The Vagabond Vicar by Charlotte Brentwood
First Novels / Historical Fiction / New to Me Author / Review Requests and ARCs

The Vagabond Vicar by Charlotte Brentwood

Author Charlotte Brentwood sent me this book to review, which is a regency romance with a Georgette Heyer/Jane Austen feel. I hesitated, because of my recently-established rule of not reading books that are “sweet” or “heartwarming.” But then I read the first chapter, and I was drawn into the story. We begin with William Brook, … Continue reading

Books in Series: a Mid-Year Round-Up
Challenges / Dystopian / Fantasy / Fluffy Summer Travel Reads / Part of a Series / Science Fiction / Steampunk

Books in Series: a Mid-Year Round-Up

In the last couple of months I’ve read more than series books than usual.  I don’t like reviewing series after the first book, because (1) it’s too spoilerish and (2) because series books are usually pretty fluffy and there isn’t much to say about them. I have a class ending next week and I’ve been … Continue reading

Book to Movie Monday: Labor Day by Joyce Maynard
Book to Movie News and Reviews / Contemporary Fiction / New to Me Author

Book to Movie Monday: Labor Day by Joyce Maynard

About a month ago I read an interesting article about the upcoming movie Labor Day, with Kate Winslet.  I generally think everything Kate Winslet does is worth seeing, so when I found this book for $1 at my library, it seemed like a find.  I was wrong. I should have realized from the cover of … Continue reading

Historical Fiction / Paranormal / Part of a Series / Review Requests and ARCs

A Review of Under the Same Sky by Genevieve Graham

I received this as a review request from the author, Genevieve Graham.  I was going to pass on it, in part because of the cheesy cover, but Graham’s email insisted this is not a romance novel.  She also compared it to one of my favorite books, Outlander by Diana Gabaldon, so I decided to give … Continue reading