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message 1: by Anita (last edited Aug 20, 2018 09:17PM) (new)

Anita (anitanodiva) | 2250 comments Hot, HOT, HOT! It's August in So Cal and the wild fires are burning across the state. My prayers are with friends, Keith and Paula, in Idyllwild who run a camp facility that was evacuated. My husband is currently working in Brawley, CA which is 10 miles from the Mexican Border. It's 110 degrees in the room he's working in. No fun on this job.

But, looking forward to our annual trip to Lake Mojave with three other families. We've been doing this for about 30 years and have a lot of fun. Now we have lots of grandkids to play with.

KEEP KOOL :)


message 2: by Anita (last edited Aug 30, 2018 01:58PM) (new)

Anita (anitanodiva) | 2250 comments August 2018 Reading Plan
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Advanced Reader Copies (ARC)
After Twilight by Dee Davis 05/04/2015 ★★★
Fast Vengeance by Kaylea Cross 05/28/2018 ★★★★
Poppy Harmon Investigates by Lee Hollis 07/31/2018 ★★★★
Desperate Girls by Laura Griffin 08/07/2018 ★★★★
Come Back to Me by Sharon Sala 08/28/2018 ★★★1/2
Bend the Rules by Susan Amanda Kelly 06/26/2018 ★★★★★
After Twilight by Dee Davis Fast Vengeance (DEA FAST #7) by Kaylea Cross Poppy Harmon Investigates by Lee Hollis Desperate Girls (Wolfe Security #1) by Laura Griffin Come Back to Me (Blessings, Georgia, #6) by Sharon Sala Bend the Rules (Big Mike and Minnie #2) by Susan Amanda Kelly

Monthly Group Reads
RLftCI - Sub-Genre - Out for Revenge Romance
Chase the Moon by Dinah McCall ★★★★
Nora Roberts Book Groupies
Entranced by Nora Roberts ★★★★★
Linda Howard Book Junkies
Double Standards by Judith McNaught
2-3-4 Challenge Buddy Reads
The Quiche of Death by M.C. Beaton ★★★
Chase the Moon by Dinah McCall Entranced (The Donovan Legacy, #2) by Nora Roberts Double Standards by Judith McNaught The Quiche of Death (Agatha Raisin, #1) by M.C. Beaton

Personal Reading
🎧 Texas! Chase by Sandra Brown
Catalyst by Rachel Grant ★★★★★
The Duke and I by Julia Quinn ★★★★
Paradox by Catherine Coulter
Tailspin by Sandra Brown ★★★★★
Texas! Chase (Texas! Tyler Family Saga, #2) by Sandra Brown Catalyst (Flashpoint #2) by Rachel Grant The Duke and I (Bridgertons, #1) by Julia Quinn Paradox (FBI Thriller #22) by Catherine Coulter Tailspin by Sandra Brown


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Robin (robinmy) | 2122 comments Great list Anita! I'm interested in your thoughts on Double Standards. I read it a couple of years ago and didn't like it. Of course, I was in the minority. It's a popular book.

I also read The Duke and I by Julia Quinn. I love the whole Bridgerton series.


message 4: by Laura (new)

Laura | 2115 comments The new Laura Griffin book looks awesome. Enjoy!


message 5: by Michelle (new)

Michelle | 2144 comments enjoy your reading and the grandkids


message 6: by Jessika (new)

Jessika (jessika_56) Lots of reading this month, good luck!


message 7: by Lauren (new)

Lauren (laurenjberman) | 4015 comments Mod
Robin wrote: "Great list Anita! I'm interested in your thoughts on Double Standards. I read it a couple of years ago and didn't like it. Of course, I was in the minority. It's a popular book.."

I loved Double Standards when I read it as a teen! I'm sure it wouldn't stand up to the test of time though.


message 8: by Lauren (new)

Lauren (laurenjberman) | 4015 comments Mod
Have a great month, Anita!
Hope everyone is safe from the fires.


message 9: by Jonetta (new)

Jonetta (ejaygirl) | 10422 comments Mod
Praying for everyone in California impacted in any way to those wildfires. That’s heartbreaking.

Love your personal reading list. Is the Texas series holding up or is it too dated?

Lots of good titles so enjoy your reading!


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Veronica  (readingonthefly) | 1630 comments I'm guessing you're enjoying the Fox & Hare series since you're up to book six. I've been thinking of giving it a try.

Have a great month and enjoy your trip! It's awesome that you and the other families have been taking this trip together for 30 years. Wow, what memories.


message 11: by Anita (new)

Anita (anitanodiva) | 2250 comments Robin wrote: "Great list Anita! I'm interested in your thoughts on Double Standards. I read it a couple of years ago and didn't like it. Of course, I was in the minority. It's a popular book.

I also read The Du..."


I read a lot of Judith McNaught, hand-me-downs from my daughter, and really like her. I can generally overlook the dated aspects in a book and I really enjoy her writing.

I'm reading the Bridgertons Series because Jonetta found out there is a Netflix series in the works based on the books.


message 12: by Anita (new)

Anita (anitanodiva) | 2250 comments Jonetta wrote: "Praying for everyone in California impacted in any way to those wildfires. That’s heartbreaking.

Love your personal reading list. Is the Texas series holding up or is it too dated?

Lots of good ..."


I talked to my friend, Paula, and the camp is a little crispy around the south edge, only some smoke damage. They hope reopen for campers next week.

Thank you all for your prayers. Northern California is really getting hit hard this year.

I'm liking the Texas! Series, but it is showing it's age.


message 13: by Anita (new)

Anita (anitanodiva) | 2250 comments Veronica wrote: "I'm guessing you're enjoying the Fox & Hare series since you're up to book six. I've been thinking of giving it a try.

Have a great month and enjoy your trip! It's awesome that you and the other f..."


I love anything Janet Evanovich writes just for the pure fun and entertainment value and the Fox and O'Hare Series is very much like the TV series "White Collar", which I absolutely loved.

Our families have had babies, weddings, grandchildren and have lost two of the moms. Lifelong friends are the very best, especially with the changes life throws your way. We always have a lot of fun.


message 14: by Viki (new)

Viki (vikir) | 630 comments You have some of my favourite authors on your list - Sharon Sala, Dinah McCall and Catherine Coulter.

Enjoying your reading.


message 15: by Anita (new)

Anita (anitanodiva) | 2250 comments Poppy Harmon Investigates by Lee Hollis Poppy Harmon Investigates by Lee Hollis 4-Stars
Move over Jessica Fletcher and Miss Marple, Poppy Harmon in on the case.
My Review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


message 16: by Christina T (new)

Christina T (crysteena73) | 525 comments I've only read one book by Sharon Sala/Dinah McCall and found it OK but not amazing. Can't think of the title off the top of my head but it was definitely a Sala and it had a woman (I think her name was Jade) who was abused as a child in a cult. My real problem with it was the romance didn't ring true to me because of her serious abuse issues.
Just remembered what it was Out of the Dark and I did a review of it on my blog which I just copied and pasted to GR LOL. https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
Even though I have yet to read another by her I have many....I mean many of them standing in the wings. Everything from ones written back when Out of the Dark was written to eARCs from NetGalley. So I haven't given up on her. I am looking forward to your thoughts on her Dinah McCall book.


message 17: by Anita (last edited Aug 04, 2018 12:38PM) (new)

Anita (anitanodiva) | 2250 comments The Sharon Sala book I have for an ARC, Come Back to Me is a romance. I've only read her romantic-suspense books and really liked some, but not others.

