Posts Tagged With: romance

Book Review: Out of the Embers

First, before I delve into my book review, I want to dive into my past for a moment.

Have you ever felt that sickening sensation that someone is watching you?  Growing up, for more than a year, every time I rode my bike down one road not far from my house, I got the weird feeling that someone was watching me. It gave me the heebie-geebies…

On a separate issue, a few days ago, I posted a story about three family members who were adversely impacted by fire…

By now, you are probably asking yourself, why is she bringing up past memories and fires in the family tree in a book review? Here’s why…

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Book Review: Dearly Beloved

In between Shakespeare and statistical analyses, Austen and annual reports, I indulge in historical romances. I especially relish reads whose heroines are spirited, steely-spined, softhearted survivors. And when it comes to strong women, author Mary Jo Putney always delivers.

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Book Review: Earl to the Rescue

Recently, I read Jane Ashford’s Earl to the Rescue, a refurbished version of the author’s first book Gwendeline, published in 1980.

Earl to the Rescue tells the tale of 18-year old Gwendeline Gregory, whose parents have recently died. The book opens with Gwendeline’s childhood home being sold to pay creditors. She has packed her meager belongings and is planning for an uncertain future.

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Book Review: The Poppy Field

Two women, separated by 100 years, living remarkably similar lives…

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Book Review: Katie’s Highlander

SHHHH… Don’t tell anyone, but I have a secret.  I. Read. Romances. (Shocking, I know.) Even in my college years, when I was submerged in Shakespeare and other classic literature, dog-eared romances were always close at hand. (That “happily ever after” gets me every time.)

I am also a sci-fi/fantasy geek. So, anytime a romance novel includes time-travel, I’m all in. Finally, because I am an avid genealogist (as evidenced by this blog), I prefer historical romance to contemporary. And if a romance is set in one of my ancestral homelands, more the better.

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