Hannah Howell’s Kentucky Bride is the first published Historical Romance Novel I read back in 2014.
It was a great introduction into the world. The book starts in Pennsylvania in a lavish town with all the luxuries of finer life. The clever Clover Sherwood has been abandoned by her former society and fiancé after her father’s unexpected death. Her father left herself, her mother and two brothers in complete desolation with no hope and soon no home.
Dear Clover gets the pleasure to meet a rugged Kentuckian named Ballard MacGregor. He shares with her that he is interested in finding a wife. She appeals to his business savoy with a deal that will allow them both to come out on top. After a few close calls and quite an unexpected visit from someone from their past all should be well. But his determination to due right by her and her unwillingness to see what is right in front of her leads to a few clouds across the Kentucky sky for these two.
I enjoyed this book and its American setting was more familiar to me. I think this was a great introduction into the world of Sultry Romance. A great book to tuck away in your purse and be transported to another time when Kentucky was more wild and unruly.
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“Her Unexpected Life (Treasures of Briarton Book 1)” by Brickley Jules Women’s Fiction/Romance Release Date: October 26, 2016 Amazon Goodreads 4/5 Stars! The trauma of di…
This is a cliffhanger, the first book in the Awake in the Dark series.
A very interesting read. I am typically a romance reader but leave my comfort zone frequently to read ‘some strange’. A little romance innuendo for you.
I enjoyed following Jeff on his journey to discover what is causing his seizures. Jeff is a self-inflicted loner. Once having been part the real world but even then it was only for a fleeting second. He gets dragged into a friendship by necessity with Glen. A man he meets under odd even slightly unusual circumstances.
Towards the end of the book it begins taking a paranormal turn. Up until then it was all speculations and possibilities of impossible things. Leaving me intrigued as to the direction the authors are going to take. I only wish I had got a little more before I was left wondering what happens. This book ends in a cliffhanger. No satisfactory ending or even a partial one here. We are left with more questions than answers.
I have discovered that unlike convention says, cliffhangers are not better. Maybe on a chapter end basis but on a story level as a reader I like a sense of closure when I finish a book. I prefer stories that solve at least a minor conflict. I understand the logic behind them. I just feel betrayed by the writer and sometimes don’t read the next book/s.
What does your last month of the year hold for you?
I have decided to take the month off writing and catch up on some reading. My Goodreads yearly challenge is staring me in the face. I hope to finish it and I hope to do that by reading my social media friends works.
If only I could count reading my own novels I would have surpassed my goal a long time ago.
December 2016 is rapidly disappearing though.
I have gifts to wrap, cards to send out, and family visits scheduled along with parties at school and the girls activities. Moments of rest this month are few and far between for my household. Hope you can find time to enjoy the season, I’m going to try my best to do the same.
Inspired by WP daily prompt, “Second Thoughts” and by the lyrics of “One In A Million” from the video below.
One In A Million
“You’re a great girl but I…uh… just don’t want to be “exclusive” right now. I mean, I’m not ready for anything serious at this point in time. You understand that, don’t you?”
It was a Friday night and Lily was curled up next to me on the couch watching a movie on Netflix. From out of left field, Lily had popped the topic, taking me by surprise. Well, it wasn’t that far out of left field – we had been seeing each other regularly for months.
I braced myself for her reaction and the anger that would probably follow…
by Rachael Hanel
Whenever I give writing workshops or teach a writing class, I always end with “going from here.” Now that the students have learned something (hopefully!), what do they need…