Category Archives: romance

A Court of Thorns and Roses

Wow, this series got of to a dramatic start, after hearing it could be a slow start I was surprised how captured I was by ‘ A court of Thorns and Roses’- a book I had no idea  it was a beauty and the beast inspired retelling but read it thinking… ‘this is really like beauty and the beast’.. HA, so Sarah J Mass did a great job then.

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Hygge Moments – Zozie’s February

What’s been hygge for me February- well, bring crazily in love with someone leads you towards special February moments a plenty. 

I have been spoilt with treats of craft bits such such as a cute flowers stamper set, a harry Potter sticker book and a Pixar (I love Disney movies) postcard set.  These were special romantic gestures and as such really thoughtful and giving me nice hygge moments crafting and creating (which is one of my best forms of relaxation ) 

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Romance Reading this Valentine’s Day

I love a good read, and its nearly Valentine Day so let’s think romance reads.

‘Man of Mine’ is romantic, but I still like reading romance as well, its comforting and restoring after a hard day, okay I prefer a cuddle but who says we can’t have our real life romance and then read about someones else s, even if its fiction.

Romance never goes out of style, although I had wondered on my book club if the type of book that comes to mind with romance is now less in favour and considered cheesy by some, not me, yes SOME reads ARE cheesy but not all and who dislikes a bit of cheese in there reading…

I have a few recommendations for you that earned there place on my bookcases, and I dont know if you have more you can tell me about that I may not have read, it not like any of us can read everything!

1 Bridget Jones Diary

2 A gift to Remember

3 Miracle on 5th Avenue

4 Please dont stop the music

5 Pride and Prejudice

there are more but these are what spring to mind today and will give you something to look up and hopefully enjoy.

I asked in my book and craft club for any suggestions, – I cant vouch for them myself but here are the suggestions and I appreciate all of you for helping me with this list 😉 hopefully they are all great .

Myriam E Flores Perez

Have you read the Christine Feehan Dark series? Also, Linsay Sands’ Argeneau series?

I’m a vampire fan so both of those series mix romance with vampires. Also, I love that both are quite extensive series so there’s always new to read!

Sandy Dunne

The Bridgerton Series by Julia Quinn and any series by Anne Gracie and of course Eloisa James!!!!

Patricia Marsalek chambers

Anything by Nicholas Sparks. They are not your cookie cutter romance. There is always a deep story told. My favorite is Message in a Bottle.

Chelsea Garret-Kegley

I haven’t read romance books in a long time. But I did recently read Forbidden by Beverly Jenkins for a challenge. It was actually pretty good. She’s a black author & I believe her books are written in that post-slavery/pre civil rights era so it’s an interesting take on the historical romance.

 

Julie Driver

It’s an oldy but a fav a knight in shining Armor by Jude Devereaux

I love it because it is time travel romance and humor all in one… I do not reread many books but I do that one.

Kyra Wittenauer

Hiding in Plain Sight by Angela Evans.

Katy Marrufo

The Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon is becoming one of my favorites

Emese Tunde Nyilas

I’m old fashioned: Jane Eyre! And Gone with the Wind. I like heroines who have goals in life other than “get a boyfriend”, and I like heroes who don’t lose their personality as soon as they see a
pretty face (also, heroes who want more in a woman than a pretty face).

Tiffany Meshell

My favorite all around is Outlander. I love the historical aspect almost as much as I love the main characters. The entire series has kept me company for many years!

Lesa Lopeman

Just about anything by Nicholas Sparks. It’s hard to believe his books are written by a man ! Lol

Daphne Leigh Johnson

2nd this!  * this was in response to above*

Mercedes Hughes- Barlow

I like Nora Roberts her female leads all have guts!

Tori Straughn

The Consequences series by Aleatha Romig! They’re not your typical love story. It starts out dark, but has a redemption plot through the 5 books. I absolutely loved them.

Zitta Sommers

To me at least, is a big difference between romance novels and romantic novels 😉 A lot of the books i read has romance elements, but I wouldn’t call them romance novels if you know what I mean

Romance isn’t always a no drama book or only a drama in the will she or wont she realize the hero is crazy about her kind of way, they can be exciting dramatic reads at times, Nora Roberts is an author who I have found like that at times for instance,

Please let me know YOUR favorite in the comments as well, what comes to mind when YOU think romance book? have you read any of these?

Until next time, hoping you have a lovely Valentines Day with your loved one or snuggled up in a blanket with a romance book, (or not or BOTH) have a great February 14th.

 

 

A Haunted Yarn Shop Mystery – do they crochet or knit?

A Haunted Yarn Shop Mystery is the first in a series by Molly MacRae.

I just finished it recently and really enjoyed it – wanted to tell you how I found it as my latest cozy mystery read.

I mean… haunted yarn shop –  gotta be a good premise for a book hasn’t it, its such an interesting idea and firstly I love yarn with my love of crochet see Crochet-A-Long 2017 announcement  

or HERE

but secondly in a book ghosts can be fantastic for a story line.

One of the things I can find with a cozy is sometimes the reasons that attracted you to the book are not highlighted in the story as much as you may like,- as they are a very back part to the story BUT here the ghostly yarn shop was brought in enough, although I have to say the yarn shop itself didn’t appear to be haunted!! it was the house that our protagonist was staying in that was. (so a little confused on that one). Seeing as there was yarn (although take note LITTLE of it) I was pleased, and there was a ghost (LOTS of ghost chat ).

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Talking Books with Author Kate Hewitt

Felt really lucky to have a chat with author Kate Hewitt.

Kate is writer of several book with one of  her reads gracing the January pick for February ‘discuss’ on the whimsyandcosy Facebook group.

We are discussing the book Kate wrote called ‘A Yorkshire Christmas’ as book club pick at the moment (we read it just after Christmas) and what a TREAT  that I can share with you the chat. You have to be eagle eyed with the kindle as the books ends about half way through on kindle percent then you get another read as a bonus.

Here’s another author interview for you … and book chat here also … 

Here is our Chat! sit down with a cuppa and put your feet up

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NEW YORK ROMANCE READING -Mistletoe on 34th Street

The kindle is recharging, the end of a book has been enjoyed…  NOW I want to tell you all about it- if you love NEW YORK, if you love ROMANCE, and if you love CHRISTMAS, then Lisa Dickenson has ALL THE INGREDIENTS YOU NEED to fulfill your reading wish list with the wonderful read ‘Miracle on 34th street’

My advice it to read this book with a notepad, so you can note, WHERE to visit in New York that YOU  fancy, put it right by your side, especially if you are a reader like me.  Full of inspiration and seasonal cheer, wrapped up in a slight bit of humbug behavior that at no time seems convincing …  What a read it is, no problem at all to turn pages/kindle buttons, no problem to feel that warm fuzzy glow of good romance and loads of Christmas talk.

This could easily be enjoyed at any time of the year as it is simply a wonderful romance and wonderful tale of a trip to New York, its right up my street and I LOVED it.

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Need a HERO? Read Sarah Morgan

If you say , ‘Zozie –I want something ROMANTIC to read, something where I KNOW the man will come through, where I KNOW EVERYTHING will be okay, not something that will scare me for bedtime reading

…Something where I can sleep at night , can dream about my PERFECT man… believe he can and will appear

Enter SARAH MORGAN books at STAGE LEFT!

 

sarah-morga-set
The Complete Trilogy

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