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The Legendary Lord by Valerie ...

<i>The Legendary Lord</i> by Valerie Bowman

Before I get going into my general delight of this book, decide for yourself if being historically accurate is important to you. There are some readers who are yanked right out of a historical romance if the idioms or customs are not time-period appropriate and it ruins everything for them. There are others who either […]

Saved by the Firefighter by Ra...

<i>Saved by the Firefighter</i> by Rachel Brimble

Izzy and Trent have known each other for yonks. When Izzy’s beloved brother dies in a tragic accident at the local auto mechanic garage, she needs someone to blame. For her, the most convenient vessel for that grief and anger is her Trent. At it’s core, this is a story about how grief can warp […]

Snowflakes on Silver Cove by H...

<i>Snowflakes on Silver Cove</i> by Holly Martin

You know those books that feel like you’ve been doing life with these people for a while? Where you are a fly on a wall into a fully realized world and when you leave the book you wish the author would text you every once and a while to let you know how the characters […]

Bella’s Christmas Bake Off

<i>Bella’s Christmas Bake Off</i> by Sue Watson

When I lived in the U.K., I made sure to make a trip to my local bookstore each fall to pick up a slew of these kinds of books. Frothy and fun, more concerned with the journey of the character’s inner lives and their intimate relationships than overall plots or sexual encounters – I equate […]

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 […]

Flowers from the Storm by Laur...

<i>Flowers from the Storm</i> by Laura Kinsale

  If you ever Google something like “romance canon” or “best romance novels”, Flowers in the Storm usually sends up on one of those lists. A classic of the genre, it was actually one of the first picks of the new and fast growing “Old School Romance Readers” Facebook group (of which of course I’m a […]

My Animals and Other Family by...

<i>My Animals and Other Family</i> by Clare Balding

  I first encountered Clare Balding as a sports commentator on BBC for the 2012 London Olympics (this interview is particularly famous). For whatever reason, I found myself connecting with her as a trusted voice and when she popped up on other programs on British television, I often found myself tuning in. She primary covers […]

A School for Unusual Girls by ...

<i>A School for Unusual Girls</i> by Kathleen Baldwin

Oh my gosh was I gripped by this book. I adored Baldwin’s writing and how she wove her characters. I would recommend this one to readers interested in strong women and early 19th century history, whether they’re in the YA genre or not. While I wouldn’t use it as lecture material (there are a few […]

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