Can’t Wait Wednesday: The Deepest of Secrets by Kelley Armstrong

The newest addition to one of my favorite mystery series

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings. This is a weekly meme to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read. The books I choose aren’t released yet and usually won’t be published for at least two or three months. So I have a while to wait!

I love finding out about books set to publish in future months and I like to share my excitement about the books. I also like to find out about new books on other people’s blogs and hope they’ll sometimes find something to look forward to on my blog.

I’m excited to read . . .

The Deepest of Secrets

by Kelley Armstrong

Series: Rockton #7

Published by Minotaur Books

Publishing date: Feb 15

Genre: Mystery, Police Procedural

352 pages

Synopsis: It’s not always easy to live in the hidden town of Rockton, something Detective Casey Duncan knows firsthand. Tucked away in the Yukon wilderness, the community survives―and thrives―because the residents’ many secrets stay just that―secret.

But what happens when these secrets start to come out? Overnight, no one is safe. It’s not a question of if your secret will come out―but when.

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This is one of my favorite mystery series. I’m always excited when I discover Kelley Armstrong has added a new book to the series. I read each book as soon as I can after it comes out.

If you haven’t read any books in this series you really need to do yourself a favor and start with book one. Each book builds upon the one before it as we find out more secrets about Rockton. Plus they’re really good books!

Can’t Wait Wednesday: A Marvellous Light by Freya Marske

Historical fantasy set in Edwardian England

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings. This is a weekly meme to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read. The books I choose aren’t released yet and usually won’t be published for at least two or three months. So I have a while to wait!

I love finding out about books set to publish in future months and I like to share my excitement about the books. I also like to find out about new books on other people’s blogs and hope they’ll sometimes find something to look forward to on my blog.

I’m excited to read . . .

A Marvellous Light

by Freya Marske

Series: The Last Binding #1

Published by Tordotcom

Publishing date: Nov 2

Genre: Historical Fantasy

384 pages

Synopsis: Robin Blyth has more than enough bother in his life. He’s struggling to be a good older brother, a responsible employer, and the harried baronet of a seat gutted by his late parents’ excesses. When an administrative mistake sees him named the civil service liaison to a hidden magical society, he discovers what’s been operating beneath the unextraordinary reality he’s always known.

Now Robin must contend with the beauty and danger of magic, an excruciating deadly curse, and the alarming visions of the future that come with it—not to mention Edwin Courcey, his cold and prickly counterpart in the magical bureaucracy, who clearly wishes Robin were anyone and anywhere else.

Robin’s predecessor has disappeared, and the mystery of what happened to him reveals unsettling truths about the very oldest stories they’ve been told about the land they live on and what binds it. Thrown together and facing unexpected dangers, Robin and Edwin discover a plot that threatens every magician in the British Isles—and a secret that more than one person has already died to keep.

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I haven’t read any books by Freya Marske, but I really enjoy historical fantasy placed in the British Isles. I hope this is a start of a fun and interesting series!

Sunday Post: Autumn is coming

Connecting with others to talk about books plus a little about our personal lives

Sunday-Post

Kimberly hosts the Sunday Post each week. I like to take part because it gives me an opportunity to look back at last week and forward to next week in both my personal life and my blog and book life! I also love to see what other people are doing and what books everyone is reading.

Personal life

We had a couple of days of cooler weather this week, but by the weekend it was in the 80’s again with quite a bit of humidity.

However, farmers are starting to harvest their corn and trees are beginning to change color. Next week it looks like we will have a few nights in the 40’s. Yay! I’m ready for the cooler weather and I love Autumn.

Family Reunion Photos

Last week I mentioned our family had a family reunion at a Washington state park called Fort Worden. Our families stayed in houses on Officers Row. (Fort Worden was an Army fort for about 50 years.) As well as bedrooms and bathrooms, the houses have kitchens, dining rooms and living rooms. There are several museums, hiking trails, and sandy beaches. The weather was beautiful and we had such fun with our family–many of whom we hadn’t seen for at least a couple of years.

I still have boxes!

I sorted through more boxes this week. These boxes had books in them as well as paperwork I needed to file. These were things I hadn’t needed so they sat for several months. As I unpacked I sorted the books again and put most of them on my bookshelf. Some I decided I wasn’t going to read so those went in a box to donate to my library.

Still some computer problems

I’m still having some problems with the space bar on my computer, but have trained my thumb to hit the correct spot on the space bar most of the time!

Blog

I wasn’t keeping track of the days this week so I missed posting my Can’t Wait Wednesday!

