A beautifully illustrated story about elderly cats, young cats, and helping children overcome the death of a pet, from the author ofJust Because, Sometimes, and Zoo Girl

Toby’s cat, Jack, is the best cat ever. But Jack is getting old, and Toby will miss his furry best friend terribly when he’s gone. Then Toby meets a crazy cat called Humphrey. In this charming and beautifully illustrated picture book Rebecca Elliott addresses the difficult subject of a child’s first experience of the death of a pet with warmth, sensitivity, and well placed humor.

My Review:


4 Bittersweet Stars
I really liked this story. It was sad but it had a positive outcome. My boys liked it a lot too. In fact, I had to read it several times before bed. Definitely a keeper!

This is one book that we will be buying when it comes out.

**ARC graciously provided by publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review**


Currently reading…

This past Saturday morning, the family and I went to our local library (which is a regular ‘thing’ we do now).  The librarian waved me over to the front desk and said, “This just came in this week. Have you read it?”  She handed me this book.



I looked at the cover.  

“No, but I want to read it just by judging the cover!” I replied. And so I did what any other book lover would do. I checked it out of course.

“You have to tell me how you like it when you finish,” she said. “I haven’t had a chance to read it yet.” Mores the pity. This gal was excited to crack open this baby.

“Of course!” Obviously I will let her know what I think.  She already is aware that I read and review books and blog about them.  If I don’t like a book, I make sure to let her know why.  If I love a book, I tell her to try to order it.  More times than not, I will donate the book for other book lovers to enjoy.

THE FAIREST BEAUTY actually Teen Fiction but I’m already hooked (being the 34 year old youngster I am).  My daughter, who is 15, is patiently waiting me to finish it so that she can have a go at it.  I say ‘patiently’ but it’s more like she’s loosing her patience with her dear ol’ mother.  The past two evenings as we settle down for bed, she comes into my room and asks, “Um, Mom…. have you finished that book yet?” 

**This Mom is currently trying to finish said book as quickly as she can ( although she has 5 others that she’s also reading and needs to finish ). ** 

It’s really hard not to love this one.  I’m already half finished with it and love it.

 I’ve never heard of Melanie Dickerson or any of her books.  Now I’m online trying to find out more about them and order them!  It’s also a Christian book, which is so refreshing to find these days.  I think Christian books get such bad reps!! Who says you can’t read a Christian fiction and not love it? This author writes so well.

Review will come as soon as I finish. Be sure to go to your local library and see if they have this book.  You will not regret it.

Review: The Many Sins Of Lord Cameron







Book Blurb:

 He is a man of simple tastes—and complex pleasures…


Cameron Mackenzie is a man who loves only horses and women—in that order—or so his mistresses say.


Ainsley Douglas is a woman with a strong sense of justice and the desire to help others—even if that means sneaking around a rakish man’s bedchamber.


Which is exactly where Cam finds her—six years after he caught her the first time. Only then, she convinced Cam she was seeking a liaison, but couldn’t go through with it because of her husband. Now a widow, she’s on a mission to retrieve letters that could prove embarrassing to the queen. Cam has no interest in Ainsley’s subterfuge, but he vows to finish what they started those many years ago. One game, one kiss at a time, he plans to seduce her. And what starts out as a lusty diversion may break Cam’s own rules—and heal the scars of a dark and damaging past..


My Review: 


4 sinful stars!


Oh my, my.  Where to begin?


I’ve been reading this series from the beginning and found this book to be riveting. Jennifer Ashley has created some of the best Scottish heroes I’ve ever read.  Every single one of the Mackenzie men are yummy and such a absolute delight to read about.


And the covers on the books? HAWT!  


There’s something about a man in a kilt that will make me swoon. Kilts are sexy anyway you cut it.  Add in a little Scottish brogue and I’m a goner! Need I say more? 



“I am a bad man, very bad, but in a different way. I want to ravish you until we’re both senseless with it, and then I want to do it all over again.”


Two wounded people… one physically, one emotionally… brought together six years ago. There is also Cameron’s son, Daniel, intertwined throughout the story and the dialogue between all of them flows nicely.  The relationships are wonderfully conflicted and are satisfying.



Reading about any Mackenzie can only compare to sipping on whiskey. The  experience as you sip and savor, the aroma and the burn that makes the senses come to life… complications and dysfunction that is the Mackenzie way of life.  


As always with a Jennifer Ashley romance — the beginning will intrigue you and the ending will please you…

Review: The Devil Wears Kilts


Book:The Devil Wears Kilts

Author: Suzanne Enoch

Pages: 325

 I closed this book with a satisfied sigh and smiled. It may have been the wee hours of this morning but it was well worth it.



This is what Scottish romances are all about! Suzanne Enoch blew me away with this book. Very, very well written with an engaging storyline and compelling characters. I simply loved it.


Ranulf MacLawry, Marquis of Glengask, is SO yummy.  He’s rough, dangerous, blunt & to the point, and absolutely delicious. He’s seductive and such a satisfying character. I found myself smiling throughout the whole book because of this guy.  This is what Highlanders are supposed to be like, ladies. This is the kind of guy that makes you melt in a story.




And oh, the cover for this book is gorgeous. Brilliant.


The heroine, Lady Charlotte Hanover, is a riveting character as well.  She wasn’t afraid to stand up to the Highlander and their banter was enjoyable.  The secondary characters were a hoot to read about and I cannot wait to read about their stories in the future. 


Suzanne Enoch shines in this book.  This is only book one of the new series and I’m hooked. All. The. Way. Run, don’t walk, and pick this book up today. Or order it online. You will not regret it at all. It’s a Scandalous Highlander masterpiece!



Review: Hook’s Pan

GovernessInRed’s Book Review for:


Book: Hook’s Pan

Author: Marie Hall

Pages: 175

Published: 2013



Holy Wow!  In this sci-fi/romance Ms. Hall takes us to a place called Kingdom. 



This fairy tale romance takes place in Neverland and the hero is Captain Hook. The author creates Hook with such sexiness that you can’t help but to want him.  In my mind I pictured Hook looking like Orlando Bloom. Yeah. Perfection.



The heroine is Trishelle Page.  She’s a gorgeous blonde who is still trying to get over her sister’s death and is terrible in the love department.  She’s whisked away from our modern day time to only be dropped at Hook’s feet. The two of them don’t hit it off right away.  Slowly but surely they do.  The love scenes are great. Two thumbs up!



“You have stolen the very breath from my body.”



I didn’t know that this was a series when I started reading it but it’s still enjoyable once you connect with the characters.  The author writes each chapter with such passion that everything in my mind was vivid.  The colors, the outfits, everything. The characters in the book are lively and have a personality all their own.


Hook’s Pan is entertaining.  Lots of magic and imagination.  If you’re into like sci-fi and you like fairy tales, this one is for you!


***ARC graciously provided by author and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review***

Good morning!


Morning! I’ve been up before dawn and boy can I tell. I was tempted to sleep in but didn’t.
Truth be told… I feel like this:


BUT I have a great historical romance I’m currently reading and cannot put it down.

In fact, I would love to be here


Hope you all have a wonderful day ahead. You’ll find me with my nose buried in a book later. Feel free to say hi.