Can’t Wait Wednesday: The Spice King

Can’t Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme featuring our most anticipated releases to come. It is hosted by Tessa at Wishful Endings.

The Spice King
(Hope and Glory, #1)
By: Elizabeth Camden


Expected Publication Date: September 3, 2019


Gray Delacroix has dedicated his life to building a successful global spice empire, but it has come at a cost. Tasked with gaining access to the private Delacroix plant collection, Smithsonian botanist Annabelle Larkin unwittingly steps into a web of dangerous political intrigue and will be forced to choose between her heart and her loyalty to her country.


Can’t Wait Wednesday: The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek

Can’t Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme featuring our most anticipated releases to come. It is hosted by Tessa at Wishful Endings.

The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek
By: Kim Michele Richardson

Expected Publication Date: May 7, 2019


“Richardson’s latest work is a hauntingly atmospheric love letter to the first mobile library in Kentucky and the fierce, brave packhorse librarians who wove their way from shack to shack dispensing literacy, hope, and – just as importantly – a compassionate human connection. Richardson’s rendering of stark poverty against the ferocity of the human spirit is irresistible. Add to this the history of the unique and oppressed blue-skinned people of Kentucky, and you’ve got an un-put-downable work that holds real cultural significance.” – Sara Gruen, #1 NYT bestselling author

In 1936, tucked deep into the woods of Troublesome Creek, KY, lives blue-skinned 19-year-old Cussy Carter, the last living female of the rare Blue People ancestry. The lonely young Appalachian woman joins the historical Pack Horse Library Project of Kentucky and becomes a librarian, riding across slippery creek beds and up treacherous mountains on her faithful mule to deliver books and other reading material to the impoverished hill people of Eastern Kentucky.

Along her dangerous route, Cussy, known to the mountain folk as Bluet, confronts those suspicious of her damselfly-blue skin and the government’s new book program. She befriends hardscrabble and complex fellow Kentuckians, and is fiercely determined to bring comfort and joy, instill literacy, and give to those who have nothing, a bookly respite, a fleeting retreat to faraway lands.

The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek is a powerful message about how the written word affects people–a story of hope and heartbreak, raw courage and strength splintered with poverty and oppression, and one woman’s chances beyond the darkly hollows. Inspired by the true and historical blue-skinned people of Kentucky and the brave and dedicated Kentucky Pack Horse library service, The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek,i> showcases a historical first for the introduction of Pack horse Librarians in literary novels — a tale of fierce strength and one woman’s belief that books can carry us anywhere — even back home.


Can’t Wait Wednesday: The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary

Can’t Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme featuring our most anticipated releases to come. It is hosted by Tessa at Wishful Endings.

The Flatshare
By: Beth O’Leary

Expected Publication Date: April 18, 2019


Tiffy Moore and Leon Twomey each have a problem and need a quick fix.

Tiffy’s been dumped by her cheating boyfriend and urgently needs a new flat. But earning minimum wage at a quirky publishing house means that her choices are limited in London.

Leon, a palliative care nurse, is more concerned with other people’s welfare than his own. Along with working night shifts looking after the terminally ill, his sole focus is on raising money to fight his brother’s unfair imprisonment.

Leon has a flat that he only uses 9 to 5. Tiffy works 9 to 5 and needs a place to sleep. The solution to their problems? To share a bed of course…

As Leon and Tiffy’s unusual arrangement becomes a reality, they start to connect through Post-It notes left for each other around the flat.

Can true love blossom even in the unlikeliest of situations?
Can true love blossom even if you never see one another?
Or does true love blossom when you are least expecting it?


Can’t Wait Wednesday: Resistance Women

Can’t Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme featuring our most anticipated releases to come. It is hosted by Tessa at Wishful Endings.

Resistance Women: A Novel
By: Jennifer Chiaverini

Expected Publication Date: May 28, 2019


From the New York Times bestselling author of Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker, an enthralling historical saga that recreates the danger, romance, and sacrifice of an era and brings to life one courageous, passionate American—Mildred Fish Harnack—and her circle of women friends who waged a clandestine battle against Hitler in Nazi Berlin.

After Wisconsin graduate student Mildred Fish marries brilliant German economist Arvid Harnack, she accompanies him to his German homeland, where a promising future awaits. In the thriving intellectual culture of 1930s Berlin, the newlyweds create a rich new life filled with love, friendships, and rewarding work—but the rise of a malevolent new political faction inexorably changes their fate.

