Posts Tagged: romance

December books on my radar . . .

December books on my radar . . .

December 1, 2014 2014, Books on my radar 4

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 🙁 I’m also reading more paper books these days. My library gets many of the books so I don’t have to wait for a lower price for the books! That has been great. I continue to look for e-books and audiobooks from my library, but they don’t… Read more »

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My winter reading list . . .

My winter reading list . . .

November 25, 2014 2014, 2015, Top Ten Tuesday 5

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 reading this winter. I have lots of great books I want to read!   New Winter Books 1. Foxglove Summer by Ben Aaronovitch (Peter Grant #5) 2. The Unquiet Dead by Ausma Zehnat Khan (Debut mystery) 3. Dreaming Spies by Laurie R. King (Mary Russell… Read more »

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TBR Review: A Regency Christmas II by Putney, Mills, Balogh, Kelly & Walsh

TBR Review: A Regency Christmas II by Putney, Mills, Balogh, Kelly & Walsh

November 19, 2014 2014, B, book rating, Goodreads, Read-a-Thons, Reading Challenges, Short fiction review, TBR Pile 1

  A Regency Christmas II Five Stories by Mary Jo Putney, Anita Mills, Mary Balogh, Carla Kelly, Sheila Walsh Series: None Genre: Historical Romance (Christmas) Published by Signet, 1990 Paperback, purchased 347 pages Overall grade: B Synopsis: This warm and delightful collection brings together five all-new stories of Christmas by some of the most beloved and highly acclaimed Regency authors. Written especially for the new edition, these delightful tales capture the spirit of Christmas ritual and tradition, its hopes and heartbreaks, its joys and passions. These are stories that reflect happy reunions and homecomings, the fun and festivities, the pleasures of giving, and, of course, the love and goodwill that… Read more »

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Review: The Heart of Christmas by Brenda Novak

Review: The Heart of Christmas by Brenda Novak

November 7, 2014 2014, book rating, C+, Goodreads, Reading Challenges, reviews 0

The Heart of Christmas by Brenda Novak Series: Whiskey River Creek #7 Genre: Contemporary Romance Published by Harlequin MIRA, 2014 E-book, purchased 384 pages Grade: C+ Synopsis: Eve Harmon has always enjoyed Christmas, but this year it reminds her of everything she doesn’t have. Almost all her friends are married now, and that’s what Eve wants, too. Love. A husband and kids of her own. But the B and B she manages, and even Whiskey Creek, the small Gold Country town where she was born and raised, suddenly seem…confining.  Eve’s worried that her future will simply be a reflection of her past. There’s no one in the area she could… Read more »

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Books I want to reread . . .

Books I want to reread . . .

November 4, 2014 2014, Top Ten Tuesday 12

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 want to reread. I don’t reread books very often, but every so often I have books I really love and want to reread. When I reread a book it’s usually a book I read quite awhile ago. Here are the books I thought of in no particular order: 1. Valor’s… Read more »

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November books on my radar…

November books on my radar…

November 3, 2014 2014, Books on my radar 10

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 🙁 I’m not reading just e-books anymore so I’m also getting books from the library which helps with the high priced books. 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… Read more »

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Review: Only Enchanting by Mary Balogh

Review: Only Enchanting by Mary Balogh

October 27, 2014 2014, A-, book rating, Goodreads, NetGalley, Reading Challenges, reviews 7

  Only Enchanting by Mary Balogh Series: Survivors’ Club series, Book 4 Genre: Historical Romance Published by Signet Source: Publisher via NetGalley Format: e-ARC (Release Date: Oct 28, 2014) –I received a review copy of this book from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review. The opinions stated here are entirely my own. 400 pages Grade: A- Synopsis: The Survivors’ Club: Six men and one woman, all wounded in the Napoleonic Wars, their friendship forged during their recovery at Penderris Hall in Cornwall. Now, in the fourth novel of the Survivors’ Club series, Flavian, Viscount Ponsonby, has left this refuge to find his own salvation—in the love of a most… Read more »

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TBR Review: The Witness by Nora Roberts

TBR Review: The Witness by Nora Roberts

October 15, 2014 2014, A-, book rating, Goodreads, Reading Challenges, reviews, TBR Pile 10

The Witness by Nora Roberts Series: None Genre: Romantic Suspense Published by Penguin, 2012 492 pages Grade: A- Synopsis: Daughter of a controlling mother, Elizabeth finally let loose one night, drinking at a nightclub and allowing a strange man’s seductive Russian accent lure her to a house on Lake Shore Drive. The events that followed changed her life forever. Twelve years later, the woman known as Abigail Lowery lives on the outskirts of a small town in the Ozarks. A freelance programmer, she designs sophisticated security systems — and supplements her own security with a fierce dog and an assortment of firearms. She keeps to herself, saying little, revealing nothing…. Read more »

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October books on my radar . . .

October books on my radar . . .

October 1, 2014 2014, Books on my radar 12

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! October 7 I read the first book in this series and… Read more »

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My fall reading list . . .

My fall reading list . . .

September 23, 2014 2014, Top Ten Tuesday 18

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 fall 2014. For me I focus on the new books coming out this fall and books from my TBR pile. New fall books: 1.The Perilous Sea by Sherry Thomas–I read the first book in this young adult fantasy series and liked it a lot. 2. Only Enchanting by Mary Balogh–Mary Balogh is one of my favorite historical romance authors. She had a new book… Read more »

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