Posts Tagged: romance

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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Favorite Books & Reading Summary–2013

January 2, 2014 2013, Favorite Books of 2013, Favorites, Reading Summary 0

Reading Summary I read 88 books or novellas in 2013–way down from my 2012 total (118 books). I think the main reason for this is that I started my blog which took quite a bit of my reading time. I would like to’ve read at least 100 books which I’ve done for the last several years, but I’m enjoying blogging so I’m going to accept my reading speed plus I read some great books! When I’m reading a book I love I sometimes so down my reading so I can enjoy the happiness and joy of a great book! Over half the books I read (60 books or 68%) were… 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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Review: Sleigh Bells in the Snow by Sarah Morgan

Review: Sleigh Bells in the Snow by Sarah Morgan

November 28, 2013 2013, B+, book rating, reviews 0

Sleigh Bells in the Snow by Sarah Morgan Series: O’Neil Brothers #1 Genre: Contemporary Romance Published by Harlequin HQN, 2013 e-book, purchased 384 pages Grade: B+ Synopsis: Once upon a time, Christmas was Kayla Green’s favorite time of year. Now all the workaholic wants for Christmas is for it to be over—as fast as possible! So when duty calls her to snowy Vermont to close a deal with a new client, Kayla is grateful for an excuse to avoid the holidays for another year.  Jackson O’Neil left a thriving business behind to return home and salvage his family’s resort—it’s in his blood, and he can’t let it fail. Now that… 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–Reading Turn-offs

Top Ten Tuesday–Reading Turn-offs

October 1, 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! » » » » » » Hmmm…the top ten turn-offs in books. I thought I’d have trouble coming up with ten items, but I didn’t…lol. My list moves from general things I don’t like in any type of book to things I don’t like in the various types of genre books I read. Ohh…and this is my 100th… Read more »

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October 2013 Books On My Radar…

October 2013 Books On My Radar…

September 30, 2013 2013, Books on my radar 0

Only a few books on my radar this month…and I won’t buy most of these this month. » » » » » » » » » » » » October 1 This is another series I’d like to catch up with! I’m far behind…I’m not even sure which I read last. 🙁 Tempt the Stars by Karen Chance Series: Cassie Palmer series #6 Published by Signet Select Genre: Urban Fantasy 432 pages Synopsis: Being a goddess is a lot less fun than you might think. Especially when you’re only a half goddess, and you only found out about it recently, and you still don’t know what you’re doing half the time…. Read more »

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Review: The Proposal by Mary Balogh

August 16, 2013 2013, B+, book rating, reviews 0

When I started this blog I wanted to write fairly short reviews…that’s why it’s called “Notes…lol. Anyway, I read a blog post at the On Starships and Dragonwings blog about doing list reviews so I’m going to try that with this review and see how it goes! I’m going to call it a bullet point review. » » » » » » » » » The Proposal by Mary Balogh Series: The Survivors’ Club, book 1 Genre: Historical Romance Published by Dell, 2013 E-book, Library 384 pages Grade: B+ Synopsis: Gwendoline, Lady Muir, has seen her share of tragedy. Content in a quiet life with friends and family, the young widow… Read more »

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August 2013 Books On My Radar…

August 2013 Books On My Radar…

August 1, 2013 2013, Books on my radar 7

A list of books I’m interested in this month…some I will definitely buy…others will wait awhile or I won’t buy them at all since I already have a huge TBR pile of books (on my shelf and on my e-reader)! ………. July 15 I’ve been waiting for this book for several months and then when it was published I missed that fact for a few days and certainly didn’t have the book on my July list! I’ve very much liked everything Ms. Milan has written. The Heiress Effect by Courtney Milan Series: Brothers Sinister series Published by Courtney Milan Genre: Historical Romance 281 pages Synopsis: Miss Jane Fairfield can’t do… Read more »

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