Hope for Nolan O'Donoghue

Hope for Nolan O’Donoghue

  Title: Hope for Nolan O’Donoghue (an Outlaw’s Mail-Order Bride) Genre: Historical Romance Length: 144 pages Release Date: October 1, 2016 Salt of the Earth Seven virtues and seven outlaws… When Hope Masterson is torn from her comfortable life in St. Louis, she has one way out. Falsely accused of a crime and grieving her murdered father,…

Original Ghostbusters cast. Harold Ramis, Ernie Hudson, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd.

The Original Ghostbusters Recap, Part 1

Before I pushed play I wondered if Melissa McCarthy would burst through a wall and torch my copy of the original Ghostbusters while I cried. The power of nostalgia is great and it sucks when something you loved years ago turns out to be terrible when viewed with fresh eyes (see: the Ruining My Childhood recaps on this blog), but can a…

Ruining My Childhood: A Pirate’s Love, chapter seventeen

In case you’re just finding these recaps, A Pirate’s Love is a historical romance novel by Johanna Lindsey written in the late ’70s. I’m a huge fan of Lindsey’s, but this book suffers from the awfulness of its era. Recaps start here. CONTENT NOTE: No rape in this chapter, but the mind games and casual references…

Historical Inaccuracy: Rushes strewn on the floor

I make no promises about how often I’ll update this series, but I’ll be writing historical inaccuracy posts for the blog, as I have a lot of pet peeves. There are a bunch of things that get repeated so often in historical fiction set in Europe–or in European history inspired fantasy–that everyone has now just…