Books by Cynthia Sterling

D
A Husband by Law

I think my brain developed a stutter during the reading of this one. Read a few pages with hope, have it dashed, read a few more pages, hope some more, dashed again, and so on. It had so many ways in which to engage the reader and failed at just as many of them - a feat in and of itself, albeit a sa ...

B-
Last Chance Ranch

At first glance, Last Chance Ranch looks like a tale told thousands of times before. The heroine is a woman who dresses like a man and knows as much about ranching as any man you'll meet. The hero is the second son of an earl, sent to the Texas Panhandle to prove himself to his exacting father. Whil ...

C-
Nobility Ranch

Back in the days of the cattle drives when men were carving out empires for themselves in the vast Texas lands, there were some English gentlemen who showed up on the plains. They were of two types - one was a gentlemen of means who saw in the cattle industry an opportunity to make money. The other ...

D+
Great Caesar's Ghost

What can I say about Great Caesar's Ghost? Just when I was loathing it with all my heart, something would happen that I really liked. Just when I had decided it had gotten pretty good, something would happen that would make me want to scream with irritation. Irritation won out in the end. The ...

C+
A Willing Spirit

A Willing Spirit, the newest addition in Jove's "Haunting Hearts" line, is not exactly what I'd call a hard-core paranormal. So if you avoid these types of books like the plague you may just want to take another look at this one if the plot appeals to you. It's more of a slice-of-life story about a ...