Monday, 30 November 2015

One Second After by William R. Forstchen

If an EMP were to be set off above a heavily populated first world country, what would be the impact.  That is just the question that William R. Forstchen explores in his book One Second After.

I found the book to be very successful in conveying the dire sequence of events for human life, but it was low on the story telling aspect.  It reads more like a text book manual of what to expect after an EMP. He pulls no punches and the truth is brutal.  The death rates are astronomical.  The plot line though is very light and could have been covered in a short story.  A man, his children, his dogs and a limpid romance.

John Matherson, ex-military and a current history professor at the local college provides the narrative and onerous explanations of just about everything the reader needs to know.  Mr. Forstchen appears to assume that his readers know very little and need to be spoon fed every detail.  He almost lectures us at some points.

I like post-apocalyptic novels and I did enjoy this book for it's realism.  It helped to add perspective to some of the more fantastical book I have read in this genre. 

I listened to the audio book from Blackstone Audio as read by Joe Barrett.  13 hours 18 minutes.  The reader was drab and un-enthusiastic.  He did nothing to convince me this was a novel rather than an 8 am briefing I was forced to attend.  If I had a paper copy, I would have skipped the preface by Newt Gingrich, a fictional work is not the place for a politician to be shovelling his agenda.

Is this fictional work accurate?  I could find no notes/statement on Mr. Forstchen's site indicating his research nor sources for the disease and death rates.  There is much on the actual EMP which plays a few minutes role in the story and then it's done.  Researchers might find this an interesting read, but not scientifically significant.  As for general fiction readers, It doesn't really matter, it's fiction and should be enjoyable for the story itself.

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

An approach to dealing with dental appointment anxiety

For some reason, over the years my dental appointment anxiety has increased.  Not that it matters why it started, but it's there and it was beginning to affect my dental health.  That means I was putting off dental work that needed to be done sooner than latter.

I spoke with my family doctor and with my dentist, and they both agreed that there is nothing unusual about having anxiety and that it can be easily dealt with.  I then sought out a friend of mine who deals with her own anxiety.  They all reached the same recommendation, tooth fairy dust or as it's more commonly known, anti-anxiety medication is an excellent option.  There is more than one type available and you must consult your health care professionals to select what will work for you.

   I arrived for my appointment half and hour early.  My dentist gave me a tiny blue pill to take.  Half and hour later, time to go sit in the big chair.  I had no trepidation what so ever.  I didn't flinch when it was freezing time.  I didn't care that he was drilling, I just turned up the volume on my audio device.

I reclined in that comfy chair, listened to my audio book and had the best appointment of my life.    I knew that he and his assistant were doing stuff, but it didn't concern me.  My filling was replaced and I was so so so relaxed.  Hubby then took me home and I slept the afternoon away.  I did find that I had to re-listen to my audiobook the next day as I couldn't recall what I had previously heard.

Honestly, it was the best decision I could have made.  The medication is fast acting, I was under supervision and it was safe.  I am happy.  No lingering effects the next day except for a calm feeling.

I wanted to share this story as I know there are many people who are foregoing appropriate medical care due to their anxiety.  Talk with your doctor, talk with your dentist.  There is help and tooth fairy dust available.

note: I have no medical qualifications

edited June 7, 2017. A friend sent this additional information that might be helpful:
Another tip for those with dental anxiety. If you find your anxiety starts after you've gotten your numbing shot, you should know that adrenaline is mixed with the numbing agent to make it last longer. I have found that the adrenaline seems to trigger an anxiety attack in me, so now I ask the dentist to not use the adrenaline. She may have to give you another shot of the numbing agent partway through the procedure, but I no longer get anxiety attacks in the chair. 

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Needlework Tuesday - A quilt top complete

Mostly  I stitch casually as a project, taking my time to enjoy the process and proceed at a most leisurely pace.  Then there are the times, when I sit at my machine and sew to a self imposed deadline.  That is exactly what I did last week.  I wanted to see progress and lots of it.

Firstly, I wanted to finish this quilt top.  There was so little to do but it was taking me forever.  Shop for fabric, never a hardship believe me. I thought I might go for blues, but I loved the rust coloured fabric with the lighter circles.  Beside it on the shelf was the lighter fabric with sprays of colourful leaves.  perfect.  The top measures about 64 inches on a side.  I have the backing fabric washed and ready to be measured and cut.  Next to scrounge around and find some batting and then I'm ready to machine quilt.

