Books by Constance O

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Sword of Rome

Despite the bare male torso adorning the cover of Sword of Rome, readers will find themselves treated to other than the burning hot wallpaper historical the cover copy would lead one to expect. Indeed, though savvy readers will pick out at least one glaring historical error (and several more minor o ...

B
Lord of the Nile

Lately, a lot of readers, myself included, have lamented the lack of variety in historical romance. Luckily, we have writers like Constance O’Banyon to shake things up. Lord of the Nile, set in ancient Egypt against the turmoil that made Cleopatra queen, is a smooth, solid, old-fashioned story, we ...

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Shifting Love

This book marks the premiere of the new Tor Romance line. It's always best to have a wonderful premiere, but this book did not fulfill that expectation for me. The descriptions of some of the other books in this line indicate that perhaps any of them might have been a better choice. ...

D
Heart of Texas

Heart of Texas is a bland, unmemorable novel that has nothing particular to recommend it. I might as well be repeating the words of colleagues who have reviewed others of O'Banyon's books, but loathe as I am to do so, the unsurprising plot and wooden dialogue, as well as the half-hearted hero and he ...

D
Here and Now

There are worse things for a book to be besides spectacularly boring, but when you're reading a spectacularly boring book it's hard to think of anything that's worse. Here and Now is boring. Mind-numbingly boring. Rather watch paint dry boring. You'd think it would be entertainin ...

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Time After Time

Usually when it comes to time travel books, I'm not too picky. My father, who is an omnivorous reader, can't read time travel at all since the whole concept offends his sense of logic. I accept the premise and don't worry how the characters travel in time, but once they do, if they act like Kelly Br ...

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Tykota's Woman

I always look forward to reading a Western with an Indian hero by an author I have not tried before. You see, I know that somewhere out there lurks a really good Western/Indian romance and it is my mission to find it. Tykota's Woman was okay but nothing special. The hero and heroine were nice enough ...

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Once and Forever

I’m a picky reader. There, I’ve admitted it. When I pick up a book, I want professional writing, a plot that makes sense, interesting dialogue and characters that behave in a psychologically believable manner. Once and Forever has a fairly interesting plot. That, however, may very well be the on ...

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Heaven on Earth

Heaven on Earth is an antidote for people who are tired of reading romances full of distrust, arguments, smarmy villains, and the like. However, perhaps because of the lack of those elements, it drags at times. I'm usually glad to read a romance where the hero and heroine are able to talk, but somet ...

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San Antonio Rose

I've read a lot of historical romances set in Texas, but almost all of them were set in the 1870s and 1880s. When I saw that San Antonio Rose was set during Texas' War for Independence, I couldn't help but be interested. It was an exciting time in history that is woefully underused in romance novels ...