Monday, May 5, 2008

What Are You Reading in May?

Here we are, a whole month later and I've only posted two blog entries since the last one. I am a bad blogger! I was determined to at least get five entries posted in April and fell far short of it. I even had them plotted out in my head, and started one only to get sidetracked by fighting children, barking puppy, and a quarreling hubby. Life, it interfers.

Anyway, here we are at another What Are You Reading? post.

I've been on a re-read spell. Some of my old favorites were needing re-read.

What I just read-A Heart So Wild by Johanna Lindsey
From the back of the book: Courtney Harte is certain her missing father is alive, lost somewhere deep in Indian territory. But she needs a guide to lead her safely through this dangerous, unfamiliar country, someone as wild and unpredictable as the land itself. And that man is the gunslinger they call Chandos.

Courtney fears the enigmatic loner whose dark secrets torture his soul, yet whose eyes, bluer than the frontier sky, enflame the innocent, determined lady with wanton desires. But on the treacherous path they have chosen they have no one to trust but each other-as shared perils to their lives and hearts unleash turbulent, unbridled, passions that only love can tame.

What I am currently reading-Vows by LaVyrle Spencer
From the back of the book:A captivating woman with blue eyes and big dreams, Emily was engaged to a man whose touch left her aching for something more. Tom, the handsome new man in town, was her father's rival in business-and challeneged her heart's destiny with a single, stolen kiss. Whenever they met, sparks flew. Until she showed him how tender she could be-and he showed her how true passion could feel. Until they both realized the importance of taking vows with someone you really, truly love...

What I am reading next-Texas Loving by Leigh Greenwood
From the back of the book:The freedom of the range, the bawling of the longhorns, the lonesome night watch beneath a vast, starry sky-they got into a woman's blood until she knew there was nothing better than the life of a cowgirl...except the love of a good man.

Born and raised on the Broken Circle Ranch, Eden never expected to fall head over heels for the heir to a British earldom. As the youngest of the Maxwell clan, she was used to riding her mustang across the plains, not a carriage through Hyde Park, adn she'd sooner have coffee from a chuck wagon than tea in a society drawing room. But there was one thing London offered that was not to be found in all the Lone Star State: A man who captured her heart and thrilled her senses. Now the only challenge was convincing him to try love, Texas style.

So, as you can tell, there are two older books, both among my favorites and a new one to come. How about you, Readers, what are you reading?


Stephanie J said...

My TBR list keeps growing. It's insane...

I hope to read: Natural Born Charmer by Susan Elizabeth Phillips (sp?), the second book in the Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes mystery series, plus several that I've had on loan from a friend for months. I also added some research books to the pile for my WIP so we'll see how that goes.

Vows sounds good!

Btw, non-book reading...ever read Pioneer Woman's blog? It's great! City girl meets cowboy only it's true life and hilarious. PW even has a saga of her love called High Heels to Tractor Wheels or some such thing. Great reading.

Terry Stone said...

Stephanie, my big sis is a huge SEP fan and Natural Born Charmer is high on her list of recommended reads. I have it here somewhere-the good Lord knows where-and have been meaning to read it. Time to dig it out of the depths of the bookshelf.

Vows is such a great book! I could go on and on about Vows and A Heart So Wild-they are at the top of my favorite list! I definitely recommend it anyone that loves western romances.

I've not seen that blog, but I am heading that way now to check it out. I love finding new blogs, so thank you for recommending it!

Kelly Krysten said...

I absolutely loved Johanna Lindsey's A Heart So Wild. I still reread that one from beginning to end and sigh like crazy.
My TBR pile is small right now. I just finished Gaelen Foley's Her Every Pleasure. I'm reading Lessons in Desire by Madeline Hunter. And next up is Christina Dodd's newest paranormal-the title escapes me at present.
But my TOP priority right now isn't reading it's revising. So hopefully my small TBR pile will aide that.

Gillian Layne said...

I'm on a Harlequin kick! I just finished Baby on the Run by Kate Little and A Man Worth Keeping (LOVED it!) by Molly O'Keefe.

I've developed a definite passion for small town set romances, which should be no surprise, considering that's where I live. :)

Oh, my mom just returned Heart's Delight by Ruth Ryan Langan to me--we trade books all the time now--and she loved it, so it's next on my list. It sounds really cool; an unwed Irish immigrant Molly rescues two men, a sheriff and an outlaw, and she doesn't know which is which.

Terry Stone said...

Kelly, I am so glad to find another Chandos fan (isn't he the greatest hero?).

Oh, please don't tell me that I have slipped up and forgotten to get hubby the newest CD paranormal! He has been on my butt to preorder and I keep forgetting. He loves Christina Dodd's paranormals-which is funny because my man is a big strapping manly man.

Revisions, sigh, I feel for you. They're the reason I am rereading the older books. If I buy new books, I'll forget to finish revisions. I wish you luck with yours.

Terry Stone said...

Gillian, I am writing that book title down, it sounds like a great one.

I love small town set books (I bet you couldn't tell that ;0)). I think it does have to do with being a small town girl and that is what I can relate to. I do like a good regency now and then, too, but my heart belongs to the small town books.