shotgun marriage

C+
The Gilded Web

I enjoyed Mary Balogh’s last reissued book, The Secret Pearl. However, The Gilded Web, originally published in 1989, falls well short of the high standard set by that one. Alexandra Purnell, in search of a quiet moment outside the crowded ballroom, finds herself kidnapped and tied to a stra ...

B-
Sweetwood Bride

For about the first 100 pages of this book, I had to overcome the temptation to toss it through the roof and into orbit. I hated Eulie Toby the heroine, I hated what she had done to Moss Collier, the hero, and above it all I loathed how she kept referring to him as "the husband man." After about wha ...

A
Better Than Before

This week seems to have been the week for finding gut-wrenching stories, and this one is just as good as the other two. I tried several times over the past few months to read this book, but it just never caught my interest until the other night. Guess I was in the mood for it and I definitely can't ...