HaBO: Heroine Travels with the Four Horsemen
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Articles / January 7, 2020

This HaBO comes from Florence, who is hoping to find this paranormal/fantasy romance: The story is about a woman who is trying to escape something or someone, I think her evil family who wants to marry her off. She gets caught by a group of cursed horsemen (quite sure they had black, scary, truly devilish horses with red eyes). These horsemen are traveling the world like reapers, either collecting souls or killing people that should have died. I believe the horsemen were cursed to this fate because of their evil deeds in the past, such as killing many people at war. The heroine travels along with the group and woos the leader in a heartwarming romance. Sorry my memory is vague! I read so many books that I might have some parts confused with other stories. Please, if you have even the slightest of ideas I will worship you forever We clarified that is is not the Thalassa series and it was read more than a year ago.

Romantic Suspense, M/M Romance, & More
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Articles / January 7, 2020

Women Rowing North Women Rowing North by Mary Pipher is $1.99 at Amazon! This is a bestselling nonfiction about the difficulties women face as they age. It’s a bestseller and has been rather popular at the bookstore where I work part-time. However, reviews say it’s obviously written from a place of privilege. From the New York Times bestselling author of Reviving Ophelia, a guide to wisdom, authenticity, and bliss for women as they age. Women growing older contend with ageism, misogyny, and loss. Yet as Mary Pipher shows, most older women are deeply happy and filled with gratitude for the gifts of life. Their struggles help them grow into the authentic, empathetic, and wise people they have always wanted to be. In Women Rowing North, Pipher offers a timely examination of the cultural and developmental issues women face as they age. Drawing on her own experience as daughter, sister, mother, grandmother, caregiver, clinical psychologist, and cultural anthropologist, she explores ways women can cultivate resilient responses to the challenges they face. “If we can keep our wits about us, think clearly, and manage our emotions skillfully,” Pipher writes, “we will experience a joyous time of our lives. If we have planned carefully and packed properly,…

HaBO: Couple’s Clandestine Meeting is a Setup
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Articles / January 7, 2020

This HaBO request is from Riz, who is looking for this historical romance: After a long period of forced exile, I’ve come back to the fold of literary sisterhood. But I wish to start it of with the one that got away. I’ve been looking for a period romance book and it’s been driving me nuts. The heroine, a debutante, gets set up while at a social event/ball by some other jealous girls and gets caught in a compromising position. Basically the hero (duke/earl) gets a note arranging a clandestine meeting at this event. He goes to the meeting place arranged, finds the heroine there and after kissing her they are ‘discovered’. Thinking that she set up the entire thing to catch him in marriage, he refuses to wed her. Things get worse when her brother tries to avenge her honor, is arrested & sent away by ship bound for a life of hard labour (either that or he flees before arrest). This leaves her alone, disgraced & destitute, having to sell off things in her home to get by. Eventually, the heroine is helped by some friends and a reluctant duke (swayed by her stunning beauty) who try to…

The Bachelor–S24 E1: Pilot Pete
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Articles / January 7, 2020

It’s a new year and with that comes a new season of The Bachelor. If you’re new to my recaps, please understand that I have exactly zero faith in the show’s ability to produce true love between its contestants. No, I watch The Bachelor under the premise that the last thing any of the contestants want to do is actually win. So why go on the show? Think about it: you get to live in a mansion with a bunch of other cool women, drink an unlimited supply of alcohol, and travel the world on ABC’s dime. Shit, I’d go on The Bachelor and I’m married. I’d just walk around the whole time with two bottles of wine, one for drinking and another tucked protectively in the crook of my arm like a little baby. I’d do all the fun adventures and sight seeing and any time I maybe had to spend alone with the Bachelor, I’d just say I needed to go have diarrhea.  No one questions diarrhea. I watch this show solely though the lens that no one actually cares about the Bachelor himself, the women are all having the best sleepover ever, and Chris Harrison is possessed by a Lovecraftian…