Month: January 2016

Enraptured by Candace Camp

Available January 19: Enraptured (Secrets of the Loch Book 3)

***3/5 stars- liked itccamp-enraptured

Enraptured captures the beauty and mystery of a Highland estate.

Recommended readers:

  • If you’re a fan of Historical Highland Romance
  • if you like Candace Camp, Jane Feather and others
  • and if like a little mystery with your romance

Here’s my Rankings:

  • 3.5/5 for characters
  • 3.5/5 for plot
  • 3.5/5 overall

REVIEW FROM BOOKS FOR HER:

When Violet Thornhill, an English lady who’s chosen to travel and explore, instead of join the Ton, comes to the Scottish Highlands, she wants to undercover some ruins. But she soon meets a local man Col Munro, who she just can’t (or won’t avoid). The two are swept into a local mystery. Candace Camp captures a wonderful essence of a Highland estate complete with a loch and a decade old Scottish mystery. A quick, steady-paced read, Enraptured is fun for everyone.

Available on Amazon: Enraptured (Secrets of the Loch Book 3)

Coming January 19th: The Forgotten Room

Available January 19th: The Forgotten Room

****4/5 stars Loved it

Beatriz Williams teams up with Karen White and Lauren Willig for a three-generational saga of love lost and found.

25431172Recommended readers:

  • If you’re a Beatriz Williams fan (guilty),
  • and if you enjoy a good character and plot-driven romantic page turner, this book is for you.

Here’s my Rankings:

  • 4/5 for characters
  • 4/5 for plot
  • 4/5 overall
  • 3/5 steaminess

REVIEW FROM BOOKS FOR HER:

Beatriz Williams and company weave a web of romance, mystery, and suspense encompassing three generations and a single room in a New York Gilded Age mansion, and it’s enough to keep you up at night hoping for the best, fearing the worst.  When Kate Schuyler, the only female doctor in a former-mansion hospital in New York, encounters the handsome (and wounded, she’s doomed) Captain Cooper Ravenel during World War II, she discovers he possesses a miniature portrait that looks just like her. Together, they’re  drawn into a mystery reaching back three generations, from herself to her Jazz Age mother in search of  her own father, to a Gilded Age servant in the house in which the mystery began.  Unfolding in three parts from three great authors, The Forgotten Room is an excellent escape into romantic suspense.

Available January 19th:  The Forgotten Room

 

 

Available Now: The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend

Available now: The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katerina Bivald

**** 4/5 stars-23346496 loved it

Sara travels to America to meet her bookish pen pal, only to find that she’s died and the town wants to replace her.

Recommended readers:

  • For book lovers
  • travellers
  • fans of books about books
  • and for those who fantasize about starting their own bookstore

 

 

Here’s my Rankings:

  • 4/5 for characters
  • 4/5 for plot
  • 4/5 overall

REVIEW FROM BOOKS FOR HER:

When shy, bookish Sara from Sweden arrives in Broken Wheel, Iowa to meet her pen pal, she discovers that Amy recently died, leaving a gaping hole in an already dying little town.  With nothing else to do, Sara tries to keep Amy alive by starting a new bookstore with her beloved books– in a town where nobody seems to read.   No one in town is quite sure what to do with her and her bookstore (least of all Tom, Amy’s staid nephew), but it soon becomes clear that nobody wants her to leave.  Charming and whimsical and full of little everyday human follies and triumphs, The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend is the perfect book for dissolving a bad mood.  Loved it!

The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend 25573977is available now in the U.S. with a brand new cover