Available July 1: The Escape (Survivor’s Club) ****4.5/5 stars The Escape lived up to my Mary-Balogh-romance expectations and delivered a romance with depth, character and twist up to the end. Recommended readers: If you like imperfect heroes If you are a historical romance lover, but sometimes want a little more depth to the story Here’s my Rankings: 4.5/5 for characters 4.0/5 for plot 4.25/5 overall Note: Steamy factor (2 … Continue reading Review: The Escape, Mary Balogh
Available now: At Least You’re in Tuscany: A Somewhat Disastrous Quest for the Sweet Life ****3/5 stars When Jennifer Criswell dropped everything for a writer’s dream life in the Tuscan hills, she didn’t expect quite so much reality to invade…. Recommended readers: Travel Lit Buffs Adventurous Americans Wannabe Italians Here’s my Rankings: 3/5 for characters 3/5 for plot 3/5 overall REVIEW FROM BOOKS FOR HER: I … Continue reading Travel Lit Review: At Least You’re in Tuscany
“That is part of the beauty of all literature. You discover that your longings are universal longings, that you’re not lonely and isolated from anyone. You belong.” -F. Scott Fitzgerald Continue reading Why do we read?
Available June 24: Until We Touch (Fool’s Gold Romance) ****3.0/5 stars Until We Touch lives up to what we expect in a Susan Mallery contemporary romance. Recommended readers: If you are a contemporary romance lover of any kind If you ever dreamed of catching a QB. Here’s my Rankings: 3.0/5 for characters 3.5/5 for plot 3.0/5 overall Note: Steamy factor (2 of 5 … little steaminess) REVIEW FROM BOOKS FOR HER: … Continue reading Susan Mallery Review: Until We Touch
Available July 1: Bride of a Scottish Warrior ****4.0/5 stars A captivating highland romance, Bride of a Scottish Warrior is a fun and refreshing read. Recommended readers: If you like the romance to have some challenges and anticipation If you like a Scottish man … or any historical romance Here’s my Rankings: 4.0/5 for characters 4.0/5 for plot 4.0/5 overall Note: Steamy factor (3 of 5 … steaminess) … Continue reading Review: Bride of a Scottish Warrior
Just blocks away is this beautiful library and book swap site. The sign reads: Little Free Library #1908 In the beginning -2009–Todd Bol of Hudson, Wisconsin, built a model of a one room schoolhouse as a tribute to his mother, a former school teacher who loved reading. He filled it with books and put it on a post in his front yard. His neighbors and … Continue reading Corner book swap
Available now: Overseas ****4/5 stars A dashing WWI hero poet shows up in modern Manhattan to fall hopelessly in love with me, I mean some investment banker? Sign me up! Recommended readers: If you’re a sucker for a time travel romance… If you like a little historical fiction in your chick lit… If you like some nice healthy suspense with your romance… and if you … Continue reading Review: Overseas by Beatriz Williams
Available now: Magnificent Devices Boxed Set ****4/5 stars The adventures of the intrepid Claire continue in this serial, as British Victorian Steampunk meets American Victorian Steampunk. The first novel showed promise of decent entertainment to come, and it turns out the rest is nigh on hilarious. Miss it, and miss the entertainment of tidbits such as: On white underthings: “It was of no use at … Continue reading Steampunk Review: Magnificent Devices Series