Stepback Saturday 1/9/2021: Stacking the Shelves and Weekly Recap

Stepback Saturday was founded by Lindsay, a.k.a PinkCowlandReads on Instagram as a way to celebrate the beautiful and brazen art of romance novels. Here at The Novel Cauldron I making Stepback Saturday into a weekly series in which I “step back” to review my week of reading and share fun news and updates!

The Prisoner Bride by Susan Spencer Paul

It’s been so cold this week that I’m longing to visit a lovely, warm place near a beach about now. That, or I need a foot of snow. I can handle cold if there’s a scenic snowscape. But this bitter, boring cold is so annoying!

Because of my weather blues, this beautiful castle coastline stepback is calling my name! It’s so blue. Look at the happy yellow flowers! So lovely. Also, let’s just take a moment for some dress appreciation. The color is gorgeous, and there’s nothing I love more than a billowing sleeve.

As for him, hello Captain tight tights!!

This stepback is from The Prisoner Bride by Susan Spencer Paul. Published in 2001 by Harlequin Historicals. I really love this line because the stepbacks are uniquely placed on the inside cover, rather than in their typical first page insert location. It’s always such a fun find.

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Received for Review

Thank you SOURCEBOOKS Casablanca for the digital review copy of Highland Defender by Kathryn LeVeque.


Gladiator meets Fight Club in the Scottish Highlands in a new series from USA Today bestselling author Kathryn Le Veque

Ashamed of a choice that cost good men their lives during battle, Bane Morgan escapes to Edinburgh to forget his past. But the more time he spends away from his Highland home, the more he’s filled with regret and despair.

Lucia Symington knows something about despair. Forced to work off a family debt for a clan with little moral compass and a particular hatred for her, Lucia loses herself a little more each day. When a chance meeting with Bane gives them both a glimpse of what their future together could be, Bane turns to the Ludus Caledonia to find the warrior still within him. The Highland Defender has returned…but his quest to free his lady could cost him everything…

“Gripping, impassioned romance.”—Tanya Anne Crosby, New York Times bestselling author

Release Date: January 26, 2021

Excited to hunker down with this Highland hunk this week!

Reviews & Highlights From This Week

Review: The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron

Reading This Week: Wallflowers, Changelings, and Dresden, Oh My!

Most Anticipated Romance Books of 2021

#ReadDigital January 2021 Challenge

Simple Pleasures Book Stack Tag

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