Thursday, June 18, 2015

ARC Review of In The Spinster's Bed by Sally Mackenzie



A wonderful start to her new series.  This is a novella that has the full novel experience.  It is also unique in that the two main characters are both in their late thirties and have not seen each other for over 20 years.  Belle is a spinster working in a small town library and William was in an unhappy marriage.  Tired of being the subject of gossip due to his whore of a wife, William decides to leave London and go somewhere remote where no one knows him.  Belle has been in Loves Bridge for 20 years when her father the vicar kicked her out for being pregnant and refusing to name the father. Belle eventually winds up in Loves Bridge, changes her name and occupies The Spinster House, a house that you can only live in if you are a Spinster.  A lovely story of a second chance at love.  I enjoyed this book very much and wish that it was longer.  Cannot wait for the next one in the series.  Sally is an amazing writer who caught my attention years ago with The Naked Series, which I still have and re-read.  Sally is always a must read for me.

Received ARC for an honest review.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

ARC Review of How To Marry a Royal Highlander by Vanessa Kelly



Vanessa Kelly has done it again!!!  Another great book in The Renegade Royals series.  I will read anything that has her name on it.  The witty dialogue between Edie and Alec will make you laugh. She writes beautiful love stories that will bring tears to your eyes.  A plot full of adventure, intrigue, passion that keeps you reading to well into the night.  This book has a handsome highlander and a stubborn minx that makes for a great story.  If you have read the other books in this series you will recognize Edie and Alec.  Edie is the twin sister of Evie the heroine in How to Plan A Wedding for a Royal Spy and Will, the hero who is Alec's friend and fellow spy.  Edie and Alec don't seem to like each but when they are forced together on the road to Scotland they realize there is more to their relationship then they thought.  The Renegade Royals is a great series and anyone who loves historical romance it is a must read, and Vanessa Kelly is one of the best in the genre.  Do not miss this series!!!!