Reviews by Janet Webb

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The Pursuits of Lord Kit Cavanaugh

The Pursuits of Lord Kit Cavanaugh is a delightful read that took me back to Lauren’s earliest, subtle Regencies, with the added fillip of strong, sensual protagonists that her readers have come to expect in recent years.  Something else that I enjoyed - learning about the titular ‘pursuits’ ...

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Good Time Cowboy

Maisey Yates is the queen of star-crossed lovers. She illuminates the couples’ struggles poignantly and believably. With Yates, honorable decisions don’t preclude self-awareness and honesty. Even if the honesty is reserved for the privacy of one’s own mind, like Lindy admitting to herself that ...

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One Perfect Kiss

Jaci Burton’s One Perfect Kiss is somewhat of an opposites attract love story. It’s number eight in Burton’s Hope series with Hope being both a fictional town near Tulsa and a state of mind. Hope High English teacher Josie Barnes had a rough childhood - her single mother raised her, when she w ...

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Alaskan Holiday

Every Debbie Macomber Christmas story has a comforting traditional familiarity that her fans relish - and I am one of them. Alaskan Holiday reaches its conclusion during the holiday season, but its focus is very modern. Before Josie Avery starts working at Seattle’s hottest chef-owned restauran ...

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Four Funerals and Maybe a Wedding

Lady Georgiana cannot believe her good fortune. At last she’s going to marry Darcy! The invitations have been sent: at 2 pm, Saturday, 27th July, at The Church of the Immaculate Conception in Mayfair, she’ll wed the Honorable Darcy Byrne O’Mara. Georgiana is staying with her friend Princess Zo ...

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Herons Landing

It’s a cause for celebration when a favorite author gifts us with a new series. Welcome to Herons Landing, the first of JoAnn Ross’s new Honeymoon Harbor series. Honeymoon Harbor is a town in the Pacific Northwest - rest assured, it’s full of stories to be told. Brianna Mannion grew up in H ...

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The Master of Grex

A new book by Joan Wolf is a cause for celebration. Wolf has an incredible backlist - read one of her books and it won’t be your last. Let’s deconstruct the plot of her recent book, The Master of Grex. Daniel Dereham’s entrance into London society is curiously reminiscent of Alexandre Dumas ...

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Someone to Care

Be still my heart: Someone to Care is a love story starring two damaged and flawed grownups. Two years after learning that her marriage was bigamous, Viola Kingsley, once the Countess of Riverdale, is by no means recovered. All the love showered on her by her devoted family is not enough to lift her ...

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A Rogue of Her Own

How much do I love reading anything by Grace Burrowes—bring ‘em on: novellas, stand-alones, her continuing series. All of the above! When I read A Rogue of Her Own, the fourth and last of the Windham Brides series, my brain was flooded with the phrase, 10 Things I Love About Grace Burrowes. With ...