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What are you currently reading?
I have segued into Christmas reads! I am so excited! I seem to have cleaned them all out last year (at least estimating by cover designs), and seem to have restocked.
I started reading The Lady and the Mountain Man on Sunday. I read a nice chunk of it and have only a handful or so chapters left to finish up. There have been so many unexpected turns for the MC that I am dying to know how the book ends.
Leah Townsend, a recently orphaned heiress, flees Richmond after discovering her fiancé’s plot to kill her after their wedding. She needs a safe place to hide, and finds herself accepting a newspaper marriage proposal from a God-fearing young rancher in the Montana Territory. But when Leah arrives at the mountain ranch, she learns her intended husband was killed by a grizzly, leaving behind a bitter older brother and a spunky younger sister.
When Gideon Bryant finds a city girl standing in his log cabin, his first thought is to send her back where she came from. He’s lost too many people to the wild elements of these mountains––his parents, his wife, and now his brother. His love for this untamed land lives on, but he’s determined not to open his heart to another person.
But when an accident forces Leah to stay at the ranch for seven more months, can Gideon protect his heart from a love he doesn’t want? Has Leah really escaped the men who seek her life?
What did you just finish reading?
I finished Treasured Lies. I thought I had a better idea of what the lies were and who was lying, but I found out that was not so much true. I loved the plot pacing and the mystery and deconstruction surrounding the Calimali treasure, but there were some oddities that I found from the first book to the second that just kind of threw me.
And will Nox freaking die already? The man needs to just rot with the fishies.
While I was out of town I also wanted to get something else read, so I picked this Christmas novella to read. At first I wasn’t aware that A Billionaire Brothers’ Christmas was a novella, or that it was part of a series.
This can be a stand-alone book, and is a quick Christmas novelette, but the way the couples’ stories were described left me itching to find the rest of the books in the series.
What do you think you’ll read next?
If love is the ivy, secrets are the poison.
After enduring heartbreak at the hands of a dishonest woman, Edward Bailey lives according to scientific principles of structure and predictability. Just the thought of stepping outside his strict routine raises his anxiety.
Adding to his discomfort is Iris McTavish, who appears at his school’s faculty meeting in place of her world-famous archeologist father. Worse, the two of them are to pose as Grand Tourists while they search for an element that will help harness the power of aether.
Iris jumps at the opportunity to prove her worth as a scholar—and avoid an unwanted marriage proposal—while hiding the truth of her father’s whereabouts. If her secret gets out, the house of McTavish will fall into ruin.
Quite unexpectedly, Edward and Iris discover a growing attraction as their journey takes them to Paris and Rome, where betrayal, blackmail and outright theft threaten to destroy what could be a revolutionary discovery—and break their hearts.
How about you? What are you reading this week?