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Thursday, January 30, 2014

Title: The Capture of the Earl of Glencrae Author: Stephanie Laurens Genre: Historical Romance Review Rating: Five Stars Reviewer: Linda Hays-Gibbs At the Cavendish House in London, Angelica Rosalind Cynster spies her hero, a tall dark stranger that she insists a friend introduce her to. Her sister's have captured their loves and she knows this man is hers, but after the introduction and trip to the gardens, she hopes for a kiss, he proceeds to kidnap her, and whisk her away. She, of course, is furious but can not oppose the strength in his hands. Viscount Debenham is ecstatic for his prey just fell into his waiting arms. He sends her off in his carriage all trussed up like a prize pig and returns to the party to keep the guilt off his impeccable name. Angelica is livid by the time her chosen hero returns but he asks to explain and she listens. Being a Cynster, she forms plans of her own and even before the trip to Scotland is underway, she has an agenda. This is a funny, romantic, passionate, adventurous, gallop of a story that I fell in love with. I read it in two days and its not a light book. I loved it, could not put it down. I highly recommend this lovely story and know you will thoroughly enjoy it too. I gave it Five Stars. The characters were well developed and the plot exciting. Besides each having their own good redeeming qualities they each had their own hidden problems. The minor characters were endearing as well. The Scottish clan as a whole had their own personality and of course the Cynster clan never fails to inspire. It was a grand conclusion to the three book trilogy. I loved this story and hope to read more as exciting from Laurens shortly. I can never get enough. Linda Hays-Gibbs

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Title: In Pursuit of Eliza Cynster Author: Stephanie Laurens Genre Regency Romance Review Rating: Five Stars Reviewer: Linda Hays-Gibbs This is an exciting romantic adventure with all the bells and whistles we rely on Laurens to give her readers. Eliza is being guarded while her sister Heather and Breckenridge enjoy their betrothal ball. She is given a note to meet someone in a back parlor and her curiosity made her go. There, she is drugged and kidnapped away to Scotland by Scrope, acting for a Highland Laird. On the way to Edinburgh, she sees Jeremy Carling pass and yells for help. He is an unlikely hero because he is a scholar not a warrior, but he follows and tries to help her. Eliza is a shy lady that can't ride horses, so her rescue involves a lot of walking through the highlands to get to England. Eliza felt jealous of her sister that was rescued from the Laird by Breckenridge and they fell in love. Now she see it as a terrifying experience.She hopes Jeremy will be her hero but he never acted like a hero before. He has to find the courage within him to perform his rescue of Eliza. Eliza finds her courage and unlikely hero is just what she needed. They run and run till you and they are thoroughly exhausted. Finally they make it home but the mystery of the Laird's reasons for kidnapping, not one but two Cynster girls, is still unknown. This is an exciting, riveting, erotic tale, a super good regency romance. I give this lovely story Five Stars. The characters are explained in detail with their foibles and psychosis. They are a treat. I recommend this to all readers of regency. Linda Hays-Gibbs

Friday, January 17, 2014

Title: Rise to Power, The Chronicles of David's Life Author: Uvi Poznansky Genre: Historical Religious Fantasy Review Rating: Five Stars Reviewer: Linda Hays-Gibbs Engrossing, Perceptive, and Introspective This exceptional story opens at the end of David's life, when he is old and feeble. He is feeling he is a lunatic like Saul was. He is trying to put his life into some semblance of order and wants his legacy to be written down in his own memoirs. David is old, sick and feeling totally alone. He realizes that a crown is just a symbol of being a king and a kingdom is held by strength and powers which he thinks he has lost. Then the author takes you back to David's youth and how he felt when he first met Saul. It lets you see the insanity of Saul's reign. David is a child dodging spears from an insane King that believes David covets his throne. You hear David's thoughts as he wants to be a king and he memorizes every aspect of Saul's rule. David even chastises himself for coveting the kingdom of Saul. These are deep introspections of his whole life, goals, and motives. It us an inspiring perspective of the heart of a child. a poet, a shepard, a musician, a soldier, a fugitive, a killer and a king. It is so engrossing and and personable. A very different glimpse into what David's whole life could have felt like. His emotions, his mind and his life is laid bare. This is a refreshing viewpoint and a deeply poetic endeavor. I was inspired and captive by the author's incredible poetic license and inspired by her revelations into David's life. I enjoyed it and look forward to her future works. I gave her Five Stars for her ingenuity and introspection with exceptional probing into this iconic historical figure. It was just wonderful to see David as a person with all his trials and successes and even failures expressed so succinctly. Linda Hays-Gibbs

