Monday, May 10, 2021

What Helen Read #59: April 2021

Well, it's been a week. Steve is a bit poorly and we're dealing with that. On top of that, I got my first covid vaccine shot. Such a relief but it threw me for a loop. I usually have no reactions to vaccines but this one did a number on me. My arm got very sore, like wake you up at night painful. That lasted three days but it's still a little bit sore now even though it's been four days. I still feel it when I turn on my side. Also, I had headaches for two days. On the first night, I got going hot and cold so I felt like I had a fever and then not. I checked my temperature but my temperature was normal. And I got really tired and my brain got foggy. I could not concentrate for two days and that was two days down the tubes and I didn't get anything done. That was all very strange. Steve gets his shot this week so we shall see how he goes. He tends to have big reactions to vaccines so hopefully he's not too bad. How about you? Have you had your vaccine yet? But on to book stuff...

Here's what Helen read for the last month.

Ulara by Leesa Bow

The Jam Queens by Josephine Moon
The Jam Queens 
(Amazon AU)

Ways To Ruin A Royal Reputation by Dani Collins
Ways To Ruin A Royal Reputation

Shiver by Allie Reynolds

Sisters Of Freedom by Mary-Anne O'Connor
Sisters Of Freedom (Amazon AU)

Pregnant With His Majesty's Heir by Annie West
Pregnant With His Majesty's Heir

The Highlander's Rescued Maiden by Anna Campbell
The Highlander's Rescued Maiden

Hot On The Ice by Anna Sugden
Hot On The Ice

The Life She Regrets by Maggie Christensen
The Life She Regrets

A Sinister Sign by Beth Prentice
A Sinister Sign

The Warsaw Orphan by Kelly Rimmer
The Warsaw Orphan

Second First Impressions by Sally Thorne
Second First Impressions

Matilda Next Door by Kelly Hunter
Matilda Next Door

The House On Boundary Street by Tea Cooper
The House On Boundary Street

Untouched Queen By Royal Command by Kelly Hunter
Untouched Queen By The Royal Command

All We Have Is Now by Kaneana May
All We Have Is Now (Amazon AU)

Helen always has a fabulous reading month. Let's see what stood out for her.

There are so many great books in this list I am going to (again) find it hard to pick out a couple. 😊

Four historicals this month all very different but all of them I would highly recommend Anna Campbell’s The Highlander's Rescued Maiden which is a very sensual tale, Mary-Anne O’Connor’s Sisters Of Freedom is set in Australia in and around Hornsby and the Hawkesbury River around 1901 and was a fabulous story about three sisters, and then Tea Cooper’s The House On Boundary Street set in the 1920’s and it was just so good, and Kelly Rimmer’s The Warsaw Orphan was brilliant emotional journey.

Of course, it wouldn’t be a good month without some of my favourite Mils & Boon Modern/Harlequin Presents and I loved Dani Collin’s newest, Ways To Ruin A Royal Reputation, and I got caught up on Kelly Hunter’s Claimed by a King series with Untouched Queen By The Royal Command for the eagerly awaited last in the series this month. Ms Hunter never disappoints and what can I say Cinderella is my most favourite trope. Annie West has nailed Pregnant With His Majesty's Heir brilliantly.

Do you like a bit of sport in your romance? Then pick up Anna Sugden’s newest Hot On The Ice. I do love a good hockey player.

And I do love a good woman’s fiction and there were some fabulous ones this month Josephine Moon’s The Jam Queens, and All We Have Is Now by Kaneana May both were so good.

If you are looking for something a little different Leesa Bow’s Ulara was fabulous. It is set in the Amazon jungle and was a real page turner.

So many good books. 😊

Have fun, Helen.

Well, that's it for what Helen read. What did you think? Did you read the same books? Different books? What did you read this month? Tell us below.

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  1. So many fabulous stories :)

    Yes I have had my first covid vaccine now and also about three weeks later my flu vaccine and no side effects for me sorry you had some and I hope Steve is OK with his :)

    have Fun


    1. So glad you didn't have any side effects. Mine were no fun.

  2. Yes, I had jab 2 a couple of weeks ago. I felt quite I'll for a day, but ok after that. Apart from my arm hurting really painfully for a week. The worst jab I had was a pneumococcal jab about 10 years ago. I could hardly bear to even touch my arm. It was horrid. Hope Steve Is feeling better

    1. Happy for you that you are fully vaccinated now.