Drama, Romance

South of the Buttonwood Tree by Heather Webber

There is something very soft about this book. Despite the razor edges of some of the problems our protagonists face, there is a cushion of magic thrown to catch them. I do not use the word magic as symbolic but directly pointing to the magical realism woven into the narrative. The extent to which the… Continue reading South of the Buttonwood Tree by Heather Webber

Historical fiction, Romance

A Proper Charade by Esther Hatch

It has been a while since I read a 'regency romance' which had only romance and no mystery or additional plotline. I read quite a few in college and then reached a saturation point. It has been a decade since then, but I never binged like that again. I have seen quite a few available… Continue reading A Proper Charade by Esther Hatch

Chick lit, Romance

The Promise of Us (Sanctuary Sound #2) by Jamie Beck

I reviewed the previous book of this series on the blog before: I really enjoyed this book! It was just the right time for something a little more laid back and romantic during other more complicated books. This is a standard model but done well. It has two strong women, each suffering through different mental… Continue reading The Promise of Us (Sanctuary Sound #2) by Jamie Beck

Chick lit, Romance

Starlight Over Bluebell Castle (Bluebell Castle #3) by Sarah Bennett

I have read and reviewed the previous two of the books linked below: It is rare when the last book of a series is the best of the lot, but that just happens to be the case in this particular series. I knew I would sit with this one as soon as I had it… Continue reading Starlight Over Bluebell Castle (Bluebell Castle #3) by Sarah Bennett

Romance, Sci Fi

A Thousand Pieces of You (Firebird #1) by Claudia Gray

Almost a year ago I saw this review by Shanah @Bionic Book Worm and I found it interesting enough to add to my TBR (I used to still do that then, I have since controlled those urges because my TBR is not happy with me). I periodically check and see if my library has any of those… Continue reading A Thousand Pieces of You (Firebird #1) by Claudia Gray