This will be for use in  our little camper .

These are the little churn dash blocks that have been hounding me for years.  My niece is not getting married, but I want to have this quilt ready just in case.  oh heck, I won't be able to wait once it's finished, I'll give it to her just because I love her.  I won't start the layout until the quilt show above it totally finished, and that includes the binding and label.  I'm going to discipline myself, at least for a few minutes and try to keep to the plan of finishing, finishing anything.

At my local quilt guild meeting last evening, I vowed out loud that I would bring a finished item for show and tell next year.  That's pretty good, it gives me 13 months to finish something.  I feel confident that I can accomplish that.  Who knows, perhaps I'll finish two quilted items. (don't hold your breath).

Needlework Tuesday is a regular weekly post where I share the progress of my various needlework projects over the past week. I enjoy the encouragement that I receive from my readers and in return visit their blogs and cheer them on with theirs. You are welcome to grab the cute little mouse and create your own Needlework Tuesday post. Leave a comment with a link and I'll be sure to visit with you.

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Monday, 23 November 2015

Winner - Every Word by Ellie Marney

 Congratulations to Eileeen L. winner of a copy of Every Word by Ellie Marney.  Eileen won by following my blog using the GFC, Google Friends Connect, widget on the left side of my blog.

Thank-you to all who visited during the Every Word Blog tour.  


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Saturday, 21 November 2015

Outside: A Post-Apocalyptic Novel by Shalini Boland

I found this an enjoyable story.  It didn't focus so much on the mechanics of post-apocalyptic life as it did on Riley and Luc and how they live as a result.  They are both rather sheltered seventeen year olds and their naivety is shattered when Riley's younger sister is murdered within the guarded walls of their community.  These walled communities are a major step beyond the gated communities of today.   Even though they have both been trained in survival and defence skills,  once they leave the safety of the walls, they realise that they have no idea of what the world is really like.

Riley had big goals she expected to accomplish out in the world, which is so like a teen her age.  She knew what she wanted and saw no reason why she wouldn't accomplish it.  I did find it unbelievable that so many problems would find them one right after the other.  This set me up to expect that in each situation they would be defeated.  I wonder if that was the author's plan.

Running parallel to Riley's story, is that of Eleanor.  This is where we learn about the crash of British society.  At first I didn't connect this past with the present, but I continued to read and it became clearer.

This is a fast paced story with lots of action.  It also contained a number of plot twists that were pleasant surprises to me.  I prefer more about the struggle to survive.  This book dealt more with the coming of age of two teens  and the development of their relationship. 

At the time of writing, this ebook is free at some online retailers.

Cover image courtesy of author Shalini Boland.

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Needlework Tuesday - Tortoise Quilting

 Some weeks I feel as though I haven't accomplished a thing.  I'll have spent hours stitching away, yet it feels as though I am no further along.  Then I reach that point where something changes, and voila, I notice the progress.  Oh how I love that moment.  It makes all that tedious work worth while.

One day I spent about two hours machine doing the button hole stitch around this flower.  I used cotton thread and a small stitch and worked very slowly.  I wanted to ensure that the straight edge of the stitch fell just off the edge of the flower. It is well worth taking the extra time to get the thread to lay exactly where I wanted without a gap between the thread and the flower that allows the background to peek through.

Next I added a two inch boarder.  The small floral is rather fun as opposed to using a plain or tone on tone fabric.

 The instructions then called to add half square triangles to two sides.   I used triangle paper to quickly sew them up.  If you are not familiar to the technique, visit the site Quilting and Whatnot for details as well as free pdf files of the printable paper.

The pattern I am using called for the rows of triangles along the top to be slanted the other direction.  That looked wrong to me so I changed them around and am very happy with them now.

I have now to sit and wait for my next local guild meeting when I will receive the next page of instructions.

It's been a lot of weeks, or more like months, since I started this quilt top.  Do you remember the four patch blocks.  I've now added the double tumbler boarder.  I used the Marti Michell template for easy cutting.  I am planning to make some tumbler quilts and wanted to see what they would look like in this orientation.  I really like the ones that are fat in them middle and narrow at the two ends. The dark red one just to the right of the centre on the top boarder is the look I want for a quilt.  But first, I need to add some single fabric boarders to bring this up in size.  It currently is 52 inches on a side. I'm thinking blues, but am not sure.

