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Married by Morning by Lisa Kleypas {Amanda’s Review}

Married by Morning by Lisa Kleypas {Amanda’s Review}

Posted 5 January, 2015 by Amanda / 8 Comments

Love Leo loving like a madman. Thoughts on Married by Morning Leo loves like a madman, and that’s a big part of why I liked Married by Morning so much. The relationship between Leo and Catherine built over a couple books, and Lisa Kleypas delivered. Huzzah! But it really is Leo who makes this story for […]

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Amanda’s 2015 Blogging Manifesto

Amanda’s 2015 Blogging Manifesto

Posted 2 January, 2015 by Amanda / 18 Comments

Last year, I wrote a blogging manifesto for 2014. I liked it so much that I’m doing it again for 2015. But fancier this time. Here’s how it goes: 1. I will read what I want If I want to read 100 historical romances in a row, I will. If I want to turn up […]

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A Farewell, a thank you, and a see you soon

A Farewell, a thank you, and a see you soon

Posted 31 December, 2014 by Jenna / 3 Comments

What better day than New Year’s Eve to reflect back on the year we passed? This year, I’m reflecting back a little farther – to June of 2013, when I started posting reviews here at On a Book Bender. I had seen a posting on Facebook that Amanda and Kelly were looking for an associate […]

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Top Off Tuesday Nightlife

Top Off Tuesday Nightlife

Posted 30 December, 2014 by Amanda / 8 Comments

It’s that time again — Tuesday! — which means I attempt to brighten your day with half-naked men. Read on at your own risk.  Top Off Tuesdays was started by Felicia, Christi and me.  It is where we (and you!) share the book covers that make us swoon.  Head over to Felicia’s blog to share your Top Off Tuesday link or […]

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Hidden Illusions Is Here!

Hidden Illusions Is Here!

Posted 26 December, 2014 by Amanda / 6 Comments

Last May, I launched my first novel, Elusive Memories. Today I get to introduce its sequel, Hidden Illusions. (Didn’t Jenny do an amazing job on the cover? *pets it*) Here’s what it’s all about. She’s driven by one purpose Janey Jones may have escaped the Hunters, but the scars they inflicted still mark her, inside […]

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Constantly Top Off Tuesday

Constantly Top Off Tuesday

Posted 23 December, 2014 by Amanda / 6 Comments

It’s that time again — Tuesday! — which means I attempt to brighten your day with half-naked men. Read on at your own risk.  Top Off Tuesdays was started by Felicia, Christi and me.  It is where we (and you!) share the book covers that make us swoon.  Head over to Felicia’s blog to share your Top Off Tuesday link or […]

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Seduce Me at Sunrise by Lisa Kleypas {Amanda’s Review}

Seduce Me at Sunrise by Lisa Kleypas {Amanda’s Review}

Posted 22 December, 2014 by Amanda / 8 Comments

May have eye rolled for this. Thoughts on Seduce Me at Sunrise I seem to be a weird spot in my reading, where I need the break from historical romances, yet I find it impossible to drag myself away from all the glittering bounty of baubles and balls. Seduce Me at Sunrise has a premise I’m slowly […]

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Blind Date with a Book

Blind Date with a Book

Posted 19 December, 2014 by Jenna / 0 Comments

Here’s a frequent scene at my house: Me, sitting (or standing) in front of the shelf of books that I have to read. Or, perhaps it’s me staring at the computer screen of my Goodreads to-read page, scrolling aimlessly up and down the 200+ titles. I pick up one book (or click on one title). […]

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Life After Life by Kate Atkinson {Jenna’s Review}

Life After Life by Kate Atkinson {Jenna’s Review}

Posted 17 December, 2014 by Jenna / 0 Comments

A hauntingly compelling wartime historical fiction My Thoughts The concept of Kate Atkinson’s novel was intriguing to me from the first: “During a snowstorm in England in 1910, a baby is born and dies before she can take her first breath. During a snowstorm in England in 1910, the same baby is born and lives […]