Books by Marilyn Pappano

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Forbidden Stranger

Forbidden Stranger is an interesting book from the always reliable Marilyn Pappano. The heroine is a stripper who is good at and unapologetic about her work. Amanda Nelson owns a nice home, a nice car and has recently accepted a job as an English instructor at a small college. She has money in ...

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Somebody's Hero

The number of series romance authors who are auto buys for me is shrinking down to a very few, but Marilyn Pappano is still one of them. When I saw Somebody's Hero on the shelf, I snapped it up immediately. It is very loosely connected to two of her earlier titles, Somebody's Baby and Somebody's Lad ...

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Small Wonders

Marilyn Pappano's Small Wonders, part of her long-running Bethlehem series, engrosses from start. The story centers around scam artist Cole Jackson and Leanne Wilson, the woman he left behind to raise his son, as well as the citizens of small-town Bethlehem. Cole's neighbors are hopping mad that he ...

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Cabin Fever

In the romance-novel industry, the word “sweet” signifies that a book has no sex scenes. In that sense, the word does not apply to Cabin Fever by Marilyn Pappano, as the characters do make love. But in every other sense of the word, this is an extremely sweet book. A sheltered Arkansas wo ...

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Lawman's Redemption

When it comes to series romances, I am enormously fond of those set in the same town. It's always nice to see couples from earlier books bask in their happy endings while you follow another couple on the way to theirs. Some of my favorite series are Karen Templeton's books set in Spruce Lake, Michig ...

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Heaven on Earth

Marilyn Pappano is a wonderful storyteller, and Heaven on Earth, her latest installment in the Bethlehem series, is proof of that. Even with the ever-present (though not prominent) angel gimmick, the perfect town of Bethlehem (so squeaky clean it bears little resemblance to reality), and at least on ...

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Getting Lucky

Those of you looking for books focusing mostly on romance will likely enjoy Getting Lucky. The fifth installment in Marilyn Pappano's Bethlehem series has a yummy hero and a pretty good heroine, but there's just a little something missing. Ben Foster comes to Bethlehem to meet th ...

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The Sheriff's Surrender

I've read some opinions about this book that are not complimentary, opinions that roundly condemn the hero Reese Barnett for being a cruel jerk and not at all a hero. I have also seen many laments on bulletin boards that decry cookie cutter plots and same old characters being used over and over agai ...

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First Kiss

Do you remember the girl in high school who was easy? We talked about her, we watched her, we ridiculed her, but we also envied her. She always had a date, was in demand, and seemed so free. She wasn't afraid to give guys what they wanted, nor was she afraid to take what she wanted. Have you ever wo ...

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Rogue's Reform

Rogue's Reform is the third in Marilyn Pappano's Heartbreak Canyon miniseries. It is not necessary to have read the earlier books in the series, but doing so will add a much greater depth to the characters in this book. I urge you to find the earlier books - Cattleman's Promise and The Horseman's Br ...