Monday, September 21, 2015

The Lost Heiress by Roseanna M. White

     I fell in love with the cover for The Lost Heiress way back when it first became available for pre-order. I waited with great anticipation to open the book and settle in for a fabulous read, I was not disappointed. Brook lives with the with the Grimaldi's in Monaco and although she was not born to them, she was raised as a Princess. She is spirited and full of life. Brook and her friend Justin seem perfect for each other, but they are so afraid of ruining their friendship, that they are afraid to admit they love each other.
     All of the characters are strong and pairing them with a great storyline, caused the book to fly. Brook is definitely a woman ahead of her time. She does things that should cause scandal, but it works for her.Brook reunites with her birth family and then walks a virtual tightrope trying to decide who is on her side and who is the enemy.
The Lost Heiress can be listed under several genres, Historical fiction, Romance and suspense.
I am drooling to get my hands on The Reluctant Duchess, book number two in The Ladies Of The Manor series. I can see that I need to make a space on my keeper shelves for Roseanna White.
I was given this book by the author in exchange for my honest opinion. all thoughts are entirely my own.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Daughters of the Heart by Caryl McAdoo

Daughters Of The Heart was the first book I have read by Caryl McAdoo. I did not realize that it was book 5 until I was into the book. While I did enjoy the laughter and joy of an over-protective dad and his teenage daughters, the book would have made more sense had I read the first four.
That being said, I liked the story well enough that I am going to go back and read the first four.The family is totally charming, and well armed :)
I find myself wanting to know how they arrived at this point in their lives.The characters are well written and I find myself wondering what they are up to when I have closed my kindle for the evening. it is truly the sign of a good book that you long for more.
I was given this book for review by celebrate lit.All thoughts and opinions are my own and I was not required to express any opinion.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

The Butterfly and The Violin by Christy Cambron

   Kristy Cambron's the Butterfly and the Violin is one of the best books I have read this year. I was quickly drawn in by the story and loved the story within a story format. Sera James and William Hanover live in modern times. She is a Manhattan art dealer and he is the CEO of his family's corporation.They are both searching for the same portrait, each for their own reason. Their search uncovers the love story of  Adele Von Bron, Austrian aristocrat and Vladimir Nicolai a Jew.
   I loved the romance and self sacrifice of the story. The word pictures create an image of the fear endures by all who opposed Hitler and his minions. The story although fictitious had a realistic, this may really have happened feel to it and I had trouble setting it aside to keep up with my household chores. I wanted to discover Adele and Vladimir's story as much as Sera and William did.
    I hope you settle in for a weekend read and become as enthralled as I did.