As Adolf Hitler and his Nazi Party wield violence and lies to seize power, Mildred, Arvid, and their friends resolve to resist. Mildred gathers intelligence for her American contacts, including Martha Dodd, the vivacious and very modern daughter of the US ambassador. Her German friends, aspiring author Greta Kuckoff and literature student Sara Weiss, risk their lives to collect information from journalists, military officers, and officials within the highest levels of the Nazi regime.

For years, Mildred’s network stealthily fights to bring down the Third Reich from within. But when Nazi radio operatives detect an errant Russian signal, the Harnack resistance cell is exposed, with fatal consequences.

Inspired by actual events, Resistance Women is an enthralling, unforgettable story of ordinary people determined to resist the rise of evil, sacrificing their own lives and liberty to fight injustice and defend the oppressed.

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#Top10of2018 Books I’m Looking Forward to in 2019

Top 10 of 2018

Today marks the final day for KimberlyFaye Reads Top 10 of 2018, event. Our last topic is.. 

Books I’m Looking Forward to In 2018

  1. Light a Penny Candle by Maeve Binchy
  2. The Simple Wild by K.A. Tucker
  3. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
  4. The First Phone Call from Heaven by Mitch Albom
  5. Birds of a Feather (Maisie Dobbs, #2) by Jacqueline Winspear
  6. The Lost Girls of Paris by Pan Jenoff
  7. Lies by T.M. Logan
  8. Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy
  9. The Accidental Beauty Queen by Teri Wilson

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#Top10of2018 The Best of the Best

Top 10 of 2018

Today on Top 10 of 2018, hosted by KimberlyFaye Reads, we are talking about our top 10 favourite books of the year.. 

The Lightkeeper’s Daughters by Jean E. Pendziwol

Save the Date by Morgan Matson

Hopeless by Colleen Hoover

The Bridge by Karen Kingsbury

Nights of Rain and Stars by Maeve Binchy

Maisie Dobbs (Maisie Dobbs, #1) by Jacqueline Winspear

An Amish Kitchen by Beth Wiseman, Amy Clipston & Kelly Long

The Meeting Place (Song of Acadia, #1) by Janette Oke

Rumors (Luxe, #2) by Anna Godbersen

The Perfect Mother by Aimee Molloy

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#Top10of2018 OTP

Top 10 of 2018
Hosted by: KimberlyFaye Reads

Today for #top10of2018, we are talking about our favourite couples from the books we’ve read this year. 


  1. Simon and Blue (Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli)
  2. Hannah and Stephen (An Amish Kitchen by Beth Wiseman, Amy Clipston, Kelly Long)
  3. Molly and Ryan (The Bridge by Karen Kingsbury)
  4. Charlie and Donna (The Bridge by Karen Kingsbury)
  5. Mattie and Sol (A Lancaster County Christmas by Suzanne Woods Fisher)

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#Top10of2018 Captivating Characters

Top 10 of 2018
Hosted by: KimberlyFaye Reads 

Today is day 3 of #top10of2018 and our topic is…

Captivating Characters

  1. Danny Riehl (A Lancaster County Christmas by Suzanne Woods Fisher)
    A curious young boy with a heart of gold. He was one of my favourite characters of 2018.
  2. Elizabeth (The Lightkeeper’s Daughters by Jean E. Pendziwol)
    An intelligent woman, devoted to her sister and willing to give a troubled teenage girl a chance.
  3. Charlie Barton (The Bridge by Karen Kingsbury)
    A hardworking man who dreamed of proving himself to his father. He created a bookshop that became a haven for many.
  4. Donna Barton (The Bridge by Karen Kingsbury)
    A devoted wife who stood by her husbands side during many struggles and persevered from devastation.
  5. Ryan Kelly (The Bridge by Karen Kingsbury)
    An out of work musician who steps up to help an old friend in need.
  6. Andreas (Nights of Rain and Stars by Maeve Binchy)
    A Grecian taverna owner who opens his heart to a group of strangers during a time of tragedy in his small village.
  7. Timmy (The Shoe Box: A Christmas Story by Francine Rivers)
    A foster child who touches the hearts of many at Christmastime with the contents of his mysterious shoe box.
  8. Mercy Marwood (A Christmas Cracker by Trisha Ashley)
    An elderly woman with the spark of a child, who opens her home and cracker making factory to those in need. Including giving a second chance to former cons.
  9. Ellen DeGeneres (Seriously… I’m Kidding by Ellen DeGeneres)
    Not a character, but author and narrator for her own book. This woman never fails to bring a smile to my face.
  10. Maisie Dobbs (Maisie Dobbs by Jaqueline Winspear)
    A highly intelligent and brave woman, making a career for herself as an investigator in post WWI Britain.