Books by Linda Jones

B+
Into the Woods

a DIKlassic review review originally published on February 22, 2001 I was a little doubtful when I picked up Into the Woods, because it’s based on the fairy tale “Hansel and Gretel.” Have you read it lately? “Hansel and Gretel” is about two children who are abandoned like an unwanted lit ...

B-
22 Nights

I should start right out by saying if you’re looking for a steamy story, this may not be for you. I am very glad to say that 22 Nights is not, as the title and cover suggest, a treatise on 22 very long nights of kinky, purple prose sex. Instead, I was pleased to discover that this book is about tw ...

B
Raintree: Haunted

I've been following with some amusement the dismay online that Linda Howard lowered herself to collaborate with two friends and fellow authors on the Raintree trilogy. I mean, how dare Linda Winstead Jones and Beverly Barton have the audacity to think they have any right to create a series with a f ...

C-
The Moon Witch

The Moon Witch is the second book in the trilogy of the Fyne sisters, witches who are only beginning to develop their powers under the shadow of a centuries-old curse. I did not read the first book, The Sun Witch, but for the most part, was able to follow the action of this story, although readers m ...

B
The Sun Witch

The heroine of Linda Winstead Jones's latest novel faces quite a challenge. For 300 years the women of her family have been cursed and unable to have a normal relationship because they are doomed to lose any man with whom they fall in love. Through the generations many of the women in the family, in ...

B
A Touch of the Beast

Family Secrets: The Next Generation continues with another strong entry, this time from author Linda Winstead Jones in A Touch of the Beast. Hawk Donovan and his twin sister Cassie grew up not knowing anything about their origins. Adopted as children, they both knew they were diffe ...

B-
Fever

After a somewhat rough start, the Family Secrets series is shaping up to be surprisingly decent. It doesn't have the uniformity and solid storyline progression from one book to another that the best of these series, or ones written by a single author, do. But there have been a number of good reads t ...

B+
DeButy and the Beast

Author Linda Jones has written a series of books based on well-known fables, the latest of which is DeButy & the Beast. Now, you'd think that DeButy would be the heroine and The Beast, her eventual true love. But the author has put a fresh and funny twist on this theme, for Dr. Julian DeButy is ...

F
Let Down Your Hair

Based upon the fairy tale "Rapunzel," Let Down Your Hair took what could have been a charming fairy tale retelling and absolutely ruined it. I'm lucky to have any hair left to let down after pulling out most of mine while I struggled to finish this story for review. Rachel Sommervi ...

C
One Day, My Prince

The old story of Snow White and her Prince Charming gets a rather interesting new treatment in One Day, My Prince. For one thing, it's set in a small town in late 19th-century Texas. For another, Jones switches around the sexes for all the major characters in the story. It's a clever and pretty inte ...