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review 2019-01-24 18:44
Fantastic Look at Some Truly Extraordinary Women
Brazen: Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World - Pénélope Bagieu

I have to say that this was a really one of a kind book to get. I bought this last year at the National Book Festival and was intrigued by it once I took a look inside. The graphic art pops and the stories are wonderful. I actually wanted even more information than I got once I got done with this.


I would say that you may want to read this over a couple of days/months. Trying to read it straight through like a book doesn't work. The table of contents that is included will allow you to jump around too. Some of the women that Bagieu goes into our queens, an empress, I think my favorite story was about Giorgina Reid, a lighthouse keeper.


The writing was great and to the point and the graphics were wonderful. 

There is no epilogue per se, but Bagieu does a strip that shows her life and how her comics became a book and how she left Paris. Very cute. 



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text 2019-01-24 17:24
Reading progress update: I've read 304 out of 304 pages.
Brazen: Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World - Pénélope Bagieu

Loved this book so much! It's hard to read through one sitting. I would suggest you take your time with it. 

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review 2019-01-22 20:13
British Bedmate
Dear Bridget, I Want You - Penelope Ward,Vi Keeland
A.K.A. Dear Bridget, I Want You

I Picked Up This Book Because: Exploring Kindle Unlimited

The Characters:

Bridget Valentine: Nurse, newly single mother, desperately attracted to Simon
Simon Hogue: British doctor, playboy with a heart of gold
Brendan (Bridget’s Son), Ben (Bridget’s deceased husband)

The Story:

Simon and Bridget have chemistry from the moment they meet, which was so cute. They go through a lot to become a family and they make a great one. If there are more Simon’s out there where can I sign up for one?

The Random Thoughts:

The Score Card:


4 Stars
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text 2019-01-22 16:35
Reading progress update: I've read 40 out of 304 pages.
Brazen: Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World - Pénélope Bagieu

Really enjoying the stories and the illustrations in this! So far my favorite story is about Queen Nzinga who fought against the Portuguese.





Here are some illustrations.



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review 2019-01-13 19:00
Husband and wife, cat and mouse
Stealing Mr. Right (Penelope Blue) - Tamara Morgan

“Eating in the library?” He made a deep tsking sound. “Shame on you, Penelope Blue. You’re lucky I don’t turn you in to the authorities.”

I relaxed ever so slightly. He wasn’t arresting me. He was flirting with me. “You can’t prove a thing,” I said quickly. “I swallowed the evidence.”

His eyes deepened in color until they were almost black. “Now that’s something I like to hear."


The daughter of the Blue Fox could do nothing but grow up to be a jewel thief. Penelope hasn't seen her father in years or his supposed hundred million nest egg, with a cobbled together group of friends, she makes her living stealing jewels. What starts off as part of bet with her bestfriend Riker, she gets close to a FBI agent who seems to be watching them.


Written in first person and all from Penelope's point of view, I personally missed our FBI agent Grant's thoughts. I can see why the author chose this as it intensifies their cat and mouse game of how much does Grant know about Penelope and is he using her? The author gives a couple emotional hints here and there to give the reader a pretty good idea where Grant's head and heart is at but Penelope is always second guessing. 


I flew through this as the writing and story was pretty addictive. However, the flashbacks were laid out in a way that gave the pace a bit of a stop and go feeling, ramping up the pace in the present tense only to halt it with going back in the past to see how Penelope and Grant got together. It felt like the author was purposefully doing this but it ended up making the pace feel very uneven to me. 


The series looks to be focused on Penelope, so even though there is no cliffhanger here, her story will continue on. Her group of friends deserve their own series or books as the author did a great job giving us enough of them to support the story and Penelope's character without clogging and enticing us to know more. 


This felt a little more madcap chik-lit than strictly romance and, like I said, not having Grant's pov killed a little of their relationship depth for me, but I couldn't tear myself away from reading the adventure. 

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