Tag: Alice


ionR: Romancing the Capital Wrap-up #RTC2015
25th Apr / 14 Comments

ionR: Romancing the Capital Wrap-up #RTC2015

Romancing the Capital, #RTC2015 Wrap-up by Alice C.  Last weekend, April 17th and 18th, I (Alice, fellow HJ) was in Ottawa, Canada for the most amazing event—Romancing The Capital—Canada’s first ever romance writers’ convention. I want to start this off by saying that I have never been to writers’ convention, […]

REVIEW: Diary of an Accidental Wallflower by Jennifer McQuiston
1st Apr / 2 Comments

REVIEW: Diary of an Accidental Wallflower by Jennifer McQuiston

Diary of an Accidental Wallflower by Jennifer McQuistonI had heard about Jennifer McQuiston on FaceBook, and after having learned about her work with Ebola education in Sierra Leone, and I was excited to read one of her historical romance novels. Since Jennifer McQuiston is a veterinarian and an infectious disease […]

REVIEW: I Loved a Rogue by Katharine Ashe
9th Mar / 2 Comments

REVIEW: I Loved a Rogue by Katharine Ashe

I Loved a Rogue is the third and final book in Katharine Ashe’s Prince Catcher series, about a trio of sisters who were rescued from a shipwreck, and adopted by a kindly vicar and raised as his own children. After getting their fortune told by a mysterious gypsy, the sisters […]

REVIEW: Wicked, My Love by Susanna Ives
4th Mar / 5 Comments

REVIEW: Wicked, My Love by Susanna Ives

Wicked, My Love by Susanna Ives: If you long for a lighthearted and charming romance, then “Wicked, My Love” is one that you should seek out. Lord Randall Hazelwood and Isabella St. Vincent have been thrown together since childhood, and more or less despise each other, although they are partners in […]

REVIEW: Secrets of a Scandalous Heiress by Theresa Romain
26th Feb / 5 Comments

REVIEW: Secrets of a Scandalous Heiress by Theresa Romain

Secrets of a Scandalous Heiress (The Matchmaker Trilogy #3) by Theresa Romain: Ah, Bath. A place with a rigidly controlled society, but not as constrained as that of London. There a lady can take the waters, be a little more relaxed in comportment and dress, and pretend to be someone […]

REVIEW: An Affair Downstairs by Sherri Browning
29th Jan / 3 Comments

REVIEW: An Affair Downstairs by Sherri Browning

An Affair Downstairs by Sherri Browning: Fans of Downton Abbey will love “An Affair Downstairs.” Set in Edwardian times, it’s the dawn of the automobile, telephones, and women’s rights. A somewhat unusual setting for a historical novel, since the Edwardian doesn’t get as much as attention as the Regency, Sherri Browning’s […]

REVIEW: Say Yes to the Marquess by Tessa Dare
9th Jan / 6 Comments

REVIEW: Say Yes to the Marquess by Tessa Dare

Say Yes to the Marquess by Tessa Dare is one of those stunningly fantastic books that Tessa Dare seems to effortlessly create. The second book in the “Castles Ever After” series (the first was “Romancing the Duke”), revolves around Clio Whitmore, a woman engaged for eight long years to Piers Brandon, […]

REVIEW: Once Upon a Highland Christmas by Lecia Cornwall
22nd Dec / 2 Comments

REVIEW: Once Upon a Highland Christmas by Lecia Cornwall

Once Upon a Highland Christmas by Lecia Cornwall: Is there nothing that says ‘Christmas’ more than a romantic holiday themed novel set in the highlands of Scotland? Weave in a thread of magic and Lecia Cornwall’s gentle novel about duty verses self-interest becomes a delightful way to relax during the too-busy […]

REVIEW: Madeline’s Christmas Wish by Ella Quinn
13th Dec / 0 Comments

REVIEW: Madeline’s Christmas Wish by Ella Quinn

Madeline’s Christmas Wish by Ella QuinnAt around 30,000 words, “Madeline’s Christmas Wish” is classified as a novella. However, the pacing, complexity of plot, and multiple characters give this novella the feel of a full novel. It is interestingly set in France in late 1814, after Napoleon was exiled to Elba […]