Books by Jane Goodger

C+
Behind a Lady's Smile

I feel like maybe I missed something. After reading this book and working on the review, I looked around a bit, wondering what other people thought. Most of them loved it. And although I didn’t hate it, I certainly wouldn’t say it is my new favorite. While I enjoyed the author’s writing and th ...

B+
When a Duke Says I Do

There's something about a deeply emotional love story that just makes me want to savor it. That's exactly what happened as I dug into When a Duke Says I Do. I discovered one of the most sweetly emotional stories I've read in ages and, even if it wasn't perfect, it was a solid read and I just loved i ...

B
A Christmas Scandal

Sometimes I just want to wring characters’ necks for being so stubborn. This was one of those books. I really liked A Christmas Scandal by Jane Goodger, but if the characters just swallowed their pride and were honest, it would have been significantly shorter. In a previous bo ...

C-
Marry Christmas

While looking over the new romance books at my local store, my eye fell on one titled Marry Christmas. "Ick," I thought, "what a terrible title for a book!" But because the majority of historical romances have titles that are either terrible or forgettable, I forged ahead, particularly since I lik ...

B-
Gifts from the Sea

I had mixed feelings about Gifts from the Sea. One minute the characters would be refreshingly honest, and the next they were having very clichéd misunderstandings. It was this inconsistency that kept me from truly connecting with the story. Goodger transports the reader back to t ...

B
The Perfect Wife

Back in the Gilded Age, American Society gathered to meet, show off, and choose their mates at a place that was as exclusive and rule-bound as Almacks in the regency period. That place was Newport, Rhode Island. A Perfect Wife is set in Newport and several historical figures play roles in this fasci ...

C
Into the Wild Wind

During the first half of Into the Wild Wind, I just couldn't get enough of the hero and heroine. Here, it seemed, were two people just falling in love; neither one was trying to overcome a horrible childhood, or a disastrous first marriage. Then the characters began to make stupid decision after stu ...