I’ve been waiting to read Lisa Kleypas’ Devil in Spring since I heard it was coming. Combining her current Ravenel series with the Wallflowers is a stroke of brilliance—and since one of my all-time favorite romance couples is Sebastian and Evie – and this one matches their son Gabriel with the quirky entrepreneur Pandora Ravenel – I simply had to read it!
Kleypas is a reigning Queen of Romance and she rarely disappoints. But one of many things ...
I don’t read a lot of Young Adult/New Adult books, but I’ve become a fan of Huntley Fitzpatrick.
I think I’ve read all of her books now (and hope a new one is coming out soon!).
I just finished What I Thought Was True, and I invite you all to read it!
Sometimes, with YA, I feel that the storylines are too angsty or “young” for adults to relate to, but there are some real gems out ...
There are many reasons to love romance novels, and, as a happily married woman for over twenty years, one of mine is that I love the sense of “new beginnings” I can get through a romance novel.
Since I plan on living a long, happy life with Matt, and I know we’ll die peacefully in bed next to each other at a ripe old age ;o), I don’t expect to have any more first dates or first kisses; any more ...
Hi romance friends!
It’s the last week of January (quite a month in every arena, at least in the Dumas home), so I thought I’d check in with my reviewer friends!
Last November you may recall I had weekly “Best of 2016” posts with PJ Ausdenmore, Scandie from Scandalicious, librarian Lynn Wall, and SOS Aloha.
I touched base with them last week to see if they had any recommendations for recent books they’ve read and here’s what they have to ...
As some of you know, I was in DC this past week for my father-in-law’s funeral.
I lived in the DC area for twenty years before we moved to Wisconsin 11 years ago, so my husband—who hadn’t been back in ten years (I was there for a quick trip in 2014 for a conference, but didn’t have time to socialize or see the sights)—and I took some time to catch up with friends and wander around.
So many people make New Year’s Resolutions to start the year, but for the second January in a row, I’ll be contemplating memories and saying good-byes.
My husband lost his father this week.
There’s a lot of emotion to visit, of course, though he suffered from memory issues and so, in many ways, his family has said their long good-byes for years now.
I have a long drive from Wisconsin to DC in front of me, and I’m ...
I’m writing from a very warm Orlando FL where I am attending a (non-book related) conference with my husband. Believe me when I say it feels surreal to be wandering around in shorts and sandals! I boarded the plane in Madison at 25 degrees with at least 4 inches of accumulated snow on the ground—and landed to a sunny 85. (Not looking forward to the forecast of 11 when we get home on Friday.) At first giddy ...
As I prepare for another year to roll in, I thought I’d share some of my favorite reads and new discoveries from 2016.
Some of you may know this has been a bit of a tumultuous year for me, but I was blessed to travel to a number of conferences, including RT, RWA, Chicago North’s Spring Fling, and two international romance reader celebrations—Berlin’s LoveLetter Conference and the first ever Paris Romance Novel Festival.
2016 was the year I ...