I don't really mind when a project takes me a long time to complete.  I enjoy the entire process, even when feels I'm not moving forward. Aarrg I remember when I had to make hundreds of french knots on a pillow  I never thought I would finish them.  I did, and the pillow still looks lovely.  After I have spent money for supplies, time planning and then many more hours sewing, I don't really mind spending a few more hours on the details.  They are what make my project mine and special to me.

Do you have a project that you've been working on for what seems like ages.  Whether it's one you are working on still, or one you've already finished, I'd love to hear about it, or better yet, add a link to a post about it on Mister Linky.

Needlework Tuesday is a regular weekly post where I share the progress of my various needlework projects over the past week. I enjoy the encouragement that I receive from my readers and in return visit their blogs and cheer them on with theirs. You are welcome to grab the cute little mouse and create your own Needlework Tuesday post. Leave a comment with a link and I'll be sure to visit with you.

Monday, 16 November 2015

Every Word by Ellie Marney

 Welcome to the first day of the Every Word Blog Tour.  All this week, you are invited to visit with more than twenty bloggers to read what they thought of Ellie Marney's new book Every Word, the second instalment in the continuing story of James Mycroft and Rachel Watts.   #WattsCroft

I loved this book.  If it weren't for family obligations, I would have read it through in one sitting.   Once I had this book in hand, I couldn't wait to find out what mystery would confront the inquisitive pair.  In their last book, Mycroft and Watts helped the Melbourne police solve the murder of their friend Dave.  Eight weeks have elapsed since that event and the duo are still trying to work out the kinks in their relationship, mainly that Rachel is effectively grounded from seeing James unsupervised.

Things come to a dramatic head when he learns of the death of Daniel Gardener, a rare book conservator, at a library in England, that had just lost an extremely valuable copy of a first edition folio of William Shakespeare's plays.  Mr. Gardener died in a car jacking that sounded suspiciously like the one in which James' parents lost their lives. Could these two incidents be connected.

From this point on, the story goes into overdrive and the plot progresses at a record pace.  Over the next week we learn about the true depth of their feelings and commitment to each other.  The two work so well together, like Holmes and Watson who inspired them.  They continue to compliment each others strengths.  I enjoyed seeing Rachel take more of a lead and carry out some investigations on her own.

This is a complex plot that is carefully revealed to the reader with lots of bits and pieces just waiting to be fit together.  I found it believable that Mycroft would have been asked to help in the investigation.  It was a bit harder to accept Rachel's determination to follow him, but it is true that if teenagers are anything, they are impulsive and seldom think through the consequences of their actions.

I was sad then this book ended. I really like the character of Mycroft and didn't want to leave him.  Author Ellie Marney has done a terrific job of developing these two characters and the groundwork has been laid for a successful continuing series.

I have previously posted my review of Every Breath, the first book in this series.

Thanks to Tundra Books for my review copy.

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Saturday, 14 November 2015

Savage Run 2 by E. J. Squires

After having enjoyed Savage Run 1, I was looking forward to spending more time with Heidi and Nicholas.  Unfortunately, this book was so short, that I was barely getting into the story and it was finished.  This should be marketed as a serialized novel.

The story picks up immediately where book one ends with no recap or reminders of what had already happened.  It can not be read and understood without having read the first installment.

While there is some good action, there is not enough to call it a book and to substantiate it's cost.  The entire story of the Savage Run should have been published as a single novel and not broken up into little bits.

Read my review of Savage Run 1

Cover image courtesy of author E. J. Squires

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Every Breath by Ellie Marney

Every Breath is a captivating  start to a new series involving Rachel Watts and James Mycroft who are styled after the famous investigative pair Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson.   Rachel has recently moved to the city and is missing everything about her past countryside lifestyle.  James has never recovered from the death of his parents and is struggling to stay in school long enough to graduate.

While being in some of the same classes at school has aided their friendship, it is being close neighbours that has cemented it.  Perhaps it stems from Rachel taking care of the animals on the farm, but she seems to view Mycroft as a motherless lamb who needs someone to keep and eye out for him.  It's a good thing too, because he has some unresolved issues that threaten to overwhelm him.

