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Eleanor & Park
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by Rainbow Rowell (Goodreads Author)
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Amanda rated a book 3 of 5 stars
The MacGregor's Lady by Grace Burrowes
The MacGregor's Lady (MacGregor Trilogy, #3)
by Grace Burrowes (Goodreads Author)
read in July, 2014
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Not quite enough character connection for me, here. Sometimes they feel like they're just out of reach of a connection. I wanted more back story sooner.
Amanda rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Once Upon a Tartan by Grace Burrowes
Once Upon a Tartan (MacGregor Trilogy, #2)
by Grace Burrowes (Goodreads Author)
read in July, 2014
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When you read an author's books back to back, sometimes it's fun to pick out aspects that appear with regular frequency. Hair brushing, braiding, mutual pleasuring in lieu of sex, wayward children... still enjoyable, though.
Amanda rated a book 3 of 5 stars
The Soldier (Duke's Obsession, #2) by Grace Burrowes
The Soldier (Duke's Obsession, #2) (Windham, #2)
by Grace Burrowes (Goodreads Author)
read in July, 2014
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3.5

Good solid book. Not quite as emotionally involved as I would have liked, but still a damn good historomance. I like the Windham family story.
Amanda rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Flirting with Fortune by Erin Knightley
Flirting with Fortune (Sealed With a Kiss, #3)
by Erin Knightley (Goodreads Author)
read in July, 2014
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*hugs this book* Bea got her story! I also did not intend to finish this so quickly, but I couldn't stop. I hate-love when that happens.

On further reflection, I'm a bit miffed with where the epilogue ended... a great opportunity for more flaily emoti...more
Amanda rated a book 4 of 5 stars
The Baron Next Door by Erin Knightley
The Baron Next Door (Prelude to a Kiss, #1)
by Erin Knightley (Goodreads Author)
read in July, 2014
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Not even the lack of sexy times can make me stop reading these books. I do love me a good love story. (But the lack of sexy times does make the kiss-anticipation that much sweeter. So, so sweet.)
Amanda rated a book 4 of 5 stars
The Seduction of Elliot McBride by Jennifer Ashley
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Lady Louisa's Christmas Knight (The Duke's Daughters, #3) by Grace Burrowes
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Scandal Wears Satin by Loretta Chase
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Lady Isabella's Scandalous Marriage by Jennifer Ashley
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Into the Shadows by Carolyn Crane
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“I missed you every hour. And you know what the worst part was? It caught me completely by surprise. I'd catch myself just walking around to find you, not for any reason, just out of habit, because I'd seen something that I wanted to tell you about or because I wanted to hear your voice. And then I'd realize that you weren't there anymore, and every time, every single time, it was like having the wind knocked out of me. I've risked my life for you. I've walked half the length of Ravka for you, and I'd do it again and again and again just to be with you, just to starve with you and freeze with you and hear you complain about hard cheese every day. So don't tell me why we don't belong together," he said fiercely.”
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