wildly successful Atlanta social set. His cronies have all traded in the mothers of their children they promised to love and cherish—’til death did them part—for tanned and toned young Barbie brides.

If losing the social life and close friends she adored wasn’t painful enough, a series of setbacks shake Les’s world and push her to the edge. She’s had enough of playing the good wife to a husband who thinks he’s doing her a favor by keeping her around. She’s not going to waste another minute on people she doesn’t care to know. Now, she’s going to take some time for herself—in the familiar comforts and stunning beauty of Charleston, her beloved hometown. In her brother’s stately historic home, she’s going to reclaim the carefree girl who spent lazy summers sharing steamy kisses with her first love on Sullivans Island. Along Charleston’s live oak- and palmetto-lined cobblestone streets, under the Lowcountry’s dazzling blue sky, Les will indulge herself with icy cocktails, warm laughter, divine temptation and bittersweet memories. Daring to listen to her inner voice, she will realize what she wants . . . and find the life of which she’s always dreamed.

Told in the alternating voices of Les and Wes, The Last Original Wife is classic Dorothea Benton Frank: an intoxicating tale of family, friendship, self-discovery, and love, that is as salty as a Lowcountry breeze and as invigorating as a dip in Carolina waters on a sizzling summer day.






In 1956, Ava Lark rents a house with her twelve-year-old son, Lewis, in a desirable Boston suburb. Ava is beautiful, divorced, Jewish, and a working mom. She finds her neighbors less than welcoming. Lewis yearns for his absent father, befriending the only other fatherless kids: Jimmy and Rose. One afternoon, Jimmy goes missing. The neighborhood—in the throes of Cold War paranoia—seizes the opportunity to further ostracize Ava and her son.

Years later, when Lewis and Rose reunite to untangle the final pieces of the tragic puzzle, they must decide: Should you tell the truth even if it hurts those you love, or should some secrets remain buried?





Tonight I am sitting here watching Identity Theft (funny!)  And getting ready for Audio Book Week that starts tomorrow.

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  1. I want to read the new Dorothea Benton Frank!! I am on the list at the library. 😦

    And I totally screwed up your linky page. 😦 I am tired and pasted in the wrong link. I am sorry. The first one is wrong if you want to delete it.

  2. The Last Original Wife sounds good and I love the cover, Off to check out your review of However Long the Night. Have a great week and happy reading 🙂

  3. Is This Tomorrow sounds interesting. Argh – is it Audioweek already? Well – At least I have several audio titles to post reviews for. 🙂
    Have a great week.

  4. Some interesting reads and I’d not heard of them before so thank you for introducing them to me. Have visited 10+, think its nearer to 20 this week.

  5. Caroline Leavitt and Is This Tomorrow are EVERYWHERE I turn lately! I bought both my mom and my stepmom a copy of the novel for Mother’s Day, the author is here in town this week for an author event with our local bookstore (though it’s the same night as my book group), and my favorite book podcast just recommended this novel this week! Now I need to read it myself. All these recommendations have convinced me to include it on my list of book choices for my book group this week (it’s my turn to choose a few books for the group to vote on). Can’t wait to hear what you think of it!

    Enjoy your books this week –


    Book By Book

    Big Book Summer Challenge

  6. I reeeeeeeally like that cover for Is This Tomorrow, I want to look into it based on that alone! Hope you enjoy your books this week 🙂

  7. I have Is This Tomorrow on my kindle, not yet started, and heard only good things about the Last Original Wife. I read review of The Fate of Mercy Alban and that is a possibility for me too. Nice assortment of books; enjoy your week of reading!

  8. Great selection. Is it just me that there seems to be lots of novels around that are set in the 1950’s. Not something I’m complaining about as I have a certain fascination with this era.

  9. Is This Tomorrow sounds riveting…and onto the list it goes. I just read further down on your blog about your book group and it sounds so fun…wish I lived close enough to join. 😉
    Again, thanks for hosting this event…

  10. I am finding so many new books…like I need more. LOL!!

    I have visited 48 blogs on the list…didn’t comment on all of them, though. Commented on about 40 of them.

    ENJOY your week, Shelia.

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