“Traitor in Her Arms” by Shana Galen, #1 The Scarlet Chronicles ★★★★★

  [I received an advanced digital copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.] After being left with her deceased husband's gambling debt, as well as the threat of physical harm from the thugs he borrowed from, Lady Gabrielle McCullough resorts to thievery and becomes very successful at picking locks in … Continue reading “Traitor in Her Arms” by Shana Galen, #1 The Scarlet Chronicles ★★★★★

“Virgins” (.5 Outlander) by Diana Gabaldon ★★★★

Diana Gabaldon never fails.  This novella (.5 in the Outlander series) covers a small snippet of time where we meet Jamie Fraser and Ian Murray at around 20 years old.  The story picks up right after Jamie received his 100 lashes from Captain Randall and he learned his father had died.  Jamie is suffering from … Continue reading “Virgins” (.5 Outlander) by Diana Gabaldon ★★★★

“Billie” by Anna Gavalda ★★★★

This is the story of a touching friendship, told in flashbacks after disaster happens while two best friends are hiking in the mountainous Cévennes National Park in Southern France. As they both lie broken at the bottom of some sort of crevasse, we hear their story and how their friendship has helped both of them … Continue reading “Billie” by Anna Gavalda ★★★★

“Cyrano de Bergerac” by Edmond Rostand ★★★★★

Bittersweet tale of unrequited love, nobility and honor.  This play is set in France in 1640, during the reign of Louis XIII.  Cyrano de Bergerac is known as the best swordsman in France, and is equally revered as a wordsmith and a quick wit.  His pride comes out in displays of courage and bravado and … Continue reading “Cyrano de Bergerac” by Edmond Rostand ★★★★★