Friday Finds | Barnes & Noble Shopping

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I went to Barnes & Noble a few weeks ago with my fiance and my brother.  I love going to B&N!  Specifically, I love the B&N located at the Americana in Glendale, CA.  It has three stories and I feel like I can get lost in it.  Which wouldn’t be a bad thing for me until my fiance starts wondering where I am.

While my fiance made his way to the Apple store, I probably spent a good hour browsing B&N during the Columbus Day sale and twenty minutes of that was hovering over the “For Sale” items.  You know…the small discounted table with books for like $4-$8.

Did I mention how much I love to be in bookstores?!  There’s nothing better than looking through the aisles of your favorite genre and reading the back covers of books that catch your eye.

So, I wanted to share the four books I bought as my Friday Finds.

download“Grace Winter, 22, is both a newlywed and a widow. She is also on trial for her life.

In the summer of 1914, the elegant ocean liner carrying her and her husband Henry across the Atlantic suffers a mysterious explosion. Setting aside his own safety, Henry secures Grace a place in a lifeboat, which the survivors quickly realize is over capacity. For any to live, some must die.

As the castaways battle the elements, and each other, Grace recollects the unorthodox way she and Henry met, and the new life of privilege she thought she’d found. Will she pay any price to keep it?

The Lifeboat is a page-turning novel of hard choices and survival, narrated by a woman as unforgettable and complex as the events she describes.”

 

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download (3)“Set in a rural community steeped in silence and denial, So Much Pretty explores all parents’ greatest fear, that their child will be hurt. But it also examines a second, equally troubling question: What if my child hurts someone else?

The disappearance and murder of nineteen-year-old Wendy White is detailed through the eyes of journalist Stacy Flynn and a host of other richly drawn characters, each with their own secrets and convictions.

After Wendy’s body is found, Flynn’s intense crusade to expose a killer draws the attention of a precocious local girl, Alice Piper, whose story intertwines with Wendy’s in a spellbinding and unexpected.”

 

 

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download (2)Marian Caldwell is a thirty-six-year-old television producer living her dream in New York City. With a fulfilling career and picture-perfect relationship, she has convinced everyone, including herself, that her life is just as she wants it to be. But one night, Marian answers a knock on the door . . . only to find Kirby Rose, an eighteen-year-old girl with a key to a past that Marian thought she had locked away forever.

From the moment Kirby appears on her doorstep, Marian’s meticulously constructed world will be shaken to its core, resurrecting memories of a passionate young love affair that threaten everything that has come to define her. For the precocious and headstrong Kirby, the encounter will spur a process of discovery that ushers her across the threshold of adulthood, forcing her to reevaluate her family and future in a wise and bittersweet light.

As Marian and Kirby embark on a quest to find the one thing missing in their lives, each will come to recognize that where we belong is often where we least expect to find ourselves.”

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download (1)Darcy Rhone has always been able to rely on a few things: Her beauty and charm.  Her fiance, Dex. Her lifelong best friend, Rachel.  She never needed anything else. Or so she thinks until Dex calls off their dream wedding and she uncovers the ultimate betrayal.  Blaming everyone but herself, Darcy flees to London and attempts to re-create her glamorous life on a new continent. But to her dismay, she discovers that her tried-and-true tricks no longer apply–and that her luck has finally expired. It is only then that she can begin her journey toward redemption, forgiveness, and true love.”

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 What did you find this week?

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6 thoughts on “Friday Finds | Barnes & Noble Shopping

  1. kmn04books November 7, 2014 at 10:33 am Reply

    I love bookstores too! I feel like they’re a home away from home as I always feel so comforted when walking around in them. The Lifeboat sounds so interesting! It kind of reminds me of the Titanic, but more about what happens after instead of the boat romance 😉 Hope you enjoy your new books!

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  2. cleopatralovesbooks November 7, 2014 at 11:05 am Reply

    I love bookstores too. The Lifeboat looks like an excellent read, I’m very envious of this find. Here is my FF http://cleopatralovesbooks.wordpress.com/2014/11/07/friday-finds-november-7/

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  3. 210Darryl November 7, 2014 at 1:04 pm Reply

    Wait, a three story B&N? Here in central MA they’re big, bit not “three stories” big. I would love to kill a few hours in a bookstore that big.

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