The school year might have gone by uneventfully, except for a murder that occurs in the city park and the duo are drawn into the investigation.  considering their namesakes, Watts and Mycroft are the perfect people for the job, or are they.

I loved this book.  The setting in Melbourne, Australia provide all the big city venues for the two to explore and investigate.  It also establishes without a doubt that they are not their earlier incarnations, but a new investigative team with differing strengths and techniques.  The timing is early in their acquaintance and they are still working out the details of their relationship.  They work well together, they compliment each others skills and weaknesses.  Best of all, they tend to bring out the best in the other.

There is something about the flaws of the character of Mycroft, that I find endearing, much like the feeling I experience when reading about  Odd Thomas in novels by Dean Koontz.

I highly recommend Every Breath for teen and adult readers.  There is lots to appeal to the teen reader; school angst, young romance, and parental disagreements.  Adults will find indepth character development and  teens dealing with situations beyond their years.

Starting Monday November 16, 2015, Tundra Books will be hosting a blog tour for the launch of Every Word, the second book in the series.  I will be posting my review on Monday.  Click the link to Tundra Books for a list of blogs participating in the tour and for interviews/guest posts with Ellie Marney and possible book giveaways.


Cover image courtesy Tundra Books.

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Needlework Tuesday - A Visit with Quilter Cheryl Arkison

This past Thursday, I was fortunate to attend a lecture/trunk show featuring quilter/designer Cheryl Arkison.  She was visiting London, Ontario from her home in Calgary, Alberta.  Cheryl is re known for her improv quilting techniques including the 'slab' block.  At a simple request from her, thousands of these blocks found their way to her house and they were used to make dozens of quilts to comfort those who's houses were destroyed during the flooding in Calgary area in June of 2013.

My friend Patricia introduced me to Cheryl's first book, Sunday Morning Quilts.  These quilts are like a breath of fresh air.  They are not your grandmother's quilt patterns, they are new and often unexpected.  This was my chance to see some of her works in person, and what a treat it was. 
This is a bold quilt.  Even thought they are quilting cotton, to me, these fabrics gave the impression of being made of velvet. 
This stunning green quilt is an experiment where Cheryl reversed the colours.  The blocks are plain white and the sashings are pieced and all green.  The quilt is heavily quilted with green thread.  I love the impact that all the green threads had on the white areas.  Cheryl talked quite a bit about playing in your quilting.  I tend to do a lot of that.  I'll be in my sewing room and will look at the fabrics sitting on my cutting board.  Next thing I know, I have cut and started to sew them together in some new way. Sometimes I make one block and stop, and other times I keep going and something comes out of it.  My best quilts result from playing with my fabrics.

Another one of the green quilts of Cheryl's.  My first thought was that this looked like agricultural fields.  Her explanation confirmed this.  The coloured bits in the blocks represent the flowering of the crops. 
Here are Cheryl and my friend Patricia.  Patricia is my conscience and she keeps me focused on sticking with a project and actually finishing it. Otherwise, I tend to get playing and wander in to another project.

 A Month of Sundays is Cheryl's second book.  It contains more of her quilting, but also includes more of her writing as well as photos of her family, friends and surroundings.  In this book, Cheryl explores Low Volume fabrics. These are fabrics where the often white background overwhelms the print.  When you step back and look at these fabrics, they tend to loose their colours/design and appear as white. This is a technique that I am going to have to try.
Her third book, You Inspire Me to Quilt, is the result of her husband repeatedly asking her to design and make a particular theme quilt.  Cheryl decided to invite nine of her quilting friends to submit quilts that they designed at the urging of their families/friends.

While a fourth book is in the works, Cheryl is keeping it a secret at this time.

I was inspired by this talk and couldn't wait to get back home to my sewing.  The hard part is to finish what's on my table before I start playing again.

Do you have a favourite designer who's work inspires you.  Please leave a comment or a link to your post where you have written about him or her.

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Monday, 9 November 2015

Savage Run 1 by E. J. Squires

Savage Run is a YA novel set in a future time on earth.  The countries are no longer recognisable and governing styles have changed drastically.

