Book Review: Christmas Angel by Jo Beverly

Jo Beverly is one of my favorite Regency Romance authors and Christmas Angel, The Company of Rogues series, book 3, is one of her best. I love the Company of Rogues series. While at Eaton, eight boys formed a pact – sealed with a blood oath – to protect each other and be there when needed. Now that they are men, they have been through war and difficult situations. This series chronicles some of their lives and how the Company of Rogues has stepped in to help. Although there is a little overlapping of characters, each book can stand alone.

In “Christmas Angel” we get to read the story of Leander Knollis, Lord Charrington. He has returned from war and decided he wants a wife without the complications and emotional tangles of love. He thinks he’s found that in Judith Rossiter, the Weeping … Read more

Are you an introvert?

I was reading some of the web pages I’ve saved in Evernote and came across this article. I thought I would share it with you. Artists, writers, scientists, and musicians are often introverts. I am very much an introvert and especially relate to Myth #9.

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Let me tell you about introverts.  This is a genetic characteristic of a small percentage (15%) of the population and an absolutely essential one to moving the human race forward.  Besides, there are some important differences between the brains of introverts and extroverts.  You can’t change.

All about Introverts

1. We choose our words carefully so others don’t have to wade through a river of words to understand what we are saying.

2. We have imagination and rich inner worlds.

3. We are more likely to access our innermost thoughts and creative ideas because we embrace solitude.

4. We are capable of great focus, which comes in handy when completing pretty much any task … Read more

Be vigilant to avoid PayPal fraud

I recently received an email from “PayPal” asking me to verify my account. It had the PayPal logo and looked like it was from a special division that handled that sort of thing. We have just moved so I thought the email might be in response to that.

I started to fill out the form. The first page wanted my name and address; no warning bells went off since this is public information anyone can access. Then I came to a page that wanted my social security number! That set off all kinds of bells – police sirens, church bells, car horns, etc. and I stopped right there.

I got out of that email and opened up my PayPal account. There was nothing about having to verify anything or anything else, for that matter. I sent an email to them and this was their reply. I thought you might be interested. Staying … Read more

Book Review: The Governor’s Daughter

the governor's daughter

by Jerri Hines

This book is set at the beginning of the Revolutionary War and tells the story of a young woman whose father is the British governor of South Carolina. He sends her to England for her safety where a whole lot of bad things happen to her, she returns to South Carolina where even more bad things happen to her, after which she returns to England where she suffers even more bad things. That’s about it as far as the plot goes.

Here are the reasons I gave it one star:

1. There are numerous typos, incorrect words used, missing words and incomprehensible sentences. At one point I started a new chapter and quickly realized the text on the first page was a direct copy/paste of the last page of the previous chapter.
2. … Read more