To Be or Not to Be…Read TBR Pile Vote June 2018

Posted June 24, 2018 by Sophia Rose in To Read or Not to Read / 42 Comments

Sophia's To Read or Not

Each month, I will post up a pair (or more) of books.  I would like you to vote on a choice.  Yes!  You will have the job of telling me what to read from my pile each month.  I welcome your vote no matter what reason you choose (frivolous, serious or otherwise) that particular book and do share your reason in the comments just because I’m nosy.  I will of course share my thoughts on the book itself in my review post.

I’ve got a pair of historicals for your choosing pleasure this month.

Candidate #1

His by Regina Jeffers


The Deepest Love Is Always Unexpected

His American Heartsong

Lawrence Lowery has been the dutiful elder son his whole life, but when his father Baron Blakehell arranges a marriage with the insipid Annalee Dryburgh, Lowery must choose between his responsibility to his future estate and the one woman who makes sense in his life. By Society’s standards, Arabella Tilney is completely wrong to be the future Baroness–she is an American hoyden, who demands that Lowery do the impossible: Be the man he has always dreamed of being. (A Novella from the Realm Series)

His Irish Eve

When the Earl of Greenwall demands his only son, Viscount Stafford, retrieve the viscount’s by-blow, everything in Adam Lawrence’s life changes. Six years prior, Lawrence had released his former mistress Cathleen Donnell from his protection, only to learn in hindsight Cathleen was with child. Lawrence arrives in Cheshire to discover not only a son, but also two daughters, along with a strong-minded woman, who fascinates him from the moment of their first encounter. Aoife Kennice, the children’s caregiver, is a woman impervious to Adam’s usual tricks and ruses as one of England’s most infamous rakes. But this overconfident lord is about to do battle: A fight Adam must win–a fight for the heart of a woman worth knowing.


Candidate #2

Wee William’s Woman by Suzan Tisdale

Blurb:  Scotland, 1345

They call him Wee William. Though he stands nearly seven feet tall, with arms and legs the size of tree trunks and hands as big as buckets, there is nothing wee about him. His scowl alone is enough to make most men’s bones rattle with fear. And women, rather than swooning, tend to run in the opposite direction.

The giant Highlander is a self-proclaimed bachelor who has sworn for years that there isn’t a woman in all of Scotland worth shaving his beard for, and for good reason. Years ago, after a bonny young lass broke his heart and left his dignity in shreds, he swore never again to put it in such peril. As a testament to his sincerity, he vowed never again to shave his beard.

Then he met her. In a single heartbeat, Wee William was lost. Forever lost to a brown-haired beauty with gray-blue eyes brimming with tears — a woman in need.

On her wedding night, Nora realized she made a terrible mistake. She had agreed to wed Horace Crawford when he promised her younger siblings would live with them. He soon broke his word and sent them away. Horace soon proved a harsh, cruel husband who owned no heart, nor a shred of decency.

On a dark, cold winter’s night, when Nora had almost given up hope of ever saving her siblings and herself, God answered her prayers in a most peculiar way. Through a band of fierce Highlanders on a mission to retrieve small but priceless treasures. Treasures she had unwittingly harbored.

Little did the Highlanders know they would return with more than those treasures… They would return with Wee William’s Woman.

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I was born and raised near Sacramento, CA. I have read since I was four years old and developed tastes that run the gamut of literature. I went away to college and have a degree in education, a certificate in family history research, and a certificate in social work. I worked for a non-profit agency with low income families for 20 years which included being responsible for the children’s library and promoting/teaching adult literacy. I have lived in Southeast Michigan for the last 18 years and I am currently a book addicted homemaker with a cat and husband who keep me grounded. Recently, I made it a challenge to review each book that I have read as a favor to author friends who said reviews are important. I have done reviews for Good Reads, Amazon, eBay, and Smashwords, but mostly at Goodreads and Amazon.


  • Went with the one that reminds me of You Got Mail, Four Leaf Clover.

    • You know, I didn’t catch that, but you’re right about the You’ve Got Mail vibe. I love that movie.

      • Is this from December? I just noticed that.

        • No, its the current vote post. I’m not sure what happened with that. LOL

  • I have been in the mood for a little erotic romance so I picked deep diving. Plus you can read a little about Australia which is good. =)

    • LOL! Best of both, huh? Thanks for picking, Mary! 🙂

  • I voted for Flour Leaf Clover as I like the sound of that one and how there’s a bakery.

    • Yes, it’s probably one that will make me hungry. LOL

  • I chose Four Leaf Clover too. Looks like a sweet read 😉

  • Joann Downie

    I vote for 4 Leaf Clover as it was March, St. Patrick’s Day-very fitting.

    • Yes! I did want to read my St. Patrick’s Day and spring books. Thanks, Joann! 🙂

  • I voted for Four-Leaf Clover simply because I like that cover a little more. I hope you end up enjoying whichever book you end up reading.

  • I don’t know. I picked the erotica, because that is a genre I read more than contemporary, though I don’t read either very much. I hope you enjoy whichever book is picked.

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Rabid Reads

    • These are both romance genres that I read the least. I don’t know what it is- guess I need a supervillain or monster chasing the heroes to get interested. LOL
      I’m doing better at the diversifying my romance so I’m game for either here. Thanks!

  • I haven’t heard of either of these, so I picked the second one at random! Whichever you end up reading, I hope you love it. 😀

    Have a great week, Sophia!

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

    • Eenie Meanie Minie Moe! 😉 Sounds good, Alyssa!

  • RO

    These are both new to me, and it was hard to choose, but because there is talk of food in it, I went with Four Leaf Clover.(lol) Right now it’s at 50% each. Happy Monday and Hugs…RO

    • Who can resist a baker’s battle, right?

      Thanks, Ro, and have a spendiferous day!

  • shootingstarsmag

    Ooh I do love that both take place in Australia. How fun! I hope whichever wins is a hit for you!


  • I haven’t heard of either of these books, but I like the cover for Deep Diving more so I chose that one. You know me and those covers I can’t resist 🙂

    • It sure is a sexy cover. When in doubt, go for the cover that grabs you most, right? 🙂

  • I’m voting for His because I spent yesterday afternoon in Regency bliss listing to Richard Armitage’s dulcet tones narrating a delicious Georgette Heyer romance. My guilty pleasure!!

    • Yes! Love his voice and pair it with Heyer? I would have been a goner, too, Stephanie! 🙂

  • I voted for Wee William’s Woman by Suzan Tisdale because he sounds like a character I’d like.

    • He does sound fun the way the blurb describes him.

  • I voted for Wee Willioma’s Women as I like the cover and how it’s seems different form most historical romance covers with how you only see the female completely and the men is only half shown and there’s a castle on the background.

    • Yes, its a unique cover, for sure. I’m guessing they were trying to give the impression of his size, but love how the focus is on her.

  • Suzan Tisdales book sounds really good! That’s my vote. ☺

  • I voted for Wee William’s Woman because I am curious about this giant they call Wee William. I hope you enjoy whichever book you end up reading.

    • I think its funny how they do the play on his size for his nickname.

  • Wee William’s Woman. This story sounds like one I might like.

    • Just the title alone has big appeal. 🙂

  • Totally picked Wee William’s Woman because of the title. lol.

    • Hey, that works for me. I’ve done it before, too. 😉

  • Suzanne Bluff

    Definitely Wee William! How can you resist that name?

    • No kidding, it sounds fun just by the name alone. 🙂

  • oh they’re close. Both look interesting 🙂

    • Yes! I’m glad to have the help with the choice.