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From evenings at Almack’s to carriage rides in Hyde Park, this Season will contain many pleasures—and a few surprises

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A body has washed ashore. Along with her past.

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Society’s most exclusive invitation...

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With her signature charm and sense of humor, bestselling author Helena Hunting creates a novel about love, family, and second chances

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A young woman with a complicated past finds herself fighting for her life in Alexandra Ivy’s thrilling novel of secrets, murder, and riveting romantic suspense . . .


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The Sisters of Sea View
by Julie Klassen
"The Joys of having Sisters"
Posted December 4, 2022

THE SISTERS OF SEA VIEW is Julie Klassen's latest title. Julie is new to me author and what made me read and review this book was the setting and premise of the book, especially the time period. It is set in the early 1800's, no Read more...

The Banned Bookshop of Maggie Banks
by Shauna Robinson
"The underground bookseller -- what a delight!"
Posted October 28, 2022

THE BANNED BOOKSHOP OF MAGGIE BANKS, written by Shauna Robinson. Shauna is a new to me author, what attracted me to read this story is the bookshop in the title. Trust me a bookshop book story is always fun to read as its increases the pleasure, satisfaction of every Read more...

The Littlest Library
by Poppy Alexander
"A charming book box"
Posted September 17, 2022

Poppy Alexander is a new-to-me author and I enjoyed this story of hers. THE LITTLEST LIBRARY is set in England in a small village. The story follows the life of Jess, a librarian by profession, as she moves away Read more...

With Neighbors Like This
by Tracy Goodwin
"Mommy and the Game of Gnomes"
Posted August 17, 2022

WITH NEIGHBORS LIKE THIS, for me, falls under the Friends to Lovers/ Single Mom Hot Neighbor trope/sub-category.

To be honest, I was expecting something of a romantic suspense style of story, though this story is not. WITH NEIGHBORS LIKE THIS is the story of Read more...

The Manhattan Girls
by Gill Paul
"Modern Day Sex and the City, Not Really!"
Posted August 16, 2022

The Manhattan Girls by Gill Paul, is a historical story set in the early 20s of Manhattan, NYC. A time of Prohibition, a time when people were still seeing residual effects of WW1 in their personal lives. This is my first time reading a Gill Paul novel Read more...

The Messy Lives of Book People
by Phaedra Patrick
"A Beautiful mess"
Posted June 25, 2022

THE MESSY LIVES OF BOOK PEOPLE by Phaedra Patrick is all about the lives of a writer, author, and storyteller aka Book People. Writing, storytelling, and bringing new worlds for the reader to imagine and get lost in is a messy job.

Representing this mess are bestselling

The Secret Life of Albert Entwistle
by Matt Cain
"An Open Secret"
Posted May 26, 2022

THE SECRET LIFE OF ALBERT ENTWISTLE by Matt Cain, simply put, tells us the story of a queer person born and growing up in England in the 60s. The story follows the life of Albert Entwistle Read more...

Blame It on the Brontes
by Annie Sereno
"Good old fashioned swoony second chance story"
Posted May 4, 2022

Annie Sereno is a new to me author. I picked up this title as I absolutely loved the title and summary.

BLAME IT ON THE BRONTES follows the story of Athena Murphy and Read more...

Book Lovers
by Emily Henry
"A delightful Book Lovers Fairytale set in the publishing industry"
Posted April 29, 2022

BOOK LOVERS is Emily Henry's latest book, you may know from her previous popular titles such as BEACH READ, PEOPLE WE MEET ON VACATION amongst other, earlier Young Adult titles.

In BOOK

This Day
by Blanka Lipinska
"Continuing the story that's the basis for a popular Netflix film..."
Posted December 9, 2021

I picked up THIS DAY by Blanka Lipinska purely to know what happens next, having watched the popular Netflix movie, 365 days, which is the basis of the first book in this trilogy by the Read more...

The Christmas Escape
by Sarah Morgan
"The Christmas Escape or Trap"
Posted October 24, 2021

The Christmas Escape is the latest title from Sarah Morgan who has moved a bit away from pure romance to more family, friendship themed stories in recent years; which I enjoy and love as much as I did her Romance - Harlequin ones.


The Heart Principle
by Helen Hoang
"The Heart wants what it wants"
Posted August 26, 2021

THE HEART PRINCIPLE is the third book in The Kiss Quotient series by Helen Hoang. I've all three of these books and feel that readers can enjoy each of Read more...

Incense and Sensibility
by Sonali Dev
"Modern day retelling of our beloved Austen characters"
Posted June 24, 2021

INCENSE AND SENSIBILITY, part of a series, modern-day retelling of the lives of the siblings from the much-loved Pride and Prejudice.

The siblings in this series, are of the Raje family, royalty in India and a white Read more...

by Nora Roberts
"Legacy - What we are made of."
Posted June 21, 2021

LEGACY is the story of Adriana Rizzo and her family's legacy. A legacy made up of equally good as well as bad parts of her whole family. Adriana Rizzo is a wellness, fitness video content creator in the story, following in the footsteps of her mother Read more...

And Now You're Back
by Jill Mansell
"Second chance love for a fun light-hearted read"
Posted June 11, 2021

AND NOW YOU'RE BACK by Jill Mandell is a second chance romance. The lead couple Didi and Shay first meet when they are just teens on the verge of adulthood. A passionate affair of six months followed by a painful breakup is their start until they meet again Read more...

The Road Trip
by Beth O'Leary
"Road trip Shenanigans"
Posted June 2, 2021

Addie and Dylan are the lead couple, who are exes at the start of the story. The story starts with them meeting on the highway on their way to Scotland for a common friend's wedding. They started their trips in separate cars however an accident makes it an Read more...

The Last Bookshop in London
by Madeline Martin
"Magic of books in the Big Smoke"
Posted April 4, 2021

At the brink of Second World War there's low key chaos and preparations going on in London. Amid chaos and sandbags everywhere, two young women set foot in the Big smoke hoping for a bright future. 

They aspire to live and work hard in the Read more...

Sparks Like Stars
by Nadia Hashimi
"Of Love and Family, a beautiful story set in new and old countries"
Posted February 23, 2021

There are not many authors who write fiction set in Afghanistan, who present to us the lyrical beauty, warmth of its people, cultural richness; not by omitting but by also, telling us about the war ravaging the country, the rot settling in its foundations via its own and foreign Read more...

The Restoration of Celia Fairchild
by Marie Bostwick
"Restoring power of Friendship amidst uncertainties"
Posted February 21, 2021

The Restoration of Celia Fairchild is set partly in New York and moves to the southern city of Charleston. The protagonist is Celia Fairchild who unwillingly, after a long stint in the Big Apple, returns home to Charleston.

I love stories set in the south

Crazy Stupid Bromance
by Lyssa Kay Adams
"An easy-breezy read!"
Posted October 22, 2020

CRAZY STUPID BROMANCE is the type of story which made me think it is "Chick Lit with role reversal." Or Dude Lit! Let me tell you why I think so.

CRAZY

Bharti C

Avid reader, Book blogger.

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