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Thursday Quotables – You Had Me At Halloumi by Ginger Jones

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Each week I chose a Book of the Week to take part in this (and other) book memes. This week my chosen book is You Had Me At Halloumi by Ginger Jones (click for link to Goodreads):

“It’s the sort of balmy evening unimaginable on a cold, dark night back home in Nottingham. The sun dips behind the mountains and a breeze teases the branches of the lemon trees lining the promenade. Freya feels a whole lot better on dry land, her mouth watering at the smell of grilled octopus mixed with citrus sea spray.”

I tried to find a quote that combined both Cyprus and the cooking aspect of the story and came up with this. This book is wonderfully descriptive and I’m really enjoying reading about the food and the people!

Book Description From Goodreads:

When it comes to love, its feta late than never . . .

Freya Butterly has always dreamed of being a Head Chef but despite running every service at the Mediterranean restaurant, she still doesn’t get the recognition she deserves. Craving adventure and a real taste of the Mediterranean, Freya takes matters into her own hands, ditching both her job and unsupportive boyfriend, she packs her bags for sunny Cyprus in pursuit of the prestigious Golden Spoon culinary award.

As one of the seven competitors, Freya is determined to clinch the trophy and rediscover her passion for food, but what she doesn’t expect to discover is Xanthos. As gorgeous as he is charming – he’s quite the dish. Freya is instantly attracted to him, but this trip was about Cypriot cuisine, not cypriot sausage (ahem, romance) and she knows she must not let Xanthos distract her from the competition.

But if she walks away, will Freya spend the rest of her life wondering What If?

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Thursday Quotables – The Attic Child by Lola Jaye – #historicalfiction

Hosted by Bookshelf Fantasies, this is where you share a favorite quote, line, or passage from your reading each week!

Each week I chose a Book of the Week to take part in this (and other) book memes. This week my chosen book is The Attic Child by Lola Jaye.

“That she’d left it in the attic just for me to find one day. A story which now, with the full clarity of a thirty-year-old woman, made no sense; because if she had, she’d have to have known what would happen next.

And for her to have known that would mean my mother had hated me.”

There were so many quotes I could have chosen, but this one left me wanting to find out what happened next! I still haven’t found out yet, as the back story is also building up at the same time as this “current day” one (set in 1993). It is a great book and I am looking forward to reading more this evening!

Book Description From Goodreads:

A hauntingly powerful and emotionally charged novel about family secrets, love and loss, identity and belonging.

Two children trapped in the same attic, almost a century apart, bound by a shared secret.

Early 1900s London: Taken from his homeland, twelve-year-old Celestine spends most of the time locked away in the attic of a large house by the sea. The only time Celestine isn’t bound by confines of the small space is when he is acting as an unpaid servant to English explorer Sir Richard Babbington, As the years pass, he desperately clings on to memories of his family in Africa, even as he struggles to remember his mother’s face, and sometimes his real name . . .

1974: Lowra, a young orphan girl born into wealth and privilege whose fortunes have now changed, finds herself trapped in the same attic. Searching for a ray of light in the darkness of the attic, Lowra finds under the floorboards an old-fashioned pen, a porcelain doll, a beaded necklace, and a message carved on the wall, written in an unidentifiable language. Providing comfort for her when all hope is lost, these clues will lead her to uncover the secrets of the attic.”

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Thursday Quotables

Hosted by Bookshelf Fantasies, this is where you share a favorite quote, line, or passage from your reading each week!

Each week I chose a Book of the Week to take part in this (and other) book memes. This week my chosen book is The Spanish Love Deception by Elena Armas:

“You’ve never needed anyone to fight your battles, Catalina. That’s one of the things I respect the most about you.”

There were so many excellent quotes that I could have chosen, but I decided to go with this one because it shows how strong the main character is.

I am 85% through this book and am absolutely loving it!

The Spanish Love Deception by Elena Armas (click for link to Goodreads)

A wedding. A trip to Spain. The most infuriating man. And three days of pretending. Or in other words, a plan that will never work.

