Category: Book Reviews

Rainshadow Road, by Lisa Kleypas (review)

Rainshadow Road, by Lisa Kleypas (review)

Rainshadow Road by Lisa Kleypas Series: Friday Harbor #2 Published by St. Martin’s Press on February 28, 2012 Genres: Contemporary Romance Pages: 308 Format: Paperback Source: the library Add to Goodreads Also in this series: Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor, Dream Lake, Crystal Cove Also by this author: Christmas Eve… Read more »

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“The Proposal”, by Mary Balogh (Review)

“The Proposal”, by Mary Balogh (Review)

The Proposal by Mary Balogh Series: Survivors’ Club #1 Published by Delacorte Press on 2012-05-01 Genres: Historical Romance Format: Hardcover Source: the library Add to Goodreads Also in this series: The Arrangement, The Escape, Only Enchanting, Only a Promise Also by this author: The Arrangement, The Escape, Only Enchanting, The… Read more »

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“Crystal Gardens” by Amanda Quick

“Crystal Gardens” by Amanda Quick

Crystal Gardens by Amanda Quick Series: Ladies of Lantern Street #1 Published by Putnam on April 24, 2012 Genres: Historical romantic suspense, Paranormal romantic suspense Pages: 320 Format: Hardcover Source: the library Also in this series: The Mystery Woman Also by this author: The Mystery Woman, Otherwise Engaged, Garden of… Read more »

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“Below Stairs” by Margaret Powell

“Below Stairs” by Margaret Powell

Below Stairs is the memoir which (in part) inspired both Upstairs, Downstairs and Downton Abbey.  Born in 1907 to an impoverished family, Margaret Powell relinquished a scholarship she couldn’t afford to take up and entered domestic service as a kitchen maid — the lowest of the female servants — at… Read more »

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Phoenix and Ashes by Mercedes Lackey

Phoenix and Ashes by Mercedes Lackey

Phoenix and Ashes by Mercedes Lackey Series: Elemental Masters #3 Published by DAW Books on Oct. 5, 2004 Genres: Fairy Tales, Fantasy Pages: 405 Format: Hardcover Source: my personal collection Add to Goodreads Also in this series: The Serpent’s Shadow, The Gates of Sleep, Home from the Sea, Steadfast, Elemental… April 12, 2012 Book Reviews 0 ★★★★

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The Gates of Sleep by Mercedes Lackey

The Gates of Sleep by Mercedes Lackey

The Gates of Sleep by Mercedes Lackey Series: Elemental Masters #2 Published by DAW Books on April 1, 2002 Genres: Fairy Tales, Fantasy Pages: 389 Format: Hardcover Source: my personal collection Add to Goodreads Also in this series: The Serpent’s Shadow, Phoenix and Ashes, Home from the Sea, Steadfast, Elemental… April 11, 2012 Book Reviews 1 ★★★★

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“The Serpent’s Shadow” by Mercedes Lackey

“The Serpent’s Shadow” by Mercedes Lackey

The Serpent’s Shadow by Mercedes Lackey Series: Elemental Masters #1 Published by DAW Books on March 1, 2001 Genres: Fairy Tales, Fantasy Format: Hardcover Source: my personal collection Add to Goodreads Also in this series: The Gates of Sleep, Phoenix and Ashes, Home from the Sea, Steadfast, Elemental Magic:, Blood… Read more »

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“The Thirteenth Princess” by Diane Zahler

“The Thirteenth Princess” by Diane Zahler

Categories: Children’s, YA, Fantasy Book source: Public library The Thirteenth Princess retells the story of the Twelve Dancing Princesses from the point of view of a youngest thirteenth sister.  Disregarded by the King after her mother dies in childbirth, Zita is relegated to work as a servant in her father’s… Read more »

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“A Veiled Deception” by Annette Blair

“A Veiled Deception” by Annette Blair

Category: Paranormal cozy mystery Series: Vintage Magic mysteries Book source: purchased I picked up a copy of Annette Blair’s A Veiled Deception in the used bookstore about a month ago, and finally got around to reading it.  It’s the beginning of a new “paranormal cozy” mystery series*, and while I… Read more »

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