Books by Alexandra Raife

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Until the Spring

Stop! Before you decide to delve into Alexandra Raife's Until the Spring, there is something you should know: this is not a straight romance. There is a slight, very slight, romantic element to it, but this is not a romance novel. It has the requisite ending but it's really a novel about relationshi ...

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Belonging

Belonging is a very good piece of women's fiction, but it is not a romance. A romance, to me, has the development of the relationship between the hero and the heroine as the primary focus (haven't we discussed this at length many times at AAR?). In Belonging, romance elements play such a small role ...

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Mountain Heather

Mountain Heather is one of those books that refuses to be pigeon-holed. According to its spine, it is fiction, but the back blurb touts a romantic angle. It was originally published last year in Great Britain under the title Grianan, which makes much more sense, since there were neither mountains no ...

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Drumveyn

Drumveyn is an oddly muted novel about the rebirth of a woman after the death of her husband, and about the rebirth of her two grown children. The author juxtaposes very extreme circumstances for the three characters against a distance in the writing style. The result is that rather than feeling ful ...