Fiction

B
A Man Most Worthy

Wealthy, successful, 30-something John Sebastian appears to have it all - millions of dollars in the bank, a highly successful business, and a young girlfriend whom he can afford to set up in a townhouse. He even gives generously to charities, albeit for tax write-off purposes. So why does his life ...

A-
The Time Traveler's Wife

On an autumn day in 1977, six year old Clare Abshire goes outside to the meadow behind her house to practice her penmanship. There she finds a very naked 36-year-old Henry DeTamble. Clare knows she shouldn't talk to strangers, but this stranger knows her name and he seems to know her. He tells a fan ...

A-
Babyville

To put it simply, reading Babyville was a revelation to me. I experienced it like a completely unexpected sock to the gut - it knocked the wind out of me and left me gasping for air. Reading this novel was an emotional journey I didn't expect to take. It rose above stereotyped characters and you-can ...

C+
Brilliant

Marne Davis Kellogg specializes in female protagonists who are not what you'd consider warm and fuzzy. Edgy and decadent, yes. Cute and cuddly? Uh, no. Back in the mid/late 90s she wrote an enjoyable mystery series featuring Lilly, a female Marshal in Wyoming who runs her own security firm. Lilly ...

B+
Blessings

When I was in high school, I poured over the fiction section at my local B. Dalton. I'd look at it so often, I knew where every book went and when something new had been added. Pretty much everything I read came from that part of the store, and I never really wandered into the romance section (well, ...

D
Love Don't Live Here Anymore

Denene Miller and her husband Nick Chiles are known for their What Brothers Think, What Sistahs Know series of non-fiction relationship books. They make their fiction debut with Love Don't Live Here Anymore, which tells the story of Randy Murphy and Mikki Chance-Murphy in chapters with alternate poi ...

B
Savannah Blues

Savannah Blues is a book that I've been meaning to read for awhile. Last summer, Mary Kay Andrews name cropped up as someone to try if you liked Jennifer Crusie. I made a note of it. Unfortunately, time passed and the note got stuffed somewhere, and I didn't actually pick Andrews up until her book w ...

C-
Understudy

Carole Bellacera is an author I've been wanting to try for some time. Her first three novels met with a great deal of acclaim, including positive reviews from several of my AAR colleagues. I can only assume Understudy was the wrong place to start and that her earlier books were better than this slic ...

A
The Rescue

Out of frustration that such a wonderful novel would slip through the cracks and not be read by a large population of romance readers, I took the suggestion of Robin, LLB and Patricia S. and here I am, writing a review. Am I nervous? You betcha, but here goes. It is true that up until this book, ...

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Lost Souls of the Witches' Castle

Before I get to the review of this book, I have one thing to say: Isn't Lost Souls of the Witches' Castle a great title? Editors seem determined that romance novels should have the most forgettable titles possible. Teri DuLong's book was published by a small press, which must be why she was allow ...