Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Review: Rachael Anderson's "My Sister's Intended"


Book Description:

My Sister's Intended by Rachael Anderson


For as long as Prudence can remember, it has been understood that her sister will one day wed the eldest son of their nearest neighbor. Such an alliance will benefit both families and bring a great deal of joy to all parents involved.

Unfortunately, Prudence has never been able to feel as joyful. She believes her sister is mad to consider marrying a man she hardly knows, even if he will one day make her a countess. Titles and wealth shouldn't factor into matters of the heart, and as an aspiring romance novelist, Prudence cannot fathom how anyone could even think of settling for less than love. She certainly wouldn’t, and she doesn't want her sister to either.

Unable to stand by and do nothing, Prudence sets out to help the awkward couple discover the best in each other with the hope that they will eventually find love. What she neglected to foresee, however, was the possibility that she might fall in love with Lord Knave herself.


My Review:


It seems I say this every single time I read a novel by Rachael Anderson, but I LOVED this book! And this book was my favorite so far. The main character, Prudence, is exactly my kind of gal, and not just because she dreams of writing a sweet romance. Lord Knave was definitely a swoon-worthy guy in looks and manners and he sees Prudence for who she is and falls in love with her because of it. I'm not going to spoil the ending, but it was perfect. The way the couple handled the situation at the end made me insanely happy. Read this book! You will love it!




My Sister's Intended

by Rachael Anderson

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Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Review: Ashes on the Moor by Sarah M. Eden


Book Description:

Ashes on the Moor [A Proper Romance] by Sarah M. Eden


The life of an impoverished schoolteacher is not one Evangeline Blake would have chosen for herself. Torn from her home and her beloved sister and sent to work in the gritty factory town of Smeatley, Evangeline must prove herself to her grandfather, a man who values self-reliance above all else, before he will grant her access to her inheritance. Raised to be a lady of refinement, she hasn't any of the skills necessary to manage on her own nor does she have the first idea how to be a teacher. But failure means never being with her sister again.

Alone and overwhelmed, she turns to the one person in town who seems to know how she feels—Dermot McCormick, an Irish brick mason who is as far from home and as out of place as she is. Despite the difference in their classes and backgrounds, Evangeline and Dermot's tentative friendship deepens and grows. Her determination and compassion slowly earn her the faith and confidence of the skeptical residents of Smeatley, who become like the family she has lost.

But when a secret from her past comes to light, Evangeline faces an impossible choice: seize the opportunity to reclaim her former life and rejoin her sister or fight for the new life she has struggled to build for herself—a life that includes Dermot.

Ashes on the Moor is the inspiring love story of one Victorian woman's courage to fight against all odds, and the man whose quiet strength gives her the confidence to keep trying.


My Review:


I have to be honest that sweet contemporary romances are my favorite, but if I'm in the mood for historical that's not regency, Sarah M. Eden's books satisfy that craving, and Ashes on the Moor did not disappoint. I love how Eden is able to teach me things about history without me feeling like I was in school. Like the main character, Evangeline, Eden makes it fun to learn by reading what stories that speak to my heart.

I found the character of Evangeline, a smart and independent woman, refreshing and strong. Dermot is amazing and one of my favorite heroes. I love the balance of his softer, protective side shown to both Evangeline and Ronan, and his sense of humor and hard work. And little Ronan... ahh.

Wonderful characters, interesting setting, and a perfect lesson of independence, persistence, and priority. This book is sweet and perfect for anyone looking for an escape back in time.




Ashes on the Moor

A Proper Romance by Sarah M. Eden

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Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Review: "Check Me Out" by Becca Wilhite


Book Description:

Check Me Out [A Proper Romance] by Becca Wilhite


Greta loves her job as assistant librarian. She loves her best friend, Will, the high school civics teacher and debate coach. She even loves her mother despite her obvious disappointment that Greta is still single.

Then she meets Mac in the poetry section of the library, and she is smitten. Mac is heart-stoppingly gorgeous and showers her with affection, poetic text messages, and free hot chocolate at the local cafe where he works. The only problem is that he seems to be a different person in his texts that in his face-to-face conversation.

When the Franklin Library is threatened with closure, Greta leaps into action. She arranges for a "battle of the bands" book jam, hosts a book signing by a famous author, and finally, stages a protest that raises more than a few eyebrows.

Through it all, she slowly realizes that it is Will, not Mac, who she turns to for support and encouragement. Mac has the looks; Will has the heart. How can she choose between them?

Check Me Out is a contemporary romance—with just a hint of Cyrano de Bergerac—that reminds us to never judge a book by its cover.


My Review:


So much fun! I absolutely loved this book! This was my first time reading a Becca Wilhite book, but it definitely won't be the last! It starts with an adorable cover, and from the first page doesn't disappoint. I, personally, want to move into the old library the main character wants to save. I loved the description, and the situation was believable. What made it fun was the hint of Cyrano de Bergerac. I loved Wilhite's twist on the classic tale, and her humor was refreshing and fun. Some may not like how the character acted, but I feel it was honest and showed a beautiful arc in her development. A fabulous and fun read!

So glad there are authors out there who write clean, fun stories like this!





Check Me Out

A Proper Romance by Becca Wilhite

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