The Dinah McCall books have better suspense plots and I really like all of them.


message 18: by Karen ♐ (new)

Karen ♐ (kmk1214) | 538 comments Have a great month!


message 19: by Anita (last edited Aug 07, 2018 05:18PM) (new)

Anita (anitanodiva) | 2250 comments Desperate Girls (Wolfe Security #1) by Laura Griffin Desperate Girls by Laura Griffin 5-Stars
Great start to a new series
My Review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


message 20: by Anita (last edited Aug 11, 2018 12:47PM) (new)


message 21: by Anita (last edited Aug 11, 2018 12:46PM) (new)

Anita (anitanodiva) | 2250 comments After Twilight by Dee Davis After Twilight by Dee Davis 3-Stars
Overflowing melodrama and angst galore
My Review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


message 22: by Anita (new)

Anita (anitanodiva) | 2250 comments Tailspin by Sandra Brown Tailspin by Sandra Brown 5-Stars
Buckle up, you're in for a bumpy ride.
My Review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


message 23: by Anita (last edited Aug 21, 2018 10:02AM) (new)

Anita (anitanodiva) | 2250 comments Entranced (The Donovan Legacy, #2) by Nora Roberts Entranced by Nora Roberts 5-Stars
I was absolutely Entranced.
My Review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


message 24: by Jonetta (new)

Jonetta (ejaygirl) | 10422 comments Mod
Anita wrote: "Entranced (The Donovan Legacy, #2) by Nora Roberts Entranced by Nora Roberts 5-Stars
I was absolutely Entranced.
My Review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/edit..."


Bad link Anita.


message 25: by Anita (last edited Aug 21, 2018 10:04AM) (new)

Anita (anitanodiva) | 2250 comments The Duke and I (Bridgertons, #1) by Julia Quinn The Duke and I by Julia Quinn 4-Stars
Ambitious Mamas with their Darling Daughters seeking Determined Bachelors. I just love a good Historical.
My Review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


message 26: by Anita (new)

Anita (anitanodiva) | 2250 comments Jonetta wrote: "Anita wrote: "Entranced (The Donovan Legacy, #2) by Nora Roberts Entranced by Nora Roberts 5-Stars
I was absolutely Entranced.
My Review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/edit..."

Bad lin..."


Thanks, Jonetta. I fixed it.


message 27: by Jonetta (new)

Jonetta (ejaygirl) | 10422 comments Mod
Anita wrote: "The Duke and I (Bridgertons, #1) by Julia Quinn The Duke and I by Julia Quinn 4-Stars
Ambitious Mamas with their Darling Daughters seeking Determined Bachelors. I just love a good Hi..."


Anita, you’ve posted the review in the Duke & I epilogue (#1.5). Did you mean to do that?


message 28: by Anita (new)

Anita (anitanodiva) | 2250 comments Yep. I actually read 1.5 with the second epilogue. The book was the same, but it had the second epilogue also.


message 29: by Anita (last edited Aug 24, 2018 09:20AM) (new)

Anita (anitanodiva) | 2250 comments Catalyst (Flashpoint #2) by Rachel Grant Catalyst by Rachel Grant 5-Stars
This book and author have my highest recommendations.
My Review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


message 30: by Anita (last edited Aug 28, 2018 04:44PM) (new)

Anita (anitanodiva) | 2250 comments Come Back to Me (Blessings, Georgia, #6) by Sharon Sala Come Back to Me by Sharon Sala 3 1/2-Stars
Eyeballs deep in Angst
My Review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


message 31: by Anita (last edited Aug 28, 2018 04:43PM) (new)

Anita (anitanodiva) | 2250 comments The Quiche of Death (Agatha Raisin, #1) by M.C. Beaton The Quiche of Death by M.C. Beaton 3-Stars
Really abrasive main character
My Review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


message 32: by Anita (last edited Aug 30, 2018 01:56PM) (new)

Anita (anitanodiva) | 2250 comments Bend the Rules (Big Mike and Minnie #2) by Susan Amanda Kelly Bend the Rules Susan Amanda Kelly 5-Stars
Quirky, offbeat romance with mystery/suspense
My Review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


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