WWW Wednesday (Aug-4)

WWW Wednesdays is a weekly meme hosted by Should Be Reading.  All you have to do is answer these 3 questions: 

1. What are you currently reading?

2. What did you recently finish reading?

3. What do you think you’ll read next?

 

I am reading “Someone Like Her” by Janice Kay Johnson
I am finished reading “The Australian” by Jane Feather
I am next reading “Blue Sky Days” by Marie Landry (manuscript)

Previous Wednesdays:  Aug-1Aug-2Aug-3,

Teaser Tuesday (Aug-4)

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by Should Be Reading. Share the title & author, so that others can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
Grab your current read
Open to a random page
Share two (2) “teaser” sentences.

BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS!!!

Match Made in Court by Janice Kay Johnson

I’m afraid I have bad news… Your sister died of a blow to her head. We have arrested your brother-in-law for her murder. 

I want that forever like I’ve never wanted anything else…

Previous Teasers:  Aug-1Aug-2Aug-3

Books In My Mailbox (Aug-4)


This meme is hosted by The Story Siren.

Sorry for the delay in today’s post, I was travelling all day! My two week holiday ended up being nearly twice as long due to various circumstances that unavoidably came up *shakes head* Nevertheless, I did get a new book today thanks to a belated birthday/christmas prezzie…

Summer’s Crossing by Julie Kagawa

My mum saved up to get me a new phone last year and I hadn’t picked a device until now; I chose this android thing for the sole reason that I could get an ereader app and download books! So the first thing I chose was one of the Iron Fey series from Harlequin Teen.

Previous IMM: July-1July-3July-4Aug-1,

 

Book Review: Rules of an Engagement by Suzanne Enoch

Synopsis: Zephyr Ponsley has travelled across Europe with her botanist father since she was fifteen. Now, years later, they are to tour Australia and other islands of the Pacific on a naval ship captained by Bradshaw Carroway. As unhappy as Shaw is about his latest assignment, he is further aggravated when he must also take a group of British peerage who’s previous ship ran into trouble and left them stranded. Between dealing with Sir Joseph Ponsley’s disregard of anything that isn’t scientific, the aristocrats’ disdain of all things not of the ton, and his own growing attraction for Zephyr, Shaw begins to realize that fighting pirates and shooting at things isn’t the only adventure a seafaring man can have.

Author: Suzanne Enoch, at one time, wanted to be a zoologist in Africa but decided against it when she learned how many poisonous snakes she might come across. She then decided to become a bestselling author, writing both historical and contemporary novels.

Publisher: This book is produced by Avon, which is an imprint of HarperCollins. I must say that I have a great many historicals bearing this brand because I find they provide among the best regencies available on the market.

Plot: As a favour to a neighbouring Duke, Shaw agrees to fulfil a promise by taking an item to Tahiti while embarking on his latest naval assignment. But before he can complete the task, he has to take a botanist to many islands to collect samples. Sir Joseph has a habit of wandering off and the British nobles have a tendency of angering the locals, added to that is weathering horrendous storms and dastardly Frenchmen all of which delay Shaw’s errand.

Pace: There is hardly a moment when something isn’t happening.  There are sea battles and warring natives, cannibals and peerage, tramping through jungles and shipboard balls, kidnapping attempts and attempted assassinations, life-threatening storms and talking parrots.  During all of this, Shaw and Zephyr are falling in love.

Romance: Take one seemingly blood-thirsty naval captain and add one scientific-minded botany assistant and throw them together on a ship for a couple of months. Sparks fly not only between disparaging temperaments, but also those of attraction. Captain Shaw doesn’t play by the rules and Zephyr doesn’t know them, which makes for a rather interesting courtship.

Quote: “Did I shoot your dog or something? You’re quite unpleasant,” Bradshaw commented, finding himself rather amused. “I’m attempting to determine whether you speak to everyone you’ve just met in the same manner, or if I’ve been singled out for special treatment.”

The Verdict: I loved this book and didn’t want to put it down, reading well into the night in attempt to finish it.

Previous Reviews: Lost Duke of WyndhamMr Cavendish I PresumeOutrageously YoursA Taste of Desire

WWW Wednesday (Aug-3)

WWW Wednesdays is a weekly meme hosted by Should Be Reading.  All you have to do is answer these 3 questions: 

1. What are you currently reading?

2. What did you recently finish reading?

3. What do you think you’ll read next?

 

I am reading “Accompanying Alice” by Terese Ramin (Silhouette)
I am finished reading “Rushed to the Altar” by Jane Feather (Simon & Schuster)
I am next reading “Blue Sky Days” by Marie Landry (manuscript)

 Previous Wednesdays: July-2July-3July-4Aug-1,

Teaser Tuesday (Aug-3)

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by Should Be Reading. Share the title & author, so that others can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
Grab your current read
Open to a random page
Share two (2) “teaser” sentences.

BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS!!!

Accompanying Alice by Terese Ramin

If you were a man, would you want to be thrown at an inflexible thirty-three-year-old army major who was a regiment commander at West Point and who thinks a good day’s fun is a twenty-mile slog through the nearest swamp?

You can’t stand it that Becky ran away to get a parent-ectomy on her own the same way you did…

Previous Teasers: July-2July-3, July-4Aug-1

Books In My Mailbox (aug-3)


This meme is hosted by The Story Siren.

Sorry for not having any posts this past week, I’ve been on holiday! But even taking time off from everything doesn’t mean I haven’t acquired a few new books to read…

My grandmother graciously offered to loan me her Brides of the West series by Lori Copeland. I had been wanting to try out some new Christian writers, and Nana’s bookshelves are always the place to go. She only had five of the six books, but thank heavens for libraries!

Previous IMM: Cassandra’s SongA Place Called HomeThe Doctor’s Blessing