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First Line Friday: All Manner of Things

Happy Friday Everyone :)


I've been absent from the last First Line Friday's, mainly due to my crazy work schedule, and I'm so very excited to be back this time to share the first line of an amazing book I'm currently reading.


If you're unfamiliar, First Line Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Hoarding Books, and involves sharing the first line of the book you're currently reading.



All Manner of Things by Suzie Finkbeiner:




Release Date: June 4th, 2019


About The Book:


When Annie Jacobson's brother Mike enlists as a medic in the Army in 1967, he hands her a piece of paper with the address of their long-estranged father. If anything should happen to him in Vietnam, Mike says, Annie must let their father know. 

In Mike's absence, their father returns to face tragedy at home, adding an extra measure of complication to an already tense time. As they work toward healing and pray fervently for Mike's safety overseas, letter by letter the Jacobsons must find a way to…

After The Tide by Lindsay Harrel Review

Good Morning Everyone :)

I hope you're all having a great week so far, and I want to thank you all for joining me for another book review here on The Preppy Book Princess.
For today's post, I'm featuring a novella by one of my favorite authors, Lindsay Harrel. This particular novella was free for her newsletter subscribers, and I highly recommend checking it out if you get the chance.
After the Tide by Lindsay Harrel:

Source: Free with author's newsletter
Publication Date: 2019
Genre: Christian Fiction

Synopsis:
Project manager Elizabeth Wildman is all about careful planning and predictability. That's why she can't understand how she managed to get herself stuck on a tidal island in Scotland the night before her cousin's wedding. She'll have to rely on a handsome Scottish fisherman to help her get back—and maybe learn something about herself along the way.
(synopsis from goodreads)


My Review:
If I'm being completely honest, I'd probably read Lindsay Harrel…

Wander Canyon Courtship by Allie Pleiter

Hello Everyone :)

I hope everyone's summer is off to a great start, and that you're discovering many amazing books within your summer TBR piles.

I'm not going to lie, mine really wasn't off to the greatest start. I ended up having a lot of one or two star reads at the start of this month, and I really needed a great story to come along and break this pattern.

Thankfully, I was on the street team for the lovely gem of a story I'm going to be sharing with you all today, and it definitely did the trick.

A beautiful, sweet romance about taking chances, trusting your heart after it's been broken in the past, and finding the way to what Jesus has planned for you, this one was a surefire winner in my eyes, and I can't wait to share this lovely read with you all.

Wander Canyon Courtship by Allie Pleiter:



Source: Complimentary e-copy from the author

Publisher: Love Inspired

Publication Date: July 1st, 2019

Genre: Christian Fiction/Sweet Romance


Synopsis:

They can’t let this we…

#Fridayreads June 21st, 2019

Happy Friday Bookish Friends :)


I hope you've all had a great week, and that you're looking forward to the weekend.


Unfortunately for me, today starts the busiest week and a half of the year, as the last part of June is always the busiest time of the year at the restaurant I work at.

As such, I'm not sure how much time I'll have for my blog during this time period, but I'm going to try my best to keep up with my regular three posts a week.

For today's post, I decided I wanted to do another #fridayreads post. It's been a very long time since I last did one of these, and today I found myself in the mood of wanting to do so.

This weekly meme was started by The Petite Book Blogger, and involves you sharing what books you're going to be reading over the weekend, whether or not you're enjoying them, and whether you plan to review them once you've finished them.

For this weekend, I have quite an ambitious reading list. This is mainly due to the fact that I h…

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

Good Morning Everyone :)

I hope you're all doing well.

Thank you for joining me (Kirby) for another review here on The Preppy Book Princess.

I'm sure we all know of a book that everyone seems to love. You hear about it from everyone you know, its Goodreads rating is extremely high, and you've heard that it's already been optioned for a movie.

Yet when you go to read it yourself, you're fairly underwhelmed, and can't quite understand what all the hype is about.

Well today I'm here to share a review with you guys of a book exactly like this for me.

