Books by Stella Cameron

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Cypress Nights

The blurb for Stella Cameron's Cypress Nights didn't do much for me, but I make it a habit never to judge a book by its cover...or blurb. As it turns out, the set up between the hero and heroine seemed ridiculous, and when I finished reading, I realized I hadn't liked the book at all, but for reason ...

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A Useful Affair

I often wonder if authors find it hard to come up with new and interesting variations on common themes. After all, how many dukes and lords can find everlasting romantic happiness with beautiful ladies before we run out? With that in mind, Stella Cameron’s latest, A Useful Affair, looked rather i ...

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Kiss Them Goodbye

Stella Cameron revisits the small town of Toussaint, Louisiana in her latest, a place so crime-ridden one can't help but wonder why the residents bother to stick around. As I read this tale, I tried my hardest to find more than the most minute redeeming qualities, but the task was beyond me. ...

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About Adam

Back in the 90's Stella Cameron used to be an author on my auto-buy list. I was a big fan of both her historical and contemporary novels and the unique voice that was very different in style from other authors I was reading at the time. That's really changed in the past five years or so. After strug ...

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The Orphan

There's something kind of creepy to me about a man who falls in love with a woman because he believes she's helpless and in need of rescue. And, since this plot would likely induce the gag factor in most modern day readers, it's fortunate that the heroine finds something kind of creepy about it, too ...

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Tell Me Why

Stella Cameron's latest novel Tell Me Why is the drawn-out story of two characters about whom we're told a great deal without ever feeling like we actually know them. The story could be interesting with compelling characters, but lacking those, it felt distinctly blah. Carolee Burns is a world f ...

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7B

7B was my first Stella Cameron, and I found the premise intriguing. A single woman wishes to have a child and decides to ask her dearest male friend to be the father. There have been movies with a similar plot, but this is the first time I've seen it set in the 1800s. Unfortunately, instead of a st ...

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Finding Ian

Finding Ian is Stella Cameron's first "big" book in the sense that it is neither genre romance nor romantic suspense. It is "women's fiction." Though there is a romance between Byron Frazer and Jade Perron, the book is more concerned with with Byron and Jade finding themselves rather than each oth ...

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Glass Houses

I looked forward to reading Glass Houses because I've enjoyed Stella Cameron's work in the past, especially Sheer Pleasures, True Bliss, and Pure Delights. Unfortunately, this book is not in the same class. The story opens with Aiden Flynn, police detective, in fellow policeman Ryan ...

F
All Smiles

All Smiles is the first novel I've ever read by hugely popular author Stella Cameron. I was looking forward to it, but my hopes were almost immediately crushed. I have a lot to say about this book, so I'll try to keep my plot summary short. When Meg Smiles's minister father died, she was l ...