Sunday, October 24, 2010

Recommendation of the Week: 10/24/2010 - 10/31/2010

'Dreaming Of You' by Lisa Kleypas
"She stood at danger's threshold -- then love beckoned her in.
In the shelter of her country cottage, Sara Fielding puts pen to paper to create dreams. But curiosity has enticed the prim, well-bred gentlewoman out of her safe haven -- and into Derek Craven's dangerous world.
A handsome, tough and tenacious Cockney, he rose from poverty to become lord of London's most exclusive gambling house -- a struggle that has left Derek Craven fabulously wealthy, but hardened and suspicious. And now duty demands he allow Sara Fielding into his world -- with her impeccable manners and her infuriating innocence. But here, in a perilous shadow-realm of ever-shifting fortunes, even a proper "mouse" can be transformed into a breathtaking enchantress -- and a world-weary gambler can be shaken to his cynical core by the power of passion...and the promise of love."Source
My Thoughts: Depending on where you've started on your expedition through Lisa Kleypas' illustrious historical romance works, 'Dreaming Of You' is a title you are bound to hear about from any number of sources and is usually followed by a sigh or a full-on fan girl squeal of delight. I believe I was about 10 or so books into my personal expedition when I finally broke down and had to see what all the buzz was about. I can tell you one thing; The hype around this book barley scratches the surface. I feel HARD for this book and that hansom and dangerous Derek Craven is officially baby daddy #626 ;). This gem of a novel by Kleypas is sweet and tender, harsh and raw, and everything in between that reminds you what it's like to read damn good literature.

Read an Excerpt of 'Dreaming Of You' on HarperCollins Publishing website (Browse Inside): here
Read a Review of 'Dreaming Of You' on All About Romance: here

This is your Recommendation for the week of October 24th, 2010 thru October 31st, 2010

Until Next Post<3...


  1. I <3 this book. I also fell in love with Derek Craven.

  2. I think Dreaming Of You embodies all that is good, fun, sexy & romantic about this genre.

  3. So so so so so so so good!!!!!!!!!!! Derek and Sara are one of the greatest romance couples ev-ah! Love this one!!!!!!!

  4. @Danielle,We are two of a kind!

    @Scorpio, I couldn't have said it better myself!

    @Penelope, your enthusiasm matches mine. When selecting this weeks Rec, I thought of books that made me feel that way and Dreaming Of You just came to the forefront! I agree, Sara and Derek are the greatest couple!!!

  5. This book reminds me of why I fell in love with her other books. Lisa Kleypas has a way of taking a character's flaws and showing how that actually works to improve a person. May we all be flawed and loving it!

  6. Lindsay, you've hit the nail on the head with that one! Her character's flaws are what hook us in the first place! A timid wallflower in 'devil in winter', a tortured soul in 'Love In The Afternoon'.. the list can go on and on.

    Thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts! Hope you'll come back soon!



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