WWW Wednesday | Feb. 4

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Hope everyone is having a good week so far and how about that Super Bowl! Did anyone else want to throw something at the TV after that last play by Seattle?

Anyway…it’s that time of the week again when I participate in WWW Wednesdays hosted by Should Be Reading. Feel free to leave a link to your WWW Wednesday post in the comments.

To participate in WWW Wednesday, you need to answer three questions.

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

CURRENTLY READING

cover59223-mediumTitle: Autumn Getaway, Seasons of Love Book One

Author: Jennifer Gracen

Publisher: Booktrope

Publication Date: April 1, 2014

Genre: Romance, Women’s Fiction

“Author Jennifer Gracen brings together a colorful cast of friends and family in Book One of the Seasons of Love series, Autumn Getaway. Newly divorced mom Lydia is just getting back on her feet. Her college roommate’s wedding promises a much-needed getaway weekend with old friends, at a beautiful manor in Connecticut.

When she meets Sam, a handsome friend of the groom, she’s nearly overwhelmed by a confusing mix of hope and trepidation. Their instant connection feels intensely real, to both of them, but the ink is barely dry on her divorce decree. It takes all her nerve, and more than a little prodding from her girlfriends, to convince Lydia to give her heart — and Sam — a chance. But when the magical weekend comes to a close, Sam must return to Chicago, while Lydia heads back to her complicated life and young son in New York. Can their newfound connection survive the trials of physical distance and years of emotional baggage?

Written with an appreciation for the day-to-day struggles of a newly single mom, Autumn Getaway explores the burdens and blessings of family, revels in the spirit of friendship, and celebrates the power of romance and hope as Lydia and Sam take a second chance at love.”

RECENTLY FINISHED READING

cover58697-mediumTitle: Throw Like A Woman

Author: Susan Petrone

Publisher: The Story Plant

Publication Date: March 24, 2015

Genre: Women’s Fiction

“Forty years old, divorced, with two sons on the verge of adolescence and an ex-husband who considers visitation to be optional, Brenda Haversham isn’t having a whole lot of fun. She’s also no longer qualified for the work she loves, so she’s toiling away in a cubicle instead, trying to make ends meet. Brenda is short on money, short on connection with her kids, and short on any kind of social life. The only thing Brenda has in abundance is her anger. And that turns out to be her greatest asset.

When she was a kid, Brenda’s father taught her how to throw a good fastball. That wasn’t of much use to a girl, but it is enough to astound onlookers at a “test your speed” pitching cage before a Cleveland Indians game. The more Brenda pictures her ex-husband’s face on the other end, the harder she throws. And when someone tapes her performance and puts it up online, Brenda becomes an Internet sensation and then more than that.

The Indians come calling and Brenda finds her life taking a turn in a new direction. Soon, she’s standing on the mound as the first woman player in Major League history and dealing with everything that comes with it. The money is great and the endorsement deals are even better. The fury of “traditionalists?” Not so much. And the conflicting emotions of her teammates are even harder to manage. Meanwhile, Brenda’s home life is evolving faster than she can keep up, redefining her role as a mother, a friend, and even a lover. As the season winds down Brenda will find out if she has what it takes to be a winner at both baseball and life.”

WHAT I MIGHT READ NEXT

cover59222-mediumTitle: Winter Hopes, Seasons of Love Book One

Author: Jennifer Gracen

Publisher: Booktrope

Publication Date: July 1, 2014

Genre: Romance, Women’s Fiction

“Author Jennifer Gracen reunites sexy, sophisticated Sam and sweet but wounded Lydia in Book Two of the Seasons of Love series, ”Winter Hopes.” Newly divorced mom Lydia is still getting back on her feet, and still reeling from her intense encounter with Sam at a friend’s destination wedding. As they tentatively explore the demands and rewards of long-distance dating, their instant connection evolves against the vibrant backdrop of New York City. Each begins to trust again – opening up is difficult, even painful, but the joy and hope they feel in each other’s arms demands they lay their hearts on the line. Can their love survive the miles that separate them, and the complexities of nurturing a relationship via email, text and phone? And when Sam finally meets Lydia’s family, will old resentments and unspoken biases bring them closer together or drive them apart? Full of the passion and tension any newly-joined couple experiences, this steamy yet hopeful book lays the foundation for Lydia’s budding relationship with Sam, and offers hope for second chances and a deep appreciation for the value of a loyal friend.”

(All book descriptions come from NetGalley.com)

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5 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday | Feb. 4

  1. smalltownbookworm February 4, 2015 at 12:28 pm Reply

    I watched the Superbowl for the first time on Sunday and fell asleep at the start of the 4th quarter (time difference sucks) woke up and couldn’t believe what I missed! Love your WWW post here is the link to mine 🙂 WWW

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  2. booksoverpeople February 4, 2015 at 12:46 pm Reply

    I’m from New England but I was so upset when the Patriots won…think of all the deflated jokes I could have made

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  3. Sam February 12, 2015 at 7:33 am Reply

    I’m sorry I didn’t catch you earlier, but WWW Wednesday has been revived and if you want to join the community, we’d love to have you!

    Here’s this week’s WWW Wednesday.

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