Tuesday, July 26, 2016

A Heart Most Certain by Melissa Jagears

What is the difference between an upright moral woman who marries simply for financial gain and the prostitute who sells her body for money? Melissa Jagears' A heart Most Certain tells the story of one such woman, Lydia King. Lydia is almost engaged to Sebastian Little, the mayor's son. Once married she will want for nothing, except love. Nicholas Lowe is a miserly man who refuses to help fund the Moral Society. It is up to Lydia to prove her worth to the Littles by getting a donation from Mr. Lowe.
The story is strong, with interesting , well-developed characters. I am glad to see that it is the first in a series of books. I look forward to visiting the town of Teaville again.
I was given this book by netgalley.com for review purposes. All thoughts are my own.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

To Follow Her Heart by Rebecca DeMarino

To Follow Her Heart by Rebecca DeMarino is the third and final book in the Southold Chronicles. The story loosely follows the history of the author's family as they settled Long Island in the 1600's. This novel focuses on Patience Terry and her longing to marry Jeremy Horton sea captain. I love the way Ms. DeMarino brings history to life. Her love of history is quite evident in all of the small details and I really enjoyed the recipes she included. I also enjoyed the scripture that she used throughout the book. Reading this novel was bittersweet as I got to enjoy time with characters from her previous two books, but I had to face the fact that this was the last visit I would have to Southold. I look forward to Ms. DeMarino's next book whatever the subject may be.
I was given this book by the author in exchange for my honest opinion. All thoughts are my own.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

A Lady of Esteem by Kristi Ann Hunter

For being a novella, A Lady of Esteem packs one heck of a story into those few pages. I loved the story and the characters. I usually do not like novellas, but this one is definitely a keeper. If you love Regency, you will love Kristi Ann Hunter;s books. So grab an iced tea and settle in for a good read!

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Sunday, July 17, 2016

Hold Me Close by Margeurite Gray a review

Hold Me Close was slow to engage me, but once I got into the book I loved it. It is primarily the story of an unattached young Frenchman who moves to Charles Town SC during the days leading up to the Revolutionary War. He is firm in his intentions to remain neutral but finds that everyone must determine for himself what is right.
This book has something for everyone, romance, and intrigue as you try to determine who can be trusted. The characters are well developed and I found myself trying to recall my high-school French in order to follow a few of the conversations. I loved the descriptions of the houses and menus. The only downside for me is waiting for the next book to come out as this one ends in a cliffhanger.
I was given this book by the author in exchange for my honest opinion. All thoughts are my own.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

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Tuesday, July 12, 2016


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Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Bride Of A Distant Isle by Sandra Byrd

Mystery and suspense mixed with romance on the Coast of England. Illegitimate and dependent on her cousin's good graces, Annabel Ashton awaits her fate in her cousin's house. She is further ostracized by her mixed heritage. She only has a home as long as she is useful to Edward, her cousin.
I really enjoyed Bride of a Distant Isle, the plot was very engaging and the characters were quite realistic. I enjoyed the historical aspects of the book and Sandra's love of historical Eland was quite evident throughout the book. I hope there will be another book in the Daughters of Hampshire series.
I was given this book by the author in exchange for my honest opinion.

Sunday, July 3, 2016

An Elegant Façade by Kristi Ann Hunter

An Elegant Façade is the sequel to A Noble Masquerade and It is even better in my opinion. The first few chapters retell A Noble Masquerade from Lady Georgina's point of view, I have to admit that at first I did not care for Lady Georgina, but she quickly grew on me. I loved the storyline and the characters feel like old friends. I already miss them. This book contains romance as it takes place during the London social season and Lady Georgina is husband hunting, but she also carries a secret that she would rather die than reveal.
I was given this book by netgalley.com in exchange for my honest opinion.