Books by Linda Francis Lee

B-
The Ex-Debutante

This book is ultra-lite fiction – good for burning time at the beach or somewhere you may not be able to devote full attention to the story. Not to knock beach reading, however; The Ex-Debutante is a pleasant first-person narrative that will leave you generally satisfied at the end, if not particu ...

F
Suddenly Sexy

When you come across this on page 17, you know you're in trouble: "With a squeak, she turned to the camera and just about died, knowing that her cheeks had to be bright red. Her, the award-winning, hard-hitting newswoman blushing like a teenager. 'I hope you'll join us next week ...

C-
The Wedding Diaries

The Wedding Diaries sounded like a book that could be kind of fun. A poor little rich girl suddenly loses her fortune and her fiancé, becomes a nanny for a sexy real estate mogul, and antics (both sexual and otherwise) ensue. It was fun up to a point; it was quick, light reading, and I zipped right ...

D
The Ways of Grace

The Ways of Grace: I have a feeling that readers are going to be sharply divided on this one. For some, it will be the beautiful story of a vulnerable woman who seems to need saving, but who, in fact saves the tortured hero. Others will see it as an emotionally manipulative mix of too-pat clichés a ...

C
Nightingale’s Gate

Nightingale’s Gate is a murder mystery/romance set in the shady world of a Boston gentlemen’s club. Unfortunately, there’s more mystery and detection than romance, and I thought the book suffered for it. Young and beautiful attorney Alice Kendall – tops in her class at la ...

C
Swan's Grace

I wanted to like this book and I found several things about it that pleased me very much. To begin with, Swan's Grace has one of the loveliest covers I've seen all year. In addition, I was very happy to see a book set in 19th century Boston with a musician as its heroine. Although I do love the Brit ...

B+
Dove's Way

I don't like tearjerkers. I don't enjoy crying on my lunch break and having to return to work with raccoon eyes. However, I may just have to change my anti-angst stance because this is the second angsty novel in recent months that has worked for me despite my aversion to them. Twenty-five-yea ...