There is that rare congruence in fiction when all of the pieces fall into play in perfect harmony: characters, text, plotlines and small moments that inform the varying elements which gives readers a new appreciation for things often taken for granted. David Whitehouse has created a story in Mobile Library that gives each new reader a new regard for books, reading and all-encompassing stories.
“…I ask him if he knows the name Emmett Till.”
That one sentence exemplifies the growth and awareness brought to a 12 year old girl, daughter of a military officer, motherless and wandering around somewhat aimlessly one summer in late 1950’s North Carolina. Continue Reading
Welcome to my stop for The Devilish Mr. Danvers by Vivienne Lorret. This new release is the second in The Rakes of Fallow Hall series, a fun historic romance focusing on a group of self-professed (and societally acknowledged) rakes and the women who reform them. Please read on for the excerpt, don’t forget to check out the other tour stops, and be sure to enter the tour-wide giveaway where you could win a Digital bundle including: Winning Miss Wakefield, Daring Miss Danvers, and Finding Miss MacFarland.
I really enjoyed The Elusive Lord Everhart, the first in this series, so I was excited to jump into this one. With a familiarity of the rakes, and Rafe in particular, this story held promise. Continue Reading
Daphne du Maurier is a writer second to none, and one of the reasons that I have an obsession with historical fiction and romance: from the titles I read in high school and college, to the classic Rebecca, the quality of the prose, description and characters are exemplary.
In The King’s General, we have traveled back to the English Civil War, Continue Reading
Welcome to today’s stop with Wolf Bride by Elizabeth Moss. This is the first in the new erotic historic romance series, Lust in the Tudor Court. And, there’s a Courtly Love quiz from Elizabeth where you can discover who would best fit you – a King, a courtier, a Knight or even a Political adviser working behind the scenes. So take the quiz, then be sure to enter the tour-wide giveaway where you could win a ruby necklace & copy of WOLF BRIDE by Elizabeth Moss
Henry VIII, six wives he had wedded
Two died, twice divorced, and two he beheaded. Continue Reading
Heading back to some classics that I first read long ago, the opportunity to listen to the story in AudioBook was too good a chance to pass up. You will be familiar with the story: a remote railway station brings the story of a doppelganger meeting, two strangers share a meal and wine, only to find that the Englishman, John awakes to find himself as Jean, and assumes his life.
du Maurier’s writing is clever, opening possibilities and examining broken people all done with few words and elaborate description. Continue Reading
Welcome to my review and giveaway for A Desperate Fortune by Susanna Kearsley. This unique time-travel mystery/historical romance is the first I have read from this author, and certainly will not be the last. Also, you can enter the giveaway where you could be one of the five winners to get a Susanna Kearsley prize packs that include copies of all of her backlist books published by Sourcebooks (that’s 7 titles!)
Such a delicious compilation of events, heroines and romance in this book Continue Reading
Today I bring you another dual-timeline story, more focused on romance than history in Amherst, a release from William Nicholson. Utilizing the work of Emily Dickenson as the common tie in, this story utilizes the true events of an affair had by Austin Dickenson, brother of Emily in the past, and the current story of Alice Dickenson, an Englishwoman researching a screenplay and a married professor.
Welcome to my stop for Obsessed by Beth Ciotta, the first in a 3 author, 3 novella Contemporary Romance series. Please be sure to check out the other tour stops for this title, be sure to view the trailer and read the excerpt, and don’t forget to enter the tour wide giveaway where you could win an Upcycled Champagne Cork Bezel Necklace- shooting star – w/24 “chain.
I love Beth Ciotta’s writing and storytelling, so this was a no-brainer grab for me.
My first introduction to this series was the spin off to the Bent Zealots MC, and the brief look at the P & E Chapter in that title. So, reading this story I was prepared for the raunchy, raw, occasionally violent gritty story, dripping with testosterone and tension. And in Playing with Monsters, Layla Wolfe did not let me down.
Told in dual points of view, neither Roman nor Gudrun has had an idyllic life, and both bring anger and resentment with them in huge Pullman cars full of baggage. Continue Reading