Hello, Sunshines! Can you believe that we are in November??? How did that happen, where on earth has the year gone? But then again, 2020 has been a bit of a weird one, so the faster we reach 2021 the better for me. But, we’re not there quite yet!
So, what has been happening here at Chicks, Rogues and Scandals towers? Not a lot, to be honest, except for the blog turning Five on the 23rd of October and those who follow me on Instagram will know all about my demonic pup, he’s growing like a weed and getting more rambunctious very day. I can’t believe it that my little man is four month’s old this Friday!!
I am as usual late to post my October monthly round-up, and to say I have been a very bad book blogger this month, it’s been a weird few weeks, schedules have been thrown out of the window and I have missed so many blog tour days and reviews this month…apologies! (I am hoping to have all reviews and blog tours I didn’t post on this blog this month, fingers crossed).
I am hoping to do a lot better in November ( she says eyeing the pup in the corner wondering what trouble he will cause this time) we shall see!
Before all of that, I want to say a huge thank you to every single book blogger who has liked and shared my blog posts over the past month, You are all so amazing, thank you!!😘
I hope everyone will go and show these amazing bloggers some blog love, you can find all who I follow on my Twitter timeline as I do share their posts a lot….because they are all amazing!
Reviewed This Month
Blog Tours/ Book Blast’s
Homemakers Christmas by Jill Piscitello
A recent error in judgement has deposited Cricket Williams, her daughter, and a son spiking a high fever into a homeless shelter. A touch of Christmas magic is sprinkled upon her family when an eccentric volunteer invites them into her New England farmhouse. Blindsided with the proposition of a contractual living arrangement, Cricket is seized with renewed hope for her future.
Boris Glynn is in town visiting his grandmother but harbors a secret that will impact her life and the lives of his dearest friends. Complications arise when he is unable to restrain himself from pursuing his grandmother’s beautiful new neighbor.
As Cricket begins to succumb to Boris’s attention, her new world is shaken by a series of events that have the potential to destroy her plans for a fresh start.
Book of The Month
Where Butterflies Go by Debra Doxer
Meira Sokolow had the misfortune of being born to Jewish parents in Warsaw, Poland, in 1912. Before she took her first breath, her fate had been sealed.
Residing in the Jewish Quarter of the city, Meira’s early life was typical. She fell in love with a local boy, got married, and had a daughter. Then the German army marched into Warsaw and everything changed. Forced into the ghetto with her family, she found survival to be a daily struggle.
Hunger, disease, and unimaginable cruelty were her stark realities. When the ghetto was purged and she was sent to a concentration camp, Meira still had her family, and that was all that mattered. Then the camp was liquidated, and only a handful of survivors remained out of thousands.
Meira Sokolow was one of them. No longer a wife or mother, Meira emigrated to New York City. After World War II, the world wanted to move on and start a new chapter, but Meira couldn’t turn the page so easily. She walked through her days alone, like a ghost with nothing to tether her to the earth. Then she met Max, a handsome American, who first mistook her for one of the boring socialites he encountered every day. He soon learned she was unlike anyone he had met before, seeing her strength and resilience, even when she couldn’t. Max knew he could breathe life into her again, if only she would let him.
Tragic and heartfelt, Where Butterflies Go is based on the harrowing true story of one woman’s survival during the Nazi occupation of Poland, and her struggle to find meaning in the aftermath.
Lest We Forget!
November is the month where we all stop to remember, we wear our poppies with pride. This is very close to my heart, I wear two poppies all year, one red and one purple with pride.
This is the time of year where we show our support and remember every single man, woman and animal which gave everything for the good. We stop to pay respect to those who paid the ultimate price to keep us free and allow us to live the lives we do (maybe not so much at the minute). We stop to say thank you to those amazing veteran’s who we can learn so much from, and stop to say thank you to all the active servicemen and women.
As always, Chicks, Rogues and Scandals is proud to be showing support to the Poppy Appeal. Let us all show our love and respect, no matter your personal opinions wearing the poppy isn’t about politic’s it’s about remembering and honouring those who never returned home.
We will never forget!!
Hottie of the Month 😉
There you have it, a pretty full October done and dusted, so as we head into another month and as some of us head into another lockdown, I will leave you with a little something to bring the sunshine to your day.
Stay well and safe, keep reading and I will see you all soon.