This winter I’ve become fascinated by the Danish concept of hygge, or coziness. Growing up in Maine, curling up with a hot cup of tea and a good book was how I kept my sanity with three feet of snow on the ground. It turns out the Danish had a very similar idea. Even though I’m spending the winter in Florida this year, I still love books that inspire a feeling of coziness. Here are four novels that have made me feel cozy and warm inside even if it was miserable outside. Continue reading “4 Cozy Romances to Read Before Spring”
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1) The Power of His Touch by Alaina Stanford
Word Count: 42,180
Average Goodreads Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars
The longer angels tread on the face of the earth the more susceptible they become to mortal emotion.
Rafi discovers a demon plot to release a pandemic in a large metropolitan city. Disguised as an agent of the World Health Organization Rafi searches for the source. When he meets a young biochemist name Sophia at the center of the pandemic everything changes. Rafi is quickly torn between his divine mission and his growing feelings for Sophia. Dare he give into the temptations of love with millions of lives at risk?
2) Vengeance’s Fire by Alaina Stanford
Genre: Young Adult, Supernatural
Word Count: 53,630
Average Goodreads Rating: 4.31 out of 5 stars
3) The First Bite Is the Deepest by Elisa Catrina
Genre: Supernatural, New Adult
Word Count: 89,630
Average Goodreads Rating: 3.83 out of 5 stars
What starts as a quirky send-up of vampire romance quickly turns sinister. Stella and her friends find themselves pitted against not only Sebastian but his entire family–a cadre of supernatural predators determined to keep the secret of their existence from spreading any further.
Sometimes, breakups really are a matter of life and death.
4) They Are In Love Again by Becky Harris
Word Count: 11,630
This book is not yet rated on Goodreads.
Emma and Brody had been friends since they were in Kindergarten. When high school rolled around their feelings for each other turned into something more than just friendship. Their love was fast and furious, just like their relationship. All was going perfectly until an accident struck Brody’s family. His brother had been in a fatal car accident with a drunk driver.
Struck by the tragedy, Brody turned to alcohol. When Emma found out she immediately confronted him. The confrontation immediately went south when Brody lashed out at her. It severed their relationship separating them for four years.
At Emma’s graduation, she stumbles into him. As soon as their eyes meet the feelings rush back. When Brody asks Emma for a second chance she can’t help, but give it. Though it comes with a few stumbles along the way they pick up right where they left off.
5) Fallen Hero by Lorhainne Eckhart
Genre: Contemporary, Western
Word Count: 44,360
Average Goodreads Rating: 4.21 out of 5 stars
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A cowboy who walked away from his family’s fortune. A woman who returned for justice. What they didn’t expect was to find love.
“When life deals an innocent a bad hand it isn’t’ surprising when they want revenge. This story handles the situation in a simple fashion. Turning anger and distrust into love. Well written, and a story which leaves you wanting to read more about this family.” Voracious Reader
6) A Vow of Love, A Friessen Family Christmas by Lorhainne Eckhart
Genre: Contemporary, Holiday, New Adult
Word Count: 45,850
Average Goodreads Rating: 4.18 out of 5 stars
Sometimes families need a helping hand…
Holidays are about family, love, and giving, but this Christmas The Friessens are in for a rough holiday season.
Thirteen days before Christmas, In the mail, a letter arrives that was never meant for Candy Friessen. It is for her husband Neil, and when she opens it, she discovers a lie that rocks her world. And she begins to question everything they created together, including his love for her and their family.
Seven days before Christmas, Even though her heart is breaking she considers leaving. She makes plans until a call one night alerts all the Friessens that Becky Friessen, their mother is in the hospital fighting for her life. And without a second thought, the entire Friessen clan is on a plane to her bedside. Faced with uncertainty Brad, Neil, Jed, and their wives are together for Christmas, but there’s no happy celebration, and gifts piled under the tree.
And for Candy and Neil, once trust is destroyed, is a family bond strong enough to make a difference?
7) A Different Kind of Love by Lorhainne Eckhart
8) The Two Schillings by Anthony O’Brien
Word Count: 183,680
Average Goodreads Rating: 4.33 out of 5 stars
The 100 Years War has torn both England & France. King Henry IV is on the throne newly taken and his son Harry of Monmouth, soon to be Henry the V is up to his legendary deeds.
This epic centers around a stalwart young man, Adrian, trained in the art of war, but not in the art of love. Honor is paramount and heartbreak is imminent. His first love, Victoria Marie becomes his study in both.
9) Nelly by Nora A.M. Crown
Word Count: 15,620
Average Goodreads Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
London 1923: Nelly is an upper class successful single independent professional woman in her early thirties who needs to find Henry, the man who is behind her family’s tragedy and has tarnished their reputation. Henry holds the key to her past and is her only link to finding her last living relative.
Her journey leads her on a quest of self-discovery and triumph as she learns to overcome her feelings of guilt and inadequacy. But one more obstacle threatens her happiness. She learns that the man she loves follows his own agenda as she makes a startling discovery about his past and an unimaginable commonality that they share… Can she forgive him in order to find trust and happiness once more?
10) Johnnie’s Girl By Harma-Mae Smit
Word Count: 8,530
Average Goodreads Rating: 3.33 out of 5 stars
Johnnie Reynolds has a starring role in his own life. Debbie MacDonald is his leading lady. And Cricket is destined to be the sidekick – forever watching his best friend’s glamorous life from the sidelines.
So when Cricket falls for Debbie MacDonald, he knows it’s hopeless to compete against Johnnie’s movie stardom, looks and charm. Until the day Johnnie suggests Cricket take Debbie out on the town in his place, as he’s managed to double-book himself for the evening. Debbie charmingly doesn’t mind any of the usual mishaps Cricket encounters when he does his best to take Johnnie’s place. And Cricket starts to wish he wasn’t the sidekick of this show, but the star…
Follow the ups and downs of the lives of two aspiring movie stars and the girl they both love, during the dawn of the Golden Age of Hollywood.
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We all love to read about the bad boys even if we’d never want to date them in real life. There’s something incredibly sexy about the dangerous and mysterious. And come on, we’re all romantics at heart. We always want to see the best in people, no matter how grim their reputations are. Here’s a list of books that can satiate our desire for bad boys.
College is a four-year transition time between being a kid to an adult, and it is a breeding ground for hilarious stories and very memorable times. There are parties to attend and required classes to endure. But for Ellie, college is even more complicated. After her relationship with her mother is ruined, Ellie transfers to the college Continue reading “A Taste of College with a Dash of Mystery and Romance”