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A review of Sins of a Wicked Princess by Anna Randol

Looking for a historical romance filled with spying, betrayal, sacrifice, temptation, intrigue, passion? Then check out the finale in Anna Randol's Sinner's Trio. Sins of a Wicked Princess finishes a set of novels about former spies and the people who love them. The Trio is a group of retired British spies who were given the choice to either hang or become spies when they were younger. Sins of a ...read more

Reviewed by Kathy K. - Central on
December 26, 2013 | 0 comments
Top Religion Books It's that time of year for top 10 lists and best of lists. Booklist puts out a number of top 10 lists. If religion and spirituality are your areas of interest, then check out the Top 10 Religion and Spirituality Books of 2013 list. And Then There Were Nuns: Adventures in ...read more

Reviewed by Kathy K. - Central on
December 12, 2013 | 0 comments
A review of The Sum of All Kisses by Julia Quinn

Julia Quinn is continuing her Smythe-Smith historical romance series with the new novel, The Sum of All Kisses. It is the love story of Sarah Pleinsworth and Lord Hugh Prentice. Initially Sarah and Hugh cannot stand each other. Sarah thinks Hugh is despicable because he shot her cousin in a duel. Her cousin Daniel fled because Hugh's father wanted his head. This scandal meant that Sarah & Daniel's ...read more

Reviewed by Kathy K. - Central on
December 9, 2013 | 0 comments
Best Books of 2013 The year is coming to a close and the best of lists are starting to appear. Publishers Weekly has compiled a Top 10 list of the Best Books of 2013. Have you ready any? Are there any that they missed? Sea of Hooks: A Novel by Lindsay Hill ...read more

Reviewed by Kathy K. - Central on
November 26, 2013 | 0 comments
A review of When the Marquess Met His Match by Laura Lee Guhrke

Laura Lee Guhrke has started off her new An American Heiress in London series with a bang. I really liked the two main characters. These well-written characters have each been hurt in the past and are wary of letting anyone get close, but as they interact and get to know each other, any fool can see how perfect they are for each other.  It is fun to watch this engaging couple let down their walls and fall in love. When the Marquess Met His Match is the story of ...read more

Reviewed by Kathy K. - Central on
November 19, 2013 | 0 comments
New Mysteries Winter is on its way and I am looking forward to curling up with a good book. What better than a new adventure with a favorite character? There are a bunch of new mysteries that I am excitedly waiting to read. So many in fact that I've divided it into two posts: Fall & Winter. Here is Winter. Pagan Spring: A Mystery by G.M. Malliet [10/8]setting:small English village of Nether ...read more

Reviewed by Kathy K. - Central on
November 6, 2013 | 0 comments
Literary Travel Books Need to get away, but can't?  Why not take a trip through other people's adventures?  Check out Booklist's Top 10 Literary Travel Books: 2013 Among the Islands: Adventures in the Pacific by Tim Flannery. ...read more

Reviewed by Kathy K. - Central on
November 5, 2013 | 0 comments
Books to Make You Laugh When I saw this article "32 Books Guaranteed To Make You Laugh Out Loud", I knew I had to check out this list. We all need to laugh and I can tell you that I've read a fair number of these and the laugh mission was accomplished. 1. Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) by Mindy Kaling 2 ...read more

Reviewed by Kathy K. - Central on
October 28, 2013 | 1 comment
New Historical Mysteries What have you been reading lately? Recently I finished two excellent historical mysteries. One is set in 17th-century Germany and the other is set in 19th-century New York City. I like it when stories are well told, compelling me to keep reading, and contain characters that I can imagine sitting down next to and starting a conversation. My two recent reads did that for me. One is the newest in the Hangman's Daughter series by Oliver Potzsch. The other is the second Timothy Wilde novel ...read more

Reviewed by Kathy K. - Central on
October 14, 2013 | 0 comments
New Mysteries Fall is on its way and I am looking forward to curling up with a good book. What better than a new adventure with a favorite character? There are a bunch of new mysteries that I am excitedly waiting to read. So many in fact that I've divided it into two posts: Fall & Winter. Here is Fall. Bitter River by Julia Keller [9/3] [crime fiction]setting; Acker's Gap, West Virginiacharacter: ...read more

Reviewed by Kathy K. - Central on
October 1, 2013 | 0 comments