Over the years Spindle Cove has been a place where parents/ guardians send the ill behaved or physically weak women in their lives to recuperate or juOver the years Spindle Cove has been a place where parents/ guardians send the ill behaved or physically weak women in their lives to recuperate or just get them out of their hair. Spindle Cove has become a haven for those ladies who don’t quite measure up to society’s standards. It is now known as Spinster Cove to outsiders.
Susanna came to Spindle Cove years ago and has since made it her home and her mission to help out other young women. She is looked to as a leader of this little community and she likes the way things are in her life. When an old friend of her father’s shows up and adds too much testosterone to the estrogen rich environment, Susanna plans on fighting to maintain the status quo.
This was probably one of the best historical romances I have read. The storyline was unique and the characters weren’t picture perfect, but colorful and wonderfully human. The romance had all the heat that I love and the characters were sizzling with sexual tension. But what I really loved about this book was the humor. I ba ha ha’d and laughed out loud so many times while reading, this book had some extremely hilarious moments. The wit the characters display, the personalities and the flaws of the people, the snappy dialogue and the refreshingly funny story made this book easily one of my favorite reads this year.
There is one scene where a married lady who has sought refuge at Spindle Cove after discovering her husband and marriage aren’t all that she hoped they would be, recites a poem. It is one of the most cleverly written scenes and the poem itself had me nearly choking on my coffee. The author’s delivery was perfect. That scene alone is worth reading this book, it was so freakin’ funny!
I can’t wait to see where the rest of this series goes, and I am going to check out this author’s other works. She made me a fan!
This is a keeper for me! The illegitimate daughter of royalty, Mairin Stuart is wanted for her land and her dowry. Because of that she has been in hidiThis is a keeper for me! The illegitimate daughter of royalty, Mairin Stuart is wanted for her land and her dowry. Because of that she has been in hiding amongst nuns since a very young age. When an evil Laird kidnaps her from the Abby with the intent of making her his unwilling bride, she escapes with the help of a little friend and soon finds herself captive by yet another Laird.
Laird Ewan McCabe’s people have been through a lot in the last 8 years, determined to rebuild and make his clan stronger than ever, Ewan sees a match between he and Mairin beneficial to both of them. He needs her money and land, she needs a protector.
I absolutely loved this story! Mairin is enchanting and feisty and has the humorous habit of speaking thoughts out loud without knowing she is doing so. Ewan is strong and 100% yummy alpha male but it doesn’t take long for Mairin to chisel away his armor and get to his softer side.
This book had me laughing out loud at Mairins sass and antics, and struggling to read through misty eyes when both she and Ewan’s vulnerability came through. The supporting cast is extraordinary and each one made an impression on this reader. I really had a hard time setting this book down when I needed to get back to the real world. I was so involved and having so much fun with this Scottish group I wanted to extend my visit more and more.
This is one of those books that I will read and reread over and over again. It just had everything I look for in a romance novel and I cannot wait to read the next two books in the series!
Anais de Rohan has some special gifts. When she tries to enter a secret society for people that also have special gifts, paranormal in nature, the allAnais de Rohan has some special gifts. When she tries to enter a secret society for people that also have special gifts, paranormal in nature, the all male group instantly rejects her. But when a little girls life is in danger, this all male group needs a woman on the inside. Anais poses as Lord Geoff Besset’s wife and together they work to rescue a little girl and her mother.
This was really an unexpected delight. I have never read anything by this author before and didn’t know what to expect from her. What I read was a very entertaining surprise. Historical romances tend to have a few stereotypical paths they like to tread upon. This story managed to not only stray from that path, but to blaze a whole new trail. Gone was the simpering virgin and the couple who struggles to come to terms with their hidden emotions, and gone was any typical plot. Instead I found myself immersed in not only a sensual romance between a couple who knew exactly what they wanted and didn’t pull any punches but this story was equal parts adventure and mystery. Anais is funny and charming and unique and Geoff was the perfect partner to her personality.