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah:




Source: Bought for myself

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

Publication Date: October 8th, 2015

Genre: Historical Fiction


Synopsis:



In love we find out who we want to be. In war we find out who we are.

FRANCE, 1939

In the quiet village of Carriveau, Vianne Mauriac says goodbye to her husband, Antoine, as he heads for the Front. She doesn’t believe that the Nazis will invade France...but invad…

Always Never Yours by Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka Review

Hello Everyone :)


I hope your're all doing well, and I want to thank you all for joining me today here on The Preppy Book Princess.


Unfortunately, the review I have for you all today is not going to be of the positive sort. I feel it's important to stay truthful in all my reviews, and that's why I choose to feature negative as well as positive reviews on my blog.


At a book blogger conference I attended a couple of years ago, they talked about the importance of stating why exactly it was you didn't enjoy a book, rather than just giving it a low rating. And so today I'm here to share with all of you why it is that I rated this particular title as low as I did. 


Always Never Yours by Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka:




Source: Library

Publisher: Speak

Publication Date: May 22nd, 2018

Genre: Young Adult Fiction/Contemporary


Synopsis:

Shouldn't a girl get to star in her own love story?

Seventeen-year-old Megan Harper is about due for her next sweeping romance. It's…

Starfall by Melissa Landers Review

Good Morning Everyone :)

I hope your day is off to a great start, and that the weekend will find you with plenty of time for losing yourself in a great book!

I recently finished the sequel to a book that I'd really enjoyed a couple of weeks ago (Starflight by Melissa Landers), and today I'd like to share with you all what I thought about it.

Starfall by Melissa Landers:



Source: Bought for myself

Publisher: Disney-Hyperion

Publication Date: February 7th, 2017

Genre: Young Adult Fiction/Sci Fi

Synopsis:


When Princess Cassia Rose fled her home world of Eturia to escape an arranged marriage, she had no idea her sudden departure would spark a war. Now after two years hiding as a ship hand, she is finally returning to her beloved home, but not in the way she imagined. Shackled by bounty hunters, she is violently dragged back to account for her crimes. Her only solace is that the Banshee crew managed to evade capture, including Kane Arric, her best friend...with occasional benefits.

Meanwhile,…

Books To Read On The Beach This Summer

Good Morning Everyone :)


How has everyone's week been so far?

Mine has definitely had it's ups and downs, but I'm hopeful that the rest of the week is going to be good.


One thing in particular happened to me this week that's extremely exciting.


After being on NetGalley for about five years, I finally received my first auto approval!


I can't even begin to express how excited and thankful I feel for this opportunity, especially since it's from one of my all time favorite publishers, Thomas Nelson.


When I first started my blog back in September of 2015, I really wasn't sure how everything was going to go with it, and I'm so thankful and so blessed for all the opportunities and friendships that have come my way because of it.


I want to thank each and everyone of you who has taken the time to visit my little space on the web, and taken the time to read some of my thoughts on the many books I consume in my free time. You guys all mean the world to me!


For today's…

The Geek's Guide To Unrequited Love by Sarvenaz Tash Review

Hello Bookish Friends:)


Ever since my hubby and I got back from Saskatchewan Entertainment Expo a couple of weeks ago, I've been craving more of the con experience.


One way I thought I could give myself more of that experience is by reading books that are centered around comic cons of some sort.


I've already read a few; some of which were great and some of which were not, but the one I'm going to be reviewing for you all today is probably the one that I was most looking forward to reading.


The Geek's Guide To Unrequited Love by Sarvenaz Tash:



Source: Library

Publisher: Simon and Schuster 

Publication Date: June 14th, 2016

Genre: Young Adult Fiction/Contemporary


Synopsis:


Peter Parker and Gwen Stacy. Archie and Veronica. Althena and Noth.…Graham and Roxy?

Graham met his best friend, Roxy, when he moved into her neighborhood eight years ago and she asked him which Hogwarts house he’d be sorted into. Graham has been in love with her ever since.

But now they’re sixteen, still neighbor…