Bea's Book Nook

BEA'S BOOK NOOK "I can't imagine a man really enjoying a book and reading it only once." C. S. Lewis “If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.” ― Oscar Wilde

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Excerpt & Spotlight: Catch My Fall by Jessica Scott


One of my favorite authors has a new book out, it released yesterday, and today I'm sharing an excerpt with you. Jessica Scott is an Iraq war veteran, an active duty army officer and the USA Today bestselling author of novels set in the heart of America’s Army. She is the mother of two daughters, three cats and three dogs, and wife to a retired NCO.

She’s also written for the New York Times At War Blog, PBS Point of View Regarding War, and IAVA. She deployed to Iraq in 2009 as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF)/New Dawn and has had the honor of serving as a company commander at Fort Hood, Texas twice.

She’s holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from Duke University and she’s been featured as one of Esquire Magazine’s Americans of the Year for 2012. Jessica is also an active member of the Military Writers Guild.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Review, Excerpt, & Giveaway: Chasing Christmas Eve by Jill Shalvis

Review, Excerpt, Giveaway, Chasing Christmas Eve, Jill Shalvis, Bea's Book Nook
Chasing Christmas Eve, Jill Shalvis, Romance,
Series: Heartbreaker Bay #4
Publisher: Avon
Source: the publisher in exchange for an honest review
Release Date: September 26th, 2017 
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Blurb from goodreads:

Meet cute...

Run for the hills—temporarily. That's Colbie Albright's plan when she flees New York for San Francisco. Wrangling her crazy family by day and writing a bestselling YA fantasy series by night has taken its toll. In short, Colbie's so over it that she's under it. She's also under the waters of a historic San Francisco fountain within an hour of arrival. Fortunately, the guy who fishes Colbie out has her looking forward to Christmas among strangers. But she's pretty sure Spencer Baldwin won't be a stranger for long.

Make merry...

Spence's commitment to hiding from the Ghosts of Relationships Past means he doesn't have to worry about the powerful—okay, crazy hot chemistry—he's got with Colbie. Just because she can laugh at anything, especially herself... just because she's gorgeous and a great listener just because she gets Spence immediately doesn't mean he won't be able to let Colbie go. Does it?

and hope for a miracle.

Now the clock's ticking for Colbie and Spence: Two weeks to cut loose. Two weeks to fall hard. Two weeks to figure out how to make this Christmas last a lifetime.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Bea Reviews Be Brave Little One by Marianne Richmond

Bea's Book Nook, Review, Be Brave Little One, Marianne RichmondPublisher: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky
Source: the publisher in exchange for an honest review
Release Date: October 1st, 2017
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Blurb from goodreads:

From the author of If I Could Keep You Little comes Be Brave Little One, which honors and celebrates the power of courage in every child. Perfect for cheering someone on, this story affirms how bravery can show up in all different ways!

When I look at you,
shining bright as the sun,
I wish for you this...
be brave little one!

Friday, September 15, 2017

Bea Reviews How to Find Love in a Bookshop by Veronica Henry

Bea's Book Nook, Review, How to Find Love in a Bookshop, Veronica Henry
Publisher: Pamela Dorman Books
Source: the publisher in exchange for an honest review
Release Date: August 14th, 2017
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Blurb from the publisher:
The enchanting story of a bookshop, its grieving owner, a supportive literary community, and the extraordinary power of books to heal the heart

Nightingale Books, nestled on the main street in an idyllic little village, is a dream come true for book lovers—a cozy haven and welcoming getaway for the literary-minded locals. But owner Emilia Nightingale is struggling to keep the shop open after her beloved father’s death, and the temptation to sell is getting stronger. The property developers are circling, yet Emilia's loyal customers have become like family, and she can't imagine breaking the promise she made to her father to keep the store alive.

There's Sarah, owner of the stately Peasebrook Manor, who has used the bookshop as an escape in the past few years, but it now seems there’s a very specific reason for all those frequent visits. Next is roguish Jackson, who, after making a complete mess of his marriage, now looks to Emilia for advice on books for the son he misses so much. And the forever shy Thomasina, who runs a pop-up restaurant for two in her tiny cottage—she has a crush on a man she met in the cookbook section, but can hardly dream of working up the courage to admit her true feelings.

