Walk on Earth a Stranger

Loved it-though the degree of heartbreak was fairly high, with the main characters parents being murdered  right at the start of the story.  But I guess heartbreak is to be expected from “Covered Wagon Fiction”. God–that makes it sound so typical which it most definitely was not. In Lee Westfall, Rae Carson has written a … Continue reading

Fig by Sarah Elizabeth Scrantz

So…this was really well written but I don’t think I would necessarily recommend it to anyone because I just didn’t enjoy the time I spent in this world. There was no light at the end of the tunnel, no bittersweet resolution, no message-political or otherwise, just sadness. I found myself wanting to bail on several … Continue reading

How the Scoundrel Seduces

I managed to read 11 chapters or 186 pages of this before I couldn’t stand it any longer!! It was so so so awful!! I swore I had read another book in this series–I did have an arc floating around my house of “What the Duke Desires” before I moved and now I’m guessing the … Continue reading

Not Quite a Wife (Lost Lords, #6)

I am one of those people that if I start a series I usually have to finish it and in the romance genre this can get you in lots of trouble with some pretty terrible books potentially mixed in with some pretty good ones.  Which brings us volume six (of seven) in Mary Jo Putney’s … Continue reading

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