Friday, August 21, 2015

In the Wilds of Devon by Wanda Luce

In the Wilds of Devon is a thoroughly enjoyable regency romance. Alexandra is a very likable character, and I quickly became interested in her delima. Cecil was an absolutely despicable villain, but also a believable character. I really liked Rupert. He was a fantastic hero, and his motives were believable and real. While the characters were suited to the time period, none of them felt like cookie cut-outs. Each was unique and three dimensional. Both the good guys as well as the bad guy, and folks in between. The story drew me in very quickly, and I found myself rooting for Alexandra and Rupert, and hoping that they would find a way to make sure that Cecil got his comeuppance. There were dances and pretty dresses, and more than one firearm discharging, plus a few exciting and unexpected twists in the plot. The end, I found wonderfully satisfying, and I am very glad I read this book.

I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good regency romance!  Read more about it here, on Amazon!

Saturday, August 15, 2015

My Uncle Jay

My Uncle, James T. Woolston Jr.  (I just called him Uncle Jay) passed away recently.  I remember that he loved to run, he competed in multiple marathons throughout his life, and was always a very positive person.  I enjoyed competing in races with him as a teenager, and looked up to him more than I think I ever told him.  He was a teacher by profession, and I think it was something that fit him.  He was always so supportive and uplifting of people's dreams, especially of young people.  He made this world a better place.  Certainly for me.  And I will miss him a lot.