HaBO: Bridge Collapses During a Flood
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Articles / November 5, 2019

This HaBO comes from Rose, who is hoping to locate this historical romance: The heroine has a large family in a small country town. I think, maybe four siblings and her grandmother lives with them, and is a cause of great embarrassment when they have guests over because she responds to people as improper as she possibly can and blames it on her lack of hearing. Later on, the heroine and readers learn it’s all a ploy to cause discomfort in her boredom. I remember them not being very rich, but the heroine is of course the most sensible out of her siblings. She also writes articles for the local newspaper, but it must not be very local if the hero comes across it and he’s supposedly very wealthy, if not apart of the ton. What ensues is the hero writing back and playing devil’s advocate by taking the opposite side of the heroine even though he agrees with her most of the time, just to see how she responds and if she’d be a good match for him. After many months (?) of this, he realizes she is his match and hires someone to find where she lives. He…

Puppies, Musicians, & More
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Articles / November 5, 2019

Hot and Badgered Hot and Badgered by Shelly Laurenston is $2.99! This is the first book in the Honey Badger Chronicles. Sarah read this one and gave it a B grade: Among my favorite things about Laurenston’s writing is how very affirming and inspiring and a whole lot of fun it is, because angry, fearless women make room for themselves, they get shit done, and they’re the heroines. More honey badgers, please. It’s not every day that a beautiful naked woman falls out of the sky and lands face-first on grizzly shifter Berg Dunn’s hotel balcony. Definitely they don’t usually hop up and demand his best gun. Berg gives the lady a grizzly-sized t-shirt and his cell phone, too, just on style points. And then she’s gone, taking his XXXL heart with her. By the time he figures out she’s a honey badger shifter, it’s too late. Honey badgers are survivors. Brutal, vicious, ill-tempered survivors. Or maybe Charlie Taylor-MacKilligan is just pissed that her useless father is trying to get them all killed again, and won’t even tell her how. Protecting her little sisters has always been her job, and she’s not about to let some pesky giant grizzly protection specialist with…

HaBO: Least Redemptive Hero?
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Articles / November 5, 2019

This HaBO is from Dani, who is searching for a new adult romance: I’ve been trying to find a NA book I read years ago and am drawing a blank. Searching online with my keywords get me nowhere, and my ebook library is no help. He’s a “manwhore” who is interested in the heroine, but still hooks up with strangers. He sees someone on campus, takes her back to his apartment and they have sex on the couch. All I remember clearly is he tells the heroine (who knows what he did) that his daughter would have better morals than to hook up with a guy like him. He judged the women he slept with for being so sexually liberated. Please help! A friend of mine challenged me to find the least redemptive “hero” possible, and this guy fits the bill. He sounds like a real peach.

The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote by Elaine Weiss
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Articles / November 5, 2019

A The Woman’s Hour by Elaine Weiss March 6, 2018 · Viking Nonfiction The Woman’s Hour is an electrifying nonfiction book about women’s suffrage. It’s a big old brick of a thing so I thought it would take a long time to read, but I tore through it in three very busy days. This is a must-read for anyone interested in American politics and history. The Woman’s Hour describes the fight to get Tennessee to ratify the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution. This amendment “gave” women who were United States citizens (in practice, White women) the right to vote in both state and federal elections. Suffragists needed 36 states to ratify the amendment. Tennessee was the thirty-sixth state, and were it to be lost, the momentum towards ratification would be doomed. By focusing on one pivotal moment in the long history of the American suffrage movement, the author is able to keep the story taught and suspenseful. She gives an overview of events leading up to the fight in Tennessee, including the split between abolitionists and suffragists over the Fifteenth Amendment (which gave all male citizens the right to vote regardless of color, in theory anyway). It also…

Poppy Redfern and the Midnight Murders by Tessa Arlen
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Articles / November 5, 2019

B Poppy Redfern and the Midnight Murders by Tessa Arlen November 5, 2019 · Berkley Historical: EuropeanMilitaryMystery/Thriller Poppy Redfern and the Midnight Murders is a mystery set in a small English town named Little Buffendon in 1942, just after the US joined WWII. Poppy, who lives with her grandparents, is the local Air Raid Warden. Her job is to walk through the village late at night and remind folks to put their blackout shades in place lest there be an actual aerial attack. The community has been dealing with war rationing, food and supply shortages, and the growing death toll locally and nationally. Now that the Americans have moved into the community to join the war effort, there’s both hope that maybe the war will come to an end soon, and distrust of change, of new people, and of the inevitable cultural tension between two very different groups. Then one of the local young women is found strangled, and suspicion is immediately placed on the American soldiers. Poppy, however, is not so sure. First, take a look at that cover, huh? That hits it out of the park in the art department. I offer massive compliments to the designer and…