Storytime Saturday a weekly blog feature showcasing any new books we’ve been reading with Erin, reviewing picture books and talking about our monthly library haul! Basically, Storytime Saturday is all about books! This week we’re showcasing The Adventures of the Owl and the Pussycat by Coral Rumble. The book was published by Wacky Bee Books on 4th April 2017. The Owl and the Pussycat went to sea, in a box on the living room floor. They sailed away for a year and a day and these are the things that they saw… Join two curious children on a quirky adventure,
When it comes to reading I absolutely love the Regency genre. I love being transported back to such a wonderfully interesting time with such colourful characters. Lenora Bell is author to The Disgraceful Dukes series with the second instalment about to be released. I’m so happy to have Lenora on the blog today telling us all about why she chose to write Regency novels. Hi Lyndsey! Thanks for hosting me today! You asked me why I chose to write Regency Era historical romance. I think I can sum that up in two words: Jane Austen. Yep, it’s all Jane’s fault.
Today I’m taking part in the blog tour for The House in Quill Court by Charlotte Betts. I love anything set in the Regency era and this book was no exception! Venetia Lovell lives by the sea in Kent with her pretty, frivolous mother and idle younger brother. Venetia’s father, Theo, is an interior decorator to the rich and frequently travels away from home, leaving his sensible and artistic daughter to look after the family. Venetia designs paper hangings and she and her father often daydream about having an imaginary shop where they would display the highest quality furniture, fabrics and
Title: Jamaica Inn Author: Daphne Du Maurier Series: N/A Acquired: Review Genre: Young Adult Publisher: Virago Release date: 1st published 1935 – reissue 16th July 2015 In the bitter November wind, Mary Yellan crosses Bodmin Moor to Jamaica Inn. Her mother’s dying wish was that she take refuge there, with her Aunt Patience. But when Mary arrives, the warning of the coachman echoes in her mind: Jamaica Inn has a desolate power, and behind it’s crumbling walls Patience is a changed woman, cowering before her brooding, violent husband. When Mary discovers the inn’s dark secrets, the truth is more terrifying than anything
Title: Masquerade Author: Joanna Taylor Series: N/A Acquired: Review Genre: Adult Publisher: Piatkus Release date: 4th August 2015 Lizzy Ward never meant to end up working the streets of Piccadilly. So when a mysterious lord pursues her, it seems her fortunes are changing. But Lord Hays wants feisty Lizzy for more than a night. He needs her to masquerade as his companion. So can a street-girl navigate the fashion and faux pas of London society? And will Lizzy’s wild heart be too much temptation for Lord Hays? Review It has been a while since I’ve read a novel set in Regency times
Title: For The Win Author: Brenna Aubrey Series: Gaming the System #4 Acquired: Review Genre: New Adult Publisher: Silver Griffin Associates Release date: 16th June 2015 Millionaire bad boy Jordan Fawkes has problems. Big problems. That molten-hot intern he hooked up with at Comic-Con is now his assistant. No one can know they’re the stars of the cosplay sex tape that broke the Internet. Business school hopeful April Weiss has drama. Big drama. Working under the CFO of Draco Multimedia should be the opportunity of a lifetime for her, but Jordan Fawkes is the boss from Hell—a sexier-than-sin boss from Hell
Title: The Happy Ever Afterlife of Rosie Potter (RIP)Author: Kate Winter Series: N/AAcquired: ReviewGenre: AdultPublisher: SphereRelease date: 21st May 2015When Rosie Potter wakes up one morning with what she assumes is the world’s worst hangover, the last thing she expects is to discover that she’s actually dead. With a frustrating case of amnesia, suspicious circumstances surrounding her untimely demise, and stuck wearing her ugliest flannel PJs, Rosie must figure out not only what happened last night, but why on earth she’s still here.Slowly the mystery unravels, but there are many other secrets buried in the quiet Irish village of Ballycarragh, and nobody is
Title: The Chateau on the LakeAuthor: Charlotte BettsSeries: N/AAcquired: ReviewGenre: Adult – HistoricalPublisher: PiatkusRelease date: 7th May 2015In 1792 Madeleine Moreou is a teacher at her parent’s Academy for Young Ladies and loves her life and job. But, on the night of a masquerade, tragedy hits and Madeleine is left all alone with the only option being to find her estranged family in France. Comte Etienne d’Aubery knows the war is coming and offers Madeleine to escort her and friend Sophie to France. His home, Chateau Mirabelle is out of the way of the Revolution and gives Madeleine a chance to figure out