Deception in Emeralds by Laura Landon

Deception in Emeralds by Laura Landon, Review with Excerpt

Deception in Emeralds is a sweet little regency romance. Although it is part of a series it absolutely can be read as a stand-alone. I did not feel that I was missing anything by not having read the previous books.  There is a traitor to the Crown that has proved most nefarious and slippery. Having lost several agents already, this mission has been classified as need to know information only and the story starts off with a bang, quite literally. Barnaby Linscott was on his way to a secret rendezvous for debriefing and was shot on the way. No one Read More

Taming a Rake into a Lord by Tammy Andresen

Taming a Rake into a Lord by Tammy Andresen

I love it when a series will bring back characters from previous installments and give them a true part in the story. Taming a Rake into a Lord includes the main characters from the previous three books in the Taming the Heart series. Which I just loved. They give the book a family/friendship vibe that is heartwarming and carries through until the end. In order to enjoy this book, it is not necessary that you have read the previous books but having a history with the previous characters gave the story depth for me. It was like having old friends Read More

A Lady in Disguise by Sandra Byrd

A Lady in Disguise by Sandra Byrd

While reading the synopsis, I thought that the character of Miss Gillian Young was going to be sleuthing out clues to her father’s death. Something more along the lines of a female Sherlock Holmes. The investigation was nothing like that. Mostly it is Gillian asking questions to the police and others in hopes of learning something substantial. There is danger that seems to follow her around and the suspense is good. I definitely felt myself being worried for her on occasion. The menace that permeated throughout this story was superb! From the start, you just feel that she is in Read More

Girl in Disguise by Greer MacAllister

Girl in Disguise by Greer Macallister, With an excerpt and Giveaway!

Praise for Girl in Disguise “The best book I read in 2016 hasn’t been published yet. Historical fiction at its best…. a rollicking tale. ” – Publishers Weekly “Electrifying…a rollicking nineteenth-century thrill ride.”  ―Amy Stewart, New York Times bestselling author of Girl Waits with Gun “an exciting, well-crafted historical novel. Loaded with suspense and action, this is a well-told, superb story. ” – Publishers Weekly, STARRED Review “You’re going to devour GIRL IN DISGUISE. — – Melanie Benjamin, New York Times bestselling author of The Swans of Fifth Avenue “A celebration of a singular woman’s life that’s guided by facts Read More

Can't Buy Forever by Susan Laffoon

Can’t Buy Forever by Susan Laffoon

Can’t Buy Forever is a story about love, loss, and forgiveness. It also has fantasy elements, religious elements, and folklore. It was so much more than I expected. This story follows the lives of Odessa and Nicholas. At the start of the book, they have a connection that is amazing. There have been no physical actions on either of their parts to consummate the attraction because Odessa is young and Nicholas is a boarder at her Aunt’s house. Nicholas is older and works at a mine in town. When I say, older, I mean by four years but considering that Read More

The Bishop's Girl by Rebecca Burns

The Bishop’s Girl by Rebecca Burns

I was intrigued at the start of this story. A group of men are gathered around a grave, waiting for a coffin to be revealed. Desecrating a grave is no little thing and everyone is a bit edgy. Then the diggers hit something, but it is not what they expect. It is a soft material; something is in this material. There is a woman wrapped in a tarp laid atop the casket and everyone at the scene is truly bewildered. Why is she there? Who is she? What was the purpose of laying her on top? All these questions and Read More

My Highland Rebel by Amanda Forester

My Highland Rebel by Amanda Forester

Cormac MacLean was born into rotten circumstances. No matter how he tried to escape it, his parentage haunted him but when his dad is the feared warlord Red Rex, it is to be expected. All Core’s life his dad has either ignored him or tormented him but since Red has not produced another male heir he is determined to make Cormac a warlord or kill him trying. Trying to out maneuver his dad’s current decree has led Core to cross paths with Jyne Cambell. Jyne Cambell has spent her life being considered the runt of her family. Due to this Read More

