Reviews by Pandora's Box

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The Veiled Web

A Blast from the Past review originally published on December 22, 1999 The Veiled Web by Catherine Asaro is an intricately plotted romance set in 2010. The story brings together a ballerina, Lucia del Mar, who spends virtually all of her spare time on the World Wide Web (WWW), and Rashid al-Jazari ...

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On a Highland Shore

Margaret MacDonald is two weeks away from her wedding day in Kathleen Givens' On A Highland Shore when she finds her betrothed in bed with her best friend.  Heartbroken, she swears she will not marry Lachlan, but he is cousin to King Alexander and her family needs the alliance her marriage will bri ...

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The Perfect Stranger

Faith Merridew left the safety of London society to elope with the love of her life. Months later, though, when they are married and living in Paris, she discovers her husband is a bigamist. She flees Paris intending to return home, with little money, no resources, and with only the clothes on her ...

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Don't Look Down

Lucy Armstrong, a successful director of television commercials, has supposedly been given her big break to direct the filming of the last four days of action shots for the movie Don’t Look Down. Few directors would want to finish up someone else’s movie, but the money is too good to pass up. Al ...

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The Burning

Ann Van Helsing had a gift that was more like a curse: when she touched someone, she knew their entire life story along with their emotions of anger, hate, love etc. This "gift" kept Ann isolated on her estate with her uncle, afraid to touch anyone and feared by the villagers, who thought her a witc ...

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Deadly Kisses

In Deadly Kisses Brenda Joyce continues the saga of the investigating career of socialite Francesca Cahill. Francesca is engaged to Calder Hart at the beginning of the book, but they are both immediately plunged into a murder involving his former mistress which threatens their lives and love. Cal ...

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Every Breath You Take

Kate Donovan is still dealing with grief over the loss of her father when she heads to St. Maarten with her long-time boyfriend, Evan. Evan soon has to return to Chicago to work on a case, and he leaves Kate alone on the island. Mitchell Wyatt has only recently learned that he is the illegitimate so ...

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Regency Christmas Courtship

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There is a staff review of this book as well Regency Christmas Courtship is Signet's annual Regency romance/holiday anthology. This year it features stories by five authors, four of whom - Nancy Butler, Edith Layton, Barbara Metzger, and Andrea Pickens (aka Andrea DaRif) - have gone on from trad Re ...

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His Dark Desires

His Dark Desires is set in Reconstruction Era New Orleans. Heroine Juliet Boucheron is still dealing with the after-effects of the war. Her husband disappeared with thousands of dollars in Confederate gold, and as a result, she and her son have been shunned by all of their friends. They also have li ...

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Surrender To a Wicked Spy

When Olivia Cheltenham's ambitious mother shoves her into the Thames, Dane Calwell leaps to her rescue. Only one problem: this Viking God-lookalike gets stuck in the mud and has to be rescued by Olivia! Dane is so taken by Olivia that he immediately offers for her, but insists on a quick wedding ...