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Debbie's Spurts

Just an avid reader. Mostly SF/Fantasy, some hobbies, paranormal, urban fantasy and lighter, fluffier things.


Currently reading

Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking
Samin Nosrat, Wendy MacNaughton
Bring Me Their Hearts
Sara Wolf
House of Earth and Blood
Sarah J. Maas
A Selection of Designs inspired by Iznik & Delft Pottery in Cross Stitch: 16 stunning floral cross stitch designs
Durene Jones
Ain't Love a Witch?
Dakota Cassidy
Progress: 1 %
The Old Witcheroo
Dakota Cassidy
Gemina (The Illuminae Files)
Jay Kristoff, Amie Kaufman
Progress: 100 %
The Dragonbone Chair
Tad Williams
Progress: 14 %

Favorite Book Quotes

"Never interrupt your enemy while he is making a mistake"— Lois McMaster Bujold







Well, if looking for a 16th century romance between two super-special perfect nobles ...

The Boleyn Deceit  - Laura Andersen

...this might appeal.  Looking for more of the Boleyns and the Tutdors -- not so much,


Fictional Minuette -- all that is stereotypically appealing in a female plus while in a postion of servitude to Princess Elizabeth able to leave service for months at a time including to her very own property completley under her control where she can engage in clandestine romance and secret marriage.


fictional Dominic -- all that is stereotypical appealing in a strong male lead, also in a position that should not elt him be absent with Minuette so much, ...


Oh, there were some dramatic moments and misjudgments.  But these two are just so super special it got uninteresting even if had been wanting to read a romance.


A quick read and I have third book which promises retribution for the secret marriage -- so I'll likely finish the trilogy.  Will take a good hard look at reviews of Elizabeth's trilogy because right now from the book descriptions looks like less about Elizabeth (who in this alternate history does wed Phillip of Spain) than her super-special fictional daughter Anabel.  I think that trilogy isn't completely published yet; I can wait and see what everyone thinks of the final book.