Friday, May 27
Wednesday, May 25
- #25 for Audiobook challenge
Tuesday, May 24
Monday, May 23
Length: 5 hrs and 12 mins
Release date: 05-10-22
Publisher: Tantor Audio
This was short, and I did like that. Yes there was even some drama, but other than that they worked it out quickly.
The Templeton sisters are shunned cos their mother ran away with someone not her husband. Ugh the ton has a long memory. But then a good friend of the family whisks two of them away to London. Emmeline does not plan to make a match, she things her sister should make one. But that is book 2.
A stolen kiss leads to rumours. Emmeline meets a handsome Earl who she can not stop thinking about, and he can't stop thinking about her. But she does not want to marry. And the ton does love gossip.
They worked well together, and in the background another romance is budding that had me wondering. But that takes until book 2 to find out more-
Sweet and fast.
Good narrator. Different voices , and I could easily follow along who was speaking, and I could loose myself in the story.
It’s never been easy to be one of the five Templeton sisters, but for quiet Emmeline, the silver lining surrounding the dark cloud of her family’s disgrace is a life of comfortable obscurity. But when her sisters accept an outrageous wager that takes the family to London for a season, an unexpected kiss with a handsome earl thrusts shy Emmeline into the middle of a shocking public scandal.
Jonathan Parrish, the Earl of Melrose never meant to kiss Emmeline Templeton. It was an innocent case of mistaken identity, a stolen embrace meant for one of his vivacious admirers. Emmeline Templeton is perfectly wrong for him, and he’s never before spared the shy wallflower a single glance, but after a single kiss, the memory of her warm curves are imprinted forever on Jonathan’s fingertips, and he can’t forget the sweet taste of her lips against his.
But wherever the Templeton family ventures, gossip and rumor inevitably follow. If the secret wager that brought the sisters to London is revealed, it will shake London to its foundations. Will the blazing passion that brought Emmeline and Jonathan together end in a happily ever after, or will their hearts fall victim to the consuming flames?
Friday, May 20
- #24 for Audiobook challenge
Wednesday, May 18
- #24 for Audiobook challenge
Tuesday, May 17
Monday, May 16
Narrated by: Beverley A. Crick
Series: Desperately Seeking Duke, Book 4
Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
Release date: 04-26-22
Phillippa was born in India. Then she left with her father, who remarried. Now she is orphaned, a spinster and companion to her grandmother, the Duchess of Carlyle. She is also a heiress and the Duchess wants her to have a season.
In previous books we saw the Duchess search for heirs, as her son is 60, and unmarried. She has some waiting in the wings, but the hunt continues.
In comes William, as the estate haven't really had a Duke for decades(long story), and the estate manager got to an age, well things are falling apart.
Sparks fly between him and Philippa. But oh no, he is a servant! And he has secrets.
Work on the estate, fall in love, it was a rather drama free book, and I enjoyed that. Some are of course there, their road can't be too easy. But it works out well and they live happily ever after.
I have listened to her narrations before and I have enjoyed them. She does a good job with everyone and I always know where I have them
Raised in the splendor of Carlyle Castle by her doting guardian, the Duchess of Carlyle, Philippa Kirkpatrick is one of the greatest heiresses in England. The duchess is eager to see her wed, but Philippa hesitates to leave the only home she knows.
William Montclair is in London to expand his family’s trading firm, with little progress. Impulsively he takes a job managing the Carlyle estate—for the money, he tells his incredulous brother, and only for a year.
Philippa is shocked by the handsome, scandalously bold new steward. It’s all she can do to prevent the horrified duchess from sacking him on sight. She determines to teach him how to love Carlyle as she does, only to find herself reluctantly charmed by the rogue.
It’s true; Will is falling for everything about Carlyle…including the duchess’s beautiful ward. But he has promises—and secrets—to keep, and telling Philippa would resurrect a devastating family scandal. Not telling her, though, means he must break her heart—and his own.
Sunday, May 15
- #23 for Audiobook challenge
Friday, May 13
Thursday, May 12
- #22 for Audiobook challenge
Wednesday, May 11
Tuesday, May 10
Monday, May 9
Format: 352 pages, Paperback
Published: October 29, 2020 by Corgi
I needed a food book for my bookclub and picked up this one.
Connie goes with a group of old people to visit a xmas market in Germany, and to scatter ashes of a friend of theirs. Lots of bake and gingerbread talk, sweets is food so score there.
She is also to meet an online flirt. Right, talk about uber German. Loved rules, lists, time and ticked of boxes to see if she fit him (she did the same but still.)
And then she met someone else.
Dunno really, it was just...there. No special feelings about the book to be honest.
Residential-home caterer Connie has had one online-dating disaster too many. Hurt in the past and with her son to consider, now she's feeling hesitant. Then one of Connie's residents sets her up on a date at a beautiful German Christmas market - with the promise she'll take a mini-bus full of pensioners along with her...
Amongst the twinkling lights and smell of warm gingerbread in the old market square, Connie heads off on her date with a checklist of potential partner must-haves. Baker Henrich ticks all the boxes, but when Connie meets Henrich's rival William, she starts to wonder if ticking boxes is the answer.
Will Connie's wish for love this Christmas come true, and if so - with who?
Friday, May 6
Author: Nalini Singh
Title: Kiss Hard
Published: May 3rd 2022