Enter the world of Nightingale Books for a serving of romance, long-held secrets, and unexpected hopes for the future—and not just within the pages on the shelves. How to Find Love in a Bookshop is the delightful story of Emilia, the unforgettable cast of customers whose lives she has touched, and the books they all cherish.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Bea Reviews Cold Malice by Toni Anderson

Bea's Book Nook, Blog Tour, Review, Cold Malice, Toni Anderson

Bea Reviews Cold Malice by Toni Anderson
Series: Cold Justice #8 
Publisher: Toni Anderson
Source: the pr firm in exchange for an honest review
Release Date: September 12th, 2017
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Blurb from pr firm:


ASAC Steve (Mac) McKenzie is out to prove himself by leading a task force investigating a series of murders in the heart of Washington, DC. His undercover work in an antigovernment compound twenty years earlier is related—as is the sweet, innocent girl he befriended back then. Now that girl is a beautiful woman, and she has something to hide.

Tess Fallon spent a lifetime trying to outrun her family’s brand of bigotry, but someone is threatening her anonymity by using the anniversary of her father’s death to carry out evil crimes and she’s terrified her younger brother is involved. She sets out to find the truth and comes face-to-face with a man she once idolized, a man she thought long dead. As the crimes escalate it becomes obvious the killer has an agenda, and Tess and Mac are running out of time to stop him.


Will the perpetrator use a decades-old dream of revolution to attack the federal government? And will the fact that Tess and Mac have fallen hard for each other give a cold-hearted killer the power to destroy them both?


Bea Reviews Barking Up the Wrong Tree by Juliette Poe


Bea's Book Nook, Review, Barking Up the Wrong Tree, Juliette Poe
Series: The Sex and Sweet Tea Series #3
Publisher: Big Dog Books, LLC
Source: the pr firm in exchange for an honest review
Release Date: September 14th, 2017
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Blurb from pr firm:


Things in Whynot, NC have gone to the dogs, and that’s just the way the town’s only veterinarian, Laken Mancinkus, likes it. No matter if she’s up when the rooster crows, or working until the cows come home, Laken never leaves an animal in need. So when a gorgeous Yankee comes begging for help herding some wily goats, Laken is up to the task.


Jake McDaniel is looking for a tax break, and what better way than to take up…farming? This ex-football player turned businessman turned unwitting goat farmer is up to his knees in goat drama. Runaway goats, dehydrated goats, and a baby goat that wants no one other than him, Jake needs more help than he cares to admit. Good thing the sexy veterinarian is right there to coach him on how to be a farmer. The only problem is, Laken’s not looking for anything more than a good time, while Jake is looking for his forever girl.


Will the baby goat, and Laken, be enough to get Jake to stay? Or will he take his tax break and hoof it back to Chicago? One thing is for certain…what happens on the farm doesn’t always stay on the farm.

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Bea Reviews Twinkle Twinkle, Little Star by Joe Ratigan, Illustrated by Carolina Farias

Series: Classic Nursery Rhymes Retold
Publisher: MoonDance Press
Source: the publisher in exchange for an honest review
Release Date: September 1st 2017
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Blurb from goodreads:

Each book in this wonderful series for young children begins with a classic nursery rhyme, then expands on it with more wacky rhymes and fun nonsense.

In this installment, Twinkle the star has some kitten admirers on Earth that will do anything to visit their star friend. The kittens build a rocket ship, a super slingshot, and other contraptions, hoping one of their ideas will get them closer to Twinkle.

Children ages 1 through 5 will giggle in delight as they read this new classic over and over again.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Jax Reviews The Brightest Fell by Seanan McGuire with a Giveaway

Jax, Review, The Brightest Fell, Seanan McGuire, Giveaway, Bea's Book NookSeries: October Daye #11
Publisher: DAW
Source: the publisher in exchange for an honest review
Release Date: September 5th, 2017 
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Blurb from goodreads:

For once, everything in October “Toby” Daye’s life seems to be going right. There have been no murders or declarations of war for her to deal with, and apart from the looming specter of her Fetch planning her bachelorette party, she’s had no real problems for days. Maybe things are getting better.

Maybe not.

Because suddenly Toby’s mother, Amandine the Liar, appears on her doorstep and demands that Toby find her missing sister, August. But August has been missing for over a hundred years and there are no leads to follow. And Toby really doesn’t owe her mother any favors.

Then Amandine starts taking hostages, and refusal ceases to be an option.