Monthly Archives: August 2017

BOOK REVIEW: Death in St. Petersburg by Tasha Alexander

Book Quick Facts Title: Death in St. Petersburg Author: Tasha Alexander Rating: ★★★★★ Review Mysteries have a way of finding Lady Emily Hardgraves no matter what glittering city of Victorian Europe she finds herself. When she steps out of the warm ballet onto the snowy streets of St. Petersburg, she finds herself face to face…

Book Review: The Road to Paradise: A Vintage National Parks Novel

Book Quick Facts Title: The Road to Paradise Author: Karen Barnett Rating: ★★★★★ Review Nature calls to Margie Lane, promising to wrap her in its wild embrace and protect her from the city, her family and the problems she yearns to leave behind. What can’t a summer in the meadows and glaciers of Mount Ranier…

BOOK REVIEW: Death Below Stairs by Jennifer Ashley

Book Quick Facts Title: Death Below Stairs Author: Jennifer Ashley Rating: ★★★ Review   Kat Holloway accepts a position as the head cook in the London townhouse of a rich family. She cooks dinner. She goes to bed. Then she wakes up in the morning to find her kitchen assistant dead in the pantry. A…

July Reading Wrap Up

So July is over already! Seriously, it’s half through August when I’m posting this and deep into another pile of books. Here is my reading wrap up video and links to the reviews! Which of these books interests you the most? Title: Belgravia Author: Julian Fellowes Rating: ★★★ Recommendation: If you like Julian Fellowes’ other books,…

Book Review: Unequal Affections by Lara S. Ormiston

  Book Quick Facts Title: Unequal Affections: A Pride & Prejudice Retelling Author: Lara S. Ormiston Rating: ★★★★★ Review Okay, can I just start this review by saying how much I love Unequal Affections? Is that even allowable in the book review world? Because if it isn’t, it should be. This book is amazing. Which…

Book Review: First Impressions: A Novel by Charlie Lovett

Book Quick Facts Title: First Impressions: A Novel Author: Charlie Lovett Rating: ★★★★ Review Sophie Collingwood grew up in a house with an impressive library-only she is never allowed in it. While her family doesn’t understand her bookish love, she finds a supporter in her eccentric uncle who always encourages her reading. Especially her reading…

Book Review: Manga Art

Book Quick Facts Title: Manga Art Author: Mark Crilley Rating: ★★★★ Review Have you ever looked at a piece of art and wondered what inspired the artist to create it? What technique did they use? What materials? Manga Art by Mark Crilley fulfills an inquisitive art lover’s dreams of getting a behind the scenes look…

Book Review: The Dashwood Sisters Tell All

Book Quick Facts Title: The Dashwood Sisters Tell All Author: Beth Pattillo Rating: ★★1/2 Review Ellen Dodge lives in sensible stretch shorts and the cold hard reality that her true love married someone else ten years ago. Mimi Dodge lives in tight pink miniskirts and the arms of this week’s doomed romance. The sisters share nothing…

What is an English Lord? Understand Peerage Titles in Period Dramas

What is an English Lord? Today we’ll be talking about the Lords, Ladies, and forms of address for the peerage of England. So, if you’re a fan of classic literature or period dramas, you’ve probably been introduced to a world of lords and ladies. In Jane Austen’s works, for example, we have Lady Catherine de…

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