Stacking the Shelves #5 – Feb 4th 2023

Stacking The Shelves is hosted by Marlene @ReadingReality and is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!

This seemed like a great feature to jump onboard with to help me avoid my interminably long monthly posts of all that I’ve bought (and NOT read). So here goes!

Kindle Purchases

Skip to the End by Molly James

If you knew how the love story finished, would you turn the first page?

Amy has been keeping a secret most of her adult life… The women in her family have a gift, or is it a curse?

Since her first kiss, Amy has had visions of how her relationships will end. A date fleeing through the bathroom window. At the altar – runaway-bride style. There seems to be no end to the unhappy endings.

Then she drunkenly kisses three men at her best friend’s wedding, only to wake up with no memory of who she kissed. She knows she’s found ‘the one’ but now she must find out which one…

Roping in her friends, Amy sets off on a mission to find her true love.

Parents and Teachers by Sara Madderson

At two of London’s most exclusive prep schools, there are strict rules against parents fraternising with teachers.
Well, that’s the theory, in any case.

Jenna catches the eye of a world-famous action movie star whose son is in her class. His moves in a penthouse hot tub almost make her forget about his high profile marriage. Almost. But she has no idea who she’s messing with. She’s in way over her head…

On the surface, Astrid is an ice-queen entrepreneur. Underneath, she’s still licking her wounds after her husband walked out. It’s time to seriously let her hair down. Her daughter’s young and insanely hot PE teacher, Callum, is all too happy to remind her how satisfying breaking the rules can be. It helps that he’s a maestro with a shower head…

Natalia’s influential husband is ousted in a #MeToo scandal. His crimes are enough to put her off men for life. Luckily she has Bex, her daughter’s PE teacher and her close friend, for support. Until the scent of Bex’s skin makes her wonder if happiness is possible without any men at all…

Really, the only ones behaving themselves are the kids …

Starstruck by Emma Bennet

Newly divorced Kate just wants a quiet life with her son Charlie now that she’s single. She’s not looking for love, but then an old schoolfriend turns up on her doorstep out of the blue.

He’s not just Joe anymore, he’s world-famous rock star Joseph Wild. And he’s looking to rent one of Kate’s cozy converted barns so he can hide out from the paparazzi after his own break-up.

Joseph is just the same sweet, funny boy that Kate remembers, only now he’s more than a little bit sexy! He comes round for dinner every night and gets on wonderfully with Charlie. But he couldn’t possibly be interested in Kate, could he . . . ?

Soon the pair realize the strength of their attraction for each other — it feels like they’re meant to be. But then Joseph’s ex-wife shows up and spoils everything.

Can Joseph leave behind his glamorous lifestyle — and his murky past — and settle for a quiet life with Kate in the Devon countryside? If the couple are truly meant to be, Kate must convince Joseph that she’s the one for him.

One Moment by Linda Green

Finn and Kaz are about to meet for the first time.

Ten-year-old Finn, a quirky, sensitive boy who talks a lot and only eats at cafes with a 5-star hygiene rating, is having a tough time at school and home.

Outspoken Kaz, 59, who has an acerbic sense of humour and a heart of gold, is working at the café when Finn and his mum come in.

They don’t know it yet, but the second time they meet will be a moment which changes both of their lives forever . . .

Mrs Van Gogh by Caroline Cauchi

She’s been painted out of history…until now

Who tells her story?

In 1890, Vincent Van Gogh dies penniless, unknown, a man tortured by his own mind.

Eleven years later his work is exhibited in Paris and his unparalleled talent finally recognised. The tireless efforts of one woman gave the world one of its greatest creative minds.

But twenty-eight year old Johanna Van Gogh-Bonger, Vincent’s sister-in-law and the keeper of his immense collection of paintings, sketches and letters, has, until now, been written out of history. This beautiful, moving novel finally gives this extraordinary woman a voice…

Jingle Bells in June by Rosie Green

Mackenzie Morris, newest recruit at the Little Duck Pond Café, is the perfect addition to the team. But beneath her smiles, Kenzie is hiding a dark secret. It’s the reason she fled to Sunnybrook, desperate for a fresh start that would help to lay the ghosts that haunt her.

The challenge of turning her hobby into a business is a welcome distraction, and to her relief, she finds that her range of quirky pottery mugs and vases appear to be in demand. Alone and scared when she arrived, she’s slowly making friends and starting to feel as if she belongs. Meeting a lovely guy called Aidan seems to confirm this and it looks as if love might be on the horizon.

But then Kenzie makes a devastating discovery that threatens to crush her new-found happiness. Aidan is the one person she yearns to confide in. He’s also the one person who can never know the truth . . .

Happy Reading!!


    • I’m afraid there’s no hope for me when it comes to buying! 😂 That’s part of the reason I decided to admit to my habit weekly, my monthly list was just too much. I don’t think it really matters how long or short the list is though If you want to take part. Enjoy your reading Jody 😊

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