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Hallmark Books

Have any of you read any of the Hallmark books yet? I have tried to read a few, multiple times. The problem for me is I just can’t focus on a book that follows a movie I have seen so many times so close. There are a few coming out now that are not based on current Hallmark Movies. Maybe these i can get into. There is one coming out this summer I am really looking forward to. It’s by one of my favorite authors; Liz Talley. This is another reason I am a strong believer in reading the book before seeing the movie.

12 Books of Christmas

I usually love Christmas but this past Christmas with so much going on and traveling I feel like I missed out on the fun of Christmas. Don’t get me wrong I loved every minute of our Disney Christmas Vacation and Disney Christmas Cruise and we are all so very thankful to the family that had to lose someone so my Aunt could get her new to her kidneys. So to keep Christmas going I have decided to do 12 books of Christmas. Each month I will read at least one Christmas book. Book number one:

Southern Belle Reads: Outer Banks State of Mind

You probably all know by now that the Outer Banks of North Carolina is one of my favorite places. It is what I long for when I need rest and relaxation. It is in my blood and has been sine my first visit. So I love when I find books based in the Outer Banks. Which makes my current “car reads” perfect. A series of books based in the Outer Banks. And fitting that I am reading them during the summer. Steamy weather and even steamier stories. There are five total so that should cover most of the summer!

Southern Belle Reads: Reading Updates

I have been flying through books it seems like. Here is the run down.

The Sinclair’s Series by J.S. Scott:

I am finished with this series or at least finished until another one comes out and I am pretty sure there will be more after the bombshell shocker in the last book. I would like to go back a read Jason and Hopes book from a different series so that is on my to read list.

The Outer Banks Baker Series by Phoebe T. Eggli:

I am still on Book 2 of this series, Sage Advice to Cover Up a Murder! I took what I thought would be a short break to read, in honor of memorial day, a Civil War Romance but I loved it so much and there are three of them in the series, so I am now working my way through them.

Hearts Touched by Fire Series by Gina Danna:

This is the Civil War series I am currently engrossed in. I finished the first book in less than a week but the second book is a little more of a struggle for me. It is taking a little longer to get into it than the first one did but I will get there, plus I haven’t had as much free time to really jump into it.

Not Quite Crazy by Catherine Bybee:

This was the newest in the Not Quite Series and another one I have finished recently. I am always up for a Catherine Bybee novel.

Come Home to Me by Liz Talley:

This was one of my “car reads” (aka listen as I drive). I really enjoy Liz Talley’s Morning Glory series and I can’t wait for the next one in the series to be released, so I thought I would see what this book was. This book was wow! Is what it is. I highly recommend this book. It was not just a romance it was a work of art.

Up Next:

– Now That You Mention It by Kristen Higgins (car read)

– Finish Hearts Touched By Fire Series

– Finish Outer Banks Baker Series

– Christmas in July reading

– Read Jason and Hopes Story (one of the Sinclairs)

– Reread Gone With the Wind

And I am sure much more