Marrying Winterborne by Lisa Kleypas


Genre: Romance, Historical, Regency

Pages: 416

Published May 31st 2016 by Avon

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Synopsis:

A ruthless tycoon

Savage ambition has brought common-born Rhys Winterborne vast wealth and success. In business and beyond, Rhys gets exactly what he wants. And from the moment he meets the shy, aristocratic Lady Helen Ravenel, he is determined to possess her. If he must take her virtue to ensure she marries him, so much the better…

A sheltered beauty

Helen has had little contact with the glittering, cynical world of London society. Yet Rhys’s determined seduction awakens an intense mutual passion. Helen’s gentle upbringing belies a stubborn conviction that only she can tame her unruly husband. As Rhys’s enemies conspire against them, Helen must trust him with her darkest secret. The risks are unthinkable… the reward, a lifetime of incomparable bliss. And it all begins with…

Marrying Mr. Winterborne


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Character Interview: Alice Carroll from Alice: The Wanderland Chronicles


‘Tis the season to be jolly, Fa-la-la-la-laaaa! Introducing Sissy Lu’s first festive Character Interview, featuring Alice Carroll from Alice: The Wanderland Chronicles. Grab a cup of eggnog or some wassail, but beware the mistletoe!


Alice, give us some small deets below!

Full name: Alice Marie Carroll
Age: 16
Favorite Season: Arizona really only has two: Summer and Not Summer. I prefer the latter.
Favorite Cookie: Oreos
Favorite Hot Beverage: They have those? If I can find a warm soda in a can it’s a good day.


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Character Interview: Alex Foster from The Petticoat Letters


‘Tis the season to be jolly, Fa-la-la-la-laaaa! Introducing Sissy Lu’s first festive Character Interview, featuring Alex Foster from The Petticoat Letters by Kelly Lyman. Grab a cup of eggnog or some wassail, but beware the mistletoe!


Alex, give us some small deets below!

Full name: Deets? What are deets? Are you asking me for details? If so, the name given to me at birth is Alexander Mathias Foster
Age: I’m twenty-four years old
Favorite Season: Autumn
Favorite Cookie: I believe they are simply called sugar cookies, though I’ve never made them.
Favorite Hot Beverage: When I’m able to, I enjoy coffee


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Character Interview: Lucas Montgomery from Jaded


‘Tis the season to be jolly, Fa-la-la-la-laaaa! Introducing Sissy Lu’s first festive Character Interview, featuring LUCAS MONTGOMERY from Jaded by K.M. Robinson. Grab a cup of eggnog or some wassail, but beware the mistletoe!


So, Sm… I mean Lucas, give us some small deets below!

Full name: Lucas Montgomery
Age: 21
Favorite Season: Summer
Favorite Cookie: Sugar Cookies
Favorite Hot Beverage: Hot apple cider


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Character Interview: Phoenyx Blake from Ignite


‘Tis the season to be jolly, Fa-la-la-la-laaaa! Introducing Sissy Lu’s first festive Character Interview, featuring PHOENYX  BLAKE from Ignite by Tricia Barr. Grab a cup of eggnog or some wassail, but beware the mistletoe!

Phoenyx, give us some small deets below!

Full name: Phoenyx Blake
Age: 19
Favorite Season: Summer
Favorite Cookie: Chocolate chip, of course
Favorite Hot Beverage: Hot chocolate with whip cream!


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Holiday Blogger Tag

Introducing Sissy’s first bookish tag! Here are some of the rules and please include if you decide to repost and play!

  1. Must include the graphic.
  2. Must link back to Book Savvy Reviews!
  3. Tag as many people as you’d like at the end.
  4. Most of all, have fun!

1. Tell us a little about yourself!

Hey, I’m Sissy! I’m 31. I love reading [obviously,] and discovering new authors. When I’m not reading I enjoy spending time with my Littens [kids,] showing my Border Collie, Alice, and snuggling with my cats. I recently found a love for crocheting which is what I’m doing when I’m not reading or making candles. Yes, I make soy candles!

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2. What are a few of your favorite things?

Favorite Cookie: I’m not a huge cookie person. I’d have to say fresh out of the oven chocolate chip or a cranberry oatmeal white chocolate chip cookie I make.

Favorite Season: Autumn. I love everything about it. New England autumns are the best – the crisp air, the crunch of leaves under my feet. The foliage! Not to mention hot cider… Love it.

