It’s a gloomy rainy day in Wisconsin as I write this, a perfect day for reading.
Last week I mentioned that I’d downloaded Nadia Hashimi’s The Pearl That Broke Its Shell, as well as Jenny Han’s To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before.
I have to be honest, Hashimi’s book is beautiful and tragic, and, while I’m hoping for a happy ending, I find I can only listen to it in bits because the plight of the women of ...
I hope you’re reading the wonderful posts on Women’s History at Read-A-Romance this month. (You can see the full calendar of authors here.)
Like a few of the writers, two of my favorite time periods are the World War eras, though World War I seems especially heart-breaking.
After reading Beatriz Williams’ and Evangeline Holland’s wonderful posts that touched on the impact of the Great War, two books I’d had on hold on Overdrive/audio for a few weeks ...
Last weekend, I was honored to sit on a panel on romance in Chicago after viewing Laurie Kahn’s wonderful documentary, Love Between the Covers. Then I got to hang out with some of the awesome women from the Chicago RWA chapters, Windy City and Chicago North.
Spending time with other women who love to read or write romance reminds me how terrific this community can be, and how quick the trip can be to friendliness. We know how ...
Has spring weather come to your neck of the woods? It hit 70 degrees two days ago in Wisconsin. All the snow is gone, and I’m crossing my fingers that warm weather sticks for good this season.
In other news, I hope you’re following the Women’s History Month event at Read-A-Romance. I’ve added some fantastic authors to my TBR pile.
But then there’ve been so many great recent releases too!
I love Cindy Gerard and her One-Eyed Jacks ...
Are you a history fan?
If so, then I hope you also know that March is Women’s History Month.
I’ve often talked (and written) about my belief that the romance industry is arguably the most successful women’s business in history, and also that one of the reasons I love romance novels is that they make us feel more positive, optimistic, and uplifted.
One of the reasons I love historical romance (and historical women’s fiction, preferably with romantic elements ...
I just started author Weina Dai Randel’s debut novel, The Moon in the Palace, Book 1 in her Empress of Bright Moon duology, which comes out next week and is getting excellent reviews. (Book 2, The Empress of Bright Moon, comes out April 5.)
So far, it’s both lyrical and intriguing. I’ll give you an update when I’ve finished them both.
Here’s the cover copy:
“There is no easy path for a woman aspiring to power.
A concubine ...
Awesome Mr. Dumas and I made our quick weekly trek to the local Costco a couple days ago and I (of course!) took a quick peek at the book selection.
I was pleasantly surprised to find a couple of books I read when they came out a few years ago. I’m not sure why they’re making an appearance now, but I’m not going to argue—and I’ll highly recommend them again, like I did when I first discovered them. So, here ...
I’ve been away due to a death in the family, so this post has been delayed. As we head into Valentine’s Day, I wish you happy reading and a life full of romance wherever you can find it.
Some great books I’ve read in the last few weeks:
Beverly Jenkins’ recent release, Forbidden, was definitely the “it” book in late January, and for good reason. Jenkins is known for the seamless use of fascinating historical details in her ...