Book Reviews

Reading Recommendations

I have had a greatly reading streak of late. Don’t you just love it when you segue from one good book to another! There are just so many great books out there to read. Here are quick reviews of a couple of my favorites from the last few weeks.

Heartbreakingly beautiful, A Wilful Misunderstanding is a reminder that love is never easy but true love is always worth fighting for.

A Wilful Misunderstanding: A Pride & Prejudice Variation by Amy D’Orazio

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A heartwrenching story that leaves you wondering… can love truly conquer all? From the first few chapters of the story, I was hooked! The characters hold true to their original personality traits -but this is not your Austen version of Pride & Prejudice. This version takes you on one of the most violent roller coaster rides of emotion I think a book has ever taken me on. I wanted true love to win but I was honestly questioning if it really could.

I love books with genuine raw characters dealing with realistic situations. This book satisfied every part of my ideal romance story. Plus, It was delightful to see Darcy and Elizabeth reimagined. I found that this had a nice amount of heat without being too descriptive for those that enjoy tamer sexual content. The publisher, Quills & Quartos, has some fantastic Jane Austen fan fiction! If you are new to the world of JAFF like I am, definitely check them out.

While at times emotionally exhausting, this book left me feeling happy with the neatly wrapped up ending and detailed epilogue. I think this is a must-read for Austen fans who enjoy fan fiction.

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About a Rogue by Caroline Linden

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Worthy of 5 contented sighs!

This is the perfect comfort read. I found the hero and heroine to both be strong, likable characters. One of the most refreshing things about the story was it was more working-class than most historical romance novels -and I found it charming.

Max has the reputation of a rake (even if it’s not 100% deserved). Good luck might finally be smiling down on him as he discovers he might possibly be heir to a dukedom. In order to impress the new found family relations, he needs to marry and settle down -Quickly! With interest in the Tate family business, the oldest daughter should do just fine for a marriage of convenience.

Bianca loves working with her father helping with the Tate family company. But, they do not see eye-to-eye when he decides a marriage of her older sister to the savy Max is good for business. Her sister is in love with another man and she will do anything to help her marry her true love -even if it means destroying her own happiness in the process.

If you are looking for an enemies to lovers trope that is for the most part drama free, look no further! Also, I find my self wanting to fall into a dishware researching black hole after finishing the book. And I’m not sorry about it one bit.″><img border=”0″ src=”//″ ></a><img src=”//″ width=”1″ height=”1″ border=”0″ alt=”” style=”border:none !important; margin:0px !important;” />
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Thank you as always for taking the time to read my post! If you have any favorites you think I need to check out, please share. Until next time. Happy reading -Melissa

Melissa has been in love with books since she was a child. As a young girl, in her Holly Hobby decorated room, she would sit and tape scraps of paper to her books so that she could organize them by the Dewey Decimal System. She is a huge advocate for helping children learn to love reading. Along with hosting an online Regency based book club and a book club at her home, she started a book club for kids at her son’s school. These days, Melissa can be found at the library writing a book review or tucked in some quiet corner having a love affair with a newly discovered romance novel.

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