The Romance Bookshelves—Because Life is Busy and a Great Book a Lifeline

The holidays are upon us. Life moves at a faster pace as I try to accomplish everything I usually do plus all the extra activities of the season.  Books are my escape. They give me balance and great stories give me a mental breather. Here are a few I plan on reading this month— At … Continue reading The Romance Bookshelves—Because Life is Busy and a Great Book a Lifeline

The Romance Bookshelves—Where Vampires and Christmas Collide

By Cathy Maxwell I had so much to tell you in the September column, but then I was caught up in the hurricane evacuation in North Carolina. It is a long story. It included four dogs, two cats, one grandson, and a betta fish. All are safe and I’m back in time for the curious … Continue reading The Romance Bookshelves—Where Vampires and Christmas Collide

The Romance Bookshelves—Great for a lazy afternoon!

By Cathy Maxwell I’m sunbound in Austin, my favorite time to read. I enjoy a long afternoon of reading until the world cools down enough to go outside. It is my treat for all the weed-pulling I have to do. Here are some of my latest faves— The Kissing Quotient by Helen Hoang caught me … Continue reading The Romance Bookshelves—Great for a lazy afternoon!

The Romance Bookshelves: Spring Chemistry

Cathy Maxwell is the Austin-based author of over thirty best-selling historical romance novels. She writes a monthly column for BookPeople. Visit www.cathymaxwell.com to learn more. Spring is always a busy time. Here is a trio of intense reads to help take your mind off your too full to-do list. Austin favorite Alisha Rai is hitting all targets … Continue reading The Romance Bookshelves: Spring Chemistry

The Romance Bookshelves: All Things Celtic

Cathy Maxwell is the Austin-based author of over thirty best-selling historical romance novels. She writes a monthly column for BookPeople. Visit www.cathymaxwell.com to learn more. What is it about Scotland that stirs the romantic heart? Is it the history, the music, or the men in kilts who toss cabers as if they weigh nothing and the women … Continue reading The Romance Bookshelves: All Things Celtic

The Romance Bookshelves: Vampires, book clubs & more!

Cathy Maxwell is the Austin-based author of over thirty best-selling historical romance novels. She writes a monthly column for BookPeople. Visit www.cathymaxwell.com to learn more. I’m already loving this new year, even with Austin setting new records for “cold” weather. Nothing like a good book to enjoy while the nights are still long. Plus, intensity seems to … Continue reading The Romance Bookshelves: Vampires, book clubs & more!

The Romance Bookshelves: Stocking stuffers, friendly disagreements & more!

Cathy Maxwell is the Austin-based author of over thirty best-selling historical romance novels. Her latest, If Ever I Should Love You, is out December 26. She writes a monthly column for BookPeople. Learn more at www.cathymaxwell.com.  December is reading time. With all the hurrying and prepping and planning, I savor a few hours with a great … Continue reading The Romance Bookshelves: Stocking stuffers, friendly disagreements & more!

The Romance Bookshelves: Holiday reads, book club announcements and more!

Cathy Maxwell is the Austin-based author of over thirty best-selling historical romance novels. She writes a monthly column for BookPeople. Learn more at http://www.cathymaxwell.com.  The holidays are almost upon us.  I need a good read in the evening to stave off all the merry craziness. Between school and church programs, fun places to take the … Continue reading The Romance Bookshelves: Holiday reads, book club announcements and more!