This book was a Christmas present from several years ago that I had been carrying around on holidays because it seemed like it would be a good holiday read but I had never actually got around to reading. The picture at the top here? Greece, 2018. And it was ridiculous, because it was a book that held a lot of appeal, it sounded genuinely lovely and uplifting, but perhaps the issue was that it didn't seem urgent - there was nothing pushing it up my reading list.
I'll be honest, I was intially drawn to this book because it was on a shelf with a full collection of other titles from the same author and publisher, all in the same style but in a rainbow of colours, and I had to be talked down from clearing the shelf because they looked so beautiful together. This is the second Allison and Busby book I've bought, and the other - Unmarriageable - is also stunning, so mad props to their cover designers. They're smashing it out of the park.
Author: Louisa Leaman (website / twitter) UK Publisher: Transworld Genre: Contemporary romance fiction Fran’s wedding dress shop isn’t like any other. A treasure trove of history, filled with gowns from every decade for every type of bride. But not as you’d expect. Something bold for the shy and retiring. Something simple for the woman who is unafraid to … Continue reading REVIEW: The Perfect Dress – Louisa Leaman
Author: Kay Thorpe (she doesn't have a twitter or website, she does have a wikipedia page!) UK Publisher: Mills & Boon Genre: Romance Quiet peaceful home or fool's paradise? Which was Sculla? Thea's life on the tiny island off Cornwall had always been happy, if not exactly exciting. Staying on after she and Gavin were … Continue reading REVIEW: The New Owner – Kay Thorpe
The most common refrain of anyone who works even remotely near books, or who blogs about books, is that their To Be Read pile increases at a rate that far outstrips their reading pace. I've been trying to be strict with myself - attempting to not buy new books, or request too many from Netgalley … Continue reading BLOG: Tackling the TBR – July 2019 Edition
Author: Georgette Heyer UK Publisher: Arrow Genre: Historical romance Under the reign of Louis XV, corruption and intrigue have been allowed to blossom in France, and Justin Alastair, the notorious Duke of Avon and proud of his soubriquet 'Satanas', flourishes as well. Then, from a dark Parisian back alley, he plucks L-on, a red-headed urchin with strangely … Continue reading REVISITED: These Old Shades – Georgette Heyer
Author: Mary Balogh (website / facebook) UK Publisher: Piatkus Genre: Romance, historical fiction Buy now: ebook | paperback Humphrey Wescott, Earl of Riverdale, has died, leaving behind a fortune that will forever alter the lives of everyone in his family - including the daughter no one knew he had . . . Anna Snow grew … Continue reading REVIEW: Someone to Love (Westcott #1) – Mary Balogh