Books by Julie Beard

B-
Midnight Angel

There were a great many unique ideas in Midnight Angel that I enjoyed. However, as I continued reading, the heroine grew annoying, parts of the storyline became cliched, and the villain turned into cardboard. <!-- var browName = navigator.appName; var SiteID = 1; var ZoneID = 4; var browDa ...

D
The Duchess' Lover

Overwrought and overwritten. How can I even begin to describe the writing style of The Duchess' Lover? I could, I suppose mention the fact that every noun has many adjectives - many, many, many adjectives. It's enough to make Kathleen Woodiwiss envious. Then there are the characte ...

C+
Very Truly Yours

Very Truly Yours is a pleasant book. The setting in a small village is very well done - for me it was a pleasure to get out of London. The characters were engaging, both the primary and secondary, and if the mystery was rather transparent - well, I didn't mind too much. Jack Fairchild ...

C+
My Fair Lord

My Fair Lord as the name implies, is a reverse rendition of My Fair Lady. While this was a lighthearted and amusing read, certain elements of the plot were unnecessary and sometimes bogged down the story. I am normally a fan of paranormal elements, but in this case, the relationship between Caroli ...

B-
The Maiden's Heart

The Maiden's Heart is a Medieval romance with quite a religious bent. The heroine is devoutly religious, and much of the plot involves Church politics. This gives the book a lot of authenticity, especially as the presence of religion in medieval life is sometimes ignored in romance. Although the her ...

C
Falcon and the Sword

The opening of Falcon and the Sword is one of the most powerful I have read, and the ending is one of the most poignant. What's in-between, however, falls short of the exciting beginning and is certainly not nearly as touching as the conclusion. At the beginning, there is Bron, a Templar Knigh ...