In two days we’ll honor those who fought and served to keep our country and our freedoms safe through decades of war. If you’re a fan of WWI and WWII fiction, this is a great time to be a reader, since there seems to be a surge of titles with these themes.
I’ve (loved and) written about some of them:
Pam Jenoff’s The Orphan’s Tale (which I’ve also personally hand-sold to about five Costco customers); Susan Wiggs’ Map of ...
It’s a great season for historical romance, and this month saw the release of some awesome books!
Elizabeth Hoyt rounded up her Maiden Lane series (sniff, sniff) with Duke of Desire, and as intense a hero and storyline as ever, but as usual she balanced it out with a little humor.
The book starts with a kidnapped Lady Iris facing the Lords of Chaos. When one of them drags her away from the rest of them, his intention is to ...
We’re moving swiftly into autumn territory here in Madison, and the beautiful fall foliage always makes me smile.
I grew up in El Paso, TX—smack dab in the middle of the Chihuahua desert—where very few deciduous trees grow. There was one type in my neighborhood (not natural to the area, I would guess) that would turn a bright yellow and then fall, so for a few weeks we’d have an ocean of yellow leaves in the streets. I never experienced ...
Up in Wisconsin we’ve had our first taste of fall weather this week—crisp and cool, with the promise of coming frost—but now we’re headed back into a sunny seventy degree stretch.
Spring and fall are so fickle, aren’t they?
I was hoping to draw your attention to some great Halloween reads that release this year, but I confess I haven’t had much time to read many, and when I did a recent search, I found a number of ...
Oh wow, too many great titles out this month!
I’m almost finished with Sherry Thomas’ second Charlotte Holmes/Sherlock Holmes book, A Conspiracy in Belgravia and it’s just fabulous (full disclosure, Sherry Thomas sent me the audio CDs because I couldn’t get them from the audio publisher, but anyone who knows me knows I love everything she writes and this one just underlines why she’s a fave).
Being shunned by society gives Charlotte Holmes the time and freedom to ...
Since last week’s post was about the miserable NYT “romance coverage,” I thought I’d let you know that Radhika Jones wrote a (tone deaf) response. You can read it here.
I’m not going to say anything about it other than to note that the *comments* are great.
So let’s talk great books!
I’ve had my eye on Emma Chase’s recent Royals series, so I was thrilled when I saw that my library had Royally Endowed on Overdrive.
The New York Times Book Review finally has a Romance piece.
Well, I should say, another romance piece. I had one once. You can read it here. It was short and actually reviewed the books on their merits, as opposed to filtering them through my own idea of their merits that hinged on my condescending attitude toward the genre, and a fundamental disrespect, apparently, toward women in general and especially toward women who read romance.
I really don’t ...
One of the great wonders of the Internet is meeting new friends and discovering people who love the same books you do. (This has been especially empowering for people who read romance, hasn’t it? Since so often the people in our everyday lives emphatically do not read romance and are only to happy to let us know this.)
For me, my love of romance has opened up a whole wide world of books, authors, and readers, and I have discovered ...