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Montian men and proper ladies: A review of Prince Charming by Julie Garwood

When her fiancé runs off with her cousin Taylor is utterly humiliated, and runs off to live with her Uncle in Scotland. But, her Grandmother, Lady Esther– one of London’s wealthiest matriarchs– lay’s dying, and she refuses to allow her money to be passed onto her ridiculous family. Together, Esther and Taylor were going to pull of the scam of the seasons.

Desperate to escape the warship of her Uncle Malcolm,  she marries Lucas Ross, a devastatingly handsome American Rancher. The agreement was nothing more than a business arrangement, Esther’s money would allow Lucas to return to his ranch in Montana, and Taylor had her one reasons, a precious legacy she would do anything to protect. Nothing more than stranger’s destined to part in Boston, they both hold their own secrets. But as they traveled, and her new husband spoke of the freedom of Montana, and new future is taken shape in her mind. A future where maybe Lucas Ross stuck around. Prince Charming by Julie Garwood is an intriguing tale, of learning to trust, of finding family, and coming to love those you least expect.

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Manipulation is an art: A Review of the Grand Sophy by Georgette Heyer

Sir Horace Lance is a formidable and blunt person and so when he asks, or more accurately demands, his sister Lady Ombersley take charge of his daughter Sophia as he goes on a diplomatic mission to Brazil, she can do naught but accept.

When Sophia arrives on the doorstep of this family, she instantly sets everything unraveling. She is quite surprised to find the family rather in a mess. The cold and tyrannical Charles, rules the family with an iron fist. He is engaged to a rather dull, overscrupulous lady of the ton, who’s own qualities and characteristics seem to bring out the very worst in Charles. Cecilia is rather infatuated with a poet who is as beautiful as he is absent-minded and forgetful. Poor Hubert has found himself tangled up with a money lender and afraid to go to anyone for help. However, they have nothing to fear, for the Grand Sophy has arrived, and she is determined to bring joy and love back into this family that has taken her in. She hadn’t reckoned on Charles, the eldest son and heir of the Ombersley’s, who has one thought from the moment she shows up in her unconventional ways, to marry her off and get her out of the way as quickly as possible. The Grand Sophy by Georgette Heyer is an entertaining delight, full of intriguing characters and even more delicious mischief and manipulation.

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Time-Travel ain’t for ignoramuses: A review of The End of Eternity by Issac Asimov 

Andrew Harlan, is an Eternal, a man who resides out of time, and whose job is to make small exacting changes that effect the whole of reality. These Reality Changes are painstakingly calculated shifts, that are made for the “benefit of mankind” but everything has a cost, and some more than could ever be comprehended.

On an assignent, Harlan meets a woman, a gender Eternal’s do not often get to interact with. She is a Timer, someone who exists within real world and real time. He quickly falls in love with Noÿs Lambent. Then he learns that with the next Reality Change the woman he loves will vanish, cease to exist, a casualty in the never ending journey for the good of mankind. He risks everything to sneak her into Eternity and will do anything to save her. The End of Eternity by Issac Asimov is a masterful tale of science fiction, and Eternity is a world of wonder and utterly fascinating.

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Nazis, skinshifters, motorbikes, and a girl to change things: A review of Wolf By Wolf by Ryan Graudin

“Once upon a different time, there was a girl who lived in a kingdom of death. Wolves howled up her arm. A whole pack of them—made of tattoo ink and pain, memory and loss. It was the only thing about her that ever stayed the same.

Her story begins on a train.”

The year is 1956, and the Nazis won the war. Hitler rules the Third Reich, their territories are expansive, Imperial Japan rules alongside them with a shaky alliance. To commemorate this Great Victory, Hitler and Emperor Hirohito hold a cross country motor bike race, called the Axis Tour, a dangerous and deadly competition, a race of death and blood, where only the strong survive. The reward for the victor; prestige, money, and a chance…a chance to meet the reclusive Hitler himself. Yael is a former death camp prisoner, and her life has consisted of nothing but pain, ash and needles. The five wolves tattooed up her arm are to hold onto the love ones she has lost. Her pain and suffering have given her a special gift and an unwavering goal, win the race and kill Hitler.

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