The Dressmaker of Khair Khana: Five Sisters, One Remarkable Family, and the Woman Who Risked Everything to Keep Them Safe by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

This was a book club read for me.  Honestly, I wouldn't have chosen it to read if not for the fact that a prominent member of my book club group had a personal connection to the author; thus, she recommended it to the group. I rated this book 4 stars for the subject matter of … Continue reading The Dressmaker of Khair Khana: Five Sisters, One Remarkable Family, and the Woman Who Risked Everything to Keep Them Safe by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

REVIEW: Freedom by Jonathan Franzen

I have never HATED characters so much as I did with Freedom. I got through about 60% and couldn't take it anymore. Very rare for me. Even when I'm not loving a book, if I get beyond the 50% mark, I'll just finish it on principle. Not this time! As for the writing itself, I … Continue reading REVIEW: Freedom by Jonathan Franzen

REVIEW: From This Moment On (The Sullivans #2) by Bella Andre

I really enjoyed the first book in this series, Look of Love, so I was eagerly anticipating this one. I would have given this book at least a 4 rating if not for some inconsistencies in the character/story development. The Sullivan boys fall quick and hard as we know from Chase and Chloe's story. But … Continue reading REVIEW: From This Moment On (The Sullivans #2) by Bella Andre

REVIEW: Lush (Delicious #3) by Lauren Dane

For the record, I really enjoyed this book overall thus my rating. Also, I love Lauren Dane's heroines...strong, independent and they own their sexuality unlike many heroines in the contemporary romance genre. That being said, I was Team Mary all the way until the last few chapters from the end of the book. It just … Continue reading REVIEW: Lush (Delicious #3) by Lauren Dane

REVIEW: Blue Smoke by Nora Roberts

I have been a loyal fan of Nora Roberts for decades, but hadn't read anything of her's in a number of years. Blue Smoke was a good one to reacquaint myself with this author. The romance between the hero/ine was secondary to the mystery of finding a brutal arsonist. Although I thought I knew the … Continue reading REVIEW: Blue Smoke by Nora Roberts

REVIEW: Tart (Delicious #2) by Lauren Dane

Tart is an moderately enjoyable menage love story but it just didn't inspire ardor in me like Laid Bare did. Gideon, Cal and Jules weren't overly memorable as Todd, Ben and Erin were for me unfortunately.  I hate to make comparisons because each book should be evaluated on its own merits; but since Laid Bare and … Continue reading REVIEW: Tart (Delicious #2) by Lauren Dane

REVIEW: Coming Undone (Brown Family #2) by Lauren Dane

I was intrigued by Brody and Elise's story but didn't know what to expect. Actually, I didn't know this was a series when I found the book and didn't realize there was another book preceding Coming Undone until after I'd purchased it. Boy, am I glad I gave it a chance! Believable characters and plot...one … Continue reading REVIEW: Coming Undone (Brown Family #2) by Lauren Dane