Monday, January 20, 2020

Review: "The Thief of Lanwyn Manor" by Sarah E. Ladd

I just checked, and the last time I read a Sarah E. Ladd novel was in 2016. What??? She's one of the authors responsible for my love of Regency romance ... and somehow, her books fell off my radar. Well, no more—The Thief of Lanwyn Manor reminded me why I liked her books in the first place!

Monday, January 13, 2020

Review: "Love You, Truly" by Susan L. Tuttle

After reading (and loving!) Susan L. Tuttle's At First Glance last year, I knew Tuttle would become one of my "must read" authors. And then to hear that her upcoming novel was set on a reality TV dating show? While I'm no longer a card-carrying member of Bachelor Nation, once upon a time I was obsessed ... and I still love other entertainment based around that concept. So you could say I had high expectations for Love You, Truly ...

Friday, January 10, 2020

Review: "The Matrimonial Advertisement" by Mimi Matthews

Bookstagram made me do it. I'd never heard of author Mimi Matthews until some bookstagrammers I trust started posting about her books. And then I realized that The Matrimonial Advertisement was a marriage of convenience story ... and then it went on sale for Kindle for less than $2. I couldn't resist!

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Review: "Seconds to Live" by Susan Sleeman

If you're a little "sapped out" after the Christmas movie season, Seconds to Live might just be the palate cleanser you need!

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Review: "On Wings of Devotion" by Roseanna M. White

The first book in Roseanna M. White's Codebreakers series was so delightful (as are all of her books), so I was eager to get my hands on the next installment, On Wings of Devotion. Let's just say I wasn't disappointed ...

Saturday, January 4, 2020

Ranking Hallmark's 2019 Christmas Movies

The Hallmark Christmas movie season has (finally) come to a close. Yes, movies are still running 24/7, but all of the new movies have premiered, and the end of "all Christmas all the time" is in sight. Since I subscribe to Frndly TV, for the first time I didn't have to watch movies when they aired—I could record and watch later! This made my viewing experience so much better—I could watch movies in pieces ... or quit watching and decide later if I'd go back or not.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Best Books of 2019

How is it time to be picking a Top Ten yearly reads list again? It feels like we were just welcoming 2019, and now here it is, just hours away from 2020.

For this year's list, I decided to do something different. While I'm still picking my ten favorites, this year I'm not limiting myself to 5-star books as I have in the past. Instead, I'm going with the ten books that have most stuck with me. Ones that I loved (but maybe weren't perfect), ones that I could see myself reading again.