Reviews by Lynn Spencer

B-
No Conventional Miss

I think I've just found my fun read for Halloween. No Conventional Miss is a pleasant debut with just a touch of the supernatural to it. It's rough around the edges in a few spots, but still a very worthy read. As the book opens, Amaryllis("Rilla") and Imogene Gibson have arrived i ...

F
Avelynn

Where do I even start with the book? It doesn't happen often, but occasionally I read a book that has so many less-than-redeeming qualities contained within its pages that I scarcely know where to begin. That, in a nutshell, describes Avelynn, quite possibly the worst Viking romance I've ever read. ...

C
Person of Interest

Most of the military suspense I've read centers on special ops and other actions out in the field. However, living near a number of military installations and knowing a number of folks in various branches of military service, some of the more interesting stories I hear involve happenings on base. So ...

A-
Heat Exchange

With Heat Exchange, Shannon Stacey kicks off a new series based around Boston firefighters. If they're all going to be as good as this installment, I'm definitely coming back for more! I first encountered Stacey with her Kowalski series. I enjoyed her writing because while her stories contain som ...

B
Lead Me Not

When readers think of male/male romance, they don't usually think of inspirational romance. However, issues of orientation and how those intersect with religious belief play an important role in the lives of many same-sex couples I have known. While not without its flaws, Lead Me Not shows issues o ...

B
Four Nights to Forever

I think I - and most folks I know - have had at least a passing fantasy about hot guys in ski resorts. Four Nights to Forever pretty much brings that to life. Add in a mature, newly divorced heroine trying to figure out what she really does want in life, and you end up with story both steamy and po ...

A-
Pursued by the Rogue

I think we can all agree that Romlandia abounds with rogues. Indeed, they appear nearly as plentiful as dukes. Sometimes "rogue" is code for what seems to be the Regency version of a frat boy, but in other cases, the word "rogue" seems to be code for, "The hero is a really nice guy but I have to use ...

B
Whispers at Court

It's always a pleasure to read a historical that truly feels, well...historical. Whispers at Court is such a book. Set during the Hundred Years' War, this tale of English nobility and their French captives was sweetly romantic, and the historical backdrop fascinated me. Cecily, C ...

B-
The Midwife's Tale

I think The Midwife's Tale might be the first Pennsylvania-set book I've read in ages that doesn't have an Amish person in sight. Instead, readers get to visit a sleepy 19th century country town and follow the adventures of the local midwife as she treats patients and starts to find a love story of ...

C
A Love Like Ours

Now here's a book that I think will be polarizing. On the one hand, the writing is strong, the characters likable, and the conflict quite emotional. I love friends-to-lovers stories and I'm enjoying a lot of the current crop of inspy romance writers, so for a while I was lapping up A Love Like Our ...