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text 2018-03-01 14:38
December/January 2018 Reads
Bad Behavior - Kiki Swinson,Noire
A Song Unheard (Shadows Over England) - Roseanna M. White
The Good Daughter - Karin Slaughter
Tempest - Beverly Jenkins
Best Laid Plans (Madaris Family Saga) - Brenda Jackson

This winter has not been kind to me. I've been quite ill. I only managed to read one book in December and four in January. In Bad Behavior, I was only able to finish the story by Kiki Swinson. The second story by Noire is erotica and I don't read that genre. Here are my ratings;

 

 

 

4 Stars

 

A Song Unheard by Roseanna M. White

 

The Good daughter by Karin Slaughter

 

Best Laid Plans by Brenda Jackson

 

 

 

3 Star 

 

Bad Behavior by Kiki Swinson and Noire

 

Tempest by Beverly Jenkins

 

 

 

 

 

 

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review 2017-07-31 23:56
A Feel Good Read with Warm Fuzzies
A Name Unknown (Shadows Over England) - Roseanna M. White

Think of Downton Abbey with a very likable character who’s a tough cookie but yet can crumble like a marshmallow when it comes to matters of the heart. There’s an element of mystery, romance, and a feel good story all wrapped up in this book.

 

Now it make take a bit to get used to, but you do see a mini little sub plot in there where you’re dealing with Peter and his moments of creativity. At first it may seem confusing at first but it’s just Peter thinking aloud. Once you get used to the flow of the book you actually find that Peter’s own stories actually do sound rather interesting (would be nice for a spin off on those.)

 

Now. Aside from Peter’s creativity and a mini novel within a novel itself, there’s a mystery aspect and the romance aspect of the book. I rather wish there was more intrigue and mystery to the story because it certainly had the potential to it, but what’s really central to the story is in fact, the romance between our two main characters: Peter and Rosemary.

 

I love them both. They’re both opposites in a way, Rosemary is tough considering where she came from and loud and aggressive when push comes to shove. Peter on the other hand, is quiet, but has many strengths to him as well, he’s just more of the subtle more quiet type. Now this doesn’t mean that Rosemary overshadows Peter. In fact they both rather complement each other. They’re both strong characters, they just have different ways of expressing these strengths.

 

I also enjoyed Rosemary’s character development. One can certainly understand from her background, why she had particular beliefs and thoughts. As you progress throughout the novel however, you notice this changing and eventually although she was not a bad person to begin with, she does change her view of the world, which does enable her to not only love others but also love herself. This was by far, my favorite part of the book, watching Rosemary’s thinking change gradually as she sees Peter as not one of the typical high society.

 

It was a joy to read this book. For once, I actually preferred reading the romance aspect (I’m not a romance fan) instead of the mystery. All I wanted was to read about Peter and Rosemary and their chemistry come together. It certainly was a feel good fuzzy hugs type of novel.

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text 2017-07-29 04:28
Books I Read in July 2017
Sin of a Woman (A Curtis Black Novel) - Kimberla Lawson Roby
A Name Unknown (Shadows Over England) - Roseanna M. White
Kiss the Ring: An Urban Tale - Meesha Mink
Boss - Tracy Brown
The Cartel 7: Illuminati: Roundtable of Bosses - Ashley and JaQuavis,JaQuavis Coleman
Seducing Abby Rhodes - J.D. Mason
Where the Light Falls: A Novel of the French Revolution - Owen Pataki,Allison Pataki

I'm super excited that I was able to read 7 books this month. I've been struggling for a long while. My health and not having a good system in place has affected me greatly, but now I think I have a good one. I talked about it in a previous post. I will listen up to 5% of each book for the month and those that immediately grab my attention will go to the top of the list. And since I will already be interested, I will be able to move to the next book without hesitation.

 

 

 

4 Stars

 

 

Sin of a Woman

 

A Name Unknown

 

Boss

 

The Cartel 7

 

Where The Light Falls

 

 

 

3 Stars

 

 

Kiss The Ring

 

Seducing Abby Rhodes

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text 2017-07-12 21:01
Exciting July Releases That Are On My TBR
A Paris All Your Own: Bestselling Women Writers on the City of Light - Eleanor Brown
A Name Unknown (Shadows Over England) - Roseanna M. White
The Diplomat's Daughter: A Novel - Karin Tanabe
Where the Light Falls: A Novel of the French Revolution - Owen Pataki,Allison Pataki
Seducing Abby Rhodes - J.D. Mason
Edward VII: The Prince of Wales and the Women He Loved - Catharine Arnold
The One I've Waited For (The Crystal Series) - Mary B. Morrison
The Cartel 7: Illuminati: Roundtable of Bosses - Ashley and JaQuavis,JaQuavis Coleman
The Truth We Bury: A Novel - Barbara Taylor Sissel

I finished only one book in June. I was quite shocked. I've started many and am hopeful that July will be a better month for reading. I've been out of sorts personally and physically. However, this list of books are right up my street and I'm sure are going to be awesome reads. I'm revisiting favorite authors and genres.

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text 2016-11-06 19:28
Reading progress update: I've listened 391 out of 448 minutes.
The Lost Heiress (Ladies of the Manor) - Roseanna M. White

I've realized that audio books may not be my thing. I just forget to listen. The character interpretations by the narrator, Liz Pearce, are quite good. Not sure that the story is holding my attention. Obviously. (see reading dates) :(

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