FLOYD’S BOOKCLUB – FEBRUARY

Welcome, to Floyd’s Book Club! Below you will find a list of the books I have read within the current month – complete with “Love,” “Weeping,” and “Donita” Factors. I even have links to the books on Amazon, for your viewing pleasure!

I sincerely hope that you find a book or two within this newsletter that catches your interest. Whether you pick one up at the library, a local bookstore, or on your E-reader – I wish you Happy Reading!

– Jana M. Floyd



The Hunger by Alma Katsu51OAG1KRnuL._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_

The Donnor Party meets monsters in the night. That’s the description that got me to read it. That and Stephen King’s recommendation.
I would love to read more by this author.
Love Factor: 4 out of 5 Hearts

Weeping Factor: 0 out of 5 Tears

*Donita Factor: 1 out of 5 Teapots

*Donita Factor: This factor will tell you if there are any steamy bits in the book. The scale will be measured by Teapots of Steam. 1 being just a little steam and 5 being… well…. you get the picture.


Summer Sisters by Judy Blume 517LAZtveaL._SX312_BO1,204,203,200_

This was my first Judy Blume book and I found it delightfully written.

Two girls grow up together and form an unbreakable friendship. But that friendship isn’t immune from the growing pains that make up our lives.

Love Factor: 4 out of 5 Hearts

Weeping Factor: 0 out of 5 Tears

*Donita Factor: 2 out of 5 Teapots

 


Twice in a Blue Moon by Christina Lauren51Dy0VzNVYL

I love Christina Lauren books. LOVE. This one was no exception. Though, it is not my favorite of Lauren’s tales.

The title really tells it all. Two people fall in love, hearts are broken, and then 14 years later they are forced to deal with the tragic tale of their love.

Love Factor: 4 out of 5 Hearts

Weeping Factor: 0 out of 5 Tears

*Donita Factor: 2 out of 5 Teapots

 


The Cold Dish by Craig Johnson 519PFFTCtgL

People have been telling me that I would love the TV series Longmire for years now. And then I learned that they are books. AND I LOVE THEM!

Walt Longmire is the cantankerous sheriff of a small county in Wyoming. The relatively quiet community is shaken by the murder of a young man who had happened to be involved in a rape case years prior.

Love Factor: 5 out of 5 Hearts

Weeping Factor: 0 out of 5 Tears

 


Death Without Company by Craig Johnson51RwUXXwPVL._SX277_BO1,204,203,200_

Book two of the Longmire Mystery books.

Johnson brings back our favorite sheriff and his host of wonderful characters to look into the simple death of a woman in assisted living. However, the previous sheriff of Absaroka County is convinced she was poisoned.

Love Factor: 5 out of 5 Hearts

Weeping Factor: 0 out of 5 Tears

 

 


Kindness Goes Unpunished by Craig Johnson 51We6seZcwL._SX324_BO1,204,203,200_

Book Three!
Longmire finds himself in the great city of Philadelphia visiting his lawyer daughter when the unthinkable happens – Cady is attacked and left in a coma and her supposed boyfriend seemingly commits suicide shortly after. Longmire is sure there is more going on than meets the eye.
Love Factor: 5 out of 5 Hearts

Weeping Factor: 0 out of 5 Tears

 

 


Another Man’s Moccasins by Craig Johnson 51OGmFgkmVL._SX318_BO1,204,203,200_

Book four! Okay. One of the many things I love about these books is that they are decidedly not the old, tired western stories of dull gunfights, stampedes, and ridiculous prejudices. The characters WONDERFUL. The stories are thought-provoking and challenge a reader to think outside of the box. I cannot say enough good things about them. It’s a sure bet you will see more of the series in the coming months. I also think my dad would have really enjoyed this series.

Walt Longmire is reminded of his time in Vietnam when a young Vietnamese woman is found dead along the interstate and only one suspect seems likely. But crime isn’t as simple as it appears.

Love Factor: 5 out of 5 Hearts

Weeping Factor: 0 out of 5 Tears



If you would like to send me a book recommendation, become a guest reviewer, or just want to chat about any of the books in today’s issue – please feel free to email me or comment on this post!

FLOYD’S BOOKCLUB – JANUARY

Welcome, to Floyd’s Book Club! Below you will find a list of the books I have read within the current month – complete with “Love,” “Weeping,” and “Donita” Factors. I even have links to the books on Amazon, for your viewing pleasure!

I sincerely hope that you find a book or two within this newsletter that catches your interest. Whether you pick one up at the library, a local bookstore, or on your E-reader – I wish you Happy Reading!

