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TBR Day. Breathless / Anne Stuart. 2010

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My TBR choice for this month has been sitting on my Kindle since it was released last October. Now I know that's not very long, but I only got my Kindle in September, so relatively speaking, it's been around. In addition, it turns out that this book fits the challenge theme of Ugly Ducklings pretty well because there are two couples featured in this book. Lucien, the main hero is badly scarred and walks with a limp. Meanwhile, Jane, the secondary heroine, is described as very plain and not at all attractive.

Breathless is the 3rd full-length installment of Anne Stuart's latest historical series called the House of Rohan. I read Ruthless and Reckless back when they came out in August and September respectively. Ruthless was an August Phave. I liked Reckless as well, but when I saw the plot for Breathless, I admit I put this on the back burner. Revenge plots usually don't work too well for me. Sadly, that was true for this book as well, although it did have some moments t…

Quilted Hearts

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The hearts above are part of a small sampler I made when I taught a small beginning quilting class about 15 years ago. The hearts are hand appliqued and there's hand quilting around them.
The hearts below were hand appliqued and quilted back in the late 90s. I don't do much hand work any more. I kind of miss it.


I bet you thought this post was about Valentine's Day. HA! My heart is full of happy because today, Feb. 14, PITCHERS AND CATCHERS REPORT It's the best darn day of the Winter.



Let's go PHILLIES!!!!

Phyl's 5 Phaves from January

I somehow managed to get quite a bit of reading done last month and I included some books in a variety of sub-genres. Yet it should come as no surprise that all my favorites were historicals. I guess I have been, and always will be, a lover of historicals above all else. You've been warned.

5. A Convenient Wife by Carolyn Davidson. This 2001 western historical was my January TBR read. I was enchanted by this story of a naive young woman who comes into her own when she becomes the wife of the local town doctor.

4. A Bride in the Bargain by Deeanne Gist. I read a review of this on Hilcia's blog back in December. I was intrigued, in part because I liked the last Gist book I'd read, but in part because of the plot that was about bringing brides to Seattle in the 1860s. See, as a pre-teen I enjoyed a brief, but intense crush on those strapping young loggers in Seattle thanks to a short-lived TV series, Here Come the Brides. (Those of you of a certain age might remember the show…