Heidi lives in Newland, which has a hierarchical society and she is at the lowest rung; labourer aka slave. There is only one chance to improve her life, by entering and successfully completing the Savage Run.  Two problems, only boys can enter, and second, the weakest are bound to  perish during the gruelling  trials.

Nickolas Volkov, son of the country's president, sees a different future for Newland.  First, he has to figure out what to do about Heidi's false identity and entry in the challenge.

I like the characters of Heidi and Nickolas. They are both willing to go against the norm and the wishes of their fathers. The readers learn about their backgrounds and their hopes for the future.  Not everything, but enough to want to cheer them on.  In true YA fashion, we learn a little bit about the secondary characters and the descriptions are limited to that which is pertinent to the plot development. 

This is not The Hunger Games, each participant is on his own, pitted against the challenges and the clock.  Yes, it is a game for survival, but there can be more than one victor.  I enjoyed following the progress of the competition.  I felt that the reactions of the other competitors toward Heidi were realistic.  How could she possibly be a threat to most of the others, many of whom were gargantuan athletes.

Heidi's self-talk during the challenges was well thought out and did portray the anguish and stress should would have been feeling.  I found that these passages brought me closer to her.

A good story, thought it did end rather abruptly leaving me wanting more.

Savage Run 1 is currently free from many online ebook retailers.

Cover image courtesy of author E. J. Squires.

Thursday, 5 November 2015

The Tale of Halcyon Crane by Wendy Webb

Dream or nightmare.  You receive a letter from a lawyer informing you that you have inherited a large estate from your recently deceased mother.  One problem, your father told you that she had died decades ago.  Hallie James faced that exact situation.  For the past thirty years, she had believed that her mother perished in a house fire.  Her father was the doting parent trying to make up for her missing mother.

To learn about her mother, she travels to Grand Manitou Island, located in the Great Lakes.  What she finds there is a tight knit community that hasn't forgotten her and what caused her father to flee the island.

While Hallie is trying to reclaim her heritage, she encounters strange occurrences and ghosts.  She has to decide what cost she is willing to pay for learning about her past.

 I listened to the audio book version twice as read by Cassandra Campbell.  Unabridged from Blackstone Audio 9 hours 52 minutes.  Ms. Campbell provided great voice characterisations especially for Iris, the ancient housekeeper.  I was mesmerised as she told her tales.

I had a level of unease throughout this book.  Nothing I could quite put my finger on, but it was lurking there and had me peering over my shoulder when listening alone.  I imagine that Hallie felt the same when she was exploring her mother's house and when she visited various sites on the island.

This is author Wendy Webb's debut novel.  I totally enjoyed the story though I did question one part.  There are no cars on the island and all transport is via horse drawn carriage (except for emergency vehicles).  A character comments that it is acceptable to drink alcohol  and drive a horse buggy on the public roads.  I live in an area where there is a large population who travels via horse drawn buggy.  They have to follow the same rules of the road as do all other persons operating vehicles on the road.  I question that the United States does not have similar rules of the road and would drinking and driving really be allowed on the island.   In no way did this affect my enjoyment of the book.

Books also by Wendy Webb:

The Fate of Mercy Alban
The Vanishing
Her fourth book is currently in the hands of her agent.

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Disclaimer by Renee Knight

I'll admit right off that I didn't like the characters in this book. They were not likable and I didn't feel any sympathy nor empathy for them.  I almost gave up reading it a few times, but didn't only because I couldn't accept that author Renee Knight would have written a book with no hope what so ever for none of her characters.  There had to be something I was missing.

For twenty years, Catherine Ravenscroft had been keeping a huge secret from her husband, something about her son that could have blown her family and marriage apart.  We also met Stephen Brigstocke, a loathsome man.  If this former school teacher were a real man, he  is someone who I would avoid at all costs, I would cross the street if I saw him coming my way.  Once these two families crossed paths, life was never the same for either.

All through this story, Ms. Knight had me jumping to conclusions about what happened in that distant past and what type of person  Catherine really was.  I wasn't alone in this, Robert and Stephen were also prone to jumping to conclusions with dire results.

As I said from the start, I didn't like these people, but by the end of the tale, I had shed tears for three of them, and finally felt that each of them had earn some level of redemption.  I was convinced that there was no way I would ever feel for them and that I would not be able to recommend this book.  I was wrong, this is one of those books where you have to keep an open mind and read to the final page before judging it.