– Jana M. Floyd



Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning 

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Book one of what is currently an eleven book series.
MacKayla’s life was perfectly normal and exactly what she wanted – until her sister is murdered while studying abroad.  When the authorities and her parents except that the case is cold and will never be solved, she travels to Ireland to find her sister’s killer. But as her own ability’s turn magical, MacKayla realizes that she might need help.
Love Factor: 3 out of 5 Hearts

Weeping Factor: 0 out of 5 Tears

*Donita Factor: 1 out of 5 Teapots

*Donita Factor: This factor will tell you if there are any steamy bits in the book. The scale will be measured by Teapots of Steam. 1 being just a little steam and 5 being… well…. you get the picture.


Children of Virtue and Vengence by Tomi Adeyemi

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The long await sequel to the AMAZING Children of Blood and BoneDefinitely read it before picking up this one. But you should probably read them both. ASAP. 😀 

 

Love Factor: 5 out of 5 Hearts

Weeping Factor: 0 out of 5 Tears

 

 



The Testaments by Margaret Atwood 419TWZk7luL

If you read this one, AND YOU SHOULD, make sure you check out the author’s note at the end.
Sequel to Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale, The Testaments takes place 15 years following the beginning of this powerful tale. Gilead is showing signs of rotting from the inside out.
Love Factor: 5 out of 5 Hearts

Weeping Factor: 1 out of 5 Tears

 

 

 



The Golden Son by Pierce Brown 

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Yet another sequel! Make sure you read book one, or you will be pretty lost in this series.

Shout out to my cousin, Anna, for turning me onto this series – even though it’s taking me a while to continue it.

Love Factor: 4 out of 5 Hearts

Weeping Factor: 0 out of 5 Tears

 

 



The Witch’s Kind by Louisa Morgan 

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I bought this book based entirely on this line of the book blurb: In the aftermath of World War II, two women with unusual gifts must protect a mysterious baby in a poignant tale of family, sacrifice and magic.
Granted, I should have read the rest of the description, as it was very different than I thought I would be. However, it was still an excellent story and very well told.
Love Factor: 4 out of 5 Hearts

Weeping Factor: 0 out of 5 Tears



If you would like to send me a book recommendation, become a guest reviewer, or just want to chat about any of the books in today’s issue – please feel free to email me or comment on this post!

FLOYD’S BOOK CLUB – DECEMBER

Welcome, to Floyd’s Book Club! Below you will find a list of the books I have read within the current month – complete with “Love,” “Weeping,” and “Donita” Factors. I even have links to the books on Amazon, for your viewing pleasure!

I sincerely hope that you find a book or two within this newsletter that catches your interest. Whether you pick one up at the library, a local bookstore, or on your E-reader – I wish you Happy Reading!

– Jana M. Floyd



A Madness So Discreet by Mindy McGinnis

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*Trigger Warning: This novel includes references to sexual abuse.

Grace Mae is sent to an asylum in disgrace with a growing belly. But her circumstances change drastically when she loses the baby and fakes her own death to escape her previous life. She finds herself assisting in the case of a serial killer while still trying to come to terms with her own life.

Love Factor: 3 out of 5 Hearts

Weeping Factor: 0 out of 5 Tears

*Donita Factor: 2 out of 5 Teapots

*Donita Factor: This factor will tell you if there are any steamy bits in the book. The scale will be measured by Teapots of Steam. 1 being just a little steam and 5 being… well…. you get the picture.


Fingersmith by Sarah Waters41W6d8hHJZL._SX318_BO1,204,203,200_

Written in the Dickens Era, Sue Tinder is hired as a ladies maid for Maud Lilly. Little does Maud know it is all part of a scheme to get at her fortune. Little does Sue know that she will fall in love with her mistress. Both girls are sure to be disappointed when they find out they are not the architects of their own destinies.

 

Love Factor: 3 out of 5 Hearts

Weeping Factor: 0 out of 5 Tears

*Donita Factor: 3 out of 5 Teapots

 


The Deep

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From the cover:

The water-breathing descendants of African slave women tossed overboard have built their own underwater society—and must reclaim the memories of their past to shape their future.

 

Love Factor: 3 out of 5 Hearts

Weeping Factor: 0 out of 5 Tears

 

 




If you would like to send me a book recommendation, become a guest reviewer, or just want to chat about any of the books in today’s issue – please feel free to email me or comment on this post!

