Friday, April 13, 2018

Weekend Wrap-Up + Deal Spotlight!


Weekend Wrap-up is where I share what I read this past week, am currently reading, and my reading plans for the coming week. 

Feel free to join along and post your own Weekend Wrap-up on your blog/site (if you do, please leave the link in a comment so I can stop by) or, in a comment, share what you've read this past week. :)

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Review: The Lacemaker by Laura Frantz



About the book:
It is the eve of a new age of freedom in the colonies.
But can a proper English lady dare hope for her own independence?


Lady Elisabeth "Liberty" Lawson has nearly everything a lady of her position could want. Daughter of the British lieutenant governor of the Virginia Colony and a darling of fine society in a rugged land, she is anticipating an advantageous marriage. That her betrothed is a rake and love is lacking is of little consequence--or so she tells herself.

Though her own life seems in order, colonial Williamsburg is a powder keg on the verge of exploding, and her fiancé's cousin Noble Rynallt carries the flame of revolution in his heart. Those with connections to the British nobility are suspected as spies, and Liberty soon finds herself left with a terrible choice. Will she stay true to her English roots? Or side with Noble and the radical revolutionaries?
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Print Length: 418 pages
ISBN: 978-0800726638
Publisher: Revell (January 2, 2018)
My rating:
4 stars
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My thoughts:

The Lacemaker was a satisfying historical read. The characters were interesting and I enjoyed the romance greatly.

The beginning of the book was a little tough for me. I'm not sure if it was some of the language that took some getting used to or just that I had to get familiar with the setting/characters. Regardless, I felt that the story continued to get better and better as it progressed...and when I got deep into the story, I enjoyed it immensely.

There were many little things that I liked about The Lacemaker (the lacemaking, how the romance progressed, the setting, the espionage), but I feel it would be too much to list everything. Suffice it to say, The Lacemaker was an enjoyable read. I liked the beginning, but loved the ending. :)

I recommend The Lacemaker if you enjoy historical romance.

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Saturday, April 7, 2018

Weekend Wrap-Up + Deal Spotlight!


Weekend Wrap-up is where I share what I read this past week, am currently reading, and my reading plans for the coming week. 

Feel free to join along and post your own Weekend Wrap-up on your blog/site (if you do, please leave the link in a comment so I can stop by) or, in a comment, share what you've read this past week. :)

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Monthly Reflections ~ March 2018

Monthly Reflections, where we take the time to reflect on the previous month.

How I Did With My March Goals:
  • Read 1 Nonfiction
  • Read the remaining 8 books from my Winter TBR Pile.
  • Increase my NetGalley score by at least 2%.
I didn't finish any nonfiction books (although I did read about half of one).
I was only able to read 1 more book from my Winter TBR Pile, so I ended the challenge with 5 of the 12 books off my TBR.
I increased my NetGalley score by 3% -- from 53% to 56% currently.

Books Read In March: