Buttonholed, by Anita Klumpers

Hi! Susan Karsten here…recently, I mentioned my own new release, Charlotte’s Dilemma. It’s a novella and part of a series of 8 novellas (short novels) connected by a theme. The theme is from the famous bible passage Phillipians 4:8 that begins, Whatever is pure…, and ends, …think on these things. Thus we have the series subtitle: Ponder This!

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As I review Buttonholed, by Anita Klumpers, in honor of the series of eight books, I’ve developed a list of eight highlights from Buttonholed for this review (first list I’ve ever created for a book review).

List of Eight Things I Loved in Buttonholed:

  1. Literary references are fun to run across when reading fiction.
  2. Hero’s name: Bram (short for Abram), is very cool.
  3. Buttons play a role in the story and I love anything to do with textiles.
  4. Crocheted clothing is mentioned and I love clothing and see above.
  5. Heroine’s mom is an outstanding cook and homemaker (I love homemaking).
  6. Heroine’s mom does heroine’s make-up and heroine doesn’t hate it.
  7. Ice Cream (say no more, right?).
  8. Happy, non-stressful conspiracies are involved.

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I LOVED this book! It was sooo fun to read. So intelligent and clever that I wanted it to go on and on and on. I certainly hope author Anita Klumpers resurrects her deft handling of all things southern and writes more in this vein.

Take a romance, throw in some mystery, a family feud, some history, and star-crossed lovers, and you’ve got Buttonholed nailed. I don’t want to give away any more of the yummy, delightful details, because you will want that enjoyment, those surprises, and all that fun all for yourself. Get. This. Book.


Buttonholed (Ponder This)


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Susan Karsten, blogger and author here…I’d like to add a few words about my own novella, Charlotte’s Dilemma, also in the same series.

There are several reasons to read this novella: It’s fun! Even though the victim of a scandal in society, Charlotte’s lighthearted acceptance provides smiles and chuckles. Then there’s the handsome hero, Hugh (and in true Regency mode, you don’t learn his first name until the very end of the story). Another reason to read it is to immerse yourself in a clean, pure romance. And finally, if you like the Regency genre, there’s no reason not to enjoy Charlotte’s Dilemma.

Please take a look at Charlotte’s Dilemma, it’s available on Amazon (only $3.99), Barnes & Noble, and on the Prism Book Group website. Thank you!

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