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Book Review: White Fur by Jardine Libaire

White Fur“People looked to him like one of those Tibetan children picked out as a reincarnated lama. They think he knows the secret to life. They get mad when he doesn’t offer it up. What happens, anyway, when the village chooses the wrong kid as their prophet?” – White Fur

So this is going to be a different kind of review for me. White Fur is a book I’m not quite sure how to categorize or review. At this point, I’ve only read half of the book. It’s definitely not a DNF (did not finish) as I do want to finish this book. It’s more of a finish later kind of a book. This is for a couple of reasons.

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Friday Firsts: My First Romantic Read

friday-firsts.jpgFor this Friday Firsts post, I’d like to talk about my first romantic read. Let me start by saying that I read a ton of romance novels in my twenties. Favorite authors included Danielle Steel and Nora Roberts. My first Danielle Steel novel was Star and I read it after I saw a Lifetime TV movie version of the film starring Jennie Garth (I know, I’m dating myself here) 🙂 The book was very different, as tends to be the case, but I loved it and I was hooked. From there, I progressed to Nora Roberts novels which I loved because, they not only had romance but usually quite a mystery as well. I would stay up reading into the early morning hours because I just had to find out whodunit and if the couple was really going to end up together – spoiler alert – yes, they always did! In trying to pinpoint which of these novels was my first real romance book, I found myself going back earlier than my twenties, or even my late teens. I found myself remembering a book I read in my early teens, a time of just discovering boys and really not even understanding what romance was. Continue reading


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New Book Smell

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Let me start this post by assuring you that I am not a doctor and not qualified to give any kind of medical or lifestyle advice. What I am about to share with you are simply a few ways in which I believe books play a positive and healthy role in my life in the hopes that they can do the same in yours.

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Review: Now That It’s You by Tawna Fenske

Now That Its You

Cover art is copyright of Montlake Romance

I received an advanced copy of this book through NetGalley. I seem to be on a roll recently with romances and the description from the publisher was intriguing so I decided to give it a shot.

I give this book two thumbs up for plot. It was very creative. I wasn’t sure at first if I was supposed to sympathize with Meg who left her ex-fiance, Matt, at the altar or if I was supposed to dislike her. Cue Matt’s unexpected and permanent departure from Meg’s life just as she is ready to make amends to kick my sympathies for her into high gear. What a confusing and emotional thing to have to deal with. Then throw in Matt’s sexy, artistic brother, Kyle, to make things even more complicated. The plot was complex with surprises I didn’t see coming. Keep on Reading!


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New Reviews in Romance

I will admit that for a long time I looked down my nose at romance novels because they’re so cliché and so unrealistic! Well, I have come to the conclusion that unrealistic is okay and also the point! Many of us read to escape reality so why not escape into something that seems unrealistic? It makes it all the more exciting. We get enough reality on the daily news and most of it can be rather depressing, so why not escape reality when offered the chance!

This past week I have had the privilege of reading two new romance novels by two different authors, one established and one up-and-coming. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed both of these novels, and I hope if you’ve “given up” on romance novels like I had that you consider picking up one or both of these. One felt more like a sweet romance while the other was rather steamy, but both of them kept me turning the pages!  Keep on Reading!