Books by Judith E. French

C
Blood Ties

Well, when you come across a book that’s a flat C, you know it. There’s nothing wrong with the book that would drop it down into D or F territory, but, on the other hand, there’s nothing that pulls it out of the mind-numbing crowd either. Judith E. French’s Blood Ties is a perfect example ...

C
Blood Kin

Judith E. French has written some wonderful historical romance, but I had never tried her romantic suspense. The setting, an island off the Eastern Shore of Maryland, captures an area I love, but the suspense story just did not rise above ordinary for me. In addition, many of the hidden secrets in ...

B
The Warrior

Readers craving for a less common historical period need wait no longer. Judith E. French’s The Warrior, the final book in her Alexander the Great series, satisfies that craving and shows the Ancient World in an exciting, vibrant light. Alexander, son of the Alexander the Great, supp ...

B+
The Barbarian

The word these days is that publishers of romance are rather leery of putting out books that occur in uncommon periods or places. Since The Barbarian takes place in ancient Alexandria, one can only conclude that Leisure either likes to take risks or Judith French is good enough to merit one. I'm not ...

B+
The Conqueror

Judith French calls her latest novel "the book of her heart," a sentiment that shows through in every page. While Dorchester is marketing this tale as historical romance, The Conqueror is more historical fiction than a traditional historical romance. The strong romantic element - French brings Alexa ...

D
Falcon's Angel

Will Falcon is a ship's captain with a mission. He's in search of the pirates and thieves who've been luring ships onto reefs, and then collecting the booty from the wrecks. Unfortunately, he's tossed overboard during a storm and would surely drown if it weren't for Angel, who lives with a ragtag b ...

C+
The Taming of Shaw MacCade

In all honesty, I was never able to lose myself in this book. Why that was, I just don't know. Perhaps it began with the cover - a slick looking guy with a poufy perm. Perhaps there were simply too many characters in the story (brothers and cousins and sons, oh my!). Perhaps the premise bothered ...

C+
The Irish Rogue

Anne Davis, heiress to a Tidewater plantation, is having a disastrous day - first her lover abandons her despite her pregnancy, and then ruffians attack her on the docks of Philadelphia. Then, lo and behold, a handsome stranger rushes to her rescue. She reveals her secret to her sympathetic savior, ...

C
Morgan's Woman

Morgan's Woman is an average read. There's nothing horrid about it, but nothing really sets it apart from the pack either. It's a road romance with a fairly well developed hero and heroine, but the plot contains few surprises. When Tamsin MacGreggor's husband dies, she is left with nothing b ...