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Lord Fenton’s Folly by Josi S Kilpack~ ARC Spotlight

09 Jul, 2015 by in alaac15, josi s kilpack, Shadow Mountain Leave a comment

I received this book for free from ALA, Shadow Mountain in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Lord Fenton’s Folly by Josi S Kilpack~ ARC Spotlight

Lord Fenton's Folly

by Josi S. Kilpack
Published by Shadow Mountain on October 6th 2015
Genres: Adult, Regency
Pages: 336
Format: ARC
Source: ALA, Shadow Mountain
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Lord Fenton is a gambler, a dandy, and a flirt—and he must marry or else he will be disinherited, stripped of his wealth and his position. He chooses Alice Stanbridge for two simple reasons: he once knew her as a young girl, and she is the least objectionable option available to him.

However, Alice has harbored feelings for Fenton since their first meeting ten years ago, and she believes his proposal is real. When she discovers it is not, she is embarrassed and hurt. However, a match with the most-eligible bachelor in London would secure not only her future but that of her family as well.

Determined to protect herself from making a fool of herself a second time, Alice matches Lord Fenton wit for wit and insult for insult as they move toward a marriage of convenience that is anything but a happy union. Only when faced with family secrets that have shaped Fenton’s life does he let down his guard enough to find room in his heart for Alice. But can Alice risk her heart a second time?

The brief: Lord Fenton’s Folly by Josi S Kilpack is one of the first books I picked up at ALA this year. I love the Shadow Mountain Proper Romance series and Regency Era historical fiction. In the vein of Sarah M. Eden’s books set in Regency era London.

The cover: Not my favorite

The readability: Picked it up and never put it down, no drags in plot.

The book: Witty banter, depth of character, real life issues.

Themes: Fidelity and love in marriage, societal jedgement, being a gentleman by example, loyalty, kindness

Content: Adult, clean, talk of extra marital affairs and marital relations

Overall: Loved




American Library Association Annual Convention 2015 Summary

01 Jul, 2015 by in ala, alaac15 1 comment



Fire and Ice was able to attend ALA this year in San Fransisco. It was a drop and dash (super fast) experience, since I was on family vacation at the time. I picked up a few amazing reads I wanted to share with you!

This year also meant much more than years previous, as I am now a middle school teacher. There are some great giveaways including school packets with book resources, as well as bookmarks and posters I will be adding to my classroom library. ALA is always like a day full of treasure. Here is some I came away with.

The books…


Autumn’s Kiss
The Poe Estate
The Wild Ones
Illuminae (The Illuminae Files)

Westly: A Spider’s Tale
The Dogs
Remnants: Season of Fire (A Remnants Novel)
Andi Unstoppable (An Andi Boggs Novel)
The Taken (Foxcraft #1)
Upside-Down Magic
Fires of Invention (Mysteries of Cove)
A Heart Revealed (Proper Romance)
Lord Fenton’s Folly (Proper Romance)

My favorite booth giveaway from the convention



Titles I’m Sad I Missed

willing to trade for…

The Marvels
Star Wars in 100 Scenes
Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between
Shades of Doon (A Doon Novel)
Until We Meet Again
Spinning Starlight
Circus Mirandus

If you attended ALA, leave me link to your summary post or a link to your photos. I would love to see them!