cominguproses

[color-box]Coming up Roses by Catherine Anderson Signet (May 2012, originally pub. 1970), Paperback / Ebook, 431 pages Historical / Western Romance Website • Goodreads • Amazon UK / US Rating: [/color-box] As is often the case when I read a Catherine Anderson historical novel, Coming Up Roses made me glad I was born in the century that I was. It tells the story of widow Kate and her daughter Miranda, who are struggling to survive on their own, but also are recovering victims of terrible domestic abuse from Kate’s now deceased husband Joseph. Kate…

Sealed with a Curse

Sealed with a Curse by Cecy Robson (Weird Girls #1) Signet Eclipse (Dec 2012) Paperback, 350 pages Urban Fantasy Despite their attempts, Celia Wird and her three sisters can’t seem to avoid the paranormal population of their hometown – possibly because it’s full to bursting with vampires, werewolves and witches. This time, they find themselves in trouble with the vampires, and in order to get out of it they have to make their way deeper into the world they were thrust into. Sealed with a Curse thrusts the reader right…

The Weird Girls

The Weird Girls by Cecy Robson (The Weird Girls #0.5) Signet Eclipse (Dec 2012) Ebook, 99 pages Urban Fantasy The Wird sisters are just a bunch of normal girls; apart from the fact that they are a group of grown sisters who all live together –  and they have been endowed with powers that make them stronger and more vulnerable all at the same time. They eventually stop trying to live among humans and move in with the supernatural being in Lake Tahoe, but it’s not long before their presence is causing a stir….

Phantom Waltz

‘You Need to Read This!’ is a new feature at BCC. We recommend a book or genre that we love to one of our fellow reviewers. It’s a bit scary as they can hate a book you love or love a book you hate. Let the fun begin! Phantom Waltz (Kendrick/Coulter #2) by Catherine Anderson | Signet (2007) Kindle, 418 pages | Contemporary Romance LAURA: Why I Chose Phantom Waltz Catherine Anderson is one of my favourite romance authors, but I don’t think any of the other reviewers on the site have picked up…

luckypenny

LUCKY PENNY (Coulters Historical #5) by Catherine Anderson PUBLISHER: Signet RELEASE DATE: January 2012 FORMAT: Paperback, 413 Pages GENRE: Historical Romance To support her orphaned niece, impoverished Brianna O’Keefe accepts work with a Colorado rancher. To guard herself from the unwanted attention, she resorts to a harmless little lie: that she’s married to a Denver gold miner named David Paxton. When her boss forces her to write her “husband,” hoping he’ll take Brianna off his hands, she can only pray that there is no real David Paxton who can expose…

kissoftherose

Kiss of the Rose by Kate Pearce (The Tudor Vampire Chronicles #1) Signet (Aug 2010) Paperback, 296 Pages Paranormal Romance What if Buffy the Vampire Slayer and The Tudors had a love child? The result wouldn’t be dissimilar to Kate Pearce’s Kiss of the Rose, the first in her Tudor Vampire Chronicles series. Pearce has taken history and given it a paranormal spin, which though shouldn’t work, some how does. The book opens with the turning point in The War of The Roses and Henry Tudor (soon to be Henry VII) making a…

Juliet Blackwell - Secondhand Spirits

Secondhand Spirits (Witchcraft Mystery #1) by Juliet Blackwell | Signet (July 2009) Paperback, 313 pages | Paranormal Mystery Secondhand Spirits is a cosy paranormal mystery. It’s warm, inviting and cute. I had fun reading this book, the first in the Witchcraft Mystery series by Juliet Blackwell. Lily Ivory is a witch who has settled down in San Francisco after moving around for many years. She owns a vintage clothes shop and is enjoying putting down some roots and has even begun to make friends, especially with her two co-workers, Maya and Bronwyn….

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