Archive | January 2012

Happy Australia Day

For those celebrating Australia Day – have a great day; whether you are participating in any official celebrations or being with family or friends, have a lovely day.

Congrats to all the worthy recipients of the Australia Day honours – well done and thanks for your contribution to society and making this the best place to live.


Weekend reading

I’ve just finished “The Kommandant’s Girl”. Here is my Goodreads review

I really enjoyed this book. It started slow and picked up so by the end I couldn’t put it down as I had to find out what happened.

The true horrors of the Holocaust are not portrayed in this book because it’s through Emma/Anna’s eyes. We can only see what she sees. But there is enough there (details of the Polish ghettos) without the horrors being glossed over.

There is lots of emotion and the part where Emma meets up with her Dad is heartbreaking.

This book is not a biography it’s a piece of fiction. In saying that, I liked all the characters and found the storyline compelling enough for me to read it almost in one sitting.

In the “The Kommandant’s Girl”, we meet the brave Marta and we don’t know what happens to her (her ending is a cliff hanger and I assumed the worse). I’m looking forward to reading “The Diplomat’s Wife” and reading her story.

So what are you reading this weekend?

Sarah Morgan, my new favourite Presents author

I’m one of those readers who buys her Mills and Boons by author. With so little time to read, I can barely get through all the books I want to read without the ones I want to “try”out.

Recently I read “A Night of Scandal” and today read “Once a Ferrara Wife”. I loved both these books and Sarah will now be added to my “must-buy” list 🙂

If you love deeply emotional stories, you will love “Once a Ferrara Wife”. I couldn’t put it down – the intensity between Laurel and Cristiano was unbelievable and I was riveted.

I was delighted to discover (after checking Sarah’s website) that Santo, Christiano’s brother, will get his HEA and I can’t wait till May to read his story.

So how do you buy your Mills and Boons? By author? Cover? Blurb? Or all of the above?

Weekend reading

What are you reading this weekend?

I just finished “The Man Every Woman Wants” by Miranda Lee.

I always enjoy Miranda Lee’s books – with her larger than life, gorgeous heroes and heroines you can relate to.
I really enjoyed this book and liked how the H&H came together even though they initially didn’t like each other. The plot was  predictable but I liked the fresh spin on it 🙂

Feeding the muse

A few days ago, I was thrilled to type ‘The End’ on my manuscript. I still need to polish and edit the last few chapters but I need a break before getting back to it.

Since DH was not home last night I watched “Friends with Benefits” and it was better than expected.

It was funny, with great dialogue and had all the makings of a good romance novel – gorgeous hero, sassy heroine, lots of conflict, fun, fab secondary characters that didn’t overshadow the H&H, a Black Moment and a satisfying Happily Ever After.

Would definitely recommend this movie for a girls’ night out or to perve at JT’s six-pack 😉

So, have you seen any good movies/ DVDs lately?