Posts last week
Posts for next week
  • Can’t Wait Wednesday
  • Sunday Post

My books

What I’m reading
  • The Dead Don’t Drink at Lafitte’s by Seana Kelly
Books read
  • Rock With Wings by Anne Hillerman
  • Barrayer by Lois McMaster Bujold
New books

None this week!

What did you do last week?

Sunday Post: Home again

Connecting with others to talk about books plus a little about our personal lives

Sunday-Post

Kimberly hosts the Sunday Post each week. I like to take part because it gives me an opportunity to look back at last week and forward to next week in both my personal life and my blog and book life! I also love to see what other people are doing and what books everyone is reading.

Personal life

We are back from the West Coast. We went to a family reunion that was originally scheduled for Memorial Day 2020, but then cancelled because of Covid. My sister-in-law rescheduled it for Labor Day 2021. We stayed on the Olympic Peninsula near Port Townsend at a Washington State Park called Fort Worden. It was an Army fort built around 1900 and decommissioned in the 1950’s. Many of the buildings are still there and the ones used for officers and enlisted are rented out by the park service. The buildings have to be rented early since they fill up fast. Each of our families stayed in one of the houses. It was wonderful seeing people we hadn’t seen since before Covid started.

We had a wonderful time. I didn’t bring my computer since a lot of the time we couldn’t even make cell phone calls. Instead we spent a lot of time outside taking walks and photographs, sitting in the sun (the weather was mostly sunny and in the 60’s–40’s and 50’s at night–which I loved). We talked and laughed a lot. I read some, we played games, ate on the beach one night and had potlucks. Everyone was vaccinated though we were required to wear masks at times. The three hour time difference between Washington State and Indiana has me trying to get used to the Eastern time Zone. I’ve been very tired since we returned.

Computer problems

On Friday my computer’s space bar stopped working some of the time. If I hit it in just the right place it works, but at least 20% of the time I miss the spot. When I first discovered the problem it was around 90% of the time I missed that spot. It’s taken awhile to type this and to correct the errors. Thus, I am late with my Sunday Post.

I’m also having some problems with the program I use to make my photos a smaller size so the blog loads faster. Thus, no pictures today since I’m already so late.

Blog

I’ve decided to reread the Miles Vorkosigan series by Lois McMaster Bujold. I haven’t read all of them, but it was quite a while ago when I was reading them and I can’t remember where I left off. When I read the first one–Shards of Honor–I remembered it as a science fiction romance, but there really isn’t a lot of romance in it! A little romance and a lot more world building, character building, military, politics, war crimes. I really enjoyed it a second time since I certainly didn’t remember many details!

Posts last week
Posts for next week
  • Can’t Wait Wednesday
  • Sunday Post

My books

What I’m reading
  • Rock With Wings by Anne Hillerman
  • Barrayer by Lois McMaster Bujold
Books read
  • What Could Possibly Go Wrong? by Jodi Taylor
  • Hestia 2781 by Janet Edwards
  • Shards of Honor by Lois McMaster Bujold
  • Forging Fire by Lisa Preston
New books

What have you been doing? What good books have you read lately?

Can’t Wait Wednesday: Miss Moriarty, I Presume

Moriarty asks Sherlock for a favor!

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings. This is a weekly meme to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read. The books I choose aren’t released yet and usually won’t be published for at least two or three months. So I have a while to wait!

I love finding out about books set to publish in future months and I like to share my excitement about the books. I also like to find out about new books on other people’s blogs and hope they’ll sometimes find something to look forward to on my blog.

I’m excited to read . . .

Miss Moriarty, I Presume?

by Sherry Thomas

Series: Lady Sherlock #6

Published by Berkley

Publishing date: November 2

Genre: Historical Mystery

368 pages

Synopsis: A most unexpected client shows up at Charlotte Holmes’s doorstep: Moriarty himself. Moriarty fears that tragedy has befallen his daughter and wants Charlotte to find out the truth.

Charlotte and Mrs. Watson travel to a remote community of occult practitioners where Moriarty’s daughter was last seen, a place full of lies and liars. Meanwhile, Charlotte’s sister Livia tries to make sense of a mysterious message from her beau Mr. Marbleton. And Charlotte’s longtime friend and ally Lord Ingram at last turns his seductive prowess on Charlotte–or is it the other way around?

But the more secrets Charlotte unravels about Miss Moriarty’s disappearance, the more she wonders why Moriarty has entrusted this delicate matter to her of all people. Is it merely to test Charlotte’s skills as an investigator, or has the man of shadows trapped her in a nest of vipers?

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I enjoy this Sherlock series and the way Sherry Thomas has reimagined the Sherlock world. I’m really looking forward to reading this latest installment.