Category Romance

REVIEW: Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons

Friday, August 7, 2020 RomanceFiction

After I finished Little Women, a book it somehow took me five months to read, I wanted to read something a bit lighter, quicker, and funny. Applying my self-created rules for classic literature reads, “lighter, quick and funny” don’t abound. The vast majority of classics that I read are 18th century English or American books downloaded for free from Project Gutenberg, and many tend to be on the ponderous side.

I’ve thought about picking up this satirical novel before, but it was published in 1932, so is it old enough to be a classic? Then I remembered that my rules are self-created, and thus, bullshit, and so I bought Cold Comfort Farm off of Amazon (for the low, low price of $1.99, which was somewhat explained by numerous typos)...

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A Seagull Summer by Jane Lovering

Thursday, August 6, 2020 RomanceFiction

Summer by the sea – a time to spread your wings, right?

Leah has come to Dorset to collect seaweed samples for a nutrition research project. She’s trying to leave behind a disastrous family life, and is haunted by the death of her best friend, Claire, on whom she relied for advice.

Here she meets Brendon, an Australian come to search for his mysteriously-vanished-from-the-family great grandfather. Brendon has discovered a fear of British seagulls, particularly Roger, a hand-reared bird which has taken a liking to Leah. As Leah and Brendon form a summer friendship, their pasts catch up with them. But together they help each other to see beyond the narrow confines and mistakes of the past.

The Seasons by the Sea series combines laugh-out-loud humour with damaged people redeemed by l...

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The Friendship List by Susan Mallery

Wednesday, August 5, 2020 RomanceFiction

About The Book

One Summer can change your life…
As a single mum, Ellen Fox missed out on a lot, but she wouldn’t change a thing. Then she overhears her son saying he can’t leave home to go to college because she needs him too much. If she wants him to live his best life, she has to convince him she’s living hers.
To help, Ellen’s best friend Unity creates a list of challenges to push Ellen out of her comfort zone. Unity will complete the list, too. Only to support her friend, not because she needs to change. She’s a perfectly fine thirty four year old widow, who socialises at an old people’s home!
For both women, The Friendship List begins as a way to make others believe they’re doing just fine...

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Matilda Next Door by Kelly Hunter

Monday, August 3, 2020 RomanceFiction

When a long-anticipated holiday takes an unexpected turn…

Aussie farm girl Matilda Moore kicks off her dream trip to London by flat-sitting for her childhood friend. But London is daunting, crowded and noisy, and that’s before Tilly finds a baby on the doorstep. There’s a note attached: “Henry, if you’re reading this, please know the worst has happened.”

Probability expert Henry Church has finally returned home to Wirralong, Australia, to see his grandparents when he gets a phone call from Tilly that breaks every statistical analysis. The probability of him being the father is marginal. Plus, he knows nothing about caring for a baby. Emotions and socializing are even bigger mysteries. He begs Tilly for help—can she cut her holiday short and bring the baby to Wirralong?

Ti...

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Quiche of Death by Mary Lee Ashford

Wednesday, July 29, 2020 RomanceMystery  No comments

About Quiche of Death


When editor Sugar Calloway and baker Dixie Spicer went into business creating cookbooks, they found a sideline as amateur sleuths. Now a bitter family grudge could leave a fatal aftertaste…

At Sugar & Spice Community Cookbooks, the friends and business partners have secured a tasty new commission: producing a cookbook for the Arbor family. The Arbors have made their fortune in quiches, and Sugar and Spice have been invited to a weekend gathering where all the siblings, along with crusty matriarch Marta, will be in attendance. But it’s soon clear that this trip will come with a hefty slice of drama.

Theo, the only grandson, arrives with his flaky fiancée, Collette, who quickly stirs up trouble . . . and is found dead the next day...

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Quarter Miles by Devney Perry

Sunday, July 19, 2020 RomanceFiction

“I’m in love with him… I don’t think I’ve ever admitted that out loud.”

I read this sweet, heart-warming friends-to-lovers romance in one sitting and I’ve been loving every book in this series so far! This is part of a series of interconnected standalones and I highly recommend starting at the beginning and working your way through the series because these are all wonderful reads and favorites.

Katherine Gates has been in love with Cash Greer since the moment he saved her life from a runaway goat. According to Cash, she’s the little sister he never had, the greatest roommate in the world and his favorite coworker. They’re friends—best friends.

In the dark days of her youth, it was her friendships that kept her alive and made life in a junkyard worth living...

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Hopeless Bromantics by Isla Olsen

Friday, July 24, 2020 RomanceFiction

Wade Anderson is moving back to Staten Island with his five-year old son after his divorce. He’s now realizing he shouldn’t have stayed away so long. Wade is staying with his sister while renovating his grandmother’s home and he had no idea the contractor he hired was Brendan Kelly, his close friend from high school. Wade hasn’t seen Brendan in 11 years and the two of them step right back into their friendship.

At thirty-two, Brendan thought his life would be more settled, but he hasn’t had the best luck with dating and hasn’t found the one yet. The contracting business he owns with his brother keeps him plenty busy, but Brendan still wants a solid relationship and a family...

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Open House: A Rivalry Romance by Ruby Lang

Friday, July 24, 2020 RomanceFiction

Love can take root where you least expect it.

Tyson Yang never imagined that one day he’d be the de facto spokesperson for an illegal community garden. But when the once-rat-infested-but-now-thriving Harlem lot goes up for sale, Ty can’t just let all their hard work get plowed under.

Even if he is irresistibly drawn to the lovely but infuriatingly stubborn real estate associate.

Magda Ferrer’s family is already convinced this new job will be yet another flop in her small but growing list of career path failures. But her student debt isn’t going anywhere, and selling her uncle’s historic town house and the lot nearby means a chance to get some breathing room.

Ty is her charming rival, her incorrigible nemesis, the handsome roadblock to her success.

Until one hot Harlem night ...

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