Favorite Hot Beverage: Um, coffee. Definitely coffee.

Favorite Food:  Tacos. I could legit live off of tacos.

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3. Where is your favorite place to read? Describe it or show us a picture.

Okay, my favorite place to read? Anywhere! 😉 Okay, but to answer this question? I think my couch, it’s a huge comfy sectional and I sleep in the nook of it. I don’t have a picture of it, but it’s where I usually can be found… Curled up with my cats and dog, reading.

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4. What book is on your Christmas Wishlist?

starless-jacqueline-careyAnyone who follows my blog knows that I’m a huge fan of Jacqueline Carey, and I’ve been waiting for a “Kushiel’s Legacy” type of book to come out again – well it looks like my bookish prayers were answered. I wiiiiish I could get my hands on this before the release day… Click the links below to find out more about it!

Goodreads | Amazon 

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5. If you could spend one day with fictional characters, who would it be and why?

So, I have a recent obsession with author Katherine Arden and I think I’d get along with Vasilisa – and siiiigh over Morozko from afar. The other characters I could do without, but definitely… This series! Totally recommend it!

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6. Santa has reindeer and Rudolph leads the team, but who or what would you want to lead your team? Pick a mythological/fictional creature from a book!

Umm… Self, is this even a question?! I realize that I could go with Unicorns, like from Peter S. Beagle’s novels, but they aren’t meant to BE harnessed. Which made me think maybe a dragon, but they should serve another purpose… then I thought, HA! I bet no one but a fellow nerd would know who Landroval is. Which.. I think would be an impressive leader to a sleigh team. A Great Eagle – from LOTR!

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7. You’re throwing a Christmas Party – which fictional characters are you inviting? List 5.

  • Morpheus from Splintered series by A.G. Howard
  • Rhysand from A Court of Thorn and Roses series by Sarah J. Maas
  • Jade from the Jaded Duology by K.M. Robinson
  • Alice from the Alice: The Wanderland Chronicles by J.M. Sullivan
  • Phedre no Delaunay from Kushiel’s Legacy by Jacqueline Carey

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8. It’s Winter, what is your favorite book to read in the winter?

Is it cheesy to say that Pride & Prejudice is like.. my favorite go to? Also, I read  The Bear and The Nightingale earlier this winter [Jan 2017] and it set the mood nicely.

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9. Which book would you use as the star on your tree?

You know, I have a lot of books I’d recommend and gush over, but one book I think that will always hold a special place to me is A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. My sister used to read this to me every Christmas, and it’s one of our favorite movies around this time of year. I love the story of redemption and how it’s never too late to change. So, yeah definitely this beauty!

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10. If you could venture anywhere for Christmas, which fictional place would it be?

Ohhh, definitely Narnia from the Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis.

Prior to the thaw, that is. I know the winter is neverending and it’s baaaad, but it’s so festive. I like snow around the holidays, it just enhances the spirit… There is something magical about a blanket of snow on some pine trees!

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11. An author you can’t help but sing a praising chorus for?

Someone I never tire of reading? Hmm. I think Jacqueline Carey, Neil Gaiman, and Lisa Kleypas.

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12. In the season of Winter Wonderlands… List a book or two that has exceptional world-building?

I think that would be anything by Jacqueline Carey. Especially any of her Kushiel’s Legacy stuff. Aside from that… as much as I wasn’t a fan of Marissa Meyer stuff, she has built some impeccable worlds. A.G. Howard’s Splintered series rebuilt Wonderland and it’s absolutely stunning and creepy…

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It’s time to spread some cheer… So tag some fellow bloggers and friends. Enjoy!

I tag….

Carlalovestoread

The Bookish Libra

A Simply Enchanted Life


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Character Interview: Ivy Higgins from Chasing Eveline


‘Tis the season to be jolly, Fa-la-la-la-laaaa! Introducing Sissy Lu’s first festive Character Interview, featuring IVY HIGGINS from Chasing Eveline by Leslie Hauser. Grab a cup of eggnog or some wassail, but beware the mistletoe!

Ivy, give us some small deets below!

Full name: Ivy Marie Higgins
Age: 16
Favorite Season: The first snow of winter
Favorite Cookie: snickerdoodle (because it’s my dad’s favorite)
Favorite Hot Beverage: hot chocolate


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