Recipe for Persuasion by Sonali Dev: A Delightfully Delicious Dish

There are two things I absolutely cannot resist: a smart Jane Austen retelling and a Food Network cooking competition. Never did I think these two worlds would collide, but thanks to Sonali Dev’s latest novel, they have. I fell in love with Dev’s writing last year through Pride, Prejudice, and Other Flavors, and she’s just … More Recipe for Persuasion by Sonali Dev: A Delightfully Delicious Dish

Get Ready to Fall for Kristy Woodson Harvey’s “Feels Like Falling”

Sometimes you pick up a book and it instantly becomes a forever favorite. Everything about it, from the characters, to the setting, to the emotional punch on every page, invokes that magical feeling that captures everything you love about reading. Without fail, Kristy Woodson Harvey’s novels always have that quality for me, and her latest, … More Get Ready to Fall for Kristy Woodson Harvey’s “Feels Like Falling”

Spring Hunkness: Round Three – The Elite Eight

And then there were nine! Earlier this month, our Spring Hunkness competition started with thirty-six swoon-worthy literary dreamboats, and after two rounds of voting, we’ve had to say goodbye to some forever favorites. (Not one Little Women man is left standing. Not one!) The nine heartthrobs still in contention are one step closer to fulfilling … More Spring Hunkness: Round Three – The Elite Eight

Spring Hunkness: Round Two – The Elite Eighteen

Last week, I put the call out for a little fun and you answered! The results for round one of our 2020 Spring Hunkness Championship are in. There were some close calls, some not-so-close calls, and the surprise upset of our reigning champion, Roger Wakefield, getting knocked out off the bat by that wuthering devil … More Spring Hunkness: Round Two – The Elite Eighteen

Amy Sue Nathan’s The Last Bathing Beauty–The Summer Escape We All Need

I’m going to be honest with you, bookish friends. I’ve had a hard time focusing on reading lately. With everything going on in the world, it seems like all I can do is obsessively watch the news, read the news, then worry, worry, worry. I’ve found myself wondering when I’ll ever feel the joy of … More Amy Sue Nathan’s The Last Bathing Beauty–The Summer Escape We All Need

Outlander Superlatives: Episode 502 – Between Two Fires

If we’ve learned anything from Hamilton!, it’s that Colonial America was not a cake walk. When you add in the chaos the Frasers bring pretty much everywhere they go, you know that the relative peace of Roger and Brianna’s wedding was just the calm before a big old storm. (For the record, I realize we’ve … More Outlander Superlatives: Episode 502 – Between Two Fires