New Weekend Reads


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Starting with something a little earthy and ending with some mystery, I hope you find something great to read or add to your #TBR pile!

The Healing Guide to Flower Essences

How to Use Gaia’s Magick and Medicine for Wellness, Transformation and Emotional Balance

by Alena Hennessy

Description

The Healing Guide to Flower Essences shows you how to connect with the magic and frequency of 100 flower essences.

The power of Nature to heal has been accepted for many millennia. Flowers inspire us with their beauty, beguile us with their fragrance, and can have medicinal properties in their oils and plant matter. However, the healing properties of flowers go even deeper. Each flower holds a unique energetic fingerprint or essence that can be used for healing, wellness, and self-discovery. 

Organized by categories such as transformation, inspiration, boundaries, and self-esteem, you will be able to easily find the right remedy for your wellness and self-discovery. For example, you can use Larch for overcoming doubt and insecurity, Gentian for perseverance and optimism after a setback or Cherry Plum for surrender and trust in one’s soul path.You’ll also learn about the history of flower essences and the original 38 Bach flower remedies. Learn how to connect more deeply with the properties and messages of the flowers by making your own flower essence remedies. Written by noted artist, Alena Hennessy, The Healing Guide to Flower Essences is also lovingly illustrated with original botanical art and illustration.

About Alena Hennessy

“Work is love made visible.” –Khalil Gibran

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Alena Hennessy began making art at a very young age, way before she could write. She would spend hours upon hours drawing on the back of her Grandmother’s dittos from school, making up imaginary worlds. Since then her love of creating has evolved– branching out with a deep desire to assist others in finding their true voice in painting and mixed media art.


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Alena is the author of Cultivating Your Creative LifeThe Painting WorkbookIntuitive Painting Workshop, and beloved teacher of the art-making process, both online and at select retreats. Her work has been featured in numerous magazines and publications, including DwellThe Washington PostSomerset Life, Spirituality & Health, ReadyMade, Redbook, Stitch, Victoria, and Natural Health magazine, as well as being featured on Good Morning America and pilot shows for ABC Studios. Her paintings have been exhibited across major cities in the U.S., along with several museum shows. Alena is also a flower essence practitioner, along with being a Reiki master and energy healer. Through grace and intuitive guideposts, she calls the beautiful town of Asheville, NC her home. As a facilitator, her intention is that each participant leave a little more transformed, content, and open to wild possibility.


I’m currently reading this one! So far I’ve read all of London Clarke’s published works and couldn’t resit picking it up as soon as I heard it had been released!

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Nocturne House

Supernatural and human evil collide in a page-turning thriller (Legacy of Darkness Book 3)

by London Clarke

Description

After months of searching for his missing wife, ex-priest turned demonologist Hunter Massabrook gets a call that Laura has turned up in a New Orleans hospital. But the woman barely looks like his wife, and she’s going by a different name. Worse, she’s obsessed with another man and memories of a life she’s lived in a place called Nocturne House.

As Laura relays the story of her disappearance and the people responsible, she also reveals her connection to a dangerous cult, a group of modern-day vampires that controls and manipulates through psychological strongholds, supernatural entities, and all-too-human wicked intentions. 

Hunter soon realizes that Laura is still in danger, and she remains bound to the house through her heart, mind, and blood. 

In the final suspenseful installment of the Legacy of Darkness series, supernatural and human evil collide in a tale about the power and danger of living outside society’s expectations and the relationships that can ruin or redeem us.

Advance Praise

“If you’ve read previous books by London Clarke, then you will love this one. If you haven’t, she’s about to become your new favorite author.”—Readers’ Favorite review of Whickering Place

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Released May 14th, 2020

My Perfect Sister

by Penny Batchelor

RedDoor Press

Description

A missing sister – A bedroom kept as a shrine – A dark family secretWhen Annie returns to care for her estranged mother, she’s faced with the ghosts from her past.Long-held secrets surrounding her sister Gemma’s disappearance in 1989 remain buried in her childhood house. Does a faded photograph in her sister’s old room hold the key to the past?Desperate for clues, she delves deeper in search of the truth. But is it safer to be kept in the dark? Annie is about to find out…

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The Happy Couple

by Samantha Hayes

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Me and Will. Will and Me. A perfect match. He said he would always be there for me, but it’s been a year since he drained his coffee, walked out the front door and vanished.

Did he leave me? Or did something terrible happen? I’m scared someone finally found out about what happened on the drive home that night…

I lie awake at night trawling the internet for rental properties, desperate for an escape. Until I see my husband’s gorgeous face smiling back at me from a photograph on the fireplace in someone else’s home, and something inside of me snaps.

At the house, I find no trace of him and the woman who lives there has no idea who I am. But I’m certain she’s hiding something behind the locked door upstairs. I know that if I want answers, I have to stay.

You might think that what’s inside that room is the answer to all my questions and the end of all my pain. But it’s only the beginning…

Nail-biting and completely gripping, The Happy Couple will make you question how well you really know the ones you love. Perfect reading for anyone who adored The Wife Between Us, The Girl on The Train or Gone Girl.

Advance Praise

Readers adore Samantha Hayes!

‘Believe me when I say that this really WASN’T A TWIST THAT I SAW COMING!… I didn’t have a clue until it slapped me in the face!… This book is AWESOME and I was addicted from the very first page!’ My Chestnut Reading Tree, 5 stars

‘Wow!… I stayed up all night to finish this book. I’m all sorts of wound up… phenomenal! easily one of my favourite books of the year. My jaw is hanging on the floor… I could not put down this book… I’m blown away.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘Wow, wow, wow! An ending I did NOT see coming… PHENOMENAL… a fast moving read with an unforgettable ending. FANTASTIC!!’ Netgalley reviewer, 5 stars

‘Wow, this book immediately drew me in and kept me concocting reasons to ignore chores so that I could race back to it… it had me glued to it. I’d even find myself waking up and reading a chapter in the night… Absolutely a winner for me!’ Pick a Good Book, 5 stars

‘Wow, what a jaw-dropping, can’t-put-down, wonderful book this was… such an amazing book with a shocking ending… a rollercoaster of emotions. I just couldn’t put down this book… I wanted more and more. I just devoured this… I absolutely loved this book.’ Blue Moon Blogger, 5 stars

‘This addictive mystery kept me guessing from the first page until the last… a fantastic, tense thriller full of twists and turns, with a jaw-dropping finale that left me reeling.’ Emma’s Bibliotreasures, 5 stars

‘Omg, I honestly didn’t see that ending coming, that was one hell of a totally unexpected, jaw-dropping twist… Shocking, chilling and heartbreaking… Exceedingly well written, packed full of unexpected twists and turns, gripping and enthralling… Very, very highly recommended.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘One of the BEST thrillers I have read in YEARS! Exceptional and addicting.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

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The Bride

by Wendy Clarke

Description

The moment Joanna told me she was engaged, I had this awful feeling that something was wrong.

We used to speak on the phone every day. Growing up I spent more time at her house than I did at my own. I’d always imagined what it would be like to see her get married, and now I didn’t even know her fiancé’s name.

She asked me to come and meet Mark and I intended to tell her to slow down. You can’t know someone for a month and be sure that you want to spend the rest of your lives together.

When I got to Joanna’s front door, only Mark was there. He was charming and gorgeous and nothing but nice to me, and I started to understand.

And then he told me that Joanna was missing.

The Bride is a twisty, unputdownable psychological thriller that will have you reading until late at night. Perfect for fans of The Girl on the Train, Gone Girl and anything by Lisa Jewell.

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