Title: The Caretaker
Author: Carol Schoenig
The Caretaker by Carol Schoenig tells the story of Phae as she tries to make her own life after an abusive marriage and many years as a single-parent. She decides to go to Spain to work as a caretaker for an estate. There, she meets Finn and the two start a romance.
This book is much more than a simple, straight-forward romance story. Phae is older than your typical love-interest (aged 64). Both she and Finn have loved and lost before (he is also a widower). Their love is complicated by family matters. Schoenig goes against the old trope of parental interference and instead it is Phae’s children who try to stand between her and Finn.
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Throwback Thursday is a series where we take a look back at some of BRD’s most popular posts. Enjoy!
The One Memory of Flora Banks by Emily Barr
My Rating: Four out of Five Stars
Synopsis from Goodreads:
Seventeen-year-old Flora Banks has no short-term memory. Her mind resets itself several times a day, and has since the age of ten, when the tumor that was removed from Flora’s brain took with it her ability to make new memories. That is, until she kisses Drake, her best friend’s boyfriend, the night before he leaves town.
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Mistake No. 7 by Laura P. Avery
Mistake No. 7 is an adult, romance book that captures all the fumbles of love. Written by Laura Avery, this steamy new novel is scheduled for publication on May 19, 2017. If you enjoy a good love story with a bitter sweet ending, avoid making a mistake of your own and order a copy today!
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MACLEAN’S Passion (Highland Romance) by Sharon Cullen
Colin MacLean has always felt like a black sheep—especially after his brothers are slain before his eyes in the Battle of Culloden. A smuggler by trade, Colin makes for an embarrassing chieftain. He can’t even save his friends from their British pursuers without getting himself captured. But before he is martyred by the hangman’s noose, Colin escapes with his cellmate, a brave lad he’s come to admire. It’s only in the depths of the Highlands that Colin discovers the lad is a lass—and a bonnie one at that.
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Interim Goddess of Love by Mina V. Esguerra
Older YA/new adult/sweet romance: College sophomore Hannah Maquiling doesn’t know why everyone tells her their love problems. She’s never even had a boyfriend, but that doesn’t stop people from spilling their guts to her, and asking for advice. So maybe it shouldn’t be a surprise when the cutest guy in school tells her that she’s going to have to take on this responsibility — but for all humanity.
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Silk and Scholar by Cassandra Dean
This is Book 4 in the Silk series, but stands perfectly well alone. And it is an absolute delight.
Etta Wilding-Marsh is a very unconventional young lady indeed. The daughter of a Cambridge don, she longs to study the law, an utter impossibility for a woman in the Regency era. She has only disdain for the irresponsible young men who take for granted that which she may never have, and her particular ire is reserved for Lord Christopher Hiddleston.
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Motivation: Winter 2017 “Retelling” for Biannual Bibliothon
Genre: YA | Fantasy | Retelling
Read Count: 1
Published: November 8, 2016
Pages: 453 pages
Average Rating: 4.11 stars
My Rating: 4 stars
Description: Long before she was the terror of Wonderland—the infamous Queen of Hearts—she was just a girl who wanted to fall in love.
Catherine may be one of the most desired girls in Wonderland and a favorite of the unmarried King, but her interests lie elsewhere. A talented baker, she wants to open a shop and create delectable pastries. But for her mother, such a goal is unthinkable for a woman who could be a queen.
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Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen
It shouldn’t be easy to be amazing. Then everything would be. It’s the things you fight for and struggle with before earning that have the greatest worth. When something’s difficult to come by, you’ll do that much more to make sure it’s even harder―or impossible―to lose.
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This series highlights inexpensive, free, or discounted books to give you, dear reader, the most options on what to read.
Letitia Tinsley’s well-ordered spinster life is thrown into chaos when she learns her beloved brother has mysteriously disappeared from his gold mining claim in California. Determined to discover the truth, Letty sets out on the treacherous journey west.
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Rise by Jayelle Morgan
He gave her a night she would never forget…And a child too.
A year ago, Emory met the handsome, mysterious Ajax and threw her good-girl nature aside for one night of passion. She was fine accepting the consequences for her actions, and loves her son more than life itself. She never thought she’d see Ajax again, but now she desperately needs to find him. There’s something wrong with their baby…
She’s the only woman who’s ever taken his breath away.
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