Monthly Recap: January 2016

January sure did seem to fly by, did it not? I hope you all had a great month. Here comes the list of the books I read; if there is a link that means I wrote a full-length review that you will be directed to.

Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman — 5 out of 5 stars

Along the Infinite Sea by Beatrice Williams — 3 out of 5 stars

7069272I Kissed An Earl by Julie Anne Long — 4 out of 5 stars.
A perfect mixture of adventure and romance. When Violet Redmond uses her powers of deduction, there is only one thing apparent: that her brother is the sought-after pirate Le Chat, and that she must do whatever it takes to bring him home and escape the noose. Thus, she wheedles her way onto the ship of the earl tasked by the king to capture Le Chat, and embarks on an adventure. This story really did have it all in terms of pirates, life upon a ship, and action. I am always in search of historical romances that do more than linger around a house party or a ballroom, and this one delivered.
The romance between Violet and Captain Flint was also good. Both engaged in a sensual game of chess with the other, pulling the tension to delicious heights. All in all, this was a good story about the lengths a person will travel for the love of another, and the ability of that love to bring out the hidden qualities within.

Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin — 4 out of 5 stars

Beatrice and Benedick by Marina Fiorato — 4 out of 5 stars

Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling — 2 out of 5 stars

25365683Demelza by Winston Graham — 4 out of 5 stars
What is it about this series that is so compelling? The characters, with all of their flaws trying to exist within the same community. Even further, the in-depth look into a mining community filled with hardships as befitting the time interest me. This is great historical fiction, and while I did like Ross Poldark a little bit more there are plenty of good things about Demelza. (I listened to the audiobook)


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