Rachel Gibson’s The Art of Running In Heels released last week, and if you missed it, I highly recommend you find it! It’s delightful. (You can read the Kirkus review here.)
The book is her first revisit in years to her wildly popular Chinooks hockey series, and it’s also a totally satisfying romantic arc for Lexie Kowalsky, daughter of John Kowalsky and Georgeanne Howard, the main characters of Simply Irresistible, the first book of the series and her first book ...
As we head into the last few days of the year, I wanted to talk about some great books from this year.
I have a hard time saying “best books” because to be honest, I don’t get to read or listen to all the books I want. I don’t get to choose most of the books I actually read, and I don’t have access to the audio for all the books I’d like to listen to, that I don’t get ...
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Romance novelist Sonali Dev writes exhilarating, thought-provoking “books with a Bollywood beat”—ones our critics routinely reward with starred reviews and spots on our “Best Books” year-end lists.
“Another beautiful, breathtaking novel from a not-to-be-missed author,” Kirkus writes of her latest, A Distant Heart, a sexy page-turner set in a suburb of Mumbai. Chronicling the romance between Kimi Patil and Rahul Savant, who’ve run afoul of a fearsome mobster, A Distant Heart explores dichotomies of freedom and captivity, bravery and ...
This is going to be short and sweet, since I have presents to wrap and a tree to decorate.
Merry Christmas, Blessed Hanukkah, Joyful Kwanzaa, Happy New Year!
Whatever you celebrate, I sincerely hope it’s full of love, light and laughter.
If you’re looking for a book to read during the holidays, here are a few suggestions:
Last Christmas in Paris - This was a huge hit with my readers at my Romance of Reading Facebook page and I ...
We had snow. My mom’s birthday weekend was delightful. El Paso, TX has changed drastically, but in many ways has stayed the same.
My own life just changed drastically too—mostly for the good, but there’s always two sides to everything right? Lately, my husband, a restaurant manager, had a job he was miserable in. Both to add some moral support but also to be a “body” in his restaurant, I’d been working 30-50 hours in the place.
This past ...
I spent most of last week in El Paso, where the weather hit seventy degrees almost everyday. And then I got back to Wisconsin, where it was nearly sixty. We’ve had only one tiny dusting of snow that lasted about three hours, and that was a month ago, so I’m feeling a little disassociated, weather-wise, as I prepare for the holidays. (It’s twenty degrees right now, so I guess we’re headed in the right direction.)
Having grown up in El ...
I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!
I’m headed to my hometown, El Paso, TX, for the weekend, to celebrate my mom’s birthday and catch up with some dear friends.
Since this month’s theme is #GratefulforGreatReads, I thought I’d take some space to stroll down memory lane and talk about some of the books I remember reading when I still lived in El Paso.
Back in the day, I didn’t pay too close attention to authors’ names. A lot ...
Happy Thanksgiving, friends!
I’ve been considering what books to talk about this week, in the context of gratitude for books, and realized there’s a special category for me—Must-Reads.
Some of these are authors and some are series I’m in the middle of.
I don’t have too many Must-Read authors, exactly. My favorite author ever is Eva Ibbotson, who died a few years ago, and didn't write many romances in her life—she was much more well known for her middle ...