Cover image courtesy of HarperCollins.

Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Needlework Tuesday - Knitted Afghan Finished

 It is done.  Every minute spent stitching this afghan was well worth it.  I am so happy with the results.  The pattern is "Lacy Waves Afghan" which is free from Bernat.  It used six skeins of Super Value yarn.

I used colours: 07469 Honey, 53522 Redwood Heather, 53243 Forest Green

I knit the pattern as instructed and had no trouble following .  Row 8, where you start the decreases and increases needs some extra attention.
 The bottom and top bands are knit along with the rows and the side bands are added later.  I made one change in colours as I ran out of the Honey yarn.  I used a red/green/red band instead of honey/green/red.  I think it looks just fine and no one will ever know unless I tell them.

I did try it out one night while watching reading, and it is super warm.  I'll be giving it to the newly weds once they return from their honeymoon.

 last of the blue and white blocks.  The pattern called for a white centre with an embroidered saying.  That didn't fit my plan, instead I used a fussy cut centre.  my choice of fabric will make sense when I show you the setting.
And finally, something to ponder.  Daughter requested I purchase this fabric.  It is all washed and pressed and ready for it's project.  I hope to have it finished by the weekend.  Pictures next week.

Needlework Tuesday is a regular weekly post where I share the progress of my various needlework projects over the past week. I enjoy the encouragement that I receive from my readers and in return visit their blogs and cheer them on with theirs. You are welcome to grab the cute little mouse and create your own Needlework Tuesday post. Leave a comment with a link and I'll be sure to visit with you.

I've been wandering around the web this week, and I see a lot of stitching going on.  The weather here is changing, the light is fading and it's getting dark so much earlier.  It makes me want to lurk inside and either read or stitch, or better yet, listen to an audio book while stitching.  Who else listens to audio books while their hands are busy stitching?  Do you have a favourite book/author/narrator that you keep coming back to? 

 I am constantly switching authors, though I will admit to loving the voice characterisation of Jim Dale. I first listened to him read Peter and The Starcatchers by Dave Berry and Ridley Pearson.  It may be a youth book, but I was captivated.  I listened to it at least two times.  I've finished my current book and am looking forward to starting to listen to  Partials by Dan Wells, read by Julia Whelan. 

Mister Linky is waiting below for a link to your current needlework post, or to a link to your favourite book/audio book. 

Monday, 2 November 2015

Regency Romance Titles from Sourcebooks on sale now for $1.99 ebooks

Sourcebooks Casablanca is doing a special promotion on their Regency titles to celebrate 80 years of Regency romance! From November 2 to November 5, 2015 (80 hours!), they will have 80 of their Regency romances on sale for $1.99. They’ve got a fantastic lineup for this one, including a large number of Georgette Heyer and Grace Burrowes titles. The complete list is attached.

When I am looking for a romance novel, it is the Regency era that I turn to. I'm not sure what appeals to me, whether it's the social rules, the dress, or that it is so far removed from my life that I am freed to imagine the time period as I desire. 

@SourcebooksCasa is celebrating 80 yrs of Regency romance with a promo on their Regencies! 80 titles are just $1.99 until 11/5.

 I have included a list of the sale titles below.  Check Amazon, Kobo and Nook and more for purchasing options.  I have added links to my reviews of the books I have read.

ISBN                    Title                                    Author

9781402229473    Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy      Abigail Reynolds
9781402237300    To Conquer Mr. Darcy     Abigail Reynolds
9781402240928    Mr. Darcy’s Obsession      Abigail Reynolds
9781402240935    What Would Mr. Darcy Do?    Abigail Reynolds
9781402240942    Mr. Darcy’s Undoing        Abigail Reynolds
9781402271786    Wedding in Springtime     Amanda Forester
9781402243394    Darcy Christmas              Amanda Grange
9781402239809    Little Mischief                  Amelia Grey
9781402274442    Bite Me, Your Grace         Brooklyn Ann
9781402270451    How to Tame a Willful Wife     Christy English

