Books by Jill Barnett

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Imagine

It’s 1896, and in San Francisco, successful, hard-working attorney Margaret Huntington Smith has been urged by her father, a judge, to take a well-deserved vacation.  Knowing she won’t go unless given a push (in the best way) he’s brought her a first class ticket for a cruise to “French Oce ...

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Imagine

Imagine is the story of a wide variety of characters, all bottlenecked onto an island thanks to a shipwreck just before the turn of the 19th century.  First of all there’s our hero and heroine – Margaret “Smitty” Smith, a hard-working attorney who was hoping to take a refreshing cruise in t ...

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Days of Summer

I was slightly leery about reading this book, the first for this author in several years. I have read most of Jill Barnett’s backlist. When she’s on, her books take on a life of themselves. But there have been a few stinkers that make me ask, “is this the same woman?” I chose this title for ...

B
Sentimental Journey

Whenever I see that a war movie is coming out I get my hopes up. I live in hope that the women will be playing active roles, not just waiting for the men to finish their heroics. Courage Under Fire with Meg Ryan (though I thought she was wrong for the part) was a favorite because Meg's character, fo ...

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Wicked

Wow! Not only is this the best book in Jill Barnett's Medieval series, this is the best Barnett book I've read, period. To be fair, I've yet to read Bewitching, which is a favorite with many. Nevertheless, this book is a real stand-out. It has an epic quality which I loved, a very special heroine, a ...

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Wild

Wild is the sequel to Wonderful, which came out last year. Like Wonderful, Wild has some humorous moments and likeable characters. But while Wonderful has these moments interspersed throughout, in Wild all the humor and the interesting characters come in the last quarter of the book. The result is a ...

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Bewitching

I first read Jill Barnett's Bewitching when it came out a few years ago. I loved it then. When I reread it to do this review, I loved it even more. It is a historical romance with a twist - a supernatural twist woven so skillfully into the plot of the story that it actually becomes secondary to the ...

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Carried Away

Jill Barnett almost deserves an A for effort in Carried Away. Unfortunately, the execution of this unique melding of two complete love stories and varying points of view doesn't quite merit a five. Too bad, because this author is one of the best in the genre, writing books that are all at once funny ...