Welcome back to comfort reads! Were in the last few days of Autumn heading into Winter. Get ready to snuggle up!
Today, we’re joind by RWA member Jodi Gibson. Jodi writes contemporary women’s fiction with all the feels. You know exactly the kind, fantastic for a cosy read on a cold day—stories that will make you laugh, cry, hope and despair all in one sitting. Welcome Jodi!
Jodi’s Favourite Comfort Read
As the weather cools and the days close in, I find myself moving inside and hunkering down. And there’s no better way to do so than with a good book and a warm, comfy place in which to read.
My favourite cosy spot is the corner of my couch. It’s the perfect position complete with soft cushions, my favourite knitted blanket and a lamp to throw soft light while I read. I can see the flames from the gas log fire which always makes me feel toasty warm, and I’m usually joined by a fur baby – or three!
If I were to choose one book as my favourite comfort read, it wouldn’t be an easy decision. There’s always Jo Jo Moyes Me Before You to give those warm, fuzzy feels, and I love being swept back to the roaring 20s (the 1920s that is!) with Natasha Lester’s A Kiss from Mr. Fitzgerald. But, I do always find myself pulling out the ever-reliable Aussie author Lisa Heidke as my go-to comfort author.
Lisa has a knack of writing stories that take you on an emotional journey with characters that are both likeable and relatable. My all-time favourite of Lisa’s novels – which gets a read at least once a year hence the creased cover and well-thumbed pages – is Claudia’s Big Break. The book takes you on a romp to the Greek Island of Santorini with Claudia and her two best friends as each of them try and figure out their messy lives. Fun, frivolity and hijinks, of course, ensue. At its heart, it’s a story of friendship with a healthy dose of laughs, mayhem and romance. The perfect comfort read!
About The Memories We Hide
Can you trust your memories?
When Laura Murphy returns home ten years after the death of her childhood sweetheart Ryan Taylor, her past begins to unravel, and memories she’d long pushed aside begin to resurface.
Having trouble reconciling truth and memory, Laura reconnects with childhood friend Tom, to try and find closure, but Tom has issues of his own. Not only is he faced with the threat of losing his farm, but he is also hiding a secret that could change everything for them both.
Will Laura and Tom find the answers they need to move forward, or will they discover that memories can’t always be trusted?
Dealing with the complexities of love, friendship, depression, secrets and the consequences of split-second decisions, The Memories We Hide, is a touching story exploring why memories can’t be trusted, but how they can indeed set you free.
You can find a list of places to buy The Memories We Hide here.
About Jodi Gibson
Jodi Gibson writes contemporary women’s fiction, or as she likes to describe it – ‘fiction with all the feels’. Stories that take you on an emotional rollercoaster and leave you feeling uplifted long after you put them down. The kind of books that you curl up on the couch with on a cold winter’s day.
Jodi’s debut novel, The Memories We Hide was released in 2019 and is a poignant journey of life, memories, regret with a little intrigue and romance thrown in and a hopeful, uplifting ending.
When Jodi’s not writing you’ll find her spending time on her mini-farm with kids, dogs, cats, chooks and a grumpy horse, in the kitchen baking up a storm, or with her nose in a good book.
Where you can find Jodi online