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Pub Date: 3-2-20 Historical Fiction - Romance
Where the Stars Meet the Sea- Heidi Kimball: Juliet Graham is counting down the weeks until her twenty-first birthday, when she can gain full guardianship of her younger brother and finally get out from under the oppressive hand of her domineering aunt Agnes. When she's forced to accompany her family to a house party at Shaldorn Castle, Juliet tries to keep to herself, but a rather rude run in with the Duke causes a whirlwind of emotions to stir in her. After insulting the Duke, Juliet is fully prepared to be sent away and face the wrath of her aunt, but to her surprise, the reclusive Duke seems to take a shining to her. The more time they spend together, the deeper their feelings for one another grow, but after her scheming aunt threatens her with a cruel ultimatum, Juliet must finally decide if she's willing to put her happiness first. This is a little difficult for me because while I did like it, I felt like it was missing a little extra something. I think a lot of it had to do with other historical fiction romances usually tend to be quite steamy, but this one was more innocently sweet. I was slightly bored during the beginning, but by the end I was fully invested. This is also one that you can easily read in one sitting. So, while it may have fell slightly short for me, I'd still definitely recommend it.
Pub Date: 3-17-20 Poetry
Break Your Glass Slipper- Amanda Lovelace: Amanda Lovelace is known for baring her soul in her work, and her newest poetry collection is no exception. Each page is filled with heartbreak, empowerment, learning to love oneself, and moving on from things and those that have caused you pain. She has such a magical way of taking thoughts that each of us have had at some point and making them real to help you heal. This might be my favorite collection of hers thus far. I found myself highlighting quite a lot of passages that felt really relatable, and I also really liked the artwork throughout. I definitely recommend checking this out if you're a fan.