Reviews by Keira Soleore

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A Duke in the Night

I enjoyed this book very much right from the beginning, but halfway through I fell head over heels in love with it. I thought the prequel to this book, The Lady in Red, was an 'A' read, but this is even better. He had danced with her on a dare. So begins the relationship between August Faulkne ...

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A Princess in Theory

Alyssa Cole is such a talented writer. I have liked everything I have read by her so far, and A Princess in Theory is no exception. This is a fanciful story, a modern fairytale, in which the prince of a make-believe African kingdom finds his long-lost betrothed and proceeds to beguile, lose and win ...

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Surprise Me

Told with Kinsella's signature wit, Surprise Me is a cautionary tale of how, with the best of intentions, you can easily ruin the best thing in your life. In other words, if it ain't broke, don't fix it. Marriage is a fragile relationship. It's a living bond, not an institution, and subject to th ...

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Tempest

Who hasn't read a Beverly Jenkins book? Her stories are as memorable as the author herself, and I am delighted to have this opportunity to review one of her novels. Tempest is a western mail-order bride story, and I'm in awe of the heroine's willingness to start a new life in a new land all by herse ...

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A Distant Heart

I have not read Sonali Dev before, but I’ve heard such wonderful things about her books that I was eager to start by reading A Distant Heart. Her voice is so unique and the story she has woven is so beautiful and emotionally wrenching that I'm still thinking of the people in her story days after ...

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The Uncommon Reader

This is such a charming book about Queen Elizabeth II and the subversive power of reading. Alan Bennett is one of England's foremost writers, and while this short novel is a departure from his usual fare of plays, he certainly has the flair for quiet, amusing, and sharply observant tales. "Now that ...

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A Perfect Match

Rachel Knowles is a widely acknowledged authority on Georgian and Regency history, and her blogs are always an informational read. Her expertise is clearly evident in the tiniest of details in A Perfect Match, and I delighted in the authenticity of the story. This is a low-angst tale that proceeds a ...

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A Texas Christmas Past

I enjoy westerns and I enjoy Julia Justiss' work, so I was eager to pick this up, but sadly, it ended up disappointing me. Whereas her Regency historical voice is assured and nuanced, the writing here felt flat and as though she was trying too hard. I'm not sure if it is the novella-length of the bo ...

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A Midnight Feast

After months of watching NASA videos on YouTube of shuttle launches and various spacecrafts and astronaut interviews and the movie Hidden Figures, this sixth book in the Fly Me to the Moon series fell on fertile imagination and I loved it. Former World War II pilot Mitch Dunsford loves his job as ...

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Hamilton's Battalion: A Trio of Romances

It is rare when all the stories of an anthology please, but Hamilton's Battalion is one such collection. It's an inspiring book for our time and one of the most heartwarming and hopeful books I've read this year. These novellas are set during the Revolutionary War in the year 1781 when Colonel A ...