Sundays in Bed With… is a meme that dares to ask you what book has been in your bed this morning and is hosted by Midnight Book Girl. Come share what book you’ve spent time curled up reading in bed with, or which book you wish you had time to read today!
This Sunday has, so far, been the opposite of lazy for me. I had to work and, though it wasn’t terribly busy, I still felt like I was rushing around getting things done. Mostly because I’m the person in charge on my weekends and everyone had questions and issues today 😅 Thankfully, everything was figured out and are good now! I’m home and ready to relax with a book.
That being said, the book I’ll be snuggling up with is the same book I’ve been listening to all day at work. Let’s jump into the post so I can talk more about it!
My Sunday Read Is…
Firekeeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley
I started this book… an embarrassingly long time ago. Though I was initially very pulled into the story, but I kept putting it down to read books for blog tours and challenges. No fault of the book, I just overcommitted myself as I usually do 😂 So, when I was looking for my next audiobook to listen to, I found this through my library and immediately borrowed it. The writing and story as as engaging as I remember them being when I first picked it up. I love how deeply this dives into Ojibwe culture and the characters absolutely come alive on the page! I’m not sure how I feel about the romance, but I’m still loving this book.
Eighteen-year-old Daunis Fontaine has never quite fit in, both in her hometown and on the nearby Ojibwe reservation. She dreams of a fresh start at college, but when family tragedy strikes, Daunis puts her future on hold to look after her fragile mother. The only bright spot is meeting Jamie, the charming new recruit on her brother Levi’s hockey team.
Yet even as Daunis falls for Jamie, she senses the dashing hockey star is hiding something. Everything comes to light when Daunis witnesses a shocking murder, thrusting her into an FBI investigation of a lethal new drug.
Reluctantly, Daunis agrees to go undercover, drawing on her knowledge of chemistry and Ojibwe traditional medicine to track down the source. But the search for truth is more complicated than Daunis imagined, exposing secrets and old scars. At the same time, she grows concerned with an investigation that seems more focused on punishing the offenders than protecting the victims.
Now, as the deceptions—and deaths—keep growing, Daunis must learn what it means to be a strong Anishinaabe kwe (Ojibwe woman) and how far she’ll go for her community, even if it tears apart the only world she’s ever known.
What are you reading this Sunday? Are you enjoying whatever you are reading? Let me know in the comments!
And, as always, happy reading!