herbal guide, Friday 56, blog hop, fun

This week I have received an exciting ARC copy of “By Wolfsbane and Mandrake Root“, which is an herbal guide to poisonous plants. As a Herbalist, I am always very excited to get my hands on out of the ordinary books like this one. Because it is Friday, and time for Friday 56, I have chosen to share with you an excerpt of this book featuring the plant “Hound’s Tongue”. I love the name of this plant!   The above-mentioned book will be released in February 2017, and I will, of course, write a review right here on this blog. For those of you whoRead More →

Ready For A Challenge? Planning For January

Hi, Everyone!   I am so excited to announce that I am participating in the Winter 2017 Comment Challenge, hosted by A Kernel of Nonsense and FLYlef. During this month we pledge to comment either 5 or 10 comments per assigned partner(s), throughout the month of January. I have decided to commit to 5 comments, considering that it is my first time participating. I have been paired with the following lovely bloggers: A Kernel Of Nonsense Lana @ FLYlef I love challenges, so it is not any surprise to anyone, that I am also going to be a part of another challenge, which will lastRead More →

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Best Books Of 2016

Hi, Book Lovers! Today (and hopefully on a regular basis), I decided to participate in the awesome Top Ten Tuesday link up hosted by Broke And The Bookish. Every week, this awesome book blog link up features a theme, which is what everyone participating centers their post around. This weeks theme is: Top Ten Best Books Of 2016 Here are my choices: 1. Best non-fiction book of 2016 Tim Ferriss “Tools of Titans“. This book is a huge resource for anyone who is looking to improve his or her life. 2. Best Christmas Romance Novel: Leslie North: The Sheikhs Christmas Baby. Very adorable and romantic.Read More →

If you are looking for realism, you might want to consider reading another book. Actually, if you are looking for realism in romance novels in general, you are reading the wrong genre. To me, romance novels are about escape, fantasy in a somewhat relatable setting and entertainment. The Sheik’s Christmas Present is that exactly. An entertaining ride, that features charming characters who are trying to make the best out of situations they have been put in. Yes, I was a little bit put off by how much the female main character, Maria Walken, disliked wealth and money, almost a little too much, but I haveRead More →

romantic book, romance, romance novel

Today, I want to share with you my thoughts on Happily Evan After by Michelle. F. Irwin. What a unique, and adorable story! Imagine that, after you died, and you are assigned to become a cupid? After years of working as this mystical being, you come across the reincarnation of the woman you used to love, and she is your newest “client”, and you are assigned to find her a true love? A lot of times, unique premises have the potential to make wonderful love stories but are then poorly executed. Not with Happy Evan After. Michelle F. Irwin turned this imaginative story into a romantic,Read More →

Maya Banks, books, book review

I am going to start by saying that I am a fan of the KGI series. Maya Banks is one of my favorite authors, so I was excited to finally have time to read another one of her books. But unlike the others before, this one left me bewildered, and somewhat shocked, questioning what I just read. I usually do not write spoilers in my reviews, but I will make an exception because I want to convey why I disliked Darkest Before Dawn as much as I did. First, we have a strong-willed woman who fights to stay alive, in the middle of the Middle East,Read More →

Friday 56, books, I am reading

Hi, Everyone! This is my first time participating in the Friday 56 Blog Link Up hosted by Freda’s Voice! This week I have chosen to feature the book “Ashley Bell” by Dean Koontz. But what is Friday 56, you ask? Good question! In this link up, we are asked to choose a book, go to page 56 or %56 if you are on an e-reader, and share a part of what is written on that page of your chosen book. Either post your finds on your blog post or on Instagram (I am doing both!), with the hashtag #Friday56, and then link back to theRead More →

books book review, book

Strict family values with clearly defined gender roles and restrictions and past transgressions never make a good combination, especially if these family members are stubborn, and downright unable to see anyone else’s side of the story. This is what the main character Arabella in Can’t Stop Loving You by Miranda Liasson has to deal with when Roman comes back into her life unexpectedly. He is the said transgression, and with that never good enough in the eyes of Bella’s family, even worse, his family is viewed as direct competition to the family business. Nothing good can come from this, right? Well, this is a romanceRead More →

book review, books, Witness

I have been blessed to have received an ARC (Advance Reader Copy) of the following book via NetGalley: Witness by Caroline Mitchel took me by total surprise. Normally, I am not a fan of books who not only switch the point of view in the narrative but also change from third-person to first-person, as well as past and present. This could have made a very  confusing book if Caroline Mitchel would  not have used this technique to her advantage. Instead of taking me  out of the story, her choice made the book more disturbing, more thrilling. This is a book that is hard to put  down. WitnessRead More →

contemporary romance, novel, fiction, book review

Before I get into the story, I will have to warn you.  Her Hopes And Dreams contains a realistic description of PTSD, as suffered by a Veteran, and domestic violence, and the aftermaths of such abuse. Most contemporary romance novels are light in their subject matter, meddling mothers, class differences, or other obstacles finds the two main characters within the pages, keeping them apart until they finally get together.  In this case, “Her Hopes And Dreams” does not do it’s title justice because it does not only with the main character regaining faith in the possibility of relationship, and her ability to trust again – herself, andRead More →