Author: Sophia

The Reluctant Chaperon by Suzan Lauder @suzanlauder @MerytonPress @sophiarose1816 #KindleUnlimited #ThriftyThursday

The Reluctant Chaperon by Suzan Lauder @suzanlauder @MerytonPress @sophiarose1816 #KindleUnlimited #ThriftyThursday

A recently married family friend tries her hand at matchmaking among the Hales sisters to interesting, humorous results.  Suzan Lauder’s authentic Regency backdrop and her flare for comedy show forth in this breezy, light romance. The Reluctant Chaperon is the second of the Cecilia’s Mismatches series of standalones featuring the next Hales sister to find […]

Posted July 10, 2024 by Sophia in Book Review, Thrifty Thursday / 12 Comments

An Art Lover’s Guide to Paris and Murder by Dianne Freeman @difreeman001 @diannefreemanwrites @KensingtonBooks @Austenprose @sophiarose1816

An Art Lover’s Guide to Paris and Murder by Dianne Freeman @difreeman001 @diannefreemanwrites @KensingtonBooks @Austenprose  @sophiarose1816

Was the artist murdered?  What were Julia’s secrets?  The Paris art world and Paris World’s Fair become the setting for Frances and George’s latest case.  Dianne Freeman does a bang up job at setting the historical scene, writing a good twisting mystery and providing a pair of delightful amateur sleuths. An Art Lover’s Guide to […]

Posted July 7, 2024 by Sophia in Blog Tour, Book Review / 8 Comments

Born of Gilded Mountains by Amanda Dykes @AJDykes @bethany_house @amanda_spins_stories @bethanyhousefiction @sophiarose1816 @Austenprose

Born of Gilded Mountains by Amanda Dykes @AJDykes  @bethany_house  @amanda_spins_stories @bethanyhousefiction  @sophiarose1816 @Austenprose

A boyhood pact made in the Depression Era ‘30’s, a missing train and bag of mail, and a disgraced Hollywood starlet are all part of a story that begins and ends at struggling little Colorado mountain mining town of Mercy’s Peak.  I can’t decide if it was the poetic title or that blurb full of […]

Posted June 26, 2024 by Sophia in Blog Tour, Book Review / 12 Comments

Pets in Space 4 @paulinebjones @AnnaHackett @RegineAbel @TiffanyRobertsF @j_c_hay @kyndrahatch #CassandraChandler @sesmithfl @donnamcdonald13 @SFRLaurie @vscotttheauthor @authorEDW @AlexisGLatner @sophiarose1816

Pets in Space 4 @paulinebjones @AnnaHackett @RegineAbel @TiffanyRobertsF @j_c_hay @kyndrahatch #CassandraChandler @sesmithfl @donnamcdonald13 @SFRLaurie @vscotttheauthor @authorEDW @AlexisGLatner @sophiarose1816

I adore the Pets in Space anthology series that always brings a stellar group of authors together both long-time favs and new-to-mes that I find at the very least likeable, but generally fabulous. I am tempted to provide the mini reviews for all twelve novellas- and I did on my GoodReads review if you’re interested, […]

Posted June 23, 2024 by Sophia in Book Review / 12 Comments

The Perils of Lady Catherine de Bourgh by Claudia Gray @claudiagray @vintageanchorbooks @Austenprose @sophiarose1816

The Perils of Lady Catherine de Bourgh by Claudia Gray @claudiagray @vintageanchorbooks @Austenprose  @sophiarose1816

Jane Austen meets Tommy and Tuppence in this third historical cozy mystery set in the world of Jane Austen’s novels after all those earlier happily ever afters.  Claudia Gray has established a brilliant and sparkling Regency world from the dialogue to the dress and no less dazzling clever murder mystery for her young sleuths to […]

Posted June 19, 2024 by Sophia in Blog Tour, Book Review / 14 Comments

The Enemy at Home by Kevin O’Brien #KevinOBrien @KensingtonBooks @sophiarose1816 #KindleUnlimited #ThriftyThursday

The Enemy at Home by Kevin O’Brien #KevinOBrien @KensingtonBooks @sophiarose1816 #KindleUnlimited #ThriftyThursday

As war rages across Europe, North Africa, and the Pacific, a married woman with her husband overseas tries to keep the home fires burning for herself and her children all while a serial killer is taking out the women Rosies working the factories of Seattle.  Kevin O’Brien is a known mystery writer to me for […]

Posted June 12, 2024 by Sophia in Book Review, Thrifty Thursday / 10 Comments