Well March's reading was a mixed bag. I read quite a lot early on in the month, but towards the end I was struggling a bit, because I had a couple of books on the go that I'm not really getting on with. Firstly Sense and Sensibility by Joanna Trollope. I only just started it and I already don't like Marianne or the Mrs Dashwood character! The other book I am struggling with a bit is Fitzwilliam Darcy Such I Was by Carol Cromlin. This book is not bad but I'm finding it just a bit slow. I will try and persevere with these in April.
I also have a couple of books to review courtesy of the very kind Jakki at Leatherbound Reviews, which I'll shroud in mystery for now and tell you more about another time!
Aside from these my planned reading will be:
Mr Darcy's Promise by Jeanna Ellsworth - this is an historical variation, based on Pride and Prejudice. I don't know much more about this one. The cover of this book is so beautiful, though, makes me wish I had it hard copy!
Consequences by C P Odom, which I was lucky enough to win from So Little Time. This one looks like an angsty read. It's in two parts - part one is a worst case scenario of what could have happened to the Bennet family had Elizabeth not bumped into Mr Darcy in the grounds of Pemberley. This book is a bad dream, and I hear that it is a tear jerker. Thankfully Elizabeth wakes from this dream and finds herself in Hunsford prior to Mr Darcy's proposal, which she accepts as it's the sensible thing to do, but then she has a marriage which isn't based on affection. I have heard nothing but good reviews of this book, so I hope to enjoy it.
Short Straw Bride by Karen Witemeyer. This book is book 1 in the Archer Brothers series. I read (and LOVED) book 2, Stealing the Preacher last month and then this book went on sale, so it was fate that I read it.
I quite enjoy contemporary romance too, as long as it's not too fluffy. An author I usually enjoy is Noelle Adams, and I won a book of my choice from her email. The one I chose was called Playing the Playboy which is part two of The Heirs of Damon series. I wasn't massively fussed on part one, Seducing the Enemy, but that was because I didn't like the hero, and this one features a relation of his instead. I also picked up part three of this series, Engaging the Boss, because I have a huge weakness for fake fiance scenarios - I know they are unbelievable and often cheesy but I can't help enjoying them!
My last planned book for the month is The Tutor's Daughter by Julie Klassen, which is another historical, but I don't know much more than this.