Friday Finds

Friday Finds: Romance Through The Ages Has Never Run Smoothly. Plus Book Blogger Hop

Hello, book lovers. Welcome to my Friday Finds post! It’s an even split as to whether it’s money or love that makes the world go around. Or perhaps that just depends on my menopausal hormones! Today, I’m choosing love so this week I’ve found some romance recommendations.

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If you don’t know what these posts are all about, I explain it all in my Friday Finds page here.

I like being part of the weekly  Book Blogger Hop meme, hosted by Billy @ Ramblings of a Coffee Addict, so I’m doing it again today. You can read my answer to this week’s question at the bottom of this post.

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So, here is a small collection of romance recommendations and book reviews written by some wonderful bloggers. I hope you find something to tempt you. (In no particular order.)

Crash (The Clark Family #3) by Evelyn Sola reviewed by Devilishly Delicious Book Reviews

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Christie and Danielle are very passionate about the books they read and want to share that passion with everyone who visits their highly popular blog. They read pretty much anything that interests them and share their reviews as well as taking part in lots of book tours, new release blitz and cover reveals. Christie loved this enemy-to-lover romance, saying: “Evelyn Sola is a new writer to me. While this is in a series, I didn’t find it confusing. I feel in love with the entire Clark family, and I can’t wait to read more from her.

Musings From An Addicted Reader recommends Never Say Never by Bijou Hunter

book cover for Never Say Never by Bijou Hunter

Emily’s blog is dedicated to reviewing books and book tours. Every genre seems to be covered including; Young Adult, Paranormal, Erotica, Thriller, Fantasy, Contemporary, Suspense and Historical. I like the way she reviews the books on her site, keeping it short and sweet but always telling you everything you need to know. Emily rated this romance story 5 out of 5 stars, saying: “I thought this was fantastic. The whole series is phenomenal but this one completely surprised me. I wasn’t sure about Shelby in the other books because she was kind of the kooky ghost believing sidekick but she owns this book. Goliath is a jerk, hands down but as you get to know the back story to his character it is completely understandable. Shed a couple tears and had a few surprises along the way.

Bronte’s Mistress by Finola Austin reviewed by The Lit Bitch

book cover for Bronte’s Mistress by Finola Austin

Anne usually reviews books in the historical fiction genre, including all the sub-genres, e.g. mystery, thriller, romance, etc. However, she doesn’t restrict herself solely to historical stories. Books with a setting in history is a genre I rarely pick up myself, but I always enjoy reading her thoughts. Anne loved this historical romance, saying: “This was a beautifully written novel with interesting content and rich in romance and history. I was completely hooked and couldn’t put it down. I was so happy that one of my most anticipated novels of the summer lived up to the hype. If you are a historical fiction fan, then this is a book you need on your shelf this summer. I loved it and have been gushing about it to all my friends! I can’t wait to see what Austin comes up with next.

EBook Obsessed raved about Disorderly Conduct By Rebecca Zanetti

book cover for Disorderly Conduct By Rebecca Zanetti

Lucy’s site is full of reviews, author interviews and book promotions. Even when she’s not enamoured with a book she’s read, her reviews are always worth the time to read. Oh, and she also kindly gives away her paperback ARCs every Friday! Lucy loved this first-in-series romance story rating it 5 stars, saying: “I really enjoyed these characters as well as Anna’s extended family. There is certainly enough material to keep us going for a many more books and I am looking forward to getting more answers and solving the mystery of Aiden Devlin.

And on to my final review this week. A lovely blogger who I’ve been following for ages. However, I haven’t featured one of her reviews in a Friday Finds post for a while. oops!

Black Skies Riviera by Catherine Wiltcher reviewed by Book Review Hub

book cover for Black Skies Riviera by Catherine Wiltcher

You can find reviews on any and all genres on Book Review Hub. I don’t know much about this prolific reader but I like the way she writes her reviews. She really enjoyed this romance, giving it 5 out of 5 stars, saying: “Black Skies Riviera is an action-packed steamy romance that will make you question the character’s motivation and plans at all times. The book emanates mystery, dangers and sinful needs.

So, that’s my picks for this week. I hope you find a moment or two to click at least one of these reviews yourself. Who knows you may just find your next favourite read!

Now on to the Book Blogger Hop (BBH) meme.

BBH was originally created by Jennifer @ Crazy-For-Books in March 2010 but ended on 31 December 2012. With Jennifer’s permission, Billy @ Ramblings of a Coffee Addict relaunched the hop on 15 February 2013.

Each week the hop starts on a Friday and ends the following Thursday. There’s a weekly prompt featuring a book related question. The hop’s purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs and learn about new books. But also to befriend other bloggers and receive new followers to your own blog. Easy!

So this week’s question is:

What draws you in more: the book’s title, the book’s cover, or the summary on the back cover?

(submitted by Elizabeth @ Silver’s Reviews)

Of course, a book’s cover is what initially attracts my attention. However, I think that it’s the book’s synopsis that actually draws me in.

Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to read this post.

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I hope you have a great weekend. Please continue to be smart, stay safe and healthy. I hope you manage to read (or listen to) a great book.

Happy Reading!

Flora x

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By Flora

I'm in my late forties, my interests are varied but since menopause hit a few years ago, I find myself becoming a "grumpy old woman" all too frequently - where has my infinite patience gone!?! Lol!
I bought a Kindle in the summer of 2013 and haven't stopped reading since. If you want to know more about me, check out my blog -

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