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review 2017-04-18 21:19
Good Story and Characters
The Lady of the Lakes: The True Love Story of Sir Walter Scott - Josi S. Kilpack

Walter had a muse and her name was Mina she was also his future. Her family had traveled to  Edinburgh every winter since Walter had met Mina four years ago. Mina had been away for nearly six months during which Mina and Walter had only grown more attached to each other. Walter was a writer but his father didn’t believe that was good enough for a career for Walter. But with all the time apart save for their letters and his poetry she was apt to wonder at Walter’s devotion. Mina loves Walter’s romantic gestures but as she ages her feelings change. Now she is a woman and she can see the difference in their situation and temperaments. Her father wants Mina to allow another man to court her. Mina is torn between her conflicted desires , her family expectations and her feelings toward two different men.

I liked this story a lot. It seemed very realistic to me. It was fascinating to see a fiction story about Sir Walter Scott. Walter was a real person not just a fictional character. It was interesting to learn more about  Sir Walter. This was the story of Walter’s one true love. I did enjoy a lot. I loved the characters and the ins and outs of this story and I recommend.

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review 2016-09-02 05:07
Forever and a Knight - Bridget Essex

I absolutely adored the first book in the series (A Knight To Remember). So when this book came about, I couldn't wait to read it! Needless to say I was not at all disappointed with the second installment. I loved how different this couple was from the first, which to me showed how well the author is at creating an array of characters. Whereas the first book had the love interest coming into the world, in this book it's reversed with the protagonist entering. Being able to see more of this world, the author has created was a pure delight. It left me wanting to know more and eager to read the other installments in the series thus far. If you like women in armor, time travel, and a good love story give this book a go. You won't regret it!

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review 2016-02-06 17:15
Review: His Lady Peregrine (The Love Birds #5) by Ruth J. Hartman
His Lady Peregrine (The Love Birds Series Book 5) - Ruth J. Hartman

This story started out so promising, but an awful love triangle derailed it. What I did like about the story was that it featured two older characters as the love interests; Lady Ollerton was 42 and a widow of very limited means (she had a maid that stayed with her for room and board in lieu of wages) other than her title. Mr. Radcliff was 51 and wealthy but living with his nephew and his wife (a couple from another book in the series). Their shared love and knowledge of birds was quirky, but made watching them fall in love fun.

 

Then came the stupid love triangle and the scheme of the dowager (mother of a hero from another book in the series) to have Radcliff for herself.  2 stars.

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text 2016-02-04 21:40
February 2016 Reading List
The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
Proof by Seduction (A Carhart Series Novel) (Entangled Edge) - Courtney Milan
Is It Just Me? - Miranda Hart
The Captain's Bluestocking Mistress - Erica Ridley
More Than A Governess - Jerrica Knight-Catania
The Lonely Soldier: The Private War of Women Serving in Iraq - Helen Benedict
The Lawyer's Luck: A Home to Milford College prequel novella - Piper Huguley,Piper Huguley
Lost in a Royal Kiss - Vanessa Kelly
An Improper Lady - Jane Godman
His Lady Peregrine (The Love Birds Series Book 5) - Ruth J. Hartman

This month's goal is to read and archive/delete those e-books that are 100 pages or less - Basically Short Month, Short Stories. A few full length books will be read to keep making progress on personal challenges and get the TBR pile down. This month also includes darling daughter's and darling son's birthdays (born two years and six days apart), their joint birthday party, a trip to see Motown the Musical, and the binge watching of the final season of Downton Abbey.

 

Courtney Milan Challenge

1. Proof of Seduction (Carhart Series #1)

 

Women in the Military Challenge

2. The Lonely Soldier by Helen Benedict

 

Non-Fiction Challenge

3. Is It Me? by Miranda Hart

4. The Johnstown Flood by David McCullough (I would just like to progress in this book)

 

From the Ballroom and Beyond: 9 Regency Box Set

5. More Than a Governess by Jerrica Knight-Catania

 

Classics Challenge

6. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath (53 years after first publication counts as "classic" right?)

 

The Great and Powerful TBR Pile

7. How to Catch a Wild Viscount by Tessa Dare

8. An Improper Lady by Jane Goodman

9. The Lullaby: Shania's Story by Lola Grace Stevens

10. The Lawyer's Luck by Piper Huguley

11. Lost in a Royal Kiss by Vanessa Kelly

12. Macaron Murder by Harper Lin

13. The Duchess of Love by Sally Mackenzie

14. Mail Order Misfit by Kristin Osbourne

15. Miss Amelia Lands a Duke by Sandy Raven

16. Twelfth Night by Deanna Raybourn

17. Claiming the Duchess by Sherry Thomas

18. Royally Ever After by Loretta Chase

19. The Captain's Bluestocking Mistress (Dukes of War #3) by Erica Ridley

20. His Lady Peregrine by Ruth J. Hartman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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text 2016-01-20 16:46
Best New Historical Romance Series 2015
A Sword for His Lady (Courtly Love) - Mary Wine
50 Ways to Ruin a Rake (Not Quite Ladies) by Jade Lee (5-May-2015) Mass Market Paperback - Jade Lee
[(Diary of an Accidental Wallflower : The Seduction Diaries)] [By (author) Jennifer Mcquiston] published on (February, 2015) - Jennifer Mcquiston
Texas Mail Order Bride (Bachelors of Battle Creek) by Linda Broday (2015-04-01) - Linda Broday
The Soldier's Dark Secret - Marguerite Kaye
An Unexpected Wish - Eileen Richards
What To Do With A Duke (Spinster House Book 1) - Sally Mackenzie
The Art of Sinning (The Sinful Suitors Book 1) - Sabrina Jeffries
The Beautiful One - Emily Greenwood
Once Upon a Marquess (Worth Saga) (Volume 1) - Courtney Milan

Looking to sink into a new series, Historical Romance calling your name?

 

Check out these! My lists are never in any particular order. 

 

1.  Forever Your Earl (The Wicked Quills of London, #1) by Eva Leigh

2. A Sword for His Lady (Courtly Love, #1) by Mary Wine

3. Diary of an Accidental Wallflower (Seduction Diaries, #1) by Jennifer McQuiston

4. Texas Mail Order Bride (Bachelors of Battle Creek, #1) by Linda Broday

5. The Soldier's Dark Secret (Comrades in Arms, #1) by Marguerite Kaye

6. An Unexpected Wish (A Lady's Wish, #1) by Eileen Richards

7. What to Do with a Duke (Spinster House, #1) by Sally MacKenzie

8. The Art of Sinning (Sinful Suitors, #1)  by Sabrina Jeffries

9. The Beautiful One (The Scandalous Sisters, #1) by Emily Greenwood

10. Once Upon a Marquess by Courtney Milan

 

Vote for your favorite!

 

Best New Historical Romance Series 2015

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