Fiction / Holiday Reads / Leah / Romance / Women's Fiction

Pride and Prejudice and Mistletoe by Melissa de la Cruz

Pride and Prejudice and Mistletoe is a gender swapped, contemporary retelling of Pride and Prejudice, which takes place during the holidays. Darcy Fitzwilliam is 29, beautiful, brilliant and a successful business woman. Since moving away from her hometown of Pemberley, Ohio, Darcy hasn’t looked back. However, when her mom falls ill with cancer, she comes … Continue reading

Fiction / Holiday Reads / Leah / Romance / Women's Fiction

Holiday Spice by Samantha Chase

Holiday Spice is the sixth book in The Shaughnessy Brothers Series, which is a contemporary romance series. This book revolves around the youngest Shaughnessy sibling, Darcy. Being the youngest sibiling and the  Benjamin (Ben) Tanner enjoys his work and solitude as a carpenter in Washington. However, when Darcy Shaughnessy shows up to help Ben with … Continue reading

Books-to-Movies / John / Literary Fiction / Romance

The Price of Salt by Patricia Highsmith

Patricia Higsmith’s The Price of Salt was the famed suspense writer’s second novel after Strangers on a Train. Due to its realistic and non-judgmental portrayal of a lesbian relationship, Highsmith first put the novel out under the pseudonym Claire Morgan. Only years later was it revealed that Highsmith was the book’s author. The two main … Continue reading

Award Winning / Carol / Historical Fiction / Romance

Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bojalian

The systematic slaughter of the Armenian Christians by the Turkish Muslims is a primarily overlooked piece of history. In 1915, under the guise of national security – Turkey was allied with Germany in WW I and accused the Armenians of siding with the British – an estimated 1,000,000+ Armenian men, women, and children were exterminated. … Continue reading