Musings

Gracie_BridePublisher: Berkley
Reviewed by: Kate Garrabrant
3 stars

Rafe Ramsey’s brother is the Earl of Axebridge, but because his older brother hasn’t produced any children after ten years of marriage, Rafe is feeling pressure to marry and secure his succession. Although all his friends have fallen in love and are happily married, he believes love is for fools and has no interest in marriage. With a betrothal on the horizon, Rafe has one last chance to enjoy his freedom as a bachelor.

Meanwhile, Lady Cleeve believes her missing granddaughter is alive after twelve years. After her son died, she thought she was all alone in the world, until an artist who visited his family in India six years ago showed her a sketch of a father and his daughter. This …

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Laurens_MasteredPublisher: Avon
Reviewed by: Kate Garrabrant
Stars: 2.0

The former leader of the Bastion Club, Dalziel,  has returned to his childhood home after the death of his father. Dalziel is the new Duke of Wolverstone and has been estranged from his family for sixteen long years. When he discovers Minerva Chesterton residing at Wolverstone castle as its chatelaine, he is pleasantly surprised. He barely remembers Minerva as the young girl who used to follow him around. Now she is an attractive and intelligent woman and one Royce would like to get to know better.

Minerva will not be romanced by the likes of Royce. She is very much out of his league and he must marry an established woman that can run his household. Yet, Royce thinks Minerva would be …

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garrabant111When it came to deciding what heroine I wanted to spotlight for RNTV’s Heroine Appreciation Week I knew she had to be a woman that has made quite an impression on readers. I almost chose Scarlett O’Hara from Margaret Mitchell’s classic historical epic romance, Gone With the Wind. But then I thought about it. I have a true love/hate relationship with Scarlett. I admire her tenacity and drive to succeed, to know what she wants and to go for it regardless of the consequences. But because Scarlett is a spoiled, careless and a very selfish woman, I really couldn’t place her on a pedestal. But then it came to me. A heroine who has much of the same attributes Scarlett has, but none of the weaknesses and questions of character …

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Reviewed by: Kate Garrabrant
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
3.5  Stars

Ally Giordano is ready to leave New York City and move to San Francisco where she has her dream job teaching English to the tenth-grade at one of the most progressive and successful high schools in the country. The only down side to this is leaving her eighty-four year old grandmother Donny. Ally has always relied on Granny Donny ever since she took Ally in when her parent’s split when she was barely a teenager. But Granny Donny has been acting very strange lately. Granny has dementia and thinks she is living during the regency period in the 19th century. She wants Ally to find a duke and that is where playboy Sam Carson comes into the picture.

Sam is …

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gaelen_foleyReviewed by: Kate Garrabrant
Publisher: Avon
Release Date: June 30
Rating: 3 stars

My Wicked Marquess is the first book in “The Inferno Club” series from Gaelen Foley. Max. St. Albans, Marquess of Rotherstone has returned to England after Napoleon has been defeated. Max is part of a top secret group called the Order of St. Michael. The Order is in a constant fight against the evil Promethean Council who want to take over Europe. These two groups have been after each other for hundreds of years. Max is now retired from the Order and has a new mission. He must find the perfect woman to marry and settle down with and begin to produce some heirs. He has been given a list of five suitable women from his solicitor. …

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donttemptme_lorettachaseReviewed by: Kate Garrabrant
Publisher: Avon
Release Date: June 30
Stars: 4

Lucien de Grey, the Duke of Marchmont has an interesting history with Lord Lexham’s daughter, Zoe Octavia. When a ten-year-old Lucien lost his parents, his father’s best friend, who happened to be Lexham, took him and his brother Gerard into his home. Lucian and Gerard were quite welcomed into the Lexham brood. But the child who makes the most impression on Lucian, is five-year-old Zoe Octavia. Zoe was there always annoying Lucien and getting into trouble. She had a bad habit of running away and not doing what she is told. And because of that unfortunate trait, Zoe Octavia goes missing for years. When she was twelve, her parents took her on a tour of the eastern Mediterranean. …

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