In the twilight of a November evening, Sir Henry, a man of wealth and charm, comes across a badly beaten Eliza, desperate to escape her cruel stepfather. Realizing she has nowhere to go, Sir Henry takes her to his home in Mayfair.Continue reading “Arc Review: The Innkeeper’s Daughter”
There, as she recovers, Henry introduces the lovely Eliza to a world of art and literature she never knew existed. But Eliza’s brutal world follows her to London, where the salons of the aristocratic elite co-exist with the back alleys of the criminal underworld.
Thankfully, Henry, a secret agent to the crown, is able and willing to deal with the man Eliza’s stepfather had sold her to, and the pimp who plans to enslave her.
As romance blossoms between them, Eliza unearths an old secret that leads them into the dark sadistic world of sex trafficking, and finally allows Henry to identify the traitor responsible for selling military secrets to the French, causing the death of thousands.
A natural at the spy game, Eliza proves herself a worthy partner in their fight for truth and justice. But with time running out, and the fate of one girl hanging in the balance, Henry and Eliza must find a way to outwit a nasty pimp and eliminate a dangerous enemy agent.
Continue reading “Arc Review: The Henna Wars”
Nishat and Flávia are rivals at school, but Nishat can’t help the secret crush burning in her heart – even though her parents disapprove of the fact she likes girls. Can she possibly find her happy ever after?
When Nishat comes out to her parents, they say she can be anyone she wants – as long as she isn’t herself. Because Muslim girls aren’t lesbians. Nishat doesn’t want to lose her family, but she also doesn’t want to hide who she is, which only gets harder once Flávia walks into her life.
Beautiful and charismatic, Flávia takes Nishat’s breath away. But as their lives become tangled, they’re caught up in a rivalry that gets in the way of any feelings they might have for each other.
Can Nishat find a way to be true to herself… and find love too?
Continue reading “Arc Review: The Prom”
They just wanted to dance. They didn’t mean to start a revolution…
Emma knows better than anyone that Edgewater, Indiana, is not a great place to be gay. But she’s had enough of high school homophobia and really wants to take her girlfriend – the popular, closeted It Girl Alyssa- to prom. How big a deal could that really be?
But when their classmates find out, the backlash exceeds Emma’s worst nightmares.
Meanwhile, in Manhattan, Barry and Dee Dee are Broadway stars of yesteryear. When their new show bombs, they need some good publicity – fast. So when they happen to hear about Emma’s plight, they decide to step in and create a prom for everyone.
Suddenly, Edgewater is the centre of a national news story. As the drama queens of New York take over the sleepy town, chaos ensues and the glare of the spotlight is brighter than anyone could have guessed.
But all Emma and Alyssa want is to dance together. Is that too much to ask?
Continue reading “Arc Review: Lie, Lie Again”
For three women with so much to hide, there’s no such thing as a little white lie…
All three women who live at 1054 Mockingbird Lane have secrets…and with a body at the bottom of their apartment building’s staircase, those secrets need to stay buried.
Sylvia Webb has a plan. And a potential Mr. Right. He’s sweet, simple, and dependably clueless about what she’s up to. The only thing unpredictable about him is his needy ex-girlfriend, who is this close to shattering Sylvia’s dreams. But Sylvia’s not going to let that happen.
Riki McFarlan has a good career and an amazing boyfriend who wants to settle down. If only she didn’t have feelings for her neighbor—who happens to be her close friend’s husband. With everything going so right, why is Riki flirting with something so wrong, so…dangerous?
Embry Taylor is as devoted to her children as she is to her husband, who’s a bartender by night, an aspiring actor by day. She is his biggest fan. But with his career not taking off and tensions high, even sweet Embry has something she’s desperate to keep hidden.
Lies, secrets, and revenge. For three neighbors with stakes so high, someone is headed for a downfall.
New year, new reading goals!
I had a very successful 2020 reading wise. I think it is because I had no concrete goals set up for that year. Maybe knowing I had no big goal to meet, I was able to read without pressure. This year, I want to get specific. Let’s see if that ruins my momentum..Continue reading “2021 Reading Goals & January TBR”
Happy New Year! I am happy that 2020 is officially behind us. I hope things go up from here.
My reading month wasn’t big in the end. I had quite an ambitious tbr and as predicted, I didn’t come close! I don’t mind, since I needed a break from all the reading. I ended the year with 108 books read which is over 3x more my normal reading year. Thanks lockdown?Continue reading “December & 2020 Wrap-Up”
Continue reading “I Must Belong Somewhere”
A daring but necessary insight into themes of longing, home, bullying, loneliness, and mental health, I Must Belong Somewhere is a silver lining for anyone struggling.
With her third poetry collection, I Must Belong Somewhere, acclaimed writer Dawn Lanuza is returning to her most popular literary platform. Written during her year of rest and travel, this new collection speaks to the indescribable feelings of displacement and longing for the companionship she left behind. Touching on the difficult themes of body image, death, bullying, sexism, mental health, and injury, Lanuza brings her contemporary views and powerful honesty to address topics many are too scared to talk about. With its modern, global perspective, I Must Belong Somewhere is sure to resonate with a wide array of readers.
It seems this week is going to be dedicated to Taylor Swift! I have this and an evermore book tag I was tagged in. I will post the evermore one tomorrow! Hopefully my answers aren’t repetitive.
Taylor really saved 2020. I am so thankful she released two indie/folk style albums, since that is a genre I love. I am living for this era!
I got this tag from Rose at White Rose Stories ♡Continue reading “The “folklore” Book Tag”
Hi babes! I am excited to finally share my wrap-up for the Taylor Swift Playlistathon! Unfortunately, I fell a few books short because Taylor decided to drop ANOTHER surprise album and I ended up listening to it on repeat instead of reading.. You can’t blame me!continue reading