Review: A Lady’s Guide to Gossip and Murder (Countess of Harleigh Mystery #2) by Dianne Freeman

You all know how much I love a fun historical mystery and Kensington Publishing has a bevy  of fabulous authors to choose from. And I have read a number of them and consistently enjoy many of their authors.

So when this one came up for review, I was counting on Kensington Publishing to not let me down! This author is new to me and even though it’s the second in a series, it is only the second book so I hoped that I hadn’t missed too much by starting on book 2 rather than book 1.

The cover of this book is so bright, cheerful, and eye-catching…..I almost forgot that it was meant to be a murder mystery! Continue reading “Review: A Lady’s Guide to Gossip and Murder (Countess of Harleigh Mystery #2) by Dianne Freeman”

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Special Feature: THE ORPHAN’S SONG by Lauren Kate

I think that many of you know how much I love historical fiction by now, so when this book arrived in my mailbox I was thrilled! Isn’t that cover just to die for?! And I have been seeing this book pop up, not just on my social media, but on many different lists as one of the summers hottest historical fiction releases.

Today I am thrilled to share with all of you that THE ORPHAN’S SONG is officially out in the world and ripe for the reading. The author, Lauren Kate, is also going to be in the Portland area signing books at Powell’s Books Cedar Hills Crossing location and I am keeping my fingers crossed that I can make it up there to meet her.

But until then, here is a little info about the book everyone is talking about this summer.

A sweeping story of music and mystery that explores the vibrant world of 18th century Venice through the eyes of two gifted orphans and the transformative power of their star-crossed love. After building a successful career writing wildly popular young adult novels, including the New York Times bestselling Fallen and Teardrop series, Lauren Kate has now turned her considerable talents to her adult historical fiction debut. Continue reading “Special Feature: THE ORPHAN’S SONG by Lauren Kate”

Excerpt: Project Duchess by Sabrina Jeffries

Project Duchess
by Sabrina Jeffries

Publication Date: June 25, 2019
Zebra
eBook & Paperback; 352 Pages

Series: Duke Dynasty, Book 1
Genre: Historical Romance/Regency

 

 

From New York Times bestselling author Sabrina Jeffries comes a sparkling new series about an oft-widowed mother’s grown children, who blaze through society in their quest for the truth about their fathers . . . and in the process find that love just might conquer all . . .

A series of stepfathers and a difficult childhood have left Fletcher “Grey” Pryde, 5th Duke of Greycourt, with a guarded heart, enviable wealth, and the undeserved reputation of a rogue. Grey’s focus on expanding his dukedom allows him little time to find a wife. But when his mother is widowed yet again and he meets the charmingly unconventional woman managing his stepfather’s funeral, he’s shocked to discover how much they have in common. Still, Grey isn’t interested in love, no matter how pretty, or delightfully outspoken, the lady . . .

Beatrice Wolfe gave up on romance long ago, and the arrogant Duke of Greycourt with his rakish reputation isn’t exactly changing her mind. Then Grey agrees to assist his grief-stricken mother with her latest “project”: schooling spirited, unfashionable Beatrice for her debut. Now that Beatrice is seeing through Grey’s charms to his wounded heart, she’s having trouble keeping him at arm’s length. But once Grey starts digging into her family’s secrets, she must decide whether her loyalties lie with her family . . . or with the man whose lessons capture her heart . . .

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Review: The Poison Thread by Laura Purcell

Laura Purcell is an author who is on auto-buy for me. I read The Silent Companions last year and fell head over heels for her writing! I devoured The Silent Companions in days and lost sleep not just from staying up reading but from the creep factor as well! Such an incredible book.

I was thrilled to see that she had a new book coming out, and intact, I sent off to the UK to have this one delivered because I loved the cover so much and couldn’t wait for her latest novel! I have had my eye on this book for months and couldn’t wait to get my hands on it. It sounds delightfully creepy and gothic!

Imagine my fan girl moment when I was approached to read this book early. I couldn’t wait t start reading and in fact, put everything else aside so that I could read this one first! Can you say, excited much? Continue reading “Review: The Poison Thread by Laura Purcell”

Take Two Review: The Pearl Sister (The Seven Sisters #4) by Lucinda Riley (Audible Edition)

As I have been making my way through this series again, I was wondering how I would feel about this one again. I read it for the first time through back in early 2018, so not that long ago. The other two books I originally read a few years ago and then the third one was a first read for me.

But this one I had read not that long ago, so the story is still relatively fresh in my mind, so I was eager to see how I felt about CeCe’s story this time around.

CeCe was my least favorite of the sisters and having freshly come off of Star’s story, I was acutely aware of how much I disliked CeCe….again. Riley does have a knack for making you forget why you didn’t like a particular sister though, so I was eager for that to happen again, because frankly I just never cared for CeCe in any of the books, but especially after the third one…..but I did give it 4.5 stars the first time around, so let’s see if that rating held up this time around. Continue reading “Take Two Review: The Pearl Sister (The Seven Sisters #4) by Lucinda Riley (Audible Edition)”