Reviews by Alexandra Anderson

B+
A Princess for Christmas

I'm honestly not a huge fan of books about royalty, but A Princess for Christmas was just the lighthearted romp I needed this month. It's a book full of sweet characters who don't take themselves too seriously, even joking that their lives are like something out of a Hallmark movie. Princess Mari ...

B+
Kind of a Big Deal

If ever a story was designed to be read amidst a worldwide pandemic and lockdown, it would be Kind of a Big Deal by Shannon Hale. Without mentioning the pandemic at all, it manages to perfectly capture the feeling of being cut off from the world and in need of an escape - a feeling that I have share ...

B+
The Legal Affair

Books like The Legal Affair are why I love reviewing. Prior to this, I had no experience with Nisha Sharma or the Legal Briefs series. I started The Legal Affair with nothing more than a passing interest in the blurb about a self-made female CEO and corporate intrigue. I finished it with that satisf ...

B
Want You to Want Me

Want You to Want Me grew on me. It's a standalone romance set in the well-developed world of the Minnesota Lund family, and at first I was ambivalent about the large cast of characters. But as the story played out, I grew to like the main couple as well as their family and friends. Gabriella (Gab ...

C-
After All

After All is the story of a widowed father finding a second chance at love. It takes on multiple plot elements - which I enjoy - but being spoiled for choice, fails to execute any of those plots successfully. Nora Hayes has been working as Carter Shaw's executive assistant for years, and never on ...

A
What You Wish For

What You Wish For is the first book I’ve read by Katherine Center, and it pretty much knocked my socks off. By turns funny, sad, introspective, and joyful, it was like opening a box of chocolates and realizing I actually liked all the different flavors. (Which never happens, there’s always somet ...

B-
The Ingredients of You and Me

This was my first foray into Nina Bocci’s works, and overall it was a good one. The Ingredients of You and Me is the third book in her Hopeless Romantics series, but it easily stands alone as a good story about two modern adults making their way in the world. Parker Adams is a sophisticated NYC ...

B+
Feels Like Falling

I’ve been on a bit of a Women’s Fiction kick lately - something about being in isolation with my family has me looking for books with a wider cast of characters focused more on personal development than the romantic. Feels Like Falling is exactly this, as it tells the stories of two very differe ...

A-
Family for Beginners

Family for Beginners is a sweet, heart-wrenching exploration of family and the ties that bind us. As with other books I’ve read by Sarah Morgan, the tone managed to stay light in spite of difficult topics, and after only a few pages, I was fully invested in the characters and absorbed into the boo ...

B
An Inconveniend Duke

A grieving soldier-turned-duke meets a lively crusader in this well-written novel by Anna Harrington. This was the first book of hers I’d read, but it turned out well enough to have me looking for more. Marcus Braddock is not having an easy time as the newly anointed Duke of Hampton. The former ...