So from time to time, when I’m not writing and revising, I read too, and oftentimes, I like to talk about what I’ve read. I’ve been doing it for years (and semi-professionally too). Serious changes have come (all good, I assure you!) but, I simply hated to get rid of some of the reviews and… Continue reading What’s this?
The Serpent’s Tooth by Diana L. Paxson (review copy is a personal purchase) In Diana Paxson’s novel The Serpent’s Tooth, her hero, Leir (yes, that Lear) is a king who has won over most of the British tribes—circa the 5th century BC—and married off two of his three daughters to worthy allies. The third daughter,… Continue reading Serpent’s Tooth by Diana L. Paxson #historicalfantasy #Celts
Fireflies by P.S. Bartlett (review copy won from author) I first became aware of author P.S. Bartlett on Twitter and Instagram, and thought her work looked interesting. So when she said I won a copy of this, her first audiobook, Fireflies, I had to start listening. (Then life got in the way, but oh well).… Continue reading Fireflies by PS. Bartlett
Spinster by Suzanne G. Rogers (Personal purchase) When Claire loses her fiancé to another woman, she decides to move out of the public eye into an old cottage her grandmother left to her. The place is secluded and peaceful, what more could she want when starting her life as a spinster? Such was the fate… Continue reading Spinster by Suzanne G. Rogers #historicalromance #review
Divided Allegiance by Elizabeth Moon (review copy is a personal purchase) Short review this time. I know, long book, short review. Seems contradictory, doesn’t it? You’ll recall, (maybe), in The first installment in Elizabeth Moon’s fantasy series, The Deed of Paksenarrion Sheepfarmer’s Daughter (which I reviewed earlier here, but apparently not. Whoops!), that Paksenarrion left… Continue reading Divided Allegiance: Deed of Paksenarrion, book 2 by Elizabeth Moon #fantasy
Sheepfarmer’s Daughter by Elizabeth Moon. (review copy is a personal purchase) (I actually thought I had already reviewed this here, but I guess not. So here we go.) Paks is a girl brought up on a sheep farm, but her brother has already taken off and joined the military, when the book opens. Paks is… Continue reading Sheepfarmer’s Daughter by Elizabeth Moon
Unlaced by Kristina Cook In Unlaced, we meet the hero, Henry, Lord Mandeville, emotionally scarred and cynical, whose mother insists he needs an heir and must marry a woman of the ton. Unfortunately, not only does Henry not want to get married, he’s interested in a new girl in town, the very unsuitable Lucy Abbington,… Continue reading Review: Unlaced by Kristina Cook.
Seduction at the Christmas Court by Jenna Jaxon Review copy procured free from online retailer (Smashwords, I think it was). In Seduction at the Christmas Court, a short Medieval romance novel by Jenna Jaxon set in 1349, when Lady Alyse and Geoffrey Longford are summoned from their first Christmas together by King Edward, Alyse looks… Continue reading Review: Seduction at the Christmas Court by Jenna Jaxon
Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy. Copy procured for free from Librivox Tess of the D’Urbervilles is a novel I’ve been wanting to read since high school, but I never got around to it. The story is that her father finds out he’s related to some old, dead knights and ironically, his name, Durbyfield… Continue reading Review Tess of the d’Urbervilles
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The Second Summer of the Sisterhood: by Ann Brashares. I enjoyed this second installment of the Sisterhood even more than the first. Carmen tries (and fails) to be the anti-matchmaker, Lena has to deal with quite a few losses this time around, while Tibby takes a summer course, and tries to make sense of life…after… Continue reading Second Summer of the Sisterhood by Ann Brashares