The Best-Loved Listens of 2019

The Best-Loved Listens of 2019

Somehow, despite the relentless intrusion upon my listening time by the real world, I listened to over 100 audiobooks this year, amounting to almost 1000 hours of audio. The full list is available on Goodreads, but here I have handpicked my top twenty audiobooks and top ten narrators from this yea…
Blog: Your Own Harshest Critic

Blog: Your Own Harshest Critic

Having spent this past year reviewing, promoting, critiquing, and consulting here in my somewhat-tea-stained corner of the internet, I've spent many hours sharing my opinion of the audiobooks I've encountered in 2019.
There have been some I've loved, and others that I've struggled …
Review: Elis & John Present the Holy Vible

Review: Elis & John Present the Holy Vible

Elis and John Present the Holy Vible: The Book The Bible Could Have Been by Elis James.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Duration: 11 hrs 43 mins.
Publisher: Orion Publishing Group Limited.

Elis and John Present The Holy Vible by Elis James and John Robins is a jovially rambling, warm, open, and very fu…
Review: Betrothed to the Dragon

Review: Betrothed to the Dragon

Betrothed to the Dragon by Kara Lockharte.
My rating: 3 of 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐
Duration: 3 hrs 46 mins.
Publisher: Smartia Publishing.
๐Ÿ”ฅSteamy scenes!๐Ÿ”ฅ

Betrothed to the Dragon, Dragon Lovers, Book 1 by Kara Lockharte is an action-packed, steamy paranormal romance that turns its heroine's world upsid…
Review: Christmas in the Duke's Embrace

Review: Christmas in the Duke's Embrace

Christmas in the Duke's Embrace by Amanda Mariel.
My rating: 3 of 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐
Duration: 2 hrs 6 mins.
#BennetSistersScale: Jane - ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน Though rather too melodramatic to be a Jane, it is mostly defined by its overwhelming sweetness and neat, perfect ending.

Christmas in the Duke's Embrace…
Review: Never Doubt a Duke

Review: Never Doubt a Duke

Never Doubt a Duke by Regina Scott.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Duration: 8 hrs 31 mins.
#BennetSistersScale: Lizzie - ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน Sweet and tender enough to be a Jane, but with far more chutzpah and spirited independence.

Never Doubt a Duke, Fortune's Brides, Book 1 by Regina Scott is a charmin…
Short & Sweet Review: A Bride for Bode

Short & Sweet Review: A Bride for Bode

A Bride for Bode by Marisa Masterson.
My rating: 3 of 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐
Duration: 2 hrs 48 mins.

A Bride for Bode, The Proxy Brides, Book 21 by Marisa Masterson is a nice, faith-led love story about a couple who do not meet until after their wedding.
Audible Summary: "Bode needs this opportunity to p…
Review: The White Light of Tomorrow

Review: The White Light of Tomorrow

The White Light of Tomorrow by D. Pierce Williams.
My rating: 3 of 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐
Duration: 10 hrs 4 mins.

The White Light of Tomorrow, First Earth Series, Book 1 by D. Pierce Williams is a galactic adventure which borrows much of its imagery from the knights and villains of the past, and resurrects th…
Review: Snow Angel

Review: Snow Angel

Snow Angel by Davalynn Spencer.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Duration: 3 hrs 1 min.

Snow Angel by Davalynn Spencer is a sweet, American historical romance with a sprinkling of Christmas magic.
Lena's story begins in Colorado, 1864, when she suffers an accident as a four-year-old which impacts h…
Review: Find Me Love

Review: Find Me Love

Find Me Love by Dawn Brower.
My rating: 3 of 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐
Duration: 2 hrs 34 mins.
#BennetSistersScale: Lydia - ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน Very sweet and idealistic, but hurtles headlong toward its HEA without taking quite enough care over how this is accomplished.

Find Me Love, Scandal Meets Love Book 2, by Dawn Brower is…