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Ana and Chris
Ana and Chris love books, baseball, travel and our families
Interests: Baseball, Comicbooks, romance novels, traveling
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To tonish society Lady Catherine, Viscountess of Cranbook is a somewhat scandalous widow whose pleasurable but short liaisons with younger men draw little notice. When an old associate of her late husband asks her to join his espionage ring, and pose as courtesan in order to help uncover a plot... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Ana Coqui: Immersed in Books
This morning Chris let our congregation know that after 8.5 years of full-time ministry at RCRC he will be stepping down as pastor and leave full-time parish ministry sometime in June. There were tears and then standing ovation by the... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at A Coqui in Winterfell
Life on the Level by Zoraida Cordova: There was a lot to like in this book but it didn't fully work for me. Fully Ignited by Shannon Stacey: I really loved this book. The chemistry and the conflict were just what I wanted and I think it is the best... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Ana Coqui: Immersed in Books
Saturdays are usually crazy hectic at our house. We run our girls to different activities, choir, karate & other social events and then often head out ourselves in the evening. This Saturday I had a great excuse to stay in my PJs all day as my youngest daughter was feverish... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2016 at Ana Coqui: Immersed in Books
Ranulf Ombrier earned his lands with blood. He murdered his foster father and the king's rival as a teenager, earning himself the king's favor and the scorn and suspicion of all others. That his foster father was an abusive monster was well known but you simply didn't kill a man... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2016 at Ana Coqui: Immersed in Books
Helen Chang Frobisher, a Portland neurologist, has developed a very personal interest in the long-term effects of concussions ever since her father, a doctor and amateur boxer, was diagnosed in Parkinsonism. When her starstruck supervisor introduces her to Adam and Serge, two massive Portland Wolves hockey players being observed for... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2016 at Ana Coqui: Immersed in Books
This month's TBR Challenge theme is We Love Short Shorts! (category romance, short stories, novella etc.) My #TBRChallenge book is pretty much the exact opposite of short and sweet. I read/listened to the Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison. The hardcover was 446 pages and the excellent audiobook 16 1/2 hours... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2016 at Ana Coqui: Immersed in Books
One Love collects a lot of great previously released multi-cultural romances along with one new story by Audra North. The stories are great introductions to some wonderful authors and are well worth the .99 price tag. In Roxie Rivera's Her Cowboy Protector, Cruz Montes, a heavily pregnant Doctoral student in... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2016 at Ana Coqui: Immersed in Books
Giving It Up by Audra North I absolutely loved this book when I read it months ago. I am so glad it is finally its release day. The storytelling was great, emotional, humorous and well-paced. The setup to this story is that the heroine Beatrice is professional photographer struggling to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2016 at Ana Coqui: Immersed in Books
The One for Me by Sydney Landon There was some really fun twitter flirtation in this book but final conflict confrontation was really hard to come back from. Winterwood by Jacey Bedford This is absolutely my favorite book I have ever reviewed for RT. I gave it 4.5 stars, RT... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2016 at Ana Coqui: Immersed in Books
Almost every year I manage to sneak down to Puerto Rico for a week during the second half of Christmas Break. The long plane rides and longer layovers allow me to have guilt-free dedicated reading time at the end of a very busy season of concerts, extra services and gatherings.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2016 at Ana Coqui: Immersed in Books
My reading year has been pretty fabulous. I read a lot of good books and I had the opportunity to talk about those books with other people on twitter, on blogs and in person. Talking about books even disagreeing about them is one of my favorite things. Thank you so... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2015 at Ana Coqui: Immersed in Books
Meg Corbyn, Simon Wolfguard and the rest of the ensemble cast that make up the Lakeside Courtyard community and its connected settlements return in Marked in the Flesh as they try to figure out how save humanity from extinction as the HFL (The Human First and Last ) Movement's heinous... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2015 at Ana Coqui: Immersed in Books
I am joining Emma Barry and Genevive Turner on their Tenant of Wildfell Hall discussion next Monday but I wanted to write down my impressions of Vol.1 while they are still fresh in my mind. I have already started listening to Vol. 2. I have read novels by 2 out... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2015 at Ana Coqui: Immersed in Books
Lazarus Huntington, Lord Caire, is infamous in London society for his very specific sexual predilections. When his long-time mistress Marie Hume is murdered, he feels compelled to seek out her killer. At every turn he faces apathy, suspicion and danger. He needs a trustworthy guide to help him navigate St.Giles... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2015 at Ana Coqui: Immersed in Books
Penny Callahan has excellent plans for New Year's Eve. She is planning on enjoying a delicious burger and fries in her PJ's alone on her couch. However she has to abandon those plans at the urging of her insistent co-worker Angie who needs her to take over running the Library's... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2015 at Ana Coqui: Immersed in Books
Everything at Last by Kimberly Lang Nice Small town romance, that was easy to enter despite being the third? book in a series. But it was a tricky review to write. There is a surprise revelation pretty far into the novel that I couldn't spoil. I struggled with how to... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2015 at Ana Coqui: Immersed in Books
With their love lives in shambles, Jen, Ellie and Beth, best friends since boarding school, decide to reunite for a weekend of drinking & dancing at Bachelor/Spinster Ball in the Australian Outback, before they start over. Win Me by Joan Kilby: Ellie is returning to Australia and her father's remote... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2015 at Ana Coqui: Immersed in Books
Reaper's Fall (Reapers MC #5) by Joanna Wylde: Levi "Painter" Brooks, is the king of mixed messages. While he undeniably lusts after her, he pushes Mel Tucker away at every opportunity. Their romances becomes a complicated on-but-never-quite-off five year plus slog, as these two dance around each other, failing to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2015 at Ana Coqui: Immersed in Books
Cotillion is fantastic comedic romp. It is a coming of age story of sorts as it follows a young inexperienced miss as she learns to negotiate her way through British high society. Heyer delights in this tale of fake betrothals, fortune hunters and flirts. Kitty Charing is the adopted daughter... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2015 at Ana Coqui: Immersed in Books
Pray. Pray for me, Pray for Chris and pray for our daughters. For days, weeks, months, there have been worries and concerns I wish I could share but I can't, so I haven't. I can't tell you how many posts... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2015 at A Coqui in Winterfell
Ana: Reading Kristen Ashley’s books is intimately tied up with discussing them on Twitter with Michele, Gisele and Kaetrin. I’ve been chatting about KA books with them for almost as long as I have known them on Twitter. Several years ago I stumbled across a series of tweets in which... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2015 at Ana Coqui: Immersed in Books
More than a year has passed since Helena Martin was widowed tragically. Although she struggles to leave the house and brave the bustling streets of London, she is determined not to disappoint her children and agrees to escort them to the Grand Exhibition accompanied. Once there, however, the press of... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2015 at Ana Coqui: Immersed in Books
One of the things I love about reviewing for RT is that I review such different things. For October's issue I ping-ponged between contemporary with a NA/Rom Suspense flavor to Romantic Science Fiction menage and then back to Contemporary. Vindicate by Beth Yarnall. NA Romantic suspense with young woman who... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2015 at Ana Coqui: Immersed in Books
Victoria Dahl is one of my favorite contemporary romance writers. I have really enjoyed her Jackson Girls' Night Out series. She doesn't write cookie-cutter characters, they always surprise me in someway. She can be vulgar and profane one moment and gentle and sentimental in another. Last year I read Dahl's... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2015 at Ana Coqui: Immersed in Books