Catalina Martín, finally, not single. Her family is happy to announce that she will bring her American boyfriend to her sister’s wedding. Everyone is invited to come and witness the most magical event of the year.

That would certainly be tomorrow’s headline in the local newspaper of the small Spanish town I came from. Or the epitaph on my tombstone, seeing the turn my life had taken in the span of a phone call.

Four weeks wasn’t a lot of time to find someone willing to cross the Atlantic–from NYC and all the way to Spain–for a wedding. Let alone, someone eager to play along my charade. But that didn’t mean I was desperate enough to bring the 6’4 blue eyed pain in my ass standing before me.

Aaron Blackford. The man whose main occupation was making my blood boil had just offered himself to be my date. Right after inserting his nose in my business, calling me delusional, and calling himself my best option. See? Outrageous. Aggravating. Blood boiling. And much to my total despair, also right. Which left me with a surly and extra large dilemma in my hands. Was it worth the suffering to bring my colleague and bane of my existence as my fake boyfriend to my sister’s wedding? Or was I better off coming clean and facing the consequences of my panic induced lie?

Like my abuela would say, que dios nos pille confesados.

The Spanish Love Deception is an enemies-to-lovers, fake-dating romantic comedy. Perfect for those looking for a steamy slow-burn romance with the sweetest Happily Ever After.

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Thursday Quotables

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Hosted by Bookshelf Fantasies, this is where you share a favorite quote, line, or passage from your reading each week! 

A Gallery of Mothers by J S Latshaw

“In one spot in the sky, the thick clouds retreated enough to form a window that revealed the stars above: dazzling, living diamonds pasted to a black velvet canopy.”

I thought that was a lovely description of the sky, especially when the character is suffering and trying to see the good in the world.

I am currently 19% of the way through the book and enjoying it!

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Thursday Quotables

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Hosted by Bookshelf Fantasies, this is where you share a favorite quote, line, or passage from your reading each week! 

The Little Cafe in Copenhagen by Julie Caplin

I have chosen to take a quote from The Little Cafe in Copenhagen by Julie Caplin:

“‘That book of yours. The one about candles.’

‘The Art of Hygge.’

‘Pardon?’ I laughed. ‘You’re not going to be sick are you?’

‘No, you numpty.’ She grinned at me and just like that, we were back to normal. ‘It’s a Danish word’…”

I have chosen this quote purely because it made me smile. I have a feeling that I am going to enjoy this book!

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Thursday Quotables

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I have chosen to take a quote from Sleigh Rides and Silver Bells at the Christmas Fair by Heidi Swain to keep in the Christmas spirit:

“The motley collection suggested the area was still in use, but as what I wasn’t quite sure. Perhaps it was some kind of upper-class junkyard, or possibly it was the place where the things that had formed the basis of Mr Connelly’s toad-like schemes went to die.”

I thought that it was quite an interesting way to describe a pile of rubbish! Earlier on in the book we were told that the owner of Wynthorpe Hall was a bit like Mr Toad with his outlandish ideas and schemes. I am certainly enjoying the book and can’t wait to see what happens!

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Thursday Quotables

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Hosted by Bookshelf Fantasies, this is where you share a favorite quote, line, or passage from your reading each week! 

One of the books that I am currently reading is Cole for Christmas by Janet Raye Stevens. I am really enjoying it and there are many quotes that I could have chosen, but I settled on this one between the two main characters discussing the father of the bride’s telephone call:

“”Negotiating a deal on Christmas Eve? At his daughter’s wedding?”

“No, no! I don’t want Donner,” Lathrop bellowed. “It’s got to be Rudolph on the lead, see? He knows the North Pole better than anyone up there.”

“Sounds like he’s doing a hostile takeover of Santa’s village,” Maggie said. “Or he’s Santa Claus, giving orders to his elves…””

It is a lovely christmassy book and I think that this quote highlights that.

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