Excerpt: A Completing of the Watsons by Rose Servitova

One of my favorite authors in all of English Literature is of course, Jane Austen. She is the definition of classic if you ask me. She always writes timeless love stories and memorable but also relatable heroines.

Because she is such a popular author, many contemporaries have admired her so much that they put their own modern spin and style to their Austen retellings.

In this book, Servitova brings her own wit and humor to this lovely retelling and I am thrilled to be able to share an excerpt with you guys here! Continue reading “Excerpt: A Completing of the Watsons by Rose Servitova”

Review: The Viscount and the Vicar’s Daughter by Mimi Matthews

I have been being reading all of Mimi Matthews books in the last few weeks. I read her holiday book, A Holiday by Gaslight, last fall/winter and loved it but just didn’t get around to reading her other books.

Flash forward to the spring, I was asked by a longtime blogger friend if I would participate in the book tour for Matthews latest book, The Work of Art. I was so glad to put this book on my calendar and looked forward to reading it.

I burned through it and then was left wanting more Matthews! Since then I have read the two books in her Parish Orphans of Devon series, and decided to read her other two independent books immediately following. Continue reading “Review: The Viscount and the Vicar’s Daughter by Mimi Matthews”

Review: The Work of Art by Mimi Matthews

At Christmas, I had the privilege of reading Mimi Matthews’ holiday novella, Holiday by Gaslight, and absolutely adored it. I read it in like one sitting and often thought about what a great story it was.

I wanted desperately to pick up her other books, but that the time I just couldn’t fit them in. Since then she has become a USA Today Best Selling Author, and I continue to see people raving about her books all over my social media.

When this  book came up for review, I didn’t have room for it, but I knew I just had to work it in somehow. I remembered reading the holiday book so quickly that I hoped that would be the case for this one. Boy am I glad I made room for this one, even though I had to aggressively read a few of my other books, working this one in was absolutely worth it! Continue reading “Review: The Work of Art by Mimi Matthews”

Review: An Artless Demise (Lady Darby Mystery #7) by Anna Lee Huber

Lady Darby has been a favorite heroine of mine for some time now. I only recently discovered the series a couple of years ago, but from the moment I started reading The Anatomist’s Wife, I was completely in love with her character.

Reviewing this book was a no brainer. I have loved watching this series evolve and progress, shifting from mystery, to romantic suspense, and back to more mystery and I have loved every single book. Plus Huber is a wonderful writer with many of her books ranking highly on my recommended list!

I have recommended all of her books to everyone I know and have loved seeing friends and family fall in love not only with Lady Darby but with Verity Kent as well! Each could be read as a stand alone book in my opinion as the author does a great job orientating the reader within the story and the character backstories, so if you have your eye on this book but haven’t read the others, don’t fret you won’t be horribly lost. Continue reading “Review: An Artless Demise (Lady Darby Mystery #7) by Anna Lee Huber”

Review: Murder at Half Moon Gate (A Wrexford & Sloane Mystery #2) by Andrea Penrose

Last year I had the pleasure of reviewing the first book in a new series, Murder on Black Swan Lane, which was an exciting first book. I was anxious to read the next book and was thrilled to finally see it on Netgalley!

In the first book, I loved getting to know the protagonist, Lord Wrexford and Mrs Slone. While each had something that I liked independently, the thing I loved most about them was the chemistry. This book would no doubt capitalize on that chemistry.

When Lord Wrexford discovers the body of a gifted inventor in a dark London alley, he promptly alerts the watchman and lets the authorities handle the matter. But Wrexford soon finds himself drawn into the murder investigation when the inventor’s widow begs for his assistance, claiming the crime was not a random robbery. Continue reading “Review: Murder at Half Moon Gate (A Wrexford & Sloane Mystery #2) by Andrea Penrose”