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Beanbag Love

I read. I write. I talk about reading and writing. That is when I'm not driving kids somewhere or teaching them. Married, educated, domesticated. I really enjoy the friends I've met through a variety of different message boards and venues regarding reading and authors. I try to take a positive view when I write reviews but sometimes I can't. Those times are few and far between, but they do exist. I'm mostly an old softy, though. I think so anyway.

Currently reading

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
Susanna Clarke
Defiant - Pamela Clare Review to come. Too overwhelmed right now. :D

Okay, I'm not as overwhelmed and words are coming back to me, but I don't think I can craft a review that says it better than this one:


So read that one after you read my lesser snippet.

This story has a great arc as well as powerful suspense and emotional ups and downs. The romance is full and rich and the setting is evocative and well-integrated into the narrative. Can't ask for more than that in a historical (French and Indian War -- unique!) romance.

Obviously, I highly recommend the MacKinnon series by Pamela Clare.