I recently had the chance to read The Magnolia Duchess by Beth White. While there wasn’t anything inherently wrong with this book, I just didn’t enjoy it. The plot sounded interesting enough, but the actual storyline fell a little flat for me. Also, the pacing was a little too slow for my taste. I haven’t read any of the other books in this series, so that may have played a role in my lack of connection with the characters. They, like the plot, felt flat and one dimensional. Perhaps, if you enjoy novels that are slower paced, then you would enjoy this book. For me, it just wasn’t meant to be. I received this novel from the publisher in exchange for my fair and honest review.
I recently finished reading The Reluctant Duchess by Roseanna M. White. For those of you currently going through Downton Abbey withdrawal, suffer no more! This book was so fantastic! From the characters to the plot, everything about this story was picture perfect. The story arc from The Lost Heiress (the first book in this series) continues on wonderfully in this novel. I found myself holding my breath with each turn of the page! I almost had to restrain myself from reading too fast! Rowena and Brice are fantastic characters, and I was rooting for them throughout the entire story. The plot was fast paced and filled with mystery and intrigue. I am so pumped to see how this series ends! I truly cannot wait! I received this book from the publisher in exchange for my fair and honest review.
I recently had the chance to read Catch a Star by Tamika Catchings with Ken Petersen. This book is definitely an interesting one, and Tamika’s story is inspiring. However, this is not a book for someone who has little to no interest in basketball, as the majority of this book is focused around the sport. I personally enjoyed reading about Tamika’s childhood and upbringing, but I felt a little lost when basketball started to become the focus. It was such a central theme to the point that I felt overwhelmed at my lack of knowledge and interest in the sport, and was compelled to set the book aside. That being said, if you are an avid basketball fan or a fan of Tamika Catchings, then definitely pick up this book. Tamika has a way with words and is very relatable. If, however, you–like me– have very little interest or knowledge of the sport, then this book may not be for you. I received this book from the publisher in exchange for my fair and honest review.