Review: Maid in England by Brenda St John Brown

maidinengland Synopsis: The last thing publicist Remi expected was to be assigned to her college sweetheart, but the reclusive musician needed to revamp his image to move from a songwriter who performs at country pubs to a rockstar drawing crowds to concert. Twelve years ago he ended their relationship due to her workaholic ways, but now her talent was going to save his career… but can they keep from falling in love again?

Author: Brenda St John Brown is a New Yorker turned Brit who writes contemporary romance novels, and loves to have the occasional American character transplanted to England (much like herself).

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Teaser Tuesday (MiE)

Maid In England by Brenda St John Brown

“I’ve become a full-on workaholic,
but dressed it up and called it ambition.”

“…that makes my lack of date feel more dire, too.
I have incredible faith in Vera, but I’m not sure she can
magic up someone suitable in less than two weeks.”


In My Mailbox (MiE)


One of the wonderful things about being friends with an author is that author introducing you to her author friends and their books. Through her I have discovered so many great writers and, sometimes, I even get lucky enough to be sent an ARC! (If only because she tells me of when a request form is available online for a book I really should read). This is the case for the latest Advance Reader Copy I had the pleasure of receiving:

“Maid in England”
by Brenda St John Brown

 This novel hits the shelves this week, so be sure to come back here all this week for teaser quotes and my review!


Resolution Update – January

newyearsresolution_stockAt the beginning of the year I always have good intentions to jumpstart my life and do all the things I meant to do the year before but never got around to. This year I plotted and planned and charted. I had been told my schedule was going to be set for the same time every day but with one less day a week than usual during slow season, and while that would not be great for my bank account it would be perfect for helping my plans… However, work decided to throw a monkey wrench in the works by instead moving me to a different position with even worse hours than before.

I’m still trying my best though!

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Book Review: Theatrical by Maggie Harcourt

34615412Synopsis: Hope’s mother is well known in the theatre world but, in order to make a name for herself, Hope secretly applies for a career-launching internship… and gets it. Trying to balance school work and the internship is not easy, particularly when she’s been assigned to assist the actor playing the lead role. With the help of her two friends and a new love interest, the show must go on!

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Marie Kondo and Books

mariekondo_netflix_heroimagewebhome_768xWhile I have not yet read Marie Kondo’s book “The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up” or her sequel “Spark Joy” (I’m waiting on them from the library), I have just binge-watched the TV show that came out on Netflix recently. I had only meant to watch one or two episodes the other night before bed, but got hooked and watched half the season in one go. Once I finished the season I really wanted to do a possession purge… this is problematic as I am currently living in Ireland with only a modicum of stuff, while all my excessive belongings are stored at my parents’ house.

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New Year = New Start

screen shot 2019-01-08 at 2.12.25 pmAgain.

It seems like no matter how many times I intend to revitalize my blog, the plan quickly fizzles out. Last year I got a full-time job that has me often working odd hours and overtime, so I did not have much energy for anything else. My entire life became work, eat, read, sleep, repeat.

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