Book Review: Romancing Mister Bridgerton by Julia Quinn

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Series: The Bridgertons #4
Published: 2002
Genre: Historical Romance
Format: Kindle
Pages: 370
Source: Purchased
Dates Read: August 11, 2018 – February 6, 2019
Grade: B+
Synopsis: Penelope Featherington has secretly adored her best friend’s brother for . . . well, it feels like forever. After half a lifetime of watching Colin Bridgerton from afar, she thinks she knows everything about him, until she stumbles across his deepest secret . . . and fears she doesn’t know him at all.

Colin Bridgerton is tired of being thought nothing but an empty-headed charmer, tired of everyone’s preoccupation with the notorious gossip columnist Lady Whistledown, who can’t seem to publish an edition without mentioning him in the first paragraph.

But when Colin returns to London from a trip aboard, he discovers nothing in his life is quite the same, especially Penelope Featherington, the girl haunting his dreams!

And when he discovers that Penelope has secrets of her own, this elusive bachelor must decide . . . is she his biggest threat, or his promise of a happy ending?

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Book Review: 1066 by David Howarth

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1066: The Year of the Conquest by David Howarth
Published: 1977
Genre: History, Nonfiction
Format: Paperback
Pages: 208
Source: Purchased
Dates Read: January 12-31, 2019
Grade: B+
Synopsis: Everyone knows 1066 as the date of the Norman invasion and conquest of England. But how many of us can place that event in the context of the entire dramatic year in which it took place? From the death of Edward the Confessor in early January to the Christmas coronation of Duke William of Normandy, there is an almost uncanny symmetry, as well as a relentlessly exciting surge, of events leading to and from Hastings. Continue reading “Book Review: 1066 by David Howarth”

Book Review: The Witch Doesn’t Burn in This One by Amanda Lovelace

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The Witch Doesn’t Burn in This One by Amanda Lovelace
Published: 2018
Genre: Poetry
Format: Paperback
Pages: 192
Source: Library
Date Read: January 17, 2019
Grade: B+
Synopsis: The witch: supernaturally powerful, inscrutably independent, and now—indestructible. These moving, relatable poems encourage resilience and embolden women to take control of their own stories. Enemies try to judge, oppress, and marginalize her, but the witch doesn’t burn in this one. Continue reading “Book Review: The Witch Doesn’t Burn in This One by Amanda Lovelace”

Book Review: Ten Days with the Highlander by Hayson Manning

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Ten Days with the Highlander by Hayson Manning
Published: 2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Format: Kindle
Pages: 198
Source: Own
Date Read: January 9, 2019
Grade: B+
Goodreads Synopsis: Go-getter Georgia Paxton has ten days to acquire a quaint hotel in the Scottish Highlands for her travel accommodation company before she’s off on her next grand adventure. Too bad the sexy, broody Scot who owns the place is dead against the idea…and that she’s in very real danger of losing their little bet to see who can convince whom first.

There’s no way Callum MacGregor is going to let the gorgeous American turn his tiny hometown over to bored tourists looking to satisfy their Outlander fantasies. He only has ten days to convince her to slow down and see the magic of the town and its people. If he succeeds, he won’t have to run her out of the county. But if he fails, Georgia might run off with his heart.

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Book Review: Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost

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Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost
Published: 2007
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Format: Kindle
Pages: 359
Source: Library
Dates Read: January 3-7, 2019
Grade: B+
Synopsis: Half-human, half-vampire Cat Crawfield is seeking revenge for her mother by hunting down and killing every vampire she encounters — until she meets one she can’t beat…eventually forming an alliance with him to track down a ruthless rapist and murderer along with his gang of cronies. Together, she and Bones must work and train together for their mission, but can Cat overcome her prejudice against vampires and make this alliance work? Continue reading “Book Review: Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost”