Books by Virginia Kantra

B
Meg & Jo

Meg and Jo is a charming – but yet another modern retelling of -  Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel, Little Women. Though there have been a ton of retellings of the novel released in latter days (such as 2017’s The Spring Girls), Meg and Jo stands apart for injecting a little bit of Southern ...

B
Carolina Dreaming

I was excited to see Virginia Kantra’s latest Dare Island romance on the review list. I’ve read and enjoyed the previous entries and was intrigued by this heroine in the earlier books. While not perfect, I found the hero and heroine strong, interesting characters, and enjoyed this entry as well. ...

B+
Carolina Blues

What is there to say about this book? It’s good. It’s really good. It’s a great addition to an already great series. Of course, just saying that it’s good and I think you should read it doesn’t make for much of a review, so I’ll try to elaborate. Carolina Blues is the fo ...

B+
Carolina Home

I have at least three books that I am slogging through, that I would love for my new puppy to chew up so I could tell the powers to be – sorry my puppy ate the book. But does she get those? Of course not, she picks Carolina Home. Luckily for me I read it before she got hold of it because it's a t ...

C+
Sea Witch

When Blythe offered me Sea Witch, she knew I'd jump at the chance to read and review a selkie romance. One of my two favorite romance short stories is a selkie story, and whenever I get the chance to mention John Sayles' The Secret of Roan Inishe (like this), I do. Unfortunately, Virginia Kantra's l ...

C-
Home Before Midnight

Home Before Midnight was competently written, but it never engaged me as other books by Virginia Kantra (particularly her series romances) have done in the past. I simply did not bond with the characters and the plot never really came together in a satisfactory way. Bailey Wells ...

C
Close-Up

Virginia Kantra is a favorite of many series romance readers, and I was curious to try her first single title novel. Though Close-Up starts off with a promising plot, pacing more suited to a shorter format, together with an imbalance between the suspense and romance plots, make it a rather average ...

B+
Stolen Memory

I admit it: I love amnesia books, especially where the amnesiac is the hero. I know it’s overused and medically inaccurate, but something about a strong man made uncertain and confused by a loss of memory really appeals to me. It’s not just an effective romance novel plot point, either: I’ ...

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Guilty Secrets

It's very challenging to write a category novel with serious depth to it since the rules of the format are strict and the page allotment low. Challenges notwithstanding, several authors, including Virginia Kantra, manage to do a wonderful job of bringing their series titles to life. While Kantra's ...

B
Her Beautiful Assassin

I've read some plot and character types I usually avoid as I make my way through the Family Secrets series. In Virginia Kantra's Her Beautiful Assassin, it's the dreaded (or depending on your preference, beloved) Navy SEAL hero. The good news is, this is the best book yet in the series, good enou ...