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Summer Reading 2015, Part 1 (Let the Romance begin!)


My posting history shows that I am most consistent at posting to this blog during summer months and other vacations.  Such is the grind of a full time educator-parent.  So without further ado, here is the first post related to my summer reading.  My true summer vacation begins tomorrow, though I have been able to enjoy a slower (more sane) pace in these days.  I have been taking some time developing my summer reading list, when an opportunity to review one of my favorite (guilty pleasure) romance authors, Gaelen Foley, put out a call for reviewers.  I was pretty excited to be able to sit back with a fun novel and one that puts two of my loves together: Medieval + Romance.  So exciting.  I can’t wait for day one of vacation to fully commence.  Tomorrow’s post: The full list of summer reading..

Here is my review as posted on Amazon:

I have such a good time reading Gaelen Foley’s romance novels. I have read all of her Regency romance series, and found it intriguing that she jumped into the sub-genre of fantasy romance at this point in her career. It is refreshing to do something different, and Gaelen has shown that she is talented at making the medieval world come to life just as much as she did in the various Regency series that she created. I appreciate and enjoy her skill at providing a role for a female character that is multidimensional during a period in history in which women had fewer options. In this genre Gaelen gets to provide an alternative history of sorts, and it is quite refreshing. As always, her heroes are dashing, brave, and resolute. If you are a fan of historical or fantasy romance, you will love this novel.

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review