zaterdag 9 augustus 2014

Recommendations from Maia for August 2014.

My apologies to Maia and you all for posting this so late, instead of on the normal date.

In order to bring some more variety to my blog, I have asked some of my bookish friends to tell about the books they have in the past month, and to give us a recommendation. Today’s post is made by Maia from Holland.


Last month I’ve read five novella’s and three novels. The short stories are the four Masters of Seduction novella’s and one from Thea Harrison (Pia Saves the day).

The novels are the three books in the Inn Boonsboro series by Nora Roberts.

The next always

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The last boyfriend

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The perfect hope

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Aurian’s reviews really made me want to read them. So I read them, back to back. That’s why I’m reviewing the whole series.

These books revolve around a building the Montgomery brothers, Beckett, Owen and Ryder and their mother own, renovate and turn into a B&B. The Inn Boonsboro is an old building that has had many functions, but started as an inn and now the Montgomery brothers are bringing it back to its original function.
Each book centers on a couple: Beckett and Clare, Owen and Avery, and Ryder and Hope. Clare is the owner of the bookstore ‘Turn the page’, Avery owns the pizza-place Vesta, and later McT’s restaurant and Tap, and Hope is the innkeeper.

These are typical Nora Roberts books. There is a love story, but the focus is also on the relation between the women and the families. It gives it a ‘home sweet home’ feel, that’s very comforting. Family isn’t only something you’re born into, but also the people you choose to be with.
There is a little paranormal flavoring, because of the resident ghost, Lizzy. Her story, the story of her and Billy really made me cry. I loved how it was unveiled over the three books.

The interesting thing about these books is that there really is an Inn Boonsboro. Nora Roberts spent a lot of money on the renovation. Her husband is owner of Turn the Page and her son owns the two restaurants. Nora’s efforts really made a difference in this town. One day I’ll be staying at the Inn, preferably the Eve & Roarke room! Or the Titania & Oberon, or the Westley & Buttercup or….

Aurian: Thanks for the recommendation Maia! You already know I loved the Nora Roberts books myself. Did we convince some readers to try this series?

© 2014 Reviews by Aurian

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