Showing posts from August, 2014

Beguiled by Her Betrayer by Louise Allen

Beguiled by Her Betrayer by Louise Allen

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Once again Louise Allen has fascinated me with the period of history that I've never read before in any regency with Napoleon's occupation of Egypt. LA capture the terrible hardships to the stunning beauty of the Nile.
While the history was amazing again the characters made me swung between impatience to anger.

Cleo has put up with many types of abuse in her life, from her father to her husband. They never broke her will or spirit and now a widow, she finds herself with a sick man at her feet that she feels is hiding as they travel along the Nile in order to find safety. I felt a great affection for Cleo who held such a quiet strength about her. I found myself though very impatient with her trusting nature toward Quin who she felt she couldn't fully trust time and again. Instead of turning her back on him she gives him the Benefit of the Doubt instead of tossing him out the nearest window!

Time and …

A Grave Matter (Lady Darby, #3) by Anna Lee Huber

A Grave Matter by Anna Lee Huber

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Time and again The Lady Darby series has captivated me with it's storylines, the time period and of course Kiera and Gage. Two leads I can't get enough of and Huber finally brings things to head with these two that many readers have been waiting for since the start of the series!

After the events of the (previous book) months, Kiera is back at her childhood home with her brother Trevor trying to heal her soul and perhaps forget a certain inquiry agent.... Then when the clock strikes midnight for the new year, Kiera and her family are confronted with a grave robbing that is much more then meets the eyes. Again reunited with Gage in order to solve this case, Kiera and Gage slowly pick up the pieces of their newest case while revealing more secrets of one another..

While the book was excellent it wasn't as dark as portrayed in book 1 & 2. The focus was shifted more into the building relationship and trust between …