“The Right Kind of Rogue” is the 8th book in the Playful Brides series. I’ve read all the books in the series, so far, and Valerie Bowman never disappoints. I have been waiting-impatiently- for Meg and Harts story since I read about them in “The Legendary Lord.” I usually love the wallflower books so this book was a perfect fit.
Our heroine, Meg, is the best friend of Sarah who ends up married to Christian Forester, Viscount Berkeley. Christian appears in many of the previous books as one of Lucy’s friend. Sarah and Meg are exact opposites. Where Sarah is the belle of the season, Meg is a wilting wallflower coming from a nearly impoverished family. Her gowns are outdated and her marriage prospects don’t exist. Meg has always loved Sarah’s brother -Hart since she was sixteen. The many problems with this is that Hart’s family expect him to make a good match. Meg is not a good match. Aside from being impoverished, her father and Hart’s father are enemies and loath each other. Hart has never thought twice about Meg until his sister marries Christian and he shares a kiss with Meg. Meg has never forgotten the kiss, and although a case of mistaken identity, neither has Hart. When Sarah tells her best friend that Hart has decided to find a wife Meg realizes that time is running out and she has to take matters into her own hands. Because Meg’s situation is very dire she seeks out the help of the ever clever Lucy. Lucy has had a hand in many of the matches in the previous books.
Lucy is determined to help Hart and Meg find their way to one another, but her plans rarely go smoothly and without a doubt hearts get broken. For Harts part, he is in need of a wife, when he finds himself drawn to Meg he knows that there are more appropriate girls for him but he is still drawn to her. Even though Meg and Hart finally end of married theirs is not a happy union. There are many miscommunications between them and Hart has a long way to go before he can learn to trust.
I should know by now that when I start a Valerie Bowman story I am going to finish it in one sitting. I was completely enthralled with Meg and Harts story. I ached for them and wanted to strangle Hart at different times! One of the common threads through this series is the female friendships that always bind the heroines and give them a shoulder to lean on! Humor is never missing in her books. The good news is that there is another book in the series! The bad! We have to wait for it.
The first book of three in a richly imagined ancient world where the course of history is altered by one battle. In this world, Antony and Cleopatra triumph at the Battle of Actium, and Cleopatra emerges as a queen, stateswoman, and politician. Those around her come to life as the reader returns to those days to live them with her.
"The first in a series, Cleopatra Unconquered by Helen R. Davis is a treat for those fascinated by Egypt and the lost glories of antiquity. The author weaves the fruits of her careful research into a fascinating combination of both the historical fiction and fantasy genres. It gives readers a look into history as it was, as well as into what might have been." - Elena Marie Vidal, author of The Paradise Tree
Tracing her life back to her humble beginnings, when she is abandoned by her father, Evita takes the reader on her journey to become an actress and later, to the pivotal moment when she meets Colonel Juan Perón. Never content to stay in her husband’s shadow, Evita reveals how she shares his belief that Peronism will help the working class. Eventually she begins doing work on her own as the president of the Society of Benevolence, helping the poor and winning the peoples’ trust.
As the times change and women get the vote, Evita becomes even more powerful, running the Ministries of Labor and Health, starting a foundation, and organizing the first female party, The Female Peronist Party.
A larger-than-life story, told in her own fictional words, the powerful novel is as educational as it is entertaining.
Copy received from Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours for an honest review
I have always found Evita to be such an interesting person! I've often done many classes on her and her life. I've also read a few books about her. I thought Davis really understood and captured the voice of Evita as she tells the story through her own voice. Evita was a very enigmatic person and as time has passed, her legend has grown. Overall, this was a fun and interesting read. Since I have read a few pieces of writing about her, my only issues was that I didn't really think that I learned anything new. But this was still a fun adventure into her own personal telling of her story.
Anne Boleyn is known throughout the world as the beheaded wife of King Henry VIII, a woman for whom Henry discarded a Spanish princess and who was later discarded for the woman who gave Henry his longed-for son. Love her or hate her, it cannot be denied her romance with Henry VIII changed the course of English and European, and perhaps World History, forever.
This is a novel that imagines Anne Boleyn giving Henry a son and taking the reins of power as Regent of England when Henry VIII perishes in a jousting accident.
Told in the voice of the infamous Anne Boleyn, we are treated to the 16th century world that has recently become famous through programs such as The Tudors. We meet Anne Boleyn, Henry VIII, and many of the personalities of the mid-16th century albeit in an altered setting.
How would this era and time, a pivotal one in Western Civilization, have changed if one of the movers and shakers of the period, Anne Boleyn, had not been struck down in her prime by the man who once adored her?
Helen R. Davis is an American author. Her first novel, Evita: My Argentina was previously published as Evita: My Life and republished with Custom Book Publications in Hong Kong. Her second novel, CLEOPATRA UNCONQUERED, which is the first in a series, imagines a world in which Antony and Cleopatra, rather than Augustus Caesar, are the victors of the Battle of Actium. the sequel, CLEOPATRA VICTORIOUS, will be released soon, followed by the titles CLEOPATRA MAGNIFICA and CLEOPATRA TRIUMPHANT. Her third novel, or at least, her third historical novel/alternate history, THE MOST HAPPY, will be published with Callipe Editorial, based out of Madrid Spain, on July 25th, 2017.
For more information, please visit Helen Davis' website. You can also connect with her on Facebook and Twitter.
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Skyline’s star Swedish wingback Oz Terim-or as the fans call him, the
Wizard-has an airtight plan for his life, his career, even his meticulously
renovated house, but he barely gives a thought to the Islamic faith he
inherited from his Turkish parents. So no one’s more surprised than he is when
he’s the victim of anti-Muslim hate crime. Refusing to take the threat
seriously, he resists the security detail Skyline insists on . . . until he
meets Kate Mitchell. There’s no room for her in his plan and she’s the exact
opposite of what he wants. Then why can’t he keep his hands off her?
years in the military-and getting fired from her first post-Army job in Saudi
Arabia-Kate Mitchell has slunk home to her Georgia roots. Private security
isn’t the career she dreamed of, nor is she thrilled to work with an uptight
professional athlete who plays a sport she has no interest in. She never
expected to be attracted to him-or for him to fall for her, too. As their
opposite lives tangle up-and the threat against Oz grows more serious-Kate has
to decide who she wants to be in life and in love.
well-crafted and very enjoyable sports romance that also delves into a timely
subplot of the challenges faced by immigrants to America . . . Crossing
Hearts delivers an exciting and passionate read.” -allaboutromance.com
Crowley inherited her love of romance from her mom, who taught her to at least
partially judge a book by the steaminess of its cover. She writes contemporary
romance and romantic suspense with smart heroines and swoon-worthy heroes, and
never tires of the happily-ever-after. Having pulled up her Kansas roots to
live in New York City and London, Rebecca currently resides in Johannesburg,