Friday, July 20, 2012

Reading the Weekend Away...

Hey y'all,

Sorry for all the link-ups this week but I thought I would share what I have been reading recently so I am linking up with Heather and Katie for Book Club Friday.

So I think I need to place a self imposed ban on trips to the library for a while. I currently have way too many books out (15!) as you can see, but I think I will be set for the next month or so. :)

My current library book stacks. I told you I have a problem.
Here are all the books in a bit closer. 

Well onto my book review for the week. This week I finished Jill Mansell's Rumor Has It. I loved the book and as you can see in the images above I picked up as many Jill Mansell's as my local library had.

Here is a synopsis of the book:
Description from Booklist:
 Tilly Cole’s boyfriend has just moved out of their flat, with half their things. With nothing to tie her down, Tilly decides on a whim to move closer to her best friend, Erin, in a tiny village in the Cotswolds. There Tilly is immediately hired as a jack-of-all-trades in an interior-design business. Much to her surprise, the small town is a seething hotbed of scandal, sex, backstabbing, and gossipmongering, mostly focused on Jack Lucas, the good-looking man-about-town and her boss’ best friend. Everyone tells Tilly to ignore Jack’s charm, that she’ll be just another notch in his bedpost if she succumbs; but Tilly, who works side by side with Jack, sees a softer, kinder side that’s rarely revealed to the townspeople. He can’t possibly be the Casanova everyone is making him out to be. Or can he? Tilly must separate fact from fiction and follow her gut in Mansell’s cheerful tale of modern love. --Hilary Hatton
I think the book was great (4.5 of 5 stars). If you love a good chick-it book and enjoy authors like Sophia Kinsella or Hester Browne I think you should pick up this story. The book told in multiple perspectives between Erin and Tilly as well as a few characters goes into the lives of a small town where everyone knows everything, or do they? I fell in love with Tilly's character as she works as an assistant/nanny and resists the charms of Jack Lucas as well as supporting her best friend Erin's budding new relationship filled with strings.

I am also currently reading, Finishing Touches by Hester Browne. It is so good and I will of course be finishing it before the weekend is up!

What are you currently reading and loving?

Peace and Blessing,

p.s. My heart and prayers go out to all of those affected by the shootings in Aurora, CO this morning. I can't believe the heartbreak and tragedy those families and friends are experiencing right now. 


  1. i ADORE jill mansell and beth harbison is pretty good too. i currently have 12 books checked out from my library lol but my stack is usually big since i go through them rather quickly.

    happy weekend!

  2. I love Jill Mansell. I just shared my review of "Staying at Daisy's" today on my blog. "Rumor Has It" is on my list of her books to read.

    Have a great weekend!

    Lyndsay @ Simply Lyndsay

  3. You have so many hours of reading ahead of you with those books! I hope you wind up enjoying them!

  4. You have a great collection there! I'm dying to read Joan Rivers book

  5. Haha! Your stack of books reminds me soooo much of me and my reading habits!! The family I nanny for has a Half Priced Books dangerously close, and I've been going a bit crazy. As a Sophie Kinsella fan, I really want to check that book out! Especially if the main character is a nanny! :) Thanks for the suggestion!

  6. I always end up with WAY too many books at the library, too, haha! That book sounds really cute, too! :)

  7. I have a Jill Mansell book on my Kindle I need to get to! I've heard from other bloggers too that she's a great author!

  8. I love Jill Mansell!! This was definitely a good read. Thanks for linking up!

  9. Your blog is SO adorable! Love the layout and colors! I so want to start taking part in the Book Club Fridays! & thank you for the follow! I followed yours back and look forward to reading more posts!

    -Lanie @

  10. Damn, I wish I could read that many books right now!


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