I adored the couple, I liked the story and I really enjoyed the way the author put it all together. I look forward to reading more in this series and by this author.
Unfortunately, the first 200+ pages, more than half the total pages of this book, cover material we already read in The Countess. Granted th2.5 stars.
Unfortunately, the first 200+ pages, more than half the total pages of this book, cover material we already read in The Countess. Granted the view points are from a different perspective, the information is still very much repetitive. I found myself skimming more than reading. Once Lynsay catches us up to the point in which The Countess left off, the book is fun and the quality wit and writing syle I am used to in one of Ms. Sands books. It just came way too late in the story, I would have preferred not to have to re-hash so much for so long. I am hoping the next book will not be more of the same. I am hoping Lisa's story starts where this one leaves off.
If you have to find out what comes of Suzette and Daniel, do yourself a favor and start reading around page 200 or so. Save yourself some time.
I remember reading this in middle school and loving it. Re-reading it was fun and I still loved it. It is a really wordy novel, she says in 100 wordsI remember reading this in middle school and loving it. Re-reading it was fun and I still loved it. It is a really wordy novel, she says in 100 words what most people say in 10, but I love the writing and the words. I cried about 100 times while reading this, it is romantic, and tragic and heart breaking and romantic again. Loved it, so glad friends of mine suggested a re-read!
Three months into their marriage, Ned sails off to China leaving his new bride, Kathleen, at their home in England. In that time Kathleen has been theThree months into their marriage, Ned sails off to China leaving his new bride, Kathleen, at their home in England. In that time Kathleen has been the subject of gambling bets and much gossip. When Ned returns, three years later, she isn’t exactly happy to see him. She never wanted him to leave, but after such a long absence her feelings are all over the place where he is concerned.
Both Ned and Kate have their secrets and it keeps them from fully trusting one another and giving in fully to the chemistry that sizzles between them.
I loved Courtney Milan’s debut book, Proof By Seduction, and I was crazy excited to dive into this second book. Ned’s character in the previous book had captured my interest and I wanted to know him better. I can honestly say I was loving this one as much as the first, if not more. I was laughing, I was crying, I was completely in love with both the hero and the heroine and was anxiously awaiting their Happily Ever After.
Unfortunately, it took way too long for both Ned and Kate to open up to each other. Had the author hurried the honesty a skosh, I would have been a happier reader. That being said, though, this book is still excellent. I really enjoy the humor and the unique characters this author gives us. This is a great romance novel and very hard to set down. I look forward to see what Ms. Milan comes up with next.
I really liked the plot, I liked that Elinor and her sister were struggling in life but had that unbreakable bond and a few loyal lifelong servants. II really liked the plot, I liked that Elinor and her sister were struggling in life but had that unbreakable bond and a few loyal lifelong servants. I loved the characters. Elinor isn’t beautiful but she is selfless and witty. Lydia who is beautiful isn’t cold or shallow; rather she’s warm and endearing. Rohan is an ass, but I loved him too. He’s alpha male all the way and he’s a deviant and unconventional. His good friend Charles was one of my favorite characters and his was just a minor part.
So why only the 3 stars? The book was way too long to have never delved into the characters any deeper than she did. Elinor’s sister finds out about Rohan’s past and what makes him tick, yet it’s never brought up between the two main characters. Charles sweeps Lydia off her feet yet we never find out anything of real substance about him, either.
The author dragged out the whole sexual tension thing between the two characters for far too long. Then there is the matter of Elinor’s deceased father’s estate. Towards the end of the book Rohan discusses it with Charles in great detail, even proves all knowing on the new heir, yet never bothered to tell Elinor about it? Then I think eventually he will bring it up, nope, it doesn’t happen! Another surprise at the end of the book pops up and I wait for Elinor to tell Rohan, again it never happens.
For a book with over 400 pages there seemed way too many loose ends. I think the makings of a great historical romance were here; it just was a little disorganized and needed to be tied up better.
I haven’t given up hope; I liked it enough to want to read the next book in the series. I only hope it lives up to its potential.