Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

19508953Published: December 2nd, 2010 By: Speak

Series: Anna and the French Kiss #1

Genres: Young-Adult, Contemporary, Romance

Format: Kindle

 Source: Purchased

My Rating: 2 Stars

Anna is less than thrilled to be shipped off to boarding school in Paris, leaving a fledgling romance behind – until she meets Étienne St. Clair. Smart, charming, beautiful, Étienne has it all…including a girlfriend. But in the City of Light, wishes have a way of coming true. Will a year of romantic near-misses end with a longed-for French kiss?

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Review: Strands of Bronze & Gold by Jane Nickerson

13721341Release Date: March 12th 2013

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

Genres: Young-Adult/ Fairy Tale/ Retelling/ Historical/ Fantasy

Format: Paperback

Source: Trade

My Rating: 4 Stars

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When seventeen-year-old Sophia Petheram’s beloved father dies, she receives an unexpected letter. An invitation—on fine ivory paper, in bold black handwriting—from the mysterious Monsieur Bernard de Cressac, her godfather. With no money and fewer options, Sophie accepts, leaving her humble childhood home for the astonishingly lavish Wyndriven Abbey, in the heart of Mississippi.

Sophie has always longed for a comfortable life, and she finds herself both attracted to and shocked by the charm and easy manners of her overgenerous guardian. But as she begins to piece together the mystery of his past, it’s as if, thread by thread, a silken net is tightening around her. And as she gathers stories and catches whispers of his former wives—all with hair as red as her own—in the forgotten corners of the abbey, Sophie knows she’s trapped in the passion and danger of de Cressac’s intoxicating world.

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