Welcome back, Good Readers! September is waning and October will be here before I'm ready, I think. But it looks like Louisiana might actually have a real October this year, at least as far as the weather is concerned. Anyone up north would probably scoff at the predictions of 80F highs and 50F lows but that's what we get down here in the south. *shrugs* I hope we'll get some autumnal breezes blowing through as well.
I better get moving on my challenge responses. Read on to see them!
I wish I could say this was not a couple of romance novels. OK, maybe not. I do like a good romance. But these shake it up a little. Both are clean reads. You could hand them to your child in middle school and they'd probably love them and, in my opinion, come out from the reading unscathed and encouraged.
I can't believe how slow this month is moving along on the calendar. It feels like it's speeding by, though. That might be because I'm trying to get as far ahead with scheduled posts as I possibly can. (Where these writing challenges are concerned, I can only prep a little because I don't do the challenges until the day of...) I'm trying hard to get things set up in advance so I won't have to work so hard when NaNoWriMo comes around. What will you be doing in November, Good Readers?
On to the challenge responses!
Book Reviews: Contemporary Romances: 'The Corporal & the Choir Girl' and 'The Farmer's Wife' (Luchettis Brothers #1)
I've got a couple of contemporary romance novel reviews for you today. One is inspirational, the other is not, though the family is one who shows their faith in their daily lives. Check them out and see what you think.
Alright! This week had some tough prompts. But then, it wouldn't be much of a challenge without, well, challenges. LOL Are y'all ready? Let's go!
This week, I've got two book reviews for you. Both are about the Scottish highlands or highlanders. I know they are short. I thought I was getting better at writing longer book reviews but I'm running out of things to say when the topics are almost the same. A good romance novel will have strong protagonists, vile antagonists, and a fantastic adventure plot. (At least, that's what /I/ look for in a romance novel.) And when it falls flat, it does so for the same reasons every time with the possible addition of badly constructed sentences, bad world building/dialogue, and/or badly formatted text. I can overlook some of those things if the first three criteria are met, though.
Anyway, see what you think about these two and if you're intrigued, why not give them a try?
The months speed by faster and faster it seems. I can hardly believe how much time has passed since I've done much work on "Over Land & Under Stone." I'm eager to get back to it so I've dropped my challenges back to just two this month. So to see the final responses to last month's challenges and the first few of this month's, read on!
I've got another two book reviews for you this week. These are regency romances and I find I oscillate between them and old west romances more often than other types of romance books. I don't mind modern western romances, but I like the mentality of the heroes in the old west. They're most often 'people who get stuff done' and I love characters like that. Maybe that's what's got my feet dragging on OLUS... Hmmm...
Anyway, on to the book reviews!!
Melody Kittles writes fantasy fiction under the name Robin McElveen. She loves God, her family, the arts, a warm cup of coffee or tea, visiting friends, and collecting coffee & Pusheen items.
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