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    Bronte’s Mistress

    One of the most heartbreakingly honest books I have ever read depicting the life of a Victorian woman. I must admit that I had my reservations about reading Bronte’s Mistress because I had heard from my friends that it doesn’t end in neatly wrapped up happily ever after -which is true. While it is an emotionally difficult book to read, it is so beautifully written that I could not put it down. Anyone interest in Victorian-era life needs to grab this book. It gives such a unique perspective into the suffocating life that so many Victorian women were forced to lead. Yorkshire, 1843: Lydia Robinson—mistress of Thorp Green Hall—has lost…

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    The Memory House

    Welcome! Today I am excited to share with you an excerpt from Jenetta James new release, The Memory House. This is a book that I have been much looking forward to! The Memory House Chapter 3, Pages 35-36 Kitty swept into her father’s library and peered around. It was an enormous room, standing upon almost half of the ground floor of the house, yet it always felt crowded with objects. Unlike the fashionable libraries of many gentlemen, it was not arranged to showcase the owner’s education and scholastic achievements. There were books aplenty, but they were not there to impress others―nor would Sir Roland have invited outsiders to peruse them.…

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    Burning Questions with – From The Page

    Hyyge – a quality of coziness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being “There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort.” -Jane Austen. Nothing gives off that cozy home feeling like lighting a candle. It makes a statement – I’m not going anywhere. It brings back memories -Ah! It smells like the lilacs in the backyard just as it did when I was a child. It creates hygge. One of my biggest passions is to use my voice on social media to help small/local businesses. I love learning about the person/people behind the company. Since I have enjoyed interviewing authors, I thought why not…

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    Five Tips For Sharing Books

    I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library -Jane Austen I am a recovering book hoarder. There, I said it. Growing up, we never had many toys but we did have books. My mom would take us to this once a year library sale. We would get up early and drive over to the county library and dig through what seemed like a warehouse full of books. It was magical! We would leave with boxes on top of boxes filled to the brim with enough books to keep us happy for months. Those books were precious guides to adventures waiting to be discovered. As I got older…

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    8 Inexpensive E-books For Romance Lovers

    Since we all have a bit of extra time on our hands, I thought some budget-friendly book recommendations were much needed. In case you hadn’t heard, Amazon is offering free Kindle Unlimited for the next two months. Even without KU these books are awesome deals! If you aren’t an e-book fan, I would still highly recommend each of these books. Paullett Golden has stolen my heart. From the moment I read her first book The Earl and The Enchantress, I know I had found MY author. Every book of hers has kept me up way too late -and I don’t mind one bit. The Enchantress series is my top suggestion to…

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    Three Book Recommendations To Help Make Moving Easier

    “We have to move.” Those four little words can create such a world of stress and uncertainty. But, I’m here to help. As a self-proclaimed expert mover (My husband, son and I have moved to 5 different states in 8 years), I’m here to offer three book suggestions. These three books have helped keep me sane through so many moves.  There are some steps you can take to keep your life in order so that if the need to move arises, it won’t feel like such a monumental task. And the bonus part… even if you never move, your house will be clean and organized. Win-Win!  Minimalism. It seems like…

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    Five Tips For Using NetGalley

    So you want to review books before they are published, but have no clue how to get admission into the mystical world of free books. I have five tips on how to start getting approved to review books on NetGalley. First things first, set up for a successful profile. This is an extremely important step in how quickly you will start to be approved. You need to be short and concise getting across all the major points of why a publisher would want to give you a free ebook. The vital pieces of information you will want to include are… Your name and social media accounts. Publishers will often look…

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