Books by Syrie James

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Duke Darcy's Castle

Syrie James’ Duke Darcy’s Castle combines some interesting ideas with some poor or clichéd ones.  Ultimately the book scores just below the level of recommendation because of them. Kathryn Atherton, a college-educated architectural student and assistant, who is also an heiress, has experien ...

D
Forbidden

While I tend to gravitate to some subgenres more than others, I read across quite a few romance subgenres, and cross over into other genres of fiction as well.  I'd gotten a copy of Forbidden by Syrie James and Ryan M. James at RWA, so that 2012 release became my read for the month. I started off i ...

B
Summer of Scandal

Syrie James’ Dare to Defy series continues with its second volume, Summer of Scandal. American Madeline Atherton is determined to marry for love, not money.  A college graduate, she dreams of writing novels, but instead, her shipping magnate father has endowed her with a million dollar dowry a ...

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The Missing Manuscript of Jane Austen

I have found the growing trend of literary spin-offs to be a mixed bag; some are kind of fun, and others just seem like creatively bankrupt attempts to cash in. The Missing Manuscript of Jane Austen is a book within a book, featuring a modern heroine who finds a previously undiscovered Austen book. ...