Meet the (Other) Hero: Dmitri

Meet Dmitri Full Name: Dmitri Straussen Featured in: The Wrong Prince by C.K. Brooke From: Tybiria, East Halvea, World of Jordinia Status: Crown Prince of Tybiria Distinguishing characteristics: Tall, blond, and bespectacled. Loves books and reading poetry and novels. Often lost in his own daydreams. Motivations: Until his imprisonment, his biggest aspiration was to write … Continue reading Meet the (Other) Hero: Dmitri

Meet the (Other) Heroine: Benedicta

Meet Benedicta Photo by Hai Phung. Courtesy of Unsplash. Full Name: Grand Duchess Benedicta “Nedi” Ducelle Featured in: The Emperor's Daughters by C.K. Brooke From: The Royal Palace, Pierma, Jordinia Status: Fourth and youngest Grand Duchess of Jordinia Distinguishing characteristics: Pale blonde hair, a generous heart, determination. Motivations: Benedicta would like a husband and family someday, … Continue reading Meet the (Other) Heroine: Benedicta

Meet the (Other) Heroine: Johanna

Meet Johanna Photo by Tiko Giorgadze. Courtesy of Unsplash. Full Name: Johanna Cosmith Featured in: The Duchess’s Descendants by C.K. Brooke From: Rhys, Jordinia Status: Daughter of the late Duke and Duchess of Jordinia Distinguishing characteristics: Wild curly hair; flirtatious. Perhaps a bit too experienced with gentlemen… Motivations: Johanna is carrying an unexpected surprise and she … Continue reading Meet the (Other) Heroine: Johanna

Meet the Hero: Prime Minister Rhoades

 Meet Prime Minister Rhoades Photo by Clem Onojeghuo. Courtesy of Unsplash. Full Name: Prime Minister Nathaniel Rhoades Featured in: The Golden Dove by C.K. Brooke From: The Kingdom of Dorsett Status: Prime Minister of Dorsett Distinguishing characteristics: Tall, slender, thin mustache. Prefers books to crowds.Motivations: His love of history and facts propels the young prime minister … Continue reading Meet the Hero: Prime Minister Rhoades

Meet the Hero: Drew

Meet Drew Photo by Austin Human. Courtesy of Unsplash. Full Name: Andrew Cosmith Featured in: The Duchess’s Descendants by C.K. Brooke From: Jordinia Status: Fourth son of the Duke and Duchess of Jordinia Distinguishing characteristics: Shaggy, unkempt hair; a crooked nose. Talks a big game but is mostly all talk. Infuriatingly cocky but hilariously incompetent. … Continue reading Meet the Hero: Drew

Meet the Hero: Jon

Meet Jon Photo by Craig Whitehead. Courtesy of Unsplash. Full Name: Jonwal Harrington Cosmith Featured in: The Duchess Quest, The Duchess Inheritance, and The Duchess Revival by C.K. Brooke From: Pierma, Jordinia Status: AWOL Intelligence Agent (Ex-Spy) for the New Republic. Petty thief. Distinguishing characteristics: Good-looking, robust, tousled brown hair, deep brown eyes. Usually sports … Continue reading Meet the Hero: Jon

Meet the Heroine: Catja

Meet Catja Photography by Emmanuel Bior. Courtesy of Unsplash. Full Name: Professor Catja Lovell From: Sialla, East Halvea, World of Jordinia. Featured in: The Duchess's Descendants by C.K. Brooke Status: Anthropologist studying the Oca people of the North Islands Distinguishing characteristics: Olive skin, dark hair, spectacles. A lady scientist. Motivations: Carrying out her late father’s … Continue reading Meet the Heroine: Catja

Meet the Heroine: Eponina

Meet Eponina Photography by Alice Alinari. Courtesy of Unsplash. Full Name: Lady Eponina Glen Wilqen From: Bainherd Plains, West Halvea, World of Jordinia Status: Princess of the Bainherd Plains Distinguishing characteristics: Opalescent eyes, gossamer-like hairMotivations: Bright and clever, Princess Eponina longs for the opportunity to use her intellect and be involved in matters of political importance. Eponina’s … Continue reading Meet the Heroine: Eponina

Meet the Heroine: Dainy

Meet Dainy Full Name: Eludaine Cecinda Ducelle Featured in: The Duchess Quest, The Duchess Inheritance, and The Duchess Revival by C.K. Brooke From: Born in Jordinia, raised in Heppestoni Status: The lost Duchess of Jordinia, formerly believed to have been executed along with the royal family Distinguishing characteristics: Short hair, a bell-like voice, talented singer, small … Continue reading Meet the Heroine: Dainy

Book Review: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

I had never expected this to be "my" kind of book. I'd seen the title a million times on the shelves (virtual and otherwise) and it never appealed to me. I was expecting a sappy, melodramatic teen romance. How wrong I was! It was actually the ad for the Netflix movie that compelled me to … Continue reading Book Review: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

Book Review: New York Dolls by Catherine L. Hensley

I have never read this genre of novel before, but was drawn in by the sample chapters on the publisher's website. I subsequently bought the e-book, wanting to see what happened next. And I'm so glad I did, for this was an adorable read! For a geeky, sheltered stay-at-home mom such as myself who has … Continue reading Book Review: New York Dolls by Catherine L. Hensley