Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Dragonfly in Amber

Dragonfly in Amber (Outlander, #2) Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Pub. Date: August 2001
Series: Outlander Book 2

Synopsis: For twenty years Claire Randall has kept her secrets. But now she is returning with her grown daughter to Scotland’s majestic mist-shrouded hills. Here Claire plans to reveal a truth as stunning as the events that gave it birth: about the mystery of an ancient circle of standing stones ... about a love that transcends the boundaries of time ... and about James Fraser, a Scottish warrior whose gallantry once drew a young Claire from the security of her century to the dangers of his....
Now a legacy of blood and desire will test her beautiful copper-haired daughter, Brianna, as Claire’s spellbinding journey of self-discovery continues in the intrigue-ridden Paris court of Charles Stuart ... in a race to thwart a doomed Highlands uprising ... and in a desperate fight to save both the child and the man she loves....

Recommended Reading:
Voyager (Outlander Book 3) by Diana Gabaldon
Outlander (Outlander Book 1) by Diana Gabaldon
Drums of Autumn (Outlander Book 4) by Diana Gabaldon
The Fiery Cross (Outlander Book 5) by Diana Gabaldon

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Shopaholic and Sister (Audiobook)

Shopaholic and Sister Shopaholic and Sister by Sophie Kinsella

My review
rating: 3 of 5 stars

Pub. Date: November 2007

Series: Shopaholic Book 4

Synopsis: Like the Chinese urns and twenty silk dressing gowns Becky found in Hong Kong…the five kilim rugs from Turkey…the splendid hand-carved dining table (and ten chairs) from Sri Lanka…the, um, huge wooden giraffes from Malawi (that her husband Luke expressly forbade her to buy)…

Only now Becky and Luke have returned home to London and Luke is furious. Two truckloads of those souvenirs have cluttered up their usually immaculate loft, and the bills for them are outrageous. Becky’s even maxed out on her second secret credit card, and she doesn’t have a new job yet!

Luke insists she go on a budget. And worse: her beloved best friend Suze has found a new best friend while Becky was away. Becky’s feeling rather blue—when her parents deliver some incredible news. She has a long-lost sister! Becky is thrilled! She’s convinced her sister will be a true soulmate. They’ll go shopping together, drink cappuccinos together, have manicures together, and watch their favorite videos together.

Until she meets Jessica for the first time and gets the shock of her life. Surely Becky Bloomwood’s sister can’t…hate shopping?

Recommended Reading:
Shopaholic and Baby (Shopaholic Series #5) by Sophie Kinsella
Shoe Addicts Anonymous by Beth Harbison

Wednesday, March 1, 2006

Good in Bed (Audiobook)

Good In Bed Good In Bed by Jennifer Weiner

My review
rating: 3 of 5 stars

Pub. Date: August 2005

Synopsis: Pop culture reporter Cannie Shapiro writes about other people in the Philadelphia Examiner. One day she opens a women's magazine and finds her ex-boyfriend has chronicled their ex-sex life together. She had not known Bruce thought her a "larger woman," or that he felt loving her had been an act of courage. Life wasn't always easy.

Recommended Reading:
Certain Girls by Jennifer Weiner
Little Earthquakes by Jennifer Weiner
Goodnight Nobody by Jennifer Weiner

A Rogue in a Kilt

A Rogue In A Kilt (Zebra Historical Romance) A Rogue In A Kilt by Sandy Blair

My review
rating: 4 of 5 stars

Pub. Date: December 2004

Synopsis: Angus "the Blood" MacDougall neither wants nor needs a wife, but because of his boastful claims that he could marry any fair lady he chose, Angus must now find a wife. If Angus locates a willing lady to wed within three months, his friend and liege Duncan MacDougall will reward him with the ownership of his own estate, but time is fast running out, especially since Angus' reputation has put off more than one woman. While traveling in search of the next candidate, Angus encounters Birdalane, a spae, or wise healer, deep in the forest. After mistakenly thinking he has injured her, Angus feels compelled to take Birdi with him, but dragging Birdi along on his journey puts a definite crimp in his wife hunt!

Recommended Reading:
A Highlander for Christmas by Sandy Blair
A Thief in a Kilt by Sandy Blair
A Man in a Kilt by Sandy Blair
How to Marry A Duke by Sandy Blair