Thursday, January 22, 2015

The Boardwalk Antiques Shop ~ A Tangerine Street Romance


Another great, romantic anthology by fabulous writers. The first story sets the scene with Jennifer inheriting an antiques shop she didn't want but grows to love. She falls for the Studly realtor as well. 

Abbie is an impulsive antique buyer and can't help herself when she sees something in the shop window that reminds her of her childhood. The only problem is when the Corporate walks in and demands the same items. Abbie isn't one to back down though and words soon fly. Who will end up with the items? And who will fall in love?

The story is about a sewing machine, two grandmas and, what else? Love!
The stories are well-written, the characters are easy to love and root for and the writing is superb. 

Want a good, clean romance to read over the weekend? Boardwalk Antiques is your book. Three different writers, three different romantic stories. I give it FIVE stars!

I received an ebook for an honest review. And honestly, I love this anthology!


The Boardwalk Antiques Shop
 A Tangerine Street Romance (a novel in three parts)

 Welcome to Tangerine Street Tangerine Street is a must-see tourist stop with a colorful mix of one-of-a-kind boutiques, unique restaurants, eclectic museums, quaint bookstores, and renowned bed-and-breakfasts. The Boardwalk Antiques Shop is an exclusive shop where every antique has a story, and each story possesses the gift to match true love. The customer who buys an antique also buys its story and soon discovers that its story unites the past with the present, creating an unexpected romantic future… “Where Every Antique has a Story”

MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE: Jennifer is newest owner of The Boardwalk Antiques Shop, inherited from her aunt. When Jennifer arrives in Seashell Beach, her first priority is to meet with a realtor to sell the place. She laughs out loud when she discovers the realtor’s name is Mr. Studly. But the more Jennifer gets to know Paul Studly, the more she finds reasons to stay and run the antiques shop herself.

SOLVING FOR X: Abbie is only a little bit obsessed with antiques, okay, a lot. So when Holden, an out-of-town business executive, tries to purchase the tin soldiers that Abbie’s had her eye on, Abbie refuses to back down. The antiques shop owner issues a challenge: whoever comes up with the best story for wanting the soldiers, will become the new owner. Abbie isn’t about to let some fancy executive beat her out, no matter how charming he is.

 A STITCH IN TIME: When Cate learns that antiques dealer Henry Lancaster has purchased the sewing machine left to her by her grandmother, Cate is determined to get it back. What she isn’t counting on is that Henry has just as much claim as Cate. And it doesn’t help that Henry is good-looking and apparently single. Getting to know Henry becomes an unexpected surprise, sending her life into a sudden detour. 

Other books in the Tangerine Street Romance series: The Fortune Café Links to The Boardwalk Antiques Shop:

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Boardwalk-Antiques-Tangerine-Street-Romance-ebook/dp/B00OOGGCW6/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-boardwalk-antiques-shop-julie-wright/1121029753?ean=2940150266605

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23293471-the-boardwalk-antiques-shop?from_search=true

iBooks on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id957382523

Kobo: http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/the-boardwalk-antiques-shop

 Scribd: https://www.scribd.com/book/252348590/The-Boardwalk-Antiques-Shop-A-Tangerine-Street-Romance-2

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Only One Hundred Forty One

That's how many books I read in 2014. I think I've already posted that figure but still it's amazing to me and a record I probably won't break forever!

Here is the link to all the reviews I did last year. It was a fun year of reading!

My Year in Books

Thursday, January 8, 2015

My Favorite Reads of 2014!

I read over 140 books in 2014. One hundred and forty! That's an all time high for me. And will probably be the record forever. Out of those books, I've picked my top ten favorite reads (in no particular order). 
What were your favorite reads of this year?



UNRAVELED: A TALE OF TRUE LOVE by Julie Daines
Folklore, romance and magical shoes. What girl can pass up magical shoes? Oh! And a prince!



ELEVATED by Elana Johnson
I loved this book and not just because my daughter is on the cover. I wish I could write in verse in a way that grabbed readers and pulled them into a story that made them think about it long after they shut the book.




LEGEND by Marie Lu
Why did it take me so long to read this series? Why? Fast paced, intriguing, suspenseful, I had a hard time putting this book down and getting back to reality.


THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US by Kasie West
I loved the characters. I loved the setting. I loved the romance.





CLICKOLOGIE: Elevating Your Photography From Beginning to Pro by Erin Summerill
Awesome book on bettering your photography. From how to pose, to using light to equipment. Loved it.


NOAH'S RAINY DAY by Sandra Brannan
I have not read any books by this author, but I might start now. Here is the opening line:
"The good news is I think I broke my leg. The bad news is I don't know if anyone at school would ever believe how it happened. Or worse, I'm not sure it anyone will ever figure out how I got here."





THE WINNER'S CURSE by Marie Rutkoski
It's been a while since I've read a book with such a unique world and history.





OUTLINING YOUR NOVEL: MAP YOUR WAY TO SUCCESS by K. M. Weiland
I'm a total pantser and editing is hard! I wanted to try outlining and this book helped see that I can outline.




THE LANGUAGE OF RECOVERY by Gordon Bruin
This is a great, short, informative book for anyone who knows someone with an addiction.






THE ORCHARD by Krista Lynne Jensen
I love PERSUASION by Jane Austen. So I couldn't help but love this book.