Posts Tagged: historical romance

My spring 2014 TBR list

My spring 2014 TBR list

March 18, 2014 2014, Top Ten Tuesday 7

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted at the Broke and the Bookish blog. Each week a different topic is introduced and it is fun to see what everyone writes each week. This week I get to talk about the books I’m most excited about for Spring 2014. For me I focus on the new books coming out in March, April and May and books from my TBR pile. New spring books: 1. Murder of Crows by Anne Bishop–book 2 in The Others series. The first book was one of my favorites of 2013. 2. Night Broken by Patricia Briggs–book 8 in the Mercy Thompson series. One of my favorite… Read more »

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March books on my radar…

March books on my radar…

March 1, 2014 2014, Books on my radar 3

Each month I write about the books I’ve noticed and think might be good. Sometimes they’re from favorite authors and other times I get excited by some new author I might try. I don’t buy all the books (not during the month they’re released at least)–since I already have way too many books to read and sometimes these new books have high prices 🙁 But the list I make each month helps me not forget books. The Goodreads links help me keep track of these books and I hope people reading my post may find some new books, too! February 25 I didn’t love the first book in this series,… Read more »

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January books on my radar…

January books on my radar…

January 6, 2014 2014, Books on my radar 13

Each month I write about the books I’ve noticed and think might be good. Sometimes they’re from favorite authors and other times I get excited by some new author I might try. I don’t buy all the books (not during the month they’re released at least)–since I already have way too many books to read and sometimes these new books have high prices 🙁 But the list I make each month helps me not forget books. The Goodreads links help me keep track of these books and I hope people reading my post may find some new books, too! » » » » » » » » » » » »… Read more »

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Reviews: Christmas novellas

Reviews: Christmas novellas

December 19, 2013 2013, B, B+, book rating, C-, Short fiction review 2

A set of three short reviews of three Christmas novellas. A Kiss for Midwinter by Courtney Milan Series: Brothers Sinister, #1.5 Genre: Historical Romance (Victorian England) Published by Courtney Milan, 2012 E-book, Purchased 121 pages Grade: B+ Synopsis: Miss Lydia Charingford is always cheerful, and never more so than at Christmas time. But no matter how hard she smiles, she can’t forget the youthful mistake that could have ruined her reputation. Even though the worst of her indiscretion was kept secret, one other person knows the truth of those dark days: the sarcastic Doctor Jonas Grantham. She wants nothing to do with him…or the butterflies that take flight in her… Read more »

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Review: The Inconvenient Duchess by Christine Merrill

Review: The Inconvenient Duchess by Christine Merrill

December 13, 2013 2013, book rating, C, reviews 2

Christine Merrill 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! » » » » » » The Inconvenient Duchess by Christine Merrill Series: The Radwells #1 Genre: Historical Romance Published by Harlequin Historical, 2006 E-book, Purchased 297 pages Grade: C Synopsis: Compromised and wedded on the same day, Lady Miranda was fast finding married life not to her taste. A decaying manor and a secretive husband were hardly the stuff of girlish dreams. Yet every time… Read more »

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My Winter TBR List

My Winter TBR List

December 10, 2013 2013, Top Ten Tuesday 0

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme I participate in when I can. It’s a great meme and is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish blog. Every week a new topic is presented. It’s not only fun to think about my own list, but to read what other people come up with! This week–the ten books on my winter TBR list. The books on my list are all books released in December, January and February. Thus, the list has many books from my December books on my radar post from last week as well as books on my TTT 2014 most anticipated books also from last week! » »… Read more »

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2014 Releases I’m Dying to Read

2014 Releases I’m Dying to Read

December 3, 2013 2013, Top Ten Tuesday 0

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme I participate in when I can. It’s a great meme and is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish blog. Every week a new topic is presented. It’s not only fun to think about my own list, but to read what other people come up with! This week we look ahead to 2014 and the books we can’t wait to read. The 2014 books I’m especially excited about are only about the first half of the year since I’m not sure what’s being published the last half of 2014. These are all the next book in a series in which I’m actually caught… Read more »

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December books on my radar…

December books on my radar…

December 2, 2013 2013, Books on my radar 0

Each month I write about the books I’ve noticed and think might be good. Sometimes they’re from favorite authors and other times I get excited by some new author I might try. I don’t always buy all the books–since I already have way too many books to read and sometimes these new books have high prices 🙁 This month I have quite a few books which look good, but only a couple I actually plan to buy right away. I’ll wait for more reviews or for the prices to come down for most of the others. Because I post this I can go back and check on these books at… Read more »

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Review: The Arrangement by Mary Balogh

Review: The Arrangement by Mary Balogh

October 17, 2013 2013, B+, book rating, reviews 0

The Arrangement by Mary Balogh Series: The Survivors Club series, #2 Genre: Historical Romance Published by Dell, 2013 e-book, purchased 400 pages Grade: B+ Synopsis: Desperate to escape his mother’s matchmaking, Vincent Hunt, Viscount Darleigh, flees to a remote country village. But even there, another marital trap is sprung. So when Miss Sophia Fry’s intervention on his behalf finds her unceremoniously booted from her guardian’s home, Vincent is compelled to act. He may have been blinded in battle, but he can see a solution to both their problems: marriage. At first, quiet, unassuming Sophia rejects Vincent’s proposal. But when such a gloriously handsome man persuades her that he needs a… Read more »

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Top Ten Tuesday–Best Sequels

Top Ten Tuesday–Best Sequels

September 24, 2013 2013, Top Ten Tuesday 0

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme which I participate in occasionally. It’s a great meme and is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish blog. Every week a new topic is presented. It’s not only fun to think about my own list, but to read what other people come up with! » » » » » » This week we tell about the best sequels ever. As usual I had a bit of trouble with this! So many books are written as a series and have more than two books. Karen and I each came up with five books. We fudged a bit and some of the books are… Read more »

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