Book Club Thursday: Reading Challenge

Welcome back to Book Club Thursday!

This weeks post is...

Clearing Off the Book Shelves 
An author whose books you are +2 behind on 
Read any new to you author 
Any series you are +2 behind on 
Start a new series 
Read a book you’ve had for six months or less 
Read a book you’ve had for over a year 
Read a book you’ve had for over five years 
Read a book you keep meaning to read 

Anything Goes 
Just Because 
Double Dip 
Recommended by 
Second Chance previous read author 
Try again (a book you one gave up on) 
I really tried, but… 

Cover you don’t like 
Mis-match (the cover doesn’t fit book) 
Trifecta (cover title & book theme =perfection) 
Single Person 
Body Parts (head only, torso only, etc ) 

Must Do
Read any Someday…Sunday you featured
Read any Friday or Sunday book featured by the other blogger

I picked this challenge to do:
Read any Someday…Sunday you featured off the Must Do list.
This book was featured on 11/25/18

As Nick Jenkins travels from the war zones of Afghanistan to his comrade’s hometown, the kinds of wounds he carries with him have little to do with the shrapnel damage to his arm. Burdened with the guilt of failing to save his friend Spence, Nick is nonetheless determined to find a home for the dog that had been Spence’s constant companion.

Callie Redding, Spence’s childhood best friend, was shocked to learn he left her his old Victorian home. She’s even more surprised when one of his war buddies shows up with a dog at his side—and a heavy weight on his shoulders. As a tribute to their friend’s life, Nick agrees to help Callie turn her inheritance into a welcoming bed-and-breakfast for the town of Snowberry Creek.

But as they work through their grief together, they also share something far more precious—the belief that love is worth fighting for...

This is one of those series that I couldn't wait to read. I wanted a while so that I could have a few to read and then the next thing I knew the publisher ask me to read one and it was the last in the series. Once I read it I put off reading the other two. I had already read the novella that started the series. 

Because of all that I mentioned I almost didn't read it. I hate reading out of order but I did it to myself plus I paid for the damn books. I wanted to read them. So I posted the first in the series as a Someday...Sunday post as an incentive. I don't think it really would have worked if it wasn't for the fact that we added that we had to read a someday book to our reading challenge. The funny thing is that the other day I was trying to figure out what I was going to read only to find out I already read one, this one. How funny is that! 

I'm glad I finally got to it. I really enjoyed the story and the characters even though I knew what was going to happen to them because I already read the last book. I know, now isn't the time to be bitter. I HATE READING OUT OF ORDER! Again, my fault. 

You really feel for both Nick and Callie. They both have lost someone very dear to them. It breaks your heart how sad they are. I like how they came together. It's sweet how they didn't rush each other that the author gave them the time to get to know each other. 

Nick has a ton of guilty about Spencer. How he died, the fact that he's moving in of his girl. The guilt over the loss of Spencer is understandable, I'm sure war makes many people feel guilty about losing friends. Now the guilt about Callie is another thing. Yes, Spencer liked her as more than a friend but...

It's one of the things that bugged me about the book. They never really talked about Callie's feelings for Spencer. I think for me that was the only negative about the story I had. I liked the town and the people who lived there and in fact, would have liked more of this series. 

In the end, they finally come together and decided to take a chance on love with each other. I was so happy that they did. They worked...

 Please do yourself a favor and read this series in the order it will play out better. I might do a reread of the last book just to remember some things after I read the second book. 

Have any of you read her before? 

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