A Lady’s Lesson in Scandal

When I first began reading romances my co-worker BJ gave me a list of her of her favorite authors-both historical and contemporary and Meredith Duran was on that list.  I was reading my first Duran at that time That Scandalous Summer, having been seduced by the pretty cover (I know, I know, I’m a cover … Continue reading

Compromised by Kate Noble

This is a story full of familiar tropes-two sisters-one beautiful and one bookish. Both in love with two men and both of them unsuitable. This book fit right in with my year of fun reading–light and fluffy and made me ready to read another Kate Noble immediately–which I did! Beautiful Evangeline and bookish Abagail are … Continue reading

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Fangirl is the second book by Rainbow Rowell I’ve read this year. Every time I sell another copy of her first YA novel my first Rainbow Rowell , I get so excited because I loved it so much. When I finished it I made special shelf talkers for it (and I have to make three … Continue reading

The Year of Shadows by Claire Legrand

The Year of Shadows is the story of Olivia and her father, the maestro of a failing orchestra and the year after her mother leaves the family. Oh–and the ghosts! When The Maestro sells the family home and moves his elderly mother and Olivia into the backstage area of the music hall it turns out … Continue reading

The Hathoways by Lisa Kleypas

Mine Till Midnight Seduce Me at Sunrise Tempt Me at Twilight Married By Morning Love in the Afternoon After a lifetime of swearing I would never ever read romance novels I feel hard this last year and have been going though them like a box of Valentines chocolate. Just like a box of chocolates some … Continue reading

The Earl and the Fairy by Ayuko

The Earl and the Fairy is a short four volume series and while some series go on far too long this one ended leaving you feeling there was more that could have been said. Set in 19th century England, Lydia Carlton is a fairy doctor-one of the few people who are able to see fairies. … Continue reading

Perks!

I am so lucky that I work for a big indie bookstore and get access to all sorts of early release titles.  Usually my biggest problem is not that I don’t have enough to read but what to read next amongst all my stacks of books.  Today my buyer showed up to relieve me for lunch and … Continue reading

Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell

This is one of my favorite books  so far this year! It might even snag a spot in the coveted Top 5. Everyone should read this book. That said, know it will break your heart into little pieces! And you will know right from the start that it is going to break your heart. It’s … Continue reading