Category Archives: Romance

Conditions of faith

For the 1920s woman, marriage and motherhood were a fairly natural progression. For Emily Stanton, the heroine of Conditions of faith,  life becomes somewhat complicated when her clear path becomes complicated by pursuing other interests. Emily meets and marries Scottish engineer Georges, who has devoted his adulthood to designing the great bridge that ambitiously aims […]

Amy August 01

July Online eBook Club Wrap-up – Amy

*Note: This discussion contains spoilers*

Amy by Peggy Savage, is the story of a female Doctor who loses her medical licence on the outbreak of World War I. In response she goes to France as an orderly determined to get her medical licence back and clear her name.

flat out love July 30

Flat Out Love

Flat Out Love by Jessica Park Post by Belinda. Genre: Young Adult Flat Out Love follows the lives of the Watkins family and the main protagonist Julie Seagle.  Julie moves in with the Watkins after her college housing falls through and is invited to stay by Erin Watkins, her Mother’s old college roommate.  The story then […]

cats pajamas July 27

2 A.M. at the cat’s pajamas

2 A.M. at the Cat’s Pajamas by Marie-Helene Bertino Post by Kyla from Local Studies. You may need to read the first couple of pages a few times to grasp that the main character is a jazz singing cigarette smoking shoulder shimmying nine year old who has recently lost her mother. While her father is […]

The Liar by Nora Roberts

I have been a Nora Roberts fan for years but the last trilogy The Cousins O’Dwyer was one I did not even finish. In this series you knew the villain would lose and the cousins would win. With hesitation I picked up The Liar, The main character Shelby’s husband Richard was declared missing at sea […]

There’ll Be Blue Skies by Ellie Dean

There’ll Be Blue Skies is a delightful read set in war time England with vivid details of that period. The characters are endearing and interesting, there is 16 year old Sally and her younger brother Ernie who has been struck down with Polio from an early age.  With dad being away at war and mum […]

The Other side of paradise

The Other side of paradise by Margaret Mayhew is a light read. Set just prior and during the fall of Singapore, the novel tells the story of well-to-do-privileged Susan Roper and her family. Susan lives in a colonial bubble enjoying pretty clothes, parties, socialising and flirting with young lads and frequent marriage proposals. She meets a young […]

The art of hearing heartbeats May 29

May online ebook club wrap up: The Art of Hearing Heartbeats

This month we looked at a partial romance novel for our online ebook club. While I refer to it as a romance novel The Art of Hearing Heartbeats byJan-Philipp Sendker is not the Mills and Boon type of romance. It is more an exploration of love and understanding – romantic and familial.

DELIRIUM BY LAUREN OLIVER

DELIRIUM is a beautifully woven tale of forbidden love with a unique modern twist. Set within a dystopian society love – amor delirium nervosa – is deemed a dangerous disease, illicit by the government requiring eradication. All citizens are obliged to undergo a mandatory disturbing surgical cure upon turning eighteen. A life without love ensures […]

May online ebook club: the art of hearing heartbeats

A successful New York lawyer disappears without a trace and the only clue as to his whereabouts lies in a love letter he wrote to a Burmese woman many years before. His daughter Julia, intent on solving the mystery of her father’s disappearance travels to the Burmese woman’s village.

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