The Week: 2nd – 8th February

Sunset Canberra City Australia 7th February 2015 Sonya Heaney Oksana Heaney

Driving home in Canberra city last night.

Happy birthday to my mother for Tuesday and me yesterday!

I updated my recommended authors list this week.

Never, ever buy books from Australian booksellers if you can buy them overseas! Weeks ago I ordered two books from Australia and one from overseas (America) for my mother. The American one arrived before her birthday. I still haven’t seen the others. How can Australia Post be that bad…?? The shop is just down the road.

I was going through one of those phases: I’d read so many bad books in a row I didn’t know what to do! A sickeningly misogynistic new adult book. An adult contemporary romance written in first person, present tense, which was driving me crazy (‘I go here. I do this. I think that. I scream. I eat. He looks at me. We kiss. I. I. Me. I.’). I read a book set in Georgian England where everyone spoke like they were from 2015 New York.

But the end of the week came and I came across some more promising reads. I think the phase is over.

That strange “rule” about romance fiction never tackling anything serious

The Accidental Duchess by Madeline HunterOver the Edge by Suzanne Brockmann

Religion in Romance

Kyiv Ukraine 2013 Sonya Heaney Oksana Heaney

My review of Wagon Train Cinderella by Shirley Kennedy

Wagon Train Cinderella by Shirley Kennedy

My review of Surrender by Pamela Clare

Surrender (MacKinnon’s Rangers #1) by Pamela Clare

Scary 90s Romance

Romantic Times Magazine Cover July 1992 Fabio

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