Books, TBR Challenge

Cora’s TBR Challenge Check-In

Happy April, fellow readers! We’re well into Spring in the Northern Hemisphere and Fall in the Southern Hemisphere. Have you been working on your TBR Challenge or spending time outside?

Knowing the end of the month was coming up spurred me to pick up a TBR book–The Hanover Square Affair by Ashley Gardner (also known as Jennifer Ashley), a Regency mystery novel in a bundle I picked up four years ago–but, as is becoming my habit, I didn’t read much the rest of the month. I’ve been writing a fair amount, getting my summer releases ready to go. I’m also in the process of getting a dog, so most of my free time the past few weeks has been devoted to back-and-forth-ing with a couple of rescues in the area. There’s good news on that front, though–Max, a German Shepherd mix, is coming home to me this weekend 😀

My book-buying habits haven’t slowed, though. It seems I picked up four more books this month, bringing my bought-in-2017 total to 25. Twenty-five books in just four months! And here I thought I’d been holding myself back this year. Max’s foster mom says that he likes to hang around the house with his person, so maybe he and I will spend more of May reading…and less time purchasing 😉

Books, Friday Favorites

Friday Favorite: The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie

Description (from Amazon):

“It was whispered all through London Society that Ian Mackenzie was mad, that he’d spent his youth in an asylum, and was not to be trusted–especially with a lady. Yet Beth found herself inexorably drawn to the Scottish lord. Despite his decadence and his intimidating intelligence, she could see that he needed help–her help. Because suddenly the only thing that made sense to her was…the madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie.”

Set in Victorian England, France, and Scotland, this book at first looks to be like any other historical romance novel. Except that the hero–Lord Ian Mackenzie–appears to have what today we’d call Asperger’s Syndrome. And the heroine–Beth Ackerley–grew up in a workhouse for the poor.

And that’s where everything changes.

A lot of readers have already discovered this book, but for those of you that haven’t, put this one at the top of your TBR list. 🙂

Lord Ian Mackenzie