WWW Wednesdays (June 17)


This is a weekly meme hosted by MizB @ Should Be Reading. To join in, click on the image above, and answer the following three questions.

What are you currently reading? 

I’m currently reading the second installment in the Bakeshop Mystery series, A Batter of Life and Death.

Jules is still in her hometown of Ashland, where she and her mother operate the family bakeshop, Torte. It is a local hot spot and has landed Jules a new opportunity to promote the bakeshop by competing on a pastry reality show. The $25,000 prize money would definitely help out Torte, but Jules quickly learns that some would kill for that kind of dough.

You can read my review of the first book in the series, Meet Your Baker.

Look for my review in early July.

 What did you just finish reading?

I finished up Hope in Every Raindrop. Katie is sort of following in her father’s footsteps as a writer, and she is a good one at only age 21! She’s really needing a big story that’s going to make the best-seller list (again), and she’s taken a page out of her old man’s book and landed in a small South Carolina town.

Small towns have big stories. This was the lesson Katie’s father taught her, and she is setting out to find the big stories in Bishopville, South Carolina from a man and his dogs.

Look for my review next week.

 What do you think you’ll read next?

Quite honestly, I picked this book to read because it has the same spelling of my mother’s name. All my life people have spelled my mom’s name wrong, so this piqued my interest. When I started reading the synopsis, the historical aspect drew me in. Teresa of the New World is definitely a little different from my normal. Good different.

In 1528, the real-life conquistador Cabeza de Vaca shipwrecked in the New World where he lived for eight years as a slave, trader, and shaman. In this lyrical weaving of history and myth, the adventurer takes his young daughter Teresa from her home in Texas to walk westward into the setting sun, their travels accompanied by miracles–visions and prophecies. But when Teresa reaches the outposts of New Spain, life is not what her father had promised.

As a kitchen servant in the household of a Spanish official, Teresa grows up estranged from the magic she knew as a child, when she could speak to the earth and listen to animals. When a new epidemic of measles devastates the area, the sixteen-year-old sets off on her own journey, befriending a Mayan were-jaguar who cannot control his shape-shifting and a warhorse abandoned by his Spanish owner.

 How about you? What are you reading this week?

Leave a comment with your answers! Share the link to your WWW Wednesday post OR leave your answers in the comments if you don’t have a blog. Happy Reading! 🙂

5 thoughts on “WWW Wednesdays (June 17)

    • Yes, I loved the first one. Jules is dealing with quite a bit – she kind of retreats back to Ashland to get her life together…and then gets embroiled in the mystery of the murder when she finds the body. Everyone seems to have something to hide! The characters, their development and interactions as seen through Jules’ lens is fantastic – and I’m seeing this the second book as well, which is SO good!

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