Top Spot: The Great Wide Sea & Inamorata

Top Spot: The Great Wide Sea & Inamorata

Top SpotTop Spot is a feature on My Shelf Confessions where we pick our favorite read for the month [it will be posted sometime at the end of the month or first week of the next month.] We make sure that there are no spoilers, we just explain WHY it is this particular book was our favorite for that month and deserves the Top Spot!

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Kat’s Top Spot Pick

The Great Wide Sea

the great wide sea

Ben, Dylan, and Gerry are still mourning their mother?s death when their dad decides to buy a boat and take them on a year-long sailing trip. Tensions flare between Ben and his father, but they gradually learn to live together in close quarters. But one morning, the boys wake up to discover their father has disappeared?and they are lost. What happened to him? Where are they? And what will they do when a treacherous storm looms on the horizon? M. H. Herlong spins a gripping tale of adventure, survival, and the bonds of brotherhood in The Great Wide Sea.

Find The Great Wide Sea: Amazon Goodreads

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April’s Top Spot Pick


My Top Spot for the month of July is Inamorata by Megan Chance. I just could NOT put this book down. It’s got a bit of the supernatural in it but it reads like an entrancing historical mystery. I loved one of the words that I read in the book – “ensorceled” – totally using that a lot more. And it’s true, Inamorata had me under it’s own spell, making me feel like I was having memories of Venice as if I’d been there before. Megan Chance is one of those authors where I plan on reading all her books at some point. So far I’ve read The Inconvenient Wife (one of my all-time favs), The Spiritualist and now this one. She just has a way to lure you into the story and not let go! I feel like so far every story I’ve read of hers gets better.

My review of Inamorata is coming soon – on the tour which will include a giveaway on each stop! 🙂

Inamorata by megan chance


American artist Joseph Hannigan and his alluring sister, Sophie, have arrived in enchanting nineteenth-century Venice with a single-minded goal. The twins, who have fled scandal in New York, are determined to break into Venice’s expatriate set and find a wealthy patron to support Joseph’s work.

But the enigmatic Hannigans are not the only ones with a secret agenda. Joseph’s talent soon attracts the attention of the magnificent Odilé Leon, a celebrated courtesan and muse who has inspired many artists to greatness. But her inspiration comes with a devastatingly steep price.

As Joseph falls under the courtesan’s spell, Sophie joins forces with Nicholas Dane, the one man who knows Odilé’s dark secret, and her sworn enemy. When the seductive muse offers Joseph the path to eternal fame, the twins must decide who to believe—and just how much they are willing to sacrifice for fame.

Find Inamorata: Amazon | Goodreads

What was your favorite book this past month??

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A twenty-something who's always had a love for reading and now that passion includes her nook! When not blogging or reading, she's probably chatting on Skype--or doing all those things at once with music and TV in the mix! More posts by April »


  1. I absolutely can’t wait to get to INAMORATA! I was so excited to see that come up on the tour list – I adored her CITY OF ASH and highly recommend it!
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