I bought this book for three reasons – (1) the utterly charming cover, (2) my maiden name is Weaver and it was too much to resist, and (3) I met my husband because I spotted him across the room and said “Who is that? I need to meet him.”, so I’m always a sucker for that story line. This was a very charming, ‘clean’ Regency romance. It did not dive as deeply into the characters as I would have liked, but it was overall an enjoyable, light read. Ethan Brundy (the titular weaver) is a workhouse orphan who worked his way […]
This is the third book in the Westcott series. I skipped the first and reviewed the second here. This third book was very good. The overarching theme throughout the series of family and acceptance was at its peak here, and I loved it. I always enjoy a series about a close family, but this takes it beyond the nuclear family to aunts/uncles/cousins, and it’s just wonderful to see people treating each other well. Alexander Westcott was happy with his life as a gentleman, but when his cousin, the heir to the Earl of Riverdale, is found to be illegitimate, Alex […]
The premise of the Westcott series (non-spoilers: this is all basically in the cover copy) is that an earl was secretly married and had a daughter, and then he married again and had three more children. Upon the earl’s death the three presumptive heirs find that they are illegitimate and the orphaned child gets a huge inheritance. The first book is about that orphan, and she and her new husband make a bunch of appearances in the following books. I tried to read the first book (Someone to Love) when it came out, but gave up pretty quickly as it […]
“It occurs to me with a shock that he may not like books. I dismiss the thought as soon as it enters my head as too preposterous to be borne. Not like books! I cannot believe it of a fellow man.” This book is the driest of the dry of humor and I loved it. I normally try to do my own plot summary for reviews, but I think that whomever wrote the blurb for this one did an excellent job, so I’m cribbing it from them: “When Lionel Savage, a popular poet in Victorian London, learns from his […]
Julie James is an author I always enjoy, but never rave about. I picked this one up on sale a while ago, and it probably would have languished on my TBR longer, but Ms. James was speaking at a local bookshop, so I wanted a fresh book in my mind. By the time I’m writing this review, it’s been a couple of weeks since I finished the book and I know why I never rave – the book was totally enjoyable AND completely forgettable.
I know this book is the unpopular one in the Bridgerton series around these parts and I am here to vehemently disagree. This is book 5 in the Bridgerton series, and was one of my two favorites the first time I read the series. That was pre-Cannonball for me, so I was very surprised when I came here and found it disparaged. I thought that maybe I wasn’t remembering it fully, so decided on a re-read. I stand by my earlier assessment – I am so very rarely wrong in these things 😉 – and it held up really well […]