Intimations of Austen by Jane Greensmith

Maybe it’s been too long since I read most of Jane Austen’s novels. I don’t remember all of the characters and few of the details, so I think I may have not been the best audience for this book. Out of the collection only two really struck me. The first, “Rainbow Around …

Bigfoot Blues by Ricardo Sanchez

Loved it! I might have a soft spot for quirky mysteries that involve taxidermy – alright, I’ve only read 2, but both were great. Bigfoot Blues is the second in the series, and it works fine on its own, but honestly I’d suggest reading Elvis Sightings first. I read this one first …

Pride, Prejudice, and Cheese Grits by Mary Jane Hathaway

Pride, Prejudice, and Cheese Grits is clearly based on Pride and Prejudice – many of the characters share similarities and there are Austen quotes at the opening of each chapter, but it’s a sweet romance in and of itself. It’s a very Southern story and although I’m not much of a …

Once Upon a Scandal by Julie LeMense

In a lot of ways, Once Upon a Scandal is a typical romance. She’s beautiful and spirited; he’s sexy with secrets. She, however, is dirt poor and shunned by (most) of her previous friends due to a her father’s scandal and death. He, while seemingly a rich playboy, is actually a …