Hello, and welcome back! Our weather guessers have done it again and we're still waiting for the snow that was supposed to arrive hours ago. Honestly, the famers' almanac has done a better job this winter than the local stations. I'm going to leave the television off the rest of the day and curl up with a book after I get the bread machine going again.
First up this time out is Emily Hendrickson's My Lady Faire (Signet Regency). The widowed Claire, Lady Fairfax, thinks she is managing just fine with her stepson, but the boy's guardian, Noel Clifford, Lord Hawke, is sticking his nose into their business. It will probably delight fans of traditional Regencies, and with the garden faeries, it offers something lovely for the reader who isn't a huge fan of traditional Regencies.
Next is Sandra Heath's Diamond Dreams (Signet Regency), with Miss Ellie Rutherford meeting a stranger near her new home with her uncle. Athan, Lord Griffin, is already engaged to another woman, but he can't help stealing a kiss from the lovely Ellie. And, after meeting Fleur, his intended, you can't help wondering why he'd even consider such a shrewish plotter as a wife. Also, this one goes a bit beyond the traditional Regency, with the level of sexuality and some of the secondary characters. If you're looking for a real, traditional Regency, you may not enjoy this one.
Finally, we have Mr. Impossible (Berkley) by Loretta Chase. I cannot rave enough about this book. I've been hand-selling it like crazy at work this weekend, and have had to order more. It is absolutely wonderful. The widowed Daphne Pembroke needs help, and bailing Rupert Carsinton out of an Egyptian prison is the only option left to her. These are characters who will pull you head-first into their story, making you laugh and sigh and hate to turn the last page. The hero is marvelous, and Daphne is amazing as they make their way through Egypt to find her brother and defeat the villain. I truly hated to see the end of this story, and can't wait for the next Carsington brother's tale to become available. I've never done this before, but I'm giving all five of Cupid's arrows to this one. It's a definite keeper.
Until next time, happy reading!