The Dashing Debutante

The Dashing Debutante Alissa Baxter Belgrave House, Sep 2010 270 pages, Kindle, paperback Historical Romance (formulaic) Purchased ✭✭✭✭ The cover is suitable for the formulaic historical romance inside. And the story is indeed formulaic. The gorgeous, bluestocking, diamond-of-the-first-water debutante (Alexandra) catches the handsome, self-proclaimed bachelor Duke (Robert, Duke of Stanford) by just being herself, of... Continue Reading →

The Resistance Series

The Resistance Series By Tracy Lawson Spark 28 pages, prequel, Nov 2016, Teen/YA Counteract 186 pages, book 1, Oct 2018, Teen/YA Ignite 282 pages, book 2, Oct 2018, Teen/YA Revolt 269 pages, book 3, Oct 2018, Teen/YA Resist 240 pages, book 4 (final), Oct 2018, Teen/YA Kindle, Paperback, Audiobook (except the prequel, which is only in Kindle format) Provided, Author Sci-fi Dystopian YA ✭✭✭✭⭑ The covers... Continue Reading →

The Little Shop of Found Things, by Paula Brackston

This sounds like such a wonderful book! I’m going to have to add this to my TBR immediately.

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Y’all, I know I wrote a review yesterday, but I was so engrossed by this book that I read it in one sitting, and I just have to share my excitement!

My excitement actually started when this book was announced. Paula Brackston is one of my favorite writers. Probably top three. Her books are a little niche-ey, but they are right up my niche.

Fear not, dear reader, this book breaks out of the niche and into full out universal appeal!

It has a lot going for it–time travel, true love, historical richness.

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Xanthe, our protagonist, has grit, determination, and a tender heart that pushes her to do extraordinary things. She is at times hapless, but that made me root for her even more.

This is a love story, but not just one of romantic love. Love is woven into all parts of this book; there is the familial love…

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Time Crawlers

Time Crawlers Stories from Parallel Universes Varun Sayal Jun 2018, Kindle, paperback 100 pages Collection, short stories, sci-fi mythology Borrowed, Kindle Unlimited ✭✭✭✭⭑ The cover is perfect for such a book, one of a bunch of short stories of sci-fi styling. The stories are a wonderful mixture of conversations, interviews, and fairytales scrambled together with... Continue Reading →

The Lost for Words Bookshop

The Lost for Words Bookshop Stephanie Butland St. Martin’s Press, Jun 2018 343 pages, hardcover, paperback, ebook, audiobook, audio CD Fiction, women’s lit Borrowed, Derry Public Library ✭✭✭✭✭ The cover is a soft, lovely depiction of the window with the window seat that our heroine describes early on in the book. The colors chosen are... Continue Reading →

Who are you?

I saw this posted on another group I belong to on Facebook and thought it would be fun to post here on my blog to see what I’d get for responses from y’all. So, here goes… You are the main character of the last book you read or are currently reading. I’m Loveday Carew in... Continue Reading →

The Fashion Designer

The Fashion Designer The Pattern Artist Book 2 Nancy Moser Shiloh Run Press, Jul 2018 320 pages, Kindle, Paperback Women's Lit, Historical Lit ✭✭✭✭✭ Provided, eARC The cover is attractive with its softly lit shot of the woman working at the dress form. The historical font with its charming swags adds to the feel of... Continue Reading →

Spinning Silver

Spinning Silver Naomi Novik Del Rey, Jul 2018 480 pages, Hardcover, Paperback, Kindle, Audible book Fantasy, Fairy retales ✭✭✭✭✭ Library loan The cover is quite fascinating. I had to keep looking at it while I was reading the book to see if this or that was actually shown on the cover. There is a lot... Continue Reading →

Soul Render

Soul Render Soul Stones Book 1 T.L. Branson 408 pages, Apr 2018 Kindle, Paperback YA Fantasy ✭✭✭✭⭑ Provided The cover is striking, but not my style of artwork. I prefer art that is more flowing and mysterious for fantasy. This has the image of the main character, but he looks almost like he is in... Continue Reading →

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