Books by Shana Abe

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The Time Weaver

Shana Abe is an author that I always look forward to reading. Her lyrical style blends perfectly with magical elements and always creates a fairy tale feel to her stories of the drakon, the disguised dragons of Georgian England. <!-- var browName = navigator.appName; var SiteID = 1; var ZoneID ...

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The Treasure Keeper

Shana Abe is an author that I’ve been really looking forward to reading. Unfortunately, The Treasure Keeper isn’t the book I should have read first. The lack of momentum and an unsympathetic heroine failed to pull me into the world of Abe’s drakon. Zoe Lane is a female d ...

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Queen of Dragons

Favorite books are funny things. Much like relationships, they are never perfect - they just have to be perfect for you. Shana Abé works for me. I recognize the problems in her books, but, for the most part, I just don’t mind. Take Queen of Dragons, for instance, the third and lates ...

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The Smoke Thief

Magical. In a word, that's my reaction to Shana Abe’s simply fabulous fantasy romance. Yes, the hero is manipulative, there’s no denying that. But - and this is a very important but - I never doubted for a moment that Christoff, Marquess of Langford, is gobsmacked by heroine Clarrissa Rue Haw ...

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The Dream Thief

It's a given, for me, that any book Shana Abe creates will be a beautifully written, lyrical story that captures all your senses. She could probably turn my grocery list into some type of poetry. But is that enough? No. If there isn't enough plot and character dimension, all the lush descriptions wo ...

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The Smoke Thief

Shana Abe's lush historicals often feature strong Alpha heroes and couples in conflict - this story is no different. However, Abe's latest tale crosses a line that many readers may find uncomfortable. Indeed, instead of a romance, it seemed to me that I was reading the story of the destruction of ...

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The Last Mermaid

The Last Mermaid is a collection of three novellas about a family of sirens who inhabit a remote island off the coast of Scotland. Abé's writing is clear and fine, and her plotting can't be faulted, but, unfortunately, none of the stories truly pulled me in on an emotional level. The first novel ...

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The Secret Swan

The Secret Swan by Shana Abé contains several elements frequently found in those old-fashioned bodice-ripper-style romances: an innocent child bride, a tormented alpha hero who wrongs her, an adversarial relationship, a couple of Big Secrets. Abé magically weaves these not-so-promising threads t ...

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Intimate Enemies

Some romances are like a two-humped camel. They start off on a high, sag in the middle, improve again at the end but all the while they move at a rather predictable pace. Such was the case with Shana Abé's Intimate Enemies. Lauren MacRae is de facto head of the Clan MacRae on the Island of Sho ...

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Intimate Enemies

Shana Abé tends to write a kind of romance that I generally avoid like the plague, what I like to call the "Adversarial Romance." When she writes them, I don't seem to be bothered by the "I hate you but want to bonk you" interactions, big misunderstandings, and revenge and/or established enmity tha ...