Monthly Archives: July 2014

Review: The Suffragette Scandal (Brothers Sinister 04) by Courtney Milan

Synopsis: Edward Clark is a wounded, dangerous man: deserted by his closest family at a young age, he’s been forced to live a life of crime, lies, horrors and deceit. He managed to survive, prosper even, but it took a … Continue reading

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Rameau’s review archive: Ranskalainen sarja (Suite française) by Irène Némirovsky

Synopsis: Beginning in Paris on the eve of the Nazi occupation in 1940. Suite Française tells the remarkable story of men and women thrown together in circumstances beyond their control. As Parisians flee the city, human folly surfaces in every … Continue reading

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Purppuranpunainen hibiscus (Purple Hibiscus) by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Synopsis: Fifteen-year-old Kambili’s world is circumscribed by the high walls and frangipani trees of her family compound. Her wealthy Catholic father, under whose shadow Kambili lives, while generous and politically active in the community, is repressive and fanatically religious at … Continue reading

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Review: Descent Macabre by Kat O’Connor

I got a complimentary copy of this novella from the author in exchange for an honest review – thank you! That fact of course didn’t influence my opinion in any way. Synopsis: Kat Aristova, just wanted to have  bit fun … Continue reading

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Rameau’s review archive: Tactical Strike (Bagram Special Ops 02) by Kaylea Cross

Synopsis: Gunship pilot Captain Candace Bradford has worked long and hard to earn her rank and position within the male-dominated world of Air Force Special Operations. She’s not about to let anything or anyone jeopardize that, let alone one sinfully … Continue reading

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Review: Myself in Blue by Renata F. Barcelos

 I received a complimentary copy of this novel from the author in exchange for an honest review; that fact didn’t influence my opinion at all. Synopsis: Once upon a time there was a little princess called Sunday Morning. She had … Continue reading

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The Magpie Lord (A Charm of Magpies 01) by K.J. Charles

Synopsis: Exiled to China for twenty years, Lucien Vaudrey never planned to return to England. But with the mysterious deaths of his father and brother, it seems the new Lord Crane has inherited an earldom. He’s also inherited his family’s … Continue reading

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Movie review: Maleficent directed by Robert Stromberg (from the story “La Belle au bois dormant” by Charles Perrault).

Well, well, well. So now Disney is into strong female characters? Who would have guessed that much say, twenty years ago? Maleficent, one of their newest productions, is a feminist movie at first glance – the title fairy godmother AND … Continue reading

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Rameau’s review archive: A Kiss For Midwinter (Brothers Sinister 1.5) by Courtney Milan

Synopsis: Miss Lydia Charingford is always cheerful, and never more so than at Christmas time. But no matter how hard she smiles, she can’t forget the youthful mistake that could have ruined her reputation. Even though the worst of her … Continue reading

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Review: The Metaxy Project by Layton Green

Synopsis (from Goodreads):  Rising above a hardscrabble childhood to become a star at one of Atlanta’s most prestigious law firms, Derek Miller is reliving The Great Gatsby in his own backyard. The spell is broken, however, when Derek’s investigation into … Continue reading

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