About Manor for Sale, Baron Included

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She has everything Lord Farnsworth wants, including his manor.

Lord Farnsworth would rather rot in debtor’s prison than sell the one place that feels like home to him—his mother’s manor. That is, until he meets the woman who wants to buy it. Sally Duncan is beautiful, intelligent, and as rich as a baron—a rich baron, not a cash-strapped one like Lord Farnsworth. She’s the solution to every one of his financial problems and is bewitching to boot. All he needs to do is sell her his beloved manor and then charm her to the altar, and the manor will be his again. Simple, right?

But nothing is simple when Sally starts tearing apart his ancestral home and renovating it in a way no one would consider tasteful. She is wreaking havoc on everything, but he cannot give up on owning his mother’s estate again, nor can he imagine anyone but Sally as his wife.

And so he sticks with his plan.

What a horrible mistake.

My review

This book made me laugh so many times! I love the way Esther Hatch wrote it. It’s light, fun and romantic. Honestly, I didn’t want to put it down.

Jonathan is one of those characters that the reader just loves from the very beginning. He is a baron, but his estate isn’t doing the best. He makes a very difficult decision to sell his mother’s home. I loved the first scene where he meets Sally. He doesn’t want her to know who he is, so he has his friend make up something. And he becomes known as his pugilist. But the joke’s on him, because Sally knows just who he is the whole time. LOVE!

Sally, I just loved her. I loved her care for her sister. Her sister was the whole reason Sally wanted to buy Jonathan’s manor. She needed to get her sister away from her mother, into the country. I loved the crazy things she told Jonathan she was going to do to his manor. And that vase! You really need to read this one just for the vase. And I loved how when Sally broke Jonathan’s heart, her own was broken as well. And she went out of her way to fix things and make them better.

There are so many great parts of this book. You won’t want to stop reading it for anything!

I was sent an e-copy of Manor for Sale, Baron included by the author. All opinions are my own.

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About The Invention of Sophie Carter

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With all sorts of delightful Parent Trap-style identical twin hijinks, The Invention of Sophie Carter is the perfect light-and-sweet palate cleanser.

1851. Bounced from one home to another their whole lives, orphaned identical twins Sophie and Mariah Carter have always relied on each other for love and support, even though the sisters couldn’t be more different.

Brash Sophie wants to be an inventor, and demure Mariah wants to be an artist. Both long to visit London for the summer―Sophie to see the Queen’s Great Exhibition and Mariah to study the world’s finest collection of paintings. But when their cantankerous aunt answers their letter pleading for a place to stay, she insists she only has time and room to spare for one of them.

So, Mariah and Sophie hatch a clever scheme: They will travel to London together and take turns playing the part of “Sophie”.

At first the plan runs like clockwork. But as the girls avoid getting caught by increasingly narrow margins and two handsome gentlemen―both of whom think they’re falling in love with the real Sophie Carter―enter the equation, the sisters find they don’t have the situation quite as under control as they thought.

My review

You must read this one! I had not read any books by Samantha Hastings before. But this book drug me into the story from the very first page. I couldn’t put it down. I read this book in less than 24 hours.

I loved Sophie and Mariah. Identicle twins in a historical romance. I had not seen that plot before. But the auhor did a great job with it. I loved the way these two pretended to be eachother. But they each got what they needed and what made them happiest in the end.

The prologue was kind of sad. With the woman that had raised them sending them away coldly. I really loved the way they were able to meet with her again later in life and come to terms with her and with their situation.

This book ends up being kind of a dual love story. And that made me happy. This book is great! Make sure to grab your own copy!

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About Instant Cooking with Six Sisters’ Stuff

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Six Sisters’ Stuff is one of the most popular blogs for quick and easy cooking and entertaining at home for families. In their tenth cookbook, the sisters introduce a new wrinkle to their repertoire—“instant” cooking in a multicooker, such as the Instant Pot. Multicookers are a fantastic tool for those looking to save time in the kitchen as well as those who are looking for simpler, more flavorful, and healthier fare.

With more than 100 recipes specifically designed for and tested in an electronic multicooker, everyone from beginning cooks to experienced chefs can find something to master in Instant Cooking with Six Sisters’ Stuff. From entrees to side dishes to desserts, there are multicooker options available that fit the bill.

My review

Have you started cooking with an Instant Pot yet? I love mine for so many reasons. I’ll just be honest and say the thing I cook the most is probably hard boiled eggs. They are just so easy in the Instant Pot. But I’ve tried many other things. Mac and Cheese is one of my family’s favorites. And it’s so much easier not to boil the pasta on the stove. You cook the whole thing in the Instant Pot and never drain pasta.

I was really excited to see this new cookbook by Six Sisters’ Stuff. Their recipes are great! They usually have recipes that all my family will eat and this cookbook is no different. So far I’ve tried Chicken Tacos and Cheesy Penne Pasta. Even my picky eaters ate these recipes. So that’s a win. And both were so easy. I love the dump and go Chicken Tacos especially. It was easy to start dinner and walk away to help my son with his homework as it was cooking.

You can’tt go wrong with recipes from Six Sisters’ Stuff!

