SOOO there you go. Here is a quick run-down on my latest finds. First I took someones advice and read A Knight in Shining Armor by Jude Deveraux.
This book was pretty entertaining. It is about a girl who goes to England on vacation with her boyfriend (in hopes of an engagement) and his horrible daughter. They treat her like crap and eventually dump her off and leave her in a small church in England. They take her purse and bags, so she has NOTHING. She breaks down and cries in the church while laying on the tomb of a long ago Earl. She prays for a knight in shining armor to come and sweep her off her feet and VOILA--a knight in shining armor arrives. The Earl---who had been about to be be-headed for treason in his own time leaps through time to help her. Seems silly, but kinda cute. She helps him learn about cars, and toothpaste and she helps him try to clear his name of treason. That is the main gist--she ends up back in his time for a while too. A few times this book verged on being a little romancy--barf!! but by that point I really needed to see how it ended, so I didn't mind skipping a page here or there:) I liked this one enough to try another one by the same author...
The Heiress by Jude Deveraux.
In this one Jamie, who is a poor Duke with two sisters and an ailing mom to take care of, and NO money. He is assigned to help the Maidenhall heiress (the daughter of the richest man in England) across England and to her fiance so that they can be married (an arranged marriage of course). Jamie decides he must get the heiress to fall in love with him so that he can save his home and take care of his sisters. The problem---the heiress pretends to be the maid and the maid---the heiress. SOOO he flirts with the poor girl and fights with the true heiress. There are kidnappings and burgleries and all sorts of mishaps of course on their way to the wedding and everything gets pretty mixed up. There are 2 or 3 or 6 twists at the end and for once I did not completly guess what was going to happen---kinda fun!!
After these romancy books I decided to switch gears. I read Gracleing by Kristin Cashore.
Becauase a trip to la la land is not complete without a few chick flicks, I also rented Gone With the Wind and Pride and Prejudice--my two favorites.