Books by Jennifer O

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Our Darkest Night

Our Darkest Night - a tale of how one young Jewish woman survived and thrived in WWII Italy -  had me riveted from the first page to the last. Antonia Mazin’s  father had been a famous doctor but by Autumn of 1943 the racial laws had stripped him of that title. Now the two of them live in a g ...

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Tempting Hymn

Amazon’s listing data for the Sugar Sun series is a bit confusing, but Tempting Hymn is definitely book 1.5, and  I strongly recommend that you do not read it first, because its entire premise is a spoiler for book one. On the other hand, I actually enjoyed the appearances by the characters I ded ...

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An Alaskan Christmas

An Alaskan Christmas has an interesting premise and a lot of fun with its gripping action scenes.  Its romance is pretty decent too. But the book contains some distractingly weak research when it comes to medical procedures. Workaholic surgeon Dr. Erika Sheraton is an intense woman working in a ...

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Storm and Fury

I'm always on the lookout for new urban fantasy series featuring unusual creatures, so I was over the moon to learn that Jennifer L. Armentrout was writing a spin-off of her Dark Elements series - which happened to be the first series I ever read featuring gargoyles. Plus, Trinity, the heroine of St ...

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Up in Flames

Up in Flames uses the classic trope of a hunky fireman falling for his sister's best friend, with a charity auction and a puppy thrown into the mix to keep things interesting. It's the second in the Flirting with Fire series and is easy to jump into, though unfortunately I didn't fall for the charac ...

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A Brand New Ending

Ophelia Bishop was a lovestruck teenage girl when she and Kyle Kimpton chased their dreams to Hollywood. Kyle’s dreams came true. Ophelia’s did not. When Kyle chose his career over their relationship, Ophelia returned home to rural New York to run the family’s B & B—wiser, and more guard ...

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If Only

Jennifer Gilmore’s young adult tale of adoption and the complex difficulties it wreaks upon generations of a family, If Only, is careful to ground itself in the stories of its characters – the imperfect teenagers who haunt its narrative. In 2000, Bridget, a young pregnant teen, will be puttin ...

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The Start of Something Good

The Start of Something Good is the tale of Mia and Ethan, opposites and enemies-on-first-sight who fall into a beautiful something after getting to know one another. Mia is a PR exec in charge of the campaign for the future mayor of New York City, while Ethan is a former Special Forces officer, come ...

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Dating by Numbers

In Jennifer Lohmann’s charming Dating by Numbers, Marsie Penny is frustrated. Her life is going really well, but she can’t seem to find true love. As numbers have never betrayed her before, she decides to create an algorithm that will  help her to find her match. Her colleague, Jason, thinks sh ...

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Winning Ruby Heart

Ruby Heart was the Olympian distance runner who lost everything by doping, and Micah Blackwell was the reporter who broke the story. Five years later, Micah (who is paraplegic) spots Ruby at an ultramarathon and wonders if who Ruby has become could be even better for his career - and for himself. Al ...