Books & Benches

Helping Authors & Inspiring Readers

Original Site From 2012 - 2017

About B&B

Books & Benches was a book blog that featured book reviews, contests, book awards, and author interviews. While it ceased operation as a stand-alone website in August 2017, the words of the reviewers deserved to live on, which is why we will incorporate some of the reviews into a portion of this site. Only book reviews that received 4 stars or higher will be moved over, and ratings will be removed. This process will take some time, so please keep checking back.

Until the transfer is complete, you may visit the old Books & Benches website to enjoy reviews, interviews, and more. Content ratings for books previously featured at Books & Benches ranged from 1-5 in terms of sexual, violence, and language ratings. Please use your own judgement when purchasing books.

Please note, we do not accept book review requests. However, we do offer bloggers and reviewers an option to submit qualified book reviews to be posted here. Learn More. If you are an author and would like to learn more about joining The Quills, please visit our For Authors page. Book Bloggers, we have a page for you, too!

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Beautiful Tempest
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Beyond Reason
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Can't Fight This Feeling
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Choosing Bravery
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Courting Carrie in Wonderland
Carla Kelly
Defended by a Highland Renegade
Vonda Sinclair
Echo of Danger
Marta Perry
Forbidden Knight
Diana Cosby
Ken Lizzio
House of Shadows
Nicola Cornick
Susanna Kearsley
Named of the Dragon
Susanna Kearsley
Passion and Plunder
Collette Cameron
Peace in the Valley
Ruth Logan Herne
Promises to Keep
Genevieve Graham
Quest of a Warrior
Mary Morgan
Sadie's Highlander
Maeve Greyson
Paula Quinn
Serafina and the Black Cloak
Robert Beatty
Serenity Harbor
RaeAnne Thayne
Summit Lake
Charlie Donlea
The Blood of the Fifth Knight
E.M. Powell
The Last Mountain Man
William W. Johnstone
The Last Renegade
Jo Goodman
The Promise of a Highlander
Emma Prince
The Scot's Bride
Paula Quinn
The Shadowy Horses
Susanna Kearsley
The Unquiet Grave
Sharyn McCrumb
The Winter Sea
Susanna Kearsley
The Witchfinder's Sister
Beth Underdown
Then She Danced
Janice Godin
To Tame a Highland Earl
Tarah Scott
True to the Law
Jo Goodman
When the Scoundrel Sins
Anna Harrington
Wild Horses
B.J. Daniels
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