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The Heir Affair

I may have liked this second installment of this series even more than the first. The Heir Affair by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan didn’t seem to be trying as hard to feel based on actual royal family details as The Royal We and I thought was more entertaining.

After a disastrous wedding, Prince Nicholas and his new bride, Bex, disappear to try and save face, which only makes his family more angry. They must return to reality, however, and learn to navigate the public, their family, and their marriage together. And it is not walk in the park. I especially enjoy the Queen’s character in this story as the authors make her a little more human and “normal”. This is a very quick, entertaining read but you should definitely the first book so you have some background for this one. Enjoy!


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2020 Reading Challenge

My reading goal for the year was 50 books and I fell just one short with 49 (17,913 pages). I realize, having been home for 8.5 months I should have been able to squeeze in one more….but oh well! I feel like I got a good mix of fiction and nonfiction, along with different genres.

I like stats so here are a few from Goodreads along with a snapshot of some of my favorites – if you have reading goals and don’t use it to track your books, what are you doing?! I’m gonna try for another 50 this year – what’s your goal?


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Final 2020 Reads

Finished my final two books for this year. Enjoy the reviews and I’ll get to a full year round up in the next few days!

This is the second book I’ve read by this duo and this one may be even better than the first. You Are Not Alone by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen is a true thriller that kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time. Shay hits a low in her life – a temp job going nowhere, few friends, a having to hunt for a new apartment in New York City. Then she witnesses a tragic incident that propels her into a wave of seemingly good luck. But nothing is at it seems. Not many characters have truly redeeming qualities, which usually bothers me, but it did not seem to bother me this time. Definitely check it out!

This is not your typical novel or biography, but it was a meaningful book to me this year. Live in Grace, Walk in Love by Bob Goff is a year-long daily devotional. It is similar messaging to Goff’s great book Love Does. Sometimes it does feel a little repetitive, but it was a great reminder, especially this year, of the love we are called to give those around us, both friend and stranger. It is on the lighter side, but it is a great daily devotion.