Reviews by Deborah Barber

B+
Always a Lady

I've always wondered what made me avoid reading certain authors, even those who have come highly recommended to me, until the last minute. For some reason, I've put off reading them, much to my own detriment. It's one of the reasons why I've only just discovered such wonderful authors as Susan Eliza ...

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Lost Highways

Rainey Valentine is 35 years old. She's been married and divorced two times and now she's facing her life alone.. Her mother has just died and while Rainey still has family in her father, brother and sister, she now realies that a vital part of her life is missing. Rainey's mothe ...

A+
Barefoot in the Grass

Some time ago, I read a review of Barefoot in the Grass by Judith Arnold. The story line intrigued me enough that I went out of my way to find it through an internet used book site After I received the book, I put it in my library for later. A year later, looking for something a little bit different ...

A
The Long Way Home

The Long Way Home is the sequel to Desert Isle Keeper Little Darlin', and while The Long Way Home does stand alone, I highly recommend that you find Little Darlin' first and read it too. Rita Warren has made a lot of really big mistakes in her life. She bore a child out of wedloc ...

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Tell Me Lies

We romance readers have certain perceptions of Jennifer Crusie - she's witty and she's a great story-teller to name only two. When I first read the excerpt of Tell Me Lies on her web page, I could barely wait for the book to come out. I finally found it on the book rack at Wal-Mart last weekend ...

B+
Dream a Little Dream

Ever put a book down with the intention of finishing it and then just letting it sit there for weeks on end until finally, you tell yourself you're gonna finish the story, no matter what? Well, that's what I did with Susan Elizabeth Phillips' Dream A Little Dream and now I'm kicking myself that I di ...

B+
Reunion

The screech of tires from a car driven by a drunken driver, the flash of crunching metal, the death of his parents, and the coma that Gabriel Donner lives in until he comes back to the land of the living set up this unusual tale of romantic suspense. For days, somebody has been calling to Gabriel in ...

B+
Married With Twins

I’ve been on a category roll of late, and I’ve come across a few gems that are worthy of review. This book comes from the Daddy Knows Last series and was my first exposure to Jennifer Mikels. I’m happy to say that this was a noteworthy book, even if it wasn’t an absolute keeper. Valeri ...

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Exile's End

This is the first book in Rachel Lee's popular Conard County series. I thought that Ms Lee got the series off to a wonderful start with this book. I love wounded warrior heroes and the hero of Exile's End, Ransom Laird, is the wounded warrior at his most sympathetic. The whole Conard County se ...

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Only His

Only His was my first introduction to Elizabeth Lowell a number of years ago and today she is one of my very favorite writers. This book is not only historical romance at its very best, but romance at its very best. Only His is the first in the Only series, a quartet of western historicals written a ...