Books by Laura Kinsale

B+
The Dream Hunter

The first time I read The Dream Hunter, three years ago, I didn't like it. At all. I don't remember specific reasons, but I recorded a D as my grade for it in my personal reading log. I suspect I disliked the heroine and grew impatient for the slow-to-arrive resolution. My, how I have changed. I ...

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Midsummer Moon

Midsummer Moon is one of the greatest, unacknowledged romantic comedy novels and a true Desert Isle Keeper. Of course, it’s written by Laura Kinsale, queen of the Dark, Tormented Romance, so a laff-out-loud book isn’t quite the first thing you’d expect from her. Ransom Falconer, Duke of Dam ...

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My Sweet Folly

My Sweet Folly opens with a series of charming letters from Lt. Robert Cambourne to his cousin's wife. The correspondence begins almost by accident with Robert writing to his elderly cousin Charles Hamilton about a minor estate matter and being answered by Charles' lonely twenty year old wife, Folie ...

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Uncertain Magic

Uncertain Magic was first published in 1987 and is currently in its seventh printing. This was the first Laura Kinsale book I ever read so I didn't know what to expect. I just pulled it off of Borders' romance shelf because of its pretty cover. What a wonderful surprise to discover this author on a ...

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The Shadow and the Star

When I read Laura Kinsale's unique and startling first novel, I remember thinking either it was a fluke or I had just come across one of the best writers in the history of the romance genre. Her subsequent works proved that she was no fluke, but in my opinion it wasn't until The Shadow and the Star ...

C
Midsummer Moon

Midsummer Moon is an intriguing read. Not a book to pick up and leaf through at odd moments, it requires some effort on the part of the reader to grasp what the author offers in the way of characterization, theme, and complexity of plot. <!-- var browName = navigator.appName; var SiteID = 1; ...