Wednesday 19 June 2024

Mr.Darcy´s Matchmaker by Summer Hanford


By: Summer Hanford


Narrated by: Ruth Urquhart


Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins


Published: June 11th 2024 by Tantor Audio


Pride and prejudice variation /to review






This was Anne´s book and she is very misunderstood, but here she shows her clear colors. She is trying to be meek for her mother, but her mind is plotting.




Darcy was, well, he really is proud, and so is Lizzy. This book shows some of their worst qualities and hey they belong together. They are good people, they just need to stop and care for others too.




I really like how Kitty comes across here and her romance made me all awwww.




And Anne finally finds someone to care for too.




The unlikable are still Miss Bingley and Mrs De Bourgh. Ugh, horrible people.




A fun variation where Anne takes control over the destiny.




And narrated by the fantastic Ruth Urqhart. She is awesome and I always enjoy her books






When the woman he loves refuses him, Darcy will get help winning her back . . . whether he wants it or not.




Fitzwilliam Darcy is a great many things. Wealthy. Handsome. Respectable. But what he is not, is skilled at charming Elizabeth Bennet. When she refuses his offer of marriage and breaks his heart, an organ she doesn’t believe he possesses, he has no notion of how to win her back.




Fortunately for him, his scheming relation, Miss Anne de Bourgh, is more than willing to help. It doesn’t matter to Anne that Darcy doesn’t want her assistance. She learned from the best, namely her mother, that people don’t know what’s good for them until you tell them.




Mr. Darcy’s Matchmaker is a sweet, lighthearted Pride & Prejudice Variation. Read on to discover if Miss de Bourgh can help Mr. Darcy win the woman he loves, and how much trouble she’ll cause trying.


Tuesday 18 June 2024

TMST

 


 

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6/18/2024 Share some LGBTQ-character books you've recently enjoyed.




Ok, so yes one is a monster, but she identifies as female (I forget, where there even male monsters?) But their way to romance is so much more.




Nazemian writes beautiful stories. In this one a gay teen travels to Iran and learns something more about his family. 



Another fantasy one. Such a good book, and it deals with so much more, like magical slavery.



Shout out to this one too













6/25/2024 Mid-Year Check-In: What books have you loved so far in 2024?




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Monday 17 June 2024

Carole´s Monday: Victoria and Abdul


Title:
Victoria & Abdul
Length: 1 hr, 51 mins
Released: 2017
Genre:  Biography, Drama 
Rating: PG-13
Where I Got It: Netflix



SUMMARY:
Queen Victoria strikes up an unlikely friendship with a young Indian clerk named Abdul Karim.



REVIEW:
Been meaning to watch this for forever. I had it on my To-Watch list for years methinks. I needed something different and...light. So here we go. 

This is the story of Victoria and Abdul. They strike up unlikely friendship. Victoria is queen of the British Empire and Empress of India. Abdul is poor Indian clerk who was selected to present the queen a ceremonial coin. 

This was very sweet. Victoria was so ready to just die. Enter in the adorable and kind Abdul to give her a 2nd wind in life. He was happy to impart some knowledge and become her teacher. Simply loved their innocent friendship. 

Bertie and the majority of the staff were gigantic babies and fools. So jealous. So racist. 

I did end up adoring Mohammed! His speech to Bertie and the others had me cheering. Good on you friend. 

The cast was fantastic. The script great. The story fun.

Oooh that ending. It had me in tears. 

All-in-all, I really adored this movie. I loved learning about Abdul and seeing their friendship grow. Def 100% recommend it. 5 stars from me. 


ONE WORD SUMMARY: Charming







Friday 14 June 2024

Legends and Lattes


Series: Legends & Lattes (#1)


This edition: 312 pages, Paperback


Published: November 10, 2022 by Tor


Fantasy/own





It was good, and I would read more, but I just got this feeling that I did not love it as much as others did. Maybe it was just too cozy for me. It was sweet, nothing truly evil happened. No blood or gore. Just a cozy fantasy about an orc named Viv who wants to start a coffee place. Not to mention that coffee is new to people and beings there.




And as she finds a place, renovates, finds new friends, a succubi employee, life goes on.




There is some danger as someone wants something she has. But other than that it is mostly about her starting this café and making it a success.




And I do love worlds, but here we are stuck at the café. But hey do not get me wrong, it was fun adn sweet. just not that exciting






After decades of adventuring, Viv the orc barbarian is finally hanging up her sword for good. Now she sets her sights on a new dream – for she plans to open the first coffee shop in the city of Thune. Even though no one there knows what coffee actually is.




If Viv wants to put the past behind her, she can’t go it alone. And help might arrive from unexpected quarters. Yet old rivals and new stand in the way of success. And Thune’s shady underbelly could make it all too easy for Viv to take up the blade once more.




But the true reward of the uncharted path is the travellers you meet along the way. Whether bound by ancient magic, delicious pastries or a freshly brewed cup, they may become something deeper than Viv ever could have imagined.



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