Friday, January 26, 2024

Six Degrees of Separation - January 2024

Six Degrees of Separation is hosted by Kate at booksaremyfavoriteandbest. A book is selected each month as the starting point for us to link to six other books. I go a bit rouge by selecting my own book from the previous months’ Five Star Friday, but still maintain the spirit of the meme.

This Month's Book

The Bright Spot
 by Jill Shalvis
Published by Avon on January 16, 2024
Age/Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Fiction

New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis returns to Sunrise Cove with a heartwarming story about the choices we make and the love we let into our lives...

Luna Wright is a lot of things, but sweet and trusting isn’t on the list. However, she’s a sucker for the underdog and a hard-luck story. Adopted at birth, with scant knowledge of her biological family, she’s created her own inner circle, a motley crew which includes her bestie Willow, to help her run the struggling but charming Apple Ridge Farm.

With a farm-to-table cafĂ© as well as a menagerie of rescued animals (complete with a baby goat who keeps escaping to the pantry to eat the secret stash of decidedly not organic potato chips), it’s the best home she’s ever known. But when the owner Silas, who they secretly call The Grinch, passes away, Luna discovers the farm is now under control of his investment manager, the enigmatic Jameson Hayes….and her. And that Silas had many, many secrets.

Now Luna’s carefully controlled corner of the world is threatened and she—along with some help from her friends—has to dig deep to find true strength and the real meaning of love and family.

  1. A big part of The Bright Spot is everyone banding together to save the farm which is similar to how Maddi and Wilder had to save the bakery from being sold in Mom Com
  2. Mom Com is a second chance romance, my favorite, just like Five Winters
  3. Five Winters is one of the stories that play out over many years and features the best friend's brother trope. This was similar to Take Two, Birdie Maxwell
  4. Birdie was on a mission to rehab her image in Take Two, Birdie Maxwell which was also the driving force for the union between Grey and Ethan in How to Fake It in Hollywood
  5. How to Fake It in Hollywood featured two film stars as did Right on Cue
  6. Right on Cue was an enemies-to-lovers story where the hero and the heroine shared a past very much like Ellen and Hendrix in The Talk of Coyote Canyon

What books can you connect to the starter book?
Let us know in the comments!


  1. It doesn't surprise me that you matched Shalvis' book to Novak's. I binged all of their earlier books about the same time period.

    1. I feel Shalvis' newer books have a different feel. I like them more than the older ones, to be honest. I do want to check out more of Novak's books since I loved the Coyote Canyon books so much

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    1. I love doing this meme. It's fun to try and find how I can connect books.

  3. This is fun prompt. You know I loved The Talk of Coyote Canyon too!

  4. Again I can never remember enough details from my reads so I am in awe Sam!

    1. I bet you remember more than you give yourself credit for

  5. I almost picked up The Bright Spot when I was out shopping with my sisters this weekend. I didn't get it but I do plan to download it from the library.

    1. It was so sweet and fun, and I loved it. I hope you check it out from the library.

  6. You always amaze me with how well you do these posts. I always blank out whenever I think about doing one, haha.

    1. I have seen some people connect via title or cover. Since I now pick my own starter book, it's easier (as I have read it)