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Blind Dates: The Perfect Match/Mattie Meets Her Match/A Match Made in Heaven/Mix and Match (Inspirational Romance Collection) - Kristin Billerbeck;Denise Hunter;Bev Huston;Colleen Coble

My copy goes from pages 160 to 193, so I can't finish the second story, and the first part of the third story is missing as well.  I'll have to try to find another copy.  At least I only paid a quarter for it, so I'm not out anything.

Free on Kindle Right Now

An Arranged Marriage (Company of Rogues) - Jo Beverley

http://www.amazon.com/Arranged-Marriage-Company-Rogues-Book-ebook/dp/B00DXL9X38/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1396019862&sr=8-1&keywords=an+arranged+marriage

 

Kindle Settlement

If you buy Kindle ebooks, you might want to check your email.  I just received notice that I got a credit to buy print or ebooks on Amazon.  I checked Amazon, and it was on there!  Here's what was on my Amazon page.

 

 

Information for eBooks Antitrust Settlement

 

 

In December 2013, a federal court approved legal settlements by publishers Hachette, HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster, Macmillan, and Penguin in antitrust lawsuits filed by State Attorneys General and Class Plaintiffs about the price of eBooks. Those settlements resulted in credits for qualifying Kindle books purchased between April 1, 2010 and May 21, 2012.

Eligible customers do not need to do anything to receive these credits. If you are eligible, we have already calculated your credit and added it to your Amazon account. As long as you have credit remaining we will automatically apply it to your next purchase of a Kindle book or a print book sold by Amazon.com, regardless of publisher. The credit applied to your purchase will appear in your order summary. Eligible customers should have received a notification email from Amazon on March 25, 2014. You can learn more about the settlements at www.amazon.com/help/agencyebooksettlements.


Your Settlement Credit:
 

Issue Date: March 11, 2014

Total Credit: $104.39

Used Credit: $0.00

Unused Credit: $104.39

Expiry Date: March 31, 2015

A March Bride

A March Bride - Rachel Hauck

Susanna Truitt is an American who is engaged to King Nathaniel II of Brighton kingdom. She is afraid he has changed his mind about marrying her. However, he has been trying to keep the parliament from passing a law forcing Susanna from giving up her U.S. citizenship in order to marry him. He finally tells her once the law is ratified.
Susanna is upset. She has spent months learning about Nathaniel’s country and its culture. She decides to go back to Georgia to think. She doesn’t want to give up that last part of herself. After a while, Nathaniel goes after her.
I liked this story. I liked that Nathaniel was trying to help her keep her citizenship, and was will to give up the kingdom for her. I felt bad for Susanna, who had to change everything about herself to get his country to accept her.
I got this novella from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

A February Bride

A February Bride - Betsy St. Amant

Allie Andrews leaves Marcus at the altar, even though she really does love him and want to marry him. She is afraid that she is like the rest of the women in her family who have never had a marriage last longer than three years. Her mom insisted on her using the same wedding dress the other women in the family used, and wouldn’t let Allie decide any of the other wedding details. Allie runs off so she won’t hurt Marcus more later.
Four months later, Allie’s best friend, Hannah, is engaged, and wants Allie in the wedding. That wouldn’t be a problem, but Hannah is Marcus’ sister. Hannah and Allie hadn’t been in touch much since the day Allie and Marcus were supposed to marry. Hannah still doesn’t understand why Allie left Marcus, but misses her best friend. At the engagement party, she sees Marcus for the first time. He still loves her, and doesn’t understand why she left. Eventually, they talk and work through Allie’s issues with commitment.
I really enjoyed this one. I felt sorry for Allie. Her family was really embarrassing, and wouldn’t even let her decide what kind of wedding she wanted. I also liked Marcus, and felt bad for him. He didn’t understand why she left him, and was wary about getting involved with Allie again.