FLOYD’S BOOK CLUB – NOVEMBER

Welcome, to Floyd’s Book Club! Below you will find a list of the books I have read within the current month – complete with “Love,” “Weeping,” and “Donita” Factors. I even have links to the books on Amazon, for your viewing pleasure!

I sincerely hope that you find a book or two within this newsletter that catches your interest. Whether you pick one up at the library, a local bookstore, or on your E-reader – I wish you Happy Reading!

– Jana M. Floyd



Emergency Contact by Mary H. K. Choi51hdUH-oWQL._SX324_BO1,204,203,200_

I am 112 years old. Let that be stated for the record. which basically means I did not understand half of the pop culture references or texting acronyms in this book. But I enjoyed it, none the less.

This is a good Young Adult Romance.

Love Factor: 4 out of 5 Hearts

Weeping Factor: 0 out of 5 Tears

*Donita Factor: 1 out of 5 Teapots

*Donita Factor: This factor will tell you if there are any steamy bits in the book. The scale will be measured by Teapots of Steam. 1 being just a little steam and 5 being… well…. you get the picture.


Romancing the Beat by Gwen Hayes51qBXuJJUZL._SX311_BO1,204,203,200_

If you are interested in writing romance stories, this book is a must. It’s short. It’s sweet. It’s witty. It is straight to the point. 
Love Factor: 5 out of 5 Hearts

Weeping Factor: 0 out of 5 Tears

 

 

 


Until The Day I Die by Emily Carpenter 91G-Jyu+lwL._AC_UY218_ML3_

This was a great, little thriller.

A father suddenly passes away, a mother doesn’t know how to grieve and decides to sell their company, and a young adult is shipped off to college against her wishes. Add in some adult “Lord of the Flies” and Ta da! You have this book. It kept me guessing the whole way.

Love Factor: 4 out of 5 Hearts

Weeping Factor: 0 out of 5 Tears

*Donita Factor: 1 out of 5 Teapots


War of the Oaks by Emma Bull 51491m++eIL._SY346_

Shout out to Kathryn Malody for finally recommending a book that is already published! War of the Oaks is set in the Twin Cities. It was quite lovely to be so familiar with the area where the book was taking place.

I can’t say it any better than this snippet from the book description: “By turns tough and lyrical, fabulous and down-to-earth, War for the Oaks is a fantasy novel that’s as much about this world as about the other one. It’s about real love and loyalty, about real music and musicians, about false glamour and true art. It will change the way you hear and see your own daily life.”

Love Factor: 5 out of 5 Hearts

Weeping Factor: 0 out of 5 Tears

*Donita Factor: 1 out of 5 Teapots

 


Shades of Milk and Honey by Mary Robinette Kowal 411O6O1986L._SX332_BO1,204,203,200_

I heard about this book through a podcast (Breaking the Glass Slipper). Kowal described it as Pride and Prejudice plus magic. As you can imagine, it went straight to the top of my reading list. It held to Jane Austin’s writing and storytelling style. I loved it.

Shades of Milk and Honey is the first book in a series I definitely plan on continuing.

Love Factor: 5 out of 5 Hearts

Weeping Factor: 0 out of 5 Tears



If you would like to send me a book recommendation, become a guest reviewer, or just want to chat about any of the books in today’s issue – please feel free to email me or comment on this post!

Long Way Home – PreOrder


When Julie’s heart and life are at odds, will true love conquer all?

Julie has come home to Paradise Valley at last. Her big brother, Cole, and bestselling author Claire are tying the knot, and Julie has arrived early to help with the big day. But as she examines her own romantic choices, she finds herself envious of the couple’s fairytale love.

Garrett is a new ranchhand and is getting roped into all sorts of wedding tasks. When Julie arrives, he finds her spunky, beautiful, and charming. But when her secret fiancé shows, Garrett finds that he doesn’t think too much of the man – or of how he treats Julie.

As Julie struggles to come to terms with her life and possibly leaving Paradise Valley for good, Garrett is determined to let the unmistakable chemistry between them go. But as they work together to help Cole and Claire enchant the valley with the perfect wedding, their hearts are drawn to each other.

Will Julie and Garrett walk away from their own fairytale romance, or will love bring them home?

Long Way Home is a refreshingly sweet Western romance. If you like charming characters, unmistakable attraction, and breathtaking mountain settings, then you’ll adore Jana Floyd’s touching novel.

Buy Long Way Home to continue with this new chapter of love at Paradise Valley!

To Be Released on December 17th, 2019!

 


Pre-Order the E-book on Amazon or the Signed Paperback Here!