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Today I am sharing the books I am currently reading or listening to. If you feel so inclined, do the same by posting in the comments at the end.
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On Sunday, when I finished one of the books I was reading last week, I realized that both of last week’s books took place during wartime. Both made me think too much of modern day politics. So, this week, I really needed something a little lighter!
On my Kindle, I am reading Dangerous Magic (Mr. Darcy’s Magic, #1) by Monica Fairview. This book is a A Pride and Prejudice variation that I picked up because my library’s book club is going to read Jane Austin’s original and variations next month. Yes, England is at war with Napoleon during this time, but so far, the war is in the background. I’m going to try to read at least one other variation before book club. I should probably also read the original since, so far, I have not read it. If you like to read variations on this classic, you might also check out Miss Bennett’s Dragon by M. Verant or the 2016 movie Pride and Prejudice Zombies.
About Dangerous Magic
A sparkling tale of Regency England, a forced marriage, and two mages who must work together to save the Kingdom.
Elizabeth Bennet is stunned when the Royal Mages come to her peaceful country home of Longbourn to take her away. She is even more bewildered when she is commanded to marry a powerful mage by the name of Fitzwilliam Darcy. She has always dreamed of marrying for love, and an arranged marriage with an arrogant stranger was never part of her plans.
But Darcy and Elizabeth have no choice in the matter. Uniting their two forms of magic is essential if the Kingdom is to defeat Napoleon’s mages. They may dislike each other on sight, but Darcy and Elizabeth have to overcome their differences and find common ground before it is too late. Fortunately, it is not long before the sparks begin to fly between them.
My current audiobook is Book Lovers by Emily Henry, which I downloaded from my library. The setting is not even close to wartime, but that is not to say that there won’t be a few verbal battles before the story is over. The narrator starts off with a description of a Hallmark movie plot where the hero leaves a girlfriend in the big city to move to a quiet town to where he met a new woman. Book Lovers is about the city girlfriend who got left behind.
About Book Lovers
Nora Stephens’ life is books—she’s read them all—and she is not that type of heroine. Not the plucky one, not the laidback dream girl, and especially not the sweetheart. In fact, the only people Nora is a heroine for are her clients, for whom she lands enormous deals as a cutthroat literary agent, and her beloved little sister Libby.
Which is why she agrees to go to Sunshine Falls, North Carolina for the month of August when Libby begs her for a sisters’ trip away—with visions of a small-town transformation for Nora, who she’s convinced needs to become the heroine in her own story. But instead of picnics in meadows, or run-ins with a handsome country doctor or bulging-forearmed bartender, Nora keeps bumping into Charlie Lastra, a bookish brooding editor from back in the city. It would be a meet-cute if not for the fact that they’ve met many times and it’s never been cute.
If Nora knows she’s not an ideal heroine, Charlie knows he’s nobody’s hero, but as they are thrown together again and again—in a series of coincidences no editor worth their salt would allow—what they discover might just unravel the carefully crafted stories they’ve written about themselves.
Tell me! What are you reading?