Book of the Month: The Schoolmarm and the Preacher

This may be my favourite line from any spanking story ever. It's been a while since I've read a spanking novella, and Susan Thomas's The Schoolmarm and the Preacher was a lovely way to get back into the habit. The story's mix of traditional discipline and progressive social changes makes a charming combination.  I've also missed … Continue reading Book of the Month: The Schoolmarm and the Preacher

Book of the Month: Elizabeth’s Flight

    Between The Reluctant Bride and this new novella Susan has demonstrated quite the talent for well-crafted western romances. As with all of her books, there are plenty of spankings,and plenty of twists to keep the story moving along. While the plot is a touch fanciful, the central characters are each very well-rounded and believable. … Continue reading Book of the Month: Elizabeth’s Flight

Book of the Month: The Reluctant Bride by Susan Thomas

This month's book is Susan Thomas's The Reluctant Bride, the first western romance I've featured, I believe. Susan has mastered the depiction of a strong, empowered heroine struggling to embrace her need for discipline. What I found particularly poignant were the other women Ellen meets on her journey who quietly acknowledge and support her as … Continue reading Book of the Month: The Reluctant Bride by Susan Thomas

Old West Photostory, Part 2: How Not to Take a Scolding

    A continuation of the photostory submitted by Michael, which began here. I particularly loved this sequence- it captures a sequence of emotion I wish I wasn't quite so well-acquainted with.  The blissful cheer of thinking one has gotten away with a good deal of fun, the denial as this wonderful feeling is crushed, the … Continue reading Old West Photostory, Part 2: How Not to Take a Scolding