Blog Tour: American Duchess by Karen Harper | fast-paced, royalty, and true love

American Duchess is an extraordinary historical novel that illustrates the life of Consuelo Vanderbilt, and her “wedding of the century”. Consuelo doesn’t have the luxury of making life decisions or even in choosing her future husband. Of course, who can give up the Vanderbilt wealth for a lesser title and prestige? Written in first person, this book will take you through a ride of emotions, and leave you with a satisfying conclusion.

img_0385Title: American Duchess

Author: Karen Harper

Publisher: William Morrow

Pages: 350

Edition: Paperback *A copy has been provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review

Rating: ★★★☆ (approximately 3.75 stars)

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February Wrap-up: Discovering New Genres, and Sharing My Favorite Bookish Apps

We’re heading into spring weather very soon with approximately 12 more days. Although in New York, we’ve had snowy days for the past week, temperatures are rising, and nights are growing shorter. Overall, February was a short month, but a good one. I was able to read new genres, discover bookish apps, create a blog series, become an ambassador for a candle company, learn a new instrument, and try ice skating for the first time–while, managing my schoolwork load, and spending time with family. 

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Blog Tour: 99 Percent Mine by Sally Thorne | great romance, humor, and dull characters

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99 Percent Mine is a romantic comedy novel with humorous dialogue, and quirky characters. Although I loved the premise of the story, I discovered the romance genre isn’t for me. It was the first time reading one of Sally Thorne’s works, and I’ve heard great things about The Hating Game–so you can be the judge of this one! Overall, Thorne includes detailed scenes, friends-to-lovers trope, and a perfect ending.

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January Wrap-up: Introducing MORE Books to My TBR + Physical Haul

Hiya! Welcome to Inky Moment’s first Monthly Wrap-up. We’re half-way through February, and this post is long over-due. But now that I have room to breathe, and shelves brimming with books, it’s time to update all you ink lovers out there. As the first month of 2019, January flew by fast! We all have the pressure of making 2019 a great year and accomplishing our goals, which makes me even more anxious. January was a month of finals, sickness, meeting new family, growing my blog and bookstagram, and learning photography. 

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Blog Tour: The Curiosities by Susan Gloss | a work of art, dreams, and grief + Giveaway!

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The Curiosities is a stunning fictional novel that includes many perspectives, and memorable characters you will cherish long after reading. Not only was I drawn into its beautiful cover, but its premise was unique too! One of our main characters, Nell Parker holds a PhD in Art History–after unsuccessful pregnancies and IVF treatments, she lands in an unexpected role in her life. Gloss is able to create an imitate story that explores grief, loss, and finding one’s purpose.

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Blog Tour: Learning to See by Elise Hooper | photography, family, and success

Learning to See is a fascinating recount of Dorothea Lange’s life, who is a famous photographer. This gripping novel includes Lange’s pursuit for adventure, and her passion for photography. With that in mind, she moves from New York to San Francisco, where she works hard to create her own vision of success. What makes this novel enjoyable is her constant will, and motivation to perfect her craft. Also, I admire her so much (after all she’s been through) that she is now one of my favorite characters!

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