Monday, 25 June 2012


 Tempted by the Highland Warrior by Michelle Willingham Is set  during 1305/1306, Callum an extremely skilled archer and male virgin something most unusual for our modern day romance books.   Marguerite is torn between family loyalty and her own heart. She is desperatly in love with Callum but feels she can not betray her father.   A most desperate romance takes place and you wonder what twists and turns will keep Marguerite and Callum apart or will they come together and live happily ever after. A great historically accurate novel by Michelle Willingham, a definite read no matter the weather.



Although this is the third book in the series by Jeannie lin, it was the first one I had read. I must say I wasn't disappointed. I have been interested for quite sometime about the emperors of China and there old ways. This book gave you that in spades and more. The hero Fei Long lets his sister escape an arranged marriage something extremely unusual as it dishonors the families involved. A young  tea girl, Yan Ling, is asked and agrees to be an imposter and pretend to be his sister.

Teaching her everything she needs to know in order to pretend to be a princess. At times you wonder if a happy ending will come and you are not disappointed. My only regret is that I hadn't read the other books first. Not that it posed a problem as each book can be read as a stand alone. 4 OUT OF 5
My Fair Concubine (Tang Dynasty, #3)

Saturday, 23 June 2012


'The Silent Touch of Shadows' by Christina Courtenay. Christina uses time lapses within in the book  to create a suspenseful romance.

Genealogist Mellisa is invited to stay with an unknown Aunt at her estate following Mellisa's divorce. Strange things start happening in her dreams and Visions being seduced by ghostly haunting's and although Mellisa has fallen for the local vet she can not pursue a relationship until she has discovered what rodger wants and having the love of his life Sibell trying to take over her body.

There are twists and turns around every corner of this book and it made a really enjoyable read. It is the first of Christina Courtenay books I have read and will definitely be reading her others if this one is anything to go by.

5 out of 5

Monday, 4 June 2012


This is the second book in the Order of the Blade series by Stephanie Rowe. Darkness Seduced   is a fast paced novel with many twists and turns, making it another real page turner. Lily Davenport is the heroine of this book, unfortunately for her her mate is non other than a Calydon warrior. She is an expert on everything to do with the Calydon Warriors and so we feel a tad sorry for her but only for a few minutes that her happily ever after is with a clan she hates.

Lily is a strong heroine although she has been very much a victim and now is determined to put all that behind her. Gideon is finding it hard to put his past mistakes behind him.

Lily takes Gideon on a path of self discovery as she herself discovers the burning passion she holds for  him, their bonding ritual is hot enough to burn the pages of the book.

Looking forward to the third book in the trilogy.

Saturday, 2 June 2012

Friday, 1 June 2012


To Turn Full Circle is the first book in a trilogy by debut author Linda Mitchelmore.  Based in 1900’s Devon our heroine Emma Le Geoff life takes a turn for the worse when she loses both her mother and brother. Her father had died sometime previous to the story. Her mother’s landlord makes her homeless and she now has to make her own way in the world.  Not easy for a young girl of sixteen when the rumour mongers have got you in their sights.
Linda has done her homework in regards to the historical facts of the time. She shows us the beautiful fishing village but does not burden with unnecessary details. What a great opening debut and I am eagerly awaiting the other books in this trilogy.
Emma’s friend Seth tries  to help but he is the landlords son enter stage left the new fisherman in town Mathew Chaunter who takes Emma under is wing but in doing so causes more complications for the young girl.