9781402272400    Waking Up with a Rake            Connie Mason
9781402285998    Must Love Dukes                      Elizabeth Michel
9781402276316    Little Night Mischief                 Emily Greenwood
9781492613657    Beautiful One                            Emily Greenwood
9781402210082    Cotillion                                   Georgette Heyer
9781402210792    Friday’s Child                         Georgette Heyer
9781402210754    False Colours                          Georgette Heyer
9781402210778    Lady of Quality                      Georgette Heyer
9781402210785    Black Sheep                           Georgette Heyer
9781402213496    Regency Buck                        Georgette Heyer
9781402213502    Charity Girl                           Georgette Heyer
9781402213519    Reluctant Widow                   Georgette Heyer
9781402213526    Faro’s Daughter                    Georgette Heyer
9781402214769    Frederica                               Georgette Heyer
9781402217685    Cousin Kate                          Georgette Heyer
9781402217692    Corinthian                             Georgette Heyer
9781402217708    Nonesuch                              Georgette Heyer
9781402217715    Talisman Ring                      Georgette Heyer
9781402217722    Convenient Marriage           Georgette Heyer
9781402218941    Grand Sophy                        Georgette Heyer
9781402219481    Foundling                             Georgette Heyer
9781402219467    Arabella                               Georgette Heyer
9781402238772    Civil Contract                      Georgette Heyer
9781402238789    April Lady                            Georgette Heyer
9781402238796    Bath Tangle                          Georgette Heyer
9781402238802    Sylvester                               Georgette Heyer
9781402238819    Toll-Gate                              Georgette Heyer
9781402238826    Unknown Ajax                     Georgette Heyer
9781402238833    Quiet Gentleman                  Georgette Heyer
9781402238840    Venetia                                  Georgette Heyer
9781402255496    Sprig Muslin                         Georgette Heyer
9781402256981    Pistols for Two                     Georgette Heyer
9781402277597    Geek Girl and the Scandalous Earl         Gina Lamm
9781492607823    Kiss the Earl                                            Gina Lamm
9781402244346    Heir                                                   Grace Burrowes
9781402261541    Lady Sophie’s Christmas Wish         Grace Burrowes
9781402268632    Lady Louisa’s Christmas Knight      Grace Burrowes
9781402278662    Andrew                                             Grace Burrowes
9781402278785    Captive                                              Grace Burrowes
9781402283758    What the Bride Wore           Jade Lee
9781492604990    50 Ways to Ruin a Rake      Jade Lee
9781402276729    Once Again a Bride             Jane Ashford
9781402276903    Marchington Scandal           Jane Ashford
9781402277177    Marriage Wager                   Jane Ashford
9781402277207    Bargain                                Jane Ashford
9781492601906    Married to a Perfect Stranger    Jane Ashford
9781402214752    Lydia Bennet’s Story           Jane Odiwe
9781402265976    Most Improper Miss Sophie Valentine      Jayne Fresina
9781402287763    Once Upon a Kiss                                      Jayne Fresina
9781402294365    Noble Intentions                                        Katie MacAlister
9781402294396    Noble Destiny                                            Katie MacAlister
9781402237010    Lessons in French                                      Laura Kinsale
9781402218316    What Would Jane Austen Do?                   Laurie Brown
9781402236945    Certain Wolfish Charm                              Lydia Dare
9781402236952    Tall, Dark and Wolfish                               Lydia Dare
9781492602682    Rake by Any Other Name                          Mia Marlowe
9781402251948    Must Be Magic                                           Patricia Rice
9781402251955    Trouble with Magic                                    Patricia Rice
9781402251962    This Magic Moment                                   Patricia Rice
9781492602149    When a Rake Falls                                     Sally Orr
9781402258312    Miss Hillary Schools a Scoundrel              Samantha Grace
9781402286582    One Rogue Too Many                                Samantha Grace
9781402238659    Making of a Duchess                                  Shana Galen
9781402259074    Lord and Lady Spy                                      Shana Galen
9781402269738    When You Give a Duke a Diamond           Shana Galen
9781402298714    Earls Just Want to Have Fun                      Shana Galen
9781402268182    Magic Between Us                                     Tammy Falkner
9781402283994    It Takes Two to Tangle                               Theresa Romain
9781402284021    To Charm a Naughty Countess                   Theresa Romain
9781402258220    Lady's Revenge                                           Tracey Devlyn