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Monday, January 1, 2018

First Book of the Year 2018

The lovely Sheila at Book Journey is once again hosting First Book of the Year and this is the fifth year I participate. It's a meme where we share the first book we will be reading in 2018. If you head on over to Sheila's blog she has a cool montage of all those participating. Here is the pic of me with the book I chose to read:



This year I've decided to read Degrees of Love by Lisa Slabach. It's women's fiction that is getting rave reviews. Here is the book description:


At thirty-six, Susan Sinclair has it all. She's just been promoted to Senior Vice President of Mobile Banking at her firm, a prestigious position bringing fresh creative challenges and a hefty salary increase. Like the shiny new BMW in the driveway of the Silicon Valley home she shares with her husband, Matt, and their two beautiful boys, Susan exudes confidence and style.

Yet despite her success in juggling the roles of wife, mother, and businesswoman, Susan struggles with a secret dissatisfaction. Matt's work in cutting-edge computer research pays less than her job, and with each advance in her career, he has grown more distant. But Matt refuses to admit there is a problem, and Susan forces herself to play along, determined to give her boys the close-knit family life she never had.

Then she meets her new boss, Reese Kirkpatrick. Working and traveling together, she and Reese become a crackerjack team, but little by little, pleasure mixes with business. For the first time in a long time—maybe ever—Susan feels seen and appreciated for who she is. Certain she would never allow their friendship to cross the line, Susan lets herself stray dangerously close to the edge.

​A moment of weakness changes everything. Now, unable to stomach the façade her marriage has become yet unwilling to decimate her family by moving forward with Reese, Susan faces a choice that could cost her everything—including her children . . . but possibly bring her more than she can dream.


My review for Degrees of Love will be up later this month on January 18.

So what is your first book of the year?

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15 comments :

  1. You are so cute! Enjoy your book and have a Happy New Year!

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  2. Yep...I recognized you in the list!! I thought that was you, and now I know for sure it is YOU. :)

    Adorable as always.

    Happy Reading, and Happy New Year!!

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    1. I recognized you too! You haven't changed a bit. Thank goodness these selfies don't show the new wrinkles. :-)

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  3. Wow! This sounds fabulous. Great choice. Hope you enjoy it. I'm chose some historical fiction.

    Great first book of the year. A Very Gothic Christmas sounds great too. Hope you enjoy all of these.

    https://thebookconnectionccm.blogspot.com/2018/01/first-book-of-year-2018-mayflower-bride.html

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    1. Thanks! You must have see the Gothic Xmas book on another blog, though. :-)

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  4. Your first book sounds like a good one - hope you love it. Great photo, too. Happy New Year!

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    1. Thanks Jo Ann, I've been wanting to read it ever since it showed up in my mailbox.

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  5. Looks like qa good book to start the year. Happy New Year!!!

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  6. This book sounds fabulous! I hope you enjoy it! Now I'm writing it down on my TBR list! Happy New Year!

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  7. Lovely picture! The book sounds really good! I've missed you at Mailbox Monday.
    I hope 2018 is a blessed year for you!

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    1. I've missed participating in MM. December was just such a crazy month for me. I'll be back soon though. :-)

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  8. Grat photo Laura! Enjoy your new book. Wishing you much joy and happiness!

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