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Title: Duke of a Gilded Age Author: S.G. Rogers Genre: Historical Romance Review Rating: Five Stars Reviewer: Linda Hays-Gibbs Diverting: Refreshing and Enjoyable Wesley Parker, the twelfth Duke of Mansbury is a strapping handsome young man raised in Brooklyn, NY. He has no idea how to be a Duke. His mother is Lady Frederick. Her husband was killed in an accident and they were living in abject poverty before the Eleventh Duke of Mansbury's death. Mr Oakhurst and his beautiful daughter Annabelle Oakhurst traveled to America to tell the Duke of his inheritance. They were not expecting the boy they found. Wesley was brawling on the streets of New York and the police brought him home to his mother as the Oakhurst's were having tea with his mother. Later, they embark on the journey to England and encounter icebergs and shipwrecks, along with thieves and murderers. The excitement does not end when they arrive in England. There is unrequited love, really bad fellows to fight and excellent balls and proposals. It's a feast. This is just an example of how this story sets the cadence for excitement. There is never a dull moment. We have a deep and abiding love story between Belle Oakhurst and Wesley, even though she is already engaged to Errol, and Wesley's friend Stephen is smitten with her too. The main characters are growing and evolving right on the pages of the book. The sub characters are favorites too. I especially enjoyed Cavendish, Wesley's valet, Stephen and Louise. You will enjoy this historical romance. I heartily recommend this book especially if you like this genre. I was most impressed with the ingenuity and suspense. I gave it Five Stars and believe everyone will enjoy this adventuresome tale of escapades and love. It is sure to inspire. Thank you S,G. Rogers for such a lovely book. Sincerely, Linda Hays-Gibbs

Monday, January 13, 2014

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Saturday, January 11, 2014

Title: Miss Bennet's Naughty Secret,a scandal in Surrey Novel
Author: Sandra Sookoo
Genre: Historical Erotic Romance
Review Rating: Four Stars
Reviewer: Linda Hays-Gibbs

A Hot Merry Chase!

     This is an interesting erotic novel that uses a secret passageway as a means for a young lady to spy on a young handsome man and explore fantasies. She is called mad for her weirdness but he is called worse. It seems that Miss Elinor Bennet has painfully lost everyone she has ever loved and vows to never love, never marry, or even get close to another again for fear of this pain.
     She was traumatized and seeks gratification by her own means and without another person for they only cause pain. However; when her only close friend, from childhood moves away, she searches the secret passageways for entertainment.       A new resident moves into Surrey into her friends house. Feeling vulnerable and lonely though she won't admit it, she decides to find out about the new resident and explore the old passageways. She stumbles into the private rooms of a very handsome young man, Mr. Geoffrey Irvine Ansley. She can see him but he can't see her. She finds him in various states of undress and her imagination runs wild. Especially when she finds him in a bathtub. Her imagination gets the better of her after awhile and he hears her and discovers her secret.
     He has a problem of his birth, being born on the wrong side of the blanket and feels he would never find a woman that would accept him and never thinks of marriage.    
     After they start their affair, it gets to them and their hearts start to melt, but will she ever melt enough and does he have enough to give her. This is a very erotic and sensual story that leads you on a hot merry chase.
    It is different and delightful but I felt there should have been a little more about Geoffrey's life in America or about Miss Bennet's family disasters before her aunt and uncle.
      I did get engrossed in the story and it is my understanding that it is a series, so I may be missing some vital information that made me feel this way. If that is the case, I apologize to the author and must search for her other books.       I gave the review rating of four stars for the above reason, but I must confess it is a grand romantic fanciful story.

Linda Hays-Gibbs
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