HaBO: Flowery Ranch Scene Cover
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Articles / May 7, 2019

This HaBO comes from Brandy, who is hoping to find this old school historical romance: I read this book back in the late 80s or early 90s. I believe the main characters name is Miranda. I think it takes place in Texas or Mexico, and the heroine is Mexican. There is definitely a kidnapping. Miranda’s dad is against her marrying the American hero. Her dad was pretty wealthy, I think. The cover was pale (ecru maybe) with her face and flowers or maybe a ranch scene. At the time I thought it was steamy but may not be compared to now. There’s something about the cover description that is ringing bells for me.

A Bonkers Book, Small Town Romance, & More
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Articles / May 7, 2019

Much Ado About Jack Much Ado About Jack by Christy English is $2.99! I really like this cover. The model has a great sense of…presence. This is the third book in the Shakespeare in Love series. The first book is currently free and the second one is only $1.99. Many reviewers mentioned that those reading this as a standalone may be taking a risk since past characters make a frequent appearance, while others felt this historical was well-researched. How to Become London’s Most Notorious Widow: 1. Vow to NEVER remarry 2. Own a ship and become fabulously wealthy 3. Wear the latest risqué fashions in your signature color 4. Do NOT have a liaison at the Prince Regent’s palace with a naval captain whose broad shoulders and green eyes make you forget Rule #1 Angelique Beauchamp, the widowed Countess of Devonshire, has been twice burned by love, and she is certain that no man will ever touch her heart again. But that doesn’t mean she can’t indulge a little—and it would be hard to find a more perfect dalliance than one with the dashing Captain James Montgomery. After a brief torrid affair, James tries to forget Angelique and his undeniable thirst for…

HaBO: Heroine Works at a Boarding House with Her Son
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Articles / May 7, 2019

This HaBO request is from Julia. Spoilers ahead for this historical: I remember reading this book and the plot was VERY similar to The Flame and the Flower. Beautiful, innocent female is on the London docks and runs into trouble. Strapping, handsome American sea captain rescues her and she ends up on his ship. They arrive at his plantation and at some point they get married. There is a woman who the hero has known since childhood. She hates the heroine because she wanted the hero for herself. Heroine is intimidated by the beautiful childhood friend of the hero. Heroine does not see much of the hero as he is always working. She mostly hides in the bedroom because she has no idea how to run a house and deal with servants, and she is freaking out. At some point she gets pregnant. She finally gets upset and leaves. Heroine ends up working in a boarding house with her son Adam, who is now six. Hero starts working at the house under an assumed name and the hero and heroine are reunited. Apparently, he has been looking all over for her since she left six years ago. I distinctly remember…

Somewhere Only We Know by Maurene Goo
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Articles / May 7, 2019

B Somewhere Only We Know by Maurene Goo May 7, 2019 · Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) Contemporary RomanceRomanceYoung Adult TW/CW: Potentially disordered eating. Somewhere Only We Know is an adorable YA romance that feels very much like a modern Roman Holiday retelling between a K-Pop star and a freelance tabloid photographer. It’s light and incredibly sweet. This isn’t to imply that it lacks substance; there were just deeper issues that could have used extra exploration. Lucky is a K-Pop superstar who has just wrapped up a multi-city tour ending in Hong Kong. The following Monday, she’s expected to make her U.S. debut on a late night television show. Jack Lim is taking a gap year, as he tries to figure out what he wants to do in terms of college and a career. Rather than backpacking around Europe like he wanted, his parents agreed to his gap year wishes if he interned at his father’s bank during that time. Jack’s real passion is photography and secretly takes paparazzi photos for a local tabloid mag on a freelance basis. His parents have no idea. Jack lives in Hong Kong with his parents and Lucky lives and travels a ton in…