I got this novella from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

A January Bride

A January Bride - Deborah Raney

When Maddie Houser’s brother-in-law is transferred to Ohio, she moves to their house in Clayburn, Kansas, because they need someone to stay there while the house it being refurbished. She is a writer, and has a deadline in January. She is having trouble concentrating enough to write. She calls her eighty-four year old neighbor, Ginny Ross. Ginny has a friend, Arthur Tyler, who is a professor. She gets him to let Maddie stay at his house during the day to write while the house is being renovated.
Arthur is a widower, and Maddie assumes he is an elderly man because of his friendship with Ginny. However, he is only thirty-nine. The first day she is at his house, Maddie writes him a note to thank him. Soon, they are leaving notes for each other nearly every day.
I really enjoyed this novella. I liked that Maddie and Arthur got to know each other through letters before they even met. This was a cute story, and I am looking forward to the rest of the A Year of Weddings novellas. I got this novella from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

Booksfreeswap

Does anyone use this?  I tried to go on there a few minuites ago, and a download came up. I have never seen that on there before.  The download put a virus on my computer, so if anyone uses the site, don't let it download.  Luckily, my anti-virus caught it in time.

Short Story

Days of Rakes and Roses - Anna Campbell

Lydia and Simon were in love years ago, but Simon left after her father cought them kissing.  Now, she is engaged to another man, when Simon returns.

 

Her brother wrote to Simon asking him to return, so Lydia wouldn't have to marry a man she didn't love.  Lydia isn't pleased to see Simon, but eventually realizes she still loves him.  This is a cute short story that I got from Netgalley in exchange for a review

Reviewing tip: using kindle highlights page for clipping quotes

Reblogged from Moonlight Reader:

There is a little-known feature of amazon's kindle books that allows users to find their highlights in one location:

 

https://kindle.amazon.com/

 

 

It looks like this when you log in the first time. In the upper right hand corner, you can log in using your amazon information.

 

Your "homepage" will look something like this:

 

 

Once you arrive there, click on the "Your Highlights" link, which will take you to a page that lists of your highlights by book (most recently highlighted first) and in order. 

 

For example, I was reading Dorothy Sayer's Whose Body last night. This is what my highlights area for that book looks like:

 

 

You can use the copy & paste functions to quickly add long quotes from your kindle book to your reviews. 

 

Hope this helps!

The Book Jar

A Summer Seduction (Legend of St. Dwynwen) - Candace Camp Loving the Marquess - Suzanna Medeiros The Marrying Season - Candace Camp

 I've seen a bunch of people posting about these lately, so I decided to do my own.  Well, I did two: one for physical books, and another for my many Kindle books.  

My 1st physical one was A Summer Seduction (Legend of St. Dwynwen) - Candace Camp   by Candace Camp.  It is the 2nd in a trilogy, and I had read the first one over a year ago. I was looking at the books on my Kindle, and realized I had the 3rd one The Marrying Season (Legend of St. Dwynwen Trilogy) - Candace Camp to review for edelweiss so I'm reading that now instead of the book I had originally chosen for Kindle, which was Loving the Marquess (Landing a Lord 1) - Suzanna Medeiros  . 

I think this will help me get my oldest books read rather than reading the newer ones.  Plus, I have a huge backlog of edelweiss and netgalley books to review, and I;m hoping this will help me get to them soon.

Which Country reads the most?

http://mentalfloss.com/article/55344/which-country-reads-most

 

I saw this on Facebook, and couldn't figure out how to share it here, so I'll just copy the link.  According to this, the USA is 22nd 5:42 hours a week.

 

I don't know about you, but I read a LOT more than that.  It is a shame that so many people don't read at all.

 

 

Back Cover

Enchanted Evening - Margret Brier

There's no description on here, so here's the back cover blurb.

A luxury cruise through the Mediterranean - starlit nights and sun-drenched days. The perfect setting for romance, Janine thought. But what did it matter to her? Long ago she vowed never to trust a man again. Then she met Alexandros Sakotos, and thought he knowingly deceived her, Janine could not keep him out of her thoughts. The dark, commanding Greek seemed to possess some secret power over her, some special sympathy of feeling and thought. When he asked her to pose as his wife before his family and friends, Janine had no choice but to grant him her faith and trust . . . After all, she sadly realized, she had already given him her heart.

Mistletoe Mommy

Mistletoe Mommy (4 Seasons in Mistletoe, #3) - Tanya Michaels

This was a really cute story.  I'll have to find the others in the series.

Summer Dreams - Veda Boyd Jones, Yvonne Lehman, Tracie Peterson, Kathleen Yapp

My copy has a different cover.

Reblogged from Dilettante:

Too cute.  I had to reblog this.

Source: http://t.co/BVPTauJe2T

Reading Speed Test

ereader test
Source: Staples eReader Department

 

If you maintained this reading speed, you could read