There are many great historical romance series out there, and some have as long of a set as The Pennyroyal Green Series, but few can keep up with charThere are many great historical romance series out there, and some have as long of a set as The Pennyroyal Green Series, but few can keep up with characters as charming, dangerous and doomed, as Julie Anne Long’s. It Started With a Scandal is a fresh book in her line of the series with two characters that have been damaged in their lives and are both looking for a fresh start in their ways. Elise Fountain made a mistake many years ago, one of the heart, that brought her scandal and misfortune in life, and she is trying to live up to her own expectations and that of keeping her son. There are not many who see a woman of worth this loose morals in this series, but Elise doesn't let society keep her down, no she takes the reins with her latest job, housekeeping for a new Lord in town. Lord Philippe Lavay does what he wants. He is like the epitome of the Mysterious Loner Dude, grumbling away in his dark rooms, with his dark mood and dangerous past. His days of fighting for his kin and country are over, and the damage done to his person haunts him while he has driven himself out of society. Cantankerous and prone to destructive moods within his household, Lord Lavay has driven his previous housekeeper away and finds himself face to face with Elise Fountain.
Elise and Lord Lavay both come heads to heads in this books, at first glance Lavay seems to dislike everybody. Elise doesn't let his attitude get to her, this may be her last job that she can take and keep her son Jack with her. Elise isn't going to let some pouting Lord push her around, but while trying to get Lord Lavay out of his slump Elise find herself caught in a position more dangerous than just being fired again, she finds herself caring for Lavay more and more each day. Lavay himself has cast away the idea of finding love, and while he tries his best to keep away from his new housekeeper, he finds her creeping into his gruff exterior one cup of willow bark tea and massage at a time.
Now previous readers of the Pennyroyal Green Series will see the return of several characters throughout this book. Lord Lavay was the person who was rescued by Lyon in London, and Olivia returns also. Also Seamus Duggan returns from A Notorious Countess Confesses charming readers with his roguish appeal. And fans of I Kissed an Earl will find the return of Violet Redmond and her husband the Earl of Ardmay, Asher Flint. So fans of previous books will get a little glimpse at some of their favorite characters....more
Sometimes there comes a time when one must change the way you are doing things in life.... For Lauren Cunningham this time she is changing the way sh Sometimes there comes a time when one must change the way you are doing things in life.... For Lauren Cunningham this time she is changing the way she begins dating again and she begins by taking her advice from a book.
Now wait, there are many dating advice books from throughout the ages but Lauren decides to take on the 1995 release of The Rules by Ellen Fein and Sherrie Schneider, the 1928 release of The Technique of the Love Affair, Not Tonight, Mr. Right from 2007, The Art of Dating by Evelyn Mills Duvall released in 1958, Belle de Jour's Guide to Men published in 2009 by Belle de Jour, Manners for Women by Mrs. Humphrey written in 1897, and lastly, book eight Find a Husband After 35 by Rachel Greenwald.
Many humorous parts of the book also revolve around Lauren acquiring theses books, and what it is like getting around the dating pool and trying to conform to a variety of dating standards across time from all of these titles.
Melissa Pimentel brings a heroine to readers who is trying to discover something about herself and how she relates in the world after moving into London and the dating pool. Getting over a breakup is bad enough but an ex who keeps hanging around can only spell trouble. '
From blind dates, to bad dates across all types of men and establishments readers will enjoy Pimentel's wit and humor as she showcases many of the troubles that women face trying to find Mr. Right, if he is even out there....more
I was thrilled with My Irish Weekend by Cathal Armstrong and David Hagedorn when I decided to host an Irish Weekend at my house for family. There wereI was thrilled with My Irish Weekend by Cathal Armstrong and David Hagedorn when I decided to host an Irish Weekend at my house for family. There were many dishes that were simple to prepare, and turned out delicious. From breads to soups and appetizers there is something for every evening in My Irish Weekend. There are many ways to adapt these recipes to allergy needs, personally adapting the recipes to be gluten free was easily done. The directions were well written and explained to make transitions easy. I enjoyed the many stories of eating across Ireland, and the authors' journey around the country. There are dished for meat lovers, and vegetarians alike throughout My Irish Table. ...more
There is the possibility of a disaster everyday, but some disasters you may never imagine coming, so how do you prepare yourself for those? Not for thThere is the possibility of a disaster everyday, but some disasters you may never imagine coming, so how do you prepare yourself for those? Not for the weak, How to Survive a Sharknado and other Unnatural Disasters will let you know that there are more horrors out there than you ever imagined! Filled with such helpful information such as: *Did you remove the sword from the stone, even after we warned you not to? - can you stop the rock monster? *Don't take pictures of the Elecktrokraken.- Survival is more important than page views or retweets. *Make Apocalyptic Drinks - recipes included. *Attempt to navigate out of the Whalestrom.
Filled with so much information that you may never have thought you needed to know, this guide will help you prepare for the end of times. From bees, bears and gators be prepared my fellow readers. You never know what is coming. ...more
This book is hard to put down once you open the cover. Anne Bishop transitions readers back into this series with a well rounded plot and progressingThis book is hard to put down once you open the cover. Anne Bishop transitions readers back into this series with a well rounded plot and progressing characters. Again humans thin they could get an upper hand on the Earth Native Populations but never back an animal into a corner, or you may get what is coming to you. There is supporting action and more backstory to compel readers to want more books in his series and the character interactions leave us happy readers but also at the edge of the seat for the next book in the series. ...more
It began with a dress, a secret, and a desire . . .
Isabella Chilcott always hoped for a happily ever after, but she is arranged into a marriage to s
It began with a dress, a secret, and a desire . . .
Isabella Chilcott always hoped for a happily ever after, but she is arranged into a marriage to support her family. With the ever looming proposal of marriage haunting Isabella, she is realizing that her dreams of a romance are waning but maybe just one Ball could help her adjust to the life she will live soon. Just one Ball . .
Anthony Hurst is the Duke of Kingsborough and their family has been in mourning for his father, his mother has left society but a Ball may brings something fresh and lively into their life. With a past as a rake with a reputation and women hungry like wolves for title, Anthony has almost given up all hope at finding happiness these days. Obligation is heavy on his heart and just the very thought of a Ball is sending shivers down his spine as ladies come calling.
When these two characters meet under the cover of masks at the Ball sparks will fly and so may skirts soon after. Isabella is still holding fast to her obligation to marry into a loveless marriage to aid her family, but will Anthony be able to impress upon Isabella his love before it is too late?
What I truly enjoyed about this book was the genuine feelings the characters shared between each other even as they tried to deny them. Their positions in life soon came to no importance as their feelings began to take over their daily lives. With a fabulous cast of supporting characters in Isabella's sister, and Anthony's family and friends, we are drawn into this story more with each page turned.
Sophie Barnes has brought out a Duke and shared with us a lady in disguise pattered with the classic Cinderella story but filled with all new intrigue, romance and ton. ...more