Hi All, 

We hope you had a great end to 2014 and that 2015 is already bringing lots of fun new adventures!

We’ve been doing – well – not much since we’re in the middle of summer. So it’s hitting the beach or local pool, lazying in front of the tennis and cricket on TV and generally just hanging out.

As I write this, the picture below does two things:

  1. Makes me long to go there and hang out with all the books
  2. Reminds me that there are so many unexplored places to discover and new people that I haven’t been introduced to yet.

In short, it’s time to meet some new people! That’s not to say I’m not loving my favourite authors, but it’s time to add some new ones to my library. 

Some of the recently read new authors are:

Lauraine Snelling
Katie Ganshert
Marybeth Whalen

I will be reviewing these in the coming weeks.

The following are going to be read as soon as I can:

Janice Cantore
Kariss Lynch
Meg Moseley

Christa Parrish
Kathryn Springer

It’s risky taking on a new author – you make an investment in the book but what if you hate it? Let’s face, not every book we read we are going to like. That’s even true for authors we love. Sometimes, though the risk is really worth it – more often than not really. So I’m excited to plunge into 2015 with some new “friends” gracing my bookshelf, right along side my tried and true ones!

Wondering if any of our readers out there can suggest some authors they really like?

Jess’ favourite genre is contemporary women’s fiction and contemporary romance fiction. She also enjoys historical fiction with a focus on romance. She loves books set in country towns or farms with a cowboy featured in either historical or contemporary settings.

She is currently writing her first novel, a contemporary women’s fiction/romance set in a small country town.