Posts Tagged: England

Review: In for a Penny by Rose Lerner

Review: In for a Penny by Rose Lerner

May 14, 2014 2014, B+, book rating, Reading Challenges, reviews 2

  In For a Penny by Rose Lerner Series: None Genre: Historical Romance Published by Leisure Books, 2010 E-book, Purchased 310 pages Grade: B+ Synopsis: A dashing and feckless lord enters a marriage of convenience with the lovely and practical daughter of a wealthy merchant to salvage his family fortune. But they find themselves unprepared for scandal, rioting tenants, and a menacing neighbor – and a love that is neither convenient nor practical but entirely heartfelt and enduring. “I always loved this tower,” Nev said. “I wonder how much bread for his tenants my grandfather could have bought with the money.” “I don’t care.” Penelope felt not at all her… Read more »

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Review: Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear

Review: Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear

April 7, 2014 2014, A-, Audiobook Challenge, book rating, reviews, TBR Pile 10

I’m participating in the 2014 New Author Reading Challenge hosted at the Literary Escapism blog. I’m also participating in the TBR Pile Challenge hosted at the Bookish blog and in the Book Bingo Challenge. This is an audiobook so this is also part of the Audiobook Challenge hosted by Hot Listens and The Book Nympho blogs. Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear Narrator: Rita Barrington Series: Maisie Dobbs, Book 1 Genre: Historical Mystery Published by Soho Press, 2003 E-book and Audiobook, Purchased 294 pages (10 hrs.) Book Grade: A- Narrator Grade: A- Synopsis: Maisie Dobbs isn’t just any young housemaid. Through her own natural intelligence — and the patronage of her… Read more »

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Review: Royal Blood by Rhys Bowen

Review: Royal Blood by Rhys Bowen

March 28, 2014 2014, B, book rating, Reading Challenges, reviews 0

I’m participating in the Book Bingo Challenge. This book is listed as part of my series books.   Royal Blood by Rhys Bowen Series: Her Royal Spyness, Book 4 Genre: Historical Mystery Published by Berkley, 2010 E-book, Library 305 pages Grade: B Synopsis: With her hateful brother Binky in town, Lady Georgiana has been desperately seeking an escape. So when an invitation from the Queen arrives to represent the royals at a wedding in Transylvani-legendary home of vampires-Georgiana is delighted to accept. But when the bride starts acting a little batty and a prominent wedding guest is poisoned, something must be done lest the couple’s vows become “till undeath do… Read more »

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Review: Whispers Under Ground by Ben Aaronovitch

Review: Whispers Under Ground by Ben Aaronovitch

February 11, 2014 2014, B+, book rating, reviews 4

I’m participating in the TBR Pile Challenge hosted at the Bookish blog and also in the Book Bingo Challenge. This book fits both of these challenges. Whispers Under Ground by Ben Aaronovitch Series: Peter Grant, Book 3 Genre: Urban Fantasy Published by Del Rey, 2012 E-book, Purchased 418 pages Grade: B+ Synopsis: It begins with a dead body at the far end of Baker Street tube station, all that remains of American exchange student James Gallagher—and the victim’s wealthy, politically powerful family is understandably eager to get to the bottom of the gruesome murder. The trouble is, the bottom—if it exists at all—is deeper and more unnatural than anyone suspects …. Read more »

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Review: A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

Review: A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

December 28, 2013 2013, A-, book rating, reviews 0

Deborah Harkness is an author I haven’t read before and so it’s part of my New Authors Challenge which is hosted by the Literary Escapism blog. Check out their blog and also the challenge. I’m really enjoying all the new authors I’m reading this year! I think this is my last new author review of 2013! I will write a post wrapping it all up. » » » » » » » » » A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness Series: All Souls Trilogy #1 Genre: Fantasy Published by Viking Penguin, 2011 E-book, purchased 579 pages Grade: A- Synopsis: Deep in the stacks of Oxford’s Bodleian Library, young scholar… Read more »

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Review: Royal Flush by Rhys Bowen

Review: Royal Flush by Rhys Bowen

December 11, 2013 2013, B, book rating, reviews 0

Royal Flush by Rhys Bowen Series: Her Royal Spyness #3 Genre: Historical Mystery Published by Berkley, 2009 e-book, purchased 306 pages Grade: B Synopsis: With its posh clientele in the country for the summer, Georgie’s housecleaning business has fizzled. So she tries hiring herself out as a dinner-and-theatre companion. But her first client has quite the wrong idea. To avoid further scandal, Georgie’s shipped home to Castle Rannoch, where her summer plans include honoring a promise to Her Majesty to keep Castle Rannoch’s divorcée houseguest from seducing the Prince of Wales. She’s also been coerced into helping Scotland Yard with a top-secret mission – namely keeping an eye on the… Read more »

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