librarian

B+
Deal With the Devil

Post-apocalyptic adventures? With librarians? Sign me up. Ever since I heard about the new Mercenary Librarians series, I knew I wanted to get my hands on it. And with 2020 being, well, 2020, post-apocalyptic fiction felt very on point for me right now. While not perfect, Deal With the Devil is a st ...

A-
Charlie Sunshine

Maybe at a different time in my life, my slightly cynical self might have given Charlie Sunshine the side eye.  But this is April 2020, I’m spending entirely too much time cooped-up with my husband and two boys, and Lily Morton’s brand of sunshine is just what the doctor ordered.  Charlie Suns ...

B
Right Kind of Wrong

If you're like me, a lighthearted contemporary romance is always appreciated, and the third story in Sara Rider's Books and Brews series, Right Kind of Wrong, delivers a comfort read with likable characters and plenty of laughs to make for an enjoyable reading experience. It's especially so if you l ...

A
Hearts on Hold

Sometimes I find myself slowing down as I read a book because I truly want to savor it, and Hearts on Hold is definitely a book to savor. This tale of a literature professor and a children’s librarian finding love is one of the more romantic novels I’ve read in a long time. By turns sweet and se ...

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Mermaid Inn

Jenny Holiday takes her funny, sparky contemporary romance voice into Matchmaker Bay in her new book Mermaid Inn. Librarian Eve 'Don’t-Call-Her-Evie' Abbot has been named the owner of her grandmother’s beloved Mermaid Inn.  She plans on getting it repaired and turning it right around so she ...

B+
This Wicked Gift

This Wicked Gift is, I believe, Courtney Milan's first published work, and is an introductory novella to her Carhart books. In it, Miss Lavinia Spencer is caring for her sick father and her younger brother as well as running their family business, a circulating library. Money is incredibly tight, bu ...

B+
Promise Me a Dream

Promise Me a Dream is a gentle, tender story about two people coming together at a turbulent time in American history.  Unsparing when discussing racial violence, it also tells a lovely story of community and first true love.  And while I had a couple of issues with the stiffness of its prose, ove ...

B+
The Giver of Stars

In 1936, Alice Van Cleve, newly married to the son of one of Kentucky's wealthiest and most influential coal miners, finds herself at loose ends. Life as Bennett Van Cleve's wife is not the fairytale she was led to believe it would be, and she is in desperate need of a cause to lose herself in. So, ...

B+
Strong, Silent Type

A sexy marriage-in-trouble story, Strong, Silent Type is a quick but satisfying read. Misunderstandings have pushed librarian Libby and rancher Quinn McKay apart, but grappling with infertility is the root cause of most of their issues. It was nice to read a marriage-in-trouble story that didn ...

D+
Check Me Out

A clean romance with a mildly dirty mind, Check Me Out is a Cyrano de Bergerac influenced piece about a dedicated librarian and the two men who have claims on her heart. Assistant librarian Greta Elliott loves books and her local library more than anything in the whole universe.  As the funds fo ...