Books by Terri Brisbin

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Rising Fire

I've enjoyed historicals by Terri Brisbin in the past. So, what to say about Rising Fire? Sadly, I spent most of the book feeling about as bored as the hero on the cover looks. The idea at the heart of this series caught my attention, but in this opening volume of the series, the story just doesn't ...

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The Highlander's Stolen Touch

The Highlander’s Stolen Touch is an earnest medieval full of well-meaning characters who try to do the right thing for their clan - whatever their personal desires might be. I liked the characters and the feeling of historical accuracy, but the plot did not quite work for me.         ...

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A Storm of Passion

Terri Brisbin has been one of my auto-buy authors for the past several years. She's written some fantastic books for Harlequin Historicals, and when I saw she had a historical paranormal in the works for Brava, I was curious to see what she would deliver. With A Storm of Passion readers get someth ...

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The King's Mistress

An author faces a great challenge in writing historical romances featuring actual historical figures. When the author isn't up to meeting that challenge, historical figures can be reduced to one-dimensional props or they can just as easily go too far in the other direction and end up overshadowing ...

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Once Forbidden

Saving Grace is probably my favorite Julie Garwood book. That being said, I thought she gave the subject of abuse a pretty light treatment. It worked for Garwood. It wouldn't have worked for many others. Which is why I began Once Forbidden with some hope. Terri Brisbin's heroine endures a hellish we ...

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The Queen's Man

I enjoyed Terri Brisbin's debut book, A Love Through Time, quite a lot, but I closed her third novel disappointed. The characters never connected with me, which made it really hard to care about them. Sharon Reynolds is a museum curator specializing in ancient clothing. Her reputation is in ta ...

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A Matter of Time

Think of eating white rice without any kind of seasoning or accompaniment, and that pretty much sums up reading A Matter of Time. It's certainly not a bad book, but while I wasn't cringing in horror, I wasn't enthralled either. Douglas MacKendimen is hunky doctor with a strange heritage. His p ...

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A Love Through Time

Those of you who complain that your medieval romances are not real enough, this book is for you. Terri Brisbin's first novel is a time travel that takes the reader to medieval Scotland. As part of a tour group on a vacation to Scotland, Maggie Hobbs ends up in the village of Dunn ...