The Secrets of Villa Rosso by Linn B Halton Some places stay with you forever… When Ellie Maddison is sent on a business trip to Southern Italy, she’s reminded why she loves her job – set amongst rolling vineyards and rich olive groves, the beautiful Villa Rosso is […]
Undeclared by Jen Frederick For four years, Grace Sullivan wrote to a Marine she never met, and fell in love. But when his deployment ended, so did the letters. Ever since that day, Grace has been coasting, academically and emotionally. The one thing she’s decided? No way is […]
Here Comes the Best Man by Angela Britnell Being the best man is a lot to live up to … When troubled army veteran and musician Josh Robertson returns home to Nashville to be the best man at his younger brother Chad’s wedding he’s just sure that he’s […]
An Artisan Lovestyle – Kiltie Jackson Are you ‘living’ your life or just living your life? Elsa Clairmont was widowed barely five years after marrying her childhood sweetheart. She has struggled to come to terms with the loss and, six years later, has almost ceased to live herself. […]
If You Love Me, I’m Yours by Lizzie Chantree Maud didn’t mind being boring, not really. She had a sensible job, clothes, and love life… if you counted an overbearing ex who had thanked her, rolled over and was snoring before she even realised he’d begun! She could […]
The Guilt of a Sparrow by Jess B Moore Magnolia Porter has spent the entirety of her twenty-four years satisfying her mother’s guilt. She was the good girl to her trouble making brother, Lucian. She was the one left behind to hold her mother together after her brother […]
The Letter: Kitty’s Story by Eliza J Scott Thirty-four-year-old Kitty Bennett is trapped in a loveless marriage to criminal barrister, Dan, who’s gradually isolated her from her family and friends. Until the day she (literally) bumps into her first love, the handsome and easy-going Ollie Cartwright – someone […]
Dangerous Waters by Anne Allen Tragedy seems to follow Jeanne Le Page around . . . Can she really go through it again and survive? She is lucky to be alive at sixteen Jeanne was almost killed in a boating accident which brought heart-breaking family tragedy. Now, fifteen years […]
I’ve had a few of my health problems raise their ugly heads higher than usual recently, so to make life a bit easier, I set a couple of posts to go automatically, but for some reason they didn’t get uploaded. Damned annoying. Hence the recent silence on Heartshaped. […]
this odd, idiosyncratic romance is an absolute delight
As I lay on my sick-bed, contemplating life, the universe, and what the hell had I eaten? – my phone became increasingly busy, insistent on gaining my attention..
The joy of asking an author questions is that you can be as imaginative as you want to be with the questions. Of course they don’t have to answer, but when they do, what an interesting insight you get into the author. Today we have Elle Spellman, author […]
She’s Bad News – Elle Spellman What would you do if you woke up with super powers? For Bella Brown, life hasn’t gone according to plan. She’s almost thirty, still living in her uneventful hometown, and her dreams of becoming an investigative reporter have fallen by the wayside. […]
Immerse yourself in these tales of romance, dangerous seduction, and life.
secrets, heartbreak, and tightly bound emotions, all of which builds to an end that is both bitter and sweet at the same time.
great titles for most romantic tastes – released in April
full of love and optimism, humour and tears
Great romances with additional pets – what’s not to love!
‘Lost’ manuscripts of Charlotte Brontë to be published According to The Bookseller, the UK’s publishing trade magazine, ‘The Brontë Society is marking its debut as a publisher with a title featuring two unpublished manuscripts by Charlotte Brontë, found in a book belonging to her mother. Written in the Jane Eyre author’s […]
2018 Waterstones Children’s Book Prize Waterstones have announce the winners of this years prize, and what three fantastic books they are. Every year since Ottakar’s (remember them?) started the prize, the longlist titles have always been great. The short list is inevitably fantastic, voted from the longlist by […]
Romantic Fiction in the Age of Trump In the wake of #MeToo and Time’s Up, how do authors write a good sex scene? How ‘bad’ should the bad boy be? This is a very interesting and thought-provoking piece on the romance genre. It gave me cause to go […]
I couldn’t find any romance novels about book smuggling, but here instead are some about smugglers of various sorts. Enjoy! Unknown Ajax – Georgette Heyer Hugo Darracott, an enormous figure of a young man, arrives at Darracott Place in Sussex to find his family waiting: his grandfather, Lord […]
On a round of Google distraction, where I keep following links that interest me, and I while away a couple fo hours, I discovered that in Lithuania they celebrate Book Smugglers Day. At first i thought this was something fun (along the lines of Speak Like a Pirate […]
Preparing for great day. At home on St Patrick’s Day, we indulge in our particular favourite food and drinks, and this year will be no exception. Before we begin though, I want to make two things very clear, while soda bread and soda farls are Irish, they are two separate […]
Preparing for a great day. Before I get to the recommended books, I’d like to think a bit about the actual day. It’s unfortunate when a Christian feast or holy day becomes disconnected from its meaning. St Valentine, Easter, Christmas, Whitsun, have been broken on the rocks of […]