Portrait of a Scotsman by Evie Dunmore. #review of a smart and enlightening romance.

Synopsis London banking heiress Hattie Greenfield wanted “just” three things in life: 1. Acclaim as an artist.2. A noble cause.3. Marriage to a young lord who puts the gentle in gentleman. Why then does this Oxford scholar find herself at the altar with the darkly attractive financier Lucian Blackstone, whose murky past and ruthless business […]

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Ten books to read if you love smart and thoughtful YA contemporaries . Top Ten Tuesday

Hi friends, Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. Today’s theme is: if you loved this, you’ll love that. I […]

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Mini reviews: She Who became the Sun and The Love Hypothesis

Synopsis Mulan meets The Song of Achilles in Shelley Parker-Chan’s She Who Became the Sun, a bold, queer, and lyrical reimagining of the rise of the founding emperor of the Ming Dynasty from an amazing new voice in literary fantasy. To possess the Mandate of Heaven, the female monk Zhu will do anything “I refuse to be nothing…” In […]

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When a drink with a friend ends with my first Covid test…The Sunday Post 11/14/2021

Today is Sunday time to look back in the rearview mirror and talk about my week . I am linking up to the Sunday Post hosted for years by Kimberly@caffeinatedreviewer . In my private life Last Sunday post (two weeks ago now) I told you that I was using the block editor for the first time. Well, […]

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Far from the Tree by Robin Benway . Ugly cry! #2021AudiobookChallenge

Synopsis Being the middle child has its ups and downs. But for Grace, an only child who was adopted at birth, discovering that she is a middle child is a different ride altogether. After putting her own baby up for adoption, she goes looking for her biological family, including— Maya, her loudmouthed younger bio sister, […]

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Finley Donovan is Killing It by Elle Cosimano …was a pure delight! #2021AudiobookChallenge #review

Synopsis Finlay Donovan is killing it . . . except, she’s really not. She’s a stressed-out single-mom of two and struggling novelist, Finlay’s life is in chaos: the new book she promised her literary agent isn’t written, her ex-husband fired the nanny without telling her, and this morning she had to send her four-year-old to […]

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