I was tempted to make a list of my favorites among the 2019-published books I read this year. In the end I decided to focus on my favorite 2019 reads (first time reads; I didn’t include books I had read / reviewed in prior years) without regard to their year ... more >
Dear Ms. Hoang, As I enjoyed The Kiss Quotient, I was eager to read your follow-up contemporary romance, The Bride Test (It is not necessary to read The Kiss Quotient first; The Bride Test stands on its own).
I love end-of-year reading lists so I hope our readers share their own favorite books of 2018 in the comments. Here are the 2018 releases I enjoyed most: Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik Naomi Novik’s fantasy novel is the story of three young women’s quest for empowerment — a Jewish ... more >
Dear Ms. Hoang, There’s been a lot of pre-publication buzz about your debut, The Kiss Quotient, and it sounded interesting and different, so I requested an ARC from the publisher. Stella Lane, a wealthy econometrician with Asperger’s, has struggled with her past romantic experiences. Sex has never gone well for ... more >
For nearly 300 years, the mysterious journal of Jacobite exile Mary Dundas has lain unread-its secrets safe from prying eyes. Now, amateur codebreaker Sara Thomas has been hired by a once-famous historian to crack the journal’s cipher. But when she arrives in Paris, Sara finds herself besieged by complications from ... more >
Dear Ms. Kearsley, I made grabby hands when A Desperate Fortune finally became available at NetGalley because a book from you is always a treat. I knew next to nothing about it because the blurb is not something I need to look at to know I want to read one ... more >