Thursday, July 30, 2020

Where I Belong

This is a fun Cinderella retelling.

I liked how Jane comes into Cameron's life. His horrific bride-to-be hires her to clean his house.

Jane is a down-to-earth girl. Cameron is full of surprises.

There's plenty of plot twists to keep the story lively and interesting.

A clean and wholesome romance. A satisfying read.


When Jane dresses up for the gala event of the year, she wonders if Cameron is truly a Prince Charming to her Cinderella.

USA Today bestselling author Heather B. Moore welcomes you to Pine Valley!

Jane Morris makes a living cleaning the houses of the wealthy residents of Pine Valley, and she tries hard not to judge their extravagant lifestyles. But when one of her clients goes through a devastating breakup with his fiancĂ©, Jane finds herself in the middle of his emotional mess. She wants to help him, but Cameron Vance is a man she could easily lose her heart to. Yet, Jane agrees to be his date to the charity event of the year, organized by Cameron’s mother. But the magical night shows Jane that if she’s a Cinderella, then Cameron is definitely a candidate for Prince Charming.

Thursday, July 23, 2020

The Magnolia Inn

This is a wonderful story of friendship and new beginnings with a romantic thread. But the women and their progress is the real gem here.

Told from both Clementine's and Maggie's points of view, you learn of their heartaches and failures. Also how a small town can be a place of healing and transformation.

I'm looking forward to reading more in this series.


A story about new friendships, a forgotten Book Club, and finding what you didn't know you needed. 

Welcome to Magnolia

Maggie is thirty-six, recently divorced and embarrassingly unemployed. With a bank account nearing zero she does the only thing she can think of: make a business proposition to her gorgeous and successful estranged mother. 
To Maggie’s utter surprise, her mother agrees. Any funds she can create off the sale of the dilapidated family inn on the island of Magnolia would be hers to invest. 
So Maggie packs her few belongings and heads off to Rhode Island to make her dreams come true. 
Clementine has been stuck in Magnolia her whole life. The moment her father was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s she knew she could never leave. And it was unrealistic for her to rely on her older brother, Archer, who can't seem to outrun the ghosts of his past. 
So when Maggie blows into town, both Clementine and Archer find themselves intrigued by the new move-in.
When they stumble upon an old photograph of Maggie’s grandmother buried up in the attic, Maggie can’t help but be drawn to a woman she’s never met. In an attempt to feel closer to a family she never knew, a book club is revitalized.  
The Red Stilettos Book Club. 
What starts out as an act of desperation, soon becomes exactly what the women of Magnolia island were looking for, a sisterhood. 

Thursday, July 16, 2020

Maiden in the Tower

Ms. Kimball has created a charming romance based on Rapunzel.

The plot is full of twists and turns. The characters are wonderful in their interactions and have well developed inner and outer conflicts.

I loved Lisette's innocence and Gerry's delight in seeing the world through her eyes.

I'd be delighted to read the rest of the series.


He's the first man she's ever met. She's the exact opposite of the woman he's supposed to marry.
Lisette Hunt has been hidden away her entire life, with nothing but a large window up in the cottage turret to give her a glimpse of the outside world. Until Gerry Worthington stumbles into her garden in search of his runaway dog. 
As a second son, Gerry has never seen the need to take life too seriously. Less than pleased with his frivolity, his mother orders him to marry a woman of means and banishes him to his family’s small, rundown estate. Unfortunately, innocent and penniless Lisette is the very opposite of what he needs.
But Gerry cannot resist the mystery surrounding Lisette, and soon he can no longer resist Lisette and her endearing peculiarity. As Gerry slowly opens Lisette’s eyes to a larger world, she begins to open her heart to him. However, when Gerry uncovers the truth about who Lisette really is, it may cost them a chance at happiness together.

Thursday, July 9, 2020

A Man Worth Shaving For

I'm a long-time fan of Ms. Pennington and have enjoyed her growth as a writer over time.

This is my favorite book she's written so far. I truly think romantic comedy is where her genius lies and shines. I hope she continues to write in this genre. I want to read more.

I thought the premise of the book was humorous and delightful. The writing was clever. The character's were awesome. I loved having a heroine with curves and the challenges and perks of being so. Every woman, regardless of size, has insecurities about her body. And Ms. Pennington used them to connect the reader to the heroine.

The chemistry was great and kept to kissing. The bedroom scene had me laughing, though the first chapter was even funnier.

Was Logan a man worthy of the shaving list? Read and find out.


Our goodnight kiss should have been goodbye.

We meant it to be.
But Monday morning there was Logan Jennings, in my office, deciding the fate of the company I love...and my job.
I never should have said the things I said or let myself feel the things I felt because connections like this don't just go away. Even when you desperately need them to.
In two weeks, he'll be gone, and nothing will ever be the same.

Thursday, July 2, 2020

An Unexpected Bride

I know when I pick up a book by Ms. Newbold, that I'm in for a treat.

The writing is solid, the conflict strong, the characters engaging, the pace perfect, and the romance sigh-worthy.

I kept looking for moments in my day when I could find a minutes to read a few pages, brushing my teeth or stretching my legs.

If you want a proper romance, then pick up any book by Ms. Newbold.


When a missing lady returns to Brighton, all she wants is to protect her child. Can a marriage of convenience with an honorable gentleman save them both?

Eleanor Claridge had it all. A family that loved her, a secret romance with a handsome soldier, and a beautiful home in the seaside town of Brighton. Abducted and taken to Scotland under the ruse of a happy elopement, Eleanor was forced to marry the wicked man she had once loved. Widowed and alone, she flees on the first coach back to Brighton with her young son, vowing never to marry or trust another man again.

Henry Beaumont, by all opinions of society, was meant to be a vicar. After inheriting an estate, he finds his life of a gentleman boring, bleak, and without purpose. When he meets the missing Claridge girl on her journey back to Brighton, he is drawn to protecting Eleanor, her son, and their many secrets.

When Eleanor's reputation and the safety of her child are questioned, she has no choice but to enter into a marriage of convenience with Henry, whose kindness and inviting blue eyes leave her questioning if love is such a dreadful notion after all. Can she learn to open her heart again? Or will the secrets of her past catch up with her before she has the chance?