“The Art of Keeping Secrets” by Rachael Johns ★★★1/2

[I received a digital copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.] The Art of Keeping Secrets centers around a group of three middle-aged women:  Neve, Emma, and Flick. The trio have been best friends since their sons started high school together and they discovered a common bond. Neve has always … Continue reading “The Art of Keeping Secrets” by Rachael Johns ★★★1/2

“My Fair Lover” by Nicole Jordan, #5 Legendary Lovers ★★★★ [Expected Release Date: 8-29-17]

[I received a digital copy of this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.] Setting:  London, May 1817 This is the fifth installment of the "Legendary Lovers" series, but the first I've read of any of these titles. The series name refers to a matchmaking theory the heroine of this story, Lady Katherine … Continue reading “My Fair Lover” by Nicole Jordan, #5 Legendary Lovers ★★★★ [Expected Release Date: 8-29-17]

“Christmas in London” by Anita Hughes ★★★ [Expected Release Date: 10-3-17]

[I was given an advanced digital copy of this book by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.] Louisa Graham puts in long hours at a NYC bakery, saving money in order to open her own restaurant. She gets an incredible opportunity to travel to London for a few days and work with some celebrity … Continue reading “Christmas in London” by Anita Hughes ★★★ [Expected Release Date: 10-3-17]

“Hanna Who Fell From the Sky” by Christopher Meades ★★★★ [Expected Release Date: 9-26-17]

[I received an advanced digital copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.] Hanna is an innocent girl on the cusp of her 18th birthday, unaware of her own beauty and confused by the lascivious looks and hateful glares she receives from the men and women in her small community. Although … Continue reading “Hanna Who Fell From the Sky” by Christopher Meades ★★★★ [Expected Release Date: 9-26-17]

“Riptide” by Margaret Carroll ★★★★

This is a perfect example of do not judge a book by its cover. I was expecting this to be a typical romantic suspense novel but it was really so much more. Excellent mystery and nebulous ending which you will either love or hate. Christina Cardiff has been unhappily married for 16 years to her … Continue reading “Riptide” by Margaret Carroll ★★★★

“The Madman’s Daughter” by Megan Shepherd ★★★★

The Madman's Daughter by Megan Shepherd #1 The Madman's Daughter Trilogy Audio narrated by Lucy Raynor 4* setting: 1895, London & an unnamed tropical island somewhere off the coast of Australia My, oh my, oh my. (Picture me rubbing my hands together in glee.) I just happened across this novel while searching for the word … Continue reading “The Madman’s Daughter” by Megan Shepherd ★★★★

“Devil in Spring” by Lisa Kleypas, #3 The Ravenels ★★★★★

Devil in Spring by Lisa Kleypas #3 The Ravenels Audio narrated by Mary Jane Wells (Excellent) 5* 1870s - London Superb example of an historical romance and a really fun read! Chock full of humorous banter, characters you'll absolutely adore, and a romance between two likable characters that is heartwarming from the first time they … Continue reading “Devil in Spring” by Lisa Kleypas, #3 The Ravenels ★★★★★

FYI: Great “Audible Originals” podcast featuring our favorite authors!

I first want to say that this is a sincere recommendation.  This is not an advertisement for this particular audio book company.  I'm getting nothing from this other than (hopefully) a discussion with some of you regarding your thoughts on this series after you give it a listen. Perhaps you are already aware of this … Continue reading FYI: Great “Audible Originals” podcast featuring our favorite authors!

“Private Life” by Jane Smiley ★★★

  Private Life primarily follows the life of Margaret Mayfield spanning her life in the generation following the Civil War up to World War II. After the childhood deaths of two of her brothers and the resulting depression and suicide of her father, a doctor who blamed himself for not being able to save everybody, … Continue reading “Private Life” by Jane Smiley ★★★

“The Last Resort” by Ember Leigh ★★★

[I received a free digital copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.] Rose Delaney, who calls herself a "baby" bounty hunter, is returning a toddler to her mother after removing the child from her father's negligent care. While en route, she finds herself caught in whiteout conditions in a severe Pennsylvania … Continue reading “The Last Resort” by Ember Leigh ★★★