Spotlight: Author Kristan Higgins

Kristan Higgins

Kristan Higgins

Kristan Higgins is a New York Times and USA Today best selling author and two-time winner of the Romance Writers of America RITA Award.   She’s a Connecticut girl, living in Durham.  She is married to a firefighter(who also happens to be a fantastic cook) and has two children, a cat and a dog.  In addition to being an award winning author, she is an award winning baker.  Previously a copywriter, Kristan took her lifelong love of romance novels and began writing when her kids were little and napping.  Her stories are infused with humor, focused on relationships and her characters are just regular, everyday people.

Her latest book is The Pefect Match.  Honor Holland has just been unceremoniously rejected by her lifelong crush. And now—a mere three weeks later—Mr. Perfect is engaged to her best friend. But resilient, reliable Honor is going to pick herself up, dust herself off and get back out there.

Charming, handsome British professor Tom Barlow just wants to do right by his unofficial stepson, Charlie, but his visa is about to expire. Now Tom must either get a green card or leave the States—and leave Charlie behind.

In a moment of impulsiveness, Honor agrees to help Tom with a marriage of convenience—and make her ex jealous in the process. But juggling a fiancé, hiding out from her former best friend and managing her job at the family vineyard isn’t easy. And as sparks start to fly between Honor and Tom, they might discover that their pretend relationship is far too perfect to be anything but true love….

The Cheshire Library has a wonderful collection of Ms. Higgins’ books.  You can find them in our catalog.


Anticipated Erotic Literature – My Education by Susan Choi

Susan Choi

One of the most anticipated books of 2013 is My Education by Susan Choi.  Susan is the author of three previous novels.  Her first novel, The Foreign Student, won the Asian-American Literary Award.   American Woman was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and A Person of Interest was a finalist for the PEN/Faulker Award.

My Education is a steamy, but very well-written book.  It’s about Regina, a graduate student, who is warned about a notorious professor who sleeps with students.  She becomes his teaching assistant and, in a surprising twist, has an affair with the professor’s wife.  The story spans fifteen years of Regina’s misadventures that are both erotic and catastrophic.

This novel is Amazon’s best book of the month – July 2013.  It has received rave reviews from many sources, including Publishers Weekly, Kirkus,  the Boston Globe, Vanity Fair, The Los Angeles Times, and The Washington Post.

Available at the Cheshire Library.

Note:  For sensitive readers, this book contains profanity, sexual references and overt sexual scenes.