When I decided to venture into this Blog-world, I never, ever thought it would be so much fun. For a time, b2b was a one woman pony show, dedicated to all you bookworms out there, but now I’ve ‘drafted’ two ladies who share my love of romance to give me a hand here, and I just know you’ll love them and their reviews as much as I do, so without further ado, let us introduce ourselves….
My name is Melanie Friedman. I’m in my fifties, married to my own ‘RA’, working for a great company, and have grown kids, hoping they’d make me a Grandma soon. My hobbies are gardening, reading and painting. As an avid reader I love to talk about books I’ve read, especially romance novels. I will warn you though: besides book reviews, you’ll hear a lot of my nonsensical rants and raves! To reach me you can leave a comment here, and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible, or you can leave me a message on our b2b Facebook Page. You can also catch me on Tweeter under @b2bMelanie.
My name is Connie Fischer [oh, that good looking guy next to me...not my DH, not my son...he's just 'the notorious window cleaner'] and I’m a retired office manager from NASA.
I’ve loved books from the time I could read and spent my childhood summers in my front yard tree reading Nancy Drew books, classics and biographies. Historical and contemporary romance novels, chick lit and anything British positively make me drool.
My family and I lived in Paris, France for six years while my husband was “on loan” from NASA to a NATO Research and Development organization. During that time, I worked at the American Embassy. We loved to travel around Europe every chance we got.
Our life now is spent in southwest Florida where the weather is always delightful and just recently we adopted two kitties that have us wrapped tightly around their little paws.
Reading is my passion and it’s so wonderful to have the time to devote to it as much as I like. I have challenged myself on Goodreads this year to read and review 100 books. My other loves are blogging and chatting with my author friends on Facebook. Yes, life is good – especially with a book in my hands!
My name is Leah Weller and I live in the foothills of North Carolina with the Grandfather District of the Pisgah National Forest practically in my backyard. You can find me there hiking, swimming and laying in the sun on a river bank, or simply driving on one of many dirt forest service roads. Any chance I get, I’m there because that’s where I find my inner peace.
I’m the mother of two grown children who brought a daughter-in-law and son-in-law into my life last year. My Mr. Right came along 10 years ago who brings laughter to my life each and every day and we have three “babies”, two cats and a dog, all who were rescued. I could say they rescued us. Huge animal lover here!
My mother read to me often as a child and as a teenager I was never one to read outside of what was required of me in school and didn’t find my love for it until ’93 when a friend from work gave me The Wolf and the Dove by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss. That book changed my life forever! I found not only a love for reading but a love for everything medieval. To the grimaces of my DH every time he passes through our Dining Room, I’m the loving and proud owner of two broadswords and three daggers that are displayed there [LOL]!
My brain and soul feel like a huge sponge that can’t soak up enough history. It was almost as if I “found” that part of me that felt empty, just out of reach. My soul feels like an old one and it’s almost a physical ache with wanting when I see or read about certain places or times. I call it a “knowing”. There are books from the basement to the attic which I call “My Precious” [in the Gollum voice].
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Thanks and hope to see you back often!!
Melanie, Connie & Leah