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Leigh Kramer
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Genre: Contemporary Romance, MM Romance My Blurb "Taylor Brooke and Jude Sierra are a dream team. Gorgeous prose, richly developed characters, and a captivating plot had me glued to the pages. No matter what Erik and River have to work through, hope and healing is at the center of this... Continue reading
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Genre: Women's Fiction My Review: 2.5/3 Stars (or: it's complicated) I’ve enjoyed Sonali Dev’s romance novels so I was curious what I would think of her women’s fiction, particularly one that is Pride And Prejudice-inspired. And I have to say, my feelings are complicated. As a P&P-inspired gender bent story,... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2019 at Leigh Kramer
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Genre: Science Fiction/Space Opera My Review - 5 Stars I owe Aarya a debt because her enthusiasm over this book is the reason I read it. It wasn’t previously on my radar—for shame!—and it absolutely blew me away. This is a Mahabharata-inspired space opera and maybe you’re not entirely sure... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2019 at Leigh Kramer
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Genre: Nonfiction, Memoir, Essays My Review - 4 Stars The first few chapters were more academic in tone, which can be harder for me as a reader. But then Bernard delved more into her story and I was blown away. This is not a linear memoir and the stories aren’t... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2019 at Leigh Kramer
Hope you enjoy!
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Last month I had to go to Atlanta for a few days for work. Once the plans were in motion, I wondered how far Thomasville was from Atlanta. You see, I've long wanted to visit The Bookshelf, owned by my internet friend Annie B. Jones, and I figured this might... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2019 at Leigh Kramer
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Genre: Mystery My Review - 5 Stars This series keeps getting better and better! I love Thomas’s take on Sherlock and how she continues to develop the characters. For as many Sherlock retellings as I’ve read, I’ve never read the source material so I have no idea how closely this... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2019 at Leigh Kramer
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Genre: Memoir My Review - 5 Stars This review contains affiliate links. Ruth Reichl’s books are among my favorite food memoirs. I regularly give away my copy of Tender At The Bone (Amazon | Barnes & Noble) to friends but Comfort Me With Apples (Amazon | Barnes & Noble) and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2019 at Leigh Kramer
Posted Apr 12, 2019 at Leigh Kramer
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Genre: Women's Fiction/Historical Fiction My Review - 5 Stars “Men go off to war and are lauded heroes for sacrificing their lives for their country, for their dedication and patriotism. But women—why are our ambitions designed to end in marriage and motherhood? If we want something else, if our talents... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2019 at Leigh Kramer
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Genre: Contemporary Fiction/Literary Fiction My Review - 5 Stars If you enjoy oral histories or Behind The Music, chances are good you’ll love it too. You’re basically reading a 368 page Rolling Stone interview but trust me when I say those pages will fly by. I couldn’t get enough of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2019 at Leigh Kramer
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Genre: Contemporary Romance My Review - 5 Stars CW: substance abuse/addiction, recovery I zoomed through this story! Susannah Nix’s books are always great but she's really shining with her Starstruck series. This is my favorite book of hers yet! Scott made me swoon for him! It was fascinating to see... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2019 at Leigh Kramer
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Genre: Young Adult Fantasy My Review - 4 Stars Naomi Novik builds her stories in such interesting, unexpected ways! She managed to weave in a Rumpelstiltskin retelling with a world all her own, while also exploring the history of anti-Semitism. And maybe that doesn’t sound like it should go together... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2019 at Leigh Kramer
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Genre: Contemporary Romance, MM Romance My Review - 5 Stars Do you ever finish a book and just want to hug it to your chest because you’re speechless with love for it? Well, that’s how I felt when I finished reading American Dreamer. That it’s a debut makes it all... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2019 at Leigh Kramer
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Am I posting about 2018 at the end of February? Why yes, I am. This year is zooming by and I'm still catching up. I left the Twin Cities mid-December, made previously planned pit-stops in Louisville and then Nashville, and then moved to Knoxville, TN at the end of the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2019 at Leigh Kramer
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An Unconditional Freedom (The Loyal League #3) - Alyssa Cole Genre: Historical Romance My Review - 5 Stars An Unconditional Freedom marks the end of the Loyal League series, a series that needs to be on the every reader’s TBR. While the series is historical romance, I believe it will... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2019 at Leigh Kramer
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Genre: Women's Fiction My Review - 3 Stars Stories about grief can go in so many directions and they all hinge on how the bereaved person is coping when the novel begins. Paige has been surviving since her husband died two years prior but convening circumstances show her that's no... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2019 at Leigh Kramer
You're going to love it!
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Genre: Historical Fiction My Review - 5 Stars When I heard Kate Quinn had a new book coming out, I was immediately on board without even knowing the subject matter. After reading the synopsis, I was even more intrigued. The post-WWII setting proved to be refreshing in more ways than... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2019 at Leigh Kramer
I'm so glad it was helpful, Deborah! Thank you for letting me know.
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My Review - 5 Stars This book ripped my heart out, as I knew it would. Parrish focuses on Matt and Rhys, the married couple we met in Riven, making it a different kind of romance story. Matt (Mexican-Italian) grew up in foster care and had a traumatic childhood; Rhys... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2019 at Leigh Kramer
No sex scenes required! Romance has a wide range of heat levels, from chaste or closed door to super steamy and explicit.
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I'm so happy to host an interview with Chaithanya Sohan. She's one of the authors in the anthology America Deconstructed, which is out today. This looks like such an important book in light of conversations happening in the US. 1. The people featured in the book come from all walks... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2019 at Leigh Kramer
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There's a difference between love stories and romance novels. Here's the definition of the romance genre! Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2019 at Leigh Kramer
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My Review - 5 Stars This was such a fun, insightful historical romance! When it wasn't making me swoon, it was making me cheer on the inclusion of pockets in dresses and female empowerment in the Gilded Age. Adeline was a winner of a heroine. She was so determined to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2019 at Leigh Kramer