Happy Valentine’s Day?

Posted February 13, 2013 by Michelle in Uncategorized / 0 Comments

I am not a fan nor have I ever been a fan of Valentine’s day!!!

I just don’t like it.

365 days in a year and my husband on the 14th of February has to tell me how awesome I am
with chocolate and a flower???? I already know I’m awesome (I’m kidding of course….maybe) 😉
and I would rather him tell me every day.

So I have happily threatened him that if he even thinks of buying me anything I’ll leave Lego’s on the floor in hopes he will step on one. (cause god knows stepping on a Lego can ruin your entire day).

Now that you know how I feel about Valentines day 🙂
I know that most people do celebrate it so i wanted to recommend a book i absolutely love……

So if you‘re in the mood for a book that has a love story and a whole bunch of twists and turns 
and perfect for that awesome hallmark holiday then i recommend:


didn't like it it was ok liked it really liked it it was amazing (my current rating)


Twenty-five-year-old Julie Jacobs is heartbroken over the death of her beloved Aunt Rose. But the shock goes even deeper when she learns that the woman who has been like a mother to her has left her entire estate to Julie’s twin sister. The only thing Julie receives is a key—one carried by her mother on the day she herself died—to a safety-deposit box in Siena, Italy.

This key sends Julie on a journey that will change her life forever—a journey into the troubled past of her ancestor Giulietta Tolomei. In 1340, still reeling from the slaughter of her parents, Giulietta was smuggled into Siena, where she met a young man named Romeo. Their ill-fated love turned medieval Siena upside-down and went on to inspire generations of poets and artists, the story reaching its pinnacle in Shakespeare’s famous tragedy.

But six centuries have a way of catching up to the present, and Julie gradually begins to discover that here, in this ancient city, the past and present are hard to tell apart. The deeper she delves into the history of Romeo and Giulietta, and the closer she gets to the treasure they allegedly left behind, the greater the danger surrounding her—superstitions, ancient hostilities, and personal vendettas. As Julie crosses paths with the descendants of the families involved in the unforgettable blood feud, she begins to fear that the notorious curse—“A plague on both your houses!”—is still at work, and that she is destined to be its next target. Only someone like Romeo, it seems, could save her from this dreaded fate, but his story ended long ago. Or did it?

From Anne Fortier comes a sweeping, beautifully written novel of intrigue and identity, of love and legacy, as a young woman discovers that her own fate is irrevocably tied—for better or worse—to literature’s greatest star-crossed lovers.

I never reviewed this book since I read it before I started reviewing. But I would add this to my favorites. Its the book that started my love for taking fairy tales and putting a twist to them. Twisted Fairy Tales are my favorite, But I’ll save that for another day.

So Happy Valentine’s Days to those that celebrate. 

I hope you have a super fantastic day 

full of lovie stuff and pretty flowers!!!!!

michelle oxox

About Michelle

I am a mom to two pretty amazing kids, three pretty cute fluffy children and a wife to one adorable husband. I am a gamer, reader and a graphic designer with 20 years experience. I recently started my own business "Limabean Designs" to help other bloggers, authors and anyone else create amazing things that they would be proud to show off. I have been reading since forever and started blogging because I love sharing all the awesome books this world has to offer. I am also the co-host for the COYER Challenge, Reading Assignment Challenge, Author Luv, Bloggiesta and the Bookish Resolutions Challenge. I try to create a warm welcoming environment on my blog where authors, readers, and bloggers will have a great time. Let’s chat books, games, blogging, recipes, design, or family over a cup of coffee and a glass of wine!



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