Showing posts from July, 2018

Book Recommendation - A Perfect Weakness

I recently had the pleasure of being a part of a launch team for a work of romantic historical fiction, which is a genre that is slowly growing on me (as long as the romance isn't super gushy). Jennifer Davids is a "new to me" author, so I was a bit hesitant. But I didn't need to be. The book was very well written and the characters were delightful. I was immediately drawn into the time of 1860s England, where we meet our heroine, Penelope Howard, at the grave of her uncle who had recently passed. He was the lord of Ashford hall in the village of Woodley. His heir is an American doctor who must be convinced to come to England and become a lord. Here we meet John Turner, who has given up medicine for a reason unknown to us at this time. He appreciates the opportunity to escape his troubles and find his way to England. He plans to settle the estate, hand the reigns to another, and hide away in England. The story focuses on the lives of these 2 main characters, John and…

Book Recommendation - The Reckoning at Gossamer Pond

I was first introduced to author Jaime Jo Wright last fall when her debut novel "The House on Foster Hill" was released. Her name showed up in several author newsletters and her book was lauded by no fewer than 3 authors that I follow and trust. And so, I did something that was rather rare for me. I BOUGHT a book by an author I'd never heard of before. Typically with new authors, I download a freebie or check them out at the library. I will very seldom spend money on a book where I don't already know the author. But because of the recommendations by other authors, I gave this one a try, and was very glad I did. Her debut novel was nothing short of spectacular. So, when she sent out applications to help launch her sophomore novel, I jumped at the chance.

The Reckoning at Gossamer Pond takes place in the small town of Gossamer Grove, WI,  during 2 timelines a century apart. We start out meeting Libby Sheffield in 1907 as she comes across a dead body. She had received h…