June 4th, 2020


Book Critique - Heiress for Hire (Duke's Heiress #1)

For review of all books in the series, go here.

Stars: 3 / 5

Recommendation: If you are into period setting novels with romance and mystery along-side, this book is one to try for sure, although I feel that the crescendo of the trilogy ended in a slightly low tone.

Heiress for Hire is the first book in the Duke's Heiress series by Madeline Hunter first published in April of 2020. The first of the trilogy revolves around Minerva Hepplewhite - a woman on the run to escape her past - and Chase Radnor - one of the nephews of Duke of Hollinburgh and a private investigator.

The Late Duke of Hollinburgh, Frederick Radnor, leaves a large sum of the inheritance as well as a partnership in an enterprise that the duke had invested in, to three unknown women that the family had never heard of or met. The stories revolve around these three women; how the Radnor men, Duke's nephews, entice them; how the men and women come together to justly use the inheritance while finding love, future and happiness. 

Minerva Hepplewhite comes into a sudden inheritance from a benefactor she had never known - the late Duke of Hollingburgh, Frederick. Now the nephew of the Duke, Chase Radnor, although finds the first of the three women, has his suspicions about Minerva. While each investigate the other, Minerva is set on having her own business while Chase is wanting to have Minerva not only as a business partner but more.

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Kitchen Fun - Kale Pizza

Pizza is my vice and I cannot resist it. Sometimes I can eat a medium sized pizza all by myself. It is usually hard to keep pizza away from me but I have managed to not eat one in past three months. Finally I gave into the cravings and ended up making one for myself, what with all the COVID-19 scare going on, one cannot be too careful.

I had tried a few years ago to make pizza from scratch, but wasn’t much successful. Then I ordered a pre-made crust from Stop N Shop and ended up getting a very pricey personal pizza. Instacart orders are not always successful, I say. So finally tried this recipe that a dear friend sent me a month and a half ago. Voila! It has been a successful and healthy pizza experiment in my kitchen.

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