I received the pleasure of reading this book months ago, prior to release, and I can’t tell readers how this book is important. If you’re wanting diversity of gender, orientation, race – then The Spare and The Heir is where you can’t go wrong. CAUTION: Readers there is another book you have to read before  you jump into this one and that’s The Trouble With Grace, a required prequel and worth it to experience the story in it’s entirety. Now, back to my thoughts. Calder and Quinn, our romance leads take us on a journey involving boats, India, England, heartache, heart break, and renewed love.Read More →

This book and what it offers are more dear then a meal or growly stomach and I couldn’t put it down. I’ll say that a lot with Thursday Reads features because they are going to be books I like. I won’t lie at all about it. Most books I like I devour quickly. Leblanc, I’ve been a fan since the early days of her Illustrated Romance career. Seems forever ago, when it’s only been a few years. She’s brought so much creativity and unique takes to Romancelandia. Outside of the books: I’ll say I admire her as an artist, and she’s the one I’ll hireRead More →

Hope and longing… those two themes, along with survival, resound throughout this lovely tale. Once I started, I couldn’t stop. In fact, this author’s books tend to keep me up far too late into the night. As this one did, I needed to know what would happen after reading the first page. Ellie is a woman I’d like to be, the wise optimist who’s seen plenty of life and is trying to regain a part of her that’s been missing. Enter Luke, who’s handsome, gorgeous, and ever so patient. Luke also has a past full of some baggage. That’s what makes this story so marvelous, bothRead More →