Taming a Dukes Wild Rose by Tammy Andresen

Taming A Duke’s Wild Rose by Tammy Andresen

Exciting, romantic, and heartfelt! I tore through this book in a matter of hours. It is a fantastic read that I could not put down. Something that is nice, even though I did not read the first book I did check out the series and I can say that the previous protagonists from the first book in this series are written into a few scenes in this story. So, if you were a fan of the first book this will be a double pleasure for you. Also, at the end of this novel is a sneak peak of the Author’s Read More

To Capture What We Cannot Keep by Beatrice Colin

To Capture What We Cannot Keep by Beatrice Colin

I enjoyed the details that were a part of this story. So many wonderful details! I love when I am reading a story and the particulars are built upon, layer after layer. It is as if the author took my hand and led me through this story and discussed with me at length the world she created. I felt all the emotional pulls that were intended and I was engrossed with the story from beginning to end. There were many historical details that gave this book authenticity, I feel like it could have been based upon a true story (maybe Read More

Unraveling the Earl by Lynne Baron

Unraveling the Earl by Lynne Barron

Georgie Buchanan was not given very many options in life and had to use the tools at her disposal. Although I absolutely wouldn’t condone those choices in life I like how this character was portrayed. She was not a wanton hussy but used her options as she moved towards the goal she had in mind. Her character is a strong woman trying to protect herself because she can rely upon no other. It makes her a character you would cheer for. Henry, the Earl of Hastings is cast as a scoundrel but he truly isn’t. Yes, has bedded lots of Read More

Revenants by Scott Kauffman

Revenants: The Odyssey Home by Scott Kauffman

Set mostly during the Vietnam War era, this story follows Betsy at the start of her downward spiral that is brought on after the death of her cherished brother Nathan. I appreciate that the author truly set the scene in the beginning with pop-culture references and ideas from the seventies. It made it very clear the time setting and therefore easier to settle in to the story. The heartbreak and grief of Betsy and her family feels raw, real, and honest. Following Betsy on her journey is well worth reading this book. The memories of her brother are endearing and Read More

The Secrets of Wishtide by Kate Saunders. The Genre Minx Book Reviews.

The Secrets of Wishtide by Kate Saunders

Have you ever read David Copperfield by Charles Dickens? If you had and wished for some exploration on the characters or some slight differences in their outcomes then I whole-heartedly suggest you read this tale. If you have never read David Copperfield then no worries, if you like crime, mystery and suspense then I also suggest this book to you. This book is touted as a new crime series and it is BUT what they are not touting is that this is a book about romance as well. I do not mean romance in the illicit sense; I mean that Read More

A Curious Beginning by Deanna Raybourn

A Curious Beginning by Deanna Raybourn

Veronica Speedwell is a lepidopterist, a person who studies butterflies, and she has just lost her spinster aunt, the only family she had left. Now she is free to make her own choices and she relishes this opportunity. Unfortunately for her she did not have the chance for that adventure. It all started with a break-in that the heroine interrupted mid-progress and Veronica made a poor choice of chasing the burglar, who decided that abduction was a better choice. Luckily a stranger came to her aide. The rescuer, Baron Maximilian Von Stauffenbach, although a stranger to Veronica, tells her that Read More

After a Fashion by Jen Turano

After a Fashion by Jen Turano

This is the first book in a new series A Class of Their Own. This is a Christian romantic comedy but it has sarcasm and I love sarcasm and some hey now, pre-martial kissing, ooh la la…so risqué! It is a cute book and although there is the faith element it is not so over powering that it would offend non-believers. From the start of this book I am loving Miss Harriet Peabody’s character! She is a strong and independent young woman who is quirky and handles chaotic situations with sarcasm and sometimes not so much grace due to her Read More

Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers

Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers

This is a historical fiction novel set in the late 1400’s and the political atmosphere is nothing short of a powder keg. The setting is in Brittany surrounding a Duchess who at the tender age of twelve has been promised to more than one royal as her father the Duke was seeking any allies who would assist him with deflecting the assault being led by France. Unfortunately the Duke died, left the child, now a Duchess, with many a suitor demanding her hand in marriage as was promised to them and France is still trying to take over Brittany. Love Read More