If you like Outlander, maybe you’ll like…

Marsha Canham’s Highlands series, The Pride of Lions, The Blood of Roses, and Midnight Honor.  There’s no time travel, but there’s plenty of adventure and romance set during the same Jacobite Uprising. Sara Donati’s six part Wilderness series: Into the Wilderness begins this multi-generational romantic family saga set during early American westward expansion, complete with a a small Outlander tie-in. If well-researched epic historical saga … Continue reading If you like Outlander, maybe you’ll like…

Review: Gone Girl

Available now: Gone Girl ***4/5 stars Boy meets girl and they get married.  Fairytale ends and 5 years later, girl disappears.  Was it boy?  Hold on to your hats, this dual-perspective whodunit will have you guessing and re-guessing until the end. Recommended readers: If you’re looking for a unique, fast-paced murder-mystery-thriller, If you like stories that keep you guessing, And if you like to catch the book … Continue reading Review: Gone Girl

Available October 28th: Jojo Moyes’ The Ship of Brides

Available October 28th:  Jojo Moyes’ The Ship of Brides ****4.5/5 stars Put 600 wartime brides and a bunch of soldiers on their way home from World War II on one ship and what have you got? What do you expect? Disaster!  But seriously.  Some things you don’t expect as well. Recommended readers: If you enjoy historical fiction rooted in fact… if you’re interested in this Jojo Moyes … Continue reading Available October 28th: Jojo Moyes’ The Ship of Brides

Novella: The Sweet Surrender of Janet Buchanan

Available now: The Sweet Surrender of Janet Buchanan (The MacGregors: Highland Heirs) ***3/5 stars Misunderstandings and a Highland war feud-romance make this Paula Quinn short read a good one. Recommended readers: If you want to fit a good book in a few hours … if you’re a Paula Quinn fan Here’s my Rankings: 4/5 for characters 4/5 for plot 3/5 overall REVIEW FROM BOOKS FOR HER: As a … Continue reading Novella: The Sweet Surrender of Janet Buchanan

What a Lady Needs for Christmas

Available now:  What a Lady Needs for Christmas (MacGregor Series) ****4/5 stars A fabulous, adorable Christmas-romance in the Victorian Scottish winter. Recommended readers: Anyone looking for a good, sensual holiday romance If you want a story with a non-aristocratic hero for once Anyone looking for a escapist read to put you in the holiday spirit Here’s my Rankings: 4/5 for characters 4/5 for plot 4/5 overall REVIEW FROM BOOKS … Continue reading What a Lady Needs for Christmas

Review: Spy Fall

Available October 22: Spy Fall (Regency Spymasters Book 1) ***3/5 stars An independently published book, Spy Fall was close to being a great historical fiction. Recommended readers: If you are looking for a twist to your usual regency romance If you enjoy a good plot-driven page turner, with a stunner of a character to root for… Here’s my Rankings: 3/5 for characters 4/5 for plot 3/5 … Continue reading Review: Spy Fall

Mystery Review: Borrower of the Night

Borrower of the Night: A Vicky Bliss Mystery

***2.5/5 stars

Art historian Vicky Bliss is tall, blonde, brainy, and hot on the trail of a missing 16th century masterpiece in a medieval (haunted?) German castle.

Recommended readers:

  • Fans of Elizabeth Peters
  • Fans of an independent, worthy heroine
  • History buffs

Here’s my Rankings:

  • 3/5 for characters
  • 2/5 for plot
  • 2.5/5 overall
  • 0/5 steaminess

REVIEW FROM BOOKS FOR HER:

Well, perhaps I was less than thrilled because she’s no Amelia Peabody, but I’m willing to give Vicky Bliss another try.  A nice light mystery- action-adventure, with trademark Elizabteth Peters humor.

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Children’s Review: Captain Underpants and the Tyrannical Retaliation of the Turbo Toilet 2000

Available now: Captain Underpants and the Tyrannical Retaliation of the Turbo Toilet 2000 **** 4/5 stars Captain Underpants takes silliness to unheard of levels … but I don’t care because my child loves reading this! Recommended readers: 8-10 year olds 0r grades 2-4 Boys usually who like to read Big Nate, Diary of a Wimpy Kid and other boy stuff Here’s my Rankings: 4/5 for … Continue reading Children’s Review: Captain Underpants and the Tyrannical Retaliation of the Turbo Toilet 2000

Once Upon a Plaid mia marlowe

Review: Once Upon a Plaid, Mia Marlowe

Available October 7: Once Upon a Plaid (Spirit of the Highlands) ***3.5/5 stars Once Upon a Plaid is a Highland Romance of two married lovers trying to overcome one of today’s real-life couple issues. Recommended readers: If you like already-married couples in your romance If you enjoy a good historical romance with some Scottish fighting… Here’s my Rankings: 4/5 for characters 3/5 for plot 3.5/5 overall 3/5 … Continue reading Review: Once Upon a Plaid, Mia Marlowe

Review: If He’s Daring

Available October 7: If He’s Daring (Wherlockes) ***3/5 stars If He’s Daring is a Regency Romance with a dash of paranormal; it’s interestingly enjoyable. Recommended readers: If you are looking for a twist to your usual regency romance If you enjoy a good plot-driven page turner, with a stunner of a character to root for… Here’s my Rankings: 4/5 for characters 3/5 for plot 3/5 overall 2/5 … Continue reading Review: If He’s Daring