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The day of her parents' garden party dawns bright as Lydia Prescott eagerly anticipates a marriage proposal from a handsome and wealthy plantation owner. The lovely debutante plans to steal a moment away with her beau, but her plans go terribly awry. Instead of her intended, she is joined by a stranger the largest man she's ever laid eyes on. And it is clear Jacob Steele is there for reasons far more sober than the party. With British raids erupting all around them, it is his job to reassure plantation owners of their safety. In reality, however, Jacob is an espionage agent, and the truth is dire: America is on the verge of invasion by the British.
Blissfully unaware of the danger surrounding her, Lydia basks in the glow of her recent engagement. But her joy is short-lived—a surprise British attack results in a devastating wound, and her plans for the future are shattered. Lost in her devastation, Lydia could never dream that Jacob, that giant of a man she met so …

Awesome Historical Fiction reads

Do you like to read historical fiction?  I feel like sometimes I learn more history through the fictional weaving of the tale.  What about you? 
Do you have a favorite era you like to read?

THE QUEEN'S BALL (Timeless Victorian Collection) Anthea Lawson, Rebecca Connolly, Jennifer Moore

Cute, Sweet, Fun, Romantic collection from excellent writers!

Waltzed by Anthea Lawson
Opening line:
"The soft gray drizzle of an English spring coated the half-open buds of the rhododendron flowres in the garden and glazed the windows of the late Viscount Tremont's townhouse."

A Love to Claim by Rebecca Connolly
Opening line:
"Was there ever anything more tedious than a ball?"

Coming Home by Jennifer Moore
Opening line:
"Grant Mason frowned, pulling away as his mother's elbow poked into his arm."

A YULETIDE REGENCY ~ A Timeless Romance Anthology

Ready for Christmas??? This book will get you started! I love the romance and the season in all of these stories!!

ALWAYS A KISS by Regina Scott
Opening line:
"If she couldn't win an offer at Christmas, there was no justice in the world."

Opening line:
"If Adelaide Northrop ever found herself short of funds, she fully intended to ply her trade composing a very detailed and, at times, scathing accounting of the traveling inns of England."

THE FORBIDDEN DUKE by Jen Geigle Johnson
Opening line:
"The new Duke of Salsbury hardly noticed the guests as he took each hand, welcoming them into his London townhome."

Opening line:
""Do you think we'll have snow for Christmas?" Suzanne asked, loking up from her book in the nursery."

FOLLOW THE RIVER by Krista Lynne Jensen
Opening line:
"Mr. Forbes sat across from Arabelle in the drawing room of Hybrigge House, studying the pa…

My favorite books about friends

I think this is the cutest picture of best friends! I got it off Pinterest but can find the artist to give credit where credit is certainly due! If anyone knows...let me know.

Do you have a best friend?

My BFF in high school was exactly who I needed at the time. She didn't let me get away with any crap, downheartedness, stupidty, or anything that might ruin my life. She made me laugh so hard that I literally spewed milk out. my. nose. On multiple occasions. I loved her!

I LOVE books that show a healthy BFF relationship. DO YOU HAVE A FAVORITE BFF BOOK?
I love to see the relationship strengthen and mature, too. Whenever there is a #bookstagram prompt on Instagram about best friends, there are a few books I think about. Here is a list of my top favs:

Young Adult
by Melina Marchetta

First line:

"My father took one hundred and thirty-two minutes to die."

Three things I liked about this book:
1. Relationships
2. Jonah Griggs
3. Ending

by Leigh Bardugo



What do a crooked detective, an upstanding psychiatrist, and a teenager who can’t remember killing her parents all have in common? Nine years of lies.

He hid her away from society so she couldn’t turn him in. But, in the end, he couldn’t hide her forever.

Opening line:
"The moment a patient walks through my office door, I an usually assess him right away."

You might already know H.B. Moore is an amazing writer. I've probably read ALL of her romances and anthologies. I already love her writing. BUT THEN SHE GOES AND WRITES THIS BOOK! I couldn't put it down!
Told between two points of view (Jess and Logan), this story is full of suspense and twists and a hint of romance. I loved it!

About 5 swear words, kissing, sexual tense.