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Monthly archives for August, 2015

The Residence: Inside the Private ...

<i>The Residence: Inside the Private World of the White House</i> by Kate Anderson Brower

  I was poking around my library’s eBook website, looking for a few books for an upcoming beach holiday when this cover caught my eye. Thinking back to the Lee Daniels movie/saccharine revisionist history fest The Butler, I was intrigued to learn more about the employees of the White House residence. I’m glad I picked the […]

Touch of Silk by Lori Wilde

<i>Touch of Silk</i> by Lori Wilde

  A Touch of Silk, as you can tell by the cover, is a part of Wilde’s Harlequin back catalog. It’s been recently repackaged with the fourth book in the series (this is the first) and that’s how I encountered it. The premise is creative and I enjoyed it with the caveat that I had all […]

What to Do with a Duke by Sall...

<i>What to Do with a Duke</i> by Sally MacKenzie

  Sally MacKenzie is one of those authors I’ve known of for years. I saw her books on shelves, heard them recommended on podcasts, but for whatever reason never picked one up. When I saw What to Do with a Duke up for request on NetGalley I jumped at the chance to get to know this […]

Wildest Dreams by Robyn Carr

<i>Wildest Dreams </i> by Robyn Carr

  Robyn Carr is an author known for gentle romances set in small towns where people who were broken find wholeness. Wildest Dreams, the latest in her series set in Thunder Point, is no exception. Blake and Lin Su are our couple in this one – but other familiar characters play featured roles as well. Carr […]

If You Only Knew by Kristan Hi...

<i>If You Only Knew</i> by Kristan Higgins

  “Oh,” I said to myself as I looked at the clock last night, noting it was about 11pm. I had just completed another review and was ready to move onto this new work by Higgins – something I had been greatly anticipating. “I guess I’ll read the first few chapters to get a feel […]

Within Reach by Sarah Mayberry

<i>Within Reach</i> by Sarah Mayberry

  I first heard about Sarah Mayberry‘s work from the Smart Bitches Trashy Books podcast (a favorite!) and scurried to my library website to get whatever book I could. Within Reach was the first one available and quickly cemented my love of Mayberry. This book has stuck with me and considering how many books I read, to […]

Who Do You Love by Jennifer W...

<i>Who Do You Love </i> by Jennifer Weiner

  Who Do You Love is the latest work from NYT Bestseller and Twitter superstar, Jennifer Weiner who I have been reading faithfully since her first book, Good in Bed. This book is absolutely classic Weiner – flawed but believable characters who learn to love themselves before they can love others. This one is about Rachel and […]

Finding Gabriel by Rachel Deme...

<i>Finding Gabriel</i> by Rachel Demeter

  If you like historical romances, then this book is for you. Finding Gabriel, an upcoming release from Pan Macmillan, takes place in 19th century France. One snowy evening, Ariah  finds a man laying half dead on the banks of the Seine. Against social convention, she takes him back to her house to nurse him back […]

Crazy Thing Called Love by Mol...

<i>Crazy Thing Called Love</i> by Molly O’Keefe

  I was totally swept up in this story. Trope alert: this is second-chance love at its best. Maddy and Billy were married lifetimes ago when they were both young and living in Pittsburgh. Billy was drafted into the NHL quickly into their marriage and decided that his free pass to puck bunnies was more […]

Can’t Hurry Love by Moll...

<i>Can’t Hurry Love</i> by Molly O’Keefe

  In the first book set at Crooked Creek, we meet Victoria and Eli. I like to say up front if this is a stand-alone type of book or not and this is one that straddles. I think you can enjoy this as a stand alone – I don’t think any of the details are […]

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