Posts Tagged: romance

Only a Promise by Mary Balogh

Only a Promise by Mary Balogh

September 16, 2015 2015, B+, Goodreads, Reading Challenges, reviews 8

Only a Promise by Mary Balogh Series: The Survivors’ Club #5 Genre: Historical Romance Setting: London and Sussex in the English countryside Published by Signet, 2015 E-book, purchased 400 pages Grade: B+ Synopsis: Ralph Stockwood prides himself on being a leader, but when he convinced his friends to fight in the Napoleonic Wars, he never envisioned being the sole survivor. Racked with guilt over their deaths, Ralph must move on . . . and find a wife to secure an heir to his family’s title and fortune. Since her Seasons in London ended in disaster, Chloe Muirhead is resigned to spinsterhood. Driven by the need to escape her family, she takes… Read more »

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September books on my radar . . .

September books on my radar . . .

September 3, 2015 2015, Books on my radar 6

Each month I write about the books I’ve noticed and think might be good. Sometimes they’re from favorite authors and sometimes new author strikes my fancy. 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. I’m trying to limit the new books I buy each month to the ones I’m going to read soon. 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! I also hope they will point me… Read more »

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My TBR books for summer

My TBR books for summer

June 16, 2015 2015, Top Ten Tuesday 3

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. Check out their blog for more information. This week we talk about our TBR books for the summer. All these books are from my TBR pile. Last week I talked about books I especially want that come out this summer. (See the list at the end of TBR list). The Ghost Brigade Author: John Scalzi Series: Old Man’s War #2 Genre: Science Fiction The Seat of Magic Author: J. Kathleen Cheney Series: The Golden City #2 Genre: Fantasy… Read more »

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June books on my radar . . .

June books on my radar . . .

June 1, 2015 2015, Books on my radar 7

Each month I write about the books I’ve noticed and think might be good. Sometimes they’re from favorite authors and sometimes new author strikes my fancy. 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. I’m trying to limit the new books I buy each month to the ones I’m going to read soon. 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! I also hope they will point me… Read more »

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TBR Review: Millie’s Fling by Jill Mansell

TBR Review: Millie’s Fling by Jill Mansell

May 20, 2015 2015, B, book rating, Goodreads, New Author Challenge, Reading Challenges, reviews, TBR Pile 8

Millie’s Fling by Jill Mansell Series: None Genre: Women’s Fiction Published by Sourcebooks Landmark (originally published by Headline Review, 2001) E-book, purchased 501 pages Grade: B Synopsis: Bestselling novelist Orla Hart owes her life to her friend Millie Brady, whose rotten boyfriend has just left her. So Orla invites Millie to Cornwall, where Millie looks forward to a summer without any dating whatsoever. But Orla envisions Millie as the heroine of her next novel and decides to find Millie the man of her dreams. Except the two women have drastically different ideas about what kind of guy that should be. Millie watched Orla have an idea; she actually saw it happen…. Read more »

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All-time favorite authors

All-time favorite authors

April 21, 2015 2015, Top Ten Tuesday 16

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.Check out their blog for more information. This week I’m choosing my ten all-time favorite authors–a very difficult task! I limited my authors to: I’ve read more than one of their books I’ve read their books for longer than 10 years Influential in the kind of books I read The authors who influence my science fiction and fantasy reading All authors I read as a young adult; my love for science fiction and fantasy is because of them: 1…. Read more »

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Review: The Bloodbound by Erin Lindsey

Review: The Bloodbound by Erin Lindsey

March 4, 2015 2015, book rating, C+, COYER Winter, Goodreads, New Author Challenge, Reading Challenges, reviews 6

The Bloodbound by Erin Lindsey Series: Bloodbound #1 Genre: Fantasy Romance Published by Ace, 2014 E-book, purchased 368 pages Grade: C+ Synopsis: Of all those in the King of Alden’s retinue, the bloodbinders are the most prized. The magic they wield can forge invaluable weapons, ones that make soldiers like Lady Alix Black unerringly lethal. However, the bloodbinders’ powers can do so much more—and so much worse… A cunning and impetuous scout, Alix only wishes to serve quietly on the edges of the action. But when the king is betrayed by his own brother and left to die at the hands of attacking Oridian forces, she winds up single-handedly saving her… Read more »

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March books on my radar . . .

March books on my radar . . .

March 2, 2015 2015, 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 by a new author. I don’t buy all the books 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! March 3 One of my favorite series! Vision in Silver by Anne Bishop Series: The Others #3 Published by Penguin Genre: Fantasy 400… Read more »

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My favorite books read in 2014 . . .

My favorite books read in 2014 . . .

December 16, 2014 2014, Top Ten Tuesday 12

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme which I take part in when I can. It’s a great meme 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 talk about our top reads of 2014. The books I chose are either the beginnings of series or new authors (and some were in my favorite new author list from last week). My list (in no particular order): Redshirts by John Scalzi (science fiction)–John Scalzi is on of my favorite new authors for this… Read more »

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Books I’m looking forward to in 2015 . . .

Books I’m looking forward to in 2015 . . .

December 2, 2014 2014, 2015, Top Ten Tuesday 10

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 talk about the books we are most looking forward to 2015. I don’t know all the books which may come out in 2015 so this isn’t a complete list and several of these books don’t have publication dates or covers yet. Some of the books don’t even have Goodreads links yet. I’m showing the covers… Read more »

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