Dear Secret Sister #1

March 11, 2015 Musings 1

#OTSPSECRETSISTER is hosted by On the Same Page. It’s a six month “Secret Santa” type of set up, but instead of focusing on gifts, it’s a cheer club. Everyone is paired up and throughout the round, cards, little gifts, and cheer are sent. For more information about the set up and how to join the next round, see this post over at The Book Addicts Guide.


Dear Secret Sister:

First of all, I’m so excited to participate in this round and can’t wait to FINALLY meet you when the time comes. You have been so kind and generous and I want to fangirl with you over things.

Thank you for the wonderful Valentine’s package! I adore Jessica Lemmon’s writing and I’ve always wanted one of her heroes (my heart belongs to Landon, but Shane was my first Lemmon hero!) so the fact you sent me Evan means the world! Have you read her? If not, start with Tempting the Billionaire where you’ll meet Shane and get to see two adults have a conversation about awkward moments.

To answer your question about historical romance, it’s difficult for me to pick a handful because I want to recommend everything I’ve read to everyone. So what I’ll do is list five authors and two or three titles I think you’ll enjoy.

Loretta Chase: Lord of Scoundrels. If you can have a book that is the ONE then this is it for me. I adore it and it’s really a must read for any historical romance fan. The second is Mr. Impossible! The rich description of a particular scene in Egypt will make you yearn for a visit, but you’ll also feel as if you actually were there.

Sherry Thomas: Ah, Thomas is a weakness of mine! I loved Ravishing the Heiress, His at Night, and her debut, Private Arrangements. But it’s Not Quite a Husband that slays me! Have I mentioned I’m an angst whore? If not, well I am.

Elizabeth Hoyt: Start with The Raven Prince and then read The Leopard Prince. From there, I’d go with To Seduce a Sinner (ah I love Jasper!). Her biggest series to date is the Maiden Lane series and I’m still deciding what books I love from that series. I’ll say this, the Harlequin that part of the storyline steals the show!

Liz Carlyle: When it comes to Carlyle, I love, love, love her older books! I truly believe she shines her best with these. I’d start with My False Heart, then go with A Woman Scorned, and The Devil You Know.

Elizabeth Thornton: Talk about a woman who loves her research! I personally love Strangers at Dawn, You Only Love Twice, and The Perfect Princess (ah Richard!). You can’t go wrong with Dangerous to Hold, Cherished, or Tender the Storm.

Let me know if you read any of these and what you think! I have more recommendations when it comes to historical romance. Maybe you’re willing to try a bit of mystery with romance?

I also want to thank you for your letter! I’m so sorry to hear about the trials you’ve gone through because of coughs. I hurt thinking of all the past injuries you’ve endured. As for me, when you begin work at a non-profit and one that helps homeless Veterans, no one tells you how sick you’ll be. Sometimes it’s worse that working I suppose at a daycare (for people staying in shelters, etc). I have a really good immune system that has been shot since I started work and I find it harder and harder to get rid of coughs. So thanks for the cough drop recommendation and I bought some the other day so I have those on hand!

And finally, you were wondering if I had read Boomerang or had a copy. No to both and since you’ve read Rebound too, I’d love to know what your thoughts were overall when compared to both books.

One Response to “Dear Secret Sister #1”

  1. Emmah

    You should try taking Odorless Garlic Pills to help with your immune system! And the enteric coating (makes it so you don’t taste it) fish oil pills! Helps SO much!! And extra vitamin c pill wouldn’t hurt either, but yeah 🙂

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