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Review of “Cinderella’s Dress” by Shonna Slayton

Last week, I was browsing the catalogue on Netgalley and came across a book called Cinderella’s Shoes and was intrigued.  I liked the idea that Cinderella was a real person and that her dresses and shoes were also real.  I also liked the fact that the book was set in the 1940’s.  This is something I’ve …

Video of the Day–A 40’s Era Classic

I haven’t done one of these in a long time, but in honor of the book I am reading, Cinderella’s Dress (a YA novel about a girl living in 1944 NYC, who finds out that she is the new keeper of Cinderella’s dress, which is part of a Hatfields and McCoy-esque dispute going back to the …

Review of “Return to You” by Samantha Chase

I started writing this review (in my head) at about the 50% mark and it hasn’t really changed all that much.  Unfortunately.  I finished this book because I was hoping that it would end better than it did and because I did care about both of the main characters.  I wanted them to have a …

Review of “Snowflake Bay” by Donna Kauffman

Snowflake Bay is a Christmas book in the same way that Winter Wonderland is a Christmas song.  It isn’t one.  Instead, it is a wintertime book that made me want to crawl up in front of a nice warm fire (and then douse the fire in order to turn on the Air Conditioning because I am …

Review of “Falling for Her” by Sandra Owens

I started reading Falling for Her at about 8 PDT last night and finished it just under a half hour ago.  Ms. Owens seems to infuse her books with a psychotropic drug as the same thing happened when I read Someone Like Her last year.  (As soon as I saw Falling for Her available on Netgalley, I knew …

Review of “The Bollywood Bride” by Sonali Dev

I don’t have much experience with the Indian culture and what I do know wouldn’t fill up a thimble.  (Basically, my knowledge of anything Indian comes from walking around Liberty Avenue along the Brooklyn/Queen border, trying some food at work when my boss decided to go Indian that one time, and accompanying a friend, who …

Why I Mostly Read Historicals

Many people ask me why most of the books I read are historical and not contemporary romances and until recently I never really thought why that is.  What I have come to realize is that when it comes to contemporary books and contemporary heroes in specific, I have higher standards than I have for historicals. …

Review of “The Rogue You Know” by Shana Galen

“This is the story of how I died.”  No, this post isn’t about Rose Tyler or The Battle of Canary Warf.  Sorry, Fellow Whovians, but this story has a happy ending.  There are no alternate universes and definitely no Bad Wolf–there is a cute, white dog, though.Now that that’s out of my system… I have …

Review of “Earls Just Want to Have Fun” by Shana Galen

I can’t believe I’ve never read Shana Galen before!  Well, I won’t make that mistake again.  Earls Just Want to Have Fun is thoroughly enjoyable and a fun read at that.  It took me all of a day to finish this book and I am chomping at the bit to start the next book in …