• Book Review: The Unexpected Past of Miss Jane Austen by Ada Bright and Cass Grafton

    Book Review: The Unexpected Past of Miss Jane Austen by Ada Bright and Cass Grafton

    Title: The Unexpected Past of Miss Jane Austen (The Austen Adventures #2) Authors: Ada Bright and Cass Grafton Publisher: Canelo Publication date: November 7, 2019 Genre: Women’s Fiction, General Fiction Summary: The second book in the series, it picks up just where the first book ended. Just as Rose and Aiden have revealed their feelings to each other, Jane Austen pops back into Rose’s life. This time, she intends on taking Rose and Aiden back in time with her to 1813 with the sole intention of introducing Rose to the Austens’ eccentric neighbor, someone who might even have a connection to Rose herself. As a fan of Jane Austen, I couldn’t pass up the first book…

  • Book Review: Sacred Bride by David Hair and Cath Mayo, Book 3 in the Olympus series

    Book Review: Sacred Bride by David Hair and Cath Mayo

    Title: Sacred Bride, Book 3 in the Olympus series Authors: David Hair and Cath Mayo Publisher: Canelo Publication date: October 14, 2019 Genre: Fantasy, Historical Fantasy Summary: In Book 3 of the Olympus series, tension between Achaea (Greece) and Troy are mounting while Odysseus’ love for the forbidden Kyshanda of Troy only seems to be mounting. When Odysseus witnesses a new prophecy, a chain of events involving sister princesses Clytemnestra and Helen is set off, ultimately forcing the gods to choose between Achaea and Troy. This third book takes another step towards war with Troy as Odysseus works to unite Achaea to stand strong against the Trojans, using the two princesses. In a way, this…

  • Book Review: The Particular Charm of Miss Jane Austen by Ada Bright and Cass Grafton

    Book Review: The Particular Charm of Miss Jane Austen by Ada Bright and Cass Grafton

    Title: The Particular Charm of Miss Jane Austen Authors: Ada Bright and Cass Grafton Publisher: Canelo Publication date: September 12, 2019 Genre: Fiction, Women’s Fiction Summary: All Rose wants to do is enjoy the Jane Austen festival in Bath with her online friend from California, Morgan. All while longing for Dr. Aiden Trevallyn to notice her. Instead, she makes the acquaintance of a time traveling Jane Austen. Thanks to an accident with a dog, Rose and Jane end up in an alternate timeline where Jane had never written any of her novels, and they must figure out how to return to their own time to fix the timeline. As a fan of Jane Austen’s…

  • Book Review of The Cottage at Plum Tree Bay by Darcie Boleyn

    Book Review: The Cottage at Plum Tree Bay by Darcie Boleyn

    Title: The Cottage at Plum Tree Bay Author: Darcie Boleyn Publisher: Canelo Publication date: July 25, 2019 Genre: Romance, Women’s Fiction Summary: Catherine is thirty-four, works as a teacher, lives with and takes care of her needy mother, and has only had one romance, which she gave up in order to stay with her mother. Mark is recently out of a very long-term relationship and has gone to stay in Penhallow Sands to recover and fight through writer’s block. Neither are looking for romance, but neither can deny the attraction between them. If you’re looking for romance, you’ll find it in spades. If you’re looking for women’s fiction, you’ll sort of find…

  • Book Review: Athena’s Champion by David Hair and Cath Mayo

    Title: Athena’s Champion Author: David Hair and Cath Mayo Publisher: Canelo Adventure Publication date: November 8, 2018 Genre: Historical Fiction, Fantasy Summary: Prince Odysseus of Ithaca travels with his family to Pythos to be anointed as his father’s successor. It was supposed to be simple and straightforward. However, the words that leave the Pythia’s mouth turn his world upside down, estrange his parents, and result in his expulsion from the family and his home. Now on the run to stay alive (as his line is destined for death), he ends up being blessed by Athena, becoming her newest champion and putting him in the middle of a brewing war between…