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Bambbles Rambles

Books, Reviews, and general awesomeness

About Julia

Hi everyone! This is Julia of The Broke and the Bookish, formerly blogging on my own at The Competitive Bibliomaniac.

I read mostly historical romance, but can often be found reviewing paranormal romance, young adult books (mostly distopian/fantasy), fantasy/sci-fi, classics, and the occasional non-fiction book about languages.

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Currently reading

Wanton Christmas Wishes
Eliza Lloyd, Samantha Kane, Kate Pearce, Monica Burns, Madelynne Ellis, Jess Michaels
The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm
Wilhelm Grimm, Jacob Grimm, Matthew R. Price, Noel Daniel
Progress: 21 %
I Love it When You Talk Retro: Hoochie Coochie, Double Whammy, Drop a Dime, and the Forgotten Origins of American Speech
Ralph Keyes
Progress: 28/271 pages
Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal
Christopher Moore
Progress: 42/420 pages

RetroReview: Kathleen E. Woodiwiss Part I

Shanna - Kathleen E. Woodiwiss So Worthy My Love - Kathleen E. Woodiwiss Come Love a Stranger - Kathleen E. Woodiwiss A Rose in Winter - Kathleen E. Woodiwiss



By Kathleen E Woodiwiss. 
Bams Says: This is, to date, my favorite romance novel I have ever read. Shanna and Ruark are my favorite couple. And this book has so much action and adventure and such a twisted plot that you wonder if they will ever be together! This one I highly recommend for the RN reader!



So Worthy, My Love
By Kathleen E Woodiwiss
bams Says: This was the first KEW book I ever read! My cousin, Erin, who got me into the Romance genre, gave me this book to read and I fell in love with the genre. Thank you Maxim and Elise! Highly recommended!



Come Love A Stranger
By Kathleen E Woodiwiss
Bams Says: AH! This is another one of my favorite KEW books. I absolutely LOVE Ashton and Lierin! And the best part, i found this book for $1.00 at a thrift store so its mine forever! The main character loses her memory. Very very GOOD! Highly Recommended!



A Rose in Winter
By Kathleen E Woodiwiss
Bams Says:A Classic Beauty and the Beast story with a new twist! Erienne has fallen in love with a Yankee, Christopher Seaton, but had been married off to Lord Saxton. What's a girl to do? Classic battle between loyalty and love. Highly recommended!




Note from Now: 

Woodiwiss was my gateway drug. I had read two romance novels before reading So Worthy, My Love, but it was the latter that just pushed me into romance fanatic. There are quite a few, so I am going to break them into two posts, so look forward to more.


Shanna is still my go to default favorite for romance. I haven't reread it in years though, so I wonder if that would hold up for me.  I remember snippets from all the others. I was so impressionable then. I really loved a lot of these, head over heals for these guys. I am sort of trepidatious about reading them a potentially ruining that childlike love that I have for them. 

Oh well, I am over thinking this. Enjoy.




RetroReview is a short series I am doing from old reviews I found on my old Geocities page, so pre-GR circa 2004. I was in high school so forgive the lingo. Bunny and Gary are my friends code names; Bams is mine.