Two books for a rainy day

April has a reputation for being a wet and dreary month, which is bad news for outdoor activities but perfect weather for reading. If you’re stuck in doors looking for something to do, here are two books for a rainy day

If you're stuck in doors looking for something to do, here are two books for a rainy day.

Last week I shared the BookSparks April Reading Challenge, and today, I’m back with my thoughts on A Ring of Truth: A Henrietta and Inspector Clive Novel by Michelle Cox. This is the second book in the series, but reading the first book isn’t necessary, although there are frequent references to the first case. While I haven’t read the first book (A Girl Like You), A Ring of Truth is a cozy mystery that follows Henrietta, a former taxi dancer, and her fiancé, Inspector Clive Howard.

Newly engaged, Henrietta and Clive are still figuring out their relationship. When Clive reveals he is from a wealthy family and that he wants Henrietta to stay with his parents while he works a case in the city, Henrietta is thrown into a world she doesn’t understand. Befriending the servants leads Henrietta into an unexpected mystery that may do more than just jeopardize her relationship with Clive.

This mystery is just right for a rainy day. Read it with a cup of tea.

This book was sent to me for review and is part of the BookSparks April Reading Challenge.

If you're stuck in doors looking for something to do, here are two books for a rainy day.

If you need to brighten your day with a little creativity, don’t miss Portrait Revolution: Inspiration from Around the World For Creating Art in Multiple Mediums and Styles by Julia L. Kay, founder of Julia Kay’s Portrait Party (JKPP), an online community of artists who make portraits of each other. The book is packed with portrait inspiration and is broken down by media, style, theme, and featured artists.

It’s fun seeing how different artists can work from the same photo and create such different portraits. From collage to watercolor, the book shows that there are many ways to make a portrait. After flipping through the beautiful artwork in Portrait Revolution, you’ll be tempted to host your own portrait party or at least get out your coloring book.

This book was provided by Blogging For Books in exchange for an honest review.

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What are your rainy day reads?

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  1. My mum gave me yesterdar my book for this Easter holiday, it’s from an Spanish writer. I prefer the first one of your recommendations, it’s the kind of books that I use to read.

  2. I’ve been slacking on my reading recently! I’ve spent much more time reading others blog posts and social media which I enjoy but I do need to make some time to sit down with a good book! The mystery sounds intriguing.
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  3. They sound great and makes me wish I was home today reading these as we are supposed to get terrible thunderstorms and April has definitely and rainy so far!

  4. This mystery series sounds great, I’m off to goodreads to look at it!! I just finished watching Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries and it left such a hole. What a fantastic show. I love mysteries and always need to put more on my TBR. 😉 Recently I’ve been doing a book challenge, so my reading has been pretty diverse. I’m excited for it to be over though… because I’d like to start picking up just any old thing to read. hehe Though I do love the challenge of finding a book for each category and of trying to read mostly books that I own! XO – Alexandra

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  5. Thanks for sharing, momma! I’m always looking for a few good reads and these sound incredible. I always love the books you share here 🙂 Keeping fingers crossed for more sunshine–we’ve actually had beautiful weather here past few days (though forecast is calling for more rain towards the end of the week, whomp!). Hope you had a great weekend, my sweet!
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