Book Club Thursday: Reading Challenge 2018

Welcome back to Book Club Thursday!

Today we are doing...

Read a book published before 2010
Read a book published in the month (not year) you were born
Read a book set in your home state
Read a book with a cover you don’t like
Read a book you once gave up on 
Read a book with a clever title
Read a new to you author
Start a new series
Read a hardcover
Read a trade
Read a “small-town” romance
Read a book with a favorite trope
Read a historical set anywhere but the USA
Read a book you keep meaning to read
Read a book that taught you something 
Read a Trifecta book (sounds, cover, title must all be same theme) 
Anger Management (a book that PISSED you off at some point)
Anything Goes (read ANYTHING you want) 
Just Because (you read this “just because”…state the reason)
Bird- Beast – Fish (atypical animals are part of the story)
Land-Sea-Sky (features bodies of water, mountains, planes etc)
Double Dip (can re- do any challenge) 
An Apple a Day (medical main character(s))
Recommend By (say who / what )
I Tried, But… (one you couldn’t finish and why)
Second Chances (an author you are giving a “second” chance to)
Hot for Teacher (main character(s)is a teacher)
Read a historical set in the USA
The Great Outdoors (main character(s) work outdoors)
AKA (author with a pseudonym) 
BOO! ( book with a ghost)
Survivors (books with hard subject matter)

I did...
Read a “small-town” romance

Snow Angel Cove
Haven Point #1
RaeAnne Thayne
Harlequin HQN
October 28, 2014
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 378
Format read: Paperback
Source: Purchased

Nothing short of a miracle can restore Eliza Hayward's Christmas cheer. The job she pinned her dreams on has gone up in smoke—literally—and now she's stuck in an unfamiliar, if breathtaking, small town. Precariously close to being destitute, Eliza needs a helping hand…for her sick young daughter's sake as well as her own. But she's not expecting her holiday hero to almost run her down with his car!

Rescuing Eliza is pure instinct for tech genius Aidan Caine. At first, putting the renovation of his lakeside guest lodge in Eliza's hands assuages his guilt—until he sees how quickly he could fall for her. Having focused solely on his business for years, he never knew that what his life was missing was Eliza and her little girl. But is he willing to risk hoping for a yuletide romance that could lead to forever?

Ever since I used this book on one of my (Un) Forgettable Friday I knew that I would have to read, and soon. As much as I love the idea of Christmas in July I don't often read Christmas themed book in the month of July. Once in a while I do watch some of the Christmas shows on Hallmark. 

Not sure what got into me but this month I've had on the Hallmark channel non-stop and this is the second Christmas themed book that I read. 

I'm so glad that I finally got around to reading Snow Angel Cove. I really enjoyed it. The story held all those things I love about a good romance book, heck, a good Christmas movie too. Being snowed in, decorating for Christmas and falling in love when you don't expect too. 

This book had it all. Did I also mention it had wonderful characters that I really liked too? Well it did. Not only will you love Eliza and her daughter you'll also love Aidan and the crew that comes with him. And believe me when I say that it is a huge crew. 

Snow Angel Cove might start off her new series but his brothers and sister had their stories in the prior series. So it looks like I will have to finish that series then come back to this one. Since we meet them all I want to enjoy their stories first hand. 

It's not often that I read a book and all have positives to say. Usually I have a few negatives because you can't like everything even from a book you are enjoying. But to be honest I didn't find fault. I just really enjoyed the story. I wan't to be in that home enjoying the holidays with them. The author did a wonderful job of dropping me into the story. Unfortunately I had to leave, so many more books to read. 

If you've read Snow Angel Cove or anything else by RaeAnne Thayne I'd love to hear your thoughts. Thanks for visiting and happy reading! ♡  

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  1. I'm glad you enjoyed it. It does sound good.

    1. It was very good. Plus it let me forget about the heat for the time I read it! Ha!

  2. This was such a delicious and heartwarming read right?? I had nothing I didn't like about this one. Her books just give me those warm feels. Glad you enjoyed her writing.

    1. I really enjoyed it too. I love when you can just enjoy something without breaking down the faults.

  3. She always has such lovely covers. Sounds like a good one!


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