Books by Anne Stuart

D+
The Widow

I love Anne Stuart's books. There are some that I can read over and over again with the greatest pleasure. To Love A Dark Lord, Cinderman, One More Valentine, and Crazy Like A Fox are some of her titles that I have especially enjoyed. Her last book, Shadows At Sunset was a darn good mystery, and whe ...

B-
Wild Thing

There's something about the Jungle Boy trope that's enormously appealing to me. As a child, I devoured all of the Jungle Books, and Wild at Heart by Patricia Gaffney is one of my all-time favorite romances. Perhaps it's the contradictory yet intriguing mixture of wildness and innocence present in bo ...

B-
Shadows at Sunset

This book should come with a warning label: Book is better than it sounds: Shadows at Sunset has cute in-love ghosts, childish adult millionaire's children and Hollywood. My initial reaction was ...not good. Am I the only one surprised to read funny ghosts in an Anne Stuart novel? But in spite of th ...

B
Lady Fortune

This story is a departure from Ms. Stuart's previous works. The hero was not as tortured, and there was almost a light-hearted tone throughout the story. Maybe the term would be dim, not dark, but not truly light either. Nicholas Strangefellow is not what he seems. The King's Fool is anything but ...

A
To Love a Dark Lord

Anne Stuart's To Love a Dark Lord is aptly named, for the hero is about as dark and tortured as a reader is likely to find. He's well matched, however, as Stuart is wont to do, both by an equally tormented heroine, as well as a set of secondary characters whose romance is nearly as tantalizing as th ...

C
Shadow Lover

When the musical Pal Joey first opened on Broadway, a critic who loved its wonderful music but was repelled by its amoral characters asked if it were possible to draw good water from a foul well. In the case of Shadow Lover, can you have a good book populated with characters, none of whom are sympat ...

A
Cinderman

Some readers may wonder why I do so many series romance reviews, but when I come across a special story, I want to make sure that credit is given where credit is due. Anne Stuart has been writing for many years. For me, however, she's a new author, and one whom I find myself thoroughly enjoying. Cin ...

B+
Crazy Like a Fox

This novel takes some classic standbys of the Gothic novel and transforms them. If you like the Gothic mood, you'll find it in this book. A mansion in Louisiana, an eccentric family, a charming hero who may be insane, and a glimpse of New Orleans during Mardi Gras. This novel also has something most ...

B-
Lord of Danger

Anne Stuart's Prince of Danger is so well written that it took me awhile to determine why I didn't enjoy it as much as I could have. This author is an expert story-teller and it is easy to become caught up in her mastery. In fact, I whipped through the first half of this book before I knew it. But i ...

A
A Rose at Midnight

I first picked this book up at a used-book store and thought "Omigod, what a lousy cover!" I'm glad I didn't judge the book by the cover, for this book is surely keeper material. A Rose at Midnight begins with cook Ghislaine de Lorgny planning the murder of her employer's unscrupulous rakehell co ...