It’s a hard life for Kali.

Two Cars and a Book has a guest blogger today. Kali “Flufferbutt/Twinkletoes” H-P. I will let her take over from here.

However an I going to choose what to read this weekend?!?

I love all of these Forever romance titles!

I can never choose just one to start. Woe is me. I might swoon! Which one do you guys think I should choose?

Cracking Open “An Elegant Facade”

An Elegant Facade by Kristi Ann HunterWhen you’ve been reading romance books as long as I have, it’s a bit hard for an author to come up with a new plot twist that you haven’t read some form of in another novel. In An Elegant Facade, author Kristi Ann Hunter did just that.

If you don’t mind a wee bit of a spoiler, then please continue reading.

Lady Georgina Hawthorne, the daughter of an earl, like so many other women, feels like she HAS to marry well. The problem is, she has to get someone to the altar before they find out she can’t do what any well-bred lady can do: read.

Dyslexia was not recognized as a problem until the late 19th century, so if anyone knew of Lady Georgina’s problem, they would have thought she was stupid and definitely not wife material. After all, what good is a wife that cannot handle estate management? That’s why Lady Georgina strives so hard to make herself the Incomparable of the season. However, what happens when someone catches on that she has a hard time reading? You’ll have to read the book to find out if Lady Georgina gets ruined or if Mr. Colin McCrae is able to save her–and possibly win her heart.

I definitely enjoyed reading this Christian fiction book that I received in exchange for an honest review from Bethany House Publishers. Following Lady Georgina’s story was an emotional ride, resulting in me sometimes wanting to bonk her on the head for not seeing the worth of the title-less gentleman right in front of her. Mr. Colin McCrae and she butted heads, but as they started to understand each other, love bloomed before they were willing to recognize it. If you want a book with an imperfect heroine, this is an excellent choice.

Before wrapping up my review, in case anyone from the publisher ever reads this, I thought I’d point out something about the title. Although it’s a good title, using the word “facade” makes it seem like the only thing Lady Georgina has to offer is a beautiful exterior. I feel like this goes against one of the main points of the book–that those with the at-that-time unknown dyslexia are inherently broken–all of Lady Georgina’s additional internal attributes are worthless in comparison to her beauty. Maybe I’m reading too much into it–but that’s just some food for thought.

If you decide to pick up this book because of my review, I’d love it if you let me know!

 

 

 

 

 

Even geese families take vacations.

Anyone who has spent just a bit of time around me or on my blog may notice that… well… I have a proclivity towards geese, chickens, errm, cats, lizards, raccoons, bugs, okay, well–any animals really.

So, imagine my happiness when seeing that my family and I were not the only family visiting the Statue of Liberty this week!

Look at those downy, teenage geese. Their parents must be so proud of the fine young geese they are becoming!

To the tune of The Little Mermaid song, Part of Your World.

I wanna be where the geesey are.

I wanna see, wanna see them waddling.

Strolling along on those, what’s that word again? Webbed feet!

Up where they walk, up where they flap, up where they stay all day in the sun!

Wondering free, wish I could be, where the geese are!

If you enjoy geese adventures, I may have a few more of them for you to read: here, here, and here.