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Venice – It Surprised Me

Venice - It Surprised Meby Guest Blogger

Guest Blog by Karen Swan, author of Christmas at Tiffany’s When I think of this book, it’s this scene in Venice that I tend to think of. The sequence in Venice had come as a bit of a surprise to me when I was writing, to be honest, as the book is firmly and clearly […]

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Review: Urbino, Unexpectedly by Maria Chiara Marsciani

Review: Urbino, Unexpectedly by Maria Chiara Marscianiby Sandra Scholes

Reviewed by Sandra Scholes Synopsis: Twenty-two year old Clara is a student in Milan and wants a future as a lawyer, but is that all she wants in life? Even though the backdrop of everything that is beautiful about Italy, its alps, romantic hamlets, Rome and Milan, she soon discovers she hates everything about Italy […]

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Get into Bed with Maria Chiara Marsciani (Author Interview)

Get into Bed with Maria Chiara Marsciani (Author Interview)by Keira

Keira: What made you choose Italy as your setting in Urbino, Unexpectedly? Have you recently vacationed there? Maria Chiara Marsciani: I was born in Rimini, Italy, a mid-size town on the Adriatic Sea eighty miles down by Venice. I left Italy when I was twenty-four to come to the US, but my whole family is […]

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Review: Paris in Love by Eloisa James

Review: Paris in Love by Eloisa Jamesby Karin

Reviewed by Karin I absolutely love this memoir! J’adore! It is a book to be enjoyed and savored — and one I will likely reread either if I am visiting Paris again or only hankering to visit Paris again. The book is made of little sound bytes — or if you will, word bytes — […]

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Review: To Marry for Duty (The Husband Fund, Book 3) by Rebecca Winters

Review: To Marry for Duty (The Husband Fund, Book 3) by Rebecca Wintersby Keira

This is the last book in the The Husband Fund trilogy. Heroine: Piper Duchess is the last remaining single Duchess triplet and she’s feeling it. At the advice of her shrink she bucks up and firmly places her feelings of abandonment and loneliness behind her and dives headlong into her commercial art business. She gets […]

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Review: Mr. Darcy, Vampyre by Amanda Grange

Review: Mr. Darcy, Vampyre by Amanda Grangeby Keira

Amanda Grange picks up where Pride and Prejudice ends. Jane and Elizabeth are getting ready for their double wedding, both eager and anxious about the life spreading out before them. On the way to the wedding, Elizabeth experiences a brief foreboding chill but shrugs it off as wedding nerves. The ceremony goes smoothly, Darcy’s vows […]

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Review: The Prince of Midnight by Laura Kinsale

Review: The Prince of Midnight by Laura Kinsaleby Keira

The Prince of Midnight was recommended to me by Anime June while guest blogging about My (Not-So-Secret) Favorite Romance Character Types because the hero was damaged and delicious. I believe this romance also fulfills my lust of big age differences. I can’t remember how old the heroine was (17 maybe?) but the hero’s retired at […]

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Review: The Mermaid Garden by Santa Montefiore

Review: The Mermaid Garden by Santa Montefioreby Marcia

by Marcia, guest reviewer The Mermaid Garden is the story of two women who are desperately longing for love and fulfillment told with beautiful, sumptuous prose as well as witty, wry humor and a touch of mystery. Ten-year-old Floriana is a lonely, lost child, yearning to have something worthwhile and beautiful in her life.  Her […]

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