Books by Lynn Kerstan

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Lady in Blue

There are more and more older titles being put back into circulation as authors and publishers republish their back catalogues electronically, and I certainly enjoy being able to access such titles easily and without having to search used-book shops for dog-eared copies or pay a fortune in postage f ...

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Dangerous Passions

I heard that Lynn Kerstan mixed passion and intrigue, so when her latest book, Dangerous Passions, came up for review, I snapped it up. I got passion and intrigue, but in a very unbalanced combination. Coupled with some glaring flaws in logic, Dangerous Passions quickly became an unsatisfactory re ...

B
Dangerous Deceptions

As someone who reads many (many, many, many, many) European Historicals simply because I love them, I can often be entertained by a familiar story in the hands of a skilled writer. But what a pleasure it is to come across a book that features complex characters who are anything but formulaic and a s ...

C+
The Silver Lion

The Silver Lion was a book that was both hard to read and hard to grade. It took me nearly ten days to get through it (a very long time for me), mostly because I found it very easy to put down. On the other hand, by the time I neared the end of the book I was quite engaged. I finally decided that w ...

C+
Heart of the Tiger

Heart of the Tiger is a book that started strongly, muddled through its middle, and finished with a flourish. I can almost recommend it. Unfortunately, I can't ignore the fact that somewhere in that muddled middle I set it aside for about a week and had no real inclination to pick it up again. ...

B+
The Golden Leopard

I love adventurous romances. Books that feature danger at sea, exotic locales, battles of wits, and perilous quests always make me happy. It doesn't have to be probable, but it does have to be well done: nothing's more annoying than an action plot that doesn't make sense in terms of its setup, or on ...

C+
Lord Dragoner's Wife

I tried very hard to judge Lord Dragoner's Wife on the merits of the story and not on the poor condition of the manuscript which I read (hey, my eyes can only take so much!). Even taking that into consideration, though, I discovered a couple of potentially fatal flaws: a hero so filled with self-lo ...