Hello, and welcome back! I hope youīve all had a good reading week. Our weather was perfect for it most of last week, with the rain and cooler temperatures.
First up this week is another from Joveīs Irish Eyes series, Kate Freimanīs "Irish Moonlight." Computer nerd Erin McKeogh comes to Ireland to stop her best friend Conlan from making the biggest mistake of his life--wedding a woman heīs known only two weeks. But Phelan McDermott is a distraction to her mission, and Erin may have to change her plans. This book is utterly charming, with an intense subplot of Phelanīs past. And having met Ms. Freiman on two occasions, I can say this book definitely "sounds" like her--touching and very funny in places. And, for me, so far the best of the Irish Eyes line. This one earns four and a half of Cupidīs five arrows.
Next up is Jane Goodgerīs "The Perfect Wife" (Signet Historical). Anne Foster is out for revenge on the man who wed her in order to get his inheritance. Last he saw her, she was a plump, unassuming woman, but now sheīs thin and beautiful, and Henry Owen is in her sights. Except Henry is not the same shallow young man he was when they were married. As Anne has grown, so has he. This story is both wonderful and disturbing. It makes me happy that I was not living in an era when a few women ruled proper society and could make or destroy lives by a simple party invitation or lack thereof. While the ending seemed a bit slow to me, I truly enjoyed this one and am giving it three and a half of Cupidīs arrows.
Last up this week is "A Hitch in Time" by Christine Holden (Jove Time Passages). Drew Montague is at odds with his parents, mostly his father, over his future. Trying to solve his dilemna, he stumbles back in time to his ancestorsī home and Marianne Beaufort, who is set to wed Drewīs great-great-grandfather though she does not love him. This couple has a real problem in deciding what they must do, for not just themselves, but for their families. And can they be happy together in either time? This is very clearly Drewīs story, though we do see Marianneīs point of view as well. This one is an enjoyable way to while away an afternoon and earns three of Cupidīs arrows.
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Till next week, happy reading!