|The fact I read "Incognito" in one day may give you an idea of whether or not I enjoyed it...|
Yay you for guessing correctly! ;) This book was SO much fun! Fast-paced and with no boring parts- I couldn't put it down! I laughed out loud quite a few times, the situations and witty dialogue being my cup of tea!
*Spoiler(?)*There were 2 kisses in this book that I would have been ok without, but that's really my only complaint and they got out of the way pretty quick. ;)
I am really looking forward to reading Suzanne's 2 other regencies in the very near future, and highly recommend this fun and bright comedy to my fellow regency fans.
(I could rant on about how good this was for a while so I'll just stop now and let you discover for yourself how fun it was. ;))
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Monday, September 29, 2014
This weekend I took the time to finish a trilogy which I had started awhile back (with the second book..because I didn't know there was a first and third...#blondemoment) and I wish I hadn't put these on hold!!!! They were wonderful!! "Love Inspired Hostoricals" quickly became my favorite source for clean Christian regencies when I read "Engaging the Earl" by Mandy Goff, and Regina Scott quickly became one of my favorite regency authors when I read "The Wife Campaign". These novels are full of wit, humor, mystery/plot, spiritual thoughts and encouragement, inspirational character growth, sweet/clean romance, and a charming peak into the regency world! This particular series has a very fun cast of "downstairs characters" as well as earls and dukes, lords and ladies...having the servants (particularly ladies maids and valets) orchestrate the matchmaking behind the scenes was a brilliant idea! They aren't heard from overly much and aren't constantly on the scene, however their influence and encouragement through subtle- and sometimes a bit more bold- hints and respectful observations to their masters is clearly visible.
Each of these books were refreshingly captivating and I recommend them to all regency lovers!
Happy reading (and coffee consuming)!!!
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Monday, September 22, 2014
The writing style was fascinating and I was super happy there was no profanity in the dialogue! :D
(Btw, check out that purple top hat- amazing, huh?!)
This really gave me a new perspective on my favorite classic that is actually believable (well, in a Wonderland sort of way ;)) and didn't ruin my taste for any of it- it actually made me want to read Alice in Wonderland again, specifically to read it with this prologue in mind.
Monday, September 15, 2014
Family Plot had all the elements I enjoyed in A Dead Bore - mystery, intrigue, comedy, romance, some history, Scottish "scenery", and a fantastic cast of characters! (I loved Robert and his literary antics early on in the book! :D) John Pickett & Lady Julia Fieldhurst were just as hilarious and chummy as they were before- creating some great memories and winding up in so many strange and humorous situations as always!
After a slightly cliff-hanger(no pun intended) ending, I am really looking forward to the next installment in this saga. (Maybe this time our hero and heroine will join long-lasting forces and become an inseparable team. :))
Thanks, Sheri, for this grand and entertaining step-back in time.
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Playing By Heart is a lovely story of friendship, relying and leaning on God through struggles and tragedies, and trusting that His will is best for our lives- even if (in the moment) we don't understand how.
I'm not much of a sports fan, and I never thought I would enjoy reading about basketball techniques and the game itself; however, Anne has a way of writing that has me captivated by any subject she chooses, and turn-of-the-century athletics was no exception. :)
This entire cast of characters was so charming and welcoming! Lula & Chet were a super sweet couple - though their friendship was a long time coming and I found myself wanting them to hurry along and stop reading into every word and action of the other. (Though it just made the ending sweeter.) (It's also a good reminder to everyone to stop doing that in real life situations, because it's annoying. Lol) A host of other friends keep the story interesting and Anne's talent for drawing you in makes you feel like you're in Dunn, Oklahoma right along-side of them!
Mateer's novels just get better and better- you don't want to miss this!
Thursday, September 4, 2014
This book had a gripping plot, all sorts of characters- some that become like family as the story progresses, and make you miss them when it ends-, a moving and "tissues-required" redemption scene, and a profound message on the importance of discovering where our treasure is laid up. (Matthew 6:21)
I don't read many modern-era stories- especially in a desert or jungle setting- but this was highly recommended to me by a family member and so I gave it a try. I am sooooo glad I did!!! This book was truly riveting and had me from the first page! I found myself getting more and more interested in the setting and culture (which were very well-researched and vivid) and looking forward to the rest of the series.
I appreciated that the spiritual content was woven all through-out the book and that it was so real! The characters dealt with struggles just like we all do, and had doubts and fears like everyone else; the way they handled these challenges was encouraging to me and I grew just by "going through it with them" and applying the analogies and word-pictures to my own life.
I highly recommend this to any fans of historical, inspirational, romantic (and clean!) adventure fiction!