Author: Anita Hughes

September 2016 in Review

Posted September 30, 2016 in Life, Reading / 6 Comments

September 2016 in Review

Things that Happened in September

  • My life became utterly crazy.
  • Grad school is crazy busy and I keep questioning my sanity about WHY I THOUGHT THIS WAS A GOOD IDEA?!
  • Things at the school I work at have been just a wee bit insane (and by wee bit I mean totally and utterly).
  • Basically, my life is crazy and it is surprising that I am finding any time to do this… Oh, wait, this is procrastinating because I should be writing a paper…
  • My most visited post by far this month was on 11 Ways High-Functioning Depression and Anxiety are Present in My Life.

My Favorite Book of September

The Secret of Pemrbooke Park

If we are going by not an assigned book for grad school:
 The Secret of Pembrooke Park by Julie Klassen

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A Contemporary Christmastime Fairytale – Christmas in Paris{Review}

Posted September 29, 2016 in Reading, Review / 0 Comments

A Contemporary Christmastime Fairytale – Christmas in Paris{Review}Christmas in Paris by Anita Hughes
Publisher: St Martin's Griffin (2016 - October 4)
eARC (288 pages)
Via: NetGalley
Reading Challenges: Read 2016


Hughes will fill your heart with the sights, sounds, and flavors of new love, glamorous fashion, and decadent holiday cuisine.
Isabel Lawson is standing on the balcony of her suite at the Hotel Crillon as she gazes at the twinkling lights of the Champs Elysee and wonders if she’s made a terrible mistake. She was supposed to be visiting the Christmas tree in the Place de la Concorde, and eating escargots and macaroons with her new husband on their honeymoon. But a week before the wedding, she called it off. Isabel is an ambitious Philadelphia finance woman, and Neil suddenly decided to take over his grandparents’ farm. Isabel wasn’t ready to trade her briefcase for a pair of rubber boots and a saddle.
When Neil suggested she use their honeymoon tickets for herself, she thought it would give her a chance to clear her head. That is until she locks herself out on the balcony in the middle of winter. Thankfully her neighbor Alec, a French children’s illustrator, comes to her rescue. He too is nursing a broken heart at the Crillon for the holidays. With a new friend by her side, Isabel is determined to use her time in the city of lights wisely. After a chance encounter with a fortune teller and a close call with a taxi, she starts to question everything she thought was important.
Christmas in Paris is a moving and heartwarming story about love, trust, and self-discovery. Set during the most magical week of the year, the glorious foods and fashions of the most romantic city in the world are sure to take your breath away.

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