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About Of Sword and Shadow

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Greece, 1379

She is known by many names, none of them her own. In truth, she is an unnamed slave, nothing more than a weapon in the hands of her owner in his attempts to provoke political mayhem. When she encounters a handsome young man while on an assignment, she thinks little of him—until he attempts to take what she has stolen. But in her line of work, failure is not an option.

Gillen is intrigued by the mysterious woman who thwarts his mission. But when his path crosses hers again, his intrigue turns to gratitude as the thief he comes to call Eudocia saves his life. The two form a bond of friendship and join forces to wrest control from a group of ruthless rulers. But as their camaraderie blossoms into something more, Gillen and Eudocia must fight for love even as they wage war for a better future.

My review

I have read a lot of historical romance. But I have never read one quite like this one by A.L. Sowards. I love that she picked a time period that was not one usually picked. And I really loved the extra historical information she added, both at the begining and the end.

One thing that was really interesting about this book is that the main character doesn’t have a name. I’ve never seen that done in a book before, but this author did a great job with that. The main character is fantastic. The reader sees the whole book through her eyes. Because she’s kind of an unseen slave throughout most of the book, she has a really great view of everything that happens. I love that she has a sense of honor, even though she’s been raised as a theif.

Gillen is kind of the hero of the book. He goes out of his way to help our heroine. I loved the way he doesn’t see her as the lowest of the low. And he is able to see past who she appears to be, to really see the woman inside and learn to love her.

After reading this one, I have so many questions. Things I’d love to find out about the backgrounds of both of the characters. And it’d be kind of fun to learn more about this time period as well. I guess I’ve got some reasearch to do!

I was sent a copy of Of Sword and Shadow as a gift from the publisher. All opinions are my own.

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About Second Chance Kisses

Second Chance Kisses

She wants nothing to do with him.
He wants a second chance.

When the jerk playing Sir Lancelot in a TV series is fired, Madison Taylor is relieved the show isn’t canceled. But when she discovers his replacement is British heart-throb Caleb Matthews, she’s tempted to quit her job. Not only is Caleb on the list of Britain’s hottest male actors…he’s also Madison’s former fiancé. She regrets ever falling in love and is determined not to let it happen again. But her foolish heart isn’t listening…putting her in danger of falling for him all over again.

Note: This book originally appears as Forgotten Kisses, a short story in the Under the Mistletoe Collection. Second Chance Kisses has been extensively re-written and lengthened with added content that tells the rest of Madison and Caleb’s story! You’ll love the witty dialogue and added scenes, including a bonus epilogue!

My review

I was so excited to see that Cindy Roland Anderson had a new book out! I love the way she writes her books. She always has great characters and plots. Her books always make me smile. This book saved me from waiting in boring lines so many times on my vacation last month. Do you always have to have a book with you to save you from boredom?

I loved Madison in this book! It was pretty funny how she ended up having to work for her ex-fiancé when she wasn’t planning to ever see him again. Madison is the kind of girl who helps her single mom sister, Jenny, out every day. They work together to take care of the baby. I loved her character!

Caleb is great too! I loved the way he went out of his way to help Madison out. What guy, let alone a famous one, is going to loan a girl his car so she doesn’t have to drive hers that doesn’t work? But he did. And so many other things as well.

I loved the way these two worked through their issues. And the ending was the best! I’m really hoping that Jenny gets her own story sometime.

I borrowed a copy of Second Chance Kisses using my Kindle Unlimited subscription. All opinions are my own.

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About Suitors for the Proper Miss

Suitors for the Proper MIss

She wants to marry a Lord, as Lordly and titled as possible. He wants nothing more to do with her than saddle her horses.

Miss Lucy Standish has wanted to marry a future duke for as long as she could remember. Days in the cold, with little coal for their small cottage and little to eat, she would dream of the days she saved all her sisters with a marriage to a man of such elevated title that they would never be poor again, that her children and their children forever would be cared for.

Mr. Conor Sullivan has never overstepped the lines of propriety. He does everything he can to treat Miss Lucy with respect. But his heart is overcome with love for the middle Standish sister, and he assumes he will spend his dying breath still wishing she were his.

But fortune changes for the Sullivan family. With new attention from the crown and past family secrets revealed, a path opens that just might mean happiness for Lucy and Conor. But will they be bold enough to seize the opportunity when it comes?

My review

The books in the Lords for the Sisters of Sussex series just keep getting better and better! I think that Lucy’s story might be my favorite. But… I know there are more books coming. So, who knows which book will end up my overall favorite.

There were so many things I loved about Lucy. I loved that she is a proper miss. She wants to marry a duke. But she isn’t really after the status. She just wants her sisters lives to be better. I think that’s kind of natural after what she and her sisters had been in society before they were taken care of by the Earl that married Jane. But Lucy learns as she goes along that not everything is as it seems. And sometimes the dream you have isn’t as good as your reality. I loved that about her. It’s a lesson we all have to learn at some time or another.

I really liked Conor too. He’s the groom at Lucy’s family’s stables. And he’s always watching out for Lucy. There were so many parts to this that I loved. I loved the mystery of Conor’s family. And how Lucy’s family were still unraveling their own family history mystery. And I loved the way Conor and his father weren’t going to sit idly by. They worked to make their own fortune better than what it was.

This is a great book! There’s a great scene near the end with a carriage that was my very favorite. I can’t wait to see what author Jen Geigle Johnson comes up with next!

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