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Review of “When He Was Wicked” by Julia Quinn

Recently, I have been on a Bridgerton kick.  It started when I decided to re-read Romancing Mr. Bridgerton last week and continued with When He Was Wicked.  Having issues with To Sir Philip, With Love, I decided to skip that one and go straight to WHWW, hoping that I would enjoy yet another friends to lovers story.  Unfortunately, I …

Review of Home for the Holidays by Debbie Macomber

Home for the Holidays by Debbie Macomber is one of my favorite Christmas books and I can’t count how many times I’ve read it over the years.  I first bought it in paperback from Target, but this year I downloaded the Kindle version to read.  This is not a full length novel, but a book …

Review of “Secrets to the Grave” by Tami Hoag

Imported from Goodreads. There’s something rotten in the state of Oak Knoll. Two books into Tami Hoag’s newest series and I wonder why anyone would ever want to live in the so-called idyllic Oak Knoll, California, home of too many killers to count. If it were a real town, I would wonder if it was …

Review of “Ransom” by Julie Garwood

Ransom was a very middle of the road book for me.  There were portions that I really liked and then there were other parts that I just couldn’t get through, especially that wedding scene, which was just awful–I don’t know how Gillian could ever forgive Brodick for that. For the most part, this book takes …

Review of “A Lady Never Tells” and “A Gentlemen Always Remembers” by Candace Camp

Disclaimer: This review was written several years ago for a blog that I used to keep, but that I am in the process of deleting. Okay, you’ve caught me–i love historical romances, and i have since approximately October 2003 when i accidentally bought Mesmerized by Candace Camp. For the longest time, she was the only historical author …

Review of Celebrity in Death by J.D. Robb

Reviewed for the Smart Bitches Trashy Books RITA Reader Challenge: I started reading the “In Death” novels about a decade ago with the publication of Remember When, the joint Roberts/Robb novel that revolved around a diamond heist that happened in the present and stretched all the way into Robb’s version of the future. Picking up …

Review of The Gin Lovers by Jamie Brenner

I am struggling with a grade for this book because there were things that I really liked about it (the setting, the characters, the prose), but there were other parts that I really did not like (the open-ended ending). In the end, I decided on 3 stars because my reservations over the happy ever after …

Review of Midnight in Austenland by Shannon Hale

I was told that Midnight in Austenland was much better thanAustenland and I have to agree. The first book in the series was fun, but I didn’t really like Jane and I didn’t know much at all about Henry Jenkins/Mr. Nobley, so it was hard